The Pretender

The Pretender – Someone to Trust

by Alan Rapp on April 27, 2021

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  • Title: The Pretender – Someone to Trust
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“Trust can kill you or set you free.”

The Pretender - Someone to Trust TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode featuring a man who can be anyone he wants to be. Jarod‘s (Michael T. Weiss) latest job posing as an arsonist to take down a crooked developer takes unexpected turns when Jarod falls for the man’s wife (Julia Campbell) and her husband dies in a fiery explosion that has the local sheriff (Eric Pierpoint) look at both of them as suspects. There’s some nice chemistry between the pair, and in another timeline (where she didn’t plan to frame him and kill him) it would have been interesting go see what could have been. Jarod’s feelings for the widow cloud his judgement enough that he almost becomes the patsy she planned for, using both Jarod and the sheriff to get rid of her husband and claim the $10 million estate for herself.

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  • Title: The Pretender – Once in a Blue Moon
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“Sometimes, even the Devil deserves a little privacy.”

The Pretender - Once in a Blue Moon television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode featuring a man who can be anyone he wants to be. A ghost from the past comes back to haunt Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) when a child is kidnapped in a manner that matches that of a serial killer he helped catch as a boy. Although the original Blue Moon Killer (Michael Des Barres) is still incarcerated, someone new is following his patterns which means the kidnapped girl only has a couple of days to live. Under the role of Special Agent Jarod Ressler of the Justice Department, Jarod talks with the original killer (whose mind he couldn’t get into years ago soon enough to save his last victim). The set-up is obvious nod to The Silence of the Lambs as he attempts to get into the man’s head who proves able to push Jarod’s buttons as well.

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The Pretender – Hope and Prey

by Alan Rapp on August 20, 2020

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“Follow the circle.”

The Pretender - Hope and Prey television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to another episode featuring a man who can be anyone he wants to be. Both Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) and Miss Parker search for answers about Jarod’s father. For Jarod, that means a trip to a Native American reservation where a friend of his father’s has answers he would like to offer. Unfortunately, Mike (Gregory Cruz) on the run from bounty hunters (one of whom is played by Susan Gibney) leading Jarod to temporarily take up the profession to find the missing man and discover who among the group wants him brought in dead rather than alive. In true Pretender fashion, Jarod discovers the land broker who would profit from Mike’s death and lays a trap allowing Jarod a chance to talk with the boy his father saved decades ago and find a new clue in the patch from an old Air Force uniform. Jarod’s journey may not offer much in the way of answers, but it does teach him that his father was a good man, and finally fill in the face of the man (David Cowgill) he could never remember.

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The Pretender – Crazy

by Alan Rapp on April 14, 2020

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The Pretender - Crazy television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode featuring a man who can be anyone he wants to be. The Third Season of The Pretender opens with Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) in a mental institution raving about those out to get him while The Centre puts the pieces back together after the explosion that destroyed SL-27 and left Sydney (Patrick Bauchau) temporarily without sight. While Miss Parker (Andrea Parker) is still in control of the search for Jarod, she’s given unexpected, and unwanted, assiatance by the the return of Mr. Lyle (Jamie Denton). Lyle’s return will earn Syndey a reprieve from Centre justice and answer a linger question about Miss Parker’s family tree.

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The Pretender – Bazooka Jarod

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2016

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The Pretender - Bazooka Jarod TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to another episode of The Pretender. While Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) joins the Navy as the Operation Officer on the U.S.S. Monroe to investigate the recent tragic accident that cost one man his life and leaves another (Kevin Patrick Walls) haunted by the presumed guilt of being responsible, he leaves breadcrumbs for Miss Parker (Andrea Parker) leading her to a Delaware children’s home connected to her mother’s file of rescued children. As she takes baby steps to begin questioning what really happened to her mother, and why, Parker is warned by Sydney (Patrick Bauchau) that searching for answers The Centre wants kept buried could lead to a similar fate.

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