Last Rewatch: 28/11/2016 - 10/5/2017 - Current Rewatch: 2023/09/10 - 

Jarod's new mission in life is to help people in need with his gift, and to find out what really happened to his allegedly dead parents. Only, Miss Parker and her team are out to get him...

The Pretender aired from September 1996 till May 13th 2000. It ran four seasons and there were two movies released by TNT in 2001. The first one called "Pretender 2001" and the other one "The Island of the Haunted". Unfortunately the planned third movie, to give the show a well deserved closure, was cancelled, presumably because the low ratings of the first two movies? I honestly don't know but this seems logical. I've watched The Pretender somewhere between 5 to 10 times, last time in 2017. The Pretender is one of my all time favorite TV shows ever made.


Of course you ask yourself, but has this anything to do with SCI-FI? At most there are some SCI-FI elements in there, what happens in The Centre hopefully is SCI-FI! Jarod capabilities perhaps? Anyway, when I saw IMDb labelling it "Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi", I knew I had an excuse to add The Pretender to this website. I know some of you think it doesn't belong here, and some of you do think it belongs here but it is what it is.


This is really an exceptional show, with fantastic actors, really great story telling. Of course the show was one huge arc: Jarod escapes and tries to find his parents. And The Centre, in the person of Miss Parker, is trying to bring him "home". If you haven't ever watched this, it is highly recommended!


Plot (IMDb):

Jarod is a pretender, a very intelligent person with the ability to slide into somebody else's personality. For that purpose, he has been taken from his family as a child in order to work for a secret agency called The Centre. But recently, he escaped. 

The Pretender Season 1 - Trailer & Opening Theme

Episode Guide

Season 1:

  1. Pilot
  2. Every Picture Tells a Story
  3. Flyer
  4. Curious Jarod
  5. The Paper Clock
  6. To Serve and Protect
  7. A Virus Among Us
  8. Not Even a Mouse
  9. Mirage
  10. The Better Part of Valor
  11. Bomb Squad
  12. Prison Story
  13. Bazooka Jarod
  14. Ranger Jarod
  15. Jaroldo!
  16. Under the Reds
  17. Keys
  18. Unhappy Landings
  19. Jarod's Honor
  20. Baby Love
  21. The Dragon House (1)
  22. The Dragon House (2)

Season 2:

  1. Back From the Dead Again
  2. Scott Free
  3. Over the Edge
  4. Exposed
  5. Nip and Tuck
  6. Past Sim
  7. Collateral Damage
  8. Hazards
  9. F/X
  10. Indy Show
  11. Gigolo Jarod
  12. Toy Surprise
  13. A Stand Up Guy
  14. Unforgotten
  15. Bulletproof
  16. Silence
  17. Crash
  18. Stolen
  19. Red Rock Jarod
  20. Bank
  21. Bloodlines (1)
  22. Bloodlines (2)

Season 3:

  1. Crazy
  2. Hope and Prey
  3. Once in a Blue Moon
  4. Someone to Trust
  5. Betrayal
  6. Parole
  7. Homefront
  8. Flesh and Blood
  9. Murder 101
  10. Mr. Lee
  11. The Assassin
  12. Unsinkable
  13. Pool
  14. At the Hour of Our Death
  15. Countdown
  16. P.T.B.
  17. Ties That Bind
  18. Wake Up
  19. End Game
  20. Qallupilluit
  21. DoNotErase (1)
  22. DoNotErase (2)

Season 4:

  1. The World's Changing
  2. Survival
  3. Angel's Flight
  4. Risque Business
  5. Road Trip
  6. Extreme
  7. Wild Child
  8. Rules of Engagement
  9. 'Til Death Do Us Part
  10. Spin Doctor
  11. Cold Dick
  12. Lifeline
  13. Ghosts From the Past
  14. The Agent of Year Zero
  15. Junk
  16. School Daze
  17. Meltdown
  18. Corn Man A Comin
  19. The Inner Sense (1)
  20. The Inner Sense (2)       
  21. The Pretender 2001       
  22. The Pretender: Island of     the Haunted 

*Last 2 "episodes" in season 4 are the 2 Pretender movies

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