The Pretender, Season 1Closed Captioning
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Jarod is a Pretender — a genius whose exceptional intelligence allows him to assume various identities at will, be it doctor, test pilot, or lawyer. Taken from his parents at an early age, Jarod was brought up in the Centre, a think-tank facility where he believed his computer-like mind was being used to benefit mankind. But when he learned the simulations he solved were being sold to the highest bidder no matter what their intent, Jarod escaped. Now on the run, Jarod embarks on a search for his true identity while also attempting to balance out any wrong his simulations have caused by helping people who are as powerless as he once was.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoPilot||Having just missed Jarod on a tanker ship in Alaska, Miss Parker and Sydney track him to a hospital where he plans on exposing an alcoholic surgeon who crippled a young boy.||42:54||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoTo Serve and Protect||Jarod becomes a police officer in Miami Beach in order to solve the death of a security guard who was killed by two local policemen during a jewelry heist.||46:15||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Paper Clock||Jarod impersonates an attorney to not only free a janitor falsely accused of murder but to also expose the lawyer who protected the real killer.||46:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoNot Even a Mouse||Now a member of the coroner's unit, Jarod investigates a deadly hit-and-run accident involving a man all the homeless people knew as "Christmas George."||46:05||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Virus Among Us||Jarod takes a job at the Infectious Disease Lab in an attempt to uncover the events surrounding the disappearance of another virologist at the facility.||46:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoMirage||Jarod becomes suspicious after a survivalist, who was also part owner of a struggling skydiving school, dies during one of his many trips into the desert.||46:41||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Better Part of Valor||Jarod looks into the death of a fellow firefighter who died in a warehouse fire that was deemed arson and Miss Parker tries out a new method for tracking Jarod.||46:46||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoPotato Head Blues (A.K.A. Bomb Squad)||While Jarod joins the bomb squad and searches for a crazed bomber, the Centre's Mr. Raines is put in charge of searching for the person who is leaking information to Jarod.||46:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoPrison Story||While Miss Parker struggles with a painful ulcer, Jarod becomes a prison guard in an attempt to save an innocent man from the gas chamber.||46:39||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoBazooka Jarod||While Jarod impersonates a Navy commander in order to investigate the death of a sailor onboard the U.S.S. Monroe, Sydney delivers a warning to Miss Parker.||46:42||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoRinger Jarod||When Jarod impersonates a forest ranger and joins in the search for a young student lost in the woods he finds himself falling in love with the female ranger who's his partner.||46:40||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoUnder the Reds||While Sydney tries to revive his comatose brother, Jarod pretends to be paramedic so he can investigate why a young man went into a coma after a car accident.||46:47||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoJaroldo!||Jarod pretends to be a cameraman in order to expose a TV reporter who may have created a dangerous situation between two gangs in order to get a good story for the nightly news.||46:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoKeys||When Miss Parker corners Jarod during a hurricane in Florida she's forced to come to terms with her mother's death and its startling connection to Jarod.||46:43||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoUnhappy Landings||As a U.S. Marshall Jarod tries to protect a witness who's scheduled to testify against a drug cartel, while a distraught Sydney makes an appointment with his psychiatrist.||46:43||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoJarod's Honor||An anonymous e-mail promising clues concerning his past sends Jarod to New Orleans, while Sydney receives a similar e-mail telling him to go to Minneapolis.||46:48||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoBaby Love||As Jarod tries to locate the mother of a baby he found abandoned in a dumpster, Sydney and Miss Parker discover a sub-level under the Centre that none of them knew existed.||46:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Dragon House, Pt. 1||Jarod is shocked to learn the truth concerning another boy who was at the Centre, and Miss Parker continues delving into the circumstances surrounding her mother's death.||46:47||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Dragon House, Pt. 2||Jarod is shocked to learn the truth concerning another boy who was at the Centre, and Miss Parker continues delving into the circumstances surrounding her mother's death.||46:47||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoFlyer||Jarod goes undercover as a test pilot to prove a defense contractor's new computer system was defective, causing the death of another test pilot.||46:17||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|21||Closed CaptioningVideoEvery Picture Tells a Story||Jarod poses as Lieutenant Campbell of the Coast Guard in order to figure out why a man died at sea waiting for a rescue that never came.||46:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|22||Closed CaptioningVideoCurious Jarod||In order to solve the mystery surrounding the death of a showgirl Jarod becomes head of security at a Las Vegas casino, and Sydney and Miss Parker turn to the Mob for help.||46:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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I really loved this show when it was on the air. It was interesting to watch Jarod "become" anyone he wanted/needed to be to help others. It was also great to see when he discovered new things that we take for granted but he had never heard of or experienced because of his life at the Centre - and then going totally overboard with it. (Picture someone trying a donut for the first time and then deciding that they had to try *every* flavor/type.) This happened more often in the first season than in the later ones because everything wasn't as new later on, but he never totally lost the ability to look at things with fresh eyes. I have this on DVD, so I won't be buying it personally, BUT if don't already own it, take a chance - it's a great show.
I love this show
I became addicted to this show when it was on tv and have all four seasons on DVD, I just hope they come out with the movies that TNT did. Then it would be perfect. Besides Micheal T Weiss is a Grade A piece of eye candy.
YES YES YES!!!
Yes! The Pretender was one of the greatest shows ever! Shame on them for cancelling this fantastic show for the XFL! I'm happy that itunes decided to pick up this show and im eagerly waiting for the remaing 3 seasons!