The Pretender

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Not Even a Mouse - As Christmas approaches, Jarod becomes a coroner in his effort to learn the truth about a man dressed as Santa Claus who was killed in a hit-and-run accident.
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Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) is The Pretender, a genius with the ability to flawlessly impersonate anyone in virtually any line of work. Taken from his parents as a child, mysterious organization the Centre cultivated his intellect to serve its nefarious ends. After escaping the Centre, the now fully grown Jarod travels the country wearing the guises of different occupations to dig up information on his past, help strangers and elude Centre operatives Sydney (Patrick Bauchau) and Miss Parker (Andrea Parker).
  • Season

S1/EP 1 - Pilot

Jarod, an extraordinary individual capable of assuming anyone’s identity, escapes from a mysterious corporation called the Centre, which isolated him at an early age and exploited his genius. Now, Jarod aids those who have been wronged.

S1/EP 2 - Every Picture Tells a Story

Jarod assumes the identity of a member of the Coast Guard in his attempt to uncover the truth behind a drowning at sea.

S1/EP 3 - Flyer

Jarod attempts to clear the name of a pilot blamed for the crash of a jet plane.

S1/EP 4 - Curious Jarod

Jarod becomes head of security at a Las Vegas casino as he attempts to solve the mystery behind the assault of a showgirl.

S1/EP 5 - The Paper Clock

Jarod impersonates an attorney to free a janitor imprisoned for a murder he did not commit.

S1/EP 6 - To Serve and Protect

Jarod assumes the role of police officer as he probes the death of a security guard recently reunited with his father.

S1/EP 7 - A Virus Among Us

Jarod assumes the role of police officer as he probes the death of a security guard recently reunited with his father.

S1/EP 8 - Not Even a Mouse

As Christmas approaches, Jarod becomes a coroner in his effort to learn the truth about a man dressed as Santa Claus who was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

S1/EP 9 - Mirage

Jarod investigates the death of a skydiver who met a mysterious end in the desert.

S1/EP 10 - Better Part of Valor

Jarod uncovers the truth about a firefighter who died while battling a blaze inside a warehouse.

S1/EP 11 - Bomb Squad (aka Potato Head Blues)

Jarod joins a bomb squad as he searches for a madman whose explosive device blinded a photographer.

S1/EP 12 - Prison Story

Jarod goes undercover as a prison guard to save an innocent man from the gas chamber.

S1/EP 13 - Bazooka Jarod

Jarod goes undercover as a Naval commander to avenge the shipboard death of a young sailor.

S1/EP 14 - Ranger Jarod

While impersonating a forest ranger and searching for a man lost in the woods, Jarod meets a woman who also grew up torn away from her parents, falling in love for the first time.

S1/EP 15 - Jaroldo!

Jarod investigates a gang shooting that cost an innocent TV cameraman the use of his arm.

S1/EP 16 - Under the Reds

Jarod goes undercover as a paramedic to expose a health insurance fraud. Meanwhile, Sydney tries to revive his brother, who has been in a coma since being in a car accident.

S1/EP 17 - Keys

While trying to rescue a young girl during a hurricane, Jarod gets trapped with Miss Parker and forces her to confront some truths about her mother's life and death.

S1/EP 18 - Unhappy Landings

Jarod goes undercover as a federal marshal to protect a witness scheduled to testify against a drug cartel.

S1/EP 19 - Jarod's Honor

In New Orleans, Jarod impersonates a dead hit man while also searching for a clue to his own past.

S1/EP 20 - Baby Love

Jarod finds an abandoned baby, and Sydney and Miss Parker find a hidden level in the Centre.

S1/EP 21 - The Dragon House: Part 1

Jarod tries to find an escaped convict, whom he recognizes as an old friend from the Centre.

S1/EP 22 - The Dragon House: Part 2

Jarod tries to save his brother, Kyle, and learns more about his long-lost family.

S2/EP 1 - Back from the Dead Again

On Halloween, Jarod impersonates a college professor in hopes of unraveling the mystery behind the disappearance of a med student’s brother.

S2/EP 2 - Scott Free

Jarod impersonates a safecracker to help an ex-con being blackmailed by a thief.

S2/EP 3 - Over the Edge

Jarod impersonates a rescue worker in hopes of uncovering the truth behind the apparent attempted suicide of another team member. Meanwhile, a criminal behaviorist questions Sydney, Broots and Miss Parker regarding the Raines shooting.

S2/EP 4 - Exposed

Jarod poses as a fashion photographer in hopes of flushing out a stalker who targeted a beautiful model.

S2/EP 5 - Nip and Tuck

Jarod impersonates a plastic surgeon so he can probe the tragic disfigurement of a teenage girl.

S2/EP 6 - Past Sim

Lyle utilizes one of Jarod’s simulations to help a Japanese mobster kidnap a murder witness.

S2/EP 7 - Collateral Damage

Jarod attempts to clear the name of an American soldier wrongly accused of selling classified information to the enemy during the Vietnam War.

S2/EP 8 - Hazards

An engineer attempts suicide after he is made the scapegoat for a hazardous chemical spill that claimed the lives of three co-workers. Meanwhile, Sydney threatens to kill an old enemy.

S2/EP 9 - F/X

Jarod impersonates a special effects coordinator after a stuntman is seriously injured during the filming of a television commercial.

S2/EP 10 - Indy Show

Jarod assumes the identity of a race car driver in an effort to unravel a mystery. Sydney is shocked to discover that his brother has regained consciousness.

S2/EP 11 - Gigolo Jarod

While impersonating a gigolo, Jarod discovers a plot concocted by a real estate developer to drive residents of a poor urban area from their neighborhood.

S2/EP 12 - Toy Surprise

Jarod reaches out to a guilt-ridden teenage boy whose best friend was killed in an automobile accident. Meanwhile, Miss Parker discovers that her father has been targeted for assassination.

S2/EP 13 - A Stand Up Guy

Jarod infiltrates the mob to flush out a cop killer.

S2/EP 14 - Bulletproof

Jarod impersonates a SWAT team member when a father of two is killed by a gunman. Meanwhile, Sydney discovers he has a son.

S2/EP 15 - Silence

Jarod assists a young boy who stopped speaking after witnessing a murder.

S2/EP 16 - Crash

Jarod investigates an airliner crash. Meanwhile, Miss Parker, Sydney and Broots learn more about Mr. Lyle.

S2/EP 17 - Stolen

While solving a kidnapping, Jarod recalls his own memories of being abducted by the Centre.

S2/EP 18 - Red Rock Jarod

Jarod is lured to Arizona by a mysterious message that turns out to be from Mr. Lyle.

S2/EP 19 - Bank

Jarod and Miss Parker are held hostage in a bank robbery—along with a man who holds a key to both their pasts.

S2/EP 20 - Bloodlines: Part 1

Jarod realizes the Centre intends to create another Pretender. Meanwhile, Miss Parker discovers she may have a twin brother.

S2/EP 21 - Bloodlines: Part 2

Jarod attempts to prevent the Centre from turning a young boy into a new Pretender. Meanwhile, Miss Parker searches for the identity of her twin brother.

S3/EP 1 - Crazy

Jarod impersonates a mental patient in hopes of unraveling a mystery. Meanwhile, Miss Parker searches for the identity of her brother.

S3/EP 2 - Hope and Prey

Jarod assumes the identity of a bounty hunter as he assists a Native-American man who possesses information about his father.

S3/EP 3 - Someone to Trust

Jarod falls for a beautiful woman whose husband died under mysterious circumstances.

S3/EP 4 - Flesh and Blood

Jarod joins a group of A.T.F. agents when a militia group based in the Appalachians kidnaps Sydney’s son.

S3/EP 5 - Murder 101

Jarod plays a game of cat and mouse with a group of student geniuses who may have pulled off the perfect murder.

S3/EP 6 - Mr. Lee

A mysterious Asian man anticipates Jarod’s next move by interviewing those who had emotional connections with him on past “pretends.”

S3/EP 7 - Assassination (aka The Assasin)

Jarod assists a woman who is being blackmailed into assassinating a politician. Meanwhile, Miss Parker finds herself attracted to a handsome stranger.

S3/EP 8 - Unsinkable

Jarod assists a man caught in the middle of a turf war being waged by Atlantic City loan sharks.

S3/EP 9 - In the Hour of Our Death

Jarod struggles to survive in remote wilderness following a plane crash. Meanwhile, doctors attempt to save Miss Parker’s life after she collapses at the Centre.

S3/EP 10 - Countdown

Jarod travels to Mexico to free a ruthless prison inmate whose son is in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

S3/EP 11 - P.T.B.

A radio personality who specializes in conspiracy theories finds himself the target of a vengeful listener.

S3/EP 12 - Ties That Bind

Jarod assists a boy whose father apparently committed suicide under mysterious circumstances.

S3/EP 13 - Quallupilluit

Jarod searches for his father at a remote arctic research station.

S3/EP 14 - Donoterase: Part 1

Jarod and his father investigate a Centre cloning project.

S3/EP 15 - Donoterase: Part 2

Major Charles and Jarod attempt to rescue Jarod’s clone from the Centre.

S4/EP 1 - The World's Changing

Jarod searches for nuclear researchers targeted by the Centre.

S4/EP 2 - Survival

Jarod investigates the mysterious suicide of an officer at an Army survival training ground.

S4/EP 3 - Angel's Flight

Jarod searches for a missing teenage girl linked to a young magician.

S4/EP 4 - Risque Business

Jarod poses as a sex therapist to investigate a brutal attack on a young female psychologist.

S4/EP 5 - Road Trip

Jarod falls in love with a cancer-stricken young woman on the run from an abusive boyfriend.

S4/EP 6 - Extreme

Jarod investigates the cause of a bungled bungee jump that put a man into a coma.

S4/EP 7 - Wild Child

Jarod rescues a "wild child" from a research scientist who's using the young girl for an experiment.

S4/EP 8 - Rules of Engagement

Jarod, acting as a FBI special agent, quells a hospital hostage situation.

S4/EP 9 - Til Death Do Us Part

Miss Parker attempts to identify Thomas’ murderer on the anniversary of his death.

S4/EP 10 - Spin Doctor

Jarod investigates the suspicious suicide of a secret service agent who saved his life years before.

S4/EP 11 - Cold Dick

A wannabe detective entangles Jarod in a web of intrigue involving a missing showgirl and a murdered nightclub owner.

S4/EP 12 - Lifeline

Jarod protects a female agent working undercover in a gun/money laundering operation.

S4/EP 13 - Ghost from the Past

Jarod impersonates a white supremacist in order to infiltrate a hate group out to kill a pastor and his family.

S4/EP 14 - The Agent of Year Zero

Jarod helps expose the true identify of a Cambodian colonel who Lyle plans to use as a pipeline for smuggling heroin into the United States.

S4/EP 15 - Junk

Posing as a drug addict, Jarod infiltrates a disreputable drug rehabilitation center to rescue a young mother fighting for custody of her son.

S4/EP 16 - School Daze

Jarod seeks to thwart a murderer out to eliminate a boy who is part of the witness protection program.

S4/EP 17 - Meltdown

Jarod joins a group of small-time criminals to expose the murderer of a young girl.

S4/EP 18 - Corn Man a Comin'

Clues from a videotape help Jarod track down a kidnapped daughter and mother.

S4/EP 19 - Inner Sense: Part 1

Jarod and his father, Major Charles, investigate the attempted murder of Jarod’s journalist sister, Emily.

S4/EP 20 - Inner Sense: Part 2

Jarod and Miss Parker frantically attempt to locate their half brother, Ethan, before he can destroy a hotel filled with international diplomats.

S5/EP 1 - The Pretender 2001

Jarod reunites with two old friends and unleashes some powerful Centre revelations. Also Jarod and Miss Parker learn more about their pasts.

S5/EP 2 - The Pretender: Island of the Haunted

Through a series of bizarre circumstances, Jarod and Miss Parker find themselves trapped together on a strange island in a life and death situation, out of which come some of the most important revelations about their pasts.