The Pretender

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1. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Pilot (1996)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod is the new doctor at a NYC hospital, trying to expose negligence and a cover-up that led to a young boy being paralyzed.

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 126

2. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Every Picture Tells a Story (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod joins a Coast Guard search-and-rescue team to reveal what really happened to a missing fisherman.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, William Sanderson

Votes: 97

3. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Curious Jarod (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod gets himself hired as head of security at a major Vegas casino to bring justice to a showgirl beaten into a coma.

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Gregg Henry

Votes: 86

4. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: The Paper Clock (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod joins a high powered law firm to free a man framed for murder.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Gerry McIntyre

Votes: 80

5. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: To Serve and Protect (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod joins the Miami police force to expose a couple of cops running their own burglary ring that lead to the death - and framing - of a young security guard.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Charles Rocket

Votes: 78

6. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: A Virus Among Us (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod joins a CDC-like group to investigate the suspicious disappearance of a virologist who worked there. He also befriends Ben, a friendly and enthusiastic but not very talented classic musician, and catches some cockroaches for Parker.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Polito

Votes: 75

7. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Not Even a Mouse (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod joins the medical examiner's office to expose who killed a popular homeless man in a hit and run.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Wendel Meldrum

Votes: 88

8. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Mirage (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jerod poses as a parachute jump instructor to take down a murderer.

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jim Haynie

Votes: 73

9. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: The Better Part of Valor (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod joins a firefighting company to determine if a firefighter's death was due to arson.

Director: Anson Williams | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Michael O'Neill

Votes: 73

10. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Bomb Squad (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod joins the bomb squad to find the "Fax Bomber" to bring justice for the female photographer who got blinded by an explosion.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 75

11. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Prison Story (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Oscar L. Costo | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Brock Peters

Votes: 73

12. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Bazooka Jarod (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Leon Russom

Votes: 68

13. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Ranger Jarod (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod pretends to be a former Army Ranger with mountain training to join the search for a student lost in the woods and finds himself falling in love with the female volunteer who's his partner.

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 83

14. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Jaroldo! (1997)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod goes to work at TV news station to find out why a cameraman was shot and lost the use of his arm. He learns that the reporter who was with him may have arranged the whole thing to make the story more sensational.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 77

15. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Under the Reds (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Charles Siebert | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Taylor Negron

Votes: 67

16. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Keys (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 71

17. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Unhappy Landings (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod becomes a U.S. Marshal to find who killed a witness who was under the Marshals' protection.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Cindy Pickett

Votes: 60

18. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Jarod's Honor (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod assumes the identity of a deceased hit-man in order to save the targets life and bring down the man who hired him.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Gailard Sartain

Votes: 57

19. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Baby Love (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod seeks to reunite a woman with her baby and exact justice on the men who are responsible for taking him. Meanwhile Miss Parker and Sidney discover secret files in SL-27.

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Natalie Canerday

Votes: 61

20. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Dragon House: Part 1 (1997)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A sociopath escapes from Prison. Seeing the news report, Jarod recognizes Kyle, another Pretender that used to live in the Center as a boy.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 81

21. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Dragon House: Part 2 (1997)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod sees his mother for the first time. Mr. Raines is nearly killed and is severely injured.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 75

22. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Back from the Dead Again (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Jarod continues to deal with the death of his brother, Miss Parker and Sydney suddenly find themselves dealing with two new operatives at the Centre: Mr. Lyle and Brigitte.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 77

23. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Scott Free (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod sees a man being harassed by some others. He discovers the men harassing him are a crew of thieves and they need him for a job. The guy implores them to find someone else because he ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 71

24. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Over the Edge (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Jarod tries to uncover the truth surrounding the apparent suicide attempt of a search and rescue team member, a criminal behaviorist at the Centre tries to discover who shot Mr. Raines.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 66

25. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Exposed (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod becomes a photographer to find out what happened to a model who died after being stalked. He discovers that another model is being stalked by the same stalker. And he sends Parker a ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Charleston | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 66

26. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Nip and Tuck (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod becomes a plastic surgeon to find out why a young girl who went in for a minor procedure ended up disfigured.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 60

27. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Past Sim (1997)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Jarrod learns that a woman who was scheduled to testify against the Yakuza who killed her son, who was in FBI protective custody, is abducted and an agent is killed. He recognizes it ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 59

28. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Collateral Damage (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod helps clear the name of a soldier accused of selling information to the enemy during the Vietnam War, and Miss Parker finally opens the present her mother gave her on the day she died.

Director: Vern Gillum | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Daniel von Bargen

Votes: 64

29. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Hazards (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man tries to kill himself in front of Jarod. Jarod learns he is a chemical engineer and that there are violations at the plant where he works which are being ignored. And Sydney runs into a man from his past at the Centre.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 60

30. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: F/X (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod takes a job as a special effects coordinator while Miss Parker begins an investigation after receiving a videotape in which her mother is searching for Jarod and a boy named Timmy.

Director: Vern Gillum | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Richard Marcus

Votes: 64

31. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Indy Show (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Jarod unravels the mystery behind a crash at the racetrack, Sydney receives word that his comatose brother, whom Mr. Raines had ordered killed, has regained consciousness.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Richard Marcus

Votes: 57

32. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Gigolo Jarod (1998)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While working at the "Heart's Desire Escort Service," Jarod uncovers a plot to destroy a low-income housing project in favor of an ultra-modern high rise.

Director: Rodney Charters | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 63

33. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Toy Surprise (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod tries to help a boy whose best friend was killed in a car accident and then tries to prevent another death after discovering someone ordered the assassination of Miss Parker's father.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 67

34. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: A Stand-Up Guy (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While trying to find a cop killer, Jarod tells Miss Parker that Mr. Lyle is still alive, leading to the discovery that the ex-operative stole sensitive information that could jeopardize the Centre.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 51

35. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Amnesia (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Jarod suffers from amnesia, Brigitte interrogates Miss Parker, Sydney and Broots about their inability to capture Jarod and then suggests that one of them may be helping the fugitive.

Director: Steven Long Mitchell | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 63

36. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Bulletproof (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod joins a SWAT team after one of its members is killed in the line of duty, and Sydney is stunned to find out that a woman who used to work at the Centre is the mother of his child.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Leigh Taylor-Young

Votes: 48

37. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Silence (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod impersonates an FBI agent to help a young boy who stopped talking after witnessing the murder of a DEA agent, and Mr. Raines reveals that the Centre has him under review.

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Richard Marcus

Votes: 47

38. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Crash (1998)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod sends Parker and Sydney an invitation to join him at a school reunion. But on route Jarod meets a young man who wants to go home to make a special occasion so Jarod gives him his seat... See full summary »

Director: Scott Lautanen | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Matt Clark

Votes: 53

39. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Stolen (1998)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod assumes the identity of a man whose son was kidnapped. And he tries to deal with the kidnappers. Later the man's head of security joins Jarod. While waiting for the kidnappers to call... See full summary »

Director: Scott Lautanen | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Miguel Sandoval

Votes: 51

40. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Red Rock Jarod (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Jarod gets a message from Sydney, to meet him at a small town. But when he arrives and asks for him, everyone in town acts strange. Eventually he is arrested by the Sheriff who then ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, James Denton

Votes: 65

41. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Bank (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Jarod helps arrange a meeting between Miss Parker and a man who knew her mother, he discovers that this is the same man who stole him from his parents' house.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 65

42. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Bloodlines: Part 1 (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Miss Parker is shocked to learn that she has a twin brother, Jarod is outraged to learn that the Centre intends to create another Pretender...although not if Sydney can help it.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 69

43. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Bloodlines: Part 2 (1998)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Miss Parker is shocked to learn that she has a twin brother, Jarod is outraged to learn that the Centre intends to create another Pretender...although not if Sydney can help it.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 71

44. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Crazy (1998)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Everyone survives the bomb blast that ended the season 2 finale. There is no rational explanation given as to how everyone survived. Sydney is temporarily blind as a result of the explosion... See full summary »

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 66

45. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Hope & Prey (1998)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jarod is contacted by a Native American with information to help him in his search for his father, but soon finds himself in a race to find him before a gang of bounty hunters track him ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Harve Presnell

Votes: 58