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The following is a list of episodes for the NBC television series The Pretender. The series ran for four seasons from 1996 through 2000 with 86 episodes produced.

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired Network
First aired Last aired
1 22 September 17, 1996 (1996-09-17) May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17) NBC
2 22 November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01) May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
3 22 October 17, 1998 (1998-10-17) May 22, 1999 (1999-05-22)
4 20 September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25) May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)
Television films 2 January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22) December 10, 2001 (2001-12-10) TNT


Season 1 (1996–97)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Pilot"Rick WallaceSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
September 17, 1996 (1996-09-17)
Jarod pretends to be a doctor to avenge a boy crippled by faulty surgery. Having just missed Jarod on a tanker ship in Alaska, Miss Parker and Sydney track him to a hospital where he plans on exposing the alcoholic surgeon who crippled the boy. Jarod discovers ice cream, Wheel of Fortune and is also seen eating Pez.
22"Every Picture Tells a Story"Michael ZinbergSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)
Jarod joins the U.S. Coast Guard to avenge a drowned man who could have been rescued. Jarod discovers fake dog poop, other novelty items and Oreo cookies.
33"Flyer"James Whitmore, Jr.Juan Carlos CotoOctober 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)
Jarod pretends to be a test pilot to avenge another's "accidental" death. Jarod discovers Silly Putty.
44"Curious Jarod"Jesús Salvador TreviñoKimberly CostelloOctober 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)
Jarod becomes the head of security at a Las Vegas casino to expose an abusive murderer. Jarod discovers Curious George and Barrel of Monkeys.
55"The Paper Clock"Gabrielle BeaumontJavier Grillo-MarxuachNovember 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
Jarod becomes an attorney to help a man wrongly convicted of murder and receives the first picture of his mother from Sidney. Jarod discovers Rubik's Cube.
66"To Protect and Serve"James Whitmore, Jr.Tommy ThompsonNovember 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)
Jarod becomes a police officer to catch some corrupt colleagues who framed and murdered a security guard recently reunited with his long-lost father. Miss Parker prevents Jarod from acquiring information about his mother. Jarod discovers donuts and donut holes.
77"A Virus Among Us"Fred K. KellerLawrence MeyersNovember 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)
Jarod becomes a virologist to avenge the disappearance and death of another. Jarod discovers the bug motel and gives Miss Parker the flu. Sidney must face his own guilt about Jarod. This episode features the fictional "motaba" virus; the disease was originally used in the 1995 film Outbreak, and is classified as a Level Four pathogen both in the movie and in this episode.
88"Not Even a Mouse"Thomas J. WrightJuan Carlos CotoDecember 14, 1996 (1996-12-14)
Jarod becomes a coroner to help expose the truth about the death of a caring homeless man, "Christmas" George, and also to discover the identity of a dead "LGL" ("Little Girl Lost"). Jarod discovers fruitcake and Christmas. Jarod becomes a part of Sidney's and Miss Parker's own Christmases.
99"Mirage"Ian ToyntonTommy ThompsonJanuary 4, 1997 (1997-01-04)
Jarod infiltrates a Texan skydiving school to investigate one of the owners' death in the desert. Acting on a tip from Jarod, Miss Parker meets a man who knew her mother.
1010"The Better Part of Valor"Anson WilliamsJavier Grillo-MarxuachJanuary 11, 1997 (1997-01-11)
Jarod is a firefighter to avenge the death of another by arson. The empath Angelo is introduced to help find Jarod. Jarod discovers Instant Cheeze. Miss Parker's private life begins to take precedence over her hunt for Jarod.
1111"Potato Head Blues"Terrence O'HaraJavier Grillo-MarxuachJanuary 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)
Jarod is a member of a bomb squad trying to catch a serial bomber. Jarod discovers Mr. Potato-Head. Mr. Raines' hunt for the leak within the Center makes Miss Parker, Sidney and Broots suspect each other.
1212"Prison Story"Oscar L. CostoSteven Long Mitchell (s/t),
Tommy Thompson (s),
Craig W. Van Sickle (s/t)
February 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)
Jarod impersonates a prison guard to help an innocent man about to be executed. Jarod discovers Slinky. The stress of chasing Jarod finally catches up with Miss Parker.
1313"Bazooka Jarod"James Whitmore, Jr.Kimberly Costello (s),
Juan Carlos Coto (s/t)
February 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
Jarod becomes a U.S. Navy officer to expose a crewman's accidental death as murder. Jarod discovers Bazooka chewing gum. Miss Parker follows another lead about her mother's secrets.
1414"Ranger Jarod"Ian ToyntonSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
February 15, 1997 (1997-02-15)
On impulse, Jarod joins the search to find a missing person in a mountainous forest region - and falls in love with a fellow volunteer. Jarod discovers The Three Stooges, Star Wars, and has his first sexual relationship.
1515"Jaroldo!"Terrence O'HaraLawrence MeyersMarch 8, 1997 (1997-03-08)
Jarod becomes a news cameraman to avenge a shot predecessor. Jarod learns about basketball. Trapped together in an abandoned building about to be demolished, Miss Parker and a wounded Sidney begin to bond while Broots frantically searches for them.
1616"Under the Reds"Charles SiebertDavid Kemper (s),
Javier Grillo-Marxuach (t),
Lawrence Meyers (t)
March 22, 1997 (1997-03-22)
Jarod becomes an EMT and tries to help two coma victims - a young wrestler and Sydney's twin brother, Jacob. "SL-27" is first mentioned. Jarod discovers the lucky rabbit's foot.
1717"Keys"Terrence O'HaraJuan Carlos Coto (t),
Steven Long Mitchell (s),
Craig W. Van Sickle (s)
April 5, 1997 (1997-04-05)
While trying to help a girl orphaned by the man smuggling her into the country, Jarod becomes trapped in a hurricane with Miss Parker and the man he was trying to punish.
1818"Unhappy Landings"James Whitmore, Jr.Juan Carlos Coto (t),
Javier Grillo-Marxuach (t),
Lawrence Meyers (t),
Terri Treas (s),
Michael Zand (s)
April 26, 1997 (1997-04-26)
Jarod becomes a U.S. Marshal to help a witness in an illegal drug trade case. The Centre's other Pretender, Kyle, is introduced. Jarod discovers Spam.
1919"Jarod's Honor"Terrence O'HaraTommy Thompson,
Chris Ruppenthal
May 3, 1997 (1997-05-03)
Jarod discovers a dying hit man and takes his place to save a man and his wife from a rival club owner in New Orleans. Sidney, with Miss Parker, travels to a twins convention in Minneapolis where he learns some startling facts about the past.
2020"Baby Love"Joe NapolitanoDebra PrattMay 10, 1997 (1997-05-10)
While hiding from pursuit, Jarod witnesses a baby being abandoned and goes after the corrupt politician and detective responsible for the attempted murder of both mother and son. Meanwhile Ms. Parker, Sydney and Broots figure out what SL-27 is and discover what secrets it held.
"The Dragon House"Fred K. KellerSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)
While posing as a dentist, Jarod learns about Kyle, another Pretender who is on the run from the law. Jarod then impersonates an FBI agent and joins in the pursuit. After meeting a woman who knew his mother, Jarod learns Kyle is really his brother. Jarod discovers Highlights for Children Magazine. The episode includes a direct reference to Orson Welles with three of the FBI agents involved in the case being called Foster, Caine and Charles. Jarod rescues Kyle from The Centre, but while being chased by the FBI the van Kyle is in is shot at, crashes and explodes. Jarod sees his mother and sister for the first time, but they must all flee due to Centre Sweepers closing in. Before he can shoot Jarod, Mr. Raines' oxygen tank is shot and explodes, engulfing him in flames. Jeffrey Donovan guest stars as Kyle.

Season 2 (1997–98)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
231"Back from the Dead Again"James Whitmore, Jr.Steven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
Jarod becomes an anatomy professor to help a man discover what really happened to his missing brother. Mr. Parker goes missing and Mr. Lyle and Brigitte are introduced. Jarod discovers Halloween and tries to uncover a missing portion of his time at the Centre.
242"Scott Free"Joe NapolitanoJuan Carlos Coto (s),
Tommy Thompson (s/t)
November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
Jarod impersonates a one-armed safe-cracker to help a man on parole and his son. Jarod discovers Wheel-O. Mr. Lyle and Brigitte learn the hard way the cost of taking Jarod too lightly.
253"Over the Edge"James Whitmore, Jr.Tony Blake,
Paul Jackson
November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
Jarod investigates a supposed suicide attempt by a member of a search and rescue team. Jarod discovers Spider-Man. The Centre hires a psychologist to figure out who shot at Mr. Raines, but his results are mysteriously inconclusive.
264"Exposed"Jim CharlestonTyler BensingerNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
Jarod becomes a fashion photographer to expose a stalker. Following clues left by Jarod, Miss Parker also meets again with the man who knew her mother, who reveals she used to stay with him every April - nine months before Miss Parker's January birthday.
275"Nip and Tuck"Michael LangeEric MorrisDecember 6, 1997 (1997-12-06)
Jarod becomes a cosmetic surgeon to investigate why a girl's face was ruined during a routine procedure. Jarod discovers Clay-Do.
286"Past Sim"Fred K. KellerTommy ThompsonDecember 13, 1997 (1997-12-13)
Jarod becomes a Department of Justice attorney after discovering that one of his last simulations has been exploited by Mr. Lyle and used as the blueprint in the kidnapping of a witness against a Yakuza boss who killed her son. Jarod discovers the Magic 8-Ball. Jarod's rescue of the witness and theft of their payment to The Centre causes the Yakuza to blame Mr. Lyle, turning him into a Yakuza target, and he disappears from The Centre.
297"Collateral Damage"Vern GillumHarry DunnJanuary 3, 1998 (1998-01-03)
Jarod becomes an Army Ranger to investigate the 25-year-old death of a Vietnam soldier whose daughter wants his name cleared of treason. Jarod discovers Jell-O. Miss Parker reluctantly babysits Broots' daughter and finally opens a gift her mother had with her the day she died.
308"Hazards"Chuck BowmanJuan Carlos Coto (s/t),
Steven Long Mitchell (s),
Craig W. Van Sickle (s)
January 10, 1998 (1998-01-10)
Jarod saves the life of a suicidal chemical engineer and then investigates the events behind the deaths of three of the man's co-workers in a chemical accident. Jarod discovers Twinkies. Sydney comes face to face with a particularly horrible part of his past. It is revealed Sydney and Jacob were concentration camp experiments during the Holocaust.
319"F/X"Vern GillumHarry Dunn (s/t),
Steven Long Mitchell (s),
Craig W. Van Sickle (s)
January 17, 1998 (1998-01-17)
Jarod becomes a special effects coordinator to learn the truth about an explosion that injured a stunt driver. Jarod discovers model cars. Dr. Fenigor is shown on an old surveillance tape, and it is revealed that Timmy, a boy Miss Parker's mother was trying to save, is Angelo, whose mind was destroyed by Mr. Raines' experiments.
3210"Indy Show"Chuck BowmanSteven Long Mitchell (s),
Eric Morris (s),
Tommy Thompson (s/t),
Craig W. Van Sickle (s)
January 31, 1998 (1998-01-31)
Jarod becomes a race-car driver to learn about a crash that injured another racer. Jacob awakens from his coma, but is dying; before passing, he gives Sydney a paper reading "GENE" in reference to Jarod. It is revealed that it was Sydney who had shot at Mr. Raines.
3311"Gigolo Jarod"Rodney ChartersTyler BensingerFebruary 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
Jarod becomes an escort, uncovers a wealthy woman's past, learns the truth about a boy's death, and reconnects an estranged couple. Jarod discovers St. Valentine's Day.
3412"Toy Surprise"Fred K. KellerJuan Carlos CotoMarch 7, 1998 (1998-03-07)
Jarod becomes a counselor to a young man who saw his best friend die. On the anniversary of her mother's death, Miss Parker learns of a planned assassination of her father and must try to stop it.
3513"A Stand Up Guy"Michael LangeTony Blake,
Paul Jackson
March 14, 1998 (1998-03-14)
Jarod becomes a counterfeiter working with the mob in order to learn the facts about an undercover FBI agent's murder. Mr. Lyle robs and murders at a Centre office and Miss Parker must become a "cleaner" again; she eventually shoots Mr. Lyle, who falls into a river but is not recovered.
3614"Amnesia"Steven Long MitchellSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
March 21, 1998 (1998-03-21)
Jarod miscalculates a pretend and is assaulted and left to die. He is rescued by an unstable con artist but develops amnesia while recovering. Miss Parker, Broots, and Sydney also undergo heavy questioning by the Centre. When Jarod's rescuer tips off the Centre to his location, Brigitte and her team go to capture him, but are foiled when Jarod regains his memory.
3715"Bulletproof"Fred K. KellerMark M. DodsonMarch 28, 1998 (1998-03-28)
Jarod becomes a SWAT officer and tries to find a lieutenant's killer. Jarod discovers Chia Pets. Sydney is reconnected with a woman he was once in love with and learns about the son he never knew he had.
3816"Silence"Joe NapolitanoDenise DobbsApril 4, 1998 (1998-04-04)
Jarod becomes a DEA psychologist and tries to get a traumatized 5-year-old murder witness to speak out. Jarod discovers chocolate milk. Miss Parker and Sydney search for the identity of another subject of Dr. Raines' experiments who may be out to kill Raines.
3917"Crash"Scott LautanenTony Blake,
Paul Jackson
April 11, 1998 (1998-04-11)
Jarod becomes an NTSB investigator after learning that the young man whom he gave his ticket to has been killed in the crash of the flight he (Jarod) was supposed to have taken. Miss Parker, Sydney and Broots attend a high school reunion and discover some disquieting facts about Mr. Lyle's past. Guest starring Matt Clark, Dann Florek, David Denman, Judith Hoag, James Pickens, Jr., and Justine Miceli.
4018"Stolen"Scott LautanenJuan Carlos Coto (s/t),
Ivan Tell (s)
May 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
Jarod takes the place of a millionaire whose son has been kidnapped and subsequently remembers his own kidnapping. He is captured by Miss Parker, but in-fighting between her team and Mr. Raines' lets him get away. Guest Starring Miguel Sandoval, Scott Jaeck, Francis Guinan, and David Anthony Higgins.
4119"Red Rock Jarod"Fred K. KellerTommy ThompsonMay 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
Jarod is lured to a town in Arizona and is turned over to the still-living Mr. Lyle by two police officers - a man whose wife Mr. Lyle has buried alive in the desert and a woman whose son needs a heart transplant. Kyle is also revealed alive and the brothers rescue the buried woman, but Kyle takes a bullet for Jarod and is killed; his heart is donated to the young man. Guest Starring James Denton, Jeffrey Donovan, John Diehl, and Connie Ray.
4220"Bank"Michael LangeHarry DunnMay 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
Jarod and Miss Parker become hostages in a bank robbery; among the other customers is Mr. Fennigor, who gives the two information about their pasts. Miss Parker realizes that her father is deliberately deceiving her.
"Bloodlines"Fred K. KellerSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
Jarod discovers that something in a person's genes can predispose them to be a Pretender, and tries to prevent Mr. Raines from taking a boy to be trained to replace him. Sydney devises a treatment for Angelo that returns his mind, but removes his empathy/Pretender abilities. Jarod then tries to protect and heal the kidnapped boy, but when the serum designed to undo the damage to the boy's mind is smashed, Angelo willingly gives his last treatment instead and begins to regress to his former self. Miss Parker discovers that she has a twin brother - and it is either Angelo or Mr. Lyle. Sydney plants a bomb in SL-27, but his plan to destroy it backfires when Jarod infiltrates the Centre and is chased down there.

Season 3 (1998–99)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
451"Crazy"Fred K. KellerLawrence Meyers (s),
Steven Long Mitchell (s/t),
Craig W. Van Sickle (s/t)
October 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)
Jarod is admitted to an asylum when he seems to have suffered a mental breakdown; when a psychiatrist asks Jarod for his last name, he responds, "I don't know. It changes every week," but is his breakdown real or does it hide an ulterior motive? Miss Parker learns that the returned Mr. Lyle is her twin brother. Sydney has been temporarily blinded.
462"Hope and Prey"David JacksonJuan Carlos CotoOctober 24, 1998 (1998-10-24)
Jarod becomes a bounty hunter while searching for info about his father. Both he and Miss Parker discover stylized rings of fire in relation to Jarod's father.
473"Once in a Blue Moon"Chuck BowmanAndrew Dettmann,
Daniel Truly
October 31, 1998 (1998-10-31)
Jarod becomes a criminal profiler when he discovers a young woman's kidnapping is exactly the same as one he helped investigate while at The Centre- the murder of Mr. Raines' daughter, Annie.
484"Someone to Trust"Fred K. KellerTommy ThompsonNovember 7, 1998 (1998-11-07)
Jarod becomes a arsonist and befriends his employer's wife, who later tries to frame him for her husband's death in order to claim the estate. Mr. Lyle's mail order bride is murdered and Miss Parker and Broots try to investigate.
495"Betrayal"Terrence O'HaraMark M. DodsonNovember 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)
When information on some of Jarod's old simulations is stolen and used to kill and the personnel at a Centre info annex are massacred, Broots is targeted for knowing too much. He must team up with Jarod to stop an ex-operative who had a lot to do with Jarod's eventual escape. Jarod ends up shooting and killing the man.
506"Parole"Fred K. KellerTommy ThompsonNovember 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)
Jarod becomes a parolee to stop a parole officer who is using ex-cons to do home invasions. Sydney is reunited with his son as his old love's husband is dying.
517"Homefront"Michael ZinbergGuy ZimmermanDecember 12, 1998 (1998-12-12)
Jarod becomes a black market arms dealer in order to reunite two children with their mother.
528"Flesh and Blood"Rodney ChartersHarry DunnJanuary 2, 1999 (1999-01-02)
Jarod becomes an ATF agent and tries to rescue Sydney's son and three others who are taken hostage by an Appalachian militia group, but Mr. Lyle isn't far behind.
539"Murder 101"Scott LautanenAndrew Dettmann,
Daniel Truly
January 9, 1999 (1999-01-09)
Jarod becomes a psychology professor and must deal with a group of brilliant but arrogant students in order to learn what happened to his predecessor.
5410"Mr. Lee"Steven Long MitchellMark M. DodsonFebruary 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
The Centre finds that it may be competing for Jarod's capture with a blind Chinese man who claims he can predict Jarod's next move by speaking to seven people who have come into contact with him. James Hong guest stars.
5511"The Assassin"Michael LangeTommy ThompsonFebruary 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
Jarod helps a woman whose children have been abducted, and Miss Parker is attracted to a stranger.
5612"Unsinkable"Chuck BowmanJuan Carlos CotoFebruary 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)
Bound in chains and thrown off a pier, Jarod recalls the Atlantic City events that led to his current predicament - courtesy of Argyle from Season 2's "Unforgotten".
5713"Pool"Fred K. KellerHarry DunnFebruary 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)
Jarod becomes a pool shark in order to help a young singer, Billie (Jennifer Garner), and to settle a score with a wealthy bigot.
5814"At the Hour of Our Death"Steven Long MitchellMark M. DodsonFebruary 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)
Jarod and Miss Parker each face simultaneous life-threatening experiences: Jarod is seriously injured in a plane crash and Miss Parker is rushed to the ER when her stomach ulcer perforates ... but both remember an incident from their childhood at The Centre involving a dying girl named Faith.
5915"Countdown"Chuck BowmanAndrew Dettmann,
Daniel Truly
March 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)
Jarod goes to a Mexican prison to arrange for an inmate to donate a kidney to a son he didn't know existed.
6016"P.T.B."Krishna RaoJuan Carlos CotoApril 3, 1999 (1999-04-03)
Jarod tries to help a radio talk-show host who's on the run from a mysterious stalker. Miss Parker must decide whether or not to leave The Centre and join Thomas, who is moving to Oregon.
6117"Ties That Bind"Fred K. KellerDave Alan JohnsonApril 10, 1999 (1999-04-10)
Jarod befriends a runaway youth and Miss Parker announces her intentions concerning The Centre.
6218"Wake Up"Michael J. KlickTommy ThompsonMay 1, 1999 (1999-05-01)
Jarod and Miss Parker meet up in order to find the "missing pieces" involved with Thomas' murder.
6319"End Game"James Whitmore, Jr.Juan Carlos CotoMay 8, 1999 (1999-05-08)
Jarod becomes a police detective and investigates the abduction of a teenage chess expert.
This episode begins a crossover with Profiler that concludes on "Grand Master".
6420"Qallupilluit"Rodney ChartersMark M. DodsonMay 22, 1999 (1999-05-22)
Jarod becomes a climatologist and journeys to an arctic research station to find his father, unaware that it's operated by The Centre.
"Donoterase"Fred K. KellerSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
May 22, 1999 (1999-05-22)
Jarod and his father are finally reunited, but assassins from The Centre are on their trail. Jarod and his father later team up to rescue the clone created by the Centre's project, and Miss Parker learns more about her mother's murder.

Season 4 (1999–2000)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
671"The World's Changing"James Whitmore, Jr.Steven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)
Jarod is recaptured by The Centre, but escapes and tries to save the lives of two researchers. Miss Parker recovers from being wounded.
682"Survival"Terrence O'HaraMark M. DodsonOctober 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)
Jarod becomes a investigator in the army investigating a soldier's supposed suicide during isolation training. Miss Parker and Mr. Lyle are contained elsewhere.
693"Angel's Flight"Chuck BowmanTommy ThompsonOctober 30, 1999 (1999-10-30)
Jarod becomes a San Francisco police detective and tries to find a teen who has disappeared. Miss Parker wonders about a Centre newcomer.
704"Risque Business"Terrence O'HaraAndrew Dettmann,
Daniel Truly
November 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)
Jarod becomes a sex therapist and tries to investigate the circumstances surrounding an attack on a female therapist.
715"Road Trip"Fred K. KellerAndrew Dettmann,
Daniel Truly
November 13, 1999 (1999-11-13)
Jarod befriends a woman on the run. Miss Parker, Sydney, and Broots embark on a movie-inspired expedition. During the trip Jarod becomes a policeman and an aerospace engineer.
726"Extreme"Scott LautanenSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
December 4, 1999 (1999-12-04)
Jarod becomes an extreme sportsman and investigates the events that left a bungee jumper in a coma. Miss Parker, Sydney, and Broots follow a Let's Make a Deal series of clues.
737"Wild Child"Michael J. KlickJoel MetzgerDecember 11, 1999 (1999-12-11)
Jarod becomes a psychiatrist to learn the identity of a feral child found in the forest, and the circumstances surrounding her ordeal.
748"Rules of Engagement"Rodney ChartersEthan LawrenceJanuary 8, 2000 (2000-01-08)
Jarod becomes a FBI hostage negotiator and deals with two brothers who have taken over a hospital. Miss Parker tries to help her father, who is in hiding. Jarod discovers the Tooth fairy.
759"'Til Death Do Us Part"Craig W. Van SickleSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
January 15, 2000 (2000-01-15)
Jarod gives Miss Parker information that may help her solve Thomas's murder; meanwhile, a killing at The Centre casts doubt on Mr. Parker.
7610"Spin Doctor"Fred K. KellerJuan Carlos CotoFebruary 5, 2000 (2000-02-05)
Jarod becomes a Secret Service agent working with Rachel and Bailey, to solve the murder of the man who helped in his initial escape from The Centre.
This episode begins a crossover with Profiler that concludes on "Clean Sweep".
7711"Cold Dick"Steven Long MitchellJuan Carlos CotoFebruary 12, 2000 (2000-02-12)
Jarod becomes a Las Vegas PI searching for a missing showgirl, while Ms. Parker, Broots, and Mr. Raines end up in a wild predicament.
7812"Lifeline"Jon KoslowskyJuan Carlos CotoFebruary 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
Jarod becomes a bodyguard for a gunworks owner and his fiancée, who's hiding a couple of secrets.
7913"Ghosts From the Past"Michael T. WeissMark M. DodsonFebruary 26, 2000 (2000-02-26)
Jarod becomes a member of a racist group; Angelo is convinced that someone from Jarod's past is out to kill him.
8014"The Agent of Year Zero"Rodney ChartersDrew Hammond (t),
Tommy Thompson (s/t)
March 11, 2000 (2000-03-11)
Jarod becomes a Government agent and helps a visually impaired Cambodian woman who accidentally encounters the person responsible for the killing of her family.
8115"Junk"Michael ZinbergHarry DunnMarch 25, 2000 (2000-03-25)
Jarod becomes a drug addict to help a mother who was once addicted and is now in rehab, but doesn't understand how she got there.
8216"School Daze"Jon GriesAndrew Dettmann,
Daniel Truly
April 22, 2000 (2000-04-22)
Jarod becomes a sixth-grade teacher to help a young murder witness. Miss Parker is reunited with a woman from her past.
8317"Meltdown"Krishna RaoEthan LawrenceApril 29, 2000 (2000-04-29)
Jarod becomes a agent with the TXBI and poses as a gang member to find a little girl's killer. Miss Parker tries to learn about a project concerning her late mother.
8418"Corn Man A Comin"Steven Long MitchellMark M. DodsonMay 6, 2000 (2000-05-06)
After buying a camcorder at a pawn shop, Jarod tries to find the mother and daughter on the tape, which ends with them in peril, while Miss Parker keeps digging for the truth about her mother's murder.
The episode is also a crossover with Profiler which finishes in "Pianissimo".
85–8619–20"The Inner Sense"Fred K. KellerSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)
Jarod is contacted by his father, who tells him where to locate his sister; he then finds out that he might have another sibling. Facts are revealed concerning Even and Mr. Raines, leading to Zoe's kidnapping. Miss Parker finds out the truth about her mother's death, and the series ends with a cliffhanger.

Television films (2001)Edit

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"The Pretender 2001"Frederick King KellerSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22)
"The Pretender: Island of the Haunted"Frederick King KellerSteven Long Mitchell,
Craig W. Van Sickle
December 10, 2001 (2001-12-10)

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