The Pretender: Season 1, Episode 3

Flyer (19 Oct. 1996)

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Jarod is a test pilot for a private aerospace company, trying to reveal how greed and a faulty product - not booze - killed another pilot.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Matthews
Robert Cornthwaite ...
Mr. Hollis
Gay Thomas Wilson ...
Lt. Janice Gant (as Gay Thomas)
Richard Marcus ...
Ronny Collins
Gene Lythgow ...
Gary Dixon


Jarod is a test pilot for a private aerospace company, trying to reveal how greed and a faulty product - not booze - killed another pilot.

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19 October 1996 (USA)  »

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In the enterprise explosion simulation Jarod discover Mr. Raines in the background speaking to Sydney. Jarod learns how to read lips so he can see what Mr. Raines said discovering that Raines forced Sydney to tell Jarod that his parents loved him very much and they died in a plane crash, which is not exactly a lie. According to Mr. Raines. See more »


The ending segment, of Jarod's next project, shows him directing or conducting a symphony, but, the beat of his wand or baton is neither being waved to the beat of the music being played, nor to any form of steady beat at all, nor is it even being waved to the beat of the notes being played by the symphony. The music is being played as if he weren't even there. In this case, the 'pretender' isn't becoming whatever he wants to be, but is simply only pretending, and apparently without nary a clue as to how to do actually pretend to do it. See more »

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