The Pretender: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (19 Sep. 1996)

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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.


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Episode credited cast:
Dr. Alan Trader
Dr. Miles Hendricks
Gwen Porter
Lilyan Chauvin ...
Mrs. Nikkos, the Greek Lady
Jeffrey Shepard ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Cruzado ...
Little Jarod (as Denis Kacenga)
Radiology Technician


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.

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Jarod calls Sydney using the pseudonym Shreeve Harmon, resulting in Sydney saying "Shreve and Harmon build the Empire State Building" and remarking that Jarod is very clever. This of-course refers back to Jarod's second day at the centre where he build a replica of the Empire State Building. See more »


When Jarod first phones Sydney, the phone on the desk has a power cord plugged in, but no phone line is attached. See more »


Narrator: There are extraordinary individuals among us known as Pretenders. Geniuses with the ability to insinuate themselves into any walk of life, to literally become anyone. In 1963, a corporation called the Centre isolated one such Pretender, a young boy named Jarod. Locked in a controlled environment they exploited his genius for their "unofficial research. Then, one day, their Pretender ran away.
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