The Pretender Episode Guide
A trip down memory lane.
Episode Guide | Bazooka Jarod
Story by: Juan Carlos Coto and Kimberly Costello
Directed by: James Whitmore
Original Air Date: 2-8-97
Jarod pretends to be a Lt. Commander on a naval destroyer in order to prove that the death of a sailor was not accidental but a cover up by the X.O.
Another episode directed by Jimmy Whitmore and again it has his unique visual signature all over it. We remember watching the first cut and when the lights came up saying, “That looked great – what was it about?” Well, it was about Jarod pulling off another incredible Pretend as the XO on a battleship and exposing and taking down a Lt. Commander who covered up the death of a sailor. Jarod in the military proved to be an effective Pretend and we were encouraged to return to that arena again in the future.
Bazooka bubble gum as the poop was a simple yet clever choice by writer Carlos Coto and we think it paid off big time – not only was the lair covered in Bazooka Joe comics eerily imaginative but the comic starring Miss Parker hangs in our office and still brings a smile to our faces.
The ship we were shooting on literally began to sink while filming the finale. Sometimes reality is more dramatic than television.
Little Known Fact:
The ship we were shooting on literally began to sink while filming the finale. Sometimes reality is more dramatic than television.Steve and Craig