The Pretender Episode Guide
A trip down memory lane.
Episode Guide | Curious Jarod
CJ was actually the first episode of the series filmed after the pilot. Wanting to work the production kinks out in an episode that wasn’t as complex to produce as Every Picture,CJ seemed the natural choice. Jarod being there and caring for a forgotten showgirl for the simple fact that “no one should die alone” was the emotional driving force for this episode. Jarod cares about those who no one else cares about, was a continuing theme throughout the series and never more so than in CJ.
The poop was the children’s book, Curious George, which seemed to serve as a perfect metaphor for Jarod’s life in the Centre: a being full of wonder, taken by a system that could never squelch his wanderlust. Jarod releasing a chimp back into the wild at the end seemed to be very apropos.
Little Known Fact:
The first scene shot for the series was Miss Parker and Sydney searching Jarod’s junkyard lair.