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A Virus Among Us
As genius pretends go, we felt that a virologist was about as intelligent as they come, and out of that we saw a natural takedown; Jarod making the bad guy think he’d been exposed to a deadly virus, when he really hadn’t been.
The poop runner with roach motels and how we used it in Jarod’s literal trap for Miss Parker at the end was one of our strongest ever. Seeing her and Sam stuck to the floor in Jarod’s lair cum giant roach motel was very funny. For us what made the best of these ‘Jarod tricks’ work was the underlying metaphor, roach motel = The Centre. He also gave Miss Parker the flu in the tease of this episode, and we always liked to try and use his ultimate pretend in some little way (usually for humor) against Miss Parker and/or The Centre. Overall a very solid episode.
“A Virus Among Us” was the first directorial contribution of Fred Keller to the Pretender and after seeing the film of this show, we started a year long campaign to bring Fred on board full time as a director-producer. Lucky for all of us, we finally got him.
The daughter of the victim was portrayed by the real life daughter of baseball legend Pete Rose.
Little Known Fact:
The daughter of the victim was portrayed by the real life daughter of baseball legend Pete Rose.Steve and Craig