The Pretender Episode Guide
A trip down memory lane.
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Righting the wrong of a woman who let her skydiving school partner jump and die in the desert allowed for some intriguing and devilishly offbeat Pretender moments. Beats with Ernie the native American are fun. Jarod’s newfound love for meatloaf is weird and the sickening beat where Jarod uses USDA Prime to help simulated a broken leg after a parachute jump – is downright meaty.
In contrast to this bizarre stuff is Miss Parker’s journey in the B-story and the introduction of Miss P’s mother’s “Same Time Next Year” lover Ben Miller . We liked some of the softening we got with Miss Parker in the Christmas episode and decided to go for more by having Miss P explore an unknown yet softer side of her mother. What’s nice is that we see a much mellower Miss P in a whole new setting with a very different look and demeanor. It’s all personal, and Andrea delivers a beautifully soft, but tortured performance.
Little Known Fact:
It is rumored that Tommy Thompson had a recurring dream of wandering in the desert and that that fear inspired this episode. We would have thought if would have been the fear of meatloaf.