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Season 3

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320 21 Donoterase_10488-1Written by: Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W Van Sickle

Directed by: Fred Keller

Original Air Date: 5-22-99

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Logline:

Jarod is reunited with his father and comes face to face with his younger clone.

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320 21 Donoterase_07646-1The question we kept asking ourselves as we developed this story was, ‘if you opened your morning paper today and saw that the U.S. government had not only cloned a human being, but accomplished it ten years ago, would you believe it?’ The answer we kept getting from people was a resounding ‘yes’. Why would we scrutinize this story choice so carefully? Because the cloning of Jarod, was a huge step (in our minds) in ‘Pretender’ lore; it was a step toward the world of sci-fi, which with ‘the Pretender’, was never our goal or how we approached the series.

In the end, we were glad we took the clone step and for the most part were careful to use it in this episode in a way that mined the emotional and personal aspects of Jarod, Miss Parker et al, discovering the clone while attempting to mine the realistic aspect of how the clone came to be.

320 21 Donoterase_10764-1A favorite moment is toward the end, when Centre personnel are called to the lobby only to find a confident Jarod there, returning to his childhood hell through the front door holding all the cards having stolen Mr. Parker.

As with any season finale, the cast, crew and staff are always anxious to hear news of another season and once again we were blessed with good news and had the fun of going to the set to announce it to all.

Season four would soon be upon us.

320 21 Donoterase_05326-1The young woman who played the motel maid, where Jarod goes to search for his father, was portrayed by a very special young lady, named Jessica Beebe, whom we came in contact with through our own Tommy Thompson and the Make A Wish Foundation. It was a dream of Jessica’s to act professionally and as a big fan of the Pretender, it felt like a perfect fit. She did a great job, her family had a great time and we’re happy to say she has stayed in touch with much of the Pretender family from her home in Iowa.

 

Little Known Fact:

The young woman who played the motel maid, where Jarod goes to search for his father, was portrayed by a very special young lady, named Jessica Beebe, whom we came in contact with through our own Tommy Thompson and the Make A Wish Foundation. It was a dream of Jessica’s to act professionally and as a big fan of the Pretender, it felt like a perfect fit. She did a great job, her family had a great time and we’re happy to say she has stayed in touch with much of the Pretender family from her home in Iowa.

Steve and Craig

Creators of The Pretender

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2×12 Toy Surprise

2×12 Toy Surprise

2×1 Back From The Dead Again

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4×5 Road Trip

4×5 Road Trip

3×15  Countdown

3×15 Countdown

1×11 Bomb Squad

1×11 Bomb Squad

3×17  Ties that Bind

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2×5 Nip and Tuck

2×5 Nip and Tuck

1×14 Ranger Jarod

1×14 Ranger Jarod

4×16 School Daze

4×16 School Daze

4×8 Rules of Engagement

4×8 Rules of Engagement

3×8 Flesh and Blood

3×8 Flesh and Blood

1×6 To Serve And Protect

1×6 To Serve And Protect

2×20 Bank

2×20 Bank

4×19-20 Inner Sense

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3×20 Qallupilluit

3×20 Qallupilluit

2×16 Silence

2×16 Silence

4×14 Agent of Year Zero

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3×10 Mr. Lee

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1×17 Keys

1×17 Keys

1×8 Not Even a Mouse

1×8 Not Even a Mouse

2×13 A Stand Up Guy

2×13 A Stand Up Guy

4×4 Risque Business

4×4 Risque Business

3×7 Homefront

3×7 Homefront

1×21-22 The Dragon House

1×21-22 The Dragon House

2×8 Hazards

2×8 Hazards

3×13 Pool

3×13 Pool

1×13 Bazooka Jarod

1×13 Bazooka Jarod

2×9 FX

2×9 FX

4×12 Lifeline

4×12 Lifeline

2×6 Past Sim

2×6 Past Sim

3×3 Once in a Blue Moon

3×3 Once in a Blue Moon

1×5 The Paper Clock

1×5 The Paper Clock

3×22-22 Donoterase

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4×3 Angel’s Flight

4×3 Angel’s Flight

1×15 Jaroldo!

1×15 Jaroldo!

1×10 The Better Part of Valor

1×10 The Better Part of Valor

4×13 Ghosts From The Past

4×13 Ghosts From The Past

3×16 PTB

3×16 PTB

2×21 Bloodlines

2×21 Bloodlines

1×2 Every Picture Tells a Story

1×2 Every Picture Tells a Story

4×17 Meltdown

4×17 Meltdown

3×12 Unsinkable

3×12 Unsinkable

2×3 Over the Edge

2×3 Over the Edge

1×7 A Virus Among Us

1×7 A Virus Among Us

4×10 Spin Doctor

4×10 Spin Doctor

2×18 Stolen

2×18 Stolen

3×6 Parole

3×6 Parole

1×19 Jarod’s Honor

1×19 Jarod’s Honor

4×2 Survival

4×2 Survival

2×7 Collateral Damage

2×7 Collateral Damage

3×5 Betrayal

3×5 Betrayal

1×4 Curious Jarod

1×4 Curious Jarod

2×19 Red Rock Jarod

2×19 Red Rock Jarod

1×12 Prison Story

1×12 Prison Story

3×1 Crazy

3×1 Crazy

4×9 Til Death Do Us Part

4×9 Til Death Do Us Part

2×11 Gigolo Jarod

2×11 Gigolo Jarod

3×18 Wake Up

3×18 Wake Up

4×18 Corn Man A Comin

4×18 Corn Man A Comin

2×14 Unforgotten

2×14 Unforgotten

3×4 Someone to Trust

3×4 Someone to Trust

4×11 Cold Dick

4×11 Cold Dick

1×20 Baby Love

1×20 Baby Love

1×16 Under the Reds

1×16 Under the Reds

4×7 Wild Child

4×7 Wild Child

2×2 Scott Free

2×2 Scott Free

3×19 End Game (Profiler Crossover)

3×19 End Game (Profiler Crossover)

1×18 Unhappy Landings

1×18 Unhappy Landings

3×11 The Assassin

3×11 The Assassin

4×15 Junk

4×15 Junk

4×1 The World is Changing

4×1 The World is Changing

2×15 Bulletproof

2×15 Bulletproof

3×9 Murder 101

3×9 Murder 101

1×3 Flyer

1×3 Flyer

1×9 Mirage

1×9 Mirage

2×4 Exposed

2×4 Exposed

3×14 At The Hour Of Our Death

3×14 At The Hour Of Our Death

4×5 Extreme

4×5 Extreme

1×1 The Pilot

1×1 The Pilot

2×10 Indy Show

2×10 Indy Show

3×2 Hope and Prey

3×2 Hope and Prey

2×17 Crash

2×17 Crash

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