The Pretender Episode Guide
A trip down memory lane.
Episode Guide | Betrayal
Jon Gries is such a terrific actor, that we had for some time wanted to write an episode around his character, but we could never find the right take, that is until Mark Dodson dreamed up ‘BETRAYAL’. There were several aspects about this show we loved; Broots, the innocent, being thrust into a run for his own life, the fact that he didn’t know who to trust — especially, if he could trust Miss Parker. Mr. Lyle and Sydney going head to head about leaving Broots out in the cold to fend for himself, and most importantly, the fact that the last person he’d expect to come to his rescue shows up – Jarod.
Having Jarod and Broots together was a hell of a treat for the audience and for the actors as well. Because of the chase nature of the show, Michael T. and Jon had rarely shared screen time and this was a great chance for them to work together.
A terrific script, great cast and lots of heart and action made this show a stand out in the beginning of season three.
The talented actor Jon Gries is also a wonderful musician. Jon gets to combine his musical and acting talents (he also has a producing credit) in the Sony Classics release “JACKPOT”, from the Polish Brothers. In this dark comedy, Jon plays a professional karaoke singer traveling to various competitions with his manager, played by the amazing Garrett Morris. Jon’s character is definitely “not Broots” and it is a wonderful opportunity to experience Jon’s amazing range as an actor. Patrick Bauchau also has a voice over part on the film…so listen carefully.
Little Known Fact:
The talented actor Jon Gries is also a wonderful musician. Jon gets to combine his musical and acting talents (he also has a producing credit) in the Sony Classics release “JACKPOT”, from the Polish Brothers.