The Pretender Episode Guide
A trip down memory lane.
Episode Guide | Spin Doctor
Since we discussed doing crossovers in last year’s stories, we’ll keep this one short. This crossover was different mainly because ‘Profiler’ had a new main character, portrayed by the very beautiful Jamie Lunar. Because of the new chemistry, it was decided to play the sexual sparks between she and Jarod.
The most noteworthy part about the story process was hitting on the teaser well after the script was written. We all felt there was some small personal element that the script still needed to push it over the edge and when we decided to add the Centre escape and make the central victim someone who’d inadvertently helped Jarod that night by giving him a ride, boom, we knew that was what was needed. Suddenly, everything Jarod did in this two-hour took on a far greater importance — for him and the audience.
‘Pretender’ vets Carlos Coto and Fred Keller did their usual stellar work here and the results are excellent.
Unlike its other “Thrillogy” counterparts, ‘the Pretender’ did not premiere in its regular Saturday nighttime slot. Do you remember where it did premiere? To give Pretender a special launch, NBC premiered us in the E.R. time slot, Thursday at 10:00 p.m.
Little Known Fact:
To give Pretender a special launch, NBC premiered us in the E.R. time slot, Thursday at 10:00 p.m.