The Pretender Episode Guide
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Episode Guide | Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement
We’d always tried to find new twists to the people that Jarod could help and always wanted to find a way that he could actually help the bad guys. Let us explain, not the bad guy, bad guys, the good guy, bad guys. Confused? It’s okay. But seriously, we always wanted to find someone who appeared to be doing a bad thing, but for a sympathetic reason, that Jarod could then help with, to expose a bigger villain. In this case, what better abuse of power, than the medical insurance billing business?
To his credit, writer Ethan Lawrence crafted a story (this by the way, was his first year on Staff and his first crack at The Pretender) that was very Pretender; he established a poop (the remote control car) and utilized it throughout in Jarod’s pretend. That may sound simple, but it was something we had gotten away from a bit. He then did a terrific job setting up the hostage-taking brothers and their ultimately sympathetic plight; all they wanted was the exact amount of money it would cost for their father’s heart surgery (he was being discharged wrongly). Their mother had died a few years ago having been rejected for surgery by the bad hospital administrator. Directed by our director of photography, Rodney Charters, who by now was a Pretender directing vet.
Can you catch who the actress is in this episode from a past Pretender epic, “Red Rock Jarod”? The candy stripe nurse is Lindsey Thompson, daughter of our own Tommy, who also appeared in that previous episode.
Little Known Fact:
Can you catch who the actress is in this episode from a past Pretender epic, “Red Rock Jarod”? The candy stripe nurse is Lindsey Thompson, daughter of our own Tommy, who also appeared in that previous episode.Steve and Craig