The Pretender Episode Guide
A trip down memory lane.
Episode Guide | Pretender 2001
After the surprise of being cancelled by NBC the fans create quite an uproar in the hallways of the Burbank based network. The uproar was in the massive amount of Pez candy dispensers that were sent to NBC from around the world with a request to keep their favorite how on the air.
NBC called us and asked if we’d be interested in doing a movie to wrap everything up. They said if they liked our script they may make and air it.
Meanwhile, TNT who was getting ready to air the syndicated episodes offered to green light two movies is we instead went with them.
In the end it was an easy decision.
The first of two movies to be made after NBC cancelled the series The Pretender 2001 picked up where the series left of
Jarod pretends to be an NSA agent to become part of a task force hunting down ‘The Chameleon’ a killer who displays all the abilities of a Pretender. Abilities that make Jarod aware of his true identity, another Pretender who Jarod had known at the Centre before Jarod’s ultimate escape. A Pretender who holds a grudge against Jarod and is luring him for the kill.
On the Centre side of the story having survived the bombing on the train at the end of season four, Miss Parker find herself in a world of family revelations as she must try and save her father who has been abducted.
The movie ends with both Jarod and Miss Parker receiving identical photographs of their mother’s together and this image launches them into a very personal journey in the final movie.
The production of TP 2001 brought the Pretender full circle. The Pilot had been produced in Toronto and this as well as the final Pretender MFT was produced in Toronto as well.
Little Known Fact:
This movie was the first time Michael T Weiss was ever filmed at the building known to all as the Centre.