The Pretender

Season 2 Episode 11

Gigolo Jarod

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Feb 07, 1998 on NBC
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Jarod takes on the role of paid escort to get close to a housing developer who has plans to displace a low-income neighborhood for a high-rise. Jarod also is hired by another woman, in a seperation period, who thinks her husband doesn't love her anymore. Meanwhile, Miss Parker, Sydney and Broots are following Jarod's latest trail, which leads them to a book (The Saddest Little Valentine) that Jarod has published.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Cynthia Sloan

    Guest Star

    Christina Pickles

    Christina Pickles

    Felicia, Jarod's Employer

    Guest Star

    Stephanie Faracy

    Stephanie Faracy

    Joyce Cullman

    Guest Star

    Ryan Merriman

    Ryan Merriman

    Young Jarod

    Recurring Role

    Alex Wexo

    Alex Wexo

    Young Sydney

    Recurring Role

    Jon Gries

    Jon Gries

    Broots

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (3)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Miss Parker: What?
        Jarod: They say it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Do you believe that's true?
        Miss Parker: If you're lonely call a 900 number.
        Jarod: Did you read my book?
        Miss Parker: I skimmed through it. You paint a pretty sad picture.
        Jarod: I just write the way I see it. How did we end up like this?
        Miss Parker: Like what?
        Jarod: Alone. Searching. It's ironic because we both want the same things: someone to care about, someone to care about us.
        (Miss Parker sighs)
        Jarod: Do you think we'll ever find that kind of love in our lives?
        Miss Parker: What the hell do you want from me, Jarod?
        Jarod: (sighs and shakes his head.) Open the box.
        (Jarod hangs up. Miss Parker opens the box. A little candy heart that says "Be My Valentine" is in it. She eats it.)

      • (at the end of The Saddest Little Valentine, the book Jarod wrote for Miss Parker:)
        She felt consumed by a greater void--a dark and silent abyss as terrifying as the grand palace around her. But somewhere in the chilling blackness she caught a glimpse of a light. She remembered a time--the precocious little girl with a heart full of fire, a soul inflamed by passion and a smile that could melt winter into spring.
        But the light was gone. The flame had died. Her past was taken from her by the soldiers of the great palace.
        She would continue searching, hoping to rekindle the fire. Until then, she would always be the saddest little valentine.

      • Jarod: Why do people fall in love?
        Sydney: Might as well ask why the stars come out at night.
        Jarod: Everyone spends their whole life searching for that special someone--that person to love. But when they finally find them, it all falls apart.
        Sydney: It's a paradox isn't it? But I believe it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
        Jarod: So, you believe that love is worth fighting for. That it's worth the pain and the effort?
        Sydney: Is that what you were trying to say in the romance novel you left for Miss Parker?
        (Jarod nods)
        Jarod: The book speaks for itself, Sydney.

      • Jarod: One more question.
        Foreman: Shoot.
        Jarod: Valentine's Day. Specifically Cupid.
        Foreman: Yeah?
        Jarod: A corpulent infant, who happens to be an archer, goes around shooting arrows into people and suddenly they're in love?
        Foreman: That's about it.
        Jarod: And to show that they love, people buy each other chocolate and other sweets? Do they want to be fat, like the infant?

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Jarod's surname: Heart (referencing Jarod's newfound discovery of Valentine's Day)

      • Jarod: I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
        Jarod's code word is one of the many famous lines spoken by Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire.

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