The Pretender

Season 3 Episode 16

P.T.B.

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Apr 03, 1999 on NBC
9.1
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Jarod fills in for a radio talk show host who disappeared after a violent confrontation with a threatening caller; Thomas asks Miss Parker to relocate.

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  • This was a very good episode of The Pretender. The "powers that be" included some very good story lines, including one of the best single episode Jarod stories of the third season.moreless

    9.4
    This was a very good episode of The Pretender. The "powers that be" included some very good story lines, including one of the best single episode Jarod stories of the third season.



    The talk show host with his conspracies, the hunting down from Pavlov, Jarod's connection to everything, Jarod's stories about The Centre on the air, plus everything from The Centre, makes this an above average episode. Though the actual series development to the main story lines was minimal, besides the whole Miss Parker/Thomas thing, overall, it was worth watching. That is why I would recommend this episode PTB as one to watch.moreless
Lindsey Ginter

Lindsey Ginter

Dr. Willard Spence

Guest Star

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Angela Somerset

Guest Star

Danielle Weeks

Danielle Weeks

Patricia Marie Lorenz

Guest Star

Jason Brooks

Jason Brooks

Thomas Gates

Recurring Role

Harve Presnell

Harve Presnell

Mr. Parker

Recurring Role

James Denton

James Denton

Mr. Lyle

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Miss Parker: Loving you made me realize that...that there are...are places in me...Tommy, dark places.
      Tommy: And you're afraid that if I see them, that I'll reject you? Parker. If something is not right, we'll deal with it together. I'm a fix-it man, remember?
      Miss Parker: I guess that makes me your new project?
      Tommy: Yeah. And this one I'll never sell.

    • Neil: I suspect you're a very clever man. You know, I've been tracking reports of another clever person. Very mysterious. Shows up at unexpected spots. Always there to help the needy and the abused. (hands Jarod a notebook filled with newspaper clippings of things he's done) Well, you didn't think I'd tell my secrets to any schmo, did you?
      Jarod: Why didn't you expose me on the air?
      Neil: Nah. No, I only go after bad conspiracies.

    • Jarod: You don't know the first thing about being in prison. Sometimes the worst kind of prison is the kind that you have to wake up to every morning--when you think you are out free in the world and you're being hunted and stalked.

    • Jarod: The funny thing about traps, they don't discriminate between the hunter and the hunted.

    • Dr. Spence: You're never going to find me. I'm one of Neil's secrets--contradiction inside of paradox wrapped up in enigma--a kind of conspiracy that even he can't reveal.

    • Mr. Parker: Renovating an old house is like pounding sand down a rat hole--it never ends.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Jarod's surname: Turgidson (referencing the character General Turgidson from the 1964 cold war farce Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

    • Dr. Spence: I'm the shooter in the book depository.

      This is a reference to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which took place at the Texas School Book Depository.

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