The Pretender

Season 2 Episode 16

Silence

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Apr 04, 1998 on NBC
9.0
out of 10
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EL PASO, TEXAS - Jarod becomes a child psychologist to help a little boy, who witnessed the murder of a DEA agent, break out of his wall of silence. Back at the Centre, Mr. Raines is under tower review, thanks to Miss Parker. Things get worst for him when an old patient / project comes back to haunt him.moreless

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  • A little boy witnesses a murder and is traumatized. He cannot talk anymore, and it is up to Jarod to help him work through his problems in order to help solve the murder.moreless

    8.6
    I loved how protective of the boy Jarod was, and how serious seeing someone getting hurt could really damage a childs psyche.



    I do not remember if Jarod actually saw himself in the litle boy, but anyone can see it. The fear the boy felt, we all know that Jarod felt that many times in his life. Yet, we see Jarod speaking with Sydney, who was a part of that fear. It was a contradiction common to the show and I am glad they kept it in this episode because it shows us just how much like a child Jarod still is. He cannot move on from the centre, whether he thinks he is or not. That is why he keeps calling Sydney. And in this respect, he is not letting go of his own trauma, like he tries to encourage the boy.moreless
Seth Adkins

Seth Adkins

Nicky Parks

Guest Star

Larry Joshua

Larry Joshua

Agent Roger Bingham

Guest Star

David Kriegel

David Kriegel

Agent Andrew Stess

Guest Star

Ryan Merriman

Ryan Merriman

Young Jarod

Recurring Role

Richard Marcus

Richard Marcus

Mr. Raines

Recurring Role

Alex Wexo

Alex Wexo

Young Sydney

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (1)

    • While shooting the episode Andrea Parker (Miss Parker) had to hurl a heavy wooden chair against a breakaway wall--that didn't break. She broke her finger instead. Still, she went on working till the end of the day, then drove herself to the emergency room.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Jarod's Surname: Leary (referencing drug guru Timothy Leary)

    • Agent Bingham: Listen, Freud...

      Dr. Sigmund Freud, a famous and influential psychiatrist, is sometimes used in a mocking manner to suggest a person is behaving overly analytical. Here the label is applied to Jarod.

    • Miss Parker: What's Marmaduke up to this week?

      Marmaduke, a canine character in a syndicated comic strip, is a large and good natured dog who happens to find himself in unusual situations day after day.

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