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The Pretender
A Virus Among Us
  Season 1
Episode # 1.07
Airdate November 9, 1996
Writer(s) Lawrence Meyers
Director(s) Fred Keller
Last name (s) Reilly
Location (s) Chicago, Illinois
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A Virus Among Us is the seventh episode of the first season of The Pretender which first aired November 16, 1996 on NBC in the United States.


Jarod gives Miss Parker the flu and uncovers the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of scientist Jon Florence of the Regional Infectious Disease Authority (R.I.D.A.) Sydney seeks the solace of confession after 33 years. Through DSAs we see a younger Jarod as he learns the code word 'Refuge' from Sydney for when he wants to stop simulations. As Miss Parker tracks Jarod, she ends up stuck in one of his unique traps.


Main Cast

Guest Stars

Featuring Stars (Cast)

  • Cara Rose as Cindy Florence
  • Paul Robert Langdon as Carlos Briggs
  • Jose Rosario as Mr. Briggs


Jarod pretends to be a virologist.


No roaches?


I have a fever Syd, but it's not bad enough to believe that.

–Miss Parker

Mr. Raines, I have the flu.

–Miss Parker

I'm dying.

–Mr. Raines

The question is, Where is he?"

–Mr. Raines

Live long and prosper.


Subtlety is a virtue in any form.


Art is many things. Some choose a brush, some a bow, some a pen....and some...choose glass.


You said it yourself Ben. Sometimes an artist needs to stretch.


The truth is, this place gives me the creeps.


You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave.


Welcome to the world's largest bug motel.


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