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The Pretender
Back From The Dead Again
  Season 2
Episode # 2.01
Airdate November 1, 1997
Writer(s) Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle
Director(s) James Whitmore, Jr.
Guest star(s) Jamie Denton, Richard Marcus
Last name (s) Howard
Location (s) Philadelphia, PA
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Back From The Dead Again is the first episode of the second season of The Pretender which first aired November 1, 1997 on NBC in the United States. It features the first appearance by recurring guest star Jamie Denton as Mr. Lyle.


It's the lead-up to Halloween when Jarod takes on a pretend that leads him to deal with cadavers and to dig up the grave of a missing student. He learns some tricks and traditions of Halloween and indulges in a bit of trick-or-treating, dressed up as the scariest person he knows.


Jarod is dealing with his brother's untimely death and having flashbacks of a time of his life that is not on any of his DSAs. His painful memories come as nightmares and are tied to his latest case, solving the disappearance of a medical student on Halloween night the previous year. Mr. Lyle makes his first appearance, and takes control of things at The Centre in Mr. Parker's absence but this does not sit well with Miss Parker especially when he introduces Brigitte, "the new cleaner" commissioned to provide assistance in the capture of Jarod.


Jarod pretends to be a Medical Professor, Dr. Jarod Howard, and also in honor of Halloween dresses up as Mr. Raines , "the scariest creature he can think of".


Main Cast

Guest Stars

Featuring Stars (Cast)

  • Ricco Ross as Larron
  • James Dalesandro as Monk


Can you believe they raised the price of snack food? (Brigitte)

Someone is going to die. (Sydney)

Trick or Treat? (Jarod)

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