The Pretender
Bomb Squad
  Season 1
Episode # 1.11
Airdate January 18, 1997
Writer(s) Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Director(s) Terrence O'Hara
Guest star(s) Daniel Roebuck, William Lucking, Beth Grant
Last name (s) Nobel, Webster
Location (s) Michigan
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Bomb Squad is the eleventh episode of the first season of The Pretender which first aired January 18, 1997 on NBC in the United States. On NBC it aired under the title Potato Head Blues.


Awaiting the polygraph

Jarod joins the bomb squad to unmask a coward who has been setting bombs and faxing to inform the police about it. Jarod also takes the time to help a woman who lost her eyesight because of the bomber. She in turn helps him to find out the identity of the bomber. Meanwhile, at The Centre, Raines is determined to find out who is leaking information to Jarod, and subjects Miss Parker and her team to a polygraph while Angelo tries to become them to figure out which one is the leak. Miss Parker and Sydney end up tailing Broots and makes some discoveries about his life that he had previously kept private.


Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Daniel Roebuck as Daniel Carlson
  • William Lucking as Lieutenant Chomsky
  • Beth Grant as Mrs. Haring
  • Jon Gries as Broots
  • Lisa Jane Persky as Lamont
  • Chaka Forman as Sketch Artist

Featuring Stars (Cast)

  • Gregory Millar as Technician
  • Reggie Hayes as Froman
  • Delana Michaels as May


Jarod pretends to be on the bomb squad and also pretends to be a doctor and an FBI agent: "Special Agent Jarod Webster."


"Put on a New Year's Eve show to put ol' Dicky Clark to shame."

"What brings you down from the tower sir?" Miss Parker

"Plumbing?" Miss Parker

"I've come to plug a leak." Raines

"Oh, that means a lot coming from Jarod's teddy bear." Miss Parker

"Patience, Mr. Potato-head." Jarod

"I sold my soul to be in this place. I'm not selling her, so don't mess with her. And don't mess with me." Broots

"And miss our chance to be heroes? C'mon." Jarod

"Bye bye, hero." Jarod

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