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The Pretender
  Season 1
Episode # 1.03
Airdate October 19, 1996
Writer(s) Juan Carlos Coto
Director(s) James Whitmore, Jr.
Last name (s) Wright
Location (s) Baja, California; Arizona; Blue Cove, DE
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Flyer is the third episode of the first season of The Pretender which first aired October 19, 1996 on NBC in the United States.

It features an appearance by recurring guest star Jon Gries as Broots and the first appearance of Richard Marcus as Mr. Raines.


While posing as a test pilot, Jarod tries to find out the circumstances surrounding the death of an Air Force lieutenant killed in a crash.



Sydney and Miss Parker drive to Baja, California to the Soledad Wind Power Research Area to follow Jarod’s trail. Jarod has found a “natural heat vortex” area and then utilized it to make energy. Sydney tries to understand

"Jarod, what are you up now?"

the logic behind it to predict Jarod’s next pretend.

Jarod in the meantime is high in the sky, flying a jet to get a job at Skyvionics in Arizona as a pilot and he gets the job. As it turns out he replaces a pilot, Ron Collins, who died in an accident that Jarod has decided to investigate.


Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Terence Knox as Tom Matthews
  • Robert Cornthwaite as Mr. Hollis
  • Ray McKinnon as Lawson
  • Jon Gries as Broots
  • Alex Wexo as Young Sydney
  • Ryan Merriman as Young Jarod
  • Gay Wilson as Lt. Janice Gant
  • Richard Marcus as Mr. Raines
  • Jake Lloyd as Ronny Collins
  • Gene Lythgow as Gary Dixon
  • Steve Wilcox as Kendall
  • Sam Ayers as Sam the Sweeper
  • Deanne Bray as Deaf Woman
  • Lillian Hurst as Bartender
  • Jay Kopita as Andrew
  • Adrienne Stout-Coppola as Lindsay Collins
  • Kelly Schmidt as Girl
  • William Wellman Jr. as USAF General


  • Jet pilot - Jarod Wright.

Jarod's Discovers

  • Silly Putty
  • PEZ


Related Links

List of The Pretender episodes at the Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flyer at the Internet Movie Database
Pretender Episode 3 (Flyer) - Season 1 (The Daily Planet)