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Season 2

November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
- May 16, 1998
Bloodlines (Part 1 & 2)

The Pretender's 2nd Season premiered on November 1, 1997. Season 2 also has 21 episodes (like Season 1) and also ends with a two-part episode both parts airing on the same night. The Pretender - The Complete Second Season DVD set for Region 1 was released on September 20, 2005


Season Two introduces the nefarious Mr. Lyle (James Denton), a thorn in Miss Parker's side, a man whom Jarod (in season three) explains "killed me once too". We find out more on Miss Parker's as well as Jarod's past and things, are not what they seem to Miss Parker anymore.

Jarod helps Miss Parker save her father from being assassinated and they meet face to face in Bank where Jarod has tracked down a former employee of The Centre who may hold the key to both their pasts.

Mr. Lyle proves to be a particularly dangerous problem when he corners both Jarod and Miss Parker, "thumbless in the desert" and the result is fatal for Jarod's brother Kyle who had resurfaced to plot some revenge of his own.

Season 2 ends with some surprising twists, including an explosion at The Centre that leaves the audience wondering who has survived.


Main characters

Recurring characters

Special Guest Appearance

Season 2: 1997-1998

Ep.# Title Writer(s) (Story/Teleplay) Director(s) Original Airdate
1 Back From The Dead Again Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle James Whitmore, Jr. November 1, 1997
2 Scott Free Tommy Thompson & Juan Carlos Coto Joe Napolitano November 8, 1997
3 Over The Edge Tony Blake & Paul Jackson James Whitmore, Jr. November 15, 1997
4 Exposed Tyler Bensinger Jum Charleston November 22, 1997
5 Nip and Tuck Eric Morris Michael Lange December 6, 1997
6 Past Sim Tommy Thompson Fred K. Keller December 13, 1997
7 Collateral Damage Harry Dunn Vern Gillum January 3, 1998
8 Hazards Juan Carlos Coto, Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle Chuck Bowman January 10, 1998
9 F/X Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle & Harry Dunn Vern Gillum January 17, 1998
10 Indy Show Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle

& Eric Morris & Tommy Thompson

Chuck Bowman January 31, 1998
11 Gigolo Jarod Tyler Bensinger Rodney Charters February 7, 1998
12 Toy Surprise Juan Carlos Coto Fred K. Keller March 7, 1998
13 A Stand-Up Guy Tony Blake & Paul Jackson Michael Lange March 14, 1998
14 Amnesia Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle Steven Long Mitchell March 21, 1998
15 Bulletproof Mark M. Dodson Fred K. Keller March 28, 1998
16 Silence Denise Dobbs Joe Napolitano April 4, 1998
17 Crash Tony Blake & Paul Jackson Scott Lautanen April 11, 1998
18 Stolen Juan Carlos Coto & Ivan Tell Scott Lautanen May 2, 1998
19 Red Rock Jarod Tommy Thompson Fred K. Keller May 2, 1998
20 Bank Harry Dunn Michael Lange May 9, 1998
(Part 1)

(Part 2)
Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle Fred K. Keller May 16, 1998

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