The Pretender

The Pretender (1996)

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Corrected entry: When we watch the black and white footage of things that took place at The Centre in the past the camera angles change, cameras move and change focus as well. This implies that someone is there operating the cameras. It's highly unlikely that someone else would be allowed to be there when people are having psychiatric examinations, being murdered, making secret plans and so on. Unless the cameras had motion sensors which is unlikely for the time they were supposed to be happening.

Charles Fraser

Correction: I've noticed in a few episodes when Jarod is viewing the DSA's on his thing that there's a little ball-type thing that he uses to zoom in and out. One episode example (I think it's in the first season) is when he uses it to zoom in on Mr. Raines to read his lips (the line is "Listen to me Doctor. Tell the kid that daddy died in a plain crash. It's not exactly a lie") And besides, it's the Centre. There may be people watching them at all times.

The Agent Of Year Zero - S4-E14

Revealing mistake: During the scene when Mr. Lyle is talking to the General (butcher character), his glove that he wears on his hand is removed to make a point about his thumb having been cut off. In the next shot, we see Mr. Lyle walking around the desk and putting his glove back on, and you can see his thumb folded under his hand as if the actor was trying to hide it and did not realize it could been seen from the camera angle.

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Question: Why doesn't Jarod just go to the FBI or police and say, "Hey, these people kidnapped me as a child and are trying to rekidnap me, please arrest them". After what he's been through I cannot think of any reason for him to protect them. Also, why, when he's pretending to be a doctor or some government official, does he run when Parker or Sam or whomever come to get him? If he's in a hospital do you really think they could just drag him out at gunpoint unnoticed? It can't be that The Centre had infiltrated all of these government agencies to such a high level, or how could Jarod continually pretend to be FBI, ATF, Justice Department and military personnel without being caught? Many times he actually worked in the offices of these organizations.

Charles Fraser

Chosen answer: Well, there ARE people at the Center he wants to protect: Ms. Parker, Sydney, and Broots. Plus, people with influence like the Triumvirate has could stymie any investigation. And telling the FBI would necessitate revealing who and what he is to them, and he might be afraid that the Federal government would treat him as a guinea pig/resource like the Center did. Presumably, when the Center sends out Sweepers, they're "disguised" as law enforcement officials, with official-enough looking credentials to fool the casual onlooker. And just because the Center might have influence in government doesn't mean they necessarily have actual agents present everywhere. Perhaps Jared, in his Pretends, has made sure he's "under the radar." Besides, Jared doesn't KNOW how far up Center influence goes - after all, he wouldn't still be searching for "the truth" if he knew everything about the Center and its influence, would he?

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