The BEST Episodes of The Pretenders (AR)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2019
The Pretenders consists of a team of four associates who run a "simulation" business, solving the problems and the needs of their clients by staging simulacros (simulations). The simulations are aimed at confusing whoever is giving their clients a problem (bosses, criminals, husbands, wives, unscrupulous businessmen, etc), thus helping the client come on top of the situation. The underlying philosophy used by the team was that sometimes what's legal is not fair, and sometimes what's fair is not legal.
#1 - Holiday Weekend
Season 2 - Episode 8
Taking a small vacation, the team unmasks a crime being committed by a couple, the Sherlock Holmes way.
#2 - The Necklace of the Four Seasons
Season 2 - Episode 3
The team is contacted by a man that can't stop cheating on the woman he loves; however, they pretend to refuse the case and he becomes part of the simulation.
#3 - The Mixed Marriage
Season 2 - Episode 6
A Jewish boy and a catholic girl hire the team to convince their respective parents that a mixed marriage is not a bad idea.
#4 - The Child Avenger
Season 2 - Episode 5
The team helps a young comic-book lover to gain self-esteem and resist a bully.
#5 - Final Episode
Season 2 - Episode 11
A two-part episode. The victim from the ninth chapter of the first season comes back from the jungle seeking to kill the team for having tricked him and stolen from him almost one million pesos (at that time, almost USD200,000). The team then makes a simulation to make him believe that it was a test, and then train him to kill Osama Bin Laden. The team also works to convince an ambitious corporate employee to return home and help his father and sister with the family business. This is the team's final job, as they decide to quit for some time and go their separate ways.
#6 - The Big Challenge
Season 2 - Episode 7
U.S. agents capture the members of the B-Team after taking them for terrorists -which they were pretending to be for the purposes of a simulation-, leading the original team to try to infiltrate the FBI itself to free them.
#7 - The Ring of Solomon
Season 2 - Episode 10
A famous orchestra conductor hires the team to get rid of an obnoxious classical music fan.
#8 - The Social Debilitator
Season 2 - Episode 9
The team simulates a trial against a model manager that encourages the girls into unhealthy eating habits, charging him for "pre-crimes against Humanity".
#9 - Out of Calculations
Season 1 - Episode 7
The Pretenders are to perform a minor job in a local bank. However, things soon turn complicated when the bank their job is happening is robbed, and the thieves take Santos and Lamponne as hostages.
#10 - The Motul Clan
Season 2 - Episode 4
Simulating a vampires story, the team saves a retirement house from being sold.
#11 - Z 9000
Season 2 - Episode 2
The team convinces an abusive husband that he has a murderous clone stalking him.
#12 - The Big Man's Small Problem
Season 1 - Episode 6
Helena, the country's first lady, hires The Pretenders to assist her in a delicate matter regarding her husband the president.
#13 - Unemployment Insurance
Season 1 - Episode 3
The Pretenders must help an elderly man named Jose, who his new boss wants to fire due to his old age.
#14 - Christmas Card
Season 1 - Episode 1
A man named Galvan is devastated when his wife Claudia moves out and intends to divorce him. Noticing his situation, his neightbor gives him the number of "Los Simuladores" ("The Pretenders"), a group of people who solve people's problems with quite unorthodox methods.
#15 - Rectoscopic Diagnosis
Season 1 - Episode 2
A man is greatly indebted with a loan shark by the name of Laguzzi, who threatens to murder his family unless he pays him fully by the end of the month. Unable to come up with that amount of money, he turns The Pretenders to protect his family.
#16 - The Young Pretender
Season 1 - Episode 5
A teenage boy named Mathias is about to flunk high school after skipping most of his classes to take care of his terminally ill mother. His father contacts The Pretenders to help his boy with the upcmonig exams.
#20 - The Spanish Witness
Season 1 - Episode 4
The Pretenders are tasked with protecting Alice, a happily married suburban mom, who's being stalked by an ex-lover.
#22 - The Remarkable Four
Season 2 - Episode 1
To help the family of an ailing man, the team tries to convince an HMO doctor-turned-businessman that he has been nominated to the Nobel Prize for an old idealistic paper he wrote in his youth.