The BEST Episodes of The Pretenders (AR)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2019

Network: Telefe

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.

Holiday Weekend

#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.

star 9.36
11 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Necklace of the Four Seasons

#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.

star 9.18
11 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Mixed Marriage

#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.

star 9.14
14 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Child Avenger

#4 - The Child Avenger

Season 2 - Episode 5

The team helps a young comic-book lover to gain self-esteem and resist a bully.

star 9.13
16 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
Final Episode

#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.

star 9.13
16 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Big Challenge

#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.

star 9.00
13 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Ring of Solomon

#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.

star 9.00
12 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Social Debilitator

#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".

star 8.92
13 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
Out of Calculations

#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.

star 8.86
14 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Motul Clan

#10 - The Motul Clan

Season 2 - Episode 4

Simulating a vampires story, the team saves a retirement house from being sold.

star 8.75
12 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
Z 9000

#11 - Z 9000

Season 2 - Episode 2

The team convinces an abusive husband that he has a murderous clone stalking him.

star 8.53
15 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Big Man's Small Problem

#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.

star 8.13
15 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
Unemployment Insurance

#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.

star 7.92
48 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
Christmas Card

#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.

star 7.85
48 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
Rectoscopic Diagnosis

#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.

star 7.82
45 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Young Pretender

#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.

star 7.69
48 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
An Involuntary Job

#17 - An Involuntary Job

Season 1 - Episode 13

star 7.61
44 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Copernicus Pact

#18 - The Copernicus Pact

Season 1 - Episode 8

star 7.60
43 votes
Writers:
The Unpresentables

#19 - The Unpresentables

Season 1 - Episode 10

star 7.60
43 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Spanish Witness

#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.

star 7.60
47 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Last Hero

#21 - The Last Hero

Season 1 - Episode 9

star 7.59
44 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Remarkable Four

#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.

star 7.51
39 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
Marcela & Paul

#23 - Marcela & Paul

Season 1 - Episode 12

star 7.47
45 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers:
The Foreign Collaborator

#24 - The Foreign Collaborator

Season 1 - Episode 11

star 7.43
44 votes
Directors: Damián Szifron
Writers: