Great Pretender

10 Worst Episodes of Great Pretender

Supposedly Japan’s greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.

Written by Sophie and last updated on sep 30, 2022.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Great Pretender - S1E11

#10 - Case 3_1: Snow of London (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Working as a sushi chef while living in France, Makoto attempts to plan a con without Laurent's help after a pompous Englishman terrorizes the locals.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 46 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E7

#9 - Case 2_2: Singapore Sky (Season 1 - Episode 7)


The crew heads to Singapore to begin the con on the two princes and the fixed Pathfinder Air Race, but Makoto has concerns about Abbie's mental state.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 53 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E12

#8 - Case 3_2: Snow of London (Season 1 - Episode 12)

In London, Laurent and the team put their payback con against the "007 of the art world" into action. Cynthia reminisces about art and love.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 44 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E2

#7 - Case 1_2: Los Angeles Connection (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Dangling from the Hollywood sign, Makoto recalls his path from salesman to a life of crime. Back on the ground, he learns more about "confidence men."

The episode was rated 7.64 from 64 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E6

#6 - Case 2_1: Singapore Sky (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Two years later, Makoto gets an honest job as a mechanic once he gets out, while Laurent and the crew reunite for a job in Las Vegas.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 55 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E4

#5 - Case 1_4: Los Angeles Connection (Season 1 - Episode 4)


With construction proceeding on the new lab, Makoto enjoys LA in the company of Eddie's enforcer, and Paula Dickins sets her sights on him.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 57 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E9

#4 - Case 2_4: Singapore Sky (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Not realizing who the bookies are, the greedy prince places a series of eye-popping wagers. Abbie's harrowing past begins to affect her focus.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 51 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E3

#3 - Case 1_3: Los Angeles Connection (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Makoto tells Laurent how he got into Eddie's good graces, but keeping up the con isn't easy, and the LAPD is monitoring the situation closely.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 60 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E1

#2 - Case 1_1: Los Angeles Connection (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Makoto and his partner make their living conning the innocent. But when a simple scam on a tourist goes awry, he's soon out of his depth in Los Angeles.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 73 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E8

#1 - Case 2_3: Singapore Sky (Season 1 - Episode 8)


When their first strategy fails, Laurent recruits some extra help, using Makoto's skills as a mechanic to deal with the stubborn elder prince.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 49 votes.

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