Remington Steele – A Good Night’s Steele

by Alan Rapp on January 2, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Remington Steele – A Good Night’s Steele
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Remington Steele - A Good Night's Steele TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. The latest case sends Steele (Pierce Brosnan) to a medical clinic as an insomnia patient to look into its disappearing morphine supply and a missing physician (who we see murdered in the opening scene). With Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) installed undercover as the clinic’s new doctor, the pair find the missing doctor’s cadaver along with evidence that seems to point to a narcoleptic (Paul Reiser) who fears he may have done something to the doctor in his sleep.

Reiser offers some fun as the most helpful murder suspect in the show’s history, but as bodies keep dropping it becomes obvious poor Ivan isn’t the killer. Nancy Parsons stars as the gruff nurse and John Mansfield as a doctor with big plans, but both (like Ivan) prove to be nothing more than red herrings as Steele’s method to avoid the sleep study and sneak around the hospital offers Laura the final piece of the puzzle. With Steele pretending to be an insomniac, “A Good Night’s Steele” offers a running gag of the detective unable to get even a moment of rest ending in Laura taking surprising advantage of her “boss” in his kitchen.

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