Remington Steele – Steele Among the Living

by Alan Rapp on August 11, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Remington Steele – Steele Among the Living
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Remington Steele - Steele Among the Living television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. It’s not every episode where someone gets murdered twice. Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist investigate the disappearance of an artist (Judith Roberts). All evidence, and motive, points to her boy toy husband (Reid Smith) who his mistress believes to be innocent despite his sudden disappearance as well. Then there’s the private detective, Leo Blitzman (Phil Rubenstein), who the husband hired to prove his innocence and find his wife’s missing paintings. Complicating things even further is the discovery that victim faked her own death in order to cash-in on the value of her remaining paintings except she eventually turns up dead, again with all evidence pointing to her husband.

“Steele Among the Living” is notable for a misunderstanding involving a phone call that ratchets up the tension between our intrepid detectives and Steele’s first movie guess of 1944’s Laura turning out to be on target with their case. The episode offers a number of suspects who would in one way or another profit from the artist’s early demise, including her co-conspirator in faking her death, but like the husband neither Steele nor Laura like any of them for the crime. Working with Leo to locate the paintings uncovers the truth behind the victim’s second murder and nabs a killer.

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