Remington Steele – Steele in the News

by Alan Rapp on November 10, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Remington Steele – Steele in the News
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Remington Steele - Steele in the News television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to a con man pretending to be the world’s greatest detective in Remington Steele. Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) investigate some attempts at sabotage of a local news station that turn deadly when not one but two members of the news team turn up dead. Taking place nearly entirely at the news station, the news team is fun mix of the leggy anchor (Tracy Scoggins), hardened newsman (J.D. Cannon), fearless sports anchor (Maggie Roswell), cowardly reporter (John Reilly), crazy weatherman (Macon McCalman), and Jenny O’Hara the show’s fact checker who smells something fishy about Remington Steele’s official biography.

Highlights of the episode include Laura getting a close look at one of her heroes, Steele revealing the smallest hint of his past to the fact checker, Bernice (Janet DeMay) making a movie reference, Richard Moll in a small role as a pimp, Laura getting caught in a dangerous stunt for ratings, and Tracy Scoggins’ character throwing the detectives out of her apartment which is filled with giant framed pictures of herself. With more than enough motive to go around, it’s Laura who stumbles on the final clue triggered by an off-hand comment by her partner leading to an on-air confession. Sometimes it really is best not to meet your heroes.

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