|Steele and Laura are champion risk takers/game players
-- Murphy as he shows again most decidedly is not (and ergo not the man
for Laura -- Steele or no Steele).
Well, if I solve the case first, say- a weekend.
Just the two of us. In- Paris?"
Wouldn't five bucks be more sensible?"
"You're on. And if I win, I want one year of your
life." She draws a one on his chest.
"Laura, Indentured servitude went out with the
"No, I'm talking about your mysterious past. I
want to know what happened in ONE year. Without exaggeration or embellishment."
I love how he holds her scarf while he makes the bet and how she runs
her finger down his chest for her 1 year of his life.
The guest stars all except a notable one are fantastic actors. Of course
the notable one goes on to be a movie star. Luckily the other guest actors
are good because all the flashbacks and voice overs tend to wear as they
Sharon Stone – looks lovely but aiyeyaya- I’ll give her the benefit
of the doubt when she’s supposed to be playing the Homecoming Queen frozen
faced air head but then there’s the tone deaf line reading –
"Not just his sister. Tom practically raised me when my parents split
up. He was EVERYTHING I had! The world! They murdered him!"
"Would you please listen to each OTHER? Talk about
channeling your free-floating anxiety into somebody else's space. Face
it. You're scared. I'm scared. I mean- a trip like this, it would take
a really extended human being not to be."
There is a tap on the door, and Steele enters with
a smile. "Ahh, here you all are! Murphy, Laura, and-" he pauses to take
her hand and kiss it
"Did you know that you radiate a very powerful
"One hears rumors."
"Wow. I could really use some of that. Would you
"Would I mind what?
"A quick transfer of auras through the total union
of our bodies and spirits."
"Well, unfortunately, I have to go to Paris shortly."
LOL. I love this exchange. Annie may be flaky but she’s right on target
with Steele – he simply radiates energy -- and she has one great pick up
I love how angry Murphy is when Steele is gloating about winning the
bet – he’s angrier and more upset than he was about Laura thinking it was
Marvelous kiss in the tunnel—easily their best so far of this season
in regards to proximity, length, and overall technique. ;-)
"Uh, put your arms around me."
"How long I've waited for you to say that.”
"So long as we seem to be tete a tete, what say
we cancel our bet and simply award one another the prizes?"
"You mean you'd willingly tell me one year of
"For a weekend with you? Gladly."
"An interesting offer. But I've so enjoyed the
Once again game playing trumps actual follow through. Drats!
“We must have taken a wrong turn”
"That's one way of looking at it, I suppose. As
you were, ladies. Yes."
LOL! A room full of half dressed co-eds would be too much for Steele
not to appreciate or remark upon.
It’s great that they constantly passing the cardboard cut out of Sharon
Stone – the answer to the mystery is there all the time.
I like the eerie ghost music.
Laura is a sore loser - or rather someone that won't admit loss even
when she does. Steele did identify the murderer first. There was nothing
about laying hands on the murderer first. She wriggles out of losing the
same way in Puzzled by calling it a tie -- although that is even
less up for debate. He solves the asked for/bet on mystery first and she
discounts it by saying that wasn’t the main mystery. Tsk tsk.
I love Steele’s forest green shirt – the jeans go without saying. The
all jean outfit at the end is also very nice – though one can’t help but
note that there was more to appreciate of Mr Steele a couple years later
in Corn Fed. ;-)
Laura’s half school marm -- half bozo the clown blouse – SCARY – and
by far the worse of her high neck school marm collection. It makes me almost
thankful her house burned down with her clothes inside.
Laura’s blue sweater at the end is easily her best sweater of the episode
but highest marks go to Steele’s white sweater (although I expect him to
break out into a song about Irish Spring soap).
Murphy really does have a plaid shirt for every occasion. The mind boggles.