|Great post, Mickey.
Of course, you covered several things
from my mental notes.
1. The inconspicuous Auburn. And,
a few moments later, the white VW tailing Anna (with Laura dressed in bright
turquoise.) Geez people! BLEND IN!
2. Steele finding the gun right away.
However, it didn't show him finding the bullets. Wasn't he wearing the
same suit the next morning when Laura found him at Mildred's desk? Maybe
he spent the whole night looking for them.
3. Love Stephanie on tiptoes too.
Ace posted that somewhere awhile ago and I've had a new appreciation for
how well they work with the height difference ever since.
I loved this episode as a kid. I
even remember recounting it in full detail to a fellow RS watcher at school
the next day. I'm not so much of a fan of it as an adult, but perhaps part
of that is due to the fact that, like Mickey, I expected a little more
"brazen-ness" to follow in future episodes.
The fashion and the editing both
bugged me through this watching. I think the only piece of fashion I liked
were Anna's sunglasses at the saloon / inn. Steele's khaki pants, blue
jacket, and red tie look great, but resemble too closely the school uniforms
I'm having to buy my soon-to-be kindergartener. (He doesn't have to wear
the tie, but the upper grades do.) Steele's clothes in the tag would be
great without the jacket.
There were so many abrupt editing
cuts that I stopped counting. The most frustrating, though, was during
Mildred's talk with Laura right after she says "Oh, Honey." I so want to
know what was cut. Every bit of that conversation was gold. I wanted more.
On that note, I do enjoy watching
Laura fight a bit for Steele. Why can she only realize how much he means
to her when she's in danger of losing him? The "gloves" talk with Anna
was great, but it would have been interesting to watch what Laura would
have done / said if Anna hadn't turned out to be such a bad girl and Steele
had struggled a little longer with his choice.
A few other random thoughts:
I have the original version of this
taped, so I realize they changed the music yet again, but that was not
"blues" playing when Laura questions the cowboy.
They did some serious damage to the
club with all of those gunshots and fist fighting. Who paid that bill?
The rare uninterrupted kiss was lovely.
I've read at least one piece of fanfic that follows Mickey's idea that
this is where they "crossed the line." Kuddos the the writer if you're
Judith, thanks for the script to
"Memories of Steele." Gotta agree with Ace. That would have made a better
episode. Overall, though, it wasn't bad. The ending scores a 10 in my book.