|Before I get started
on Hounded Steele, I have to make a comment about Woman of Steele. (By
the way…This episode always makes me so sad whenever I watch it…Sad for
Remington…Sad for Laura… *sigh* …Though it does have a happy ending, thank
goodness.) OMG, ladies!!! That kiss Laura and Remington share when he goes
to her loft after seeing Anna at the restaurant…OMG, OMG, OMG!!! It’s practically
perfect in every way…Except that it didn’t last nearly as long as I would
have liked. (Even the camera work was great…A close-up over Remington’s
shoulder, focusing on Laura’s surprised face…Oooo, la-la!!!) I LOVED how
he walked over to her and cradled her face in his beautiful hands. OMG,
even his shoulder motion was sexy, SEXY, SEC-SAY!!! Yeah, baby!!! And you
just KNOW his body was pressed oh-so-very-close to hers. *fanning myself*
And I can just imagine where her hands were. (I know where mine would be!!!)
Oh-ho-ho, yeh-heh-hes!!! Such a delicious treat that kiss was!!! YUM!!!
*smacking my lips*
OK…On to Hounded Steele. Not one
of my favorites. In fact, I do believe it made my “Bottom Ten” list. No
offense to Mr. Melvoin or any of the wonderful actors…In actuality, it
was a nicely-written mystery and also delved into Mildred’s personal life…And
the opening scene of Mr. Steele’s and Laura’s morning being shattered by
Mildred’s absence was an absolute JOY to watch…But, gol dang-it, I NEED
MY ROMANCE!!! Nothing better than watching Remington and Laura do their
thang…Well, except for maybe Scene 17…Unrated version…Widescreen edition.
I guess I have a different view than
most of you have – including Remington and Laura – about Mildred’s personal
life. I don’t see Mildred as being particularly lonely. Yes, she’s single.
No, she doesn’t have children. Yes, she lives alone. But that could easily
sum up about 50% of society. (OK, so I don’t have the exact statistics
to back up what I’m saying…But you know what I mean.) And I don’t believe
that single people are any more – or less – lonely than married people.
Mildred? Lonely? Nah! She’s got the Dragon Ladies…real honest to goodness
friends to pal around with and go bowling with. And seems to me, Mildred
had a couple of “hot dates” during the course of the series. (You go, girl!)
And you just KNOW that if the fifth season had played out Tony would’ve
become Mildred’s boy-toy. LOL!
Best thing about this episode? Remington
in his black break-in clothes! Yes, YES, oh-ho-ho yeh-heh-HES!!! OMG, OMG,
OMG!!! Scrumptious!!! Delectable!!! Delightfully gorgeous!!! OK, I’ll stop
now…It’s getting a little hot in here.
Other Noteworthy Things:
* The whole bit with Mrs. Clairbourne.
Loved that Mr. Steele persuaded a CLIENT to make him coffee and answer
the phones! And her comment about working not being as unpleasant as she
had thought – HYSTERICAL!!!
* J.D. Cannon is a delightful actor.
Always nice to see him on RS. Loved his portrayal of an ex “dog burglar”
in his golden years. (I know we were supposed to draw parallels to Remington
had he not become Mr. Steele…But somehow I can’t imagine Mr. Steele being
alone with a dog after retirement. That man would ALWAYS have female companionship,
I do believe.) Too bad they didn’t bring Kevin back periodically to romance
* Laura and Remington in their black
break-in clothes!!! DAMN!!!
* Nita Talbot as Shirley the dog
groomer – fabulous!!! What a riot!
* Loved how Doolittle kept growling
at poor Mr. Steele and pulling on his pants. (Wait a minute…That’s starting
to resemble some of my dreams! Hmmmm…) Hated, however, that he kept pissing
on him. WAY overdone. (And totally not in my dreams.)
* Loved the slide from building to
building. Totally cool!
* Loved how the episode comes full
circle with Mildred taking charge and restoring order to the office and
Laura’s and Remington’s lives. Nice.
Remington: In matters of this nature,
Miss Melisch, I find it advisable for subjects to focus on the initial
stages on their narrative and then to proceed chronologically.
Shirley: What'd he say?
Laura: He means, start at the beginning.
Mildred: But you two. You're so young.
You're admired. Your lives are important. And I don't even pretend to understand
your relationship…but you do seem to have each other.
*sigh* (Unfortunately, the only speck
of anything remotely romantic in this episode. Couldn’t they have at least
smooched a little while they were in the vent and maybe have Doolittle
interrupt them?! Come on!!!)
(As I mentioned before…)
Mrs. Clairbourne: And they've asked
me to stay on the rest of the day. I mean, can you imagine, Carol. ME,
working? Actually, it's not nearly as unpleasant as I'd always imagined
Remington: You know, Laura, I hadn't
realized until this moment just how frustrating it must be for you to pretend
that I'm the head of the agency.
Laura: It's about time.
Remington: I mean, for over a year
now, you've had to put up with countless charades, and indignities of the
sort that I've just experienced for a brief moment, and yet found quite
demeaning even at that. It's truly remarkable the way you've been able
to keep your emotions in check while I take the glory for all your efforts.
Truly remarkable. Yes. Keep up the good work.
(Hee-heeeeeeeeee!!! Poor Laura!!!)
Laura: How do you know so much about
Remington: Because, for a while,
Interpol thought I was the Fox.
(Not really any great or astounding
writing there…Just had to mention that line because it’s so prophetic…Especially
in the 80s when women actually referred to hot, good-looking men as foxes.
Laura: Let's just say I have a soft
spot for charming men with mysterious pasts.
(Don’t we all, Laura…Don’t we all!)
Is it just me or was Pierce’s chin
dimple really, really obvious in this episode and Woman of Steele?!?! OMG,
OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, O…M…G!!! *drooling*
That’s it for now, ladies! Thanks
Mamma Mia!!! Pierce Brosnan…Proof
that God loves us and wants us to be happy!