|Ah, yes. “Elementary
Steele”. All the detective greats together in one show…Mr. Moto…Philip
Marlowe…Miss Marple… Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson…Remington Steele and
Laura Holt. Way cool, way fun premise. But they had to throw Rocky Sullivan
in the mix, didn’t they?! LOL! No offense to Lynne Randall (who did an
obnoxiously wonderful job of portraying the annoying third-rate singer/actress
Ms. Sullivan) or Michael Gleason for casting his then-wife in the role.
I WILL, however, bitch and moan about Rocky coming back in “Springtime
For Steele”. That was just freakin’ HORRIBLE!!! And I must say, I enjoyed
Lynne’s portrayal of Randi from “Steele Trap” a whole heckuva lot more.
Too bad Randi didn’t come back for an encore instead of Rocky. And after
reading Judith’s kick-butt book, all I can say is thank God Mr. Gleason
had the good sense of casting Janet DeMay as Bernice and not Lynne. Could
you IMAGINE our Miss Wolf being played by Ms. Randall? YIKES!!! *shudder*
On to the episode…I really enjoyed
the mystery. It was well-crafted. (Duh…It was written by Michael Gleason!
How could it not be?!) However, I must say that I loved the whole secret
admirer subplot even more!!! SWEET!!! Love this little exchange:
Mildred: Any signature
Laura: Same as before…Your secret
Remington: Humph…If there's anything
I can't stand it's someone who doesn't reveal his true identity. What's
it say? [HA!!! SO, so funny!!!]
Laura: I'm afraid I can't tell
you. It's FAR too intimate…Mr. Steele!
Remington: This is close to pornography.
Laura: One man's pornography
is another man's poetry.
First Lord Marchmane, now spicy
little love notes!!! Damn!!! Suave, sophisticated, freakin’ gorgeous and
a little naughty to boot!!! Mmmmmmmmm!!! He SO turns me on!!! *fanning
Oh, and Michael Gleason is right
when in the commentaries he says that Pierce does a flawless piece of comedy
when he parts the flowers to answer the phone. NICE!!!
Also LOVE this scene in the Rabbit:
Laura: He's playing a
game. But then, so are you.
Laura: Don't think I don't know
why you're so anxious to pursue this non-existent case. You just want to
keep me occupied so I won't discover who's sending me those beautiful flowers.
Remington: You're sure you're
not playing a game of your own? Pitting your phantom lover against me?
Laura: Are you suggesting that
I'm trying to make YOU jealous?
Remington: Well, aren't you?
Laura: Absolutely not!
Remington: Oh. Pity. Because
Laura: I don't know that I can
handle all this honesty in one sitting.
Remington: Laura, this - this
poet of the obscene might be a blessing in disguise. He's made me understand
how very much you mean to me. Come here. *smooch* [Oh-ho-ho, yeh-heh-hes!!!
Screw the mystery…Time to go to the nearest motel!]
Laura: Would it be in bad taste
to raise a toast to my secret admirer?
Remington: Only if I'm not there
to share it with you. Come here. *more smooching* [That’s it…time to jump
LOVED the expression on Laura’s
face when they came up for air…That distinctive “just-been-kissed-really-well-and-am-totally-turned-on”
look. NICE!!! Good Lord, that woman has an iron will, though! What the
heck?!?! Remington looked absolutely tasty in this episode!!! OMG, OMG,
Other Things Of Note:
* Another wonderful appearance by
Johnny Todd!!! LOVE this character!!! So greasy…So slippery…So tacky…So
why does he turn me on?!?!
* The scene where Remington goes
to Laura’s loft to get the truth out of Rocky makes me uncomfortable. Remington
being violent towards a woman (albeit Rocky) shocks me every time I watch
this episode. It was very well acted by all three…But it just seems a bit
out-of-character to me. (Ace, care to help me change my mind?)
* Laura’s preoccupation with her
secret admirer and trying to make Remington jealous – HA!
* Great casting again!!! Not a bad
one in the bunch!
* Remington is a freakin’ gorgeous
work of art, eh? (OK, OK, Isabel…I guess I AM the “Id". LOL!)
Things That Bugged Me:
where's your sense of adventure? Your taste for mystery? Your desire to
– to find the truth?
Laura: Back at
worry…I'm sure you secret admirer isn't going anywhere.
I just want to find him before he's too old to do anything but admire.
I KNOW she said this to tease poor
Remington, but COME ON!!! He’s been wanting to do more than “admire” for
TWO FREAKIN’ YEARS and she’s given him bubkis!!! Are we really to believe
that Laura would “go for it” with someone who’s sent her flowers rather
than with the incredible man she has right in front of her?!?! COME ON!!!
More Notable Quotes:
Rocky: Don’t you just
love it? The wind on your face, five hundred cc’s throbbing between your
legs! [By now, you all know me well enough to know what I was thinking,
so I won’t even say. Besides, this is a family forum.]
Remington: Yes, well, quite frankly,
Miss Sullivan, I prefer my hogs in the form of bacon. For God's sake, slow
down, will you? This isn't Death Race 2000.
Remington: This – CASE you're
Sherlock Holmes: Ah, it's completely
invented, but nonetheless wonderful. It's filled with sex, blackmail, suicide…
Laura: All the things that make
life worth living. [Hee-Heeeeeeeee!!!]
Remington: Well, aren't
you intrigued by grown gentlemen playing at detective?
Laura: Not in the least…You
forget, I live with that every day. [OUCH!!!]
Rocky: When you run with
swine, you begin to resemble a pork chop. [ROTFL!!! That’s one quote I
MUST use before I die!!! So freakin’ funny!!!]
As always…Thanks for reading!!!
Mamma Mia!!! Pierce Brosnan…Proof
that God loves us and wants us to be happy!