Episode #49- Steele Away With Me
Xenos1981 (Sep 28 2007)
episode this week, ladies...Steele Your Heart Away! Looking forward to
FYI...Those of you who are lucky
enough to be in LA this week to see Steph in "A Little Night Music" are
NOT exempt from posting. (Ahem, Mick and Auburn.) We look forward to your
posts AFTER YOU RETURN!!! [[winkgrin]]
Mamma Mia!!! Pierce Brosnan...Proof
that God loves us and wants us to be happy!
auroracat-1 (Sep 28 2007)
|OK - Before everyone
watches this - the scenes I made reference to in earlier posts where I
said they were my favorite for a totally different reason are......When
LH & RS are in the Rolls following the TARA van and get blocked by
the herd of sheep and again when they are in the horse drawn cart and LH
shooes the sheep to block Mrs. Armsdale's car. Watch for the 3 Border Collies
who are really doing the moving of the sheep.
MickeyBoggs (Sep 28 2007)
|I assume I don't
have to wait until after I return, do I? I did mine last night [[tongue2]]
so here it is:
Another strong episode! I love this
one too. Wish Brian Clemens had written more episodes (besides this one
and Puzzled Steele).
- The actress who plays Mrs. Armdale
is just so deliciously evil. She does a great job playing it just over
the top. Not a redeeming quality to be found in her!
- Love Mr. Steele's reaction after
getting "held up" by the cardboard cutout. After discerning he's not in
danger, he glances around to be sure nobody saw that! Great job all around
by PB playing the woozy Mr. Steele.
- Only Mr. Steele would get amnesia
and decide he was Otto Preminger!
- Love how Laura sidestep's the
doctor's questions about Mr. Steele's real name.
- Mr. Steele assuming Laura doesn't
remember ever detail about "the boss". Like how she grits her teeth when
he mentions that!
- Laura can't just yell "no, don't
drink that", she's got to body-check Mr. Steele into dropping it. LOL
- Love Mildred trying klonk Mr.
Steele on the head!S
- Mr. Steele's recounting of the
scene from Casablanca is a hoot. He's so excited that he may have remembered
- Poor Mildred - left at the hotel
(the IRISH hotel) with a wet head. Sounds like Doris has a cold too.
- Finally, some romance! Glad to
see Laura's willing to "sacrifice" for "research purposes". Some things
are undeniable, no matter who they think they are.
- Teamwork in action without a word
spoken: Choking the guard just long enough for him to pass out and making
a run for it. Well, once they decide which door to get out of the car!
It happens again when they climb into the hayloft: Mr. Steele the human
- Kudos to Mr. Steele for calling
Laura on their attraction to each other. He doesn't realize she's cutting
him some slack as they're in a freeze period, so he does his best to exert
all his charms on her. THIS is the chemistry we missed for so much of the
- Nice to see Laura exuberant driving
extends to traps too!
- I like that Mr. Steele wants Laura
to be there when he finds out who she is. I'm proud of her for giving him
the moment to enjoy it for himself.
- I really love the last few lines
and how much they say with so few words. It gave me such hope for the rest
of the season.
Mrs. A (re: the shotgun): This was
Mr. Armdale's favorite. How he loved his hunting. Sneaking up on the little
creatures and blowing their heads off. Think of our intruder as a mallard
whose time has come.
L: ..... I'm an associate of the
Remington Steele Detective Agency
R: Ah! Thank heavens!
Doc: You remember that?
R: No, but I mean, a dectective
agency sounds exciting, don't you think? I mean, glamorous? I might have
been an accountant.
L: I think I should get Mildred.
L: The other woman in your life.
R: The other woman? And you don't
L: (grinning) We have an arrangement.
We share you!
R: (baffled) Share me?! If only
I could remember what a good time I've been having!
R: You mean to tell me that after
all these years, the time we've been together, you don't want me as much
as I want you? Hmm? You're awfully silent.
Hair & Clothing
- Love Laura's jacket with the plaid
- Mr. Steele's dark suit he wears
most of the episode is fabulous
Goofs, Headscratchers & Misc
- Frank Kelly (Willard) played PB's
father in "Evelyn"
- Mr. Steele mentions "Wait Until
Dark" with Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin but leaves out EZ Jr!
- In the tag scene, in the close-up
shot just before Mr. Steele walks across the street, he adjusts his tie
and his fingers are ring-free. In the long shot, he adjusts his tie again
and we see PB's wedding ring.
- PB's mum and stepdad are in the
wake scene at the end of the episode
angietitus (Sep 28 2007)
|Just a little
post because I'm not used to doing episode commentary. I will say that
this is one of my very favorite episodes. It's both hilarious and warm
at the same time. I love the episodes that touch both our funny bones and
our hearts. I mean, the handcuff scene has me in stitches still, and I've
seen the episode more than ten times...and the ending always leaves me
feeling *sighy* in a sad but good way. Oh, another thing I really enjoy
is Mildred trying to clonk him on the head to get his memory to come back.
:) This episode is definitely top ten for me...possibly even top three
Xenos1981 (Sep 28 2007)
episode! Steele Your Heart Away! Delightful in every way!
I remember seeing this episode for
the very first time and being disturbed by the opening scene at the Irish
wake. Didn’t understand how people could dance and play music while the
dead man was just lying there on display clutching a rosary. And I really
felt for the little girl who seemed so traumatized by the whole thing.
I was, too. Funny how things change when you “grow up”. I hope they’re
dancing and partying at my funeral…Though I want to be clutching a bottle
of wine in one hand and a chocolate bar in the other. Now THAT’s the way
Then there was poor Mr. Steele waking
up on the floor next to a dead man. YIKES! Talk about your great set-up!
How intriguing! Couldn’t wait to see what happened next! Kudos to Brian
Clemens for an all-around great script.
I could go on and on from scene to
scene talking about everything I loved about this episode, but it’d take
too long and no one would read my ramblings. So I’ll just hit the highlights.
First…Mr. Steele with amnesia. How
great is that?!?! Normally, I roll my eyes with that tired gimmick. But
it really worked this time! Pierce was SO great at playing utterly befuddled
and playfully sexy all at once. And Steph was marvelous at portraying genuine
concern and undeniable temptation. Yeah, baby! Mr. Steele still having
the hots for Laura even not knowing who he was – *sigh*. It’s love, I tell
you…LOVE!!! (Two weeks in a row I’ve said that now!) The attraction there
is undeniable. (Lightening in a bottle, baby!!!) The whole scene where
Laura goes to “claim” her man at the hospital is a delight. Her hemming
and hawing about his name and his past is so much fun to watch. Remington
looking her up and down lasciviously then making his move – smooooooooth!!!
(How could Laura resist?!) LOVED the kiss! Laura looked so shocked (yet
you could tell she was diggin’ it). Remington smacking his lips as if the
taste of her kiss might jog his memory – too cute! Love it that he went
back for seconds!
Chuckled at Mildred wanting to klonk
Mr. Steele on the head to get his memory back! Too, too funny! And in the
end, she was right! Let that be a lesson to us all.
Also loved that even without his
memory, movies were still an integral part of Remington’s subconscious.
Looking for Orson Welles. Thinking he was Otto Preminger. Recounting the
famous scene from Casablanca. Now THAT’s funny! I guess some things are
just ingrained in us no matter what.
And that hayloft scene was indescribably
sexy! OMG, OMG, OMG!!! Remington had such a sparkle in those incredible
blue eyes and Laura had that dazed “what the hell was I thinking with that
damned Cannes agreement” look. And notice how Laura’s allergies didn’t
seem to bother her? Maybe a good roll in the hay was all she needed! LOL!
Can’t go on without mentioning the
handcuffs. Heh-heh-heh. Oh, come on! Be honest. How many of us haven’t
had a fantasy about Mr. Steele/Pierce in handcuffs?!?! Oh-ho-ho, yeh-heh-hes!!!
LOVED how they still argued about who was in charge and who was going to
lead…EVEN WITH AMNESIA!!! Hee-heeeeeee!!! Yet they still remained in perfect
synch when they really needed to be. So great! One of the funniest moments
was when they were hiding behind a hill and peering out to see if the “cops”
were still there. Remington pushes Laura down and her feet fly up. Makes
me laugh right out loud every time! As great as Pierce is at physical comedy,
we shouldn’t sell Stephanie short either!!!
And as for the guest stars…Let’s
give it up for the delectable and diabolical Mrs. Armdale!!! Woo-hoo!!!
Was she great or what?!?! And so funny to realize that “Willard” played
Pierce’s father in Evelyn.
Before I wrap this up, as always,
I have to say how FREAKIN’ HOT Pierce looked in the episode! OMG, OMG,
OMG! That suit he wore throughout most of the episode was oh so very nice!
He looked absolutely magnificent in it! (Though, to be honest, I’m hard
pressed to find something he doesn’t look marvelous in.) I don’t mean to
slight Stephanie – she’s a very beautiful woman and I would LOVE to look
like her – but, come on…LOOK AT HIM!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! God’s Most
Beautiful Creature, indeed!!!
So, there you go…An all around great
episode. Well written, nicely shot, perfectly acted. What more could we
ask for? (Other than an “I love you” and great sex?!?!) Thanks for reading!
Mamma Mia!!! Pierce Brosnan…Proof
that God loves us and wants us to be happy!
queenheadintheclouds (Sep 30 2007)
|This just sums
up the whole show, doesn't it:
"Remington Steele," he muses, then
shakes his head. "No, somehow that doesn't fit. No, I'm sure that's not
my real name."
I can't believe that for nearly three
years I haven't- you know- I mean, WE haven't- you and I . . ."
"You mean to tell me- after all these
years- the time we have been together, that you don't want me as much as
I want you?"
Yes, Mr. Steele, three years and
we still don't know if you and Laura have or haven't. :D
Pierce Brosnan didn't need blue
mankini trunks to be Bond.
TeenSteele (Sep 30 2007)
|Gonna watch later
tonight but let me say this,
this is in my top 5 for favorite
episodes. The hay scene, hello! Handcuffs, Ireland, Mr.Steele... what more
could a girl ask for? lol
Loved your posts Xenos and Mickey.
You guys never fail to amaze me the things you catch in the eps. That's
why I like to read your posts first then go watch, and "re-live", if you
will, what you were talkin bout.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
everglade68 (Sep 30 2007)
|Queen, you are
so right, these three lines from Remington does sum up the whole series.
"Remington Steele," he
muses, then shakes his head. "No, somehow that doesn't fit. No, I'm sure
that's not my real name. I can't believe that for nearly three
years I haven't- you know- I mean, WE haven't- you and I . . .. You mean
to tell me- after all these years- the time we have been together, that
you don't want me as much as I want you?"
Wow, what a catch.
edr1109 (Oct 1 2007)
|I love this episode.
It is my favorite which is funny because it isn't set in LA and I don't
usually prefer the episodes set outside of LA.
There is so much to like about this
one but my favorite thing about it is that it starts to tie up some loose
ends and things about our mysterious Steele start making a little more
sense (to us and Laura).
PB is hilarious as the confused but
ever classy amnesiac. He lets Laura and Mildred shuffle him around without
complaint and seems throughly entertained by it all.
I love how Steele is so trusting
of LH and Mildred even in his condition. He has such a good heart despite
what he has been through in his past.
I love how Laura's name and contact
info. are in Steele's wallet.
I love how the amnesia-inflicted
Steele is drawn to Laura even though she is a stranger to him.
The multiple movie references are
terrific and fit perfectly into the plot.
Laura's girlish excitement about
Gone with the Wind in the hayloft is funny and unexpected.
The scene in the car during which
Steele informs Laura that he didn't ever know his father nor his own name,
is classic. You can practically see a lightbulb going on over her head
and practically hear her give a huge sigh of relief. She finally understands
that he wasn't holding out on her all this time.
I love when he regains consciousness
in the back of the carriage and says that he sadly remembers that they
were just good friends and Laura shrugs and smiles. It seems like a "we'll
see" shrug. The start of the thaw??
I love how Steele wants and expects
Laura to accompany him into that house at the end and that she realizes
that it is a defining moment in his life that he should experience alone.
It shows how important they have become to each other.
Either Steele's gorgeous suit is
wash and wear or he was able to find a very fine tailor when he was in
the hospital following his fall into the water.
Laura's outfit is not my favorite
although it fits into the style of the episode. They seemed to do this
a lot with SZ's wardrobe when the episodes were filmed abroad. Some outfits
were ok and some were just plain awful and frumpy.
Seems like flying Mildred to Ireland
was a wasted expense considering she stayed at the B&B the whole episode.
everglade68 (Oct 1 2007)
|Nice post edr,
I could tell how much you loved this episode. I too liked how Remington
was attracted to Laura even though she was a stranger. It just shows you
that the heart really does rule.
Thanks for sharing all your comments
with the group.
dlxauburn (Oct 5 2007)
|I'm a little tardy
with this, but whadda ya gonna do, spank me? No, I might like that!
I love Mrs. Armdale. Very rare that
we get a character so incredulusly fun and evil at the same time. "...sneeking
up on them and blowing their little heads off."
Apparently, RS is also drunk in addition
to waking up with amnesia. Looked a bit Mr.Peppler-ery while wandering
Loved Laura's Eye-rolling reaction
to Mr.Steele's attempt to jog his memory. Apparently he had been holding
back a bit in previous efforts. Put your back into it ol' sport!
This episode may have set the highwater
mark for movie references with 8. Steele's desparation to find out who
he is and was, is so genuine. No wonder Laura fails to enforce TCA (The
MMM Finally handcuffed together,
oh boy this could get really good! All they need is a romantic spot like
a hayloft.... Wait, nooooo... don't stop! Shoot!
Poor Steph, she really got pushed
around a bit with those cuffs on! Speaking of which, Laura why the heck
would you hide from the police along the creek bed in the bushes and then
run out where they can see you???? and shoot at you???
Loved two lines from Steele: "This
is worse than being married!" (And how would he know that?)
"We can't put'im in the Rolls, he'll
play havoc with the upolhostery."
Very telling ending with Laura, so
damniably curious about Steele's past, but not going into the house to
find the answers first hand with him. She wants to hear it from him. Speaks
volumes about how far apart emotionally they currently are.
picac (Oct 5 2007)
|I don't think
Laura not going in has to do with them being far apart emotionally. She
realizes it's a seminal moment in his life and an intensely personal one.
It isn't about Laura, it isn't about their relationship, it's all about
Steele and he should deal with in his own space and alone. There's always
later for her to be included. I think it's very emotionally generous of
her as opposed to her earlier very selfish, highly inappropriate and bizarrely
gleeful "A man without a father is a sad and lonely man and best of all
Laura trying to lead with handcuffs
cracks me up because it's so Laura. She wants to lead and be in control
and yet she has no idea where they are or where they should be going. Steele
may have amnesia but he obviously knows the landscape and what roads lead
to town etc. They're on his home turf and still she thinks she knows best.
Now her continuously popping her head up and trying to charge out when
the coast isn't clear is jut silly. It makes for funny visuals but makes
Steele for once acts like he's actually
been concussed. As opposed to taking the usual blacked out nap then bouncing
up like the energizer rabbit his coordination is shot to hell and he's
completely disorientated. Maybe the accumulation of all those blows to
the head is what resulted in amnesia. It's surprising by the end of the
show he still has a fully functional brain. Or maybe he doesn't and it
explains the holes in his plan to get married by the hour for 2 years.
One really stray point -- the hayloft
scene proves once and for all that pantyhose are UNSEXY compared to garter
belts and stockings. Just the mere mention of them puts a damper on Mr.
Steele's hopes of Laura pulling a Madeline Carroll from The 39 Steps.