Episode #66- Steele Searching: Part 1
Xenos1981 (Jan 26, 2008)
we don't have to wait until next fall to find out what happened after "Steele
Of Approval"!!! Tonight's episode is "Steele Searching -- Part One". Watch
and post, ladies!!! (I can't believe we're on Season Four already!!!)
|I'm soooo glad
we didn't have to wait all summer to find out what happened after Steele
of Approval! When the S3 DVDs came out, after watching Steele of Approval
I had to go dig out my VHS tapes 'cause I couldn't stand to wait for the
So here we get a grungy Mr. Steele
(much to Xenos's delight) and a Laura who's finally willing to chase after
what she wants...
- Laura about to vault over the fence
to catch the purse-snatcher and Mr. Steele pulling her back down. Their
mutual "what are you doing here?!" is the perfect response for both. I
love Laura's frustrated "I came 6000 miles to see you!" and the look on
her face is just priceless.
- Hilda the charwoman is so over-the-top.
But it certainly makes her memorable!
- Fun watching Mr. Steele outwit
the bobbies at Paddington
- I think the two Steele Searching
episodes are Cassie's best ones. I really enjoy watching her and Pierce
interact in the scene in Felicia's flat. It's obvious they're very comfortable
with each other - as Felicia & Mr. Steele would be. But she turns into
a Rat by calling Scotland Yard.
- I cringe every single time I see
Mr. Steele get impaled on that fence.
- The killer as the coachman and
the surgeon - just plain spooky - masked with only his eyes showing.
- Poor Mildred getting beaten up!
- Jeers again to FOX for replacing
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
- Mildred trying to jimmy the lock!
How far she's come since her IRS days...
- Mildred getting disillusioned
when she finds Mr. Steele's passports
- When she finally gets Mr. Steele
to the rooming house, she vents on him a bit. I'm always glad to hear her
say it doesn't matter what his name is, it's fine with her. I'm wondering
if this is the first time she realizes he doesn't know his real name. She
doesn't seem terribly surprised by his revelation.
- Mr. Steele's amazing recuperative
powers are in evidence again as less than 24 hours later he's nearly fully
recovered from the wounds inflicted by the fence.
L: If you weren't such a pitiful
wreck, I'd clobber you. (By itself it sounds harsh but it's something you'd
only say to someone you cared a lot about. I can easily picture some of
my family members saying this.)
R: Laura! What are we doing?
L: Chasing a murderer.
R: The Earl? The Earl of Claridge
is a murderer?
L: I didn't want to tell you this
R: What were you going to do - send
me a postcard?
Hair & Clothing
- If I could look half, no make it
one-fourth as good as Laura does when I first wake up, I'd be a very happy
- Like Laura's brown jacket &
cream skirt ensemble. And she does wear that hat awfully well.
- Ditto the dark suit she's wearing
when they arrive in London
- Amazing how Mr. Steele can make
a street-dweller look good!
- Another great outfit for Laura:
the light-brown pinstripe suit - with matching fedora, naturally!
- Mr. Steele in the dark suit at
the end of the episode. Sigh. Yum!
Goofs, Headscratchers & Misc
- In the series of clips at the beginning
of the episode, the section where Laura is going through the passports
is not the original footage from "License". In the original footage, Murphy
was clearly visible in the background.
- Wonder whose clothes those were
in Felicia's flat?
- They spent the night together
in the rooming house. It appears there was only the one bed. Hopefully
she'd help him scrub up a bit. I think there's a fanfic in there somewhere!
the grousing we did about last week's Steele Of Approval, I'm surprised
there haven't been more posts about Steele Searching yet. Well, I'll add
First...I think I died and went to...Well,
not sure exactly. Whichever place has a dirty Mr. Steele there!!! Holy
crap!!! I felt like a cat in heat watching a long-haired, scruffy-faced,
leather-clad, filthy Mr. Steele running around and being all macho (with
Chalkie), athletic (at the train station), brazenly sexy (with Felicia),
and incredibly honest and sweet (with Laura)!!! Kept purring and meowing
at the screen for an hour!!! Good Lord!!! Is there anything more orgasmic?!
I think not!!! Oh-ho-ho, yeh-heh-hes!!!
What was this episode about again?
Hmmmmm... Oh, yes! I remember! Kinda. It was about Laura going to find
her Mr. Steele and bring him back where he belonged. GREAT opening sequence...Clips
from Vintage Steele, Tempered Steele, License To Steele and Steele Of Approval!!!
And then Laura waking up from her nightmare only to realize that Mr. Steele
is STILL gone!!! *sob* And, yes, Laura looks incredible in the morning.
(Won't Mr. Steele be happy to find that out?!) Why can't I look that good?!?!
Love that Laura and Mildred are so forlorn about the absence of the great
detective Remington Steele in their lives. Also love that Laura tries to
put on a good front. Tracking all his aliases around the globe was a nice
The reunion of our favorite couple
was anything but what we were hoping for...But it was actually quite perfect
for them. "What are you doing here?" they ask each other. "Sorry, can't
talk right now," he says. "Where are you going?" "Lovely to see you again,
Laura. Keep in touch." "You CREEP! Keep in touch?! I came six thousand
miles to SEE you!" LOL, Mr. Gleason! Wouldn't expect you to write anything
The mystery, which is secondary to
Laura trying to reunite with Remington in my humble opinion, is pretty
grizzly. I had mixed emotions about it. And I LOVED that Mr. Steele thought
he might be royalty. However, it was disturbing to think that his father
might be a man who beat up (and possibly murdered) women.
Poor Mildred...Finding all of Mr.
Steele's passports. What a shock for her. And fishing for answers from
Laura...Quite the detective, our Miss Krebs! But what do we expect?...She's
learned from the best!
LOVED the scene between Remington
and Felicia at her place. If he didn't look lickable (even all dirty like
that), then I just don't know. Such great ex-lover chemistry between the
Can't bare to watch Mr. Steele fall
on those fence spokes!!! *shiver* NOT GOOD!!! (That "bare" was Freudian,
I'm sure. Whoops.)
Funny how a bar can be packed with
people and yet the streets are barren...No people...No cars...Nothing!!!
But it was so, so creepy. Loved it. My favorite shot from the episode was
when a back-lit Remington came running down the street towards the camera
through the mist. VERY COOL!!!
Laura having Remington's blood drip
down on her shoulder was so sad. I'm glad she didn't sell him out. (I remember
being livid with her the first time I watched it when I thought she was
gonna turn him in. Hey, I was young and dumb...What can I say?!)
The scene in the dirty little room-for-rent
was really great. Laura being bitchy yet so concerned...Steph played that
perfectly. And Mr. Steele's confession: "My name. My real name. I knew
how you'd feel if I wouldn't give you that. That I couldn't be honest about...other
things." OMG!!! O...M...G!!! (Mick, your plea for an addition to this scene
has been heard.)
Love the scene between Laura and
Mildred in the car on the way to investigate the Earl.
Love Laura's Smokey And The Bandit
reference. I bet Mr. Steele had never seen that one! LOL!
And then Mr. Steele looking so incredibly
freakin' dapper and debonair after he's cleaned up...HOLY CRAP!!! Again...LICKABLE!!!
Yeah, baby!!! Then the cliffhanger (again!)...Felicia informing Mr. Steele
that he's going to kill the Earl of Claridge! WHAT?!?! WOW!!!
My only complaint about the episode
(other than Remington's father perhaps being a woman-beater or murder)...The
music drove me batty!!! I STILL hear it!!!
As always...Thanks for reading.
Mamma Mia!!! Pierce Brosnan...Proof
that God loves us and wants us to be happy!
P.S. Did I mention how incredibly
HOT Mr. Steele looked when he was dirty?!?!
|This was a really
good episode. We finally might get some info on who Mr. Steele really is.
I had to laugh with the whole 'royal
bastard' conversation. Here Mildred thought Laura was bad mouthing 'the
boss' but it was the literal description.
As for scruffy or not scruffy. I
don't know which I like better. And I'm usually not one to like scruff.
I guess there's scruff and then there's
He needs to bring back that look
occassionally. It works for him. sigh..
Pierce Brosnan didn't need blue
mankini trunks to be Bond.
Quantum of Solace? Is that like
the Fortress of Solitude? Maybe its a good thing Pierce got let go.
|I thought this
was a great episode! Loved the start with Laura so obviously pining for
Mr Steele - she looks great waking up in the morning!
Loved how she "steeled" herself before
going into the office in the morning and acting cheerful. Great interplay
between her and Mildred.
Laura's clothes were fantastic in
this episode too - her tan, pinstripe pantsuit with the hat is the most
classy suit she wore in the series, imho. Her hair looked great too - only
time I didn't like her hair was when she went to meet the Earl - really
don't like it pulled back like that, flat on her head - prefer her hair
loose and natural or up and sophisticated.
Of course PB looked fantastic all
grungy! My DH came through as I was watching and said "Why is it that when
I don't shave for a couple of days I look terrible, but with Pierce he
just looks better!!!!" (He also said "Us mortal men just don't have a chance
with him in the picture..." Methinks DH is feeling a tad jealous with all
the attention Mr Steele is getting :-)
I liked the plot as well - nice little
mystery (with some icebox moments too!) E.g. how did Mr Steele get up in
the ropes when he was hiding from the police when he was injured? Laura
had to winch him down - who winched him up? Also, those close-up shots
of the "ripper" really looked like the Earl - same skintone, eyes, etc
- the brother-in-law was much thinner, shorter and lighter-skinned.
All-in-all a really nice start to
|Xenos - your postings
always make me laugh! Reading this first thing Monday morning was fantastic
- I laughed out loud a couple of times and I'm supposed to be *working*
- anyway, it's put me in a good mood for the rest of what's going to be
a really hectic week!!!!
|Why, thank you,
Ms. Streep. Glad you enjoyed it! Also, regarding
(He also said "Us mortal men just
don't have a chance with him in the picture..." Methinks DH is feeling
a tad jealous with all the attention Mr Steele is getting :-)
Honey, make it work for you!!! You
watch the show with your hubby...You've got a thing for Pierce...He's got
a thing for Steph...Voila!!! Heck, the XenosHubby will oftentimes suggest
"throwing a Remington on"...We know what THAT means! Heh-heh-heh!!! USE
Mamma Mia!!! Pierce Brosnan...Proof
that God loves us and wants us to be happy!
Part 1 sets the tone for Season Four. This Season seems to me to concentrate
more on the cases and though Laura and Remington function as a couple,
the chemistry between them is not as intense.
I liked this episode as it shows
us a little of the city and country side of London. Loved that while visiting
London in 2005, I finally got to ride in the double decker bus.
Both SZ and PB look different than
last Season. I liked them with their longer hair, and especially SZ's lighter
color, it suits her. It also shows that PB will look good even in clothes
It is interesting to see how easily
Remington can slip back into his old life, and wonder if Laura and Mildred
had not come to get him, if he would have ended up in a totally different
|I'm going to try
a take a stab at posting some thoughts of mine on this episode. First of
all...the cliffhanger was really awesome (Steele of Approval) I didn't
like the way it made me feel cause I had to wait for the next season to
start. I remember having weird dreams of what was going to be the next
episode. Nothing made sense of course, they were dreams... :) (sorry, just
thought I'd add that little info.)
Sorry if some of my points are the
same as the others....oh and btw, I loved reading everyone's posts so far!!!
Okay so we've finally made it to
S4, the DVD's that have the music on each menu. LOL So, while we're on
the subject of music...I didn't like the arrangement of the theme music.
It was too fast I thought and the syn drums have got to go!! Really!!!
Some of the horn stuff is arranged nice though.
To continue with the music comments...(hang
in there, just one more musical thought) The beginning music was great.
It sets everything up. We have the flash back with Vintage Steele, Tempered
Steele, License to Steele, and Steele of Approval, then the alarm clock
and the music changes and sets Laura up for the reality of the situation.
She does this great!!!
I like the way the writers give us
a sense of whats going on through Laura and Remington's minds with their
dream-like scenes. Laura goes through thoughts of their relationship, what
his past was and keeps asking the question "Who are you?" all in attempt
to come to grips with what she is feeling. Remington knows that he misses
Laura and needs to find out who he is before he can go back to her. (maybe
that's why he took everything with him out of his apartment, cause he knew
it might be years before he'd ever have any idea of who he was. just a
thought). I loved the way this was done by the writers.
Loved the scene with Mildred and
Laura and the feeling of Steele's absence or should I say loss of Mr. Steele.
Mildred quoting movies..LOL (Invasion of the body snatchers).
Did anyone notice how the first episode
of season 4 felt like a made-for-tv movie a little? Also, did anyone notice
at the end of the scene when the inspector and his employee are talking
on the bus and the employee holds up the newspaper at the end of the scene
and it says "Riper Claims 2nd Victim?" Pretty good...cause I don't know
at this point the viewer has an idea of what's going on really. There is
another newspaper that comes in to play after the nurse is killed telling
about the 3rd victim also.
Love the way Mildred trys to protect
Laura from the truth about Mr. Steele when she finds the passports!! One
other thing....where was Mr. Steele's other clothes in that room? I seen
one suitcase with his passports! He must have gotten rid of a little bit
at a time on his travels to London.
I cringe every time I see RS get
hurt on that fence!!!! Eweeee!!! ouch!!!
I think that Laura was sincerely
concerned and shocked (for lack of a better word) to see Mr. Steele's blood.
Loved the scene in the one-bed room!
The dialogue was great! Both trying to tell each other what they were feeling
(laura didn't want him to go and was there to bring him back, and steele
didn't want to go, but needed to find who he was).
I'm not totally convinced that Laura
stayed the night in the one-bed room!! I know you all can attack me on
this one. I remember Laura saying that they needed to find a doctor right
before the scene fades. She would have to leave for that cause I didn't
see a phone in that room and cell phones weren't happening yet. That would
take some time. It was already late in the evening, at least that was my
assumption. After the doctor got there and looked at him, it probably was
very late and by that time, Steele was probably pretty drained. If anything,
Laura would have stayed for a little while then left to get ready to go
and see the Earl of Clariage the next morning. I would definitely like
to see someone write a fanfic on this one as suggested by someone earlier.
Summing up now!!!.....Laura's outfits
looked great! She looked great throughout this whole episode. RS...wow!!
I know...he just looks great all dirty and in jeans and a leather jacket!!!
Oh, btw the way...In keeping with
the theme, I did a music video to this episode and also included part two.
If anyone would like to see it, here is the link:
Sometimes, you can see it better
if you download it. I've had problems viewing online before.
|WOW!!! Nice post,
Sugarjilly!!! I think that's your longest one yet!!! Watch it...Yours might
get as long as mine!!! LOL!!! Thanks for your link. Going there now. Let
me just assist anyone who's trying to go there...
Glad you liked a dirty Mr. Steele,
too! Yummy, isn't he?!?! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Mamma Mia!!! Pierce Brosnan...Proof
that God loves us and wants us to be happy!
|yes I did like
a dirty steele Xenos!!! :)
Hey, will this board accept html?
Didn't know that. I will have to remember that.
Thanks for making my link a link
FINALLY, you can now post on the
eps of Season four. I enjoyed reading your comments on "Steele Searching".
Btw, that Doctor that saw Remington did an EXCELLENT job, he was "all well"
in no time at all.
Thanks again for posting.
|Yes, I noticed
that too Isabel! Remarkable, isn't it? :)
I will post as long as I have my
S4 DVD's available. I will lend them out when my friend has finished watching
the S3 DVD's or I might be able to work something out. I will see....this
might become kind of fun!
let's just say that our Mr Steele and Miss Holt's imaginery 'behind the
scene' activities have been a source of inspiration for us *blush*
|Yah don't you
love the way most characters are "instantaneously" healed? LOL