We’re approaching the end of Remington Steele’s first season and as much as we’d like to jump ahead for the first appearance of Doris Roberts in Season 2, we’ve got some unfinished business.
The end of Season 1 ramps up the blossoming on-again/off-again romance between Holt and Steele. The pair begin to ask more probing questions about their respective pasts. This, of course, provides character development for our two leads — but also showcases some of the swagger Steele developed once the showrunners started producing episodes of a successful prime-time network show. And the character development and progress of the long-term relationship between Holt and Steele depicts late-season momentum knowing that there would in fact be more seasons of Remington Steele. Volume 6 of #Bond_age_TV presents Steele Tweet serves up a pair of such episodes in “Steele In the News” and “Vintage Steele.”
In “Steele In the News” our detectives investigate evildoings at a television news program. Logically, you’ll hear references to Foreign Correspondent and Network. The episode itself is perhaps most remarkable for the appearance of Richard Moll (Night Court) as a pimp. It’s a good episode — don’t get me wrong. But Bull plays a pimp, you guys.
Next up, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share “Vintage Steele” — an episode that takes place in and around a winery when a corpse pops up in a vat of wine. Holt and Steele must determine the corpse’s identity in order to find their killer. It just so happens that the dead guy is none other than the Abbott of the St. Costello Monastery. You can probably figure how that reference plays out within the show’s knowing reference to classic Hollywood.
Join us Wednesday, February 15th @ 9pm ET for #SteeleTweet Vol. 7. Embeds for the episodes will be provided. Follow #Bond_age_TV, supplement with #SteeleTweet to let all the squares know what we’re doing.