It’s been some time since we revisited the Laura and Remington show. We had some legit Bond business to attend to with all the milestone anniversaries. Great for #Bond_age_ fans, less so for #Bond_age_TV fans. Today I bring good tidings and more #SteeleTweet. This week we’re diving deeper into Remington Steele‘s second season. We’re diving so deep, indeed, that we’re hitting the next two episodes of the season. It might take us some time to navigate Season 2 because Remington Steele truly hits its stride with consistent quality and recognizable supporting players. There’s a reasons most fans cite Season 2 as the best of the show’s five-year run.
First up is a certifiable classic Steele episode called “Red Holt Steele.” What the episode lacks in classic movie references and guest stars, it makes up for with Steele and Laura action. You’ll see. (Bonus points for calling out the one standout movie reference.) The plot concerns a woman who thinks someone’s out to blow up her head husband’s aircraft company. Most notable in this episode perhaps is the director, Kevin Connor, who directed such 1970’s adventure classics as The Land that Time Forgot and At the Earth’s Core (starring Caroline Munro and other people, but let’s be honest. We watched that movie for Caroline).
Filling out our bill is the frenetic “Altared Steele,” an episode that more than makes up for the lack of supporting star players and movie references in “Red Holt Steele.” The high-concept premise is perfect for the Remington Steele detective company, an old fashioned whodunnit (or more accurately whosgonnadoit). An amnesiac believes one of his five ex-wives is trying to kill him — the only problem is which one. This episode features at least four movie references and Designing Women‘s Delta Burke, regular TV player Carole White, and Malcolm in the Middle mom Jane Kaczmarek.
Dust off your lady fedoras. This week it’s time to do some more investigating with Remington Steele. Join #Bond_age_ for the 9th Volume of Remington Steele live tweets on Wednesday, July 12th @ 9pm ET. We’ll be watching Episodes 3 and 4 from Season 2. Follow #Bond_age_TV hashtag.
While we’re excited to reach this milestone in the #SteeleTweet. Season 2, you guys! There is a downside to progress, however. And that casualty is Murph. Poor Murph has left us. Poor Bernice has left us. But focus on the important part. Murph will forever remain in our hearts. In his stead who will become the Remington Steele whipping boy? Only time will tell.
Season 2 opens with a two-part episode called “Steele Away with Me” and the arrival of Doris Roberts as Mildred Krebs, a former IRS agent who’d been obsessed with tracking down “Remington Steele.”
Will we learn more about Remington’s past? Will Laura and Remington continue their flirtation? Will Laura wear some more amazing hats? You’ll have to tune in to a brand new season of #Bond_age_TV presents REMINGTON STEELE to find out. You’ll also need to keep your classic movie radar finely tuned during these episodes because there are new fewer than five references.
Join us Wednesday, May 10th @ 9pm ET for #SteeleTweet Vol. 8. Embeds for the episodes will be provided. Follow along on the #Bond_age_TV hashtag, supplement with #SteeleTweet to let all the squares know what we’re doing.
There. You good? Have you reflected appropriately? Let’s continue. Some time last year we began the Remington Steele live tweets just to see how they’d go. They turned out to be some of the most fun and festive #Bond_age_TV events this side of Napoleon Solo’s snazzy loafers. So we continued and now we’ve arrived at the end of the first season of Remington Steele.
Altogether now: Awwwwwwwww.
Never fear, #SteeleTweet fans, Remington Steele returns for Season 2! Hopefully NBC will keep this character around for many years to come.
Pam has decided on our final two Season 1 episodes. Drumroll, please. Or maybe not since it’s a little anticlimactic to announce that we’re just live tweeting the last two episodes of the season.
In “Sting of Steele,” Remington Steele’s old mentor pops back into town to seek help dealing with a vindictive hood and attempts to woo Laura’s mother all in one swoop. Beverly Garland, of course, reprises her role as Laura’s mother. Any episodes with Laura’s family are must-see-TV.
In the season finale, “Steele in Circulation,” Steele prevents a man named Alfred from jumping off a bridge. It turns out the would-be jumper had “borrowed” $2.3million in currency that was slated to be shredded from the Federal Reserve to help a “friend.” The “friend” disappears. Laura and Remington attempt to find the money before the bank notices the missing loot. Familiar character actor John Doolittle (Robocop 2) plays Alfred. Prepare for a long list of classic film references. Spot all of them to win unlimited fame and Internet fortune. Maybe just a #Bond_age_ Brosrunning button. You decide.
Join us Wednesday, April 12th @ 9pm ET for #SteeleTweet Vol. 7. Embeds for the episodes will be provided. Follow along on the #Bond_age_TV hashtag, supplement with #SteeleTweet to let all the squares know what we’re doing.