Monday, April 12, 2010
They HATED each other! Her take-charge attitude and no-holds-barred biting sarcasm drove him nuts and his laid-back style and hand-holding approach with the witnesses made her insane. Plus, she couldn't handle the fact that his name is Marshall and he's a U.S. Marshal (finally, someone addressed this because it has bugged me since the show started. Like Mary, I didn't realize his name is Marshall). In a cruel twist of fate (or was it a happy accident?), the two were forced to escort two witnesses to Albuquerque where they were to enter the WITSEC program and start their new lives together. In addition to Marshall getting on her nerves, the couple was driving her nuts as well because of their mushy love affair and willingness to enter the program together without knowing each other that well. But something happened on the way to Albuquerque -- Mary softened. It was only a teensy-weensy bit, but it was enough to recruit her into the WITSEC department and the rest, as they say, is history. Very, very funny history.
Meanwhile in the present, Mary and Marshall were dealing with the same couple. This time, however, the couple was going through a rough patch and the ramifications had the female witness wanting a divorce. Messy in any context, but made even messier by their WITSEC status since they were both going to need new IDs and new cities. Mary was up for the challenge (she had bet Marshall that those two would never make it), but in the end, it wasn't necessary as the couple was able to work through things after a very real brush with death.
Things are beginning to get weird again at home for Mary. Brandi suddenly needs a large sum of money and she's planning a trip to New Jersey. I'm worried that she's about to throw away the very good thing she has going right now. Her life was finally getting back on track, so I hope her need for cash and a trip back east is not for nefarious purposes. And maybe it's just me, but it seemed that actress who plays Brandi (Nichole Hiltz) might be pregnant in real life. This would explain the careful shots of her and the character's sudden need to visit the Garden State. I haven't been able to verify this hypothesis, so if someone knows for sure, please feel free to leave me a comment.
All in all, a strong showing for In Plain Sight. I'm wondering if we're going to see any fallout from Marshall's more direct approach about his feelings last season. I guess time will tell. In Plain Sight airs Wednesday nights on USA Network. If you missed this episode, check it out for free at Hulu.com. And for more on the show, visit USANetwork.com.