And so we finally reach the tag of our first episode! It’s been an interesting journey, no?
The final scene opens on a close up of a newspaper. It seems the press were on hand to capture the Steele Agency’s moment of glory!
We hear Bernice’s voice: “Remington Steele and unidentified woman …”
“… that’s you – rescue rare gems.” Laura seems okay with being anonymous (wonder how long that will last)? She expresses sympathy for “poor Mr. Hunter.”
“He wasn’t a thief. Just a man who saw his dream going down in a sea of red ink.” (People are willing to go to extreme lengths to preserve their dreams, eh, Laura?) Laura surmises that Hunter planned to use the gems to finance production of his supercar. They two ladies proceed to the offices of Remington Steele Investigations.
A bit bizarrely, they seem unfazed to find the offices already open and a gentleman waiting for them. Perhaps they assume Murphy has arrived before them.
It seems Mr. Lester Giddons has a 9:00 with Remington Steele. Laura breaks the bad news: Mr. Steele has been called away on urgent business … in San Francisco. But they can use his empty office. She points Giddons in the direction of the executive space. She hangs back a moment to have a quiet word with Bernice:
“If anyone should call …” Laura says.
“He won’t,” Bernice predicts.
Kind of a downer, aren’t you, Miss Foxe?
Laura ushers the new client into “Mr. Steele’s” office. But what’s this? There is apparently someone already in the office! Giddons addresses him as “Mr. Steele”!
What can this mean?!
“I thought you were in San Francisco!” we hear Giddons say as Laura enters the office.
“I was,” answers the strikingly handsome, curiously familiar fellow behind the desk.
“But suddenly there was nothing for me to do up there.”
Laura offers a tentative smile. Will she blow his cover and throw him out of her office? Apparently not!
“Now … how can I help you?” asks our Mr. Steele.
And there we have it! The first episode of Remington Steele. Why do you think the Man-Who-Is-Steele decided to forgo chasing the Royal Lavulite to San Francisco? There’s a link to my idea of what happened on the fanfic page of this site. But I’d love to hear YOUR ideas of what’s going on here. Is nowSteele planning to run a con on Laura? Is she already so smitten with him that she trusts he won’t harm her agency? Share your thoughts!