Steele Waters Run Deep – 9

We suddenly see an assigned parking space.

c_denard

Cynthia Denard, I presume?

madhouse

We shift to Mr. Steele and Arnock, drinking champagne in the back of the limo, parked in someone named D.C. Pope’s spot. Arnock is fretting about missing his flight. The airport is a madhouse at this hour! And Millicent is expecting him to deplane!

seeyoutotheplane

“I’ll see you to the plane personally,” Steele reassures him. “More champagne?” Arnock declines.

bluecar

Just then a blue car drives into view.

cynthiaparks

It’s Cynthia!

excusemeemery

Steele hands Arnock his champagne and clambers out of the car.

itsyou

“Oh, it’s you!” Cynthia says. She doesn’t seem at all alarmed that he somehow managed to find out where she lives. I guess that’s not as scary as being gay!

groceries

As she unloads her groceries from her trunk, she tells Steele he doesn’t need to apologize.

bigshock

“I imagine I was as big a shock to you as you were to me,” she says. Steele says he wants to ask her some things about George.

donlethim

“He likes his food spicy, and don’t let him get started on one of his video games, or you might as well go to sleep.”

arnockinterrupts

Suddenly Arnock interrupts. “Let’s get to it, Steele,” he says. “I’ve got to get back to my wife!”

poorthing

“Poor thing!” Cynthia says, disgusted. She walks away from the men.

trustmeemery

“Trust me, Emery,” Steele says, “If there’s any problem, I’ll simply loan you my private jet!”

happyArnock

Emery likes that idea!

Behind them, the elevator opens and Cynthia steps in.

georgesayscynthia

“George!” she says, even though the previous frame shows that the elevator is clearly empty!

powsilencer

Well, not quite empty, it seems. Bang! (or rather, Pooooft! The gun has a silencer.)

cynthiafalls

Cynthia sags!

buddies

Steele sees her distress!

bloodoncindy

Cynthia has taken it in the chest!

steeleembrace

Steele rushes to her aid!

arnocknonplused

Arnock is confused!

passesheroff

“Hold her!” Steele commands, passing poor Cynthia off on Mr. Arnock.

dashesoff

Steele races off to try to catch the culprit!

mustang

A Mustang screeches into view!

steeleseesit

Steele returns in time to see the car speed away …

nicepose

… then pauses to pose attractively as it recedes into the distance!

randomalertFor some reason, the screencap above reminds me of this:

skyad

runsback

Steele runs back into the stairwell!

cynthiafading

Meanwhile, Cynthia is fading fast.

steeleinagain

Steele’s back again!

shesdead

He goes to Arnock, who has bad news for him.

passback

“I think your friend is … that is, she isn’t …”

arnockfaints

Arnock faints.

Fade to black!

I’m a little distressed that poor Cynthia bites it.  This continues the slightly darker turn the episode has taken. Steele’s response here is interesting. He is spurred to action … but doesn’t quite know what to do. He seems a bit callous as he passes poor, dying Cindy off to his elderly companion, but I think he was acting on instinct. There’s a mystery here: If George was in the elevator, who was driving the Mustang?

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2 responses to “Steele Waters Run Deep – 9

  1. eaz35173

    Hmmm, yes, who was driving that Mustang if George was in the elevator? I don’t think Steele is being callous by passing off Cynthia, just, as you said, acting on instinct. He didn’t want to drop her unceremoniously, so he passed her off to the only other person there. Poor Mr. Arnock is getting more than he bargained for in hiring the Remington Steele agency!

  2. Daph

    I agree Steele was respectful, he didn’t just drop her. He wanted to catch the murderer. He seems to take great offense to people getting murdered while he is on duty. His passion and maybe a need for justice is leaking through the veneer. This is the second time we have seen his need to pursue justice for the perceived underdog. The first time was when defending Wallace in the previous episode.

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