Leaving Mr. Steele to ponder his Plan C, we view the mass exodus going on outside the offices.
Six o’clock! We see Laura following the herd.
While she waits for the elevator, Laura looks back at the office. Reconsidering her rash refusal?
The elevator doors open and Laura and the herd get in, while a totally inconspicuous stranger, apparently engrossed in the daily news, sidles out.
He lowers his paper – why, it’s S&M Guy! He now has a few weeds in his hair as souvenirs of his tumble down the hillside. He looks very serious. What is he studying?
Bernice! She’s watering her posies preparatory to departing for the weekend.
S&M Guy continues pretending to read the newspaper. Incidentally, it’s the Daily Press, Final Edition. Its news coverage seems to skew to politics. It seems City Hall is about to get a facelift, and there’s little reason for optimism in the Middle East (what else is new).
Calling over her shoulder for Mr. Steele to lock up when he leaves, Bernice heads out into the night … to find some magic. Good luck!
After she departs, S & M Guy quietly enters Suite 1157.
Moving stealthily toward Steele’s office, he overhears our hero trying to scare up some action.
“Hard to believe two such beautiful women could work together on one small jumbo jet,” we hear Steele schmoozing. “Tell me … is Deidre there?”
He’s got big news for Deidre: “I just got off the phone with Mischa, and guess who just fell into two front row seats at the …”
S&M Guy makes himself known!
“… Bolshoi,” Steele continues coolly, while watching his unexpected visitor approach.
S&M Guy reaches for the hat stand … picks it up …
… advances on Mr. Steele!
“Deidre, theres a man standing in my office, holding a hat rack. Let me get back to you.”
S&M Guy stands before Steele, looking less menacing than pathetic.
“I’d ask you to take a seat, but you’ve already helped yourself to some furniture.”
Ah, with one-liners like that, you have a great future in Bonds, Mr. Steele.
Suddenly S& M Guy hoists the hat rack and smashes it across Mr. Steele’s desk! Fortunately, the detectives doesn’t actually use the desk to do any work, so no harm done.
Are you Remington Steele?” S&M Guy intones menacingly.
“That all depends on how you feel about Mr. Steele.”
I’ll leave it on that cliffhanger! What do you think of Mr. Steele’s reaction here? He seems like a pretty cool customer. I suspect he’s found himself facing down some menacing people in the past, don’t you? Do you think Mr. Steele is the sort to talk his way out of trouble, or spring into action?