In Plain Sight

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 8

    All's Well That Ends

    Aired 5/4/12

  • S 5 : Ep 7

    Sacrificial Lam

    Aired 4/27/12

  • S 5 : Ep 6

    The Medal of Mary

    Aired 4/20/12

  • S 5 : Ep 5

    Drag Me to Hell

    Aired 4/13/12

  • S 5 : Ep 4

    The Merry Wives of WITSEC

    Aired 4/6/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mary McCormack

    Mary Shannon

  • Frederick Weller

    Marshall Mann

  • Paul Ben-Victor

    Stan McQueen

  • Nichole Hiltz

    Brandi Shannon

  • Lesley Ann Warren

    Jinx Shannon

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  • In Plain Sight follows the story of a Federal Marshal with the Witness Protection program who must hide her high-risk, high-impact job from her family. To those that know her, Mary Shannon is a glorified meter maid, but her real job is much more dangerous. She must oversee federal witnesses who have been relocated through the Witness Protection program and make sure that they stay safe.The series stars Mary McCormack in the title role and Lesley Ann Warren as her mother, Jinx. (Working title - Mary Sunshine)In Plain Sight is produced by Universal Media Studios for USA Network.moreless

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    • Mary Shannon: What about my Probe? Exactly what image was that suppose to transfer, 'cause all I'm getting is paper dress, metal stirrups and legs a-kimbo. Exactly what was the thought process behind that marketing coupe? (Mary impersonates a Ford marketing exec) Say Bob, what's a metaphor for an invasive, somewhat humiliating procedure 'cause we really need something to compete with the Chevy Speculum.

    • Raphael: How can someone that burns so hot, be so cold? Mary: I don't know. It's a great question. Give me a call if you figure it out.

    • Marshall: Honey, I'm home. Mother Mary and Joseph what's going on here? Where are your panties? You bad bad girl.

    • (after having sex) Raphael: Your explanations have a certain je ne sais quoi. Mary: Is that what I just did? I mean, I know it was French, I just didn't know they had a name for it.

    • Mary: I just wanna wash the stench of this day off and go to bed. Marshall: I know. But, there are about 60 people in there hiding behind furniture just waiting for you to open the door so they can jump up and yell, "Surprise." Mary: Yuck! Marshall: C'mon, it's your birthday! This isn't about you. Get ready to act surprised!

    • Richie: (referring to her breasts) Are those real? Mary: Go Ahead. Take a good long look. Cause it's the last pair you're ever going to see. Richie: And why it that, Pussycat? Mary: Cause, Richy baby. Me and my friend Pia would double team Dick Cheney if that's what it takes to put you away.

    • Mary: Ma, I know you think Brandi's your precious baby, she's not. She's a virus infecting everyone around her.

    • Jinx: Mary, please, would you do something before the neighbors think we're poor white trash. Oh, obviously not you, Raphael.

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    Notes (133)

    • International Show Titles: Czech Republic: Ochrana svědků (Witness Protection)

    • Original International Air Dates: - Denmark: July 8, 2008 on Kanal 5 - Sweden: November 28, 2008 on TV3 - Australia: December 9, 2008 on Ten - Finland: January 11, 2009 on MTV3 - Czech Republic: January 4, 2010 on Prima

    • Featured Music: -"Happy Together" by The Turtles -"Mary, Mary" by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band -"Something So Right" by Paul Simon

    • Series creator, David Maples, has a cameo in the episode as an airport traffic cop.

    • This episode runs for 76 minutes.

    • The show was filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Producers hired some locals to be cast in the episode.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: RodinnĂ¡ pouta (Family Ties)

    • Original International Air Dates: - Denmark: July 15, 2008 on Kanal 5 - Australia: December 16, 2008 on Channel 10 - Finland: January 18, 2009 on MTV3 - Czech Republic: January 5, 2010 on Prima

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    Trivia (71)

    • WITSEC ID: Tasha Somova now Tasha Turischeva Control ID: WC-1034-A Status: Active Location: ABQ Case(s) Pending: None

    • WITSEC ID: Francis Santoro now Francis Amato Control ID: WC-3032-A Status: Active Location: ABQ Case(s) Pending: United States v. Dominic Mastro

    • Trivia: Mary's nickname for Brandi is Squish.

    • Trivia: Marshall knows sign language and speaks Russian.

    • WITSEC ID: Lonny McRoy now Leo Billups Control: WC-4032-J Status: Active Location: Pending Case(s) Pending: United States v. Vernon McRoy (incarcerated) United States v Jaime & Luis Cruz (fugitive)

    • Witsec Id: Teri Ranzino aka Trudy Wainright aka Tenley Bishop aka Toni Denard aka Tress Stevenson now Treena Morris Control: WC-6143-A Status: Active Location: ABQ Case(s) Pending: United States v. Ngwama Mubutu (fugitive)

    • Raphael mentions to Mary that he was called up by the Marlins. This indicates he plays for the Albuquerque Isotopes which is the Marlins Triple A affiliate.

    • Mary refers to herself as Mary Sheppard when she learns that Treena is in the newspaper, though her real name is Mary Shannon. This marks the first time we hear Mary use her alias in the show.

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    Allusions (35)

    • Det. Dershowitz: You operate under the cloak of darkness. Only Boy Wonder knows your true identity. Dershowitz is referring to Batman's sidekick Robin, a fictional crime fighting character from DC Comics.

    • Mary: Frankie Nuts got some 'splaining to do. Mary is referencing the line Ricky Ricardo often said on the television show I Love Lucy: Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do!

    • Marshall: Yes, Fredo. Marshall says this using the voice of Don Vito Corleone from The Godfather (1972).

    • Frankie: Congratulations, you're the Amazing-freakin' Kreskin. This is a reference to George Kresge, Jr., a mentalist/thought-reader known as The Amazing Kreskin. He had his own TV show which aired in Canada and the United States in the 70's.

    • The episode's title is a double allusion, referring to the cocky taunt, "Who's your daddy?" as well as the fact that Leo's father lives in Indiana; residents of Indiana are known as "Hoosiers," and its official state nickname is "The Hoosier State."

    • Brandi: You leave everything to me, grasshopper. Reference to the '70s tv show Kung Fu. Grasshopper is Master Po's nickname for his young student, Kwai Chang Caine.

    • The episode's title is a reference to the phrase, "Always a bridesmaid, never the bride." In addition to its literal meaning, the phrase is used metaphorically to describe someone who's always helping, assisting, waiting-in-the-wings, etc., but never has the spotlight on themselves.

    • The song Mary sings is "Lola" by The Kinks, about a transgender person, in relation to the assassin they're hunting.

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  • Fan Reviews (49)
  • Never really got over the way out of character (written in) pregnancy.

    By LENZ5369, Nov 20, 2013

  • Hidden. Not Forgotten

    By m00nshadow, Jul 03, 2012

  • Not As Plain As One Might Think

    By DannMichalski, Jun 06, 2012

  • mary in plan site

    By JamesSiever, Apr 29, 2012

  • Likes - great location shots, good humor, solid cast and fine acting. Dislikes - offensive profanity, situations at Mary's home make you want to slap someone.

    By cxtasy, Jan 31, 2010

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