In Plain Sight

Season 1 Episode 2

Hoosier Daddy

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jun 08, 2008 on USA
9.0
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Things get complicated when Mary takes on the case of Leo Billups. Leo saw his mother murdered and is going to testify against the people who killed her including his father.

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  • This show is really good.

    7.5
    In Plain Sight is not considered by many to be one of USA Network's best. Burn Notice usually garners that title, possibly Monk or Psych as well. But after seeing that the pilot was no fluke this is a program that is not only one of USA's elite, it's one of the best dramas on television period.



    Mary McCormack is irresistible, and the viewer cannot wait for her next move. Her character is comedic, strong-willed and unique and rivals Temperance Brennan of Bones and Olivia Dunham of Fringe as one of the best female leads on a drama.



    The show is fast-paced and there really is never a dull moment. Keep up the good work IPS.moreless
  • Mary has the difficult task of placing a young boy of eight in the witness protection program. He witnesses his father and two other men murder his mother and now must testify against them. Mary helps bring peace and security to a young boys life.moreless

    8.5
    A great followup to the pilot episode. A complicated case involving a small child. Mary doesn't think she can relate to children. She helps Leo the eight year old find a new home and a new life all the while protecting him against those who would harm him including his father.



    There is great drama here. Mary learns a lot about herself and we find out that Mary does not compromise to do her job. We also continue to see the relationship between Mary and Marshall and how they are really good friends who rely on each other. I do feel that Mary's Mom and sister are nominal characters at this point. The major thing we learn and it is repeated regularly is that Mary cannot discuss her job around people not involved with the service. Of course this creates conflict as people think she is a glorified babysitter. Also we have learned that Mary is the responsible party in her family. Loaning her mother money and giving her sister a place to live for the time being. Really not expecting much in return.



    In the end Mary turns everything upside down and gets the father into the witness program as well when she learns he is not as bad as she originally thought and does love his son.



    Overall great television and an enjoyable show.



    Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Another good episode

    8.5
    We open 18 months ago with a little boy in the swimming pool. He hears a noise and so goes to see what is happening. He goes inside and sees his mother getting murdered. His name is Lonny. They ask Mary to look after him. She tries to get him to go and live with another family who is also in W.P. but he doesn't want to follow their rules. But somehow it all works out. We then see the family a couple of months later at Leo (Lonny)'s adoption party. We then learn that his father wants him back even though he killed his wife (the boy's mother). We learn in this episode that Mary's father was a criminal who ran out on the family. During the court appearance something happens (a bomb goes off in a car) and Lonny is taken outside by one of the agents. We then see a man in a car with a gun aimed at the little boy. Leo later confesses that he shoot at the men who had gun pointed at his mother on the day she died and believes that he missed so she got shoot anyway. After the case goes back to court, the father is awarded custody of his son. The father changes his mind and tells the court that he wants to do what's right and give up his rights to his son. We learn at the end that it was the son who killed his mother. Only and luckily he doesn't realise it. We see the son returned to his adoptive parents and his biological father meets them.moreless
  • Fascinating, Dynamic, Irresistible

    8.0
    One of the things I adore about this show is the relationship between Mary, her mother and her sister. The family dynamics is really humorous and interesting to watch. The juxtaposition of the animosity with the inherant affability is fascinating. The writers have done an extraordinary job with these women's characters. In addition, the playful banter between Mary and Marshall is equally compelling. I love Mary's tough exterior which is in complete contrast to her mindful heart. I think the show is really well put together and this episode was as interesting as it was convoluted. I certainly hope it continues to be as irresistible as tonight's eppy was.moreless
  • We're going somewhere

    8.0
    Last week I was talking about my lack of enthusiasm generated by IPS and about the fact that I needed some time to make up my mind.



    The second episode is very positive. I really enjoyed it and time was just flying.



    The story was great, the acting was excellent... Mary was more subtle than in the first episode and her awkardness to the children was very moving. The dialogues were particularly well written.



    On the other hand, I think the scenes with Mary's mum are a waste of time. We get it: she's a drunk, irresponsible mother. I loved Lesley Ann Waren in DH but this time she's over the top and I think she's annoying.



    There is much to tell about Mary, her complicated life and work, and her work partners that there's no need to focus on her mother and sister.moreless
Beth Bailey

Beth Bailey

Wendy Billups

Guest Star

Bob Jesser

Bob Jesser

Carter Billups

Guest Star

William T Johnson

William T Johnson

Party Guest

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • 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)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mary: (To Arlo Meyers) How many times a week people tell you 'You suck'?
      Arlo Meyers: (to Stan) You let her speak to me like this?
      Stan: (to Arlo Meyers) Seems like a valid question.

    • Lonnie(Leo): My dad used to say, if someone really wants to kill you, there's nothing anyone can do about it.
      Mary: Yeah, well your dad never met me.

    • Arlo Meyers: Vernon McRoy got early release from prison. He's suing for custody of Leo.
      Mary: So just tell him, 'No. Sorry. You murdered your son's mother, and that's pretty much a deal-breaker on the custody issue.' I mean, God, what the hell's wrong with you people! Can't you just strap on a set, and do the right thing for once!

    • Mary: The Billups are forgiving people and, like Vernon, they understand the irresistable pull of family.

    • Mary: Stan, I suck with kids.
      Marshall: So? You suck with grownups too.

    • Lonnie (Leo): What kind of potato head yokels have you hooked me up with?
      Mary: Ok. Look. For your information, Mr. Potato Head Yokel in there helped bilk the U.S. government out of nearly $3 billion.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • 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."

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