In Plain Sight

Season 4 Episode 3

Love in the Time of Colorado

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 15, 2011 on USA
8.8
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Mary has to be a go-between between a lovesick witness and a potential suspect he doesn't want to testify against.

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  • The definition of a "filler" show.

    5.0
    I think it goes without saying that this episode of In Plain Sight was not a monumental one. This show tends to follow a very straight and narrow story line. A witness needs protection and for some reason or another the past catches up to them usually resulting in a happy ending of some sort despite Shannon's bitterness towards love and happy endings except when they stray the occasional path for a story on Shannon's messed up family. This episode followed the yellow brick road. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the show. It is a great "filler" show. Not exceptional in any way but I still keep it on my DVR list. It is a cop show and it is difficult to keep cop shows on the air when there are so many out there. You have to give it a twist that no one else has. You would think the witness protection angle would make it unique enough but apparently not. So what do they do? They work on their characters but character development is minimal unfortunately. You have Shannon. A woman in a man's world yet she doesn't deal with the typical sexist issues that you may expect. Instead they turn her into a buck. Anymore buck and she would be picking up chicks. At first, you think it is an act to make her more accepted on the job but no. That is all her. Half the time I don't even know what is coming out of her mouth but whatever it is it is condescending and probably rude. So to offset that, they make her partner a complete opposite. If it weren't for his recent love interest, I would have still thought that he may be hiding out in the closet. No, wait. I still think that. Now, they are shaking things up a lot by bringing in a bouncy ball of joy into the gang. Did anyone see just how much honey she put in her drink? Wow! I'm thinking when the writers feel like getting rid of her medical problems won't be so farfetched or they can go the traditional route and kill her off. I'm not getting the image of someone who is able to handle themselves out in the field. Just about every character on this show is an amplified stereotype. There is no gray area or normal characters. The show is definitely lacking in some areas but again it works to fill the void. To be honest, my favorite character is Brandy and her personal development is enjoyable to watch. It does have some promise as well. I would really like to see Shannon's father return and I think that would add some complexity and dynamic to the show that would really help make the show pop. So far, I'm not seeing that in the works but one can hope.moreless
John Mallory Asher

John Mallory Asher

James "Jimmy" Hart

Guest Star

Dahlia Salem

Dahlia Salem

Winnie

Guest Star

Ray Abruzzo

Ray Abruzzo

AUSA Perillo

Guest Star

Rachel Boston

Rachel Boston

Detective Abigail Chaffee

Recurring Role

Ali Marsh

Ali Marsh

Dr. Shelley Finkel

Recurring Role

Tangi Ambrose

Tangi Ambrose

Delia Parmalee

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Mary is introduced to a witness by her real last name instead of her cover name, Shepard. However, in the past, only law enforcement and her family knew her real name.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mary: (to Winnie and Jimmy) You people are idiots. Honestly, all you had to do, just one of you, was open your mouth when you were nine, and we could've avoided all of this... Albanians, self-inflicted car-crashes, me being this annoyed. So can we please just cut to the chase? You love her, she loves you, get on the goddamn plane.

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