Not all mystery shows are the same. Plots that would work well for a Rockford would fall flat if played out on "Murder, She Wrote," and vice versa. The cases and storylines have to match your protagonist, and few shows were better at that match-up than "Remington Steele." Case in point - "A Steele at Any Price" is a relatively light caper that involves art thefts, a cowardly client and the chance for Steele to run a con.
One of the highlights of this episode is Laura's escalating excitement at the prospect of being a thief, and Steele's bemused delight in her transformation. Jeffrey Jones (he of "Ferris Bueller" fame) shows up as the heavy this week, an auction house manager with a complex plan to pass off forgeries on nefarious art collectors. He also has a penchant for an unusual type of torture, Tschaikovsky at a loud volume through headphones to extract information.
This is a very breezy episode. There's no real sense of danger, but it's an enjoyable "chase" story and the climax is very good.