Remington Steele

Season 2 Episode 15

Elegy in Steele

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 21, 1984 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The office building is downtown; 4000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. How many country clubs in walking distance are there nearby?

    • During the fire, Remington removes his vest to extinguish flames and remains in his shirtsleeves. However, when he nearly falls out of the window, the vest makes its last appearance to permanently retire afterwards.

    • Descoine first stepped into Laura and Steele's life to avenge his beautiful Lily after Laura's house was blown up. So, where did he get her diaries, weren't they blown up along with the rest of her earthly possessions?

    • During the first few seconds of the episode, we see Descoine at the controls of a helicopter. Then, he walks on the roof and down the stairs as the helicopter is seen flying away. How?

    • The ring on Mr. Steele's right hand disappears as he comes out of the water and then reappears.

    • Laura and Steele's tombstones state "Feb 21, 1984" as the day they died. This was also the day the episodes first aired.

    • How did Steele know what poison Descoine was using?

    • The cab goes into the car wash with one set of license plates, comes out with another one.

  • Quotes

    • Laura: Regrets, Mr. Steele?
      Steele: Only that sometimes I didn't live up to the Remington Steele that you had in mind.
      Laura: I won't hold it against you.
      Steele: You're supposed to say that I'm everything he's supposed to be and more.
      Laura: If I said that it would go to your head. Then you would cease to be what I just said you were.
      Steele: Thank you, Miss Holt, for protecting me from myself.

    • Steele: Look, Laura, there are two ways to go through life: Like you, the mathematics student expecting to find your universe in perfect working order, demanding too much of yourself and everyone around you, finding yourself disappointed at every turn. Or like me the wanderer, entitled to nothing, not even parents, finding myself pleasantly surprised when something goes right, or somebody pats me on the back instead of kicking me in the teeth.

    • Laura: Don't you realize that if it were left to me, I would make everything right for everyone?
      Steele: And if it were up to me, I would leave it up to you.

    • Steele: (out of breath from diving) The next time you invent Remington Steele, give him gills.

  • Notes

    • The scene where Steele throws open a door and then points his gun inside is repeated eleven years later in the film Goldeneye, where Pierce Brosnan uses the exact same movement when he storms the Russians' chemical plant.

  • Allusions

    • Film Cites:

      Steele: Neptune's Daughter, Ester Williams, MGM, 1949.

      Steele: The Major and Minor, Ray Milland, Ginger Rogers, Paramount, 1942.