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Remington Steele

Season 2 Episode 1

Steele Away With Me

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 20, 1983 on NBC
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Episode Summary


Laura returns to Acapulco after a dying man leaves a tuna stuffed with diamonds and wrapped in an Acapulco newspaper on her doorstep. Steele joins her while trying to avoid a dogged IRS investigator, Mildred Krebs.

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  • Be a detective. Travel the world. Meet interesting people. And have them try to kill you.

    With Murphy Michaels gone to Denver to start his own agency, and Bernice Foxe off to find romance with a musician in New York, Remington Steele is left with no one in his front office but a chaotic bunch of job applicants. Oh, and an IRS agent who says he never filed a return last year. He could use some help from his trusty partner, Laura Holt.

    Ms. Holt has her own worries, namely, a man who just dropped dead in her apartment, and a fish he was carrying, which turns out to be full of diamonds.

    The second season opener takes the sleuths on a madcap odyssey to sunny Acapulco to identify the source of the loot and save their collective hides.


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Remington is running out of the bull ring, you'll remember he does so because the bull is chasing him and very close to catching him with the horns. After Steele comes out of the gate, though, no one shuts it behind him, and you can't see or hear the bull anymore. Wouldn't it have kept running after him--and wouldn't it be coming right at the other guy standing right next to the door?

    • Laura leaves the hotel with her purse across her shoulder, but in the next scene, in which she's attacked, the purse is missing.

    • Steele only dials six digits when he calls Laura from the office.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Steele: (hears a knock at the door) Who is it?
      Laura: The Bride of Frankenstein.

    • Laura: I saw what happened to my mother. She was completely, totally consumed by my father. Nothing moved in our house unless it revolved totally around him. When he left her, her life just stopped. No joy, no sorrow, nothing, not even anger. It was as if he'd taken every bit of feeling she had with him.
      Steele: Laura, you're not your mother.
      Laura: No. But part of me could be very easily. That's the part I have to guard against.
      Steele: You want guarantees.
      Laura: And you can't give them.
      Steele: It seems we still have an awfully long way to go.
      Laura: Wouldn't it be nice if--if we could get there together?

    • Laura: I'm terrified of losing myself in you--of being swallowed up by you until there's no me anymore!

    • Steele: How long do I have to keep proving myself to you?

    • Laura: I don't want to turn around and find you're not there when I need you!

  • NOTES (5)

    • Filming location: Acapulco Princess Hotel

    • The episode originally aired as a two-hour "special" on its premiere, and was split into a two-parter for repeats and syndication.

    • The new opening sequence uses a livelier version of the first season theme, drops the narration, and features Steele and Laura watching themselves onscreen in a theater.

    • Mildred muses, ''It's like a James Bond movie!'' The use of music from the James Bond movies only helped fan rumors that Brosnan was in the running for the role of 007. Ironically, Brosnan was forced to back out because MTM wouldn't let him out of his Remington Steele contract. But he got the role when Timothy Dalton left.

    • The music in the nightclub is Michael Jackson's "Beat It."