Remington Steele

Season 2 Episode 4

Steele Framed

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 18, 1983 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (1)

Write A Review
out of 10
22 votes
  • Two-dollar watercolor.

    Steele and Laura go on the defensive when an old adversary sets up an intricate trap to get Steele framed for murder. This is a little atypical of the "usual" episode, but it earns high marks for putting Steele on the lam and testing the relationship between Laura and Steele. When the show opens, everything seems perfect. Steele is celebrating his one-year anniversary in his new identity and things could not be any better. That's until a mysterious call and a car accident, and suddenly evidence piles up that Steele may be a killer and a smuggler.

    Guy Boyd is perfect as the duo's Professor Moriarty, Major Descoine. In a role that requires him to don several disguises (and go in drag), Boyd is convincing as a demented genius out for revenge. The idea of a potentially recurring nemesis for Steele and Laura is intriguing. I know Descoine appeared once more in the series and I can't wait to see that episode.

    Another great guest character is Detective Jarvis, the dogged cop pursuing Steele. He is like a young Lt. Columbo, with a scatterbrained demeanor that hides a sharp mind. He even has a pipe (instead of Columbo's trademark cigar) and has a habit of asking pointed questions before leaving a room.

    A great episode with a nice climax involving a vat of acid; plus, some great scenes between Brosnan and Zimbalist.