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In Plain Sight: The Art of the Steal

When Mary uses a car thief to catch another thief, she gets to know a little more into the crime business. All this is to clear Brandi from Grand Theft Auto too. Brandi gets engaged to Peter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x1
Airdate: Sunday May 01st, 2011

Director: Dan Lerner
Writer: Ed Decter

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Sep 21, 2013


Special Guest Stars
Joshua MalinaJoshua Malina
As Peter Alpert

Guest Stars
Ken LernerKen Lerner
As Hal Alpert
Mitch SilpaMitch Silpa
As Deputy Eberhardt
Rachel BostonRachel Boston
As Abigail Chaffee
Randee HellerRandee Heller
As Dora Alpert
Tangie AmbroseTangie Ambrose
As Delia Parmalee
James CarpinelloJames Carpinello
As Riley Barnett / Riley Burns

Co-Guest Stars
Maria SigmonMaria Sigmon
As Agent Tess Yates
Michael S. WalterMichael S. Walter
As Frank
Alma SisnerosAlma Sisneros
As female accomplice
Christian HeepChristian Heep
As Dave Pierce
David MidthunderDavid Midthunder
As Yancy (asst. manager)
Michael SealMichael Seal
As Orlando
Pam Green (1)Pam Green (1)
As cougarific woman
Main Cast
Mary McCormackMary McCormack
As Mary Shannon
Frederick WellerFrederick Weller
As Marshall Mann
Nichole HiltzNichole Hiltz
As Brandi Shannon
Paul Ben-VictorPaul Ben-Victor
As Stan McQueen


The scene opens in Miami Florida in 2004 where a man steals a watch and keys from a man’s coat pocket. He goes out to the parking lot and finds the car and makes a copy of the key. He reenters the club and hands back the keys to a girl dancing with the guy and she puts them in his coat. He drives off in the car and takes it to an Auto Body Shop. However, he finds that a man named Orlando and his associate is there and Orlando says that he is taking the entire operation. He kills the man’s friend and the man jumps through a window. He goes into the Marshall’s office and goes under witness protection. The man’s name is Riley Barnett. The scene changes to present day and Mary Shannon and Marshall Mann walk with Stan McQueen who says that Mary needs to give up her Mustang because it draws too much attention. She tells that she doesn’t want to. However, when Marshall is having trouble sitting in it, she decides to trade it in. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Maples
Executive ProducerJohn J. Strauss  |  Ed Decter
Co-Executive ProducerBarry M. Schkolnick  |  Jan Oxenberg  |  Natalie Chaidez  |  Dan Lerner
Supervising ProducerMichael Reisz
ProducerMary McCormack  |  Craig McNeil
Co-ProducerCarla Corwin  |  Barbara Nance
Associate ProducerDebra Lovatelli  |  Dominic Garcia
Production DesignerThomas A. Walsh
EditorSarah Boyd
CastingEric Dawson  |  Shawn Dawson  |  Sibby Kirchgessner  |  Rody Kent  |  Kiira Arai Sniegowski
Unit Production ManagerCarla Corwin
First Assistant DirectorScottie Gissel
Second Assistant DirectorEric Glasser
MusicEvan Frankfort  |  Marc Dauer  |  Liz Phair
Director of PhotographyJohn B. Aronson
Story EditorMike Weiss
Executive Story EditorJohn Cockrell  |  Brynn Malone
ConsultantPaul Stupin  |  David Maples
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