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In Plain Sight: Meet the Shannons

When a teenage pageant queen realizes that her mother has been in WITSEC all of her life, she takes the news hard. Mary intervenes to help the beauty queen to realize that it is a good thing. However, things are not what they seem.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Airdate: Sunday May 22nd, 2011

Director: Jan Eliasberg
Writer: Brynn Malone

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Oct 12, 2013

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (5 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Joshua Malina
As Peter Alpert
Lesley Ann Warren
As Jinx Shannon

Guest Stars
Ken Lerner
As Hal Alpert
Rachel Boston
As Abigail Chaffee
Randee Heller
As Dora Alpert
Tangie Ambrose
As Delia Parmalee
Judith Hoag
As Sharon Munn / Sharon Harris
Meredith Hagner
As Beth Harris
Ron Eldard
As Ryan Marsh / Carl Harris

Co-Guest Stars
Jeremiah Bitsui
As Alex
Hiroo Minami
As Yakuza Man #1
Keith Brando
As Deputy
Lindsey Friesen
As Hostess
Marya Beauvais
As Rail Thin Mom
Nichole Otero
As Young Sharon
Rhett Lynch
As L.O.E. M.C.
Sarah Minnich
As Angel Girl
William Sterchi
As Kevin Harwood
Main Cast
Mary McCormack
As Mary Shannon
Frederick Weller
As Marshall Mann
Nichole Hiltz
As Brandi Shannon
Paul Ben-Victor
As Stan McQueen


The scene opens in San Francisco in 1995 where a woman is taking drugs and dealing them. She goes up to a man and says that she can sell more. The guy asks where Ryan is. The girl says that she will call him, but doesn’t get a hold of him and she hears the men get violent and gun fire. Suddenly the DEA comes in and busts the Yakuza members and take the girl out of there. The girl is registered into WITSEC as Sharon Harris. The scene changes to present day with Marshall and Abigail are sitting around drinking coffee and Abigail says that she has set them up for a Spa day, but Marshall tells that he is not a massage guy and says that he was physically scared from a masseuse. Mary comes in and hears them talking about Spa treatments. Marshall comes in and Mary tells that Abigail is a “fixer” and she will not rest until she has changed her. Mary gets a text from Sharon Harris and it is Urgent. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Maples
Executive ProducerJohn J. Strauss  |  Ed Decter
Co-Executive ProducerDan Lerner  |  Natalie Chaidez  |  Barry M. Schkolnick
Supervising ProducerMichael Reisz
ProducerCraig McNeil  |  Mary McCormack
Co-ProducerBarbara Nance  |  Carla Corwin
Associate ProducerDominic Garcia  |  Debra Lovatelli
Production DesignerThomas A. Walsh
EditorSarah Boyd
CastingEric Dawson  |  Sibby Kirchgessner  |  Shawn Dawson  |  Kiira Arai Sniegowski  |  Rody Kent
Unit Production ManagerCarla Corwin
First Assistant DirectorTodd Amateau
Second Assistant DirectorEric Glasser
MusicMarc Dauer  |  Liz Phair  |  Evan Frankfort
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer
Key GripGreg Hewett
Set DesignerPaula Dal Santo
Set DecoratorCarla Curry
Transportation CoordinatorPatrick A. Reynolds Jr.
Property MasterJoe Arnold
Production Sound MixerDavid Brownlow
Director of PhotographyJohn B. Aronson
Story EditorMike Weiss
Art DirectorJames F. Oberlander
Executive Story EditorBrynn Malone  |  John Cockrell
ConsultantDavid Maples  |  Paul Stupin
Costume SupervisorPerri Kimono
Makeup Department Head David Craig Forrest
Production AccountantDianne L. Mapp-Cheek
"A" Camera OperatorLoren S. Yaconelli
Casting AssociateAndrew Lujan
Hair Department HeadKimberly Carlson
"B" Camera OperatorPaige Thomas
Warning: In Plain Sight season 4 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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