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In Plain Sight: In Plain Sight

Mary Shannon, a US Marshall of the witness protection program investigates the murder of a mobster's son which was under her watch. Meanwhile, Mary's birthday celebration finds her dealing with her dysfunctional family.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Sunday June 01st, 2008
Special Runtime: 90 Minutes

Director: Mark Piznarski
Writer: David Maples

Alternate Airdates:

Denmark Jul 08, 2008
Argentina Feb 06, 2009
NL (RTL 5) Dec 12, 2010
UK (itv) Apr 09, 2013


Guest Stars
Angela SarafyanAngela Sarafyan
As Tasha Turischeva
Cristián de la FuenteCristián de la Fuente
As Raphael Ramirez
Paul Ben-VictorPaul Ben-Victor
As Stan McQueen
Al SapienzaAl Sapienza
As Frankie Santoro Sr.
David DittmarDavid Dittmar
As Kyle Talltrees
David DittmerDavid Dittmer
As Kyle Talltrees
Gregory Norman CruzGregory Norman Cruz
As Edwin Talltrees
Justin OcksriderJustin Ocksrider
As Frankie Santoro Jr.
Kathrine NarducciKathrine Narducci
As Felicia Santoro
Tammin SursokTammin Sursok
As Nicole
Yorgo ConstantineYorgo Constantine
As Richie Mastro

Co-Guest Stars
Carmen SeranoCarmen Serano
As Deaf Maid
James PriceJames Price
As Petey
Jenny GabrielleJenny Gabrielle
Jeremiah BitsuiJeremiah Bitsui
As Gang Banger 1
David MaplesDavid Maples
As Airport Traffic Cop
Fredrick LopezFredrick Lopez
As Indian Bartender
Jonathan JossJonathan Joss
As Joseph Parker
Josh BerryJosh Berry
As Tasha's Marshall
Loren HaynesLoren Haynes
As Morgue Official
Robbie WashingtonRobbie Washington
As Gang Banger 2
Robert DefrankRobert Defrank
As Father Mendoza
Main Cast
Mary McCormackMary McCormack
As Mary Shannon
Frederick WellerFrederick Weller
As Marshall Mann
Nichole HiltzNichole Hiltz
As Brandi Shannon
Todd WilliamsTodd Williams
As Detective Robert 'Bobby D' Dershowitz
Lesley Ann WarrenLesley Ann Warren
As Jinx Shannon
Episode Notes
Series creator David Maples makes a cameo appearance in the episode as a cop in the airport.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Paul Butterfield Blues BandMary, Mary 
Paul SimonSomething So Right 
The TurtlesHappy Together 

Episode Quotes
Mary: Ma, I know you think Brandi's your precious baby, she's not. She's a virus infecting everyone around her.

Mary: I just want to wash the stench of this day off and go to bed.
Marshall: I know. But, there are about 60 people in there hiding behind furniture just waiting for you to open the door so they can jump up and yell "Surprise."
Mary: Yuck!
Marshall: C'mon, it's your birthday! This isn't about you. Get ready to act surprised!

Brandi: It's an Indian talisman, or totem? Maybe, I forget which, but um, I got it from this Indian stand after I took off with Chico's car.
Mary: Raphael.
Brandi: Right. It's from the Los Lobos tribe.
Mary: Sweetie, Los Lobos is a band.
Brandi: A band of Indians?
Mary: No, just a band.

Mary: (voiceover) My name is Mary. Today's my birthday. And if I ever run into the son of a bitch that promised me a life of excitement and unlimited opportunity as a U.S. Marshall, I'll shoot off both his kneecaps.

Marshall: Do I get to play bad cop?
Mary: Like you could!

Mary: (voiceover) We all live in hiding. In one way or another, each of us conceals pieces of ourselves from the rest of the world. Some people hide because their lives depend on it. Others because they don't like being seen. And then there are those special cases, the ones who hide because ... because ... because they just want someone to care enough to look for them.

Tasha: You speak Russian?
Marshall: A little. I learned it in the 80's when you guys were still Commies.

Stan: I just got her a bottle of really expensive perfume.
Marshall: Mary doesn't wear perfume.
Stan: Yes, she does.
Marshall: Na uh.
Stan: You sure? I mean, she always smells so good.
Marshall: That's just her.

Cultural References
Det. Dershowitz: You operate under the cloak of darkness. Only Boy Wonder knows your true identity.

Dershowitz is making a reference to Batman.

Marshall: Yes, Fredo.

Marshall is referring to a character from The Godfather.

Frankie: Congratulations, you're the Amazing-freakin' Kreskin.

George Kresge, Jr., known as The Amazing Kreskin, is a mentalist who had his own television series during the 1970s.

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