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The following is a list of episodes for the television show Remington Steele; included are the many film references made throughout the series.

Contents

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122October 1, 1982 (1982-10-01)April 12, 1983 (1983-04-12)
222September 20, 1983 (1983-09-20)May 22, 1984 (1984-05-22)
322September 25, 1984 (1984-09-25)May 14, 1985 (1985-05-14)
422September 24, 1985 (1985-09-24)May 10, 1986 (1986-05-10)
56January 5, 1987 (1987-01-05)February 17, 1987 (1987-02-17)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1982–83)Edit

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11"License to Steele"Robert ButlerMichael GleasonOctober 1, 1982 (1982-10-01)2704

A client who hired Remington Steele Investigations to protect a shipment of rare jewels insisted that Steele himself oversee the operation. Pierce's shady character, who was hanging around looking for profitable opportunities, well-knowingly steps into the role of Remington Steele against Laura Holt's wishes. The gems involved, the royal lavulite, had recently been discovered. This episode was shot after the original pilot, to offer details on the backstory. GUEST STARS: Joseph Hacker, Phil Casnoff, Robert Darnell, John Francis

Film reference: Tea and Sympathy, North by Northwest (obliquely)
22"Tempered Steele"Robert ButlerMichael GleasonOctober 8, 1982 (1982-10-08)0903

Laura tackles a case of industrial espionage in a family-owned business while Steele enlists an old pal to help him install a burglar alarm, but when the house is burglarized and Steele's friend murdered it becomes personal. GUEST STARS: Arlen Dean Snyder, David Hayward, Diana Douglas, Brenda King, Curt Lowens
Film references: Casablanca, The Thin Man.

Note: This was the Pilot episode.
33"Steele Waters Run Deep"Jeff BlecknerLee David ZlotoffOctober 22, 1982 (1982-10-22)2703

A video game genius disappears just before a merger, with five million dollars and the plans for his company's latest video game. GUEST STARS: Peter Scolari, George Wallace, Betty Kennedy, Roxanne Hart, Rae Allen, Blake Clark

Film reference: North by Northwest.
44"Signed, Steeled, & Delivered"Robert ButlerGlenn Gordon CaronOctober 29, 1982 (1982-10-29)2702
Laura and Steele spend the weekend trying to keep a CIA researcher alive and on time for his wedding. GUEST STARS: Thom Bray, Philip Sterling, Alexandra Johnson, Christopher Lofton, Buddy Powell
55"Thou Shalt Not Steele"Leo PennLee David ZlotoffNovember 5, 1982 (1982-11-05)2706

A woman from Steele's past asks him to help her steal a valuable painting that Laura has already agreed to protect (and that he had stolen once already), while Laura also has to deal with her visiting mother. GUEST STARS: Beverly Garland, Cassandra Harris, James Blendick, Peter MacLean, Kurt Christian, Benjamin Slack, Ben Mittleman

Film references: The Maltese Falcon (obliquely)
66"Steele Belted"Robert ButlerMichael GleasonNovember 12, 1982 (1982-11-12)2701

A loser asks the agency to help him, but his alibi witness is found dead in Steele's apartment and his lawyer seems more interested in Laura than in the case, which for once forces Steele and Murphy to work together. GUEST STARS: Andrew Bloch, Barry Van Dyke, Raymond Singer, Ilene Graff, Lora Staley, Ernest Emling

Film reference: D.O.A..
77"Etched in Steele"Stan LathanGlenn Gordon CaronNovember 19, 1982 (1982-11-19)2707

A popular author's steamy books mirror her own life, including the murder of her husband. GUEST STARS: Shannon Wilcox, George Morfogen, Richard Cox, Joel Colodner, Lyman Ward

Film reference: The Shining.
88"Your Steele the One for Me"Thomas CarterLee David ZlotoffNovember 26, 1982 (1982-11-26)2709

While trying to solve a murder case, Laura and Steele clash with the Yakuza. Keye Luke, Mark Hayashi, Sab Shimono, Reid Shelton, Emily Kurodo, Richard Stanley, Stephen Lee

Film references: Enter the Dragon, The Yakuza, The Third Man, Charade.
99"In the Steele of the Night"Burt BrinckerhoffJoel SteigerDecember 3, 1982 (1982-12-03)2708

Laura's former boss is murdered during a reunion of her former colleagues. GUEST STARS: Carlene Watkins, Philip Charles MacKinzie, Arthur Rosenberg, Jeff Pomerantz

Film reference: Witness for the Prosecution
1010"Steele Trap"Sidney HayersMichael GleasonDecember 10, 1982 (1982-12-10)2710

To find out why a client committed suicide, Laura and Steele go undercover to an island party, where people are being murdered one by one.

Film references: Citizen Kane, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, And Then There Were None, The Philadelphia Story.
1111"Steeling the Show"Seymour RobbiePeter LefcourtJanuary 7, 1983 (1983-01-07)2713

An aging B-movie actress believes that someone is trying to kill her, and only Steele believes her.

Film reference: Psycho.
1212"Steele Flying High"Nick HavingaRichard CollinsJanuary 14, 1983 (1983-01-14)2711

Steele gets involved with the murder of a naturalist when he serves on a committee to save the bald eagle.

Film references: The Big Sleep, Chinatown, The Maltese Falcon, Murder Most Foul.
1313"A Good Night's Steele"Seymour RobbieR.J. Stewart,
Lee David Zlotoff
January 21, 1983 (1983-01-21)2712

Steele poses as an insomniac in order to find a murderer in a sleep disorder clinic. Paul Reiser guest stars.

Film references: The Big Sleep, Coma.
1414"Hearts of Steele"Robert ButlerGlenn Gordon CaronJanuary 28, 1983 (1983-01-28)2705

The detectives pose as a bickering couple while investigating attempts on a divorce attorney's life.

Film references: Casablanca, Murder on the Orient Express, Notorious.
1515"To Stop a Steele"Sidney HayersGlenn Gordon CaronFebruary 11, 1983 (1983-02-11)2721

Laura and Steele wind up working for opposite sides of a jewelry theft when the frightened thief looks for help when someone else beats him to the jewel.

Film references: The Thomas Crown Affair, To Catch a Thief.
1616"Steele Crazy After All These Years"Don WeisAndrew Laskos,
R.J. Stewart
February 18, 1983 (1983-02-18)2715

Murphy's college homecoming is marred by a murder that awakens memories of a bombing on campus ten years before.

Film references: The Third Man, The Uninvited
1717"Steele Among the Living"Nick HavingaAndrew LaskosFebruary 25, 1983 (1983-02-25)2718

Laura searches for a vanished artist whose works have suddenly appreciated in value, for both her husband and the owner of an art gallery.

Film references: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Laura.
1818"Steele in the News"Burt BrinckerhoffMichael Gleason,
Fred Lyle,
Duncan Smith
March 4, 1983 (1983-03-04)2717

The detectives try to solve a case of sabotage and murder on the set of a television news program.

Film references: Foreign Correspondent, Peyton Place, Network.
1919"Vintage Steele"Larry ElikannSusan BaskinMarch 15, 1983 (1983-03-15)2716

Laura's former flame asks her help when he discovers a corpse in the trunk of his car, a corpse that keeps returning as they check out a winery he's involved with.
The corpse is the Abbot of St. Costello's Monastery!

Film references: The Trouble with Harry, Rasputin and the Empress, and Bud Abbot and Lou Costello.
2020"Steele's Gold"Burt BrinckerhoffR.J. StewartMarch 22, 1983 (1983-03-22)2723

A prospector's journal stolen during a party leads Laura and Steele on a wild gold hunt through the desert.

Film references: Metropolis, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
2121"Sting of Steele"Seymour RobbieMichael Gleason,
Gary Kott
April 5, 1983 (1983-04-05)2722

Daniel Chalmers, Steele's mentor back in the days when Steele was a rogue, comes to California to ask for Steele's help in dealing with a vindictive crook and winds up romancing Laura's mother.

Film references: The Sting, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.
2222"Steele in Circulation"Don WeisLee David ZlotoffApril 12, 1983 (1983-04-12)2724

After preventing a man from committing suicide, Steele tries to find out who had tricked the man into stealing over two million dollars.

Film references: Anna Karenina, Gaslight, The Music Lovers, Pennies from Heaven, A Star Is Born.

Season 2 (1983–84)Edit

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"Steele Away with Me"Seymour RobbieMichael GleasonSeptember 20, 1983 (1983-09-20)3709

In this two-part episode, Steele and Laura go after diamond smugglers in Acapulco. Associate detective Murphy Michaels and secretary Bernice Fox have left the agency, while Mildred Krebs (Doris Roberts), previously an IRS agent hot on Steele's tail, ends up teaming with Laura and Steele.

Film references: Bride of Frankenstein, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Key Largo, Notorious.
253"Red Holt Steele"Kevin ConnerLee David ZlotoffSeptember 27, 1983 (1983-09-27)3710

Holt and Steele are hired by a woman who thinks someone is trying to destroy her late husband's aircraft company.

Film reference: It Happened One Night.
264"Altared Steele"Alexander SingerJeff MelvoinOctober 11, 1983 (1983-10-11)3702

The detectives try to find out which one of an amnesiac's five wives is trying to kill him.

Film reference: Mirage, Robin Hood, Sands of Iwo Jima, Spellbound.
275"Steele Framed"Sheldon LarryBrian Alan LaneOctober 18, 1983 (1983-10-18)3708
Someone is trying to frame Steele for murder.
286"A Steele at Any Price"Don WeisRichard DeRoy,
Mitch Paradise
November 1, 1983 (1983-11-01)3706

Steele re-introduces Laura to the thrill of thievery during a case involving stolen paintings.

Film references: Charade, The Sting.
297"Love Among the Steele"Seymour RobbieLee David ZlotoffNovember 8, 1983 (1983-11-08)3716

The detectives find themselves in the middle of a mystery involving all the previous owners of a vintage car.

Film references: Splendor in the Grass, Tom Jones, The Yellow Rolls-Royce.
308"Scene Steelers"Peter MedakJudy Neer,
Joyce Armor,
Richard DeRoy
November 15, 1983 (1983-11-15)3703
Steele and Laura investigate attempted murder on the set of a frozen-food commercial.
319"Steele Knuckles and Glass Jaws"Don WeisJeff MelvoinNovember 29, 1983 (1983-11-29)3717

A mysterious baby plays a central part in a case involving gangsters and professional boxing that draws upon Steele's past as "The Kilkenny Kid". Steele is heard to sing softly "Oh, me name is MacNamara, I'm the leader of the band".

Film reference: Little Caesar.
3210"My Fair Steele"Seymour RobbieBrian Alan LaneDecember 6, 1983 (1983-12-06)3714

The detectives try to find a kidnapped heiress with the help of her twin sister.

Film references: Pygmalion, My Fair Lady.
3311"Steele Threads"Karen ArthurGeorge Lee MarshallDecember 13, 1983 (1983-12-13)3711
A simple case of industrial espionage during a fashion show leads to foreign espionage and murder.
3412"Steele Eligible"Sheldon LarryLarry Konner,
Michael Gleason
January 10, 1984 (1984-01-10)3719

Someone is killing a magazine campaign's "five most eligible bachelors" ... and one of them is Steele.

Film reference: Rear Window.
3513"High Flying Steele"Karen ArthurGeorge Lee MarshallJanuary 17, 1984 (1984-01-17)3718
Mildred's guilty pleasure in a sleazy circus séance draws Laura and Steele into an investigation of an old circus "accident."
3614"Blood Is Thicker Than Steele"Barbara PetersRichard DeRoyJanuary 31, 1984 (1984-01-31)3712

Laura and Steele must protect the rather obnoxious children of a Federal witness.

Film references: The Bad Seed, The Gauntlet, Stagecoach.
3715"Steele Sweet on You"Don WeisSusan BaskinFebruary 7, 1984 (1984-02-07)3707

Laura gets involved with her sister's marital problems at a dental convention where a murderer seeks to eliminate the only evidence left against him.

Film references: Boom Town, The Lost Weekend, The Man Who Knew Too Much.
3816"Elegy in Steele"Kevin ConnorBrian Alan LaneFebruary 21, 1984 (1984-02-21)3720

The villain (Guy Boyd) from the episode "Steele Framed" (No. 27) reappears and promises that Laura and Steele will die within an hour.

Film references: The Major and the Minor, Neptune's Daughter.
3917"Small Town Steele"Seymour RobbieJeff MelvoinFebruary 28, 1984 (1984-02-28)3721

Laura and Steele go to a small town to investigate the disappearance of an author who was doing research on the area and apparently found something he shouldn't have.

Film references: Bad Day at Black Rock, In the Heat of the Night.
4018"Molten Steele"Christopher HiblerRichard CollinsMarch 6, 1984 (1984-03-06)3715

Laura and Steele try to learn how and why a woman's name and phone number came to be printed in a steamy sex-magazine.

Film reference: Peyton Place.
4119"Dreams of Steele"Don WeisBrian Alan LaneMarch 20, 1984 (1984-03-20)3726

The reputation of the agency is at stake again when the gems that first brought them together are switched with fakes as Laura and Steele are transporting them.

Film reference: Ocean's Eleven.
4220"Woman of Steele"Christopher HiblerMichael Gleason,
Richard DeRoy,
Susan Baskin
March 27, 1984 (1984-03-27)3724

A woman from Steele's past arranges for the agency to handle the security on an exhibition at an art museum, and contacts Steele with a desperate plea for help.

Film references: Obsession, Vertigo.
4321"Hounded Steele"Don WeisJeff MelvoinMay 15, 1984 (1984-05-15)3727

A former Interpol agent turned murderer (Tom Baker) murders a current Interpol agent and takes Mildred as his hostage. Later, the former Interpol agent threatens to kill Mildred and arrest a world famous thief, but Steele stops the former agent by kicking his gun away and the police take the former Interpol Agent to jail.
Film reference: Old Yeller.

Note: Tom Baker is famous for portraying the Fourth Doctor on the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who.
4422"Elementary Steele"Seymour RobbieMichael GleasonMay 22, 1984 (1984-05-22)3705

Someone is using mystery buffs portraying Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Miss Marple, and Mr. Moto to solve a make-believe case to find a murderous embezzler.

Film references: The Big Sleep, Death Race 2000.

Season 3 (1984–85)Edit

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451"Steele at It"Don WeisJeff MelvoinSeptember 25, 1984 (1984-09-25)4707

Laura is ready for romance as she goes on a vacation on the French Riviera accompanied by Remington Steele, but old friends needing his help in stealing a dagger distract Steele.

Film references: Beau Geste, Goldfinger, The Maltese Falcon, To Catch a Thief.
462"Lofty Steele"Burt BrinckerhoffBrad KernOctober 2, 1984 (1984-10-02)4703

A shady building manager tries to convince Laura to move out of her apartment just as she's on the verge of uncovering a corporate embezzlement plot.

Film references: The Great Escape, Moby Dick (multiple versions).
473"Maltese Steele"Seymour RobbieJohn WirthOctober 16, 1984 (1984-10-16)4713

Laura and Steele search for a missing body on the island of Malta, but find an insignificant piece of brass that could get them killed.

Film references: The Maltese Falcon, The Third Man.
484"Second Base Steele"Don WeisRick MittlemanOctober 23, 1984 (1984-10-23)4705

A reunion of high-school athletes at an adult baseball camp is marred by a series of "accidents" that Laura and Steele are hired to investigate; Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford guest-star.

Film references: The Alphabet Murders, And Then There Were None, Fear Strikes Out, The Pride of the Yankees, That Championship Season.
495"Blue Blooded Steele"Burt BrinckerhoffBrady Westwater,
John Pashdag,
John Wirth
October 30, 1984 (1984-10-30)4701

Daniel Chalmers enters Steele's life again when it appears that he is about to inherit an English title, its fortune and some enemies.

Film reference: The Fuller Brush Man.
506"Steele Your Heart Away"Seymour RobbieBrian ClemensNovember 13, 1984 (1984-11-13)4711

Laura flies off to help an amnesiac Steele recall why he came to Ireland and why someone is trying to kill him.

Film references: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, A Day at the Races, From Russia with Love, Gone with the Wind, Laura, The 39 Steps, Wait Until Dark.
517"A Pocketful of Steele"Harry HarrisBrad KernNovember 20, 1984 (1984-11-20)4721

Steele tries to help a street-wise kid who picks his pocket and grabs evidence that a loan shark will do anything to retrieve.

Film reference: Boys Town, The Big Sleep (obliquely).
528"Puzzled Steele"Don WeisBrian Clemens,
Jeff Melvoin,
Dennis Spooner
November 27, 1984 (1984-11-27)4712

Laura and Steele accept the invitation of an eccentric millionaire to compete in finding a missing journalist but the game soon turns deadly.

Film reference: The Wizard of Oz.
539"Cast in Steele"Harry HarrisJeff MelvoinDecember 4, 1984 (1984-12-04)4720

Three aging film stars — Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Lamour, and Lloyd Nolan as themselves — hire Steele and Laura to find out who is behind their curious fan mail and the attempts on their lives.

Film references: Dirty Harry, The Fan, The Godfather, Johnny Apollo, The Maltese Falcon, Moon Over Burma, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Road to Singapore, St. Louis Blues, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Somewhere in the Night, Three Days of the Condor, Typhoon, White Heat.
5410"Breath of Steele"Don WeisJohn WirthDecember 11, 1984 (1984-12-11)4702

Laura and Steele try to protect two singing-telegram girls who witnessed a murder while they also hunt for the killers.

Film reference: Little Murders.
5511"Let's Steele a Plot"Christopher HiblerJoe Gores,
Richard DeRoy
December 18, 1984 (1984-12-18)4704

Laura and Steele get lots of advice and help when they investigate the embezzlement of a mystery-writers guild's treasury.

Film references: Arsenic and Old Lace, Jaws.
5612"Gourmet Steele"Burt BrinckerhoffBob ShayneJanuary 8, 1985 (1985-01-08)4716

Steele inadvertently goes undercover as the restaurant critic they've been hired to find, and who has incensed several restaurant owners with his blistering reviews.

Film reference: The Thin Man.
5713"Stronger Than Steele"Stan LathanJohn J. Sakmar,
Kerry Lenhart
January 15, 1985 (1985-01-15)4718

Laura has a personal stake in the investigation of the death of a movie producer who was planning on making a movie of an old TV series without the original star.

Film references: Gone with the Wind, Heaven's Gate.
5814"Have I Got a Steele For You"Christopher HiblerJeff MelvoinJanuary 22, 1985 (1985-01-22)4725

Mulch returns with a new business venture that his partner is using to swindle an investor.

Film references: Blood Alley, The Day of the Jackal.
5915"Springtime for Steele"Christopher HiblerJohn WirthJanuary 29, 1985 (1985-01-29)4722

The unexpected success of singer Rocky Sullivan (from episode No. 44, "Elementary Steele") threatens a little scheme cooked up by her managers and might get her killed.

Film reference: The Producers.
6016"Steele in the Family"Larry ElikannBrad KernFebruary 5, 1985 (1985-02-05)4723

Mildred's nephew comes to her for some help in hiding the body a hit man needs to confirm his contract with his employers.

Film reference: The Corpse Came C.O.D.
6117"Diced Steele"Don WeisJeff MelvoinFebruary 12, 1985 (1985-02-12)4727
An investigator from an insurance company digs into Steele's past after the agency loses their money in an effort to buy back stolen jewels.
6218"Now You Steele It, Now You Don't"John TracyJohn WirthMarch 5, 1985 (1985-03-05)4724

Laura feels used by a client when she finds out an importer commits suicide after she unknowingly delivers a blackmail message to him.

Film references: The Barefoot Contessa, T-Men.
6319"Illustrated Steele"Gabrielle BeaumontKerry Lenhart,
John J. Sakmar
March 12, 1985 (1985-03-12)4726

A young cartoonist finds his life threatened as the events of his strip start happening to him.

Film references: Gaslight, How to Murder Your Wife, Psycho.
6420"Steele in the Chips"Sheldon LarryHoward Baldwin,
Stephanie Zimbalist,
Robin Bernheim
March 19, 1985 (1985-03-19)4710

Laura and Steele get involved in the search for the inventor of a no-cal cookie and his only batch of prototypes. Guest stars: Geena Davis as a tennis pro, Jean Smart as the inventor's fiancée, G. W. Bailey as a cookie manufacturer.

Film references: Bambi, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
6521"Steele Trying"Rocky LangMichael GleasonMay 7, 1985 (1985-05-07)4717

Mr. Steele's plans for a romantic weekend in San Francisco are upset when his imaginary case turns into a real one.

Film reference: The Lost Weekend.
6622"Steele of Approval"Seymour RobbieBrad KernMay 14, 1985 (1985-05-14)4728
Laura investigates the background of a senatorial candidate while Steele dodges an investigator from the state licensing board.

Season 4 (1985–86)Edit

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671"Steele Searching: Part 1"Seymour RobbieMichael GleasonSeptember 24, 1985 (1985-09-24)5701

Laura races with Scotland Yard to locate Steele, who has become involved in murder while searching for a man with a clue to his past. Steele masquerades as an assassin hired by Daniel Chalmers to kill the Earl of Claridge. However, evidence indicates that the Earl is Steele's own father.

Film references: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Smokey and the Bandit.
682"Steele Searching: Part 2"Christopher HiblerMichael GleasonOctober 1, 1985 (1985-10-01)5702

See Part 1, above.

Film reference: The Day of the Jackal.
693"Steele Blushing"Alexander SingerJohn WirthOctober 22, 1985 (1985-10-22)5704

Laura protects a photographer (Kenneth Mars) and his files from angry clients and the FBI even after her doctored photo appears in a porno magazine. Guest star: Nana Visitor (near the end of the episode)

Film reference: Hide in Plain Sight.
704"Grappling Steele"Don WeisRick MittlemanOctober 29, 1985 (1985-10-29)5709

Laura and Steele are hired to protect a professional wrestler who has been receiving death threats and having mysterious "accidents."

Film reference: A Bill of Divorcement (1932).
715"Forged Steele"Harry HarrisRick MittlemanNovember 12, 1985 (1985-11-12)5710

Steele awakens from a 36-hour blackout to find that he has apparently gambled away the agency.

Film references: The Great Impostor, North by Northwest, 36 Hours.
726"Corn Fed Steele"Don WeisPamela NorrisNovember 19, 1985 (1985-11-19)5712

Laura and Steele look into the disappearance of some prized breeding pigs from an experimental farm in Iowa.

Film references: Easy Rider, North by Northwest, Witness.
737"Premium Steele"Gabrielle BeaumontGerald SanoffDecember 3, 1985 (1985-12-03)5711

Laura and Steele try to discover why phony obituaries are being printed about people like poor garlic farmer Lester Shane.

Film references: D.O.A., Gaslight, Gone with the Wind, The List of Adrian Messenger.
748"Coffee, Tea, or Steele"Christopher HiblerRobin BernheimDecember 10, 1985 (1985-12-10)5714
Laura and Steele fly the unfriendly skies to learn why the body of a hired killer turned up on the baggage carousel of a luxury airline.
759"Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele"Christopher HiblerMichael Gleason,
Elliott Lewis
December 17, 1985 (1985-12-17)5708

The agency Christmas party is interrupted by three gun-wielding Santas who take everyone hostage and threaten to blow up the building.

Film references: The Shanghai Cobra, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
7610"Steele on the Air"Christopher HiblerJohn J. Sakmar,
Kerry Lenhart
January 7, 1986 (1986-01-07)5717

A traffic reporter dies while aloft in a helicopter and the two prime suspects are the disc jockeys, who were on the air at the time.

Film references: Body Heat, The Third Man.
7711"Steele, Inc."Don WeisBrad KernJanuary 14, 1986 (1986-01-14)5703

Mulch's latest brainstorm to franchise the agency gets an unfortunate investigator killed by an angry client.

Film reference: The Maltese Falcon.
7812"Steele Spawning"Will MackenzieJohn WirthJanuary 28, 1986 (1986-01-28)5715

Laura and Steele are hired by the spoiled son of a caviar importer to find a missing shipment before daddy returns home.

Film reference: The Macomber Affair.
7913"Suburban Steele"Stan LathanRobin BernheimFebruary 11, 1986 (1986-02-11)5716

Laura's sister finds a dead body on her kitchen floor and asks for help from a reluctant Laura and Steele.

Film reference: Beverly Hills Cop.
8014"Santa Claus Is Coming to Steele"Seymour RobbieMichael GleasonFebruary 18, 1986 (1986-02-18)5721

One of the phony Santas from the ill-fated Christmas party (in episode No. 75, "Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele") returns to persuade a witness not to testify against him.

Film references: Dirty Harry, Rear Window.
8115"Steele Blue Yonder"Don WeisBrad KernFebruary 22, 1986 (1986-02-22)5718

A woman is afraid her father may need help but Laura and Steele learn he knows exactly what he's doing.

Film reference: Going in Style.
8216"Sensitive Steele"Don WeisRick MittlemanMarch 1, 1986 (1986-03-01)5719

Laura and Steele go undercover at a self-improvement spa to find out why there have been a series of mysterious accidents.

Film references: Save the Tiger, Hamlet.
8317"Steele in the Spotlight"Burt BrinckerhoffJohn J. Sakmar,
Kerry Lenhart
March 8, 1986 (1986-03-08)5705

The search for a singer from the 1950s has unexpected, deadly consequences.

Film references: Out of the Past, Sunset Boulevard.
8418"Steele at Your Service"Rocky LangLee H. GrantMarch 15, 1986 (1986-03-15)5723

The servants of the wealthy Wellingtons hire Laura and Steele to find out who killed the former butler, who had planned on publishing his memoirs.

Film reference: Blowup.
8519"Steele in the Running"Gabrielle BeaumontSusan WoollenMarch 22, 1986 (1986-03-22)5713
Laura is assaulted while running in a triathlon after a desperate woman switches numbers with her.
8620"Beg, Borrow, or Steele"Kevin InchBrad KernMarch 29, 1986 (1986-03-29)5722

Laura and Steele return from the East to find reports of their murder on the news and Mildred arrested for the crime.

Film reference: Death Takes a Holiday.
8721"Steele Alive and Kicking"Stan LathanJohn WirthMay 3, 1986 (1986-05-03)5720

A man who framed himself so his wife could collect the reward learns he isn't terminally ill and wants Laura and Steele to clear him.

Film reference: Convicted.
8822"Bonds of Steele"Seymour RobbieJeff MelvoinMay 10, 1986 (1986-05-10)5706

Laura has her hands full trying to discover why an accountant at a huge corporation was killed. However, Steele's desire to quickly wed a call girl (Nancy Everhard) so as to avoid being deported distracts Laura from her murder investigation. Steele eventually ends up marrying Laura herself (this episode was supposed to be the series's finale).

Film references: Bride of Frankenstein, Casablanca, Death Takes a Holiday, The Happy Hooker, They Won't Believe Me.

Season 5 (1987)Edit

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"The Steele That Wouldn't Die"Kevin InchBrad KernJanuary 5, 1987 (1987-01-05)6702
6708

Steele is arrested for the murder of Norman Keyes while he and Laura try to honeymoon in Mexico.

Film reference: Romancing the Stone, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, And Then There Were None, Beverly Hills Cop.
913"Steele Hanging in There: Part 1"Christopher HiblerRobin BernheimFebruary 3, 1987 (1987-02-03)6706

Their phony marriage faces a real test when a woman from Steele's past shows up, pretending to be married to him, and the archaeologist from Mexico returns, this time as an immigration officer. In London, Tony blackmails Steele into delivering a dangerous package, while Laura delves into Shannon's past.

Film reference: Arsenic and Old Lace.
924"Steele Hanging in There: Part 2"Christopher HiblerRobin BernheimFebruary 10, 1987 (1987-02-10)6707
See Part 1, above.
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"Steeled with a Kiss"Seymour RobbieRobin Bernheim,
Brad Kern
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Laura and Steele visit the Irish castle he's inherited and decide to hide Tony there until he can prove he isn't a double agent. Daniel Chalmers must turn him over to the KGB as part of a scam he is running to help the daughter of an old friend. Daniel Chalmers does reveal himself as Steele's biological father. Remington and Laura do indeed get to settle their marriage.

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