Mary McCormack stars as tough, smart and sexy U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon who works for the Witness Protection Program (WITSEC). Putting her life on the line as she relocates and protects both innocent people and ruthless criminals, Mary struggles to find a balance between work and her personal life. Riveting and refreshingly unique, In Plain Sight also stars Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor and Nichole Hiltz, and features phenomenal guest stars including Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Joshua Malina (The West Wing) and Lesley Ann Warren (Desperate Housewives). Experience the excitement in this three-disc set containing all 13 episodes of the critically acclaimed series’ fourth season. Hiding in plain sight was never so much fun.
The fourth and final full-length season of the quirky action-drama series In Plain Sight
continues the show's impressive balance of crime-driven stories with offbeat and engaging character arcs, including one very substantial development for its lead character, US Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack). The actress's real-life pregnancy was folded into the series through Shannon's ill-timed one-night-stand with her ex-husband (Bryan Callen), resulting in a flurry of serious, emotionally weighty decisions for the character. The pregnancy storyline anchors both the season and the character, lending gravitas to some of the flightier elements, including Shannon's sister Brandi (Nichole Hiltz), whose on-again, off-again relationship with fiancé Peter Alpert (Joshua Malina) tipped the show's tone towards broad comedy, as did partner Marshall Mann's relationship with Detective Abigail Chaffee (Rachel Boston). As a result, Shannon remains the show's anchor and most compelling figure, walking a series of high-wire scenarios, including her highly dysfunctional family, her dangerous job, and her own feelings on relationships and now motherhood, with a combination of grace, stubbornness and charming confusion. It's a tricky mix of motivations, but McCormack continues to shoulder them well while handling the show's action requirements with believable toughness. In Plain Sight
fans will undoubtedly miss Mary Shannon, whose adventures come to an end in the abbreviated fifth season, though the fourth go-round provides plenty of reminders as to why they fell in love with her to begin with. The three-disc set includes a modest collection of deleted and extended scenes, as well as the de rigueur gag reel. --Paul Gaita