In Plain Sight 5 Seasons 2012

Season 5
(153) IMDb 9/10

7. Sacrificial Lam TV-14 CC

With Mary's father on the lam and out for vengeance, she finds herself under FBI surveillance. In order to clear her name, she'll have to lose her tail and track down her own father before anyone else does.

Starring:
Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller
Runtime:
43 minutes
Original air date:
April 27, 2012

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Season 5

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Michael W. Watkins
Starring Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller
Supporting actors Paul Ben-Victor, Rachel Boston, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen Lang, Tangie Ambrose, Will McCormack, Tia Carrere, Mimi Kennedy, Maury Sterling, Steve Eastin, Ken Barnett, Mozhan Marnò, Jason Lawton, Johnny Long, David Born, Alex Knight, Brad LaChance, Gregory Washington
Season year 2012
Network USA Networks
Producers Dominic Garcia, Dan Lerner, Michael Reisz, Mike Weiss
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Cocorah on May 25, 2012
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I really enjoyed this whole series. I like series that have strong female leads and this one was great. I am very sorry to see it end.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By HMS Warspite TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 18, 2012
In the episode "All's Well that Ends", the fifth season and the series "In Plain Sight" wrap it all up. U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must contend with the protection of one last WITSEC person, a comely young model adjusting poorly to hiding out in New Mexico. Mary must also deal with the consequences of her long-missing criminal father's intrusion into her life. Finally, Mary must make serious plans for her own future with her baby as her office is threatened with closure. And, her long-time office partner Marshall needs to talks to her about something...

This is perhaps too much burden for one episode. The witsec issue gets resolved in the usual timeline. The issues created by Mary's father are untidy and their resolution is also less than tidy, even if there is a measure of redemption for both father and daughter. Mary comes to terms with her disfunctional family, after a fashion, and there are indications at the end that Mary intends to press on with her life as it is. There is an effort to wrap up the stories of the leading characters.

The least satisfying aspect of the episode, for this reviewer, was Mary's fateful conversation with longtime office partner and virtual soulmate Marshall. Previous episodes this season suggested both Marshal and Mary knew he wasn't entirely free to just ride off into the sunset with his fiancee, due to his attachment to Mary. This could have been a life-changing moment, but instead of champagne, we got warm diet soda and this long-time viewer was disappointed. But you have to see it and draw your own conclusions.

"All's Well that Ends" is highly recommended to fans of the series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Satisfied Buyer on May 16, 2013
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In Plain Site was a great series and I was sorry to see it end, but at least it's a satisifying ending. I highly recommend the entire series of five seasons.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Gaschk on June 8, 2013
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Mary is great and the whole series is worth watching, I love the straight forward thinking, the strength and the characters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Ligon on May 15, 2013
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This was one of the best series on TV and I really hated to see the series end. Really Good!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brittani on May 16, 2013
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We love this show! My husband and I started the first season on Netflix and ended up having to watch the fourth and fifth season on Amazon. It is a great mixture of drama and suspense. It has the action and suspense from Mary Shannon's job of being a US Marshall and helping relocate witnesses who hand joined the witness protection program along with the drama for her typical dysfunctional family. It is all around a good, clean show.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Hope on March 3, 2013
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This series started out on the rocks, in my opinion. The second season was the absolute height, and after that finale I was really looking forward to season three. Boy was I disappointed: The entire dynamic changed, with a larger office, more strangers, the loss of a secretary who was adding a lot to the plot line, and Marshal's new character which I just never liked as much as the original Marshal. The return of Mary's original fiance in this season felt forced, and didn't add a whole lot to the plot. The ending was a surprise for me, but was just barely memorable. I was just happy to see the series put out of its misery after the horrible knee capping done in the third season.
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A recent trend in TV has been to give shows a limited number of episodes in a final season to wrap things up. That's what happened with In Plain Sight - season 5 was reduced to 8 final episodes. But boy did they cram them full of so much goodness.

This season picks up six months after the end of season 4. Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) is returning to work at the Albuquerque branch of Witness Protection, aka WITSEC, after six months of maternity leave. And as baby sitting does or doesn't work out, that means that the new baby might be in toe. Meanwhile, Mary's partner Marshall (Frederick Weller) is still living with his girlfriend Abigail (Rachel Boston).

As things get under way, their boss Stan (Paul Ben-Victor) learns that their branch of WITSEC might be closed down. And a face from Mary's past reappears to cause problems.

And there are still witnesses to deal with. A drag queen can't resist going back to the clubs even though he's been warned to leave that life behind. One witness with a secret wife enters the program. And a hoarder with a mental breakdown makes for a hard day on fellow agent Delia (Tangie Ambrose).

With only 8 episodes, there's a lot packed into each one, so none of them are wasted. Most still follow the standard formula of a witness main story with the lives of the characters as a sub-plot, although a couple of times Mary's life completely takes over. People new to the show probably won't get how great the last few episodes are, but fans of the show will relish the closure and character arcs we get.

And the cases of the week? They are still entertaining since the writers manage to find new ways to create suspense.
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