Private investigators Laura Holt and Remington Steele are back, spanning the globe and uncovering murder, mystery, and intrigue wherever they go! From the exotic isle of Malta to the Emerald Isle of Ireland, and from the sultry French Riviera to the smoking hot Las Vegas Strip, no puzzle is too perplexing, no job is too dangerous, and no setting is too glamorous for the pair of super sleuths from the Remington Steele Detective Agency in the thrilling third season of Remington Steele!
For its third year, the Remington Steele Detective Agency decides to take a well-deserved rest on the French Riviera (season premiere "Steele at It"). Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) has a hidden agenda. She's hoping to strengthen her relationship with Steele (Pierce Brosnan), but they soon get caught up in a To Catch a Thief
-styled caper. In an attempt to help a friend, Steele briefly returns to his criminal origins and swipes a jewel-encrusted dagger (which he was intending to return), but it takes Laura to extract him--and loyal assistant Mildred Krebs (Doris Roberts)--from the chaos that ensues. After that fiasco, the private eyes decide not to mix business with pleasure--despite the obvious attraction between them. So the romance cools a bit, but the most highly-rated season heats up with more exotic locales (and a greater emphasis on humor). After France, the trio travels to Malta ("Maltese Steele," "Puzzled Steele"), Las Vegas ("Diced Steele"), and Brosnan's native Ireland ("Steele Your Heart Away"). As with the second year, there's a new title sequence (a James Bond-type graphic replaces the movie house scenario). Naturally, some things remain the same, such as Steele's frequent film references, i.e. The Thin Man
("Gourmet Steele"), Arsenic and Old Lace
("Let's Steele a Plot"), and The Producers
("Springtime for Steele").
Guests during the 1984-1985 season, include Ray Wise ("A Pocketful of Steele"), John Larroquette ("Breath of Steele'), Geena Davis and Jean Smart ("Steele in the Chips," co-written by Zimbalist), and Zimbalist's father, Ephrem, as Steele's old pal, Daniel Chalmers ("Blue Blooded Steele"). Several living legends also drop by, like Yankee greats Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford ("Second Base Steele") and the glittering Hollywood trio of Dorothy Lamour, Virginia Mayo, and Lloyd Nolan (fan favorite "Cast in Steele"). --Kathleen C. Fennessy