In Plain Sight

Tv show In Plain SightNetwork: USA Network
Episodes: 61 (hour)
Seasons: Five

TV show dates: June 1, 2008 — May 4, 2012
Series status: Ended

Performers include: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor, Cristian de la Fuente, Lesley Ann Warren, Todd Williams, Holly Maples, and Joshua Malina.

TV show description:      
This drama revolves around a U.S. Marshal, Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack), who works with the Federal Witness Protection Program (WITSEC). She doesn’t respond well to authority and refuses to conform but has a soft spot for the witnesses (who know her as Mary Shepard). She has trust and abandonment issues that in part stem back to her father’s gambling and mother’s alcoholism.

Mary’s partner is Marshall Mann (Fred Weller), the fifth generation of marshals in his family. He sometimes seems to want more from Mary than just friendship. He’s of help on many cases, since he seems to know a little about everything. Although he and Mary take different approaches and don’t always agree, Marshall will usually back down to her. He’s known as Marshal Miller to the witnesses. Their boss is Stan McQueen (Paul Ben-Victor), a man who always backs them up but doesn’t like to bend the rules. He once spent the night with Eleanor (Holly Maples), the recently widowed office manager.

Jinx (Lesley Ann Warren), Mary’s mother, is not your typical mom. She would do anything for her daughters, but is anything but maternal. She sees Mary for the stable person she is and wants to live up to her example as she starts over, trying to recover from her alcoholism and attending AA meetings as ordered by the courts.

Brandi (Nichole Hiltz) is Jinx’ younger daughter and the one that makes foolish choices, like her mom. She was involved with a drug dealer who ended up getting the whole family in trouble. She attended Jinx’ AA meetings for her, pretending to be Jinx, and met Peter (Joshua Malina). She eventually admitted the truth to him and they started dating.

Mary has an on-again off-again relationship with Raphael Ramirez (Cristian de la Fuente), a minor league baseball player. He made it to the majors but was injured. Brandi helped him rehabilitiate and was attracted to him, but he remained faithful to Mary. He retired from baseball and began working as a car salesman for Peter Alpert (Joshua Malina), Brandi’s boyfriend.

Series Finale:     
Episode 61 — All’s Well That Ends
Jinx and a pregnant Brandi reunite with Mary in Albuquerque so the family can deal with James’ death together. While Jinx focuses on hosting a party, Mary must figure out how best to honor her father and what to do with the suitcase full of money he left in her basement.

At work, Mary must help her witness Casey Lane/Barnett, a former model with a drug habit, figure out what to do with her life. Also, Mary learns that Stan has been promoted to Deputy Director and Marshall has been appointed Chief of the Albuquerque office. While everyone is excited by the news, it means that Stan will have to move to Washington and possibly leave Lia behind.

After Marshall gets in trouble with Abigail over his relationship with Mary, he realizes that he has no choice but to confront Mary about it. When Mary and Marshall do finally talk, the conversation is uncomfortable, but they both acknowledge that while they’re each other’s soul mates, things have to change. And later, at Stan’s farewell dinner, Mary shows her willingness to change by having Kenny join the group.
First aired: May 4, 2012.


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33 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Elizabeth and Frank says

    We are watching season 1 thru season 3 on demand. How do we see season 4 and 5? We can’t find it on demand.

  2. David says

    I cannot believe they are cancelling this show. Just when I started to watch last year and really get into it, it is gone. This show is one that will be missed by many people Shame on USA network

  3. David says

    I cannot believe they are cancelling this show. Just when I started to watch last year and really get into it, it is gone. This show is one that will be missed by many people Shame on USA network

  4. Fritz says

    I hated the ending of “In Plain Sight” and can’t believe I wasted all these seasons waiting for the obvious and it never happened. Mary should have gotten together with Marshall. She had NO taste in men.

  5. Kathy says

    I don’t understand. I love this show. I work 6 days a week and I am a little picky as to what I like to watch on T.V. With only one day off, I spend it wisely. Will this show be coming back? I find it very entertaining. Kathy

  6. Paula says

    I am SO ticked that USA is cancelling this show! This show is one of the best shows on TV and I can’t believe that they chose to cancel it. If you cancel this program, then why not Psych and Burn Notice? Shame on you, USA.

  7. Flo and husband says

    We only watch USA now with In Plain Sight leaving i guess we will have to find another station. We dont like Suits and all the rest of the new shows, our likes are Royal Pains ,Burn Notice, NCIS repeats, Law and Order SUV repeats, We kinda leave it on USA so we want miss what we like. boy you guys mess things up all the time. I can remember when people would say USA what station is that. Not happy

  8. KATE says

    Great show it has real characters in real situation ….it would be unfortunate if they didn”t get to finish what they started!!

  9. denise says

    Here we go again, did they cancel this great show because she was having a baby, this is another network that doesn’t care about the people who watch the show. I thought the show was doing great, it’s to bad they don’t think about the people they are putting out of work by cancelling a series. Don’t the networks read these comments, maybe someone should let them know about this site and tell them the people have spoken.

  10. Tay says

    This show was and is worth keeping. IT realllly should not be cancelled. Wrong decision. I only watch five television shows regularly and this was one of them, since normally television is nothing but reality shows, cleaning, building and no sitcoms that I am aware of that were like Frasier or Cheers or any of those. Time for the networks to get on the ball and get away from game shows at night.

  11. L MAHAR says

    When is INPLAIN SIGHT coming back???? I thought it was coming in January – January here and gone and no show???? Well written, funny, serious good interaction, okay! Now, what do we have to do that you’ll return the show???

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