Remington Steele (1982–1987)
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Steele Trap 

Steele and Laura attend an island party thrown by a wealthy magazine publisher in order to learn why a client recently committed suicide. Soon, the party guests, as well as the host, begin ... See full summary »


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Robert Butler (created by), Michael Gleason (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Laura Holt
Pierce Brosnan ... Remington Steele
James Read ... Murphy Michaels
Janet DeMay ... Bernice Foxe
Lynne Randall ... Randi Russell
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Ashley Feldman
Bruce Kirby ... Michael Dominick
Brandis Kemp ... Madeline Vickers
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Cindi Sikes
Robert Phalen Robert Phalen ... Ambrose Blinn
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Nurse


Steele and Laura attend an island party thrown by a wealthy magazine publisher in order to learn why a client recently committed suicide. Soon, the party guests, as well as the host, begin being murdered one by one, until only the leads and the killer remain. At one point, when the situation gets dire, Steele tries to tell Laura more about himself, but Laura dissuades him, telling him that she would prefer not knowing about any crimes he might have committed before assuming the decidedly upstanding role of Remington Steele. The episode ends with Laura, Murphy, and "Ms. Wolf" humorously trying to get Steele to tell them his real name. Written by David A. Helvering

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Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA) See more »

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MTM Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Near the end, Laura and Steele find a TV on and a video playing of Cindi laughing in a bedroom - but the power had been out since the middle of the episode. What powered the TV and VCR? See more »


References And Then There Were None (1945) See more »

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Steele Trap
7 December 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Steele Trap is now very much to the series formula now. Murphy gets sidelined after an acidic exchange of words with Steele, there is banter and flirtation between Laura and Remington Steele and usually a death to investigate where Laura has the ideas to do the actual investigation and Steel uses his charm and knowledge of classic movies.

When a plastic surgeon who had an appointment to visit the detective agency is found dead. Steele takes an opportunity to go down a party island where the surgeon was due to visit.

Steele pretends to be the plastic surgeon, but the guests at the Devil's Playground party are soon being killed off one by one.

Steele believes that the tropes of the classic Agatha Christie film, And Then There Were None are at play here. Laura even decides to fake her own death.

In some ways the episode was similar thematically to the previous episode 'In the Steele of the night' where the guests are in a confined space and then someone is killed. The episode moved at a brisk space but the ending felt a little too neat and quick.

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