“Strippers! More strippers! A priest? That gangster has a crazy beard. Uh oh, somebody’s gonna get shot. Hey, someone got shot!” That’s the first three minutes of last night’s In Plain Sight finale in a nutshell. The WITSEC plotline was fun: a priest witnesses a murder, suffers a minor-key crisis of faith, chats with agnostic Mary about faith and belief and all that jam. (As part of his new identity, the priest worked as a bartender. This led Mary to joke that he used to offer absolution, and now he offers Absolut. Hey, Mary McCormack made it sound funny.)
Of course, the real fun came in the last few minutes of the episode: romantic yearning, a kiss, and a tropical sunset…(SPOILERS AHEAD)
After Marshall gave a mega-swoon speech to Mary about the kind of man she needs — someone who tests her, someone who will make things complicated, someone named after his occupation — I thought for sure Mary would kiss him, sweep him off his feet, and carry him out the door. (A random employee would ask her, “What do I tell Stan?” Mary: “Tell him I’m going to the back seat of my car with the man I love, and I won’t be back for ten minutes!)
Alas, it was not to be. Mary ended up on vacay in a lavish Mexican hotel room, flirting with the man-candy room service. But twist twist bang bang!! Man-candy left, the bathroom door opened, and out stepped Steven Weber, going full doucheboat as Agent Mike Faber. “God you’re an idiot,” said Mary smoochingly. “Oh, shut up,” answered Mike kissfully. “No, you shut up,” argued Mary liptastically. And scene!
How did you feel about Mary’s choice of cabana partner, Sight fans? Boy, did Mary totally miss the point of Marshall’s speech, or what?