In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
2 user

Gilted Lily 

1:37 | Trailer
Mary is placed on administrative leave pending the investigation of the FBI's raid on her house at the conclusion of the previous season. (The FBI unsuccessfully searched Mary's house for ... See full summary »


Stephen Hopkins


David Maples (creator), David Maples





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mary McCormack ... Mary Shannon
Frederick Weller ... Marshall Mann
Nichole Hiltz ... Brandi Shannon
Paul Ben-Victor ... Stan McQueen
Todd Williams ... Detective Robert Dershowitz
Lesley Ann Warren ... Jinx Shannon
Holly Maples ... Eleanor Prince
Will Estes ... Henry Atkins / Henry Adams
John Bishop ... Robert
Liza Weil ... Angela Atkins / Angela Adams
Ellen Hollman ... Amy Atkins / Amy Adams
Darin Heames ... Odean Atkins
Andrea Frankle ... Lily Adams / Lily Atkins
Michael-David Aragon Michael-David Aragon ... Biker
Robert Barnes Robert Barnes ... Young Henry


Mary is placed on administrative leave pending the investigation of the FBI's raid on her house at the conclusion of the previous season. (The FBI unsuccessfully searched Mary's house for the drugs that her sister Brandi was holding for Brandi's boyfriend, Chuck.) While on leave, Mary's cases are given to Marshall, but Mary is allowed to work unofficially -- as Marshall's deputy -- when one of Mary's witnesses, who had been taken into the program 17 years earlier, dies under mysterious circumstances. Written by aldanoli

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis






Release Date:

19 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


When EMTs bring the Adams girl into the ED, the doctor examining her has no gloves on in one scene, then has one glove on in the next scene, then when he tells the other members of the Adams family and Mary to wait outside, he suddenly has both gloves on. See more »


Marshall Mann: Just so you know, this whole arrangement, not my idea.
Mary Shannon: Don't worry about it. I'm actually looking forward to watching you take charge. Run the show.
Marshall Mann: Oh, I see.
Mary Shannon: Go ahead. Boss me around a little. You know you want to.
Marshall Mann: Excellent. Maybe you'd like to share what you know about the witness.
Mary Shannon: I would love to share. She was shot by some biker. Survived, obviously. Ultimately testified against him. The bitch of it was, that night or early the next morning, her husband, out of the blue, dropped dead of a...
See more »


Down to the River to Pray
Performed by Alison Krauss
(When Brandi goes to the morgue to see Chuck's body)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Welcome back!
20 April 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

In Plain Sight is now common among the new cable and even network. They have shortened their season from the usual 22 to 13 episodes. The down side is the longer the wait makes you want to look elsewhere. Mary Shannon and her partner, Marshall, are back in tow. They work well as a team. If Mary Shannon didn't look attractive, would the men tolerate her as much? Probably not, she's tough and you have to be working in a man's world with men mostly. At home, she is really the masculine authority in her household with her mother, Jinx, played well by Lesley Ann Warren and her troublesome sister, Brandi. No wonder, she prefers her job that allows her to get away with such impossible behavior. Now if I had acted that way, I would be fired immediately but I don't. As a woman, I have to conform and worry that inappropriate behavior won't get me fired especially now. I see Mary McCormack's face everywhere from the train to New York City, the posters on the wall, and the New York Times. I like Mary McCormack and always have. I wish her well in her success and know that it won't go to her head. Despite that she plays a tough talking government agent, she remains feminine in nature with her emotions. She had a tough season last year at home and at work. I'm not one for cop shows anymore. There too many of them and they are all beginning to look alike after awhile. In Plain Sight is a little different because of Mary's tough character who shows she's boss. That's every woman's fantasy in a way in a men's world. She doesn't take being mistreated. For women, it's an hour to escape and allow ourselves to live vicariously through her.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed