Falling in love takes time for me. With USA’s In Plain Sight, it took longer than usual. As much as I love Mary McCormack, I just didn’t much like her character Mary Shannon.
I didn’t say she wasn’t hot, mind you. I just didn’t care about her.
But Sight’s AfterEllen.com fans are a passionate lot, so I gave the show another chance. Sure enough, Mary got under my skin. By season’s end, I was as anxious about Mary Shannon’s kidnapping as her fellow Federal Marshals were.
Sunday, Season 2 begins (10 p.m. ET) with the characters dealing with the fallout of the kidnapping. (Script continuity is alive and well on TV after all.)
When one of Shannon’s witnesses is killed, she ditches administrative leave to solve the case.
In an interview with Fancast, McCormack talked about the importance of being Mary:
She also is quick to credit Maples for creating a strong female character in advance of the success of shows like The Closer and Saving Grace:
We can look forward to more shenanigans in the Shannon family in Season 2, especially from Mary’s mom Jinx, played by the ever-delightful Lesley Ann Warren. McCormack says of the mother/daughter dynamic:
Mary McCormack is making the talk show rounds this week to promote In Plain Sight, but I doubt she can top her hilarious appearance on Ellen. I wish the video had a higher definition so you could see all of the little red dots, but you’ll get the idea.
I’m ready to see Mary strutting her stuff again, preferably looking like this.
How about you? Will you be watching Season 2 of In Plain Sight?