Saturday, May 31, 2008

It's Sunday Night at 10:00PM EDT...Do You Know Where Mary Is??

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find Mary Shannon hiding In Plain Sight on the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives home page.

With those other Desperate Housewives living their lives in private over on Wisteria Lane for the summer, what's a Roxiticus Desperate Housewife like me to do with her Sunday nights? I have good news for all of us... USA Network's new original series In Plain Sight, an all-new crime drama starring Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Program, premieres this Sunday, June 1st, at 10:00pm EDT.

Mary Shannon is based in the greater Albuquerque/Santa Fe area, where all of the pictures in this post were taken when Rex and Grammy and the girls and I went out to visit Rex's brother, Jake, during Spring Break 2008. Mary protects and manages relocated Federal Witnesses who come to her from all over the country. While she loves her job, she doesn't find it easy to lead a double life—especially since getting shot at on a regular basis is all in a day's work. The witnesses under Mary's care can be anything from career criminals, congenital liars, thieves and murderers to those who have had the misfortune of witnessing or falling victim to a crime. For the innocents, testifying means leaving behind everything and everyone they know, cutting off all contact, changing identities and relocating to the unfamiliar southwest to build a new life as the reward for their good deed. No matter what walk of life—or which side of the law—these people come from, they all have one thing in common: Someone wants them dead.

Even with all the risk and stress inherent in Mary's job, she sometimes finds it easier to be working than dealing with her personal life, which is already complicated by the fact that her family and friends can't know the true nature of her work for the safety of everyone involved. As we say in the investment banking business, "If I told ya, I'd hafta kill ya." Keeping a false front isn't exactly a cakewalk for Mary since her co-dependant mother, Jinx (Lesley Ann Warren) and equally co-dependant younger sister, Brandi (Nichole Hiltz), are living under her roof. Jinx has never held down a job and is rarely ever seen without a drink in her hand. Brandi is slightly more ambitious. Unfortunately, the driving ambition that brought Brandi to Albuquerque was the desire to sell a suitcase full of crystal meth for her mysterious boyfriend, Chuck. But Mary's on-again off-again boyfriend, Raphael Ramirez (Cristián de la Fuente), gets the worst deal of all because after Mary's job and family, there's not too much left of her to go around—or at least, that's the trump card Mary relies on whenever Raph tries to get too close.

I'm going to tune in to USA Network's original series In Plain Sight on Sunday night at 10:00pm EDT...I think I feel a new blog coming on!

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Wally Banners said...

lmao you have so many delicious blogs Roxie!!!!! I need to pile more bob votes for all your great blogs!!

suzette said...

Hi! There, just dropped by to cast another vote to you in your BOTB. As for me, guess I have to hybernate for a while, until I earn enough credit for this... coz I lost all my points! Sob, sob, sob - lost all the recent battles. :p Guess I am a lousy 'fighter'. :P
Good luck in yours! :)

Mariuca said...

Phew, almost missed this battle Roxy, 3 more to go! :)

Jason said...

To me, Mary McCormack will always be Howard Stern's movie wife. You've got my vote.