The BEST Episodes of In Plain Sight

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: USA Network

In Plain Sight follows the story of a Federal Marshall with the Witness Protection program who must hide her high-risk, high-impact job from her family. To those that know her, Mary Shannon is a glorified meter maid, but her real job is much more dangerous. She must oversee federal witnesses who have been relocated through the Witness Protection program and make sure that they stay safe....

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Rubble with a Cause

#1 - Rubble with a Cause

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 10, 2009

A building collapses on one of Mary's witnesses, leaving him exposed to outside threats, so Mary has to risk her life in order to keep her witness safe.

star 8.57
238 votes
Writers: Alexander Cary
A Womb With a View

#2 - A Womb With a View

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 31, 2011

Mary protects a courtesan from the gangster father of her baby.

star 8.41
315 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Natalie Chaidez
Reservations, I've Got a Few

#3 - Reservations, I've Got a Few

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2012

When Marshall's witness escapes from the WITSEC offices and disappears on an Indian Reservation, Mary and Marshall will need the help of a Native American detective to track him down.

star 8.40
428 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Mike Weiss
Drag Me to Hell

#4 - Drag Me to Hell

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 13, 2012

Even with Joanna babysitting Norah and Brandi addressing her alcohol problems in rehab, things are still chaotic in Mary's life. Douglas Hampton/Harvey, a drag performer, joins the program after accidentally interrupting a drug deal between a club manager and a member of a dangerous drug cartel. The team tells Douglas that he must leave Kandy and his performance act behind, but the frustration of his new life sends him back onto the stage and into the spotlight.

star 8.38
431 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Michael Reisz

#5 - Provo-cation

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 24, 2011

Mary helps protect a guilt-ridden Army veteran; Marshall & Abigail consider the next step.

star 8.30
377 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Barbara Nance
Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up

#6 - Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 7, 2011

Mary must protect her least favorite witnesses on the day of her sister's wedding.

star 8.25
478 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
Writers: Mike Weiss
A Fine Meth

#7 - A Fine Meth

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 17, 2008

The family regroups after Mary's ordeal; Stan and Marshall search for a way to force Spanky to tell the truth about Chuck's drug trafficking; the FBI corners Mary in her driveway with Brandi's suitcase full of meth in the back of her car. Season 1 Finale

star 8.18
242 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: David Maples
Father Goes West

#8 - Father Goes West

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 31, 2010

A former high line thief from Boston tries to give up crime for the sake of his teenage son, and Mary and Marshall search for the person who nearly killed Mary.

star 8.18
403 votes
Directors: Charles Haid
Writers: John McNamara
Don't Cry for Me Albuquerque

#9 - Don't Cry for Me Albuquerque

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 9, 2009

The US government helps a Latina political activist hide in Witsec, but the arrangement sours after she moves into her new home.

star 8.17
394 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
Writers: Jessica Butler
The Rolling Stones

#10 - The Rolling Stones

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 10, 2011

Mary gets a WITSEC two-fer, when a witness is forced to enter the program after being mistaken for his "evil" twin brother. Not only must she protect the pair from their enemies, but also from each other.

star 8.15
396 votes
Directors: David Warren
Writers: Sarah Wise
Sacrificial Lam

#11 - Sacrificial Lam

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2012

Having slipped through the fingers of the FBI, James Shannon is on the run again and heading for the border, but first he must stop to take care of a little unfinished business. Agent O'Connor, convinced that she was somehow involved in James' escape, places Mary under investigation, but when he refuses to listen to her suggestions about the possible whereabouts of her father.

star 8.15
431 votes
Writers: Mike Weiss
Second Crime Around

#12 - Second Crime Around

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 5, 2011

Mary works with an unapologetic con artist.

star 8.15
454 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Mike Weiss
Aguna Matatala

#13 - Aguna Matatala

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 17, 2009

An Orthodox Jew enters Witness Protection, but his wife refuses to join him. The situation is made more complicated by the fact he is being pursued by a man motivated by a higher authority.

star 8.14
236 votes
Directors: Leslie Libman
Writers: David Slack
Something's A-mish

#14 - Something's A-mish

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 12, 2011

An Amish witness comes into the program and must learn to adapt.

star 8.14
432 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Barry M. Schkolnick
The Merry Wives of WITSEC

#15 - The Merry Wives of WITSEC

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2012

Mary protects a bigamist not only from his former employer, but also his two wives. In WITSEC, cheating the black market can be dangerous; but cheating on multiple wives is a death sentence.

star 8.11
433 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Natalie Chaidez
Four Marshals and a Baby

#16 - Four Marshals and a Baby

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 23, 2012

With Jinx out of town and Mark busy with a last minute business trip, Mary has no choice but to head to work with Norah in tow. But when Mary arrives, Delia points out the obvious: Mary can't be with Norah and a witness at the same time. Meanwhile, Marshall and Abigail are trying to determine whether or not Kristi Owens should enter WITSEC and Associate Director Campbell gives Stan some surprising news about the future of the Albuquerque office.

star 8.11
457 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Aurorae Khoo, Gina Gold
The Anti-Social Network

#17 - The Anti-Social Network

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 16, 2012

Mary sees whether she can balance motherhood with a demanding profession and a dysfunctional home life, or if she will put her baby up for adoption.

star 8.10
435 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Natalie Chaidez
Kumar vs. Kumar

#18 - Kumar vs. Kumar

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 26, 2011

Mary plays marriage councilor in order to mediate a WITSEC divorce. Not only must she reconcile a stubborn witness, but also thousands of years of Hindu tradition, in order to save the case and keep a family out of danger.

star 8.10
482 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Rupa Magge
I'm a Liver Not a Fighter

#19 - I'm a Liver Not a Fighter

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 19, 2011

A terminally ill father wants to reconcile with his children.

star 8.09
455 votes
Writers: Michael Reisz
Stan by Me

#20 - Stan by Me

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 10, 2008

After watching her mother audition for "Sweet Charity" Mary is kidnapped; in New Jersey, Brandi's boyfriend Chuck is abducted and two FBI agents are killed; when federal agents suspect a connection, a nationwide manhunt ensues.

star 8.06
251 votes
Writers: Brynn Malone, Constance M. Burge
Girls, Interrupted

#21 - Girls, Interrupted

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 17, 2011

Marshall and Stan contend with a rock-star witness and her controlling mother while Mary is away on a WITSEC-mandated road trip.

star 8.02
451 votes
Directors: Lee Rose
Writers: Natalie Chaidez
The Medal of Mary

#22 - The Medal of Mary

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 20, 2012

Mary is still reeling from the flood of emotions stirred-up after having to arrest her father, James, when he unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep after being AWOL for 30 years. Bad goes to worse when Special Agent Robert O'Connor, Mary's "favorite" FBI agent, demands her assistance to get James to provide critical information regarding his old partner-in-crime, Cormack “Sully” Sullivan, one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted.

star 7.98
407 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: John Cockrell
The Art of the Steal

#23 - The Art of the Steal

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired May 1, 2011

Mary uses a thief to catch a thief when she asks a witness to consult on a crime in order to exonerate Brandi of grand theft auto.

star 7.97
432 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Ed Decter
Death Becomes Her

#24 - Death Becomes Her

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 2, 2010

A woman wants to escape from her family, who are heavily involved in organized crime, but a secret from her past puts her eligibility for the Witness Protection program in jeopardy.

star 7.97
396 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Kim Newton
WITSEC Stepmother

#25 - WITSEC Stepmother

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 2010

Mary keeps an eye on a teen witness whose separated parents are too distracted by their own issues to pay attention to their daughter. Marshall thinks a witness may have betrayed his brother; and Brandi tends to Scott after he's attacked.

star 7.95
310 votes
Writers: Dailyn Rodriguez, Matthew J. Lieberman