The Best Episodes of In Plain Sight

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2018

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....

Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up

#1 - Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up

Season 4 - Episode 13

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

star 8.57
60 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
Writers: Mike Weiss
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Rubble with a Cause

#2 - Rubble with a Cause

Season 2 - Episode 4

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
46 votes
Writers: Alexander Cary
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Second Crime Around

#3 - Second Crime Around

Season 4 - Episode 5

Mary works with an unapologetic con artist.

star 8.49
60 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Mike Weiss
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All's Well That Ends

#4 - All's Well That Ends

Season 5 - Episode 8

Series Finale: Drastic changes take place at the Albuquerque WITSEC office. Mary finds herself caught between a witness and an unexpected family reunion.

star 8.45
65 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: William Fredrick
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Sacrificial Lam

#5 - Sacrificial Lam

Season 5 - Episode 7

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 8.42
65 votes
Writers: Mike Weiss
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Reservations, I've Got a Few

#6 - Reservations, I've Got a Few

Season 5 - Episode 3

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 8.39
61 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Mike Weiss
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Something's A-mish

#7 - Something's A-mish

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

star 8.35
64 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Barry M. Schkolnick
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The Medal of Mary

#8 - The Medal of Mary

Season 5 - Episode 6

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 8.34
66 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: John Cockrell
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Aguna Matatala

#9 - Aguna Matatala

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 8.34
46 votes
Directors: Leslie Libman
Writers: David Slack
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The Art of the Steal

#10 - The Art of the Steal

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 8.34
64 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Ed Decter
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Duplicate Bridge

#11 - Duplicate Bridge

Season 2 - Episode 7

An engineer blamed for a bridge collapse enters the program after being targeted by angry family members of the victims who died in the tragedy.

star 8.29
43 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Lynne E. Litt
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Provo-cation

#12 - Provo-cation

Season 4 - Episode 11

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

star 8.27
62 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Barbara Nance
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A Stand-Up Triple

#13 - A Stand-Up Triple

Season 2 - Episode 3

A witness finds herself having difficulty in managing her own brood of children, so Mary offers to babysit the trio of problem kids.

star 8.27
49 votes
Directors: Sam Weisman
Writers: Michael Angeli
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Drag Me to Hell

#14 - Drag Me to Hell

Season 5 - Episode 5

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 8.26
63 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Michael Reisz
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Stan by Me

#15 - Stan by Me

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.25
57 votes
Writers: Constance M. Burge, Brynn Malone
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Who's Bugging Mary?

#16 - Who's Bugging Mary?

Season 2 - Episode 9

FBI agent O'Connor arrests Brandi on charges of drug trafficking and murder. Insisting her sister is innocent, Mary works to help Brandi while ultimately trying to discover O'Connor's real motive for his actions.

star 8.24
55 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Jessica Butler
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When Mary Met Marshall

#17 - When Mary Met Marshall

Season 3 - Episode 2

In 2003 Mary meets Marshall for the first time as they get lovers CLAUDIA TOBIN and HENRY DOER into the WitSec program, and it's a toss-up whose relationship is going to last: Claudia and Henry's, or Mary and Marshall's.

star 8.22
59 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
Writers: Brynn Malone
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The Merry Wives of WITSEC

#18 - The Merry Wives of WITSEC

Season 5 - Episode 4

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 8.19
65 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Natalie Chaidez
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Whistle Stop

#19 - Whistle Stop

Season 3 - Episode 4

Mary and Marshall try to help FBI Agent Mike Faber convince his informant to enter WITSEC. Despite their best efforts, the informant refuses their protection and gets himself into a heap of trouble. After Mary, Marshall and Agent Faber save the informant from certain death, he and his family join Witsec.

star 8.18
53 votes
Writers: Lynne E. Litt
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Training Video

#20 - Training Video

Season 2 - Episode 12

Mary lends her expertise for the U.S. Marshalls by making a training video with a film crew. Elsewhere, Marshall prepares the arrangements so that an elderly mobster in Witsec can go to his son's funeral.

star 8.17
54 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Brynn Malone
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Father Goes West

#21 - Father Goes West

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 8.14
60 votes
Directors: Charles Haid
Writers: John McNamara
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In My Humboldt Opinion

#22 - In My Humboldt Opinion

Season 2 - Episode 2

A northern California marijuana mastermind cannot testify without using the drug to neutralize his anxiety disorder.

star 8.14
56 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: David Maples
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Love in the Time of Colorado

#23 - Love in the Time of Colorado

Season 4 - Episode 3

Mary is caught between a witness and a suspect.

star 8.14
67 votes
Writers: John Cockrell
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Girls, Interrupted

#24 - Girls, Interrupted

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

star 8.12
58 votes
Directors: Lee Rose
Writers: Natalie Chaidez
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Four Marshals and a Baby

#25 - Four Marshals and a Baby

Season 5 - Episode 2

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 8.12
64 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Gina Gold, Aurorae Khoo
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