The BEST Episodes of Remington Steele

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 29, 2020

Network: NBC

Try this for a deep, dark secret. The great detective Remington Steele? He doesn't exist. I invented him. Follow: I always loved excitement, so I studied and apprenticed, and put my name on an office. But absolutely nobody knocked down my door. A female private investigator seemed so . . . feminine. So I invented a superior. A decidedly masculine superior. Suddenly, there were cases around the block. It was working like a charm. Until the day he walked in, with his blue eyes and mysterious past. And before I knew it, he assumed Remington Steele's identity. Now I do the work and he takes the bows. It's a dangerous way to live, but as long as people buy it, I can get the job done. We never mix business with pleasure. Well, almost never. I don't even know his real name.

Steele in the Family

#1 - Steele in the Family

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 5, 1985

Mildred's nephew comes to her for some help in hiding the body a hit man needs to confirm his contract with his employers.

star 9.73
41 votes
Directors: Larry Elikann
Writers: Brad Kern
Beg, Borrow or Steele

#2 - Beg, Borrow or Steele

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 29, 1986

Laura and Steele return from the East to find reports of their murder on the news and Mildred arrested for the crime.

star 9.71
41 votes
Directors: Kevin Inch
Writers: Brad Kern
Steele of Approval

#3 - Steele of Approval

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 14, 1985

Laura investigates the background of a senatorial candidate while Steele dodges an investigator from the state licensing board.

star 9.67
42 votes
Directors: Seymour Robbie
Writers: Brad Kern
Steele in the Chips

#4 - Steele in the Chips

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 19, 1985

Laura and Steele get involved in the search for the inventor of a no-cal cookie and his only batch of prototypes.

star 9.65
40 votes
Sensitive Steele

#5 - Sensitive Steele

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 1, 1986

Laura and Steele go undercover at a self-improvement spa to find out why there have been a series of mysterious accidents.

star 9.42
43 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Rick Mittleman
Sting of Steele

#6 - Sting of Steele

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 5, 1983

Steele's mentor, Daniel Chalmers, comes to California to ask for Steele's help in dealing with a vindictive crook.

star 9.28
46 votes
Directors: Seymour Robbie
Writers: Gary Kott, Michael Gleason
Have I Got a Steele for You

#7 - Have I Got a Steele for You

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 22, 1985

Mulch returns with a new business venture that his partner is using to swindle an investor.

star 9.00
39 votes
Writers: Jeff Melvoin
Gourmet Steele

#8 - Gourmet Steele

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 8, 1985

Steele inadvertently goes undercover as the restaurant critic they've been hired to find, and who has incensed several restaurant owners with his blistering reviews.

star 8.95
40 votes
Writers: Bob Shayne
Steele at Your Service

#9 - Steele at Your Service

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 15, 1986

The servants of the wealthy Wellingtons hire Laura and Steele to find out who killed the former butler, who had planned on publishing his memoirs.

star 8.91
43 votes
Directors: Rocky Lang
Writers: Lee H. Grant
Premium Steele

#10 - Premium Steele

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 3, 1985

Laura and Steele try to discover why phony obituaries are being printed about people like poor garlic farmer Lester Shane.

star 8.90
42 votes
Writers: Gerald Sanoff
Diced Steele

#11 - Diced Steele

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 12, 1985

An investigator from an insurance company digs into Steele's past after the agency loses their money in an effort to buy back stolen jewels.

star 8.88
42 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Jeff Melvoin
Corn Fed Steele

#12 - Corn Fed Steele

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 19, 1985

Laura and Steele look into the disappearance of some prized breeding pigs from an experimental farm in Iowa.

star 8.88
42 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Pamela Norris
Illustrated Steele

#13 - Illustrated Steele

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 12, 1985

A young cartoonist finds his life threatened as the events of his strip start happening to him.

star 8.87
39 votes
Writers: John J. Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart
Steele Away with Me (1)

#14 - Steele Away with Me (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 1983

Laura returns to Acapulco after a dying man leaves a tuna stuffed with diamonds and wrapped in an Acapulco newspaper on her doorstep. Steele joins her while trying to avoid a dogged IRS investigator, Mildred Krebs.

star 8.75
48 votes
Directors: Seymour Robbie
Writers: Michael Gleason
Steele Threads

#15 - Steele Threads

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 13, 1983

Laura and Steele investigate industrial espionage fueled by a vicious sibling rivalry.

star 8.66
44 votes
Directors: Karen Arthur
Writers: George Lee Marshall
To Stop a Steele

#16 - To Stop a Steele

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 11, 1983

Laura and Steele wind up working for opposite sides of a jewelry theft when the frightened thief looks for help when someone else beats him to the jewel.

star 8.65
46 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron
Vintage Steele

#17 - Vintage Steele

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 15, 1983

Laura's former flame asks her help when he discovers a corpse in the trunk of his car, a corpse that keeps returning as they check out a winery he's involved with.

star 8.64
44 votes
Directors: Larry Elikann
Writers: Susan Baskin
Steele at It

#18 - Steele at It

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 1984

Laura is ready for romance as they vacation on the French Riviera, but old friends needing his help in stealing a dagger distract Steele.

star 8.59
46 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Jeff Melvoin
Forged Steele

#19 - Forged Steele

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 12, 1985

Steele awakens from a 36-hour blackout to find that he has apparently gambled away the agency.

star 8.51
73 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Rick Mittleman
Red Holt Steele

#20 - Red Holt Steele

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 27, 1983

Laura's investigation of corporate foul play in a widow's aircraft company becomes personal when the opposition blows up her home.

star 8.46
78 votes
Directors: Kevin Conner
Writers: Lee David Zlotoff
Steele in the Spotlight

#21 - Steele in the Spotlight

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 8, 1986

The search for a singer from the fifties has unexpected, deadly consequences.

star 8.45
71 votes
Writers: John J. Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart
Santa Claus is Coming to Steele

#22 - Santa Claus is Coming to Steele

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 18, 1986

One of the phony Santas from the ill-fated Christmas party returns to persuade witness not to testify against him.

star 8.44
71 votes
Directors: Seymour Robbie
Writers: Michael Gleason
Steele Crazy After All These Years

#23 - Steele Crazy After All These Years

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 18, 1983

Murphy's college homecoming is marred by a murder that awakens memories of a bombing on campus ten years before.

star 8.35
77 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Andrew Laskos, R.J. Stewart
Steele Searching (2)

#24 - Steele Searching (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 1985

Laura races with Scotland Yard to locate Steele, who has become involved in murder while searching for a man with a clue to his past. Steele masquerades as an assassin hired by Daniel Chalmers to kill the Earl of Claridge.

star 8.33
103 votes
Writers: Michael Gleason
Steele Trap

#25 - Steele Trap

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 1982

A client commits suicide in the office so Steele and Laura attend a house party on an island owned by a wealthy publisher in his place in an attempt to find out why.

star 8.28
82 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Michael Gleason