- Blue Yonder(scrap scene)
Date: Thursday, November 02, 2000
Steele Blue Yonder(unedited)
(There are two things in this ep that most of you may have
overlooked given only the PAX facts. First, if you look closely
in the scene where Mildred is tailing Johnnie/Jack, he looks
in a storefront window reflection and catches a glimpse of her.
In that same store window is some Valentine's decorations. Secondly,
the whole conversation between R&L about always being in
the mood for some art appreciation is a direct reference to the
following scene that happened early in the show.)
Remington had his hands on her waist steering her from behind(no
this isn't an NC-17 piece, sorry).
Blindfolded, with her hands were tentatively and cautiously feeling
in front of her(this does sound a bit NC-17 doesn't it?) apprehensive
that she might bump into something.
"Can I take off this thing yet?" Laura growing more
anxious by the step, enroute to his Valentine surprise.
"Almost there," He twirled her a few times just for
the fun of it, "Oh sorry that's for the pin the tail game,
Laura stumbled and wobbled apparently dizzy. Remington grabbed
her again at the waist and whispered closely in her ear, "Now,
you can remove the scarf."
They stood in the dark. Laura still confused by the surroundings,
"Mr. Steele, why the blindfold if were just going to stand
here in the dark?"
"Oh, sorry, you're right." He clapped his hands loudly.
The lights came on. A night watchman walked over to the center
of the room where there was a picnic setting. The uniformed man
lit two tapered candles and asked, "Do you need anything
else, Mr. Steele?"
Remington pointed to the camera positioned in the corner of the
The security guard affirmed his oversight, with an "Aha...
sorry." He walked over to the surveillance equipment and
repositioned it to aim at the ceiling rather than the center
of the room. He then left pulling the double doors peeking his
head in before he closed them, "I'll leave you two alone."
Laura spun surveying the room in awe, "What have you arranged,
"Well, you said you wanted to see this collection when it
came to L.A."
"This isn't open to the public for another two days."
"I've arranged for a private viewing of the exhibit,"
he gestured toward the place settings on the floor, "Complete
with dinner, champagne, and music." He finished his sentence
reaching down to turn on a tape player. He handed two glasses
to Laura while he bent down again for the champagne. She held
the glasses for him while he poured. Remington returned the bottle
to the icy bucket then presented his flute(not NC-17 remember)
and proposed, "Happy Valentine's day, Laura." The glasses
clinked, but before tasting, they drifted together for an impassioned
kiss. Once apart, without eyes breaking contact, they sipped
the sparkling drink. Mutually they concluded that the kiss was
more satisfying. Simultaneously, they set their glasses aside
and once again dissolved into each other. Their lips caressed
and incited more intense desires. Their tongues and hands were
invited to join in. Their bodies began to sway with the tempo
of the music. Still holding each other very closely, they danced.
As they moved about the room, Remington gave Laura a very enlightening
history lesson of the thefts and attempts of the paintings on
She was mesmerized by his engaging stories. When the lesson was
concluded Laura suggested, "As beautiful as these paintings
are, Mr. Steele, I think I prefer just the candle light."
Remington took the hint and turned off the lightswitch. Laura
took a seat on the floor and he soon joined her. She refilled
the crystal champagne glass and handed it to him. She gazed at
him in the soft glow of the flickering light and wondered outloud,
"Do you ever go to art museums during regular business hours
or just after they close?"
"I've done a great many things in art museums over the years....
except for one," he raised his eyebrows glancing above his
glass at Laura's reaction to his deliberate insinuation.
"That would give whole new meaning to the expression 'art
appreciation', wouldn't it?"
FADE TO BLACK