When Amanda visits the studio where she learned ballet before med school, an extremely talented Chinese dancer drops dead on the dance floor; he was poisoned by acupuncture needles tampered... See full summary »

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When Amanda visits the studio where she learned ballet before med school, an extremely talented Chinese dancer drops dead on the dance floor; he was poisoned by acupuncture needles tampered with blowfish toxin, possibly meant for his colleague Changteh who was about to defect. Company leader Martin Peterson asks Amanda to join to investigate undercover. Steve hears from the acupuncturist each dancer has his own box of needles, kept by the party-appointed 'translator' Lee Moy. At the rehearsal for a benefit in the hospital, an exploding prop chest functions as distraction for the disappearance of Changteh and Amanda, who hide in her office- he says the killed dancer planned to defect with him, but they didn't know who overheard them; Mark discovers them and suggests a better hiding place. The Sloanes find an almost empty vial of blowfish toxin in Lee Muiys room; about to be returned to China under diplomatic immunity, he confesses to Steve, according to Mark only to avoid a worse fate ... Written by KGF Vissers

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20 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Defections, the State Department, ballet
6 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Victoria Rowell (Dr Bentley) displays her very talented ballet skills (she danced with the American Ballet Theater before going into acting) and also she's a co-writer of Red's Shoes. Also, the backstory of Dr Bentley's childhood kind of parallels that of Victoria's childhood, so that's an interesting aspect of Red's Shoes.

The ending was a real twist as to the murder's identity. Anyway, in this episode Dr Bentley shows much humanity and compassion in seeking to protect Changteh (Roger Fan), a Chinese ballet dancer seeking immunity in the USA.

Legendary actor Mako also appears in Red's Shoes.

One moment was when Dr Sloane and Steve dine out on Chinese takeaway (from the white boxes you see in every sitcom) while pondering who murdered the Chinese ballet dancer. I don't know if this was ironic or what, but I guess if it was an episode about a mafia hit, they would instead of chomping on pizza I guess.


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