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"In Plain Sight" In My Humboldt Opinion (2009)

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In Plain Sight: Season 2: Episode 2 -- When a marijuana mastermind from the NorCal grasslands is unable to testify without the pot to neutralize his Severe Anxiety Disorder, Mary finds herself in the weeds.


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Original Air Date:
26 April 2009 (Season 2, Episode 2)
Mary tries to cajole a reluctant marijuana grower (and user) to testify against his former partners... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Ridiculous and offensive depiction of mental illness See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Dan Lerner 
Writing credits
David Maples (creator)

David Maples (written by)

Produced by
Michael Angeli .... consulting producer
Clara George .... line producer
David Graziano .... co-executive producer
Dan Lerner .... co-executive producer
Lynne E. Litt .... supervising producer
John Mankiewicz .... consulting producer
David Maples .... executive producer
Drew Matich .... co-producer
David Slack .... producer
Paul Stupin .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tree Adams 
Cinematography by
Jim Denault 
Film Editing by
Bonnie Koehler 
Production Design by
John Hansen 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Ashley 
Costume Design by
Sabrina Rosen 
Makeup Department
Georgia Allen .... assistant makeup artist
Desne J. Holland .... makeup department head
Jennifer Jane .... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer McDaniel .... makeup artist
Teri Ann Uccan .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Kari Hobson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Black .... additional second second assistant director
Sean Kavanagh .... first assistant director
Chad Saxton .... second second assistant director
Nancy L. Ventura .... second assistant director
Art Department
Chris Alvarez .... welding foreman
Michael Chochol .... props
Jess Coffer .... set dresser
Jason Delap .... set dresser
James Duddy .... gang boss
Daniel Holloway .... paint gang boss
Robert Jackson .... set dresser
Arlen Johnson .... general construction foreman
Leigh Maney .... props
Zacheriah T. Rheam .... toolman
Sarah Robinson .... set paint foreman
Ian Scroggins .... leadman
Trina E. Siopy .... assistant property master
Chris Windisch Jr. .... laborer gang boss (as Chris Windish)
Christopher Windisch .... construction coordinator
Jason Delap .... props (uncredited)
Dustin Feldman .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Virginia Hopkins .... lead painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Candice Baldwin .... sound effects editor
Jason Patrick Collins .... utility sound technician
Michael Colomby .... sound re-recording mixer
Rodney Gurule .... utility sound technician
Sam C. Lewis .... adr recordist
Sam C. Lewis .... supervising foley editor
Doug Madick .... supervising foley artist
Whit Norris .... production sound mixer
Matthew E. Taylor .... dialogue/adr supervisor (uncredited)
John A. Willingham .... sound technician (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Greene .... special effects coordinator
Ryan Roundy .... special effects foreman
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip Abeyta .... electrician (as Phil Abeyta)
Steve Banister .... first assistant "a" camera
Waylon Brady .... lighting technician
Jacob Cottrell .... dimmer operator
Dan Delgado .... gaffer
Eric Fletcher .... camera operator
Eric Fletcher .... steadicam operator
Christopher Flurry .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Lamarr Gray .... chief rigging technician
Aubrey Husar .... key grip
Rob Lueker .... best boy electric
Michael Manzanares .... key grip rigger
Luis Martinez .... lighting technician
Jeremy Antonio Oliver .... rigging technician
Gabriel Pfeiffer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Eric Stillions .... lighting technician
Anthony M. Suarez .... electrician
Paige Thomas .... camera operator
Jorn Vylonis .... rigging electrician
Corey Weintraub .... second assistant camera
Gregory Peters .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Shawn Dawson .... original casting
Lee Pierce .... casting assistant
Christi Webb .... casting assistant
Karin Aragon .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
Tina Kerr .... extras casting director (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rani Cunningham .... costume supervisor
Juliet Hyde-White .... key set costumer
Nancy Molleur .... key tailor
Kent Alan Parker .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Zak Kauffman .... post-production coordinator
Anthony Markward .... assistant editor
Robert Tomaszewski .... colorist
Amy Rosenbloom .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Christian Diaz De Bedoya .... location manager
Alex Gianopoulos .... assistant location manager: scout
Alan Swain .... location manager
Mindy Jones .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Dennis Muscari .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Oliver Hild .... music supervisor
Georgiana Ramsland .... music editor
Jake Staley .... orchestrator
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Carl Goodwin .... transportation dispatcher
Sherman Jackson .... driver
Clay M. Lilley .... driver
Jade Peterson .... transportation captain
Eric Rivera .... transportation captain
Other crew
Charles Almanza .... technical consultant
Jon Baran .... production assistant
Gregory Bonsignore .... script coordinator
Nathan E. Davis .... set production assistant
Tiffany Dyer .... production assistant
Dominic Garcia .... assistant to producer
Joelle Garfinkel .... writers: assistant
Hillary Higgins .... production assistant (as Hillary A. Higgins)
Joanne Martin Hinson .... assistant production coordinator
Alexander E. Hoffman .... assistant production coordinator
Thomas D. Jennings .... payroll accountant
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production accountant
Eliot Murray .... executive producer assistant
Peggy O'Neal .... adr loop group
Andrea Redder .... set production assistant
Marissa Salgado .... key set medic
Ann Shimabukuro .... additional set production assistant
Tyler Standen .... accounting clerk
Juan Torres Jr. .... security gaffer
Kristen Blodget .... travel coordinator (uncredited)
Lauren Dusek .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Haddad .... craft service (uncredited)
Joey Liew .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Frank Powers .... stand-in (uncredited)
Trey Sullivan .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Maples  creator

Produced by
Constance M. Burge .... co-executive producer (2007)
Art Department
Brooke Fair .... painter (2007)
Christopher Dempsey .... stunt double (2007)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Weidenfeller .... dolly grip (2007)
Location Management
Jason Bonnell .... location scout (2007)
Other crew
Michael Chochol .... set production assistant (2007)
Ayla Wilder .... additional set production assistant (2007)
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Additional Details

44 min

Did You Know?

This episode features a fast food establishment called "Bob's Burgers". The dialogue implies that its a national (or at least regional) chain, when one person said "I didn't know New Mexico had Bob's Burgers." In reality, there really is a chain of fast food restaurants called "Bob's Burgers" and in fact, that shot was filmed at one of their locations (with the corporate logos and menu boards changed), however, its a purely local chain of restaurant, with all of their locations in Albuquerque, or the surrounding area. So, any other restaurant named "Bob's Burgers" outside of New Mexico is not the same chain as portrayed in the episode.See more »
Errors in geography: There is no "Bob's Burgers" on the section of Central Ave (Route 66) as shown in the episode. The in-car sequence is actually filmed on Route 66 as Marshall mentions, however, the exterior shot of the fast food restaurant is actually a re-dressed Bob's Burger location elsewhere in the city.See more »
Mary Shannon:Man, oh, man, O'Connor. You FBI guys. I've been on the job for five years. I don't even have a cubicle. You've been in town, what, six minutes? You have a private office? Now how is that fair? By the way, I was just wondering when you think I can expect a crew at my house to fix your mess.
Robert O'Conner:You know, I was just going to call you about that. I'm looking into the first of week of when hell freezes over. Does that work for you? Because if not I can reschedule.
Mary Shannon:No, that's about what I expected. Yeah, so in the meantime I'll just store some of my stuff here.
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Ridiculous and offensive depiction of mental illness, 13 November 2010
Author: squad-896-439468 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Do they have no advisers who went to college? This episode features a witness who has a serious anxiety disorder that causes him to be fearful of testifying in public court. The expert called in by the team fails to accurately inform the Marshals of the nature of this very real illness. It seems to have been written and performed by people who have not even basic education about mental illness.

The witness uses marijuana to control his anxiety. Pot is a medically approved for controlling anxiety in some State's that have medical marijuana programs.

Spoiler alert:

Because pot is illegal in the State in which the episode is supposed to take place, the Marshal is faced with the "dilemma" of not being able to allow the witness to testify while under the influence of an illegal medication. The Psychologist fails to prescribe or even suggest one of dozens and dozens of prescription medications that could help the witness manage the testimony. This is absurd. There are so many medications that could have been used to solve the problem, but that would have made unnecessary the contrived "drama" of the "hero", Marshal Mary, saving the situation .

The stupid resolution is that Mary brow beats and lectures the witness over and over until he "gives in" and is "brave enough" to testify without the pot. She gives him repeated talks, harassing him until she prevails! The mentality of people who imagine that this could work is ridiculous. This is deeply insulting to informed people who know that anxiety disorders and other mental illnesses do not respond to nasty threats or appeals to conscience. Bulling someone with an anxiety disorder will produce the exact opposite of the desired result! I pity the family members of people who wrote and approved this script!

The Marshal's relentless, mean spirited and ignorant arguments would exacerbate an anxiety problem. This does a terrible disservice to all viewers who might gather from this kind of propaganda that mental illness is a character issue and that sufferers can just "try harder" and "get over" an illness by force of will. This episode perpetuates ignorance about mental health and stigmatizes mental illness. This is not "smart" TV. This program is intellectually bereft.

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