Picks and Pans Review: Telling Secrets

updated 01/18/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/18/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Sun., Jan. 17, 9 P.M. ET)

B

In this two-part dramatization, Ken Olin (thirtysomething) plays a Phoenix police detective working on the murder of a young mother. The obvious suspects are her estranged dentist husband (Andrew Robinson of TV's Liberace) and her pool-contractor lover (Thelma & Louise's Chris McDonald in a pufied-up rooster comb hairdo). Eventually, Olin shifts his attention to McDonald's on-again, off-again wife (Cybill Shepherd). Beneath her exquisitely manicured surface, Shepherd turns out to be a resourceful femme fatale, leading Olin on a merry international chase.

As in many network two-parters (the conclusion airs the following night), the exposition is laggard. But the surprising chutes and ladders of the story will keep you hooked. G.D. Spradlin, Nicolas Surovy and James McCaffrey costar.

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