The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time

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Vote for your favorite Miami Vice episodes, no matter how popular they are.

Crockett and Tubbs go undercover to solve a variety of crimes in south Florida in Miami Vice. Some great Miami Vice episodes are about stopping drug dealers while other good episodes feature drama within the Vice Squad. A few good episodes of Miami Vice find Crockett and Tubbs helping investigate incidents in other cities.

What are the best episodes of Miami Vice? “Out Where the Buses Don't Run” from season two is a fan favorite. This episode finds a former detective coming out of retirement to help Crockett and Tubbs with a drug ring case. “Evan” is also a compelling episode of the series, Miami Vice.

“Definitely Miami” is another good episode from Miami Vice as is “Smuggler's Blues” in which Crockett and Tubbs investigate a crooked cop in Cartagena. These episodes highlight why Miami Vice is considered one of the best TV shows of the 1980s with some of the best characters of the decade.

Do you have a favorite episode of Miami Vice? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.


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  • Brother's Keeper
    September 16, 1984
    296 votes
    • Season: Miami Vice - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Series: Miami Vice
    Sonny Crockett is an undercover Miami vice detective. As part of his cover as Sonny Burnett, he lives on a sailboat called St. Vitus' Dance, guarded by his pet alligator, Elvis and drives a black ...more
  • Out Where the Buses Don't Run
    482 votes
    • Season: Miami Vice - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: Miami Vice
    Crockett, Tubbs & Castillo contact a Santerian priestess to help find the link between ritualistic killings of officers and a group of drug traffickers. Crockett and Izzy try to get the Ferrari back ...more
  • Definitely Miami
    January 10, 1986
    378 votes
    • Season: Miami Vice - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 12
    • Series: Miami Vice
    Switek has to cool his vendetta against a shady game-show host who could lead the vice cops to an elusive coke dealer.
  • Evan
    March 29, 1985
    325 votes
    • Season: Miami Vice - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 21
    • Series: Miami Vice
    While three joyriding teenage boys embark on a murderous, drug induced rampage, Sonny is distracted by a new romance.