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The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time

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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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  • Out Where the Buses Don't Run1

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 2

    Episode Number3

    Crockett, Tubbs & Castillo contact a Santerian priestess to help find the link between... more on Wikipedia
  • Brother's Keeper2
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    Brother's Keeper

    Sep 16 1984

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    Sonny Crockett is an undercover Miami vice detective. As part of his cover as Sonny Burnett,... more on Wikipedia
  • Definitely Miami3
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    Definitely Miami

    Jan 10 1986

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 2

    Episode Number12

    Switek has to cool his vendetta against a shady game-show host who could lead the vice cops to...
  • Evan4
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    Evan

    Mar 29 1985

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 1

    Episode Number21

    While three joyriding teenage boys embark on a murderous, drug induced rampage, Sonny is...
  • Calderone's Return5
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    Episode Number4

  • Smuggler's Blues6
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    Smuggler's Blues

    Jan 18 1985

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 1

    Episode Number15

    Castillo asks Crockett & Tubbs to help him find an old adversary, a drug smuggler who has...
  • The Prodigal Son (Part 1)7
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    39

    The Prodigal Son (Part 1)

    Sep 27 1985

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 2

    Episode Number1

    Crockett & Tubbs go to Manhattan to find a group of Colombian drug dealers who are killing...
  • Hit List8
  • Forgive Us Our Debts9
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    22

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 3

    Episode Number11

    New leads persuade Crockett that a man he put on death row might be innocent, but a...
  • Sons and Lovers10
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    Sons and Lovers

    May 09 1986

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 2

    Episode Number22

    The Calderones are back: Angelina reveals that Tubbs fathered her son; and her half-brother...
  • Little Miss Dangerous11
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    Little Miss Dangerous

  • Milk Run12
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    Milk Run

    Dec 14 1984

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 1

    Episode Number12

    Two naive New Yorkers hope for one big score running coke from Colombia to Miami.
  • The Home Invaders13
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    The Home Invaders

    Mar 08 1985

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 1

    Episode Number19

    By day, Switek and Zito supervise a pair of jive-talking master informants; by night, they're...
  • Payback14
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    Payback

    Mar 14 1986

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 2

    Episode Number19

    A judge with heavy gambling debts tries to persuade his college all-star son to throw a game....
  • Bushido15
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    46

    Bushido

    Nov 22 1985

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 2

    Episode Number8

    Tubbs infiltrates a criminal voodoo cult whose leader has returned from Haiti --- and...
  • Golden Triangle: Part I16
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    28

    Golden Triangle: Part I

    Jan 04 1985

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 1

    Episode Number13

    Two naive New Yorkers hope for one big score running coke from Colombia to Miami.
  • Shadow in the Dark17
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    Shadow in the Dark

    Oct 31 1986

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 3

    Episode Number6

    Crockett tries to nail a psychotic murderer by thinking like his quarry, despite the fact that...
  • Mirror Image (2)18
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    Mirror Image (2)

    May 06 1988

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 4

    Episode Number22

    A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work...
  • Red Tape19
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    Red Tape

    Mar 13 1987

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 3

    Episode Number19

    Tubbs searches desperately for the source of information leaks about future busts.
  • Redemption in Blood (4)20
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    23

    Redemption in Blood (4)

    Nov 11 1988

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 5

    Episode Number2

    As now drug-lord Crockett's memory returns, Tubbs feels his partner has gone bad and must be...
  • Down for the Count (1)21
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    25

    Down for the Count (1)

    Jan 09 1987

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 3

    Episode Number12

    Zito reluctantly uses a boxer as bait to help the vice squad nail a former drug kingpin...
  • Child's Play22
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    Child's Play

    Oct 30 1987

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 4

    Episode Number5

    Crockett agonizes about shooting a child during a weapons investigation.
  • Walk Alone23
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    Walk Alone

    Oct 17 1986

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 3

    Episode Number4

    Tubbs poses as a con to expose prison guards who are extorting drugs from inmates, and killing...
  • Rites of Passage24
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    Rites of Passage

    Feb 01 1985

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 1

    Episode Number16

    Crockett & Tubbs are recruited by DEA to pose as drug smugglers in an effort to expose someone...
  • Cool Runnin'25
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    Cool Runnin'

    Sep 28 1984

    SeasonMiami Vice - Season 1

    Episode Number3

    Crockett and Tubbs are skeptical of rumors that an undercover FBI agent has betrayed an...