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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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    Crockett, Tubbs & Castillo contact a Santerian priestess to help find the link between...  more
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    Definitely Miami

    Jan 10 1986
    Switek has to cool his vendetta against a shady game-show host who could lead the vice cops to...  more
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    54

    Evan

    Mar 29 1985
    While three joyriding teenage boys embark on a murderous, drug induced rampage, Sonny is...  more
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    46

    Brother's Keeper

    Sep 16 1984
    Sonny Crockett is an undercover Miami vice detective. As part of his cover as Sonny Burnett,...  more
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    42

    Smuggler's Blues

    Jan 18 1985
    Castillo asks Crockett & Tubbs to help him find an old adversary, a drug smuggler who has...  more
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    149
    39

    The Prodigal Son (Part 1)

    Sep 27 1985
    Crockett & Tubbs go to Manhattan to find a group of Colombian drug dealers who are killing...
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    24
    New leads persuade Crockett that a man he put on death row might be innocent, but a...  more
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    126
    43

    Little Miss Dangerous

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    92
    21

    Sons and Lovers

    May 09 1986
    The Calderones are back: Angelina reveals that Tubbs fathered her son; and her half-brother...
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    120
    42

    Milk Run

    Dec 14 1984
    Two naive New Yorkers hope for one big score running coke from Colombia to Miami....  more
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    119
    42

    The Home Invaders

    Mar 08 1985
    By day, Switek and Zito supervise a pair of jive-talking master informants; by night, they're...
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    119
    43

    Bushido

    Nov 22 1985
    Tubbs infiltrates a criminal voodoo cult whose leader has returned from Haiti --- and...  more
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    28

    Golden Triangle: Part I

    Jan 04 1985
    Two naive New Yorkers hope for one big score running coke from Colombia to Miami....
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    39

    Payback

    Mar 14 1986
    A judge with heavy gambling debts tries to persuade his college all-star son to throw a game....  more
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    Shadow in the Dark

    Oct 31 1986
    Crockett tries to nail a psychotic murderer by thinking like his quarry, despite the fact that...
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    87
    38

    Mirror Image (2)

    May 06 1988
    A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work...
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    30

    Red Tape

    Mar 13 1987
    Tubbs searches desperately for the source of information leaks about future busts....  more
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    60
    25

    Redemption in Blood (4)

    Nov 11 1988
    As now drug-lord Crockett's memory returns, Tubbs feels his partner has gone bad and must be...
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    24

    Down for the Count (1)

    Jan 09 1987
    Zito reluctantly uses a boxer as bait to help the vice squad nail a former drug kingpin...
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    Walk Alone

    Oct 17 1986
    Tubbs poses as a con to expose prison guards who are extorting drugs from inmates, and killing...
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    47
    30

    Child's Play

    Oct 30 1987
    Crockett agonizes about shooting a child during a weapons investigation....
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    54
    42

    Cool Runnin'

    Sep 28 1984
    Crockett and Tubbs are skeptical of rumors that an undercover FBI agent has betrayed an...  more
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    47
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    Rites of Passage

    Feb 01 1985
    Crockett & Tubbs are recruited by DEA to pose as drug smugglers in an effort to expose someone...  more