TV episodes The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time  

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List of the best Miami Vice episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Miami Vice episodes of all time are. With Don Johnson's Sonny Crockett featured on best TV characters of the '80s, Miami Vice also ranks high on best 1980s crime dramas. Fans of Miami Vice are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List episodes include "Little Miss Dangerous," "One-Eyed Jack," and more. What is the best Miami Vice episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Out Where the Buses Don't Run is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Out Where the Buses Don't Run Oct 18 1985 - 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 ...more

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Evan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Evan Mar 29 1985 - While three joyriding teenage boys embark on a murderous, drug induced rampage, Sonny is distracted by a new romance.

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Definitely Miami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Definitely Miami Jan 10 1986 - Switek has to cool his vendetta against a shady game-show host who could lead the vice cops to an elusive coke dealer.

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Brother's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Brother's Keeper Sep 16 1984 - 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 ...more

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Calderone's Return is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Calderone's Return Oct 19 1984

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Smuggler's Blues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Smuggler's Blues Jan 18 1985 - Castillo asks Crockett & Tubbs to help him find an old adversary, a drug smuggler who has kidnapped his former wife.

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Hit List is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time

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The Home Invaders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
The Home Invaders Mar 08 1985 - By day, Switek and Zito supervise a pair of jive-talking master informants; by night, they're sharing quarters with Switek's girlfriend --- who's also Zito's ex.

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Milk Run is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Milk Run Dec 14 1984 - Two naive New Yorkers hope for one big score running coke from Colombia to Miami.

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Little Miss Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
stefan-urban added Little Miss Dangerous

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The Prodigal Son (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
LastCubScout added The Prodigal Son (Part 1) Sep 27 1985 - Crockett & Tubbs go to Manhattan to find a group of Colombian drug dealers who are killing federal agents.

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Payback is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Payback Mar 14 1986 - A judge with heavy gambling debts tries to persuade his college all-star son to throw a game. Crockett suspects the judge let a drug dealer go free because of his money troubles.

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Red Tape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Red Tape Mar 13 1987 - Tubbs searches desperately for the source of information leaks about future busts.

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Forgive Us Our Debts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Forgive Us Our Debts Dec 12 1986 - New leads persuade Crockett that a man he put on death row might be innocent, but a campaign-conscious DA is reluctant to help.

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Golden Triangle: Part I is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
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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Bushido is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Bushido Nov 22 1985 - Tubbs infiltrates a criminal voodoo cult whose leader has returned from Haiti --- and apparently the grave --- to collect an old debt.

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Mirror Image (2) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Mirror Image (2) May 06 1988 - A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work for a Colombian crime boss.

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Sons and Lovers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
alk0 added Sons and Lovers May 09 1986 - The Calderones are back: Angelina reveals that Tubbs fathered her son; and her half-brother has put up a $1 million bounty to revenge her father's death.

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Rites of Passage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Rites of Passage Feb 01 1985 - Crockett & Tubbs are recruited by DEA to pose as drug smugglers in an effort to expose someone in law enforcement who is murdering drug dealers and their families.

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Cool Runnin' is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Cool Runnin' Sep 28 1984 - Crockett and Tubbs are skeptical of rumors that an undercover FBI agent has betrayed an operation. Switek and Zito setup a burglary sting operation.

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Give a Little, Take a Little is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Give a Little, Take a Little Nov 30 1984 - Crockett and Tubbs wade through the Everglades after a witness who bolted from custody and must testify in 48 hours.

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Down for the Count (1) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
alk0 added 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 involved in bookmaking; it ends in tragedy and the loss of a comrade for the vice cops.

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The Maze is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
The Maze Feb 08 1985 - Tubbs is reunited with an old flame, an NYPD detective, looking for her missing sister. While he and Crockett are searching for a call girl's killer.

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Walk Alone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
alk0 added Walk Alone Oct 17 1986 - Tubbs poses as a con to expose prison guards who are extorting drugs from inmates, and killing those who refuse.

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Back in the World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Back in the World Dec 06 1985 - Gina is out to nail the man who raped her friend but is frustrated by the suspect's wealth and connections --- and by the victim's sudden recantation.

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Redemption in Blood (4) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
alk0 added 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 destroyed.

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Junk Love is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Junk Love Nov 08 1985 - Crockett is forced to realize that an old Army buddy may be involved with a contract on a young mother's life.

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French Twist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
French Twist Feb 21 1986 - A Grand Prix driver has a lot on his mind: first-time fatherhood, a race against his legendary dad --- and the fact that he is suspected of killing a teenage prostitute.

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One Way Ticket is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
One Way Ticket Jan 24 1986 - Crockett and Tubbs engage a drug dealer in a game of wits and double-crosses to snare bigger game.

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
Child's Play Oct 30 1987 - Crockett agonizes about shooting a child during a weapons investigation.

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A Rock and a Hard Place is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Miami Vice Episodes of All Time
A Rock and a Hard Place Jan 22 1988 - Two music executives try to ruin Caitlin's comeback by exposing Crockett as drug kingpin Burnett.