Okay, real talk. This is not only one of the best episodes of season 5, but maybe one of the best episodes of Miami Vice. This story is complex and nuanced. It has several subplots that lead directly into Freefall and for whatever reason it was completely pulled from air until reruns.
To be honest, we’re all in total shock this episode did not air before Freefall on NBC. No jokes here, this episode really is something great. We have Stan’s gambling, Tubbs’ terrible loneliness, Tubbs & Crockett’s strained relationship and the closure of the Valerie story line. All of that doesn’t even include a very real and thoughtful story about a drug addict, child abuse & should a cop lie to take down despicable person.
This is an episode of Miami Vice you can’t miss.
Miami Vice – Season 05 Ep. 20 – Too Much, Too Late
Premiered January 25, 1990 (Never aired originally, only came back on reruns later and they always aired it BEFORE Freefall)
Writer: John Connor (only episode he’s written for anything)
Director: Richard Compton (Down for the Count, which is interesting as he’ll be able to circle back on the Zito storyline. Everybody’s in Showbiz, The Big Thaw, Mirror Image, just to name a few others. )
Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl by Mink DeVille
You Gonna Get Yours by Public Enemy
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