Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat Tubbs tries to rescue his friend and partner from the life of crime after Sonny gets amnesia in the final episode of season 4 titled Mirror Image. On This Week in Vice we’ll be taking a look back when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from May 2 to May 8, 1988, when Miami Vice was king.
On May 4 an [explosion rocked](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEPCON_disaster) the PEPCON ammonium perchlorate plant in Henderson, Nevada killing 2 and injuring 372. Initially concern of highly toxic chemicals were airborne and cities instituted disaster plans. But quickly firefighters and first responders found the chemicals to be an irritant and not toxic. The damage was extensive with explosion impacted the entire Las Vegas Valley with damage seen in a 10-mile radius around the facility.
Whitney Houston’s classic Where Do Broken Hearts Go would finally relenquish the top spot on the Hot 100 after two weeks reigning supreme. Replacing Houston is Wishing Well from Terence Trent D’Arby. From the album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby (seriously? Never thought somone would give Billy Ocean a run at long music names.) the song is the first soul song to reach the top of the Hot 100 in quite a long time. It would only hold the top spot for one week one thing 1988 brought to music is a very diverse cast of songs and muscians to the mainstream.
Beetlejuice’s reign on the box office finally comes to an end in early May after spending a month at number one. Taking over the top spot is the action-crime film Colors. Starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall and Maria Conchita Alonso the film centers on an experienced cop with a rookie partner working in the gang ridden neighborhoods of South-Central and East L.A.. Colors has a deep cast, a great soundtrack (including a classic from Ice-T) and an all-star director in Dennis Hopper. Although its not without its critics, Colors is a must-watch from the 80’s.
And that’s everything you need to know that was happening when Miami Vice was king. Be sure to join us on Go With The Heat at gowiththeheat.com. I’d love to hear from you! Email the show firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @gowiththeheat. That’s all for this week, bye pals.
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