Miami Vice

Season 4 Episode 3

Death and the Lady

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 16, 1987 on NBC
9.2
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An actress' on-screen murder propels Crockett and Tubbs to investigate the film's flaky director.

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  • Directing a new tone

    9.7
    This is another example of how season 4 broke away from the seasons before it. The story is properly murky.



    A porn maker named Milton Glanz unveils a film call Death and the Lady, with a scene where the woman is killed.



    It looks realisitic enough to concern Crockett and Tubbs, convinced the woman was actually killed.



    While having a plotline of a woman with 2 near lookalikes is a bit grating, the story works well. Penelope Ann Miller steals the emotional as the murdered woman's sister, who hides the truth to the end.



    In the end, Glanz gets away with the quickest dismissal of a murder charge in Miami history. But Glanz still has justive to face.



    While the story isn't unlike prior seasons, the tone is. Crockett has emotional reason for following up on this case. Tubbs backs him up. The ending, not smart but in character for Crockett, is mean and sad. But we don't have witty repartee in the old sense of the show. The darkness shows through.



    While some didn't prefer it, I was a big fan of most of season 4, and this episode is one the better examples why.moreless
Don Johnson

Don Johnson

Det. James "Sonny" Crockett

Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown

Det. Trudy Joplin

Michael Talbott

Michael Talbott

Det. Stanley "Stan" Switek

Saundra Santiago

Saundra Santiago

Det. Gina Navarro Calabrese

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

Lt. Martin Castillo

Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas

Det. Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs

Paul Guilfoyle

Paul Guilfoyle

Milton Glantz

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Kelly Lynch

Kelly Lynch

Lori Swan

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Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

District Attorney

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Marc Macaulay

Marc Macaulay

Brookings

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