Miami Vice

Season 4 Episode 21

Deliver Us from Evil (1)

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 29, 1988 on NBC
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A murder case that hits close to home reunites Crockett with the man who used him to trick his way off death row.

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  • The best of Miami Vice, pure and simple.

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    In season 3's "Forgive Us Our Trespasses", Sonny helped Frank Hackman (here again played with snakelike charm by Guy Boyd) get released from death row, only to find Hackman had in fact murdered his former partner as he had been convicted.



    A year later, a heist bears a trademark of Hackman. Sonny insists on persuing it. During a raid Sonny gets off a clean shot while Hackman's return fire kills Hackman's woman. Hackman blames Sonny for it. And thanks to the facts of the earlier episode "A Rock And A Hard Place" Hackman knows that Caitlin Davies is more than "Burnett"'s husband.



    We also have a final return appearance by Caitlin (Sheena Easton) who is back in town during a tour stop and nown pregnant, waiting for the right moment to tell Sonny.



    They see each other before a concert but she declines to tell him at that point, waiting until after the show. But an emotional climax ensues when we see that Hackman extoll his revenge as Caitlin is shot dead during a performance as Sonny holds her.



    The harrowing finale includes a crushed Crocket reacting to Tubbs informing him of the pregnancy, a three week break before returning to work, and the acknowledgement of Castillo and Tubbs letting Sonny go off on his own to encounter Hackman at his retirement villa.



    Despite the presence of "equal arms" to alieve censors, it is clear that Sonny passes beyond a moral center and wants Hackman dead, period. The closing scene is painful but chathartic.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

Guy Boyd

Guy Boyd

Frank Hackman

Guest Star

Don Keith Opper

Don Keith Opper

Johnny Blatt

Guest Star

Julie Brams

Julie Brams

 

Guest Star

Martin Ferrero

Martin Ferrero

Izzy Moreno

Recurring Role

Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton

Caitlin Davies-Crockett

Recurring Role

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