Miami Vice

Season 1 Episode 21


Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 03, 1985 on NBC
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Episode Summary

A former Vice member, Evan Freed, is now working undercover with ATF to bring down an arms dealer. Sonny and Evan have a mysterious past that Tubbs is determined to learn. They must reconcile long enough to calibrate efforts in the weapons sting.

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Don Johnson

Don Johnson

Det. James "Sonny" Crockett

John Diehl

John Diehl

Det. Lawrence "Larry" Zito

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Sonny: There's nothing going down. You don't need to know anything. And where the hell do you come off, demanding that I bare my soul to you? You're my partner, not my priest.
      Tubbs: Don't be copping no attitude, man, 'cause I don't need to hear it. If you want to drop the friendship and just be partners, so be it.
      Sonny: So be it.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Robert A. Daniels was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Film Editing for a Series category for his work on this episode. Jan Hammer was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) category for his work on this episode.

    • The German episode title is "Am Rande der Hölle", meaning "At the Edge of Hell".

    • Evan's character was initially written as a woman, Eva. Guzman was at first Gutman, meant as an homage to the character Kasper Gutman in The Maltese Falcon.

    • Music: "Rhythm of the Heat" (at begin) by Peter Gabriel from his album Security; "You Only Left Your Picture" (in nightclub) by Fashion from album Fabrique; "Biko" (at end) by Peter Gabriel on his S/T album from 1980.