Miami Vice

Season 1 Episode 10

Give a Little, Take a Little

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 07, 1984 on NBC
8.0
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In court, Crockett refuses to identify an informant and spends more time in jail than the drug dealer he is trying to bust. Gina and Trudy infiltrate a prostitution ring. Gina is placed in a compromising position when they are suspicious that she is not a hooker.moreless

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  • We got a sad moment here as well as a quick ending

    8.0
    This episode is great for oh so many reasons.



    First of all, we see Sonny going to jail only because he is unwilling to tell the name of his informant, so, once again, we see that he is the very best cop as well as a great human being.



    Second of all, Gina, working undecover as a hooker, has to sleep with a sleezy guy Lupo Ramirez not to blow her cover. Very emotional, this is the tearjerker moment. Very touching to see how Sonny holds her in his hands after everything is finally over.



    And last but not the least, the cast is great. Here we have a young Michael Madsen playing Sally Alvarado (not much screen time though), Terry O'Quinn, who got famous after the role of John Locke on Lost (he had many unappriciated appearances on screen before that by the way) playing Alvarado's lawyer, and of course Burt Young (the guy who played in Rocky) as Lupo Ramirez.



    Now about the bad part (and that's why my grade is only 8). 90% of the episode is developing nice and easy but the last ten - way too fast. Cinco gets shot and agrees to give info on Alvarado, our guys get Alvarado, who spills some juice on Ramirez and bam! Top of the iceberg is in cops' hands. All that in 5 minutes or so. I don't like that kind of development.moreless
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

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