Miami Vice

Season 4 Episode 22

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 06, 1988 on NBC
9.7
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A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work for a Colombian crime boss.

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  • While attending a summit on a boat between rival drug dealers,Crockett suffers amnesia after the boat explodes, and believed dead.Led to believe he's his alter-ego,Sonny Burnett,he is then employed by drug baron Manolo as a killer-a job he seems to enjoy.moreless

    9.0
    What a way to end a somewhat lacklustre season. Trying to recover after the death of his wife, Crockett mediates a mid-ocean drug summit. The treacherous Guttierez plants a bomb on the boat and jumps ship, as does Crockett-only when he recovers he has no memory, and is led to believe he is his alter-ego, Sonny Burnett.He goes to work as hired muscle for Guttierez's rival, Manolo, and becomes enmeshed in a power-play between the two warring factions. There's tension aplenty here watching Crockett struggle with his new identity, and Tubbs' efforts to deal with his partner's apparent demise. There's great support from guest stars Julia Roberts, playing the rather vacuous gangster moll Polly Wheeler, Chris Cooper as crooked cop Tagovich, also in Manolo's employ, Tony Azito as Manolo, and Huggy Bear himself, Antonio Fargas as the duplicitious Guttierez.Keep an eye out,too, for the well-staged dream sequence, and the reunion scene between Crockett & Tubbs-not what you expect.One of the best cliffhangers of the series,and sets up season 5 beautifully. A must-see for even the most casual "Vice" viewer. Fantastic.moreless
  • A killer Crockett and Huggy Bear

    9.2
    The fourth season ends with a nifty cliffhanger. It may seem a bit over the top, but it played straighfaced and quite well. Too bad the fifth season opener doesn't pick up immediately where this one left it.



    The episode opens with Crockett, still reeling from Caitlin's death, posing undercover as Burnett and boarding a boat of thieves. Guiterrez (played by Antonio Fargas, Huggy Bear from Starsky & Hutch) plots to destroy the passengers and drug rivals, but helps Sonny escape a dramatic explosion.



    But Crockett is hurt and suffers amnesia. Upon waking, the doctor warns him that by virtue of his id (which says he is Burnett) and his Ferrari, he's probably a drug dealer.



    Sonny becomes a trusted member of a drug leader named Minolo. Along the way he kills people, including Guiterrez, in cold blood.



    Rico meets up with another division's seargeant and friend to help investigate Minolo, and upon a meet Rico is shot by Sonny but survives.



    They learn there's a mole working for Minolo, Det. Yagovitch. Tubbs races to find Sonny assuming (correctly) that Yagovitch has blown Sonny real identity to Minolo.



    Sonny shoots Yagovitch dead and steers his speedboat off as Rico arrives to find him, setting up a cliffhanger.



    While not the primary players, look for Chris Cooper and a very young Julia Roberts/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

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Det. James "Jimmy" Yagovitch

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Brent Jennings

Brent Jennings

Sgt. Orlando Jordan

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Tony Azito

Tony Azito

Miguel Manolo

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