Miami Vice

Season 4 Episode 7

Missing Hours

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 13, 1987 on NBC
5.8
out of 10
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25 votes
5

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A man's body disappears from the morgue. Trudy has an encounter with UFOs.

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  • This episode was like watching the X-FILES.

    10
    Could this episode have inspired the creators of the X-Files which came along years later? I wonder. When I saw this a year or two ago on TV Land I was half expecting to see Mulder and Scully show up. Youve got Trudy investigating a missing body from the morgue, UFO reports, a man (an alien?) with 2 hearts, a weird exploding houseboat, James Brown singing "I feel good..." and jars of peanut butter. The weirdness of this episode is what was good about it, it was a nice break from the usual cops vs. drug dealer plots. I only gave it a 10 because of the people giving it 1's and 2's. I would probably rate it an 8.5 if I was being totally objective - but seeing those 1's and 2's just chapped my caboose.moreless
  • Trudy thinks she has encountered a UFO while investigating a child porno ring.

    1.0
    Good God almighty! What the hell was this crap? I just watched this episode the other night and to be honest going into it I actually thought it would be decent. What was I smokin? They could have left this episode off the release of season 4 on DVD along with a few others. It was terribly written. And the dialog of Trudy encountering a UFO was false. I did not once see a UFO in this episode. Just James Brown singing "I Feel Good." By the way who told The Godfather Of Soul he could be an actor? Awful! horrible!moreless
  • Missing Hours: A Literal Episode Title

    2.0
    This title is absolutely right. Michael Mann's mind about this episode was definitely taken away by UFOs. I mean, the idea they try to expose is interesting but it seems that at the time while they got more budget to make new episodes they were absolutely running on fumes when this one was made. The concept is interesting but I expected more from this episode if they wanted to depict the lives of the so called "abductees" or whatever it was as in other movies and short-series out there.



    It should be noted that the episode is funny though and they even make fun of some government organizations and everything.moreless
  • It's a real shame that when they get a chance to highlight the supporting characters, all they can come up with is this dreck.

    1.4
    How this episode ever got the greenlight from the producers is beyond me. Olivia Brown gets basically one story a season to shine and the best they can come up with is a UFO plotline? I'm not sure what this has to do with vice in the first place. By now, the actors know really well what this show's strengths are. And it's painfully obvious when watching them perform that they know when they are in the weak episodes. A plus within a minus is Chris Rock. Not that he was effective in this episode. But Miami Vice was key in discovering top talent who are now huge stars. I have no idea what happened. Was it a dream? Did it really happen? You're left not sure what to think. In some Vice episodes, that tactic works well. Here it was just plain stupid. Ironically, Don Johnson is hardly in the episode. I wonder if that was by his design. I would rate this the single worst Vice episode.moreless
  • Awful

    2.0
    Simply put, the worst episode in Vice history.



    This episode at least gets a lot of stink out all at once. A ridiculous appearance by James Brown, UFO's, abuctions, mysterious alien like scars, flashbacks and missing moments from the memory. It's the viewer who needs to forget this one.



    It's nice to give Trudy a bigger role, but this stinker didn't work on any level. After some emotional, taught and gutsy episodes, what in the hell were they thinking with this one? Much like season 3's Shadow In The Dark, this one simply goes too far and isn't believable enough to work.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

James Brown

James Brown

Lou De Long

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Chris Rock

Chris Rock

Carson

Guest Star

Rob Fuller

Rob Fuller

Lonnie Akers

Guest Star

Martin Ferrero

Martin Ferrero

Izzy Moreno

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