Miami Vice

Season 1 Episode 20

Nobody Lives Forever

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 29, 1985 on NBC
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Episode Summary

While three joyriding teenage boys embark on a murderous, drug-induced rampage, Sonny is distracted by a new romance.

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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 (3)

    • (sitting on his boat at night)
      Brenda: How do you go from this, tranquility, to that violence?
      Crockett: I usually take the Ferrari.

    • Tubbs: So. How was the sea cruise?
      Brenda: It was great. Elvis had one too many, but--
      Tubbs:You going to let Sonny come back to work now?
      Brenda: I didn't realize he needed my permission.
      Tubbs: You know, Brenda, when I look around this house, with everything in it--Whew. It's wall-to-wall style. The view. Gorgeous garden. It's like a fantasy. I ask myself, "What is a street cop like Sonny Crockett doing in a fantasy?"
      Brenda: This is no fantasy. This is my life.
      Tubbs: What about Crockett's life? Can you imagine a bunch of tired cops and their wives out on your veranda? How many department softball games and barbecues are you gonna attend?
      Brenda: Let me see if I have this straight. Sonny's a middle-class dolt. I'm a tasteful, but shallow jet-setter and you're God?
      Tubbs: Thanks for breakfast. (Walks out.)

    • (Switek rattles off the contents of a perp's abandoned vehicle, including an Archie's comic book.)
      Switek: You ever notice how fetching Betty and Veronica look in mini-skirts?
      Tubbs: Beyond sick.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music: "Bad to the Bone" (at begin) by George Thorogood & The Destroyers from album of the same name; "New Love" (when Sonny & Brenda go sailing) by Glenn Frey from his album The Allnighter; "Green Onions" (in diner) by Booker T & The MG's; "Heartbeat" (when Sonny thinks of Brenda) by Red 7 from album Red 7.