Miami Vice

Season 3 Episode 10


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 05, 1986 on NBC
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An undercover cop and his hooker lover help the detectives find the source of some pharmaceutical-grade cocaine.

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  • Prostitutes and Drugs

    I enjoyed this season 3, episode 10 of Miami Vice. At the beginning we see Trudy masquerading as a street-walker in silver with a sassy strut. It is so cool to hear her taunts and shouts to potential Johns and the soundtracks beat. The plot of hustlers, drugs, and love affairs is familiar and well done, as usual. An undercover cop named Romano falls for a blond whose pimp happens to be played by Wesley Snipes. They both get caught with coke which belongs to her but, Romano wants to take the blame. It's difficult for Crockett to convince them both to cooperate and find the main dealer. A highlight was Tubbs playing the role of Butch, another pimp who threatens the blond viciously. She falls to the floor pleading for him not to beat her too badly so he shows her his badge because of her terror. In the end, Crockett muses over the fact only one good thing could happen, Carla the blond quits working the streets. Does she or doesn't she? Tune in to find out.moreless
  • Don't hurt me too bad

    This one is a great one. The opening scene has Trudy "working" to the tune of Don Johnson's own "Street Wise."

    The story involves an illicit relationship between a prostitute named Carla and a dectective Romano (played with empathy by Paxton). Romano, who has a wife and a good life, seems to have taken his job too far, living a double life with Carla and forgetting his job.

    Carla is none too please to help the detectives. Tubbs goes undercover as a pimp named Butch (with Trudy and Gina working to promote his rep) to take on a rival pimp named Silk (a good Wesley Snipes) who runs Carla.

    When Carla reacts to Butch and cowers in fear, the line "Don't hurt me too bad" is a stunner, causing Tubbs to reveal he's a cop (when it jeopardized the case). Adair is wonderful as Carla.

    Romano gets a predictable end, as does Carla and this standout epsiode is among the better ones.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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