Miami Vice

Season 4 Episode 4

The Big Thaw

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 1987 on NBC
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Two factions fight for possession of a dead reggae legend's body.

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  • The week when nobody had any good ideas

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    The fourth season characteristically is deemed the beginning of the end for the series when stories, wardrobe, music, and the general look of the series became murkier and darker. Actually, MTV itself was becoming less about Duran Duran and Culture Club and more about Guns N Roses and other bands or artists whose images were darker.



    In looking at the series again, this is just what the natural progression should be. It's still very image driven. Music is still very important. But they needed new elements to the series rather than continuing with yet another Colombian drug lord episode. This episode in particular was very much out of character, out of sync, out of style, and downright stupid. As glossy as Miami Vice was in the past, this episode ventured closely into campiness. I never believed it for a second and felt that even Don Johnson wishes he was elsewhere (perhaps doing another record? And he did...with Barbra Streisand).



    This is by far the weakest entry up to date. But fans and viewers shouldn't discount the series in the fourth season as there was quite a bit of worthy episodes.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

Bill Raymond

Bill Raymond

Dave Frobel

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Seret Scott

Seret Scott

Esther Neven

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Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina

Esther's Attorney

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Martin Ferrero

Martin Ferrero

Izzy Moreno

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