Miami Vice

Season 2 Episode 1

The Prodigal Son (1 & 2)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 27, 1985 on NBC
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The Prodigal Son (1 & 2)
Crockett and Tubbs go to Manhattan to find a group of Colombian drug dealers who are killing federal agents.

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  • Nice start to season two, GREAT soundtrack

    An entertaining 2 hour opening episode for season two.

    In my opinion not one of the greatest, but a good episode all the same. The best part of this episode for mine, however, is the soundtrack.

    A magnificent collection of songs, from a Huey Lewis classic (during an entertaining scene with Crockett and his new love interest) to Glen Frey's "You Belong To The City" (which was specifically written for the show), to the final montage set to Phil Collins "Take Me Home".

    The episode itself is fairly entertaining. Crockett and Tubbs find themselves in New York pursuing Colombian drug dealers, having chased this one around the globe.

    Not the neatest of episodes, but certainly very cool the way that 'the man' is involved. Further, a very entertaining and thrilling scene where Crockett and Tubbs are chased through the streets of New York after a shoot out at an apartment.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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    • The German episode title is "Auf dem Kriegspfad", meaning "On the Warpath".

    • Music: "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" (on yacht) by Billy Ocean from his album Suddenly; "The Pleasure Seekers" (in club) by The System from their album of same name; "Tell It (Like It Is)" (Tubbs & Valerie dance) by The Neville Brothers from album Neville-ization; "You Belong To The City" (Sonny walks NYC streets) by Glenn Frey from Miami Vice Original TV Soundtrack; "Many Rivers to Cross" (Valerie leaves Tubbs) by Joe Cocker from his album Sheffield Steel; "Pride (In The Name of Love)" (Sonny meets Margaret) by U2 from album The Unforgettable Fire; "Do You Believe in Love" (Sonny & Margaret get cab) by Huey Lewis & The News from album Picture This; "White Stuff" (Jimmy searches the streets) by Fashion from album Fabrique; "Good Night, Ladies" (in Drag Queen bar) by Lou Reed from his album Rock Galaxy; "Goodbye Girl" (at bar) by Go West from their S/T album; "Windswept" (Sonny confronts Margaret) by Bryan Ferry from his album Boys and Girls; "Take Me Home" (Tubbs & Valerie in bed) by Phil Collins from his album No Jacket Required.

    • Glenn Frey's song heard in this episode was the first song specifically written for use on Miami Vice.

    • Returning actors from the pilot episode are Bill Smitrovich and Miguel Pinero.

    • Actor Julian Beck died two days after filming his scene.