Miami Vice

10 Best Episodes of Miami Vice

The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 16, 2022.

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Miami Vice - S3E16

#15 - Theresa (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Crockett's romantic entanglement with a heroin-addicted doctor jeopardizes his case against a dealer.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 25 votes.

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#14 - Heart of Night (Season 5 - Episode 3)


Castillo grapples with emotions while protecting his ex-wife from a drug kingpin trying to kill her current husband.

The episode was rated 8.56 from 48 votes.

Miami Vice - S5E10

#13 - To Have and to Hold (a.k.a. Second Chance) (Season 5 - Episode 10)

While undercover, Tubbs falls for the widow of a slain drug kingpin. Crockett must leave to help his son deal with the pregnancy of his remarried mother.

The episode was rated 8.62 from 29 votes.

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#12 - Deliver Us from Evil (1) (Season 4 - Episode 21)


A murder case that hits close to home reunites Crockett with the man who used him to trick his way off Death Row.

The episode was rated 8.78 from 32 votes.

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#11 - Bad Timing (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Ordered to take time off, Crockett's vacation is cut short when he is kidnapped by 3 homicidal prison escapees.

The episode was rated 8.83 from 46 votes.

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#10 - World of Trouble (Season 5 - Episode 18)


Former mob boss Al Lombard, who was believed to be dead, returns with a different perspective on his life, to try to convince his beloved son to stay out of the mafia family business.

The episode was rated 8.83 from 30 votes.

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#9 - Redemption in Blood (4) (Season 5 - Episode 2)

As now drug-lord Crockett's memory returns, Tubbs feels his partner has gone bad and must be destroyed.

The episode was rated 8.87 from 39 votes.

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#8 - The Lost Madonna (Season 5 - Episode 14)


Crockett & Tubbs help an NYPD detective retrieve a stolen 15th century Madonna statue in the possession of a mob family.

The episode was rated 8.88 from 41 votes.

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#7 - Victims of Circumstance (Season 5 - Episode 16)

Holocaust survivors are being murdered in Miami. Crockett and Switek infiltrate a White-supremacist group that might be responsible.

The episode was rated 8.89 from 38 votes.

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#6 - Over the Line (Season 5 - Episode 15)


In the midst of working an undercover assignment, Crockett and Tubbs come across a clandestine vigilante group of frustrated law enforcement officers working within the department. Aware of Sonny and Rico's own frustration with how easily the bad guys seem to circumvent the law, the vigilante organization offers them an opportunity to join in. Lieutenant Castillo encourages them to accept the offer and work undercover in ferreting out the identities of everyone involved and to make sure that no one gets hurt. Unfortunately, that is too tall an order for his detectives to accomplish successfully.

The episode was rated 8.90 from 39 votes.

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#5 - Line of Fire (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Crockett & Tubbs reluctantly comply with an FBI request to guard their key witness in a drug overlord's trial.

The episode was rated 8.91 from 44 votes.

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#4 - Mirror Image (2) (Season 4 - Episode 22)


A concussion leaves Crockett thinking he is his drug dealer alter-ego Burnett and goes to work for a Colombian crime boss.

The episode was rated 8.93 from 28 votes.

Miami Vice - S5E1

#3 - Hostile Takeover (3) (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Still thinking he is really Sonny Burnett, Crockett starts a war between the crime family he has joined and a rival clan.

The episode was rated 8.95 from 43 votes.

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#2 - Fruit of the Poison Tree (Season 5 - Episode 9)


Crockett & Tubbs investigate an attorney who defends drug dealers, then steals and resells their drugs.

The episode was rated 9.00 from 41 votes.

Miami Vice - S5E17

#1 - Freefall (Season 5 - Episode 17)

Crockett & Tubbs embark on what they see as a suicide mission. They are recruited by a Special Drug Taskforce to escort the corrupt dictator of Costa Morada, a fictional Revolution ravaged Latin American country. Gen. Manuel Borbon has promised to reveal the members of the most powerful South American drug cartel. Crockett & Tubbs are faced with what might be their final showdown.

The episode was rated 9.24 from 37 votes.

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