In the first part Sonny Crockett finds himself on an eight man hit list and must lure out the assassin before he gets to him first. In the second part Sonny and his partner Tubbs head to an island in the Bahamas to apprehend and deport evil drug lord Esteban Calderone. Calderone had employed the assassin and previously ordered the killing of Tubbs' brother.
Both episodes feel like a movie. The production values are absolutely fantastic and there's a real sense of scope to both episodes. The first part is very tense and edgy while the second is more exotic and action packed.
The second part still has the coolest montage ever. It gets me pumped like nothing else:
I intend to do The New Avengers afterwards after slogging my way through the original series.
I do find it hard to sympathise with the main character though.I know he's meant to be a bit unsympathetic, but at times it feels like he is too much of a jokey guy for someone who is helping the Nazis. Still great series so far. I just finished the episode where he was dumped over London.
Detective Sonny Crockett attempts to prove that a murder in an erotic film was actually real and comes face to face with the film's slimy director. What sick secret is he hiding and why does Sonny still suspect foul play even after the actress and her body double are found to be alive and well?
This is my favourite episode of any television show. I even prefer it to Remembrance of the Daleks and The Curse of Fenric. It is such a twisted masterpiece. The show has always been appealing in terms of its visuals and music, but nothing beats the gorgeous neon look combined with Jan Hammer's haunting music in this one. I feel the episode is underrated enormously by IMDB. An 8 is obviously good, but it should really be closer to a 9 at least.