Miami Vice: Season 4, Episode 11

A Rock and a Hard Place (22 Jan. 1988)

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Newly married Crockett gets entangled with Caitlin's record companies executives.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Gordon Wiggins
Toukie Smith ...
Angie, Caitlin's Assistant (as Toukie A. Smith)
Jerry Lee
Bob Gerchen ...
Paul Fremont
Caitlin Davies
Norma Davids ...
S. Hendrix Fisher ...
Josh Durrell
Peter Haig ...
Steve Owens
Patricia Kimmel ...
Hotel Clerk


Newly married Crockett gets entangled with Caitlin's record companies executives.

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22 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Wake me up when this one's over...
11 August 2007 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Talk about sleep inducing episodes. I already had my fill of Crockett and his new bride and then they go and devote an entire episode to her and her -ahem- career. Fresh on the heels of her miserable Sonny and Cher cover, Caitlin has to go to LA to do whatever it is rock stars do (something never made clear). Crockett tags along to faux LA (Miami shot to look like LA) and he winds up hot on the trail of his wife's shady record executives.

This episode was so sloppy they recycled the same airplane b-roll yet reversed it to make it seem like it was flying in the opposite direction. Not a bad trick if the "trans world" and "twa" paint jobs weren't backwards. Beyond recycling b-roll, they recycled all the rock star romance clichés (see the rose if you can stomach babs pretending to be cool for 2 hours) as well as unbelievably stupid villains with hair brained schemes. Here the baddie record execs brainstorm that killing their money making star is a better business venture than riding her revenues til she shrivels up and dies...something that couldn't happen soon enough IMHO.

The only good thing about this episode is that Caitlin is heading out on the road for her big tour. Hopefully this keeps her far away from MV for the rest of the season.

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