Miami Vice: Season 3, Episode 9

Baby Blues (21 Nov. 1986)

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The team learns of a baby selling ring when one of the children's mother comes to Miami looking for her child. The trail leads them to a sleazy lawyer. When the lawyer manages to tie up any... See full summary »

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The team learns of a baby selling ring when one of the children's mother comes to Miami looking for her child. The trail leads them to a sleazy lawyer. When the lawyer manages to tie up any loose ends. They decide to use the mother to trap him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The Atlantis Condominium on Brickell is used as the exterior for the baby adoption office. This property is not zoned for commercial use, and would never have housed anything other than residential units. See more »

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The team go after a baby smuggler
2 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When the team learn of an illicit flight coming in from Colombia they expect to find a shipment of cocaine so when they find the plane is loaded with babies they have quite a shock. As well as the babies they find a woman who has stowed away; when she recovers she tells them what is going on. Somebody is running an illegal adoption racket selling kidnapped babies; they stole hers sometime before and she is desperate to find her little boy. In an attempt to find him they get all the paperwork from a helpful lady in the adoption office; this leads them to realise that one lawyer has been involved in the vast majority of the cases. He of course denies any knowledge of the smuggling claiming all the adoptions he has organised have been through official channels. As the pressure starts to build the people he worked with start dying; if they are to catch him they may have to use the mother as bait and just hope they can protect her.

This was another gritty episode about a serious subject; not surprisingly there weren't many laughs to be had. The story was gripping though and while the villain wasn't exactly fearsome what he did made him thoroughly unpleasant; he clearly didn't care for the babies and considered deaths in transit as just something that happens; Tommy Koenig did a decent job in the role; making the character unlikable without being a pantomime villain. The scene were he tried to kill the final witness was a little far-fetched but if you can suspend your disbelief to accept him crawling through the hospital's air-conditioning ducts it is satisfying. The final scene where the mother goes to pick up her son from his adoptive mother is one of the most poignant in the series to date. Those wanting action shouldn't be too disappointed either; there are a couple of decent shoot outs and an explosion!


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