Gina's cleaning woman was raped in her home. Investigation leads to the spoiled son of a wealthy man, who thinks he's above the law. And despite evidence being circumstantial, Gina wants to have the man arrested.

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Gina's cleaning woman was raped in her home. Investigation leads to the spoiled son of a wealthy man, who thinks he's above the law. And despite evidence being circumstantial, Gina wants to have the man arrested.

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The style of the tail lights on the white Lamborghini Countach change repeatedly while being chased by Crockett. See more »

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Roberto 'Nico' Arroyo: [Gina arrives at his father's home] The lovely Police lady, what do I owe this pleasure?
Detective Gina Calabrese: [Looking upset] I want to see how you chill out after a rape!
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You Wear It Well
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Written by Chico DeBarge and El DeBarge
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Tragic, but nicely made
11 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Bought and Paid For' features one of the show's nicest car chases, but action isn't the focus here. Instead, it's the sexual assault of a young Haitian immigrant and the political maneuvering to sweep it under the rug. This is deeply personal for Gina, recalling the events of 'Give a Little, Take a Little', and a cold examination of class divide (when a human being's dignity is a commodity to be bought and sold). In the end, justice is done (in classic Vice style) . . . but it's not a happy ending; this is a very bleak episode. Well-directed, but hopelessly bitter.

The bright spot is Joaguim de Almeida, who's about as charismatic a sleaze as one can get.

8/10


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