Original title of this episode was Score. Only after its release on DVD in 2005 was it officially renamed Golden Triangle (Part 1). See more »
During the first scene, Tubbs & Crockett tumble out of the elevator into the hotel lobby with the guy on PCP. There is a couple waiting outside of the elevator. The woman is wearing pink and the guy is wearing blue. When Tubbs and Crockett tumble out of the elevator, they knock over this couple. When they land on the ground, the woman is on the left and the man is to her right. The camera angle changes, and the man is now to the woman's left. See more »
"Golden Triangle" is classic "Miami Vice". Starting with Crockett and Tubbs working undercover as hotel security, the opening is both gritty and amusing in equal measure.
When a poolside Crockett poses as a bespectacled, geeky visitor to Miami in order to ensnare a prostitute, the episode really comes alive. Robin Johnson is superb as the reluctant call girl who assists Crockett and Tubbs on their investigations into bad cops offering protection.
This is a really entertaining and event-filled episode. It's rich in atmosphere, has great performances and dialogue and looks superb. The episode reveals a little more about the enigmatic Castillo and ends on a tantalising "To be continued".
Dolly Parton's "Great Balls of Fire" is the icing on the cake.
10 out of 10.
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