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A serial killer is hunting teenaged girls in Miami; the victims are
found dressed like the porcelain doll that is left beside them leading
to him being dubbed the 'Doll Killer'. As each of his victims is killed
with pure cocaine the police suspect that the killer must be somehow
involved in the importation of the drug as that bought on the streets
would never be that pure; it is also a reason to bring a reluctant
Castillo onto the case. He is reluctant to get involved because
Crockett and Tubbs are undercover in an operation against Palma, a
senior drug dealer who insists that they stay with him until he gets to
know them. As the police starting putting pressure on all known dealers
Palma decides it is time for the dealers to run their own parallel
investigation because they are having difficulty plying their trade due
to the attention the killer is bringing to them. It is the dealers who
catch the killer first and when they but him on 'trial' Crockett finds
himself acting as 'defence attorney'.
This is a bit of an odd episode to say the least; the under cover portions are entertaining and even amusing in places but the killer is just too odd to be believable; we are expected to believe a senior drug dealer would have conversations with dolls in a weird high pitched voice; there is also no indication of what got him started or what his motivation is... surely even serial killers have a motive no matter how demented it is! The ending was also a little far fetched to say the least; as the killer jumped to his death the person he landed on had plenty of time to get out of the way! While I don't think it is as bad as other reviews suggest it is certainly weird enough that I can see why some viewers will hate it.
I know many say "Missing Hours" was the worst episode, but at least it was entertaining in that "what the..?" type mold, like watching a slow motion train wreck - it does at least hold your attention. This episode is actually embarrassing to watch. The weaselly guy talking in the little girl doll voice? That goofy actor is just...sticky, icky, clammy and creepy. And the whole trial thing? Is this just a really bad rip off of the German film "M", is that what this is supposed to be? And lastly, how the bad guy and the drug king pin die, ludicrous can't even begin to cover it. I don't know why this was allowed to air, but when it did I remember thinking 'this show is on it's way out...' Skip this episode at ALL costs. It's worse that worst from Season 5.
I agree 100% with TexasRaider - skip this episode at ALL costs. What an
absolutely moronic piece of garbage this crap is. An underworld kingpin
that converses with girl's dolls in a ridiculously silly voice? We're
supposed to believe that somehow this guy managed to earn the respect
of Miami's crime syndicate to a point where he is among the elite...yet
he's so deranged that he kills little girls in his spare time? Get
Where the hell was the quality control on Miami Vice? Michael Mann? Anyone?
Unless you are as deranged as the killer in this episode, i too strongly suggest avoiding this episode at ALL costs.
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