Miami Vice: Season 2, Episode 14

One Way Ticket (24 Jan. 1986)

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When the State Attorney's killed, Crockett investigates. And brings him in contact with the man's friend an attorney whom Crockett hates. They learn that a Canadian, the S.A. was ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Olivia Brown ...
Laurence Thurmond
Wedding Musican
Philippe Sagot
Jean-Pierre Matte ...
Jean Faber
Guy Thauvette ...
Jon DeVries ...
D.A. Richard Langley
Rose McVeigh ...


When the State Attorney's killed, Crockett investigates. And brings him in contact with the man's friend an attorney whom Crockett hates. They learn that a Canadian, the S.A. was investigating could be the man who ordered it. Later Crockett gets an anonymous call telling him that the Canadian and a man who was arrested on a minor charge, whom the lawyer got off, are indeed responsible for the S.A.'s death. Written by

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This is Lothaire Bluteau's first American appearance. See more »


Laurence Thurmond played by John Heard is seen flying a jet to presumably let off a little steam while Crockett simultaneously "visits his therapist" at a gun range. Unfortunately there are two different jets being flown, a Learjet 25A (registration number N24PJ) and a Learjet 24D (registration number N464CL). See more »


Written by Steve George, John Lang and Martin Page
Performed by Mr. Mister
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Another personal one as Crockett butts heads with a sell-out lawyer
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"One Way Ticket" opens with the murder of the assistant state attorney at the hands of French assassin Philippe Sagot (Lothaire Bluteau). But standing in the way of Vice's investigation is Laurence Thurmond, high- powered defense attorney (John Heard) who shares a bitter history with Crockett.

Central to the story is Thurmond's self-hatred from selling out to some bad people. For too many years, he's been in the employ of a major drug connection (Crockett: "What'd you do, trade in your conscience when you passed the bar?"), and the man responsible for killing a righteous crusader may very well go free because of Thurmond's help.

Pete Townshend's "Face the Face" is put to terrifically evocative use, juxtaposing Thurmond's private plane flight in the clouds ("high- altitude meditation") with Crockett's stress-relief afternoon at the shooting range ("Three hundred out of three hundred. I'm impressed, Crockett").

But "One Way Ticket" isn't all gloom. There's a minor injection of humor with the introduction of Tommy (the cute Annie Golden), Crockett's repair girl. And it even ends on a somewhat humorous note. Not to mention the sweet powerboat chase scene toward the end (just as thrilling as the car chase in "Bought and Paid for").

But surely they could've found a better actor for Sagot?


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