Miami Vice: Season 2, Episode 4

The Dutch Oven (25 Oct. 1985)

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Trudy's old boyfriend has ties to a drug lord and enlists Crockett's help investigating him.

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Trudy's old boyfriend has ties to a drug lord and enlists Crockett's help investigating him.

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Detective Trudy Joplin: I'M A COP! It's not what I do, it's what I AM!
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Trudy Catches Sonny's Dumbness Disease
18 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not every one of these shows was a winner. Some episodes were losers, like this one. There were too many stereotypes in this one: mainly, the investigating cop who always (a la the "Dirty Harry" films) makes the good cops look like criminals because they shot some scumbag. The good guys - in this case, "Trudy" and "Crockett" with Trudy doing the killing - shoot in self defense (as always) but have to take all this abuse from some loudmouth and arrogant Internal Affairs guy. That gets tiresome and is overplayed on this show (and most everywhere else)..

Meanwhile, we have the usual Miami Vice sleaze angle which sometimes is fun; other times insulting as the cops (mainly Crockett, but here Trudy again,) who just has to go to a bar and then sleep with a guy because all that makes her problems go away. Yeah, okay.

We also have the cliché of the boss telling the cop to take time off and the cop (Trudy) telling boss, Capt. Castillo, "No, I am fine, keep me on the job." And - unlike real life - the cop overrules his/her superior.

There is one predictable event after another on this episode, which is soap-opera-like with Trudy (Olivia Brown) and her boyfriend/crook. Crockett goes through these periodically, always falling for some sleazy woman. Here, it's the reverse with Trudy playing Crockett's usual tale of romance vs. business woes.

I expect our friend Don Johnson act stupid; now Olivia Brown is doing the same thing. This was a dumb and annoying episode. Period.


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