Miami Vice: Season 1, Episode 17

The Maze (22 Feb. 1985)

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A group of young punks kill a cop and then take hostages - including an undercover Tubbs - while negotiators try to end the situation without more bloodshed and a SWAT team closes in.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Brown ...
Lt. Jack Davis
Det. Tim Duryea
Eddie Castrodad ...
Jaime Escobar
Elio Escobar
Julian Reyes ...
Raul Escobar
Pepe (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)


A group of young punks kill a cop and then take hostages - including an undercover Tubbs - while negotiators try to end the situation without more bloodshed and a SWAT team closes in.

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A gripping and tense episode
4 April 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Following a bullet-ridden, night-time opening, "The Maze" follows a lone, undercover Tubbs into a run-down apartment complex, besieged by gun-toting, cop-killing youths.

"Miami Vice" was always a melting-pot of talent. This episode contains an early performance by a young Ving Rhames. Garcelle Beauvais ("NYPD Blue") plays the beautiful Gabriella.

The episode gives Philip Michael Thomas an opportunity to show off his impressive vocal talents. Thomas delivers "Living The Book Of My Life" as he begins his perilous task of infiltrating the apartment building.

This is a tense, exciting episode in which we see the mirror-side of Miami's high-gloss sheen - away from the affluence are people living in abject poverty.

The Police's "Tea In The Sahara" is a memorable track from this story.

9 out of 10.

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