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Whatever Works 

The murder of two beat cops outside their jurisdiction immerses the team in the Santeria religion, while Crockett tries to recover his repossessed Ferrari.

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... Detective James Crockett
... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
... Detective Gina Calabrese
... Detective Stan Switek
... Det. Larry Zito
... Detective Trudy Joplin
... Lieutenant Martin Castillo
... Priestess Chata
... Victor Davila (as Hector Jaime Mercado)
... Officer David Blakeney
José Angel Santana ... Ramon Morandez (as José Santana)
... Maxwell Dierks
... Izzy Moreno
... Officer Tommy Solen (as Antoni Carone)
... Old Woman
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The murder of two beat cops outside their jurisdiction immerses the team in the Santeria religion, while Crockett tries to recover his repossessed Ferrari.

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In the beginning of the episode as Lt.Castillo is looking into the police cruiser at the dead cop, he blows out the candle on the dash. About a minute or so later after the two dirty hotheaded cops show up to vow revenge, the camera pans left to right from behind the cruiser to reveal the candle is lit. See more »

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Detective James Crockett: [being shot at] First I lose my Ferrari, now I get stuck with Roberto Duran!
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Sharp Dressed Man
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Written by Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill
Performed by ZZ Top
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Top drawer episode of "Vice" with style and substance
24 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Whatever Works" starts with the atmospheric, voodoo-like, ritualistic killing of a police officer. This causes tensions to run high and Castillo is as calmly detached as always.

The episode is well-paced, well-scripted and amazingly good to watch. Crockett shows his casualness towards the female of the species, caring only for his beloved Ferrari which has been repossessed by the local authorities to balance the books.

To lighten things up, Martin Ferrero's Izzy Moreno is back, now accompanied by a new sidekick.

For fans of Duran Duran's John Taylor, there's an appearance from the man himself and a performance from The Power Station, playing "Get It On (Bang A Gong)" with Michael Des Barres replacing Robert Palmer. All good stuff.

On the guest star front, Eartha Kitt plays the mysterious Priestess Chata.

Full marks for this one. It's action packed, exciting and amusing. 10 out of 10.


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