Miami Vice (1984-1989) Aug 27, 2023 14:40:54 GMT
Post by stefancrosscoe on Aug 27, 2023 14:40:54 GMT
Season 1 - Episode 06: One Eyed Jack (1984)
"Lombard's the kind of guy...you could steal his wife, you can run off with his daughter...but you mess with his money, that's it."
During a surveillance mission, Sonny all of a sudden bumps into one of his flames, who in turn find herself in deep trouble due to gambling addiction.
This soon leads them onto a bigger fishes within the criminal underworld of Miami, as the great white shark of the business Albert Lombard (Dennis Ferina), is the one calling all the shots.
And the classic episodes just continues on, as some big changes had appeared since last time. And as a worthy replacement to the former Lieutenant Lou Rodriguez, in comes his total counterpart in Martin Castillo (Edward James Olmos), a man of few words, and even less of an emotional expression.
But you know this is a guy that you do not want to get on the wrong side of, and there is little time for small talk and having fun on the job while Martin is on the case.
Where as Ricardo jokes about his new boss as the "Cuban Charles Bronson", the minimalistic desk with some pills and eye drops, kind of sums up Castillo and his "lively" persona.
You sure do not want to get into a staring contest with this man.
However, for all the serious style he puts out, he is not a man that is complete avoid of emotions, as witnessed when a sleazy FBI agent (Dan Hedaya) tries to blackmail Crockett and bully him, during a investigation.
Beside a few well known faces and names, you get the obvious ones with Dennis Farina, as the powerful mobster boss Lombard, and Joe Dallesandro as his sleazy second in command DeMarco. Both men would re-appear later on, but Lombard kind of became the new big baddie after Calderone, and one that was both evil and charming.
Philip Michael Thomas once again showcases his dance moves on the floor, and while there is a darker theme with gambling on the schedule, there is also some funny and light hearted scenes, such as when Tubbs and Crocketts tries to take down a big gorilla, almost bringing down the entire restaurant with them, to having Elvis crashing another party at the bay.
The Pointer Sisters is back, this time with Jump (for my love), and great scenery inside another lively night club, full of sleaze and adventure:
Another thing to notice, is how the main theme by Hammer has finally included the synth guitars, along with the tv-logo having a bit of an update as well:
All in all, another classic episode, and love the trio of guest stars with Farina, Dallesandro and Hedaya.