Oh man, so the title of this, “The Great McCarthy” is feels so sarcastic. The titular bro is the kind of monied blowhard who has exactly twenty-six stories and forty-eight anecdotes that he rotates between with a mechanical precision. One theme about this episode, on a theoretical level, is pretending the past doesn’t exist. We get the return of an actor who played a notable, and very dead, character. Tubbs absolutely pretends something from three episodes ago didn’t happen. Oh man, I just realised that the twist at the end…
“No Exit”, besides being named after a fabulously depressing play, has an actor that you may know now, but who got his first credited role here.
We finally get to meet the keystone of the Miami Vice cast, Martin Castillo, a brooding force in a skinny tie, the anchor of a swirling pastel mayhem.
In this episode, Calderone is very much is on the scene again, as is the primary threat to Tubbs and Crockett.
Like it says on the tin for episode four, “Calderone’s Return” is all about the big bad that set up this whole show clearing the way to come on back.