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Episode #105 "Over The Line"

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timm525

I liked the darker side of the team.8 for me.

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Ferrariman

One of the best of season 5! 10

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Shill

would have made a good thanks giving turkey - a 2

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vicenarc

I'm marking this episode with an 8. It really depicted just how shaded the border between dedicated police work and unlawful justice can be.And the means to keep their organization going was nothing short of felonious, either.

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Burnett260

One of the best s5 eps. Interesting plot, great soundtrack and one of the biggest shootouts in the entire series. Whole episode is rather dark and depressing and it doesn't let you go until the very end. Great episode.

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BlackJack

Another good season 5 episode. Such an improvement on season 4. Reminded me of Magnum Force with Clint.Lots of landmarks too. Some big water tower where C&T tell castillo about the gang.Also love the art deco swimming pool where Izzy sels tanning oil to old ladies. Any idea where it is?

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ViceFanMan

Another good season 5 episode. Such an improvement on season 4. Reminded me of Magnum Force with Clint.Lots of landmarks too. Some big water tower where C&T tell castillo about the gang.Also love the art deco swimming pool where Izzy sels tanning oil to old ladies. Any idea where it is?

Interesting' date=' comparing this to Clint Eastwood's 2nd Dirty Harry movie "Magnum Force". There [i']are similarities with the cops gone vigilante, and eventually things spiral out of control...complete with the top cop official turning out to be "dirty" too. I think this was "MV's" version of "Magnum Force". I liked the more "serious" and/or "darker" aspects and how Crockett & Tubbs play out their undercover roles. But, I really loved the beginning...with the ice cream truck and the driver letting the drug dealers know Crockett and Tubbs were there to bust them, by announcing it over the truck's speakers! :) Any idea what car Crockett and Tubbs were sitting in at the very beginning scene? It did not appear to be Tubbs' Caddy or Crockett's Testarossa...but I think a dark colored convertible of some kind. :confused:I liked the plot and how it was carried out...and even though you understood why the "bad" cops were doing what they were...you also saw how wrong and devastating it was. The acting was pretty awesome and in-depth! :clap: Cool song used too, I'm Life by The Fixx! :radio: I really liked the pastel colors used again, and especially the "abandoned" pool where Izzy was trying to sell scam-like tanning gels to the old ladies! :D The colors of the "empty" pool and old diving board were awesome and totally "MV"! :glossy: The action was good too.Overall this is another awesome one from Season 5...I gave it an 8. :cool:

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Matt5

Very cool episode . Highly recommended :done::cool::D

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ViceFanMan
Very cool episode . Highly recommended :done::cool::D
Agreed...there are several awesome episodes from Season 5' date=' and this is one of them! :clap: I've never understood what the big deal was/is about this season [i']"supposedly" being so horrible? :confused: I guess there is sort of a "darker" tone, so-to-speak, with the last season compared to the previous ones. But, I think that was the series trying to evolve and change with the times...into maybe something a little more realistic. Personally I'll be honest and say I do prefer the show the "original" way--but the majority of the episodes for this last season are still pretty cool! :thumbsup:
Interesting' date=' comparing this to Clint Eastwood's 2nd Dirty Harry movie "Magnum Force". There [i']are similarities with the cops gone vigilante, and eventually things spiral out of control...complete with the top cop official turning out to be "dirty" too. I think this was "MV's" version of "Magnum Force". I liked the more "serious" and/or "darker" aspects and how Crockett & Tubbs play out their undercover roles. But, I really loved the beginning...with the ice cream truck and the driver letting the drug dealers know Crockett and Tubbs were there to bust them, by announcing it over the truck's speakers! :) Any idea what car Crockett and Tubbs were sitting in at the very beginning scene? It did not appear to be Tubbs' Caddy or Crockett's Testarossa...but I think a dark colored convertible of some kind. :confused:I liked the plot and how it was carried out...and even though you understood why the "bad" cops were doing what they were...you also saw how wrong and devastating it was. The acting was pretty awesome and in-depth! :clap: Cool song used too, I'm Life by The Fixx! :radio: I really liked the pastel colors used again, and especially the "abandoned" pool where Izzy was trying to sell scam-like tanning gels to the old ladies! :D The colors of the "empty" pool and old diving board were awesome and totally "MV"! :glossy: The action was good too.Overall this is another awesome one from Season 5...I gave it an 8. :cool:

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Vice Immersion

It's another episode which demonstrates just how hard Tubbs and Crockett are struggling to follow their professions and not slip into revenge or vigilantism, when they can easily empathize with their disgust and frustration for how criminals can get off easily and the difficult, tedious work to convict and send them to prison. 

 

The private discussion between Castillo, Crockett, and Tubbs explicitly revealed that struggle in grappling their own adherence to the job.  Castillo's statement on how the police and this rogue organization differ is the degree to which they are willing to accomplish their objective.  With the rogue organization of cops, it's focused on solely taking down the criminals while with the police, they strongly weigh and try to avoid involving innocents to prevent "collateral damage" with the objective they take.

 

A great episode that magnifies the struggle Tubbs and Crockett face, when they can increasingly empathize with the experiences of those rogue members.

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DeepCover333

I've only watched this episode twice, but based on that I'd give it a solid 7. There are some great scenes here, as mentioned above, specifically Castillo, Crockett, and Tubb's discussion.

 

I do have a perhaps amusing odd question. There is a thug sporting a classic "80's bad guy look" featured in this episode....bald mullet, suspenders, gold chains (if memory serves me correctly). He has that look that immediately tells you he is going to get killed by the end of the show. However, the last time I see him he is stepping out of or standing beside a car just before the big gun battle near the end. Bullets fly, guys get shot, right up until Crockett corners Stevens. Unless I am mistaken, or my DVD has a glitch, the bald mullet guy is never seen in the fight, or again? Does anyone else notice this? Did the actor not show up for work or perhaps he just get edited out or forgotten? Maybe I'm just missing it somehow.

I have just started my next run through the series so I'm back on season one, but I will give this episode another quick view tonight and see if I spot him. Cheers.

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Remington

The good is the opening sequence, the music, the Izzy scene, the Magnum Force like plot, and the finale.

I just don't care for the rest of it. Not very entertained by it. The one villain in the white suit that Tubbs busted at the end was terrible.

5/10

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ViceFanMan

Watched this one again tonight. This is a 5th season episode I enjoy...if the show had come back for a 6th season I think Commisioner Highsmith would have returned for an episode where Crockett and Tubbs would have finally gotten to bust him. ;) But...wasn't to be. 

But, my actual point to this post is probably somewhat goofy or ridiculous...but the main bad guy that headed up the vigilante group, Walter Stevens I think...I swear this guy sounded  exactly like Vincent Price! Lol! :) Just a useless observation. :p

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