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As far as the scenes go, there was a nice mixture of light and dark. In the above picture, with Sonny going into a payphone to call Caroline, the conversation the former lovers have was beautifully scripted and performed. Caroline has no idea why Sonny is even asking her these questions, and she's surrounded by the comforts of home, while Sonny is rushing (well, rushing in the sense that he stopped at a payphone because Calderone isn't set to depart for twenty minutes or something) to capture a newly-bailed drug lord and is alone and outside in the dark of night. Earlier in the episode, Sonny confronts his longtime friend and former partner Scottie Wheeler, pictured below, about being the leak to Calderone. The desperation in both of the men is so gut-wrenching that you can't help but see each of their points of view.
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It's this balance that made Vice popular, and had it continued, the series might not have tanked when it did or struggled to stay relevant. It went away from being about the characters and tried to become a statement show, but I at least can go rewatch "Brother's Keeper."
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* I do not, for one second, believe that Ricardo Tubbs could have gotten a job working in Miami after essentially going rogue cop. I mean, he even failed to capture the dude he wove a web of lies to apprehend! But whatever, I don't even care. Sonny and Rico FOREVS.