|Via Miami Vice Online|
Like I said above, the plot of this episode is top notch. Everything fits perfectly, from Izzy's involvement in erotic photography to Christine and Sonny's flirting around their true professions - "A little bit of this, a little bit of that" is what they say when Christine means she's a madam and Sonny means he is an undercover cop - fluidly working together to create a bittersweet ending, where Christine calls Sonny the "biggest bastard of them all." Takei essentially is playing himself, but it works so well with his character, so I can't really bitch about it; plus, I love watching him perform in any way, and while this isn't the episode of Star Trek where Sulu's gone nuts and is chasing people around and trying to force them into fencing, it's just as entertaining.
Now, this is one of the episodes I recommend to someone who's never experienced the world of Miami Vice*, as it has all of the show's signatures: moral ambiguity, gun fights, femme fatales, and plenty of great music (if you like 80s New Wave music, naturally). I would recommend it for Takei alone, but it helps that it's on a show that I love.
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* The others being "Brother's Keeper," "Prodigal Son," "Definitely Miami," and "The Dutch Oven" (which is Trudy-centric but still an excellent primer to Giancarlo Esposito and Miami Vice, in general). Notice that no episodes from Seasons Four or Five are present.