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To be honest, if it had only been the complete ridiculousness that was that situation, I would have been somewhat okay with the plot. But by the penultimate episode of the fourth season, it was pretty obvious as to why Caitlin was introduced: to get fridged. Because Vice had become Sonny Crockett's Woes. And also to stir up hype, like the "Who Shot JR?" cliffhanger that Dallas - at the time, Miami Vice's main competitor - used. The there was the whole pregnancy angle, to add insult to injury because, hey, why the hell not? Basically, Caitlin was poorly used and written to be this hand-wringing sex object for Sonny to grieve and eventually use as a reason to turn into his alter-ego, Burnett*, fueling the first part of the final season of the series.
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Caitlin deserved better. Sheena Easton deserved better. The audience deserved better. But all we got was the sappiest song ever to be released:
Sheena Easton - "Follow My Rainbow" Live
Sheena Easton - "Follow My Rainbow" (Miami Vice Version)
BACK TO CHALLENGE
* Well, kinda. An explosion gave him The Amnesia, but the grief, combined with his lack of belief in the justice system, make it all the easier to assume that he'd believe he was a cold-blooded drug dealer.
** I love this look, even if I just realized that this is essentially an oxford shirt with the sleeves used as a belt, but hey, it was the 80s. Also, Sheena's hair is amazing and I want it in its asymmetrical glory.
*** Joss Whedon has said multiple times that, had Willow still had been with Oz, he would have been murdered by the stray bullet from Warren's gun.