Miami Vice (1984–1989)
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Calderone's Return: Part 2 - Calderone's Demise 

While on the trail of Calderone in Bimini, Tubbs falls in love with a woman who forces him to consider his loyalties.


Anthony Yerkovich (created by), Joel Surnow | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Don Johnson ... Detective James Crockett
Philip Michael Thomas ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
Saundra Santiago ... Detective Gina Calabrese (credit only)
Michael Talbott ... Detective Stan Switek (credit only)
John Diehl ... Det. Larry Zito (credit only)
Olivia Brown ... Detective Trudy Joplin (credit only)
Edward James Olmos ... Lieutenant Martin Castillo / Castillo (credit only)
Miguel Pinero Miguel Pinero ... Esteban Calderone
Sam McMurray ... Jimmy 'Jimbo' Walters
José Angel Santana José Angel Santana ... Guillermo Pino (as Jose Santana)
Tito Goya Tito Goya ... Carlos Mendez
Phanie Napoli Phanie Napoli ... Angelina Medera (as Phane Napoli)
Benjamin R. Rixson Benjamin R. Rixson ... Police Chief Albury


While on the trail of Calderone in Bimini, Tubbs falls in love with a woman who forces him to consider his loyalties.

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Release Date:

26 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


From this episode onwards the "Miami Vice Theme" is mixed correctly in the opening credits. Edward James Olmos' credit would appear in the next episode, Miami Vice: One Eyed Jack (1984). See more »


When Tubbs and Angelina are about to have their love scene there is a shot where she disrobes and the robe falls to the floor. We see her toenails are painted maroon. During the love scene her hand is seen caressing his chest and her fingernails are long, and painted maroon. When the love scene is over, the camera slowly pans from her feet up to the actor's faces. Her fingernails are much shorter, and both her fingernails and toenails are painted silver. See more »


Featured in Miami Vice: Sons and Lovers (1986) See more »


Written by Russ Ballard
Performed by Russ Ballard
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Excellent conclusion to this two-parter
2 March 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

Directed by Paul Michael Glaser, part 2 of "Calderone's Return" is a solid affair. With a show as stylish as this, there is no "previously on 'Miami Vice'" recap. Instead, we are plunged into the action and pop-video style flashback sequences accompanied by "Voices" from Russ Ballard.

The search for Calderone takes us to Bimini where Tubbs falls for a beautiful woman, Angelina. Tubbs is dealt a cruel twist of fate and is forced to consider what action to take when Crockett's life is placed in danger. Are his loyalties still with Crockett or are his emotions tied up with Angelina? The episode finishes with Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It?" rather than the usual end music.

Stylish and satisfying, I'd give this episode an 8.

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