The best thing worth mentioning is the brief time we spent with Ed, the Miami cop who joined the force because he loves Miami Vice. It’s his world. He yearns to find someone who loves the show as much as he does. His apartment is decked out like he imagined Don Johnson’s would be.
And what a performance! In a sea of guest stars who act as if they are reading their lines, actor Ken Stovitz delivers with such feeling, with such panache! I’d expect him to be in the Groundlings or something, or at least to go on and star in a daytime soap. Alas, this episode is one of the last acting jobs he ever had. Never fear, it turns out he manages Jayden Smith’s career. Ol’ Ken Stovitz is doing just fine. He produced the recent Karate Kid remake and is also producing the sequel. He can sit back in his nice house and catch this episode on reruns and have a laugh.
Why is Ed on this show? Well, he’s a suitor of Blanche’s niece Lucy, who, in contrast may be the most annoying guest star yet. She also has a terrible southern accent. Lucy is twenty and is visiting Miami to interview at colleges to maybe transfer. How shall we explain Lucy? Let’s let Sophia explain it:
Lucy meets doctor on the plane who takes her out all night on his boat. The person that interviews her for college whisks her away for a weekend to the Bahamas (is that professional?) Ed is the cop that arrests that guy at the airport. Turns out Ed is more interested in Rose than Lucy because of her Miami Vice knowledge.
Lucy asks, “is it my fault that they find me attractive?” Blanche lays it down and says they like that she’s available. Lucy tells a sob story about how she was chubby with braces until she turned sixteen and blossomed. HOW IS THAT A SOB STORY? Most of us hated ourselves at sixteen.
Fuck off Lucy, with you big shirts and triangle hair.
There’s a B-plot that involves Dorothy communicating with a mouse. I can’t even.
Anyway, I’m off to write a spec script for a spin-off starring Ed.
As for Lucy: