The Hapless Hooker Goes To Miami
Wesley Snipes plays dumb, which Crockett -- being a natural -- can see right through. "You see, me and my friends, we spend a lot of hard-earned cash bringing the benefits of South America here to this community," he says. "And we generally consider it our thing." Crockett/Burnett offers to buy out Wesley Snipes's business, but Wesley Snipes, in the traditional of proud entrepreneurs everywhere, vows to go it alone. Crockett/Burnett leaves with a patronizing pat on the cheek -- the cheek on the side of the face, people -- and the trap that will eventually ensnare Wesley Snipes by the 56-minute mark has been set. As Crockett/Burnett leaves, he watches as two goons out of the Italian-American Stereotype Appreciation Society waddle up to Wesley Snipes and demand to talk about his girl Carla; Crockett/Burnett is intrigued by this turn of events, as are we all.
As we go to commercial break, word comes in to recapping headquarters that Jan Hammer's distinctive Miami Vice theme song is nowhere to be found in the upcoming feature-length motion picture on Michael Mann's say-so. Oh, it is so on between you and me, Academy Award-nominated director Michael Mann. It is on.
As we return to the action, a very powerful mob boss with the seemingly unthreatening name of Mr. Leo is reading Wesley Snipes the riot act. "I don't like cleaning up after my employees," Mr. Leo purrs, to Wesley Snipe's protestations. "Shut up -- so Roxanne is dead, and tonight, I got to pick up from the source myself. I don't like that." Wesley Snipes points out that he has a wide array of girls at his disposal; Mr. Leo rejoins that Wesley Snipes has an equally wide array of problems. This is turning out to be not a very positive employee review at all. Bottom line: Mr. Leo threatens to find another distributor for his cocaine, which has Wesley Snipes vowing to improve upon his performance. After reaching mutually agreed-upon goals, Wesley Snipes and Mr. Leo resolve to have regularly scheduled check-ins to chart progress on those deliverables. Sadly, the fact that there's a missing package of cocaine will have to go in Wesley Snipes's HR file. Mr. Leo concludes the meeting by advising Wesley Snipes to go bail out Carla: "Maybe she knows where Roxanne put [the cocaine]."