Bete Noire
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Bete Noire
Bryan Ferry & Patrick Leonard
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Tubbs & Maria talk & nearly kiss
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"Bete Noire" is a song performed by Bryan Ferry, recorded on the album Bete Noire in 1987. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "To Have and to Hold".


  • Bete Noire is French for "an object or abstract idea that is particularly disliked or avoided".
  • Another song from the album, "Kiss and Tell" was featured in the Michael J. Fox-Keifer Sutherland movie Bright Lights, Big City.
  • A first season episode of NCIS was also called "Bete Noire", and featured the first appearance of terrorist antagonist Ari Haswari, the half-brother of Mossad liaison Ziva David.

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