Carmelita: You look familiar to me, are you in law enforcement?
Sly: I often deal with police while on the job.
— Carmelita and Sly while they're dancing

"Tango with Carmelita" was a job for Sly Cooper in A Starry Eyed Encounter of Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and a continuation of "Bomb the Bridge." It is the second of three parts of "Operation: Hippo Drop."


Sly must dance with Carmelita to keep her and the crowd distracted.

Synopsis Edit

Rajan has gotten word about the bridge being destroyed, so he orders his flashlight guards to take all the manpower they need and look into it. After the guards leave, Sly asks Murray if he is in position and Murray confirms that he is in position. Sly states that Bentley's distraction did the trick, so phase two will be initialized. Sly will dance with Carmelita and distract everybody while Murray handles freeing the wings and doing the heavy lifting. Sly walks up to Carmelita and states she owes him a dance. Carmelita states it's about time as she thought he left, but Sly claims he was just waiting for the perfect moment.

A short time after the start of their tango, Carmelita mentions to Sly that he looks familiar, and even asks him if he's in law enforcement. Sly responds with saying he very often does deal with police while on the job.

While the two dancers are getting romantic and Rajan being occupied at seeing the moment, Murray will be lowered down to the statue, cut the statue's wings off and begin his rise back up.

At the end of the dance, Carmelita asks the 'stranger' his name. Sly doesn't answer that question as he states they shouldn't ruin the moment. Carmelita is confused, but they are soon abruptly interrupted by Rajan, who notices that the Clockwerk Wings are gone and begins to question what happened to them. Carmelita is confused too, and as she tries to make sense of the situation. She then feels something in her hair. She pulls it out and finds out that it was a rose with Sly's calling card on it. This makes her realize Sly stole the wings.


  • When Carmelita finds the rose that Sly left in her hair, Neyla can be seen in the background with her original clothes on, instead of her dress.