Sunday, November 18, 2012

What I’m Watching: Vegas

Vegas: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Real Thing” (B+)

It’s fascinating to see Ralph and Vincent working together for their mutual benefit, something that clearly doesn’t sit well with either of them. Vincent leading Ralph directly to the man that he had been torturing was unexpected, and it’s a good thing that their standoff later on in the episode, where Ralph told Vincent that he didn’t get points for knocking down the calf, just for roping him, didn’t end badly. It was fun to see Jack and Mia going through files together, and Jack seemed mighty impressed by Mia’s mathematical abilities. That’s a relationship that’s just waiting to happen, and I’m sure that, once it finally comes to fruition, it will end up being extremely complicated and frowned upon for both parties. On top of dealing swiftly with counterfeit chips in his casino, Vincent didn’t waste any time in backing the incumbent’s opponent after Mayor Bennett wronged him by allowing auditors to come into his casino. Gil Bellows, recently seen as a new political player on “Boss,” is a good fit for the role of George Grady, Bennett’s primary challenger, who seems to have charged ahead thanks to a well-planned shorting of the power. His line, “The mayor is a great part of this city’s past,” was especially damaging, particularly moments before the power went out. Laura is taking on an interesting role as more than Vincent’s trophy wife, and he’s going to have to work hard to ensure that she stays happy while he’s off taking care of business so often.

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