Vegas Review: Not So Good For the Soul

by at . Comments

Sometimes, confessions are good for the soul. And sometimes they are just soul crushing. In "Two of a Kind," Jack Lamb's experienced a little bit of both.

Savino Has His Hands Full

How far Jack was willing to go to keep his secret quickly became clear when Savino pushed too far. Not even the fear of a murder rap or losing the love of his life could get Jack to agree to be under Savino's thumb. Vince simply pushed the law man too hard.

I was kind of disappointed in Jack's confession to Mia. It was too short and lacked drama. He should have explained how he was lured out and captured, not to mention shown her the burns from the cattle prod. I know Mia needed time to digest such horrifying information, but it felt like Jack gave her too little of the story for her to truly understand what he went through.

Jack finally telling Ralph was a little more satisfying. I knew it wouldn't take him long to put the pieces together once he knew about the phone calls to the Sheriff's station.  The fingerprint swap just solidified his theory, but I was not surprised that he'd cover Jack. He's not about to let his baby brother go down for murder, especially not for a guy like Rizzo.

The one scene where my heart did break was when Jack admitted he had done it all because he couldn't bear to lose Mia and now he'd probably lost her anyway. It made me wish we could know how she would have reacted if he had told her the truth from the beginning. 

Over at the Savoy, I began to wonder how the FBI was getting such great information about Vince. They knew the skim back to Chicago had been doubled and they knew how Vince was sending it there. Was it just solid police work or did they have someone on the inside? 

I couldn't help but wonder if Laura was informing on her husband and his operation from Chicago. It seems foolishly dangerous but Laura was plenty angry with Vince when she left. It wouldn't surprise me if she made a deal to give her and the kids a new life.

Also, what has happened to Catherine? She's suddenly been struck with a severe case of tunnel vision. If a case won't lead her back to Savino, it seemed she simply didn't care. 

As for her date with the FBI agent, I really couldn't blame her. It's not like Ralph is making a move.

The murder of the week was kind of tame except for the fact that the man had two wives.  As Ralph said in this Vegas quote

Two wives? You've got to be one hell of a juggler. | permalink

I don't think anyone juggles that well. Not for long. Not even in Vegas.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.1 / 5.0
  • 4.1 / 5.0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
User Rating:

Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (22 Votes)

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

Tags: ,
Avatar

My husband and I really enjoy Vegas!!!! I can't understand CBS even considering putting another show in it's time slot!!!! It would have been nice if they had warn the fans that they were changing the day. Just hope they give the show more of a chance to proud itself!!
!!! The only reason that we watched Golden Boy is because we were checking on Vegas, it was ok, but there really are so many police shows now.

Avatar

I enjoy VEGAS. But, are we expected to believe that Mia hasn't seen Jack without his shirt on since her father was murdered? Rizzo tortured Jack for hours, and he had the wounds to prove it. Did she not notice ANY of it? Was he not in pain after enduring repeated electric shocks to his chest?

Avatar

Yeah,cha11, me too. What is up with that? Is Vegas coming back later or what?

Cha11

I really like this show -- a lot -- and am feeling confused about what CBS is doing to its schedule by inserting Golden Boy next Tuesday at 10:00. Does anyone know what's going on?

Vegas Season 1 Episode 14 Quotes

Next time don't drink the evidence.

Ralph

You take longer than a girl.

Mia
x Close Ad