Vegas Review: A Common Enemy

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An explosion, a car crash and a murder conspiracy made for lots of "Unfinished Business" as well as one of the strongest episodes of Vegas we've seen yet.

Katherine's In Trouble

Porter Gainsley has turned out to be the uber-villain of Clark county. Like a spooled child, he blew up the Tumbleweed as though if he couldn't keep his favorite toy then no one else could play with it either. Unfortunately it's going to take more than a spanking to discipline Porter.  

Something tells me that Lamb and Savino are up for the challenge.

When Dixon figured out that his mother's death was more than just an accident, I was a little surprised that Ralph balked at pursuing it.  Perhaps he just didn't want his son involved in something that dangerous.  At least they agreed to move forward with the investigation together.

Katherine did her best to stand up to Porter but in the end she's lucky she's only in a coma.  Safety features in cars of the 1960s were almost nonexistent. She could have easily been killed. 

Ralph was devastated, both by the severity of Katherine's injuries and by the similarity of her accident to his late wife's. If she pulls through, perhaps he'll be a little more forthcoming about his feelings for the ADA.

Jack's proposal of running a ranch with Mia was sweet, but naive. I simply can't picture her being happy in that life. Things would have to change drastically for her to make that kind of change and it certainly doesn't seem in the cards now that she knows that Jack planted the listening device. 

I just hope she doesn't end up running into Tommy's arms on the rebound. Not only do I love Mia and Jack together but Tommy's just a little too slick and she deserves better.

One of the best things about the explosion at the Tumbleweed was how it brought Vince and Lena closer together.  I've been enjoying these two more each week.  When Savino told her in this  Vegas quote

Savino: You don't come up in Chicago without getting your ears rung once in a while. | permalink

She understood because she understands his life and his business.  He doesn't have to pretend for her and that must be a relief.

In the end, Vince Savino and Ralph Lamb are at their best when they are playing off one another. A common enemy should make that all the more fun.  With only one episode left, I'm looking forward to the Vegas season finale. 

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this show just keeps getting better


The serialization has finally caught up apparently.


Really enjoyed this episode! I agree that Mia and Jack can't work the way that Jack envisions, but they have SUCH chemistry between them, that I hope the relationship does go on for awhile. (on that note, I SO love Sarah Jones as Mia, while I simply couldn't stand her on Alcatraz!) This show needs a second season, as it seems to be finding its legs, though rather late :(


This show has earned another season. The sizzle, the glamour, the plot lines(like a soap opera) are just downright nothing short of SUPERB! In spite of being kicked to Friday night date night, and even one week bumped to Saturday, the show is being watched religiously by 7.4 million viewers. Now if we could only get the more of the 18-49 crowd to watch, which is the standard golden calf for advertisers. I have my favorites: "The Mentalist," "Castle," "Nashville," "Person of Interest," "Body of Proof," "The Good Wife," and "VEGAS"! "Vegas" just keeps getting better and better, and I swore I'd never watch the show in the beginning after viewing all those idiotic promos!


Jack and Mia are fun to watch, however the relationship can't work. Jack is on the side of the law and Mia is getting more and more involved with the illegal operations of the Casino. That can only mean trouble for Jack down the line.
I can't wait for Lamb and Savino to kick Porter's butt!


This was the best episode yet. I got goose bumps during the last scene with Ralph and Savino. I hope CBS picks this show up for another season. I just wish Dennis Quaid would get rid of the fake gravelly voice.

Vegas Season 1 Episode 19 Quotes

Mia: All I see are strippers in old fashioned underpants.
Tommy: European strippers in old fashioned underpants.

The French have always been known for their flexibility. Just ask the Germans.