Vegas Review: What's Your Price?

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Does everyone in Vegas have a price? Or is it all just a ""Masquerade," as all of the players vie for control they don't actually possess?

Death of a Showgirl

What bothered me most about Audrey Ballard's murder was her father's reaction to it. He almost seemed relieved. As though it was easier to put his wayward daughter to rest permanently than to deal with the choices she'd made of which he obviously didn't approve. Her death allowed him to go back home playing the role of the righteous victim.

I always enjoy getting glimpses of Katherine and Ralph's relationship because it's difficult to tell where these two stand. They've known one another since they were kids. Has there ever been a romantic relationship between the two? Either way, he was obviously concerned over her personal reaction to this case and apparently he had reason to be. She nearly got herself killed.

When Audrey turned out to be a closeted lesbian, (in 1960, was there any other kind?) I was wondering if they were trying to imply that that was also the connection between Katherine and the victim. It appears I was wrong, but we haven't seen Katherine linked closely with anyone since the start of the show so perhaps that's still a possibility.

Over at the Savoy, Savino was looking to hook a whale but could he afford the price of the bait? It was fun watching Vince walk the line between fighting to keep his prize and knowing when to give it more line.

But I was happy he never used Mia to further his goals. I'd love to know what was the actual bet between Mia and Clay during that final poker game.

I was a bit disappointed we didn't get any scenes between Jack and Mia this week as she basically gave him the green light to ask her out in the last episode.

The new mayor spent his time floundering around, trying to figure out where he fit in in this city. One moment he was running his dry cleaning business and the next he's responsible for all of Vegas. That's quite the transition. It's anyone's guess how he'll change the power structure in this town.

My favorite moment was at the end. As Dixon cowered in the corner as the spider inched closer I kept thinking, didn't he grow up on a ranch? So it was perfect when his father said the same thing. And then Sanchez had to come and rescue him. 

But I suppose if everyone has their price, they also have their weakness, even in Vegas.

Masquerade Review

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

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Vegas Season 1 Episode 8 Quotes

Savino: You come to kiss the ring?
Lamb: No. What did you come to kiss?

I catch criminals. You cut ribbons.