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Viva Las Vegas,
This review is from: Las Vegas: Season 4 (DVD)
I've watched Las Vegas since the show premiered in 2003 and it just keeps getting better and better for me. This show has it all. Glitz, glamour, an extremely gorgeous cast, and a great mix of danger, intrigue, and fun. Josh Duhamel, James Caan, and Vanessa Marcil shine in this sleek and sexy drama.
The fourth season of Vegas took on a slightly different vibe than the previous seasons. It centered around the emotion of the characters in greater fashion than any of the previous seasons. The love triangle of Mary, Danny, and Delinda remained forefront. Friendships were challenged as Mary struggled to deal with the secrets her friends had kept from her. Meanwhile, Ed's CIA past came back to haunt him when his old enemies kidnapped Delinda. This story is featured in an action packed two hour 'movie' type episode titled "Delinda's Box." Ed and Danny fight to get Delinda back while she ends up buried alive in quite a thriller.
Other season highlights include a never before done Christmas Episode and the annual fan favorite Crossing Jordan/Las Vegas crossover that once again brings Jordan and Woody to Vegas on a crime solving/romantic mission.
The best part of the season are the last three episodes. They really kick off the drama leading up to Vegas's best season finale "Heroes." We find out Casey Manning, Sam's ex-husband dies and leaves her control of his fortune and the entire Montecito casino. Unfortunately for Sam, Casey has leveraged the casino, and owes hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. If they don't come up with the money, the casino is going on the auction block.
Sam and Ed team up to try and raise money to buy the casino, but their plans are interrupted when one of Sam's high rollers Vince Peterson (played by Desperate Housewives Richard Burgi), viciously kidnaps Sam and manages to fly away with her. Richard Burgi does an incredible job as the evil Vince and Vanessa Marcil does some of her best work portraying Sam's horror and anguish as a victim and as a fighter.
The last three episodes also bring to the forefront Mary's story of childhood molestation. In season one we found out that Mary's father had abused her as a child and she's been estranged from him ever since. Her past comes walking back into her life in the form of her two little sisters. The little girls have been harmed by their father and their mother begs Mary to testify in court against him. Mary reluctantly agrees and when her father is acquitted, Mary breaks down and goes after him with a gun.
Meanwhile, Delinda finds out she's pregnant with Danny's child but keeps missing her chance to tell him her news. An old war buddy of Danny's has arrived at the casino wanting Danny to save him from going back to war. Between Mary's crisis and this new crisis Danny doesn't have a lot of time for Delinda.
Season four comes to a head in the last 5 minutes of the season finale when Vince fly's off with a kidnapped Sam as Mike is running after her literally on the airport tarmac. Mary becomes unhinged and shoots her father just as Danny and Ed also arrive firing their guns. Then in the very last moment, Danny's unhinged war buddy commits suicide by blowing up his room in the casino with Delinda inside.
This is the biggest cliffhanger I've ever seen any series do. Season Five will be a great ride. I highly recommend this DVD set to anyone who loves high action entertainment.
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Initial post: Sep 13, 2007, 12:30:31 PM PDT
Chris Constantine says:
good writing, too many spoilers; why reveal the ending?!!
Posted on Dec 22, 2010, 9:47:55 PM PST
Sterling R. Harris says:
I feel like my mother watching Soaps 30 yrs past. She would act as if the actors and episodes were real people in the neighborhood. Now I guess I am like her I criticize individual characters,watch ever episode(now in Rerun) use profanity their like family. the first 2 seasons the best. I don't like Danny and Delinda as a couple. He's should be with someone else but not Mary. They are more brother and sister . Glad the Father was shot which is what he deserved. Like Sam (Ms. Marcel Outstanding)Delinda I can't Stand to Slutty and a AIR HEAD. 150 IQ Scary.
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