History Series / LasVegas

23rd Apr '18 9:02:02 AM bitemytail
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* NoEnding: The series ends with a ToBeContinued, but was never given another season. [[spoiler:The TBC wasn't even intended as a ''season'' finale, it only ended up that way due to [[TVStrikes the WGA strike]].]]

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* NoEnding: The series ends with a ToBeContinued, but was never given another season. [[spoiler:The TBC wasn't even intended as a ''season'' finale, it only ended up that way due to [[TVStrikes [[UsefulNotes/TVStrikes the WGA strike]].]]
7th Jan '18 3:03:41 AM jormis29
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Running from 2003 to 2008 on NBC, ''Las Vegas'' was an hour-long drama that depicted the professional and personal lives of the employees of the Montecito Hotel and Casino in UsefulNotes/LasVegas, which was based loosely on the Mandalay Bay building. The show underwent several retools during its five-year run, usually referenced in-universe as the casino changing ownership (a few of the owners were portrayed by Dean Cain, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Creator/TomSelleck). Creator/JamesCaan and Nikki Cox left at the end of the fourth season (Caan to return to films, Cox, it was rumored, due to budget cuts) and Selleck was brought in as the new owner. Ratings, however, had never been stellar, and combined with the high costs of filming led the series to be canceled with a CliffHanger series finale. Creator Gary Scott Thompson at one point wanted to do a [=TVMovie=] that would tie up the numerous loose ends of the finale, but as yet nothing has come of it. Currently airs weekdays at noon and one p.m. EST on TNT.

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Running from 2003 to 2008 on NBC, ''Las Vegas'' was an hour-long drama that depicted the professional and personal lives of the employees of the Montecito Hotel and Casino in UsefulNotes/LasVegas, which was based loosely on the Mandalay Bay building. The show underwent several retools during its five-year run, usually referenced in-universe as the casino changing ownership (a few of the owners were portrayed by Dean Cain, Creator/DeanCain, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Creator/TomSelleck). Creator/JamesCaan and Nikki Cox left at the end of the fourth season (Caan to return to films, Cox, it was rumored, due to budget cuts) and Selleck was brought in as the new owner. Ratings, however, had never been stellar, and combined with the high costs of filming led the series to be canceled with a CliffHanger series finale. Creator Gary Scott Thompson at one point wanted to do a [=TVMovie=] that would tie up the numerous loose ends of the finale, but as yet nothing has come of it. Currently airs weekdays at noon and one p.m. EST on TNT.
29th Dec '17 10:31:51 AM nombretomado
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* RealSongThemeTune: ElvisPresley's "A Little Less Conversation."

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* RealSongThemeTune: ElvisPresley's Music/ElvisPresley's "A Little Less Conversation."
4th Dec '17 7:35:59 PM nombretomado
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** Episode 2.08 (a crossover with CrossingJordan) has the boys using four or so medium-close-up-size stills to end up with a 3-d simulation of a room, revealing the face of a women which wasn't anywhere in the recorded material. There's a slight HandWave that the computer "extrapolated" the new information from what they already had (which simply means that it took a guess), but it's not even shown how it did so - the audience is simply supposed to accept it.

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** Episode 2.08 (a crossover with CrossingJordan) ''Series/CrossingJordan'') has the boys using four or so medium-close-up-size stills to end up with a 3-d simulation of a room, revealing the face of a women which wasn't anywhere in the recorded material. There's a slight HandWave that the computer "extrapolated" the new information from what they already had (which simply means that it took a guess), but it's not even shown how it did so - the audience is simply supposed to accept it.
19th Sep '17 4:27:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* TillMurderDoUsPart: An ArabOilSheikh is murdered by his three wives because none of them could stand his blatant gluttony (for more wives).
19th Sep '17 4:21:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArabOilSheikh: An Arab oil sheik showed up in an episode. He sort-of defied the stereotype in terms of looks since he was younger and more handsome than the usual standard and just wore a regular custom suit instead of a keffiyeh, but he was openly polygynous and already had three wives. He proposes to Delinda, but is 'mysteriously' poisoned and then set on fire before he can give her the ring. [[TilMurderDoUsPart It turns out that his previous wives all despised him]].
27th Jun '17 4:23:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* AirVentPassageway: In one episode, some bad guys take over the Montecito security centre. Danny [=McCoy=] uses the air vent system to try and get some intelligence on them. Right after the audience starts wondering why the hotel with "the best security on the strip" has such a gaping security hole, the vent collapses, conspicuously dumping Danny in the middle of his, formerly [[OneManArmy Ed]] [[BadassNormal Deline]]'s office. Logically, [[GenreSavvy Ed knew it would collapse for any intruder.]] Heck, he may have set it up that way deliberately.

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* AirVentPassageway: In one episode, some bad guys take over the Montecito security centre. Danny [=McCoy=] uses the air vent system to try and get some intelligence on them. Right after the audience starts wondering why the hotel with "the best security on the strip" has such a gaping security hole, the vent collapses, conspicuously dumping Danny in the middle of his, formerly [[OneManArmy Ed]] [[BadassNormal Deline]]'s office. Logically, [[GenreSavvy Ed knew it would collapse for any intruder.]] intruder. Heck, he may have set it up that way deliberately.
6th Jun '17 8:48:11 PM Rebu
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** Ed Deline and Jack Keller do this to get info from an effeminate artist by destroying his paintings, virtually giving the guy a heart attack in the process. Subverted in the same episode when Ed tries this approach with another artist. It's a modern art painting however, leading the guy to quip that it [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible can't actually be ruined]].

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** Ed Deline and Jack Keller do this to get info from an effeminate artist by destroying his paintings, virtually giving the guy a heart attack in the process. Subverted in the same episode when Ed tries this approach with another artist. It's a modern art painting however, leading art, and the guy to quip that says it [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible can't actually be ruined]].



** A guy came to the Casino to look for a prostitute to sleep with while away from his wife. [[spoiler:As it turns out, she is a DomesticAbuser after taking some self-defense courses way too far and now likes hurting him. He finally gets the courage to leave her for good by tying her to the bed, going downstairs and leaving his wedding ring in an envelop with Mike. He then drives off free]].

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** A guy came to the Casino to look for a prostitute to sleep with while away from his wife. [[spoiler:As it turns out, she is a DomesticAbuser after taking took some self-defense courses way too far far, and now became a DomesticAbuser who likes hurting him. He finally gets the courage to leave her for good by tying good; ties her to the bed, going goes downstairs and leaving leaves his wedding ring in an envelop envelope with Mike. He then Then he drives off free]].



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: An after-sex scene with Sam and a man has him wanting to cuddle, but her zipping up, adjusting her crotch and moving on.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: An after-sex scene with After Sam and a man has him wanting one guy have sex, he wants to cuddle, but she zips up, adjusts her zipping up, adjusting her crotch crotch, and moving moves on.
6th Jun '17 8:21:57 PM Rebu
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* AllForNothing: A young man steals something, and one of the Montecito team goes through a lot of trouble to give him a second chance. Turns out that the item he stole was on sale, which made it a lesser crime, so he got off with probation. [[spoiler:He shows up at the casino to thank his guardian angel...and then gets caught lifting a purse on his way out.]]



* AlmightyJanitor: Mike Cannon is an engineer, MIT graduate, and HollywoodNerd. He starts the series as a valet. He's called in to help the actual security staff several times during the first season. Despite his initial reluctance due to actually liking being a valet, and the potential pay cut -- he eventually becomes full-time security staff. In the final season, he's actually promoted to head of security.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Mike Cannon is an engineer, MIT graduate, and HollywoodNerd. He starts the series as a valet. He's called in to help the actual security staff several times during the first season. Despite his initial reluctance due to he actually liking likes being a valet, and doesn't want the potential pay cut -- he eventually becomes full-time security staff. In the final season, he's actually promoted to head of security.
5th Feb '17 4:10:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* SerialRapist: In an early episode there was a guy who went around parties slipping roofies into girls' drinks to rape them. Delinda almost becomes one of the rapist's victims, which means ItsPersonal for her father Ed, who runs the casino. He tracks down the guy together with Danny and drives him out to the desert before forcing him at gunpoint to dig his own grave[[spoiler:, which turns out to be a bluff on Ed's part.]]
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