Las Vegas Season 5
Welcome back to the Montecito! After season 4 a couple of changes have happened but don’t let that disappoint you! We’ve had to let go of the beautiful Mary Connell to help you out with whatever you need but she’s currently involved in a murder investigation and decided to run off into hiding so she’s no longer available. Instead we now have our brand new top of the line concierge Piper who’s ready to fulfil your wishes!
Those that would like to have a chat with our president Ed Deline will have to do with Danny McCoy as Ed got so outraged with one of his employees trying to steal from him that he killed him. But don’t let that turn you down as one thing hasn’t changed: Sam Marquez is still present as host for all the big wales that come to Vegas as her plan to take over the casino with the money of her dead husband fell to pieces when the tax department dropped by so now we’ve got a new owner in cattle rancher AJ Cooper who has one motto everyone should hold onto: Anything can happen!
Sound and Vision:
With all the changes to the series it’s nice to see that some things haven’t changed: the image and sound quality are decent and you’ll immediately feel right on the casino floor when watching!
Quite a lot has changed in Las Vegas and more particularly the Montecito Casino “next door beauty” Nikki Cox left the show but that isn’t too bad as she was getting on my nerves anyway and her lips were getting as big as her boobs thanks to plastic surgery so she probably wouldn’t have added much interesting dialogue to the series anyway. Instead we now get Camille Guaty (Prison Break) in the role of Piper Nielsen, the fantastic concierge that seems to do a lot except her job but nobody cares about that.
A bigger loss is that of James Caan as Ed Deline but to be honest: the whole former CIA agent thing was growing thin and Tom Selleck does an excellent job portraying cattle rancher AJ Cooper of whom we know very little and who’s paths are always clouded in mystery.
This fifth season embarks with quite a lot of changes and the first half goes a bit over the top (even for Las Vegas standards) making it a bit annyoing to watch with Especially Molly Sims’ character of Delinda Deline becoming a growing pain. Fortunately, towards the end things start to shape up and the series becomes interesting again but then, after the two hour special, the surprising and at the same unfulfilling “ending” leaves you with a lot of questions that go unanswered. And not in the “pleasant” way of having open questions left.
No, Las Vegas was a good series but this fifth season makes too many turns and leaves too many loose threads to be considered a good one. Either a sixth season should have been made to give the show a decent ending or there shouldn’t have been a cliffhanger at the end of season 4 and the makers should have left it like that.