Las Vegas

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

22
Aired Unknown Sep 22, 2003 on NBC
9.1
out of 10
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245 votes
10

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Danny McCoy has a busy day coddling an oddball winner, trying to locate a missing high roller and figuring out a cheater's modus operandi. Big Ed Deline finds his daughter sleeping with Danny.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The first episode of Las Vegas.

    9.5
    I thought that this was a gret episode of Las Vegas. I thought that it was really weird to have Danny talking over some of the scenes about what the character is thinking or doing. I realling liked all of the characters and their relatioships with each other. I liked that Sam did not work for the casino at the begining of the show and i also liked that she posed as her own assistant in order to get to a whale. I am very disappoint in myself for not getting into Las Vegas sooner because this episode got me hooked.moreless
  • Love IT

    10
    WEll what can i say, I simply love it. I love Mary and Dannys relationship, they have a history, i cant believe mary has been cut from the show why could'nt they cut Sam. and also i cant believe they cut Ed either he was like the main person who needs to be involed. but i am hoping maybe in the last ever episode Mary comes back and gets with Danny. this episode was really informative, you get to the peoples name aswell as their involment in the show. Overall i am addictive. Go Danny and Mary, i hope you will stay 2gether 4 ever.moreless
  • Pretty good.

    9.6
    Las Vegas was pretty good to be honest i was expecting worse. This show has similarities to that of CSI and some other shows, but the story is fairly original. This show is set in the heart of Las Vegas, which is a good idea.



    The whole show revolves around a casino and the running of it. Security you name it this show has it. This show also remained a natural feel. This episode has drawn me in. I hope the next episode is also as good. The acting was very good for this episode and James Caan gave a great promforance. I'm gonna stick with it.moreless
  • Welcome in Vegas!

    8.7
    Welcome in the life of Danny McCoy, an attractive playboy about thirty years old who works in one of the most powerful and famous casino of Las Vegas: The Montecito.



    Danny has everything, he is handsome and funny and loves helping people, but his big problem is women... and especially the beautiful Delinda... the girl's boss. So when Big Ed Deline discover that...



    But there is also the sweet Mary, the girl next door, his best friend who had always a crush on him and never could tell him... there is also the spicy Sam, one of his several ex who doesn't hesistate using her charm to get what she wants and especially new clients for the Montecito.

    Don't forget the charming Nessa always on glass and danny's best friend: Mike Cannon, an ex engineer who works as a wagon-driver to pay his bills and to earn tips :)moreless
  • One of the best pilots I have ever seen.

    9.7
    I feel in love with this show and the city of Las Vegas from this pilot. I loved every minute of it. Danny in hot water with Big Ed because he accidentally slept with his daughter to the end when he is looking for his friend.



    You could not have found a better cast and they seem to fit together perfectly. I love the characters that have been created and this fictional casino that loves all of its guests.



    Once it ended, I could not wait to see the next episode and knew that this was going to be a hit.



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Nikki Cox

Nikki Cox

Mary Connell

James LeSure

James LeSure

Mike Cannon

Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil

Samantha "Sam" Jane Marquez

Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamel

Danny McCoy

James Caan

James Caan

Edward "Big Ed" Melvin Deline

Marsha Thomason

Marsha Thomason

Nessa "Ice Queen" Holt

Frank Santorelli

Frank Santorelli

Paulie

Guest Star

John Terry

John Terry

Larry McCoy

Guest Star

Tom Ayers

Tom Ayers

Tom Bay (Bum)

Guest Star

Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd

Jillian Deline

Recurring Role

Phil Maloof

Phil Maloof

Himself

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • The Canadian version of the episode plays the song "Control" by Puddle of Mudd when Delinda walks into the restaurant. The American version, on the other hand, plays "Voodoo Baby" by Hypnogaja during the same scene. It's worth noting that the closed captioning for the episode lists the song as "Control" for both countries, but it was not changed in America to reflect the last minute song switch.

    • When Danny catches the valet who is sending the info to the blackjack player, he hits him in the back and they both sit on the bench, while Danny looks over the Ipaq he was using. The valet tries to get up, and Danny hits him again and he falls back into the bench holding his stomach. The camera angle changes, and his left arm is now stretched over Danny's back.

    • When Danny sees his ex-girlfriend in the casino, he leans over to kiss her on the cheek, and he's then seen leaning back. The camera angle changes, and he's seen kissing her cheek again.

    • When Tom (Bunny Slippers) is playing the wheel, they close the table to save him money and the dealer pushes his chips back to him. He reaches over to grab the chips, and when the camera angle changes, the chips are no longer on the table, they are in front of him neatly stacked.

    • After Danny gets caught with Big Ed's daughter, he's escorted to see Big Ed, and he's seen fixing his tie as he walks down the hallway. The camera angle changes and he's now seen with his hands by his sides. Camera angle changes again and he's back to fixing his tie.

    • Since it's the pilot episode, the idea probably was to have more jets than one, despite the fact that in all other episodes mentioning the jet, it's quite obvious that the Montecito only has one jet, not several.

    • If you are familiar with Google Earth, you can visit the plot where the Montecito hypothetically stands by navigating to N36º05'25" W115º10'8".
      It is one street back from "the strip", between Mandalay Bay and the infamous Janet Terminal of McCarren airport.

    • Featured Music:
      "Ready, Steady, Go" by Paul Oakenfold
      "Ain't That A Kick in the Head" by Dean Martin
      "Papa Loves Mambo" by Xavier Cougat
      "Tomorrow" by Avril Lavigne
      "Voodoo Baby" by Hypnogaja
      "We Used to Be Friends" by Dandy Warhols

    • Delinda's breasts are clearly visible in the reflection of the glass when she and Danny are having sex.

    • Prostitution is not legal in Clark County. Brothels control prostitution in the rural Nevada counties. The closest brothels to Las Vegas are in Pahrump and Nye County. Also, most strip hotels are not within Las Vegas city limits.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Danny: (Voiceover) Nessa Holt, the Ice Queen. Best pit boss in Vegas, maybe even the world. I'm not sure exactly what her story is, but she's connected to Big Ed somehow. Too young to have actually been in the CIA with him, but then again, knowing Ed, he probably recruited her when she was a kid.

    • Danny: (voiceover) I'm in big trouble here. I gotta talk to Mary. She'll know what to do about Big Ed and this family thing. Mary always knows what to do.

    • (seeing Delinda walk into the room)
      Danny: (voiceover) She may actually be worth getting killed for.

    • Ed: How long you been in Vegas?
      Delinda: A few days.
      Ed: Where were you stayin'?
      Danny: (voiceover) Oh, no. Don't tell him.
      Delinda: At Danny's place.
      Danny: (voiceover) Oh, she told him!

    • Danny: (voiceover) Never sleep with the boss's daughter.
      Ed: I'm gonna kill him.
      Danny: (voiceover) Especially if the boss is Big Ed Deline, former head of CIA counterintelligence and the greatest surveillance security man Vegas has ever seen.
      Ed: Let me get to that Judas in there.
      Delinda: Daddy.
      Danny: (voiceover) Oh, no. He's gone straight to the Biblical references. If he starts quoting Sun Tzu's Art of War, I'm screwed.
      Ed: Hold out bait to entice the enemy and then crush 'em.
      Delinda: Daddy.
      Danny: (voiceover) That was a little obvious. Personally, I would've picked an obscure passage from Chapter 12, Attack by Fire.
      Delinda: If anything happens to Danny, Daddy, and I mean anything at all, I'll kill myself.
      Danny: (voiceover) Oh, great. Now he's gonna blame me for that, too.
      Delinda: And that includes firing him.
      Danny: (voiceover) At least I get to keep my job. Not that I'm gonna want to since Big Ed can do things to you with a fork that'll make you cry for your mama.

    • Ed: To say that I'm disappointed in you would be an understatement of epic proportions. Now apart from the fact that she's my daughter, this is a question I'm asking you as executive vice president in charge of surveillance and security for a multi-billion dollar corporation. Do you routinely jump into bed with women who you do not know the background of? Because, if you do, that is a major breach of security.
      Danny: No, sir, I do not.
      Ed: So it's just with my daughter then.
      Danny: (Voiceover) Oh, I walked right into that one.

    • (Big Ed and Paulie watch Danny convince the bum to leave)
      Big Ed: He did a good thing. We'd have had that 40 grand back in a New York second. Kid did the right thing.
      Paulie: Does this mean you're not still pissed at him?
      Big Ed: What, are you nuts? I'm gonna kill him.

    • (Dana Barry and a Cowboy are having sex in an elevator)
      Danny: (Outside the elevator) I'm sorry to interrupt, Miss Barry, but there's a camera directly over you. We can see what you're doing.
      Miss Barry: I know.

    • Danny: I'm sorry, but I'm in kind of a pickle.
      Mary: Oh, you and your pickle are in a pickle, all right.

    • (Big Ed catches his daughter in bed with Danny)
      Delinda: Hi, daddy.
      Danny: (Voiceover) Daddy?
      Bid Ed: (To his men) Out.
      Danny: (Voiceover) Welcome to the worst day of my life.

    • Danny: (voiceover) It's gonna be one of those days.
      Ed: Oh, and Danny.
      Danny: Yeah.
      Ed: Um, welcome to the family.
      Danny: What?
      Ed: If I catch you...lookin' at another girl, take a poison pill, 'cause I'll kill ya.
      Danny: (voiceover) Okay, I guess it's not gonna be one of those days. It's gonna be worse.

    • Big Ed: Hey, uh, you're not, uh...
      Danny: No, no, I swear.
      Sam: Don't worry, the only one he's doing is your daughter.

    • Jillian: Hello, I'm Delinda's mother Jillian.
      Danny: Wow, I can see where Delinda gets her beauty. Not that you're ugly or anything, Ed, but your wife is incredibly--
      Jillian: Daniel, why don't you sit right here by me.
      Danny: I'll shut up now.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Obyčejný den ve Vegas (An Ordinary Day In Vegas)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: January 30, 2004 on TV3
      Germany: January 11, 2006 on ProSieben
      Czech Republic: February 13, 2009 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: February 18, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode was nominated for the 2004 ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series/Pilot for Network or Basic Broadcast TV.

    • Vanessa Marcil and Nikki Cox previously worked together on General Hospital. Vanessa played Brenda Barrett, the sometime love interest to Jaggar Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.), while Nikki played his sister Gina Cates.

    • The series premiered at a special time of 10:00 pm.

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