Vegas - Season 2

ABC (ended 1981)




Episode Guide

  • Vendetta
    Episode 23
  • Siege of the Desert Inn
    Some men attempt to rob the hotel but instead are chased by security. They eventually take some of the showgirls hostage, including Bea. They hole up in one of the rooms and make a demand for money. If they don't get it, they promise to kill the girls one at a time and send them down the elevator.moreless
  • The Golden Gate Cop Killer (2)
  • The Golden Gate Cop Killer (1)
    A friend of Dan's who is a cop comes to visit from San Francisco, where someone has been murdering cops and taunting them by telling them that their death will be linked to a particular number. But the killer has followed him and plants a bomb and the number in his car, which Dan sees just before it blows up. Dan then decides to go to San Francisco to get revenge on the killer.moreless
  • The Man Who Was Twice
  • The Hunter Hunted
    The Hunter Hunted
    Episode 18
    Someone is targeting Nelson and his family.
  • Consortium
    Episode 17
  • The Lido Girls
    The Lido Girls
    Episode 16
  • The Magic Sister Slayings
    Dan has evidence that a man who's applying for a gaming license consorts with criminals, which makes him ineligible. The man sends someone to kill Dan, but they miss. Later he grabs Mitch Costigian to coerce Dan into giving him the evidence.
  • All Kinds of Love
    All Kinds of Love
    Episode 14
    Dan believes that Bea's new boyfriend is the same one who stole the girl he loved a few years ago and then killed her after he stole all of her money.
  • Comeback
    Episode 13
    Dan's old friend Mitch Costigan returns to Las Vegas to perform in the hotel. He brings along his wife. While he and Dan go to the hotel, someone plants an explosive in his house that kills his wife. Later they discover it's the same kind of explosive used in Vietnam. And Mitch has a good idea who did it.moreless
  • Lost Monday
    Lost Monday
    Episode 12
    Binzer has been seeing a hypnotist, Paula Conway, to help him. But instead she has been prepping him to kill someone for two men. Dan, who hasn't heard from him for days, goes looking for him. He meets an old friend, Jaime Randall, a reporter. She is in town to interview a star basketball player about point shaving, who refuses to talk for fear that the men behind the scheme will come after him. When Binzer surfaces, he has no idea of where he has been for the last few days. Paula then sends him to steal some plastic explosives and some other materials needed to make a bomb. It turns out that the men who hired Paula are also the men behind the point shaving, and their targets are Jaime and the player. Now, after Paula gives Binzer his final instructions, one of the two men shoots her so that she can't call him off. But Dan catches him before he can get away, and forces him to tell what's going on. Dan manages to get to Binzer before he can set off the bomb.moreless
  • Night of a Thousand Eyes
    A P.I. convention is going on at the hotel and another P.I. who is a friend of Dan's is killed. While he investigates, others attending the convention start to show up dead.
  • Classic Connection
    Classic Connection
    Episode 10
    Justin Marsh, who was once a great race car driver, and Dan's friend is in town for a classic car auction. Wells Tate, a mechanic, who works on Dan's T-Bird was found dead and it seems that he was planning to call Dan but was killed before he could. Dan then notices that a woman is following Justin and when he confronts her, she tells him that Justin Marsh is working for a man named Rollins who smuggles drugs into the country in classic automobiles. And buy the cars at auctions. And it seems that Wells Tate was their buyer and when he refused to continue doing it, they killed him. Dan after doing a little investigating, agress to help her, after nailing Rollins, Dan goes after Justin, Justin tries to get away but Dan chases him and Justin drives his car off a cliff.moreless
  • The Day the Gambling Stopped
    The hotel's comptrollers call Dan and inform him that they have taken in more chips than they dispensed. And it seems that they have taken about two million. With no plausible explanation, Dan decides that they have to close the casino until they can find one. One of the hotel's executives recalls that Clay Sumner, the man who makes the Roth hotel's gambling chips, had a robbery last year but Nelson, who was called in, says that only 50,000 was taken and Dan recovered them. They then go to see Sumner and ask him if he had another robbery but says that after the robbery he redesigned the whole system and the door to the work plant has only one key which he wears around his neck. One of the employees Eddie Stolvak, who sees that Nelson is there goes to see what's going on. Nelson then decides to interview all of Sumner's employees, after Nelson leaves, Dan talks to Clay and he is still mourning his son, Brad, who died recently. Eddie then goes to see Brad who is alive and has a copy of the key, because he is concerned, because Brad told him that they would be long gone before they discover what they are doing but Brad has only cashed half the chips that they have. He then asks Brad for his share now. Later that evening Dan is visited by Cindy, an old girlfriend of Brad who is bruised and asks Dan if she could stay the night. After Dan goes to sleep, she takes Dan's gun and gives it to Brad who then goes to Eddie's and kills him. He then gives the gun back to her and also give her some of the chips and plants them in Dan's place. She then leaves with Brad who drops her off and reminds her that if she cares about her son she'll remain quiet. The next day Dan wakes up and finds that Cindy's gone, he then goes to meet Clay Sumner who tells him that he has inventoried their raw materials and that the amount that they have discovered is only half of what is missing, which means that there's another two million. Dan is then told of Stolvak's death, Nelson is then approached by Thatcher, a reporter, who believes that Sumner is behind the chips, gives Nelson a letter that was supposedly written by Stolvak that says that Dan was behind the whole thing. Dan was talking to Binzer and Bea, and he tells them that while he had no proof, he knew Brad was the one who stole the 50,000 last year and that Brad knew he knew. He tells Binzer to check on Brad's death. It is then that Nelson comes in with a search warrant, he then asks Dan to show him his gun and Nelson discovers that it's been fired recently, and the two officers find the chips that Brad planted. Ballistics then prove that Dan's gun was what killed Stolvak and when he has Cindy brought they find that she has no bruise on her face and she says that she was not at Dan's. Nelson with no other choice arrests Dan. He later releases him. Binzer then goes to see Dan with the report on Brad and discovers that the body was never turned in. He goes to see a friend of Cindy's who tells about her son, so Dan has Bea find him hoping that she will turn up soon. Cindy goes to see Sumner who tells him that Brad is alive and that he framed Dan, Sumner then asks her where Brad is and Sumner goes there with a gun. Cindy shows up to get her son and Dan is waiting for her, he asks if Brad threatened him and she said yes and she tells him that she told Clay Sumner, Dan then goes there and arrives to find Sumner with his gun. Dan tries to tell him that he did his best. It's then that Brad enters and dares his father to shoot and when he doesn't he pulls his gun on Dan and was about to shoot him when Dan overpowers him. The casinos are reopened and cindy and her son are taken in by Sumner.moreless
  • The Macho Murders
    The Macho Murders
    Episode 8
  • Dan Tanna Is Dead
    Dan Tanna Is Dead
    Episode 7
    A man steals a toxin from a medical research facility, then proceeds to infect Tanna with it. Dan, after feeling a little uneasy, decides to go to the doctor, who tells him that Dan's infected with a toxin and that he is going to die. The man calls and taunts Dan. He intially suspects a man named Cruger, who he sent to prison, but he tells him that he has nothing to do with it but is looking forward to seeing Dan die. He also tells him where he can go to find some of the answers he is looking for at the Nevada Research Center, because the man who did it called him. When Dan gets there, the doctor in charge of the project tells him that unless they get back the toxin so that they could make an anti-toxin, Dan has very little hope. Dan suspects that a doctor named Durand, whom he sent away for making bogus cures and medical treatments. But Nelson tells him that Durand is still in prison but when they get there, they discover that the man whom the prison believes to be Durand is not Durand but another convict, who was about to be released ahead of Durand and with whom Durand swapped identities. When Dan's condition becomes critical, he is taken to the hospital, after being checked Dan asks if he can go home. Dan was told by Durand that he will see him die, so when Durand calls, he pretends to be in the final stages, so that Durand will come to him, which he does. When he discovers that Dan's faking he throws the vial with toxin but Binzer is able to save a little of it, which they use to make the antidote.moreless
  • Shadow on a Star
    Shadow on a Star
    Episode 6
    A singer who's going to perform at the hotel is attacked. She calls Dan but wants the whole thing kept quiet for fear that it might have a negative impact on her career. Dan sets out to find the attacker and learns that he will do it again.
  • Design for Death
    Design for Death
    Episode 5
    Sarah Bancroft, a swimsuit designer, is planning to launch her line at the Desert Inn. She hires Dan, because it seems that her models are being terrorized. Dan begins by interviewing a girl who had a car accident; he also meets an old girlfriend, Holly, another model, who saw a man through a pipe on them. Dan goes to see Manny the mechanic, and learns that her car was tampered with. Later, there's a fire at the photo lab of Tom, Sarah's nephew, the photographer. The man fearing that Holly might recognize him kills her. Sarah considers canceling the show but Tom convinces her that they should go on. Tom goes to see the man, and his boss, George Crowley. It seems that Crowley is suppose to arrive at the Desert Inn with two million in diamonds. It seems he wants security concentrated at the fashion show, and his man will rob him of the diamonds, and he will then file an insurance claim and blame it on the inadequate security. When Crowley fears that Dan is getting too close, they try to kill him but miss. After being treated Dan decides to talk to Tom. Dan tells Tom that no one forced his or her way into the lab so it meant that it was an inside job. And he also suspects that this whole thing was not about hurting Sarah but drawing security away from Crowley. Dan arrives at the hotel just as Crowley's man was about to leave with the diamonds but tackles him, who tells him that Crowley's his boss. Dan catches Crowley just as he is about to leave in a helicopter.moreless
  • Runaway
    Episode 4
    Dan is hired by a man looking for his pregnant runaway daughter. But someone is following him.
  • Mixed Blessing
    Mixed Blessing
    Episode 3
    Dan Tanna and a nun chase down a church burglar.
  • The Usurper
    The Usurper
    Episode 2
    Roth is talking with a man named J.T. Rodmore who gave him a tape which Roth doesn't want made public and in exchange for that Roth signs control of his empire to him and he leaves town. Dan arriving to see Roth, finds Rodmore and is incredulous that Roth would leave town without telling him. Dan then goes to everyone who saw Roth within last 24 hours and learns that it was during that time that Rodmore met with Roth. Dan learns that Roth went to Washington and has been seen all over the place but in places that he doesn't normally go to. Dan notices that someone has been following him and it seems to be someone working for Rodmore. A woman who knows Roth arrives with a message from Roth, who then calls him to back off and to get her to the airport. Rodmore tries to grab her but ends up getting her hurt. Later that night, Roth walks into Dan's place and tells him that Rodmore is his brother. It seems that his brother was originally going to go into politics but Roth's line of work made him undesirable and he has hated him since. Roth then tells him that a client of his who was once in the government had a tape recording of Roth talking to some government men but doesn't say what they were talking about. Dan surmises that the government sent for Roth who had just returned from Cuba for meeting, it seems that Roth was in Cuba before Castro came into power and Roth had pretty much the run of the place including the presidential palace, so they wanted to see if it was possible to assassinate Castro but the plan was rejected. However, Roth is afraid that people might not see it that way. Roth has been in Washington trying to find out if there is anyone backing his brother and if so who. He has returned to steal the copy that his brother has. Dan agrees to help him. Despite being met by Rodmore and his man, Dan still manages to get the tape.moreless
  • Redhanded
    Episode 1
    Dawn Peters, a girl whom Two-Leaf knows comes to Vegas to do a favor for someone. While having a drink in the lobby, a man approaches them and goads Two-Leaf into a fight. Dawn lets Two-Leaf rest and places the knife that he carries with him on the table. She then makes a phone call. The next day she is dead, killed with Two-Leaf's knife and he has some scratches on his face. Nelson has no choice but to arrest him. Dan doesn't believe he's guilty but still has to prove it. Dan learns that she went to a Dr. Barrow, who tells her that she came for a vitamin shot. Merrill Wayne, a television reporter has been painting Two-Leaf in a bad light. When Two-Leaf watches her, he loses it. When a guard tries to calm him, Two-Leaf knocks him, takes his uniform and gets out of the jail. Dan learns that Dawn was once a call girl so he goes to where she worked and talked to the man in charge Shining. It seems that Dawn worked there before he joined and that she called to talk his partner who died recently. When Dan asks if he knows if she had any friends, he tells him about Cheryl Morrison, who is now married to a politician. Dan asks for her file but Shining is not about to give it up but Dan manages to get it. Dan, after learning about Two-Leaf, goes out to try and find him. When it's morning, he goes to see Mrs. Morrison and burns her file and asks her about Dawn. He tells her that their former boss called her and asked her to do a favor for him if he died. And it seems that he died while Dr. Barrow was operating on him, and that the doctor was the call girl service doctor but didn't like to be associated with them. She then gives Dan some medicine bottles that Dawn entrusted to her, it seems that they are for uppers and downers which have the name of the doctor who prescribed them scraped off the bottle. Two-Leaf then abducts Merrill Wayne, it seems that she has a gripe with Two-Leaf. He's out to find the truth and wants her with him, they begin by seeing the man he fought with in the hotel, it seems that it was staged. Dan and Nelson arrive after they leave, and he tells him that it was Barrow who hired him. Two-Leaf then goes to Barrow, and confronts him, who says that she knew that he killed her former boss when he operated on him, and that she had proof that the two of them were peddling drugs, and that she wanted him to give $50,000 to her boss' daughter. Fearing that Dawn will come back again killed her. Two-Leaf was distracted by Merrill for a moment, Barrow then pours ether on Two-Leaf, and runs away. Dan arrives in time to run him down and catch him. Merrill later apologizes to Two-Leaf.moreless