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TV Recap: Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Episode 7 Of 'Vegas'

Nov 21, 2012 - 11:29 AM
TV Recap: Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Episode 7 Of 'Vegas'

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Sheriff Lamb (Dennis Quaid) takes Vincent (Michael Chiklis) into protective custody.

 

When a mob enforcer goes gunning for Vincent Savino, the casino operator gets help from, of all people, Sheriff Ralph Lamb in “Bad Seeds,” Episode 7 of Vegas. If you missed all the action Tuesday evening, here are the Top 5 things you need to know before tuning in next week. But be forewarned: This recap is loaded with spoilers.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Remember those troublesome Milwaukee mobsters who got whacked back in Episode 4? Unfortunately, their corpses are uncovered by a farmer in the field where Vincent’s minions buried them. Even more unfortunately, news of this discovery triggers the return of the Milwaukee mob enforcer known only as Jones. Last seen in Episode 5, Jones wastes little time before wasting one of Vincent’s men. He also kills an inconvenient innocent bystander during the hit, greatly upsetting Mayor Ted Bennett – who’s in the middle of an election campaign against Vincent’s hand-picked candidate – and attracting the attention of Sheriff Ralph and his deputies.

BIG TROUBLE: Determined to discover why someone terminated one of Vincent’s men – and the aforementioned innocent bystander – Ralph puts the squeeze on Vincent by assigning several deputies to patrol the gaming areas of the Savoy, ostensibly to prevent the shooting of other innocents. Of course, the highly visible presence of armed lawman everywhere scares off most of Vincent’s guests. Not incidentally, this becomes a bone of contention – and a probable impediment to budding romance – between Mia, Vincent’s counting-room manager, and Jack, Ralph’s deputy brother.

MORE TROUBLE: In Chicago, mob chief Angelo and second-in-command Johnny Rizzo (Mia’s father) note the business downturn at the Savoy, blame it all on Vincent’s ongoing conflict with the Milwaukee mob – and consider whether Vincent may be more trouble than he’s worth. They decide to visit Sin City to appraise the situation.

MAN TO MAN, HEART TO HEART: After a deputy is wounded by Jones while the hit man tries to kill Vincent at the Savoy, Ralph decides the safest place for Vincent to be is Ralph’s ranch – whether Vincent wants to be there or not. While spending quality time together, the two men talk about various things, including Ralph’s war experiences and the accidental death of the sheriff’s wife. Ralph responds nonverbally when Vincent makes an insensitive remark about the latter – specifically, he punches the dude in the face – but the two men wind up saving each other’s lives when Jones comes calling with some assistant hit men in tow. When the shooting stops, the assistants are dead, Jones is wounded and arrested – and Vincent is able to return to the Savoy.

BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS: Back at the Savoy, Vincent is “invited” to join Angelo and Johnny for a confab in a remote area outside of town. Vincent thinks he is going to be killed. And Angelo is certain Vincent will be killed. But Johnny has other ideas: He shoots Angelo in the head, and tells Vincent: “You’re working for me now.” Angelo doesn’t appear entirely pleased by this hostile takeover. On the other hand, he’s happy not to wind up in a shallow grave. And he’s very pleased when he learns that his hand-picked candidate has beaten Mayor Ted. The other big story on election night: After several weeks of serving “temporarily” as sheriff, Ralph, running unopposed, is officially elected to the job.  

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