Monday, February 4, 2008

4.6 Viva Las Albie

Albie assures Stacie that he is spending his vacation curled up in front of the fire with a cup of tea; in actuality, he’s playing craps in Vegas. But his history proceeds him, and despite the fact that he is not cheating, the vengeful, grifter-hating owner teaches him a lesson by bashing him in the hand with a baseball bat. When the group finds out, it’s time for some sweet payback. Can they steal 5 million dollars from ‘Big Daddy’ – the biggest slot machine in the world?


In it’s fourth season (and perhaps it’s final episode), it feels like the show has come full circle, with Danny now the flag-carrier for crew solidarity. And, what’s more, it’s become a believable character arc for him.

This episode is a notch above the last few, with the Vegas locations providing a perfect setting for con-men and cons, and with the baddies presenting a formidable and fatal threat.

I saw the ‘twist’ ending coming (that Jerry Pepper was Albert’s old friend), even though from my understanding of the workings of the mob, it would be highly unlikely that a con man that was beaten to within an inch of his life for scamming the mob would later be accepted and allowed to work for the mob.


In the end, the whole plan hinged upon Stacie being able to keep the security guard away from the back of the tank for about five minutes. She was extremely lucky that he was so easily manipulated.

Memorable Moments

  • Stacie’s American accent (and an honorable mention for Billy’s American accent)

Quotable Quotes

Ash: We’ve got a score to settle.
Billy: I take it you guys have never watched the Sopranos?

"You know what’s nice? Works out a million dollars a finger."
- Danny

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