No sooner has the stylish action-adventure series Las Vegas launched its first season than Big Ed DeLaine (James Caan), head of security for Vegas' Montecito Resort & Casino, begins to question the wisdom of hiring former Marine Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel) as his second in command. This second-guessing comes about when Big Ed discovers Danny in the same bed with Ed's only daughter, Delinda (Molly Sims), who is maître d' at the A-list restaurant Mystique. While Ed and Danny try to sort out their differences, they embark on a variety of life-threatening assignments, along with the other members of the security team and Danny's lifelong friend Mary Connell (Nikki Cox), director of special events. Also lending a helping hand from time to time are a number of Montecito staffers, among them head valet/special events coordinator Mike Cannon (James Lesure), aloof pit boss Nessa Holt (Marsha Thomason), and enigmatic casino hostess Samantha Marquez (Vanessa Marcil). The security staff's responsibilities bring them in close contact with computerized cheating devices, corrupt politicians, phony psychics, (presumably) murderous magicians, high-profile boxing bouts, would-be suicides, dangerous sexual predators, contract killers, pickpockets, diamond thieves, pop divas, and, perhaps inevitably, Wayne Newton -- not to mention a not-so-inevitable meeting with Jean-Claude Van Damme. Season one ends with Danny re-upping with the Marines in order to fight in Iraq, and Mary reeling from an unpleasant reunion with her long-lost dad.
by Hal Erickson synopsis