Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Created by Gary Scott Thompson, NBC's Las Vegas was the sort of flamboyant ensemble series in which important plot points and details of character motivation were cunningly revealed slowly, with each succeeding episode, on a "need to know" basis. James Caan headed the cast as "Big Ed" Deline, a former CIA undercover agent, latterly head of security at a fashionable Vegas casino. Deline's right-hand man was ex-Marine Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel), who had reluctantly accepted the job only after being caught in bed with Big Ed's daughter Delinda (Molly Sims) and subsequently received an offer that would have been unhealthy to refuse. Other members of Deline's team included Vanessa Marcil as Samantha Jane Harper, Nikki Cox as Mary Connell, Marsha Thomason as Nessa Holt, and James Lesure as Mike Cannon. Las Vegas rolled into town September 22, 2003.