As I'm sure we're all aware by now, the awful Two Shots song was written by Bono. That's all I have to say about that, but I thought I should mention it. We open with some cool, crisp highway shots and then some less cool shots of desert stuff. It's one of the few series filmed expressly for high-def digital TV, but this is the first time that's been obvious. It's all very "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." This truly awful girl is driving to Las Vegas in a bright pink cowboy hat and a beige stripper coat with a fur collar, in a teal Jeep with the top down, okay, and she's talking to her grandma on her cell phone about how excited she is to be driving to Las Vegas. She has money for the first week or so, and then she'll find a job, no problem. Meet disturbingly optimistic Jenn Nelson, interviewing now in a black shirt with a plunging neckline, a thin black ribbon choker, and a huge gothic sterling cross. Think Gunsmoke prostitute with a side of Bunny Ranch chic. Bottle blonde, pretty enough, but could easily-sleazily pass for one of the swingers from last week. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, which explains a lot of what we're seeing here, but she thinks Vegas is simply a "fabulous" place. Because -- get this -- "Everyone in Vegas is happy," she says. "Vegas, baby!" she says. "Woo hoo!" she says.
Vegas shots that look a little different than they have previously; then the Kombat Cam whisks us to the Golden Nugget. James, another host, comes in to see Tim and Tom. There are a couple of guys, high rollers, coming into town. Like everyone else who's ever been to Las Vegas, they tend to stay on the Strip, but we've somehow lured them to the Nugget for the weekend. They are John Marinacci and Mike Selzer, and in James's words, they are "sort of old-school kind of guys," which means they are totally in the Mob. I'm just kidding! Tim starts yelling: "From New York! I know those guys!" Which means they are totally in the Mob, for real. No, I'm just kidding again! They're not in the Mafia, they're just poker players. "Good good good," says somebody. We focus on Tom's dead, scary eyes as someone explains that "when people visit Vegas they definitely hop around from place to place" -- it's apparently Tom speaking, who apparently numbers ventriloquism among his other talents -- "and getting people from the Strip downtown is definitely a challenge." Tom wants to be definite about a few things. That's a start. Maybe next he'll be able to grip a rubber ball tightly. Tim wants to be definite about just how classy the Nugget really is: "Send one of the vintage Caddies to pick them up. Set them up real nice. I mean, I know you will, but set them up real good. I don't want them to go back to the Strip." Or kill me.