Oh, here's the title sequence. For a show about casinos that's essentially a musical, I'd imagined that they'd spend a lot of time cooking up a flashy title sequence. Instead, they decided to use the third-act music from an episode of 90210. This is turning out to be very disappointing.
Ripley comes home to Madchen entertaining Cheyenne and her boyfriend, Steve Rogers, played by the actor who was Spencer Halloway! Suri Cruise save my soul, I can't believe I remember that. He was so dreamy on that show. And rich. He is very polite, but Ripley is clearly put off by his age. To be honest, the years haven't been so kind to ol' Spence. And Ripley's acting a lot like the years. He tells Spence that his new casino has a great senior special that he might want to try. Spence and Cheyenne tell Ripley that they met in Shakespeare scene study class. Ripley asks what Spence (who reveals that he's 42) would want with an 18-year-old. I think the answer you're looking for is "Duh." Cheyenne reminds Ripley that he agreed to be civil, and he replies that "uncivil" would be Spence thrown through their patio door. If Spence is a drama professor specializing in Shakespeare, I'd imagine he has some pretty scary fencing moves, so I'd watch out if I were you, Ripley. I'd also call my agent and ask him why the hell he let me do this show. Then, I'd cry. Cheyenne decides that it's time for her and Spence to leave. Before he goes, he says that he respects Cheyenne, to which Ripley responds, "I bet it's too late for that, Shakespeare." Ew. And Madchen is just smiling. I don't get her. I mean, I get what stupid stereotype they've written as her character (the long-suffering wife of the hothead) but -- it just doesn't make sense in this context. Wouldn't she be at least a little worried about her daughter, or embarrassed by her husband's behavior? Something? ["Madchen Amick is pretty, but…limited. She's got a championship bitchface but I don't know why you would cast her in a role that doesn't call on her to use it." -- Sars]