Poor Rick! This episode sure makes him look like a dumb bunny. First he wins $1 million and instantly believes some good-looking blonde lady falls for him just like that. Then, after bringing her back to Hawaii with him, he plays high-stakes poker (surely illegal!!) with virtual strangers and has his fiancee acting as a waitress. She goes for a walk on the beach, and he just lets her go by herself? Yeah, he's really in love. I think I'd run like heck from an inconsiderate jerk like that. And he has IcePick there with him, a known criminal? And he does this on the premises the club he's supposed to be responsibly managing -- he's that stupid? No wonder Higgins and the Board of Directors fired him! After the litany of things Higgins recited that Rick failed to do, I find it hard to believe he was still there running the club in the first place.
I wonder also if Claudia Cron was pregnant when this was filmed. She looks rather thick around the middle, and usually the female guest stars were, well, rather picked for their looks.
I love watching these, but the more you watch them, the more you see how the plots of many of them don't make sense in the long run.
And, oh, yes, Jeannie was part of the con/scam. You can't tell me this was the FIRST time she worked with these guys, and they trusted her, a virtual stranger. No, she had to have done this before with them. And if so, since she ratted them out at the end here, we're expected to believe that they're not going to rat her out for all the other times she worked with them? So, okay, Rick can refuse to press charges for THIS attempt, but still, she doesn't get to just go home to Kansas (or wherever her folks' farm was). She wouldn't "walk" once her partners are caught.
Oddly enough, finding all the "flaws" doesn't negatively affect my pleasure in watching them!!
I liked the ending with Rick and TM walking away at night at the airport. Predictable, yes, but it follows the Casablanca theme that was a running undercurrent for this episode.
Can anyone figure out what Rick is wearing on his necklace around his neck? I thought he usually just wore a thick gold chain. TC also has a necklace with a charm or something on it. Anyone know what each is wearing?
I wonder how many times they had to film the shot of the briefcase (with the money) landing in the back of that produce truck WITHOUT bouncing out??