Episode PremiereNovember 21, 2005
GenreDrama, Crime, Thriller
Show Period2003 - 2008
Production CompanyGary Scott Thompson Prod., DreamWorks, NBC
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterGary Scott Thompson
- Josh Duhamel as Danny McCoy
- James Lesure
- Vanessa Marcil as Sam Marquez
- Molly Sims as Delinda Deline
- James Caan as Ed Deline
- Nikki Cox as Mary Connell
- Mitch Longley
- Tom Selleck as A.J. Cooper
It's Comicon ' THE comic book convention ' at the casino! Danny is now in charge of the Montecito, which means he gets to deal with a barrage of complaints from the employees. Mike, Delinda and Sam immediately approach him with requests, but he has more important things to worry about.
The comic book convention is driving Monica crazy. Everyone thinks she's Mothwoman. Danny explains to her that the comic book geeks spend a ton of dough and that's why they're there.
Mary returns to the casino and wants a room ' she and Jake have split up and she's going to be staying for a while.
Danny assists a comic book geek who has 'flown' off the ceiling and into a wall, thinking he has 'superpowers.' He calls himself the Green Phantom.
J.W. McKeller ' the biggest casino host in Vegas ' is dead. Sam wants to find his black book and get the names and numbers of every whale in the world. Danny tells her that everyone in town will be looking for it. Sam enlists Delinda to help her find it.
Mike follows two players, a guy at the blackjack table and someone playing roulette. He suspects both may be cheating but he can't figure out how.
Danny meets Monica at the Aston Martin dealership and she says one of the perks of the job is a new car. She's also having a dozen new suits made for him. Monica tells him that she's been thinking of changing the name of the Montecito to the Monica. She comes on to him in the car and tells him she's leveraged the casino because she wants to take over Vegas.
Sam and Delinda attend McKeller's funeral and every casino host in town is there, including an old nemesis of Sam's.
Mike keeps watching the blackjack player, who gets up every 17' minutes. In addition, the roulette player's hot streak is killing the casino. Monica tells Danny the guy will lose and to let him keep playing.
Jake finds Mary at the Montecito and proposes to her on the floor. Danny witnesses it through the security monitor. He rushes downstairs but gets a phone call, distracting him. Mike tells him the roulette player is up $4 million.
Jake tells Mary he loves her and wants to spend the rest of his life with her. Mary turns him down because he's never around. She doesn't want to live in a marriage alone.
The roulette player tells Danny that the sun, moon and stars are all in alignment, and so is his karma and numerological forecast. So, he says, there is no way he can lose. Before the guy can take $8 million, Danny closes down the table.
Danny turns his attention to the blackjack player, who keeps winning. He can't figure out how he's doing it, especially because the man appears to be mentally handicapped. Danny thinks he's autistic.
At the funeral, Sam uses Delinda as bait to bag the whales at the funeral. She says Delinda will date a player ' if he plays at the Montecito.
Monica wants Danny to kick out the autistic player at the blackjack table. Danny finds out that he's a 'missing person' and someone is probably using him to win at the tables. Monica doesn't care and wants him out anyway.
Mike finds out that the autistic man has a repetitive behavior ' seeing Monica's new hotel jingle every 17 and half minutes. Danny wants Mike to check on the employees at the autistic man's group home.
Sam notices that the black book is being buried with J.W. She gets into a fight with another hostess when she tries to grab the book.
Mike runs the ID check on one of the group home employees. He finds the man in the casino playing slots. Danny tells the guy he's going to jail, and going for a long time. The man tries to run, but the Green Phantom stops him.
Monica yells at Danny for shutting down the roulette table and costing her $4 million. She also tells him to fire Delinda and Mary. Danny has a crisis of conscience and can't go through with any of the firings.
Danny calls Casey Manning, a man he knows in Hong Kong (Dean Cain), and tells him the casino is ripe for a takeover because Monica's leveraged her holdings. Monica witnesses the phone call but what neither of them know is that Ed Deline was listening to the call as well.
Back at the casino, Sam starts calling whales from McKeller's black book. Mike wants to know how she got the book, and he thinks she dug up J.W.'s grave. She walks away with muddy shoes.
Danny visits Mary in her hotel room. Mary tells him he doesn't have to always rescue her. But she thanks him anyway.
Monica calls Danny and tells him to meet her on the roof. She informs him the office was bugged. She's in the middle of yelling at him for the phone call when her outfit gets caught in a gust of wind and literally blows her off the roof. She looks just like Mothwoman.