And now, Big Ed has to deal with Brunson. The two men shake, and Brunson compliments him with, "I have to say, Ed, you run a very tight ship. Incredibly loyal staff. I'm really enjoying my time here." Big Ed corrects him with, "You've clearly enjoyed your time here. I want you to have a safe trip." Brunson tells him to kiss off with, "A sort of mano a mano thing here. I like that." Big Ed's all, "If you liked that, you're going to love how I'm calling security on you!" Sam's grinning. After some back and forth, Brunson tells him, "I really liked the way you handled that Janet Ellis situation. You did a hell of a job. Which is why I'm going to let you keep it." Big Ed speaks for us all with. "Would you care to run that by me again?" It turns out Brunson visited the Montecito as an exercise in due diligence prior to buying the Montecito Resort Group. To get all ironical on us, Brunson says, "First order of business: these so-called 'whales' are only valuable when they're gambling. You draw a line in the sand. A couple of weeks of freebies is a little long, but not bad. We'll work on it, won't we, Ed?" Big Ed looks dubious, until he finds out that he gets to have operational control of the Montecito and a big fat raise. That settled, he and Brunson shake on it. Danny goes to shake, and Brunson leaves him hanging. Poor, stoogey Danny.
Because that episode was in danger of ending on a high note, we cut to Little Miss "It's not fair! I did nothing wrong!" filming a PSA saying, "Don't gamble until you're 21, because if you do, you'll have to whine about it until people give $100,000 for making a little commercial." Or at least that's the message I got after Nessa gave her the $100,000 check. There is much screaming and jumping up and down in Lani's entourage.
Finally, Big Ed calls Jillian and tells her to put on her gondolier outfit, because he's coming home for a ride. Without Sandy -- she gave at the office. Kidding! Big Ed makes nice with the wife, and that's the episode.