And in the next scene, Danny's busy donning a hair shirt so he can appear appropriately penitent as he VOs, "And she always has. I haven't always been there for her, though. I should have been there when things went bad between her and her father, but I wasn't." Oh, Lord, save us from the backstory. Anyway, Danny heads off to the strip club to look for the whale, lest he be forced back into the family business. At this point, I'm wondering how bad the business can be. Is it breeding poodles for high-strung AKC members?
Danny's in the strip club. He finds Mr. Herman's favorite dancer -- Jewel -- and they go back and forth over the merits of private dances versus information, and after Jewel takes the money and declines to give any info, Danny notices the diamond horseshoe ring and asks where she got it. Jewel snits, "None of your business!" but her heart's not really in it, so she quickly reveals that Mr. Herman was in last night, but she has no idea where he went after that.
Jewel heads off to take care of a customer, and Danny VOs, "There's no way [Mr. Herman] would give [Jewel] his lucky ring, unless he ran out of luck, which means he lost big. I bet he came in carrying cash, which is why there's no electronic trail." While Danny VOs this, we see Jewel gradually losing pieces of clothing -- she's somehow wearing more lace and netting than Stevie Nicks, so it's all appropriate for primetime. I love how, with the exception of the Ice Queen, the women we've met on this show are all in the business of selling themselves while the men all run around gathering and using information.
Danny calls the IRS and talks to his friend JD; apparently someone dumped big bucks in a casino in the last 24 hours, but they're still trying to figure out who it was. As Danny hustles out, we do see a tubby guy in glasses gyrating around a pole. Must be part of that "It stays in Vegas..." campaign.
Danny's back at the Montecito; Big Ed is watching him walk across the floor as Danny explains, "He lost big in another casino; I'm just trying to figure out which one." Big Ed notes that Bunny Slippers is now up $1.2 million, for no reason anyone can discern. Big Ed adds, "He's not my only problem. I picked up an unauthorized frequency." We see the cheater on the screen as Big Ed says that. Danny figures it could be the cheater's accomplice. Big Ed replies, "Not 'could be.' It is. He's close. I'm trying to take the source, but it's scrambled." Until then, the cheater's up $750,000 and counting. Danny says he's going to run the cheater's face through the black book.