Sam, as it turns out, is the same as Jane. Oh, ha, ha, how funny that Sam's really a woman! Who would have thought that to be the case, what with the multiple references to someone with an outsize reputation and no physical description whatsoever? Danny's all, "You posed as your own secretary?" Sam replies, "Don't look so surprised. All's fair in love, war, casino hosting, and the hackneyed premise that duping people about your gender is some clever ploy and not at all a comment on outdated attitudes about the relative competence of men and women." Or something like that. Danny's all offended that Sam only loved him for his insider casino information; moral relativist Sam thinks this is okay, as he was so fresh as to assume that someone who was on a date with him might be open to amorous advances.
Danny recovers by offering Sam a job. She turns him down; the freelance life is good for her. "Job security?" he offers. "Not something I think about," she replies. "You should. Whale thieves aren't looked upon highly, and since I know your little secret, Jane..." She ignores the implied threat when she replies, "Your whale dropped a wad here. I could write my own ticket." Danny resorts to overt threats: "Not if I put you in the black book, you can't." "You can't put me in the black book!" Danny elaborates, "Sure I can put you in the black book. Mistakes happen all the time. It could take years to discover." Sam walks off in disgust. Danny adds, "I'll bump you ten percent. Just because I'm a nice guy. Despite that whole threat about the black book." Or something to that effect. They dicker, and the upshot of it is that Sam gets a 30 percent bump and a 120-day exclusive contract, with her own live-in suite at the hotel with a Strip view. It's a deal.
And now Mr. Herman has returned to the casino that bankrolled his trip. As Danny gets out of the limo, clumsy New Guy Valet almost runs him over again. Danny's on the phone apprising Big Ed of the sitation when -- poof! -- there's Big Ed. Danny explains that the complication in hunting the whale is hiring Sam and giving her a 30 percent bump and a live-in suite at the hotel with a Strip view. Big Ed's all, "You what?" and Danny reminds him, "You told me I should do whatever it takes." Big Ed discreetly makes sure that Danny's not involved with Sam, and she calls out, "Don't worry! The only one he's doing is your daughter!" Yup. Apparently Danny and Delinda were the leading item on the local 11 PM newscast. No doubt Delinda called it in herself. Big Ed heads off to have his Maalox moment and charges Danny with checking in Mr. Herman. Sam picks that moment to sashay by and say, "I'm really going to like working here!"