Or just the victim of heavy-handed pilot episode exposition. The two men wind their way through the bustling underbelly of the casino, past a gardener's sink full of lilies, past a clutch of feather-clad showgirls, and deep into the bowels of the surveillance and security office where they work.
Danny helpfully tells us, "Surveillance and security in Las Vegas. We see everything." Ladies and germs, meet the plot device which will justify the protagonists' godlike omnipotence in future plotlines. The showgirls all coo hello at Danny as they pass him by; he gives them a cursory wave as Paulie continues to wax wroth and the security cameras follow their passage down the hall. Danny's all, "I swear to God, I didn't know she was his daughter!" Paulie's not buying the excuse; he's got exposition to unfold: "You may be good at eluding surveillance cams to break into suites, but what the hell happened to all that Marines counter-intelligence training you had?" Women have always been the Marines' weak spot. Just ask KGB officer Violetta Seina.
Anyway, Danny protests that the picture of Delinda on Big Ed's desk is of a four-year-old child. Paulie replies, "Mister D likes to remember her that way." Insert your own joke about Molly Sims's acting compared to a four-year-old's. Up in the office, Big Ed is watching Danny's progress, which has been temporarily halted while Paulie tells him how Big Ed's going to bury him alive in the desert. Danny helpfully VOs, "That's how they used to take care of problems when the Mob ruled Vegas. Bury them alive in the desert." Do you think he learned that in Marine counter-intel, or when Casino was on Starz?
Danny enters the office -- walls of security monitors everywhere, lots of people all acting as if looking at those monitors is much more interesting than anything Danny and Big Ed are doing -- and Big Ed gives him a thermonuclear glare as he says, "You really put me in a bind." Danny stands there and looks blank. It's a very natural look for him. Big Ed then says gravely, "October 25, 1415." Danny replies dazedly, "Don't you think we should talk about what just happen--" Big Ed replies curtly, "We just did. October 25, 1415." Danny finally fills in the blanks: "Battle of Agincourt. Outnumbered 10 to 1, Henry led a starving army against the French and massacred them." Big Ed nods and asked, "Why were the French vulnerable?" Because they didn't get to hear the speech about St. Crispin's day and how "he to-day that sheds his blood with me/ Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile/ This day shall gentle his condition" and get all fired up at that prospect?