Danny preemptively VOs, "Okay, I know what you're thinking, but don't even go there. Mary's not a hooker, she's a special events director. You want a hooker, go to the end of the bar." Well, that's what he VOs. What the closed captioning says is, "Okay, I know what you're thinking, but don't even go there. Mary's an escort, not a hooker. You want a hooker, go to the end of the bar." I love it -- first, because of the potato, potahto equivocation in the closed-captioning. Second, because of the really obvious rewriting: it's pretty clear that Mary was supposed to be in the business of negotiable affections, and then someone responsible for the show's development took a field trip to our planet and realized our primitive Earth brains would be kind of creeped out at the idea of a guy who was okay with his best friend prostituting herself in his workplace, so now she's a "special events coordinator," if by that you mean "chaste escort." Who knew there was such a demand for that kind of job in Las Vegas?
Anyway, as Danny's busy trying to sell us on the idea that Mary's a platonic friend for sale, the hookers are all capering at the end of the bar. Since, you know, Danny knows everyone.
And now it's time to meet another face from the credits. Danny introduces her as "Nessa Holt, the ice queen." I love how Nessa's all in white to emphasize the title. I also love how it's apparently okay to label an aloof women who isn't simpering for male attention and approval as an "ice queen." Anyway, Nessa is a striking-looking woman who's apparently also the best pit boss in Vegas. Danny VOs, "I'm not sure exactly what her story is, but she's connected to Big Ed somehow." Big Ed's a fan of women's football? That's a joke for all the BBC junkies: the actress who plays Nessa, Marsha Thomason, played Shazza Pierce on Playing the Field, a series which mated Melrose Place with soccer and resulted in such luridly ridiculous plots, you needed a flowchart to determine who was sleeping with whom and how they were related because you were laughing too hard to pay attention. Needless to say, I was hopelessly addicted to the show.