Nessa's working the pits as Gumshoe strolls around looking for some action. Landing at a blackjack table, he kisses a hundred-dollar bill and lays it on the table. He gets blackjack, and lets out a whoop. Understandable. Nessa's already giving him the cool pit-boss glare, though, which only intensifies as Gumshoe gets an incredibly unlikely two more blackjacks in a row (having let his wager ride each time, too). "Nice little run," says Nessa, in a tone of voice that suggests, "Nice little scam." Gumshoe suddenly gets thoughtful, and repeats Mike's little Cervantes quote.
Behind Gumshoe, Danny's strolling around. His eagle eye catches a not-at-all-conspicuous group gathered around the slot machine, including a couple of people obviously crouching. Danny gives a quick call to the eye in the sky, which can't get a clear view. Fortunately, Nikki Cox is coming around the corner in a feeble attempt to justify her spot in the opening credits, and since Danny doesn't want to attract the attention of the slots group, he figures the best thing to do is KNOCK ALL OF NIKKI'S FOLDERS OUT OF HER HAND. He manages to keep her from freaking long enough to explain that the gang is using a monkey's paw, which is a rod you stick up the machine to make it payout, and it also grants you wishes, but the consequences of those wishes turn out to be dire indeed. Danny tells the security crew to move in, but the gang splits up -- and we see now that there are four guys wearing identical yellow jumpsuits. Every single one of them eludes Danny's grasp, and instead of CHASING THEM, he calls the control room to find out which one had the money, like, maybe you could find that out if you were PURSUING THE THIEVES, and the control room tells him that they're at the west entrance, which was certainly quick, and by the time Danny gets there, the gang has already put on their motorcycle helmets and they're popping wheelies as the ride away. As Danny couldn't catch one of them on foot, I suspect he's not going to have any more luck catching them on bikes.
His cell phone rings. "Yeah, I just lost 'em," he says, and is somewhat startled when Big Ed himself says, "Who?" So Danny makes up a story about the day shift taking off. Danny assures Ed that everything's going okay, even with Danny being winded after chasing the day staff out to the parking lot and everything. "'Cause I know you'd call me if everything wasn't okay, right?" and Danny's all "yep" and "I gotta go."