Wrapping things up elsewhere, Mia gets schooled in mob-casino chain of command, when Savino credits her for an immediate boost in revenue, but then warns her that soon the serious gamblers will be fleeing for the other casinos where they can hit on soft 17s, and the Savoy will be posting a loss. "You run the count-room, I run the casino," he reminds her. She's slightly defiant -- and it might have served Savino better to have fucking told her AT THE TIME that he tried exactly that change once, with the disastrous results he's warning of now -- but she promises it won't happen again.
As for Perrin? Well, Savino takes the top off a fire hydrant, which causes a detour for the federal transfer of Perrin, taking it right by a truck that explodes, taking Perrin's car with it.
Feeling pretty pleased with himself, Ralph heads back to the ranch, only to find they've had a visitor -- one who left behind stacks of poker chips. Woo hoo! Someone's hitting the slots tonight!
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. His urge to revisit Vegas is rising with each episode. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at danieljdaniel[at]gmail.com.
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