Las Vegas s02e11 Episode Script

My Beautiful Launderette

Hey.
Who's the hottie in the hat? Cody Barnes.
Five-time All-Around Rodeo Champ.
This week he's going for his sixth title.
I never had me a real live cowboy before.
Really? Yeah.
Maybe that's the kind of man I need.
A guy who knows how to straddle an angry 2000 pound bull and show that animal who's boss.
The guy's got throngs of adoring women following him all over the country.
I could think of worse things.
No reply to that? No "Amen, brother"? No "I hear that"? Nothing? I guess at this point in my life it's more about quality, not quantity.
Quantity? Is zero a quantity? I just never seem to find a woman who shares my interests.
5000 people moving to Vegas every month, you'd think one of them would be a gorgeous woman who wants to discuss the second law of thermodynamics.
What about her? She looks like a scientist.
Yeah.
What about her? She's fine.
She's all right.
But just imagine, for a second, you're that mechanical bull.
No, man, her.
Look at you.
What? Did you say something? Sit down.
Why, am I in trouble? Well, you tell me.
Basically, it's the gambling revenue from your clients has been down over 12% in the last quarter.
Well, as you know, my job is very important to me.
When my client revenue number drops, my income drops, so Then we're in perfect agreement.
Your numbers have to come up.
Ed, what I do is not a sprint.
It is a marathon.
Along the course, there are peaks and valleys.
I understand peaks and valleys.
We're getting too many valleys.
I need some peaks.
The numbers have to come up, Sam.
Every other casino on The Strip seems to want me, so if you're unhappy with my work Wait.
Do you think that it would be different anywhere else? I don't know! Well, I know.
I do.
And it won't.
If you don't believe me, try one of those other places.
See for yourself.
Maybe I will.
Well, maybe you should.
Fine.
I think Ed's taking this whole "President of Operations" thing a little too seriously.
One whale with one unlucky weekend will put your revenue right back to where it was last quarter.
Maybe this guy will turn your numbers around.
Alex Brooks? He comes out here four times a year from El Paso and limits his losses to 20,000.
Ouch.
Bye.
See you.
Alex.
It's always so lovely to see you.
Hi, Sam.
Hi.
You want to go straight to your suite or to the tables? Sam, let's get started.
I'm feeling pretty lucky this weekend.
Really? How lucky? About a million dollars lucky.
But not really a million dollars lucky? Yeah.
Really a million dollars lucky? Let me adjust your credit line.
Actually, I brought cash.
All of this is cash? Sorry.
Is that going to be a problem? No, of course not.
What'd you do, rip off a strippers convention? I wish.
I wish.
No, I bought a vending machine company so I've got the take from all the machines.
Do you have any idea how much money people pour into junk food? It's great, isn't it? Good for you.
Hit the mother lode this time, Sam.
Nice.
So I thought I'd buy in for $100,000 to start.
Sounds perfect.
Steve's going to put those in the safe for you.
Or we could all put it in the safe together.
Look at her.
She is incredible.
What are you waiting for? Go talk to her.
I got a feeling about this one.
I gotta play it just right.
Mikey, you need to understand something.
These women are like putty in your hands.
Why? Why? Because you are the man.
I am the man.
That's right.
That's right.
I am the man.
Go get her.
Putty-master.
Just gonna turn around walk across this bar, and talk to the woman.
My rap is strong.
Who's the man? You the man, Mike.
Another Sancerre, please.
And you might wanna cut him off, he's talking to himself.
No.
I was just thinking out loud.
I do that.
Not all the time.
Sometimes, though.
Sometimes I think of something and can't keep it in, can't keep my mouth shut.
Let me get this for you.
I'm Mike Cannon, Montecito Surveillance & Security.
Angie Logan.
So, what brings you to the Montecito, Angie Logan? An engineering convention.
You're an engineer? I'm an engineer.
I thought you said you were with Surveillance & Security.
Mikey! There you are! Mr.
Wilcox.
It's good to see you.
It's been a while.
Hey, I had to park the Ferrari myself.
I don't trust anyone but Mike with my Ferrari.
This guy is the best valet in Vegas.
Hey, Mike.
So which is it? Surveillance? Security? Engineer? Valet? The funny thing is I'll bet it is funny.
Unfortunately, I have a seminar to attend.
But if I have any surveillance, security, engineering, or valet needs I'll be sure to give you a call.
I got to pay for this? Yeah, you do.
This is some bull.
Seven.
Is that good? That's enough.
Okay.
All right.
I'm sorry.
Nice meeting you ladies.
I'll catch you later.
Hello.
How do you do? Mr.
Barnes, Delinda Deline.
Pleased to meet you, Delinda.
And I'm Cody.
Cody, well, Cody, I run Mystique, the best restaurant and hottest club in Vegas.
And I'd like to extend an invitation, to you and your wife? No, that's Lucy.
She's my manager.
No, I'm not married.
Perhaps you'd like to join me for dinner then? If you're not here with anyone special, that is.
Anyone special? Well, other than Lucas.
Lucas? Lucas! Why don't you and Lucas have dinner at Mystique tonight, on me.
Just mention my name to the maitre d'.
He's my horse.
Your horse? My horse.
Of course, he's your horse.
You're a cowboy.
But, if the offer's still good, I'd be honored to join you this evening.
Mystique.
8:00.
Thank you.
Thank you.
How's my million-dollar man? Doesn't look like he's gonna bet that mil after all.
What? Your dear Mr.
Brooks played two $10,000 hands and he's cashing in the rest.
So? So wrong.
So fast.
What happened? I don't know.
Mikey.
It was nasty with a capital "nast.
" Don't worry about it.
Like you said, 5000 people move into this town every month.
You'll find another girl.
Not like this one.
She's an engineer.
And, I'm telling you man, I know this sounds crazy, but I can feel it.
She's special.
She could be a Mrs.
Mike.
A Mrs.
Mike? The kind of girl I dream about.
The kind of girl I could really settle down with, you know? You just don't meet many Mrs.
Mikes, Danny.
No, you don't.
You know what? I'm going back in.
You're going back in? You were never "in" in the first place.
Have a seat.
Let this rest for a minute.
Hey, Danny, you're forgetting something.
You're the man.
I am the man.
Go get her.
I'm the man.
All right.
First I pet them, nice and gentle but still I let them know who's in charge.
And, then, when they're used to it, to my touch I slowly, I work my hand under the bareback rigging.
Then what do you do? He goes to bed.
In a minute.
So, then, when I work my hand in all the way up to my palm Cody.
It's late and you have to get up early tomorrow.
Don't worry, I'll make sure he goes straight to bed after dinner.
Thanks.
Well, I have the leather cinched nice and tight, I like it like that.
Hey.
Hi.
Heard you cashed out.
Everything okay? Yeah, fine.
I thought you were it's just that I thought you were feeling lucky.
So? Feelings change.
Since, you don't own that vending machine company I thought we could have What are you talking about? a conversation about what's really going on.
You think I can't check? You buy $100,000 in chips with small bills play two $10,000 hands, and cash out.
I changed my mind.
Is there some law against that? No, there's not.
There is a law against money laundering.
What? What are you talking about? I told you, I got all this cash because of a vending machine business.
Alex, you and I both know there is no vending machine business.
I'm not going to put up with that.
And I don't like it.
Palms Hotel, please.
Okay.
All right.
Well, I have to go report this, so Sam, I told you.
I just changed my mind You changed your mind.
I got that part.
You know what? It's the Gaming Commission and the FBI.
When something suspicious happens The FBI.
Everything's on the up-and-up so you don't have anything to worry about.
I'm going to hook you up at the Palms.
See you.
Sam! Sam! Don't call the FBI.
I got into some trouble.
I'm just trying to get myself out of it now.
What kind of trouble, Alex? Have you ever heard of the Juarez cartel? You're laundering drug money? I owed them.
I couldn't pay them back as fast as they wanted.
They said if I did this, just once.
Just once.
Everything'd be cool.
Well, that's good.
And you believed that? If this weren't a unique situation You've been my casino host for 10 years.
Yeah.
I'm just asking you not to notify anybody.
I'm sorry.
I am your casino host, yes.
Will I be an accessory to your crime? No.
I could make it worth your while.
If you keep quiet about this, I could see my way to give you ten percent of everything I push through Vegas.
It's not a one-time thing.
You're serious? You're offering me 10% to look the other way? Millions of dollars a year, for doing nothing but keeping quiet.
No.
Make it 20%.
And we do it my way.
Your first mistake was cashing in $100,000.
I thought casinos only had to report transactions over a 100.
No, it's 10,000.
If you cash in 10,000 every 30 minutes you're going to attract even more attention.
You need to hit more casinos with smaller amounts that way you don't raise any red flags.
Waste a little time? Waste a couple days now, or 20 years in prison later.
It's your choice.
So, that's why we're headed to Laughlin.
Yes? Hey, Ed.
It's Nick Kurzon at the Flamingo aughlin.
Hey, Nick.
How you doing? Not bad.
Samantha Marquez just walked in with a client.
Each of them bought $10,000 in chips.
Just thought you should know.
Could you stream me a video? Yes.
It's on the way.
Thanks, Nick.
Appreciate it.
Danny, get up here right now.
Headed to the pool? Jack, was it? Jack-of-all trades? Listen, about the job thing, there's a perfectly logical explanation.
Let me guess.
As a valet, you have to start the cars' engines which makes you a kind of engineer.
And, after you park them and lock the doors that's where the security comes in.
Am I close? Ouch.
We have obviously gotten off on the wrong foot.
So, why don't you let me buy you dinner and we can start over? You seem like a nice enough guy sketchy employment details not withstanding but I'm here for a convention, not to go on dates.
I know this is going to sound crazy, but I have this feeling that you and I are meant to be.
So you can keep turning me down, but I'm going to keep asking.
And I don't tire easily.
You'll lose energy eventually.
It's a scientific fact.
Energy disperses, entropy increases.
It's the Second law of thermodynamics.
Very impressive.
Thank you.
But I'm still not interested.
Damn.
Danny.
It's Drew.
I'm back from aughlin.
Meet me under the Stratosphere.
Did you find her okay? I recognized her easy from this photo you sent.
Sam's hot.
And? After she and the guy left the Flamingo, they went to the Colorado Belle.
Then drove out to Mesquite.
Hit the Virgin River and the Oasis.
Did you get a chance to follow her inside anywhere? Everywhere.
They'd be at a blackjack table, playing purples each of them with a couple of three inch stacks.
Fifteen minutes later, they'd cash it out.
All right.
Thanks, Drew.
She's the one, Danny.
I know it now for sure.
Couldn't resist you, Mikey? Yeah.
Something like that.
Oh, mercy.
What is that you're reading? Got you.
I've read that.
Sorry, sir, this chair is reserved.
Thank you, my man.
You bet.
Don't worry, you made your position clear.
No conversing about dates engineering, physics.
No conversation, period.
It's just that this is the only free chair.
So Thanks.
It's just that I want to relax a little.
Ditto.
Ditto.
Soak up some of these Vegas rays.
What a coincidence, you're reading the same book I'm reading.
You're kidding? Actually, I'm rereading it.
Rereading it? Define dielectric constant.
Well, it's more commonly known as permittivity or specific inductive capacity.
Refers to that property of a dielectric which determines the electrostatic energy stored per unit volume for unit potential gradient.
Now, if you wanna test me, sweetheart, you gotta throw me something a little tougher.
You're really an engineer? MIT.
Summa Cum Laude.
No way.
'01.
This must be fate, I'm telling you.
You and I are meant to be.
Excuse me.
Yeah.
I'll be right there.
I know you're not here to date but is having a cup of coffee a date? One cup of coffee.
Refills? Don't push it.
I have a break tomorrow afternoon.
Cup-A-Joe's, 3:00? Miss Delinda, if you're doing this to make me like you I'm not.
I already do.
I want to meet him.
All right.
Delinda, meet Lucas.
Lucas? Lucas.
Billy! Where's Lucas? Daddy.
What's the matter? Cody Barnes, Ed Deline.
Hey, Cody.
How are you? Good.
Please to meet you, sir.
Cody's in the rodeo and his horse was just stolen.
I had one of my guys stop here for a few minutes on the way to my buddy's ranch so Delinda could meet Lucas.
Excuse me.
I'm sorry.
Why did you want to meet his horse? I sort of feel responsible.
If it weren't for me, his horse wouldn't have even been here.
Right.
I'll tell you what we can do.
We'll review the tapes.
But other than that, I believe it's a matter for the police.
The police won't understand how important this is.
We have an entire security department.
We're much faster, sneakier.
Cody.
I really understand how much this horse means to you.
Thank you, sir.
But with the rodeo in town, looking for one particular horse, that's Sir, he has a microchip tracker.
Okay.
Okay.
Tell you what I'll do.
I'll put two of my best boys on it right away.
Thank you, sir.
Really nice meeting you.
Thank you.
Thanks, Daddy.
Come on, let's go.
Hey.
Hey.
So, I hear Alex Brooks is dropping a lot of money on the tables this weekend.
Couldn't have come at a better time.
What does he do or a living again? Real estate.
Now vending machines.
I did some checking.
He's not in the vending machine business.
That's what he told me.
Why are you suddenly so interested in what Alex Brooks does for a living? The guy walks in with $1,000,000 in small bills.
Sam, that's a little suspicious.
If we only allowed squeaky clean players in the casino it'd be half empty.
He appears to be laundering money, Sam.
You appear to be helping him.
I'll pretend you didn't say that.
I'm just telling you what it appears to be.
Tell me I'm wrong.
The guy buys $100,000 in chips, plays two hands, then cashes out.
Then the two of you I have it under control.
The two of you go to four different casinos at least an hour away.
Play $10,000 each, then split.
$10,000.
That's the magic number, Sam.
I'm aware of the number.
Let me do my job.
Excuse me.
I had you followed.
Oh, really? You had me followed? Yeah.
Okay.
Alex is laundering money.
But let me be clear about one thing.
I'm the one who figured this out first, not you.
And I'm the one who's taking this to Ed.
Ed already knows.
Ed already knows? Does Ed know that I'm gaining this guy's trust? Does Ed know that I'm going undercover and I'm going to blow this thing wide open? Did you know that Alex says that he owes money to the Juarez cartel? The Juarez cartel? Are you insane? Yes.
What are you thinking? They kill people.
Who kills people? Junior G-man Sam here decided to nail the Juarez cartel by going undercover.
That's what she's been doing.
Is this a joke? No.
Delinda has a horse problem.
I need you and Mike to take care of it.
A horse problem? Ed, I think this is a little more important.
I need you to take care of it.
Don't be stupid.
You, I want to see you in my office in 20 minutes.
No, I don't think I should have told you yet because I needed to make sure this Alex guy is a real connection to these people.
Before I bring something this big to you.
I mean, we don't want Alex, right? We want the big guys.
You should have come to me the minute you suspected him.
Ed, we're talking about Alex from El Paso.
He's telling me that these guys are following me every where I'm going.
That if I screw up, they're going to hurt somebody close to me.
It's not your job to protect me or anybody else.
But it is my job.
If it is true Of course, it's true.
Then, you should call in the FBI.
So call in the FBI.
I did.
Send them in, please.
Quick.
I called last night.
I'm Special Agent Sipes.
Hi.
I'm Sam Marquez.
Mr.
Deline says you have some information that may be of interest to us.
Delinda met some rodeo guy who lost his horse.
We gotta go help him find it.
What are you doing? Research.
You know how an athlete watches game film to improve his performance? Same principle.
I figure I should learn as much as I can about Angie.
So you did a background check on her? And pulled some surveillance footage? Give me that.
Look, a very special woman.
Anything that can help me relate to her, understand her convince her how great it would be to be Mrs.
Mike, is worthwhile.
You know, there's a name for guys like you, Mikey.
Thorough.
Stalker.
If this girl really is the one, you don't have to do any of this.
Just relax, be yourself, have fun.
All right? An interesting theory.
So I think I have his trust.
I know I have his trust.
How do you feel about wearing a wire? Whatever it takes.
No way.
She's in the best position to secure material evidence.
I said there's no way.
Ed, he's right.
I'll do it.
This is completely out of the question.
I'm not going to let you go in there, Sam.
Excuse me, Ed.
I'm a big girl.
This is my decision.
Well, I appreciate your commitment, Ms.
Marquez.
Fine.
I I guess I'll just have to go in there with her.
I'm afraid that violates Bureau policy, sir.
Yeah, right.
Get me Bob Mueller, please.
Mr.
Deline.
I am very aware of your background.
You don't need to call my boss.
Where do we start? What you doing, Angie Logan? What's going on? Everything's booked.
You're sure there's no appointments? My friends told me the hot-stones-and-mud treatment is unbelievable.
I'm sorry.
Royal Retreat appointments usually book up weeks in advance.
Of course.
Hey, Rachel.
Hi.
Angie, what a surprise.
Yeah, I'm sure.
Are you ready for your Royal Retreat? Can't wait.
You going in for a Royal too? There's no appointments.
No appointments? Rachel, Angie's a special guest.
Personal friend of mine.
Do what you gotta do.
But get her in there, pronto.
Any complaints, I'll take the heat.
Wow.
That's so nice.
And bill it to my account, would you? Very generous.
Mr.
Cannon is incredibly giving.
I do what I can.
Thank you.
Our mud bath area is communal.
Is that a problem? No.
I guess not.
I've been thinking about this.
If I'm gonna to do this with you I need to know who I'm dealing with.
How do I know you're not gonna screw me? How do I know you're not a cop? Come on, Sam.
That's funny.
Yes, that's funny.
Mendoza's going to get a kick out of you.
Who's Mendoza? The guy you want to meet.
"El Carnicero Loco.
" The Crazy Butcher? Just got into town.
So this guy's crazy? Is that what you're telling me? Only when he's upset.
Please, don't upset him.
Have another one.
This feels so good.
Doesn't it? Mike, I feel like I owe you an apology.
I've sort of been giving you a lot of crap ever since we met, but really you're a nice guy.
And we have a lot in common.
And you're really cute.
You know, I feel the same about you.
Except, I'd describe you as ravishing mesmerizing Mikey.
My man.
Danny, dude, can a brother take some mud? We gotta go.
Picked up a signal on that horse.
Hi, I'm Danny.
Angie.
Pleased to meet you.
Heard a lot about you.
A lot.
Come on, gotta get dressed.
I won't forget this, brother.
Neither will I.
Come on.
So this is where the signal's coming from.
Do you see him? No.
What color is he? Black.
He's got a blaze of white on his nose.
Well, how big? Sixteen hands.
Is that big? Yeah.
It's bigger than average.
That was him.
Lucas! Let me borrow your horse, cowboy.
Oh, that was nice.
It was just like a little Pony Express the way he jumped up on there.
Go.
Where? Just do something.
Go on.
Lucy? What the hell is this? You stole Lucas? Cody, I'm sorry.
You're fired.
I snapped.
Last night, when I saw you with her, I just I don't know.
I'm used to all the groupies.
But I've never seen you look at a woman the way you looked at her.
I guess that I always hoped that if I ever saw that look in your eyes that you'd be looking at me.
You crazy.
You crazy.
Cody? Sheriff Luis.
Hold on there, little lady.
Deputy Mike.
I caught myself a rustler down here at the Triple "R" Ranch.
Why don't you head on down here.
Let's take her to the pokey.
I'm sorry I let you go.
I will never let you go again.
No, I won't.
I'm right here.
I'm right here.
I'm not going anywhere.
Seems a little too into his horse, if you ask me.
No kidding.
Yes.
That's how I like.
Just like that.
Danny, are you all right? Yeah.
Are you sure? Yeah.
We'll have Mendoza's house surrounded and she'll have a tail on the way there.
Now, we'll be listening the entire time.
So if we decide that she's in any kind of trouble No.
If I decide she's in any kind trouble.
If she's in trouble, I'll get her out of there.
No, we'll get her out.
What do we know about this guy? He's the cartel's biggest distributor.
Very smart, very secretive.
And All of his associates are very, very dead.
My man.
Hey, Mike.
Look at you.
Sorry about that interruption earlier.
If I had known it was Angie I would have shown up a lot sooner.
That's okay.
At least I didn't get knocked over by a horse's ass.
Now, that's rough.
Anyway, it looked like things were going pretty well.
Yeah.
I thought that we agreed that you were done with all that stuff.
You're right.
You know, when we were talking holding hands, I realized I didn't need any of that surveillance stuff.
That's right.
It just feels so right.
In fact, in a little bit, I'm taking her out to dinner.
In the Gardens.
Whoa.
In the Gardens? Then give up the crutch, already.
Come on.
Give it up.
All of it.
The disk.
Here you go.
Pocket.
You're good, Danny.
That's right.
Right here.
You'll thank me later, buddy.
All right.
Mike! I'm kidding.
I'm kidding.
Ms.
Marquez, it is a pleasure.
How was the ride over? If your compadre touches me again, I'm out.
I'll take his cojones with me.
Alex was right.
He said I would like you.
Why don't you join me for a swim? No, thank you.
You don't know how to swim? No.
I don't.
I should but I guess That's okay.
You can join me here.
Graciella.
Graciella will bring you something to wear.
I said no, but thank you.
I am glad to know you'll be working with us, Sam.
Someone in your position could be quite valuable.
And what position do you see me playing in your organization? I'm sure Alex has filled you in on what we do what we might expect from you.
What you can expect in return.
He told me some things.
But you're the boss, no? You know, I am uncomfortable discussing business like this.
Me having to yell all the way to the edge of the pool.
Please don't yell.
I can hear you fine.
Graciella has a million suits she's never even worn.
Why is he having a pool party? It's about to rain.
Please, don't be shy.
Surely someone in your field is accustomed to mixing business with pleasure.
Let's go.
We don't have anything yet.
Screw you.
He knows she's wired.
Any units, go! Any units, go! That is.
Unless you have something to hide.
Is that what you think? Join me.
Go! Thank you.
I can't believe you went to all this trouble for me.
You know, I do what I can.
So you forgive me for being such a jerk earlier? Why don't we forget about the past? I say we focus on the future.
Do you want to get out of here? This is where I do my thing.
These are our surveillance monitors that's Big Ed's office.
Can you lock this door? Yeah.
Lock it.
Can you close these blinds? Yes.
Close them.
Angie, there are people right outside.
Good.
Why is my name on that disk? That disk? Yeah.
Hey, why is my name on this disk? You see, the thing is, Angie, I was so certain that we are right for each other that And now I know we are.
I thought if I learned about you quicker, it would speed up the process a little.
You spied on me.
I wouldn't call it spying.
I'd call it research.
You remember Danny, the guy from the mud baths? That's exactly what I said to him.
I said, "Danny, this is research.
" You spied on me.
That is so twisted.
Maybe, in hindsight Yes, it is.
And I'm really sorry.
But we're focusing on the future, remember? There's no future of yours with me in it.
Don't worry.
Every time you think you've lost the love of your life you'll meet someone better.
Trust me.
What about that one? No.
Sir Walter Scott was right.
Amen to that.
Right about what? "O, what a tangled web we weave "When first we practice to deceive" He said that.
It's my new credo.
From now on, I'm gonna be completely honest with every woman I meet.
That's a big first step, Mikey.
But you might not want to be completely honest.
Right here, Mike.
She's looking at you.
She's looking at me? No, sorry, dude She's looking at you.
No, I'll get back to you.
Right.
Okay.
Hi.
Hey.
You wanted to see me? Yes, I did.
Come on in.
Sam I just really wanted to tell you how very, very proud I am of you.
Thanks.
Well, that means a lot to me.
Good.
Ed, I want you to know that I'm just as dedicated as anyone else here.
I know that.
Okay.
The truth is I feel bad that they found the wire, I feel like I failed Everything worked out.
One of Mendoza's guys gave himself up.
The FBI has everything they need.
And, they found Alex.
That's good, right? It's great.
I'll see you later.
Okay.
Ed? Yeah.
You don't think I'd ever do anything to hurt you, right? Of course not.
So, you want me to follow her? Yes.