Project Description

1.04 Curious Jarod

Original air date: October 26, 1996
Written by: Kimberly Costello
Directed by: Jesús Salvador Treviño

In order to solve the mystery surround the assault of a showgirl, Jarod becomes head of security at a Las Vegas casino, and Sydney and Miss Parker turn to the Mob for help.

Jarod’s Discoveries: Barrel of Monkeys, Elvis Impersonators, Curious George
Jarod’s Occupations: Gambler, Casino Security, Game Warden
Jarod’s Aliases: Jarod Felson, Jarod Woods

Behind the scenes insights and the Creator’s Take

Official Synopsis

Jarod becomes head of security at a Las Vegas casino as he attempts to solve the mystery behind the assault of a showgirl.


Sydney and Miss Parker speak with a junkyard owner about Jarod’s latest activities.  The owner explains that Jarod busied himself reading hundreds of books about mathematics and science.  He also describes how Jarod sat in a rocking chair for fourteen hours flipping a half-dollar.  Sydney peruses a book Jarod left behind entitled Making Odds Even…and realizes it’s a message of some sort.  Meanwhile, in a Las Vegas casino, Jarod, now Mr. Felson, uses his vast knowledge to win over a hundred thousand dollars.

The casino management grows suspicious and has Jarod escorted into the office of Peter Morgan.  But it soon becomes apparent that Jarod deliberately attracted attention so he could meet Morgan in person, and to show his goodwill, returned his winnings.  Jarod then shows Morgan how an unscrupulous pit dealer, Martin Rawlings, has been cheating the casino via sleight of hand.  Jarod then exposes Morgan’s security chief, Davis, as being a participant.  Morgan fires Davis…then hires Jarod as his replacement.

Later, Jarod strikes up a friendship with an Elvis impersonator named Bernie Baxley.  Meanwhile, back at the Centre, Sydney points out that Jarod traced over every number “8” in a statistics book found at the junkyard.

Jarod becomes enamored of the children’s book Curious George…and asks a little girl if she can identify the Man in the Yellow Hat.

Peter Morgan introduces Jarod to Steve Hanlon, the casino club’s owner, who gives him permission to do whatever it takes to keep corruption out of his business.  A short time later, Morgan introduces Jarod to his wife, Kitty.  Morgan then tells Jarod that, deep down, Steve Hanlon is very much “old Vegas.”  Later, Jarod makes his way to a hospital, where he visits showgirl Maggie Blair, who lapsed into a coma after being physically assaulted by an unknown assailant.

Anxious to catch Jarod, Miss Parker turns to a wiseguy named Johnny for help.  She tells him that unless he cooperates and locates Jarod, she will expose his stolen car operation.  In return for his help, she offers to pay him handsomely.

Bernie the Elvis Impersonator informs Jarod that the casino is no longer interested in his act.

Jarod approaches Morgan and Hanlon about financial discrepancies for the month of July.  Morgan explains how a showgirl was attacked in the casino’s parking garage, causing revenue to drop some thirty percent.  As Hanlon and Morgan explain, a megabuster jackpot hit two days later, and customers began returning.  Later, Jarod examines surveillance video taken by a camera in the casino’s garage area.  By closely examining the tape, he realizes the footage was actually photographed much earlier than indicated on the tape’s front label.  He receives another break when he realizes a mark left on Maggie’s face matches an oddly-shaped wristwatch warn by Peter Morgan.

In flashback, a Young Jarod attempts to solve Marilyn Monroe’s “murder.”

Sydney and Broots react when Jarod mails a “barrel full of monkeys” figure to the Centre.  Later, Johnny tells Miss Parker that Jarod can be found in the Marquis Casino in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Jarod approaches Kitty and accuses her of having found the real security tape taken on the night of the attack, which clearly shows Maggie leaving the Marquis with her husband, Peter Morgan.  Jarod warns that Morgan has a history of abusing woman, and shows her his rap sheet to prove his claim.  Kitty is horrified.

Jarod telephones Hanlon and Morgan and warns that he has found yet another serious problem with the casino.  He arranges to meet both men the following morning.

The next day, Jarod tells Peter Morgan that someone has been double counting cash outlays.  He also tells Morgan that it’s his belief that the scam is tied to an armored car courier service.  Jarod convinces Morgan that if he, the casino president, greets the courier personally, the courier will play right into his hands.  Later, Morgan tells the courier it’s “business as usual.”  But he is unaware that the courier is actually Bernie (the Elvis impersonator) in disguise.  Jarod shows Hanlon video footage of the exchange between Morgan and the courier…making it seem as if Morgan was in on the scam.  Outraged, Hanlon has his men beat up Morgan (just as Morgan has assaulted Maggie).  Jarod exits Hanlon’s office.  Soon after, Miss Parker, Sydney and some Sweepers spot him.  A chase ensues, but Jarod uses his status as head of security to have them all detained.  Later, as Sydney and Miss Parker search Jarod’s old lair, a maid presents Sydney with a copy of Curious George.  Inside is an inscription: “To the man in the yellow hat, from the monkey who got away.”

Jarod, now acting as a member of the National Wildlife Federation, releases a monkey back into the jungle.


Miss Parker People just don’t sit around in a junkyard for a month.
Junkyard Man Mr Woods said he was tired of being the road and wanted some peace and quiet. He wanted to catch up on his reading. Like there was money in it, that man read night and day.
Sydney Read?
Miss Parker Read what, exactly?
Junkyard Man Books. Hundreds of ’em. Look at these.
Sydney Mr Woods brought all of these with him?
Junkyard Man Most of them were delivered when he bought out the stock from the old library.
Sydney All of these are about mathematics and science.
Miss Parker Same here.
Junkyard Man Mr Woods was a big science nut. Once, he spent fourteen hours sitting in this rocking chair flipping half dollars.
Miss Parker Fourteen hours?
Junkyard Man Weird huh? Said ah heads were better odds, somethin’ about the surface and ah, ah… aerodynamics. Except for dimes, he said never bet with a dime. Didn’t say why.
Miss Parker Factoring Statistics. Physics and Random Probabilities. Oh, I think Ill wait for the movie on that epic. Making Odds Even.
Sydney May I? Jarod’s left a message. We’re close.
Miss Parker We’re nowhere, except where Jarod wants us.
Junkyard Man Why would a man want to learn so much?
Miss Parker Damn good question.
Dealer Blackjack!
Davis The guy on table nine is killing us.
Pit Boss On my way.
Davis The guy’s gotto be a cheat.
Pit Boss No, no. There’s no way he’s counting eight decks.
Dealer Another winner!
Onlooker All right!
Davis How much is he up?
Pit Boss Over a hundred grand, it’s gotta be.
Davis What?
Pit Boss The chief, Mr Morgan approved his increased credit limit.
Davis Who the hell is this guy?
Pit Boss Ivy come here. What’s he drinking?
Ivy Dr Pepper.
Pit Boss Offer Cristal or Stoli.
Ivy I tried that. He wants is Dr Pepper. Excuse me please. Dr Pepper.
Jarod Heads.
Ivy Ten in a row.
Dealer All bets are down.
Jarod Be my luck.
Ivy Mister I couldn’t even win the big half of a wishbone. Hi, I’m Ivy.
Dealer Mr Felson?
Jarod Hit me.
Dealer House stands on seventeen. Twenty-two. The House wins.
Ivy See? I’m a total jinx.
Jarod You can only be a jinx if you believe in luck. Do you believe in luck?
Ivy No.
Dealer Blackjack.
Jarod Neither do I.
Dealer And another Blackjack.
Davis That’s it. I’ll deal with Mr Morgan. Shut him down.
Jarod So much for jinx. Let it ride.
Pit Boss If he’s counting cards, I can’t catch it.
Davis You think this is a game?
Jarod Well this is Las Vegas. Isn’t everything?
Davis This is the guy Mr Morgan.
Morgan Like to count cards do you? Davis?
Davis He’s name’s Jarod Felson. I ran his ID. Cruise ships to Monte Carlo. Ah, didn’t find a file on him anywhere.
Morgan I’m honoured. Mr Felson has selected the Marquis Casino for his first scam. Who here thinks that makes Mr Felson a complete idiot?
Jarod Maybe your Security Chief didn’t dig deep enough. Why don’t you try the FBI file under RICO?
Morgan You run rackets?
Jarod on screen Hello Mr Morgan.
Morgan You set this up. You knew we’d have this conversation.
Jarod Not bad for a complete idiot.
Davis Where are your Blackjack winnings?
Jarod I had them delivered to Mr Morgan’s office by a very nice young lady named Ivy.
Morgan You’re giving me the money back?
Jarod Money doesn’t interest me.
Morgan If not money, what does interest you?
Jarod I’m not here to make a fool of you Mr Morgan. Or to rip you off.
Morgan So what do you want?
Jarod Excuse me. You have an incredible security system Mr Morgan. It’s a shame no one here knows how to use it. The bet was a thousand dollars. What did the dealer pay out?
Morgan Purple chip. A grand.
Jarod Meet Martin Rawlings. He’s been dealing Blackjack here for ten years.
Morgan He’s the best dealer we have.
Jarod That’s too bad because he’s about to lose his job. He used to work at a magic club in Kentucky, his specialty, slight of hand. An extra thousand for the plant He passes it to the courier.
Morgan Gave the chip to the waitress. Where’s she going?
Jarod Forget the courier. Focus on the chip because it and dozens like it are on the way to your Security Chief’s mace holster.
Davis Mr Morgan.
Morgan Remove it!
Davis Please. I’ve worked here for ten years and all of a sudden some jerk in a shiny suit…
Morgan Help him! That’s over ten thousand dollars. Get him outta here.
Jarod It’s not going to stop here. A casino. It’s always a target.
Morgan So Mr Felson, what do you want?
Jarod Five percent of what you don’t lose while I’m in charge.
Bernie Don’t you little ladies forget. Come see my show tonight. There’s no cover, there’s no minimum and there’s free hot hors d’ouvers. I’ll see y’all later. Bye bye. Thank you very much. Huh! Hey there teddy bear! You come to rub elbows with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll?
Jarod No, I’m trying to understand this. You dress up in a rented costume and you pretend to be a dead singer?
Bernie Singer? Son do you have any idea who I am?
Jarod Well actually I would assu. . .
Bernie You are looking at a national monument. Mount Rushmore in Blue Suede Shoes. There’s not a human being on God’s green earth that has demanded attention and respect than the man you are looking at this very moment.
Ivy Hey Bernie, some guy at the craps table says he’ll give you five bucks to goose his wife.
Bernie I’ll be right there. Well my fans beckon. I must go. Thank you very much!
Broots That is the last of them. I’ve run everyone of these through the mainframe and I can, I can still can find no correlation.
Sydney Hmm.
Broots Although there, there is something to be said for Jarod’s theory on the aerodynamics of a fifty cent piece. Heads. Okay.
Sydney Jarod is trying to tell me something. And this book is the clue.
Miss Parker That’s a hell of clue Syd. Jarod has highlighted the entire book.
Sydney But look at this page of statistics. He traced over all the number eights. Now eight is Jarod’s favourite number. His favourite figure. He calls it upright infinity because of the way one loop coils into the next, never ending.
Miss Parker Maybe your Boy Wonder has turned into Brian Boitano.
Sydney Hm mm. Jarod is looking for a purpose.
Miss Parker He’s playing games.
Sydney Games? Games with numbers? High stakes games? High stakes poker? Baccarat.
Miss Parker Well that narrows it down to any of the thousands of gaming establishments on the planet.
Sydney Any ideas of where to start?
Miss Parker I know just the man to see.
Jarod Hello. Have you read this? It’s… It’s very good. It’s about this inquisitive little monkey named George.
Girl He was curious. I’ve only read it about a thousand times.
Jarod Oh, well, good. Then maybe you could help me. Who is the man in the yellow hat?
Girl I don’t know.
Jarod Oh well. Thank you anyway.
Girl Okay.
Morgan Jarod. It’s about time. Hanlon’s been asking for you.
Jarod Asking for me?
Morgan Exposing Davis’ scam saved him more money than his creative accountant ever did. Steve Hanlon, Jarod Felson.
Jarod It’s a pleasure to meet you sir.
Hanlon I want to thank you for helping us out. You know here at the Marquis we think of ourselves as family. Nothing worse than being betrayed by those close to you. It’s really impressive the way you came in and cleaned house. I guess the only question I have is why? Why would a man I’ve never heard of, never laid eyes on step in to help us out of the blue like that?
Jarod I’m a fan Mr Hanlon. You took a no-name video store. You turned it into an empire. You listen to people. You give them what they want. I like that.
Hanlon You study people too.
Jarod Master Your Space.
Hanlon My lecture at Brownstone. That must have been, uh, twelve years ago.
Jarod It was 11. And it was the first time you used family first as the company motto.
Hanlon You were there?
Jarod No sir. But I bought the cassette. I wore out my tape player.
Hanlon Peter, watch out. I might steal this man for corporate.
Jarod No thank you sir. We’ve finally got corruption out of the Marquis. I would like to keep it that way.
Hanlon Jarod, you have my permission to do whatever it takes.
Jarod I thank you sir.
Morgan Jarod. This is my wife, Kitty. Kitty, Jarod Felson, our new Security Chief.
Jarod Nice to meet you.
Kitty It’s a pleasure Mr Felson.
Jarod I saw your picture in the lobby.
Kitty Oh!
Morgan Kitty used to head-line the show here.
Kitty Ah, I need to steal Mr Hanlon for a moment. Nice to meet you Mr Felson.
Jarod Nice to meet you.
Morgan So you’re a company man, huh?
Jarod I agree with Mr Hanlon’s theories on family, if that’s what you mean.
Morgan The only thing that Hanlon likes about family is the appropriating part. He spends millions building this playground and proclaims families now have a reason to vacation together.
Jarod And you don’t think they do?
Morgan At a casino? Jarod people who never even dreamed of gambling now think that it’s sanctioned by God. Add a few flashy arcades even the damn kids go home broke. Don’t let Hanlon fool you. He may talk the new corporate attitude of this town but deep down, he’s still Old Vegas.
Jarod I’m sorry it took me so long to get here Maggie.
Buddy Visiting hours are over at eight. I thought she was all alone.
Jarod Well, she’s not alone anymore.
Buddy No offence, uhh… she isn’t going to wake up.
Jarod I know. But it doesn’t mean she can’t hear me. My name’s Jarod.
Buddy Oh, name’s Buddy. Nice to meet you.
Jarod Buddy? If-if anything happens to her, will you page me?
Buddy I didn’t mean to sound cold before but ah, I’ve learned not to get too attached. But it is nice to know someone gives a damn.
Sydney Miss Parker, what are we doing here?
Miss Parker Saying hello to an old friend. Okay, I know that you’re excited to keep me but keep it in your pants, Vito. Sydney, say hello to Johnny. Johnny’s brother
hacked into the computer profiles of one of our satellite companies in Chicago. Now his serving ten hard in Joliet.
Johnny What do you want?
Miss Parker He’s working a con in a casino.
Johnny This face he’s not a con. He’s not the type.
Sydney He’s every type.
Miss Parker Find him for me.
Johnny Pass.
Miss Parker Mmm. Not an option. Because you know I heard that at three o’clock tomorrow you’re shipping out a boat load of stolen cars to Venezuela. Now if you don’t want the Port Authority all over your little boat, well…
Johnny You wouldn’t.
Miss Parker Wanna bet? Fifty thousand for information. No questions asked.
Jarod Hey!
Bernie Well, welcome to Heartbreak Hotel.
Jarod What are you doing here? You should
be on stage.
Bernie Oh no. There, there’s no more stage for the King. The casino fired me.
Jarod I’m sorry. Did it have something to do with that bird thing?
Bernie Bird thing?
Jarod The goose?
Bernie No. No, they said that they’d had complaints about the show. So I’ve put on a twenty or thirty pounds. You think it is easy being the idol of millions?
Jarod I would guess no.
Bernie You’re damn right it isn’t. I sacrificed everything. I did it ’cause I.. I loved it. It’s what the people wanted. I just wish some of those casino big wigs would spend one hour wearing the cape, just one hour. I tell you they’d soon walk away singing a different tune. I guaran-damn-tee you.
Jarod Well, couldn’t you get a job at another casino?
Bernie No. No, no, buddy boy. After
twenty-four years of making people smile, singing the songs and… spreading the good vibrations, I’m afraid it’s the end of the line for the King. No, we … we had one hell of a ride though, didn’t we?
Jarod I bet you did.
Bernie Um, look, I…I’m sorry I’m spilling my guts and I don’t even know your name.
Jarod Jarod Felson.
Bernie Bernie Baxley.
Jarod Well it’s nice to meet you Bernie Baxley.
Bernie Thanks. Jarod. I’m scared.
Jarod Of what?
Bernie Him.
Sydney Sydney.
Jarod Hello Sydney.
Sydney Jarod. Good to hear from you.
Jarod It’s been a while.
Sydney Where are you calling from?
Jarod You’ll figure that out sooner or later. I’m counting on later.
Sydney Counting on or betting on?
Jarod You are so well read. You know something? It’s such a pleasure to have the freedom to read whatever I want these days.
Sydney Why the games Jarod?
Jarod It’s in the mail.
Sydney Jarod?
Jarod I’m having trouble understanding the account totals from July.
Morgan Guy even works on his day off.
Jarod You pay me to locate discrepancies and I can’t reconcile the figures against last year. Specifically July.
Morgan Just set it aside.
Jarod Set it aside?
Hanlon Jarod there’s a reason for those numbers don’t match.
Morgan One of our show girls was attacked in the parking garage.
Hanlon Our revenue dropped thirty percent for three days. It was an anomaly.
Morgan Not to mention the publicity nightmare. Fortunately the megabuster jackpot hit two days later and everybody came back.
Hanlon Sometimes Lady Luck even smiles on the house.
Ivy Thanks for the escort Mr Felson. None of us walk alone anymore, not since Maggie . . .
Jarod Maggie. She was the woman who was attacked?
Ivy Correct.
Jarod You knew her?
Ivy Well, I’d seen her in the show and around, backstage, you know?
Jarod I-I read in the paper that there was no evidence of a robbery.
Ivy No. The night that it happened the showroom was completely packed. It was the Fourth of July. Maggie was so happy. She just landed the lead in a big show in Atlantic City.
Jarod Maggie was leaving town?
Ivy Yeah, I guess so. I know I would. God, it happened right here. Gardenias.
Jarod Excuse me?
Ivy Oh, Maggie always wore a gardenia in her hair. I know it sounds strange but every time I pass this spot I swear I can smell Gardenias. Liste, thanks.
Jarod Sure. Drive safe.
Ivy Thank you.
Young Jarod This is weird Sydney. It doesn’t make sense. I made it inside. She doesn’t hear me. The hallway’s dark. It smells like flowers. I round a corner.
Sydney To where?
Young Jarod The kitchen. I’m getting closer. I know they made her do things that she didn’t want to do. Did she do something wrong.
Sydney Keep going Jarod. Now, focus on the killer and not the victim.
Young Jarod Is the woman on the bed her old self or her new self?
Sydney They are the same person.
Jarod She doesn’t think so.
Sydney You have what you need to complete the simulation.
Jarod But I don’t know why he’s there. Is he trying to kill Norma Jean or Marilyn? I’m confused.
Sydney Finish the simulation.
Young Jarod It just seems so unfair. No one should have to die alone. Something’s wrong with this picture.
Jarod Something’s wrong with this picture too, Sydney.
Jarod’s preparations
Jarod Somebody’s luck just ran out.
Show Girl Thanks for the escort Mr Felson.
Jarod It was my pleasure. Now, are you absolutely sure that you don’t know who this man in the yellow hat was?
Show Girl Sorry. My car’s right here.
Jarod Well, have a good night.
Show Girl Thanks.
Broots This was just delivered.
Miss Parker Come on Sydney. We have a plane to catch.
Jarod Packing up huh?
Bernie Gotta stay mobile son. You know, I was thinking about heading back east. You know, try Bransom. Vegas has changed, you know. Not much in a city like this for an old dog like me. Thanks. Oh. That is an official piece of Graceland memorabilia.
Jarod Well, it’s very nice.
Bernie Oh, kid, you know. You should see the house in person. It’s uh…. The King named it for his momma. People talk about how Elvis let himself go there near the end. How he stopped caring about the people, the music. To me it was just the opposite.
Jarod The opposite?
Bernie Yeah! He cared too much. He ran so fast, so quick, he didn’t have anything left to finish the race. Too bad I won’t be able to finish it for him.
Jarod You never know Bernie. Sometimes a change of scenery can do you good.
Bernie Maybe.
Jarod It’s okay Maggie. You’re not alone.
Miss Parker So, where is he?
Johnny It’s a hundred grand.
Sydney That was not the arrangement.
Miss Parker Actually Sydney, it was.
Johnny Your boy’s in the, ah, Marquis Casino, Vegas. It’s always a pleasure taking white collars to the cleaners.
Miss Parker I know what you mean. I brought two hundred thousand dollars with me. Who knew you would be such a cheap date. Come on Syd, we’re going to Las Vegas. a place where maybe even you could get lucky.
Receptionist Hospital administration. Can you hold please?
Jarod Ah yes, I’ll hold. Yes. I would like to arrange to pay Maggie Blaire’s hospital bills. They have? Could you tell me by whom? Thank you.
Jarod I thought you’d come.
Kitty I wanted to pay my respects.
Jarod Just like you paid for Maggie’s hospital bills? For this funeral? You found the videotape, didn’t you?
Kitty What?
Jarod The real security tape from the night of the attack. The one that Peter made sure that the police never saw. It shows Maggie leaving the Marquis with your husband. They were having an affair weren’t they?
Kitty Who are you?
Jarod Somebody who doesn’t believes that Maggie deserved her fate.
Kitty I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Jarod You don’t have to pretend like it’s not happening anymore.
Kitty You don’t understand. He doesn’t mean to hurt me.
Jarod Yes he does. This is your husband’s rap sheet. You’re not the first person that he’s hurt. And unless he’s stopped Maggie’s not going to be the last person he kills.
Kitty My God!
Jarod Kitty I’m here because I want to help you. I can stop him…. if you help me.
Kitty No. No. I can’t do that. When I told him that… that Maggie was dead and that I knew what had happened, he lost it. He said he’d kill me if I told anyone. And then he just hit me again and again and again.
Jarod Why did he stop?
Kitty The phone rang.
Jarod Kitty, one day the phone’s not gonna ring.
Jarod Mr Hanlon? Jarod Felson. I’ve discovered a serious problem and I’d like to discuss it with you. One on one. Say tomorrow morning, around ten?
Jarod Ivy? It’s Mr Felson. I was wondering if you could do me a favour.
Jarod Ich wuerde gerne den Status meines Kontes erfahren … bitte. (I would like to know the status of my account . . . Please.)
Morgan Hello.
Jarod Peter? Jarod Felson.
Morgan Jarod. What’s up?
Jarod I’ve discovered an even larger problem than before.
Morgan Is it Davis again?
Jarod No. But it’s big. Something you need to handle, personally. Can you meet me tomorrow morning, around 10?
Morgan Absolutely.
Jarod I’ll see you there.
Jarod So, what are you? About a 38?
Bernie What?
Jarod Waist?
Bernie Ah. Thirty, thirty-six.
Blanca Senor Jarod. Five nights and you don’t sleep.
Jarod Too much to do Blanca. Not enough hours in the day.
Blanca Jorge?
Jarod ¿Has leido este libro? (Have you read this book?)
Blanca Si, mucho tengo cinco niños (Yes many times. I have five children.)
Jarod Ay Blanca perfecto, ¿Quién es el hombre en el sombrero amarillo? (Ah, Blanca. Perfect! Who is the man in the yellow hat?)
Blanca Mnnn…No se, senor. No se. (I don’t know sir, I don’t know.)
Jarod Ahhh gracias. (Thank you.) Blanca?
Blanca Si?
Jarod Would you do me a favour?
Jarod Peter come on. We don’t have much time.
Morgan What’s this about?
Jarod There’s about a hundred grand walking out of the casino right under your very nose.
Ivy Mr Hanlon. From Jarod Felson. He said he’d meet you in the security bay as soon as he can.
Jarod Somebody has been double counting the cash outlays. Based on my findings over a hundred grand has been skimmed off the top every Tuesday cash pickup.
Morgan Do you think Davis is behind this?
Jarod I’m not sure but it’s bigger than one guy. An accounting scam tied into the armoured car courier. For every three hundred thousand dollars that’s deposited on paper another hundred grand is being dropped off at a second locale. If we keep the scam going, if we find where the locale is, we can bring down everybody who’s been ripping off the Marquis.
Morgan Why don’t we just bring in the cops?
Jarod Peter, think about this. If you pull this off you are going to be Steve Hanlon’s twenty million dollar hero.
Miss Parker The Marquis now.
Taxi Driver Yes ma’am.
Morgan Why me?
Jarod I’m the new face around here. Nobody’s gonna trust me but if their courier is greeted by the President of the Casino, he will play right into your hands. It’s showtime.
Bernie Where’s Mr Davis?
Morgan Mr Davis worked for me in more ways than one. I’m Peter Morgan. I run the Marquis. It’s business as usual. Understand?
Bernie Sure. Business as usual.
Morgan Take the skim to the drop deposit the rest in the bank. See you next Tuesday. Okay?
Jarod Well thank you very much.
Morgan That was exciting. Guy fell for everything I said.
Jarod He must be a complete idiot.
Miss Parker Find him.
Morgan Steve. I didn’t think that you’d be here.
Hanlon Surprise!
Morgan You won’t believe what I’ve been doing.
Hanlon Bet me.
Video Bernie: Business as usual.Morgan: Take the skim to the drop deposit the rest in the bank. See you next Tuesday.
Morgan Steve. I wasn’t really taking the money. We were…
Hanlon There’s a lot of unreported cash leaving this casino.
Morgan I know and ah…
Hanlon And there’s a great deal of money going into your Swiss bank account.
Morgan I don’t have a Swiss account.
Hanlon Oh…electronic transfers for 4.6 million dollars. That is your signature isn’t it?
Morgan I didn’t do this. Tell him. Tell him the truth.
Jarod I am sorry Mr Hanlon. I’m sorry I didn’t catch this sooner. And the figure is closer to 4.8.
Morgan An instinct in my gut told me that you were bad news. Steve, I didn’t do anything wrong. Felson dammit! I didn’t do anything. I didn’t do anything wrong.
Jarod Neither did Maggie Blaire.
Detective Detective Benson. Homicide. I’m looking for Peter Morgan.
Jarod Oh, he’s in a meeting right now. I think he’s asking for a raise.
Sydney Jarod!
Miss Parker Take the rear.
Sydney Jarod, don’t run, please. There’s nowhere to go.
Radio Security alert in the pool area.
Miss Parker My lucky day.
Security We got your radio call Mr Felson. Is there a problem?
Jarod Yes, there is. A couple of grifters trying a roulette scam. Call the LVPD and have them picked up.
Miss Parker Let go of me.
Jarod You might want to strip search this one. She could be palming chips.
Miss Parker Oh you bastard.
Jarod Just doing my job, Ma’am. Head of Security, you know.
Miss Parker I will get you.
Jarod You wanna bet? Tails.
Miss Parker Come on lady.
Sydney Not a paper clip, no trash, no lint. Nothing but this.
Miss Parker And the usual.
Blanca Senor Sydney.
Sydney Digame.
Blanca Para usted (For you.)
Sydney “To the man in the Yellow hat from the monkey who got away.”
Jarod Alright.
NFW Man So you’re really going to release him back into the wild, huh?
Jarod That’s the plan. Living creatures, they don’t belong in captivity.