Joey Calligari was upset with Vincent Martino for spending top dollar on headliners, and was not pleased with the arrival of Johnny Taupe, although he changed his mind when the song and dance man put on a splendid show in the Camel’s Toe Lounge. Vincent later asked Johnny to tone down his act. Bobby DeFaro tasked Frankie Zane with getting the casino’s money back from Fiona Olaconacher, so the dealer paid a visit to the palatial penthouse suite to put a plan in motion. Frankie also gave Jonsey some words of wisdom on dating. The Bellhop attempted to woo Peggy Sue McGee, but Audrey the Showgirl inadvertently got in between them. When Peggy Sue sought advice on romance from Joey, the casino boss seemed to misinterpret her request.
When Libby Montgomery recovered from a painful hangover, she recalled the bad news that caused her to over-imbibe (that her agent had possibly absconded with all her funds). Fiona Olaconacher was thrilled to receive the VIP treatment as she moved into the palatial penthouse; she was unaware that Frankie Zane had strict instructions to recover her winnings. Jonsey Ford, hurting from the thumping he got from Rudy Bellini, searched the entire hotel but did not find the missing Pink Diamonds of Tanzania. As a punishment for being found asleep in a guest room, Bobby DeFaro made Peggy Sue McGee take on two new jobs without additional pay. Vincent Martino, unaware or unconcerned that the casino was bleeding money, spent top dollar to book the delightful Ethel Merman into the Camel’s Toe Show Lounge, much to the annoyance of Joey Calligari who learned of it afterward. And, shortly after telling Bobby that her earrings were highly insured, Libby found her missing jewelry and was about to report the good news ... when she seemed to change her mind.
Libby Montgomery discovered that her earrings, the famous Pink Diamonds of Tanzania, had gone missing in her move from the Penthouse to a new, smaller, hotel room. Also apparently missing was her Hollywood agent, Wink Winklestein. Jonsey Ford, tasked by casino boss Joey Calligari with searching for the misplaced jewelry, made the unfortunate decision to look under Rudy Bellini's hat, which earned the Bellhop a thumping at the hands of the ex-pugilist. Peggy Sue McGee was disappointed when her attempts to revive Jonsey resulted in his semi-conscious whispering of the name of Audrey, the showgirl. With the Casino bleeding money, accountant Bobby DeFaro was irritated by dealer Frankie Zane's request for a raise and Vincent Martino paying top dollar to bring in The Great Hornacio The Great to perform in the Camel's Toe Show Lounge. At the end of the night, a tipsy Libby needed assistance from Joey and Vincent to return to her room, where the men found Peggy and Jonsey asleep on her bed.
As Fiona’s winning streak continued, casino operator Joey and accountant Bobbie were alarmed that the Casino owed her such a large payout. Joey made Jonesy the Bellhop remove the winning slot machine for ‘repairs’. Joey and Bobbie offered to put Fiona up in the penthouse suite, and suggested she may like the thrill of playing her jackpot on one hand.
Peggy Sue seemed to have forgiven Jonesy; he made a charmingly awkward overture by offering her a back rub. Peggy’s interest in him spiked when she noticed him admiring attractive junior showgirl Audrey.
Libby learned from Bobbie that the Oasis was in fact, paying her to be a guest. An inarticulate Rudy had to inform Miss Montgomery that she was being moved out of the penthouse; she flirted shamelessly with Joey while rehearsing a song, and later he escorted her to a much smaller hotel room, where she noticed that her earrings - the pink diamonds of Tanzania – seemed to have gone missing.
When Libby complained of the mess in her Penthouse suite, Vincent convinced Joey (still heartbroken from the departure of Veronica) to re-hire Peggy Sue as chambermaid; and after failing to find a job on the strip, Jonesy the Bellhop returned and also got his job back from an unwitting Joey.
Rudy was assigned the duty of Penthouse security for which he employed a secret knocking code.
The Amazing Confoundo demanded that Bobbie pay him for his Mentalist performances.
Libby flirted with Vincent the Entertainment director, as well as with Bobbie - to whom she sang “Fly Me to the Moon”.
Blackjack dealer Frankie Zane revealed his 14 previous jobs, one of which was stand-up comedian; and Fiona may finally have gotten lucky at the slots.
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