Season 5

88 :05x01 - A Hero Ain't Nothing But a Sandwich

The Montecito is in complete chaos in the wake of the murder of Mary's father, an armed robbery, Sam's kidnapping, and an explosion. A list of suspects in the murder soon emerges, and the investigation begins to narrow in on certain suspects when a cell phone video surfaces.

At the casino, Ed must find out if the robbery was an inside job. Meanwhile, Mike and his team work endlessly on solving the murder. Delinda, who barely escaped the explosion, finally tells Danny her secret. Sam tries to escape from her kidnapper. The new owner, AJ Cooper, arrives.
Special Guest Stars: James Caan as Ed Deline |
Guest Stars: Richard Burgi as Vince Peterson | Malaya Rivera Drew as Shannon | Brennan Feonix as Fireman #1 | Ted Garcia as Reporter #2 | Ben Hermes as Detective | Rikki Klieman as Kathy Berson | Cheryl Ladd as Jillian Deline | Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Michael McGrady as Detective Max Dillon | Anna Pheil as Erika | Jelynn Rodriguez as Hooker |
Uncredited: Nikki Cox as Mary Connell
Songs: Buckcherry -- Sorry

89 :05x02 - Shrink Rap

In the conclusion of the two-part season premiere, AJ Cooper, the new owner of the Montecito, arrives. Almost immediately he starts to shake things up with his "Anything Can Happen" promotion. Sam relates the events of the past two episodes to her new shrink, Dr. Levin. A doctor from Kansas City is having a hot streak at the blackjack table and Mike suspects that he's cheating in some fashion.
Guest Stars: Malaya Rivera Drew as Shannon | Montgomery Gentry as Themselves | Geoffrey Owens as Eric Haber | Michael B. Silver as Steve Levin | Suzanne Whang as Polly | Rikki Klieman as Kathy Berson

90 :05x03 - The Glass Is Always Cleaner

Things are thrown for a spin when new owner AJ Cooper tries to put in motion new changes for the Montecito. Danny begins to think he's not the front runner for president when Cooper decides to interview external candidates, and Mike risks his friendship with Danny and applies for the position. Meanwhile, Sam continues with therapy and begins to realize she has no true friends.
Guest Stars: Suzanne Whang as Polly | Michael B. Silver as Steve Levin | Gigi Rice as Rita Kagle | Rachel Boston as Patty Kagle | Ron Perkins as Kelvin Doyle | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen
Director: Milan Cheylov
Writer: Kim Newton
Songs: Peter Bjorn And John -- Young Folks

91 :05x04 - Head Games

Cooper is able to get the Pacific Tropic Spokesmodel Search Contest to be held at the Montecito, but things don't go as planned when some of the contestants are sabotaged. Mike attempts to look for the person behind the sabotage, but he is distracted by the beautiful woman he's assigned to protect. Meanwhile, Sam swears she saw a guest murder a woman, but has trouble convincing Danny that it really happened.
Guest Stars: Michael McGrady as Detective Max Dillon | Erin Cardillo as | Michael B. Silver as Steve Levin | Bart Johnson as Barry Bertowski | Erich Anderson as | John Kapelos as | Rebecca Staab as | Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen
Songs: Lanz -- Bad Girl, Urge Overkill -- Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon, Macy Gray -- Glad You're Here

92 :05x05 - Run, Cooper, Run

Danny and Mike must solve a murder that was committed in Cooper's suite. However, Cooper has no recollection of what occurred. Cooper doesn't help matters by disappearing. Danny and Mike must find him before the police do. Meanwhile, Piper helps a geeky boy become more mainstream for his bar mitzvah.
Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Amanda Gallo as Adina Winkelstein | James Eckhouse as Si Lipschitz | Jillian Armenante as Beth Lipshitz | Michael McGrady as Detective Max Dillon | Sam Lerner as Herschel Lipshitz | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen
Director: David Straiton
Songs: Teddybears -- Cobrastyle, The Bravery -- Time Won't Let Me Go

93 :05x06 - When Life Gives You Lemon Bars

For Halloween, Piper decides to dress up in several different costumes and try to scare her co-workers. Cooper shadows Sam for the day as she tries to land a new whale, but Cooper ends up scaring the potential high-end client away. Delinda thinks she found the greatest pastry chef, but after only a few days, the chef's attitude makes her want to fire her.
Guest Stars: Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen | Rochelle Aytes as Carley | Larry Manetti as Larry Ryan | Roger E. Mosley as Roger Hartley | Rachel Cannon as Gretchen | Rick Peters as
Director: John Badham
Songs: The Archies -- Sugar, Sugar

94 :05x07 - Adventures in the Skin Trade

Danny and Mike head to a local strip club for a birthday party, but things take a bad turn when the club owner beings to rough-up one of the strippers. Meanwhile, Delinda takes it upon herself to campaign for better rights for Las Vegas exotic dancers; and Piper has Sam help her find a scandalous video that she doesn't want anyone to see, but Sam only agrees to help if Piper helps her land a whale.
Guest Stars: Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen | Dorian Brown as Angie Corbett | Troy Ruptash as Rob Court | Art LaFleur as Unknown | as Allison Greenberg |
Co-Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Jackson Brundage as Danny

95 :05x08 - It's Not Easy Being Green

The Montecito hosts an environmentally friendly conference, which makes Delinda realize that the casino staff should be working harder to save the Earth. She tries to convince Danny that "green" is the way to go, but when he questions her, things get heated at home.

Meanwhile, Cooper competes with a business rival to acquire a key parcel of land in Canada. When some of her whales cancel, Sam resorts to duping a high-end matchmaker into fixing her up with wealthy gentlemen.
Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Charles Mesure as Paul Grant | Gail O'Grady as Erin Hudson | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen
Songs: Eric Clapton -- Change The World, John Mayer -- Waiting on the World to Change

96 :05x09 - My Uncle's a Gas (1)

The arrival of a fire marshal and Danny's alcoholic uncle creates a hectic time for the new president of operations. Meanwhile, a group of robbers have their eye on the Montecito, and Mike is in charge of an off kilter competition.
Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | William Forsythe as Uncle Luke | Ernie Hudson as Bob Casey
Songs: Michael Andrews & Gary Jules -- Mad World

97 :05x10 - The High Price of Gas (2)

The effects of the robbery hit not only the Montecito but all over Vegas, and the clues all point to Danny's uncle as the culprit. Cooper meets with executives from other casinos to implement damage control. Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman lends his support to Cooper's effort.
Guest Stars: Ernie Hudson as Bob Casey | Enuka Okuma as Kelli Rome | Jennifer Sommerfield as Liz Lowrantz | William Forsythe as Uncle Luke | Graham Beckel as N/A | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen | Matt Riedy as Agent Singleton | Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen

98 :05x11 - A Cannon Carol

All of the Monticello staff are making their holiday plans except for Mike, who is battling self doubt. Meanwhile, A Scrooge-like Sam deals with a charitable client; Delinda and Piper attend a hot Santa competition; and Danny is pushed by Cooper to fill an empty retail-space.
Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Erica Gluck as Michelle | Graham Beckel as Linus Phelps | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen

99 :05x12 - I Could Eat a Horse

Danny and Mike are sent to Wyoming by Cooper to purchase a horse. Meanwhile, Delinda searches for a new chef for the casino restaurant, and things get out of whack when Piper's ex-flame comes to town.
Guest Stars: JC Chasez as William | Ted Allen as Himself | Suzanne Whang as Polly | Grainger Hines as Dean White | Chris Marrs as N/A | Missy Doty as Keira Walker | Kristen Miller as N/A | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen |
Co-Guest Stars: James McMann as Hotel Guest (as James R. McMann)

100 :05x13 - 3 Babes, 100 Guns, and a Fat Chick

A long-wanted fugitive has been tracked to the Montecito, attracting an unsavory collection of assasins and bounty hunters, along with federal agents. Cooper, Mike, and Danny have their hands full attempting to keep the casino from becoming a battlefield. Out at the pool, three very attractive women are causing a stir and may also be cheating at the in-pool blackjack table. Sam tries to comfort one of her favorite whales who recently lost his wife and children. Delinda deals with her increasing girth from being pregnant. Piper doesn't help by banishing her from the pool area.
Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Michael B. Silver as Steve Levin | Marika Dominczyk as Marisa Rodriguez | Christopher Wiehl as Kyle Aldridge | Dorian Gregory as N/A | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen |
Co-Guest Stars: Gary Scott Thompson as Dr. Levin's Patient
Songs: William Tell -- Maybe Tonight, William Tell -- Trouble

101 :05x14 - Secrets, Lies and Lamaze

In an effort to get rid of a pesty teenager belonging to a whale, Piper makes the mistake of allowing her one spin on a slot machine. When the gaming commission comes after Piper, Cooper bails her out with $1 million, surprising his staff. Meanwhile, Sam and Polly are ordered to attend driver's school after Sam is cited for speeding and Polly is caught lying for her in court. Danny and Delinda take parenting classes and encounter a neurotically over-organized couple who are treating the pregnancy more like management consultants than expectant parents.
Guest Stars: Suzanne Whang as Polly | Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Brady Smith as Chad | Sunny Doench as N/A | Regan Burns as Driving School Instructor | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen |
Co-Guest Stars: Dierdre Holder as Lisa Eddy | Aimee-Lynn Chadwick as Mandy Freemont | Petrea Burchard as Judge | J.J. Boone as "Mara" Lamaze Instructor | Tom Sean Foley (1) as Officer Hayes | Cynthia Holloway as Pregnant Woman #1 | Tom Beyer as Carter | James Ferris as Justin | Jordan Murphy (2) as Peter
Director: John Badham

102 :05x15 - Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast

Sam engages the services of the legendary 'Cleaner' to rid her whales of traces of their trangressions in a local strip club so their wives won't know what they've done. Cooper challenges Danny to a devise an attraction that will generate additional non-gaming revenue. Mike and Piper attempt to poach a bartender and end up getting drunk, which results in the most unintended of consequences. Delinda organizes a party in an effort to provide closure to Mike and Piper's dilemma.
Guest Stars: Ne-Yo as Himself | Jon Polito as The Cleaner | Ben Feldman as Herbert | Benjamin King as N/A | Lyle Kanouse as Judge Ferguson | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen |
Co-Guest Stars: Sean Donnellan as Geoff | Daniel Hartley as Charles "Chucky P" Pallow | David St. James as Chapel Owner | Pamela Paulshock as Cynthia | Amy Motta as Tracey | Giselle Rarinca as Stripper
Director: Bethany Rooney
Songs: Ne-Yo -- Because Of You, The Fratellis -- Flathead, Kelis -- Milkshake

103 :05x16 - 2 on 2

Danny and Mike participate in a 2-on-2 basketball tournament that is being manipulated by a local bookie and some shady eastern Europeans. Polly helps Danny recover from a minor ankle injury with a Korean folk remedy. Meanwhile, Piper deals with a demanding judge for the title of Conceirge of the Year.
Guest Stars: Suzanne Whang as Polly | Rick Hoffman as Scott Noel | James Madio as Ronnie Torres | Ilia Volok as Rudy | Lyle Kanouse as Judge Ferguson | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen |
Co-Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | James Earl as Little Fly | Julian Starks as Ref | Tracy Miller (1) as Russ Markaykis | Jeremy Luke as Mickey (Dealer) | Keith Higgins as Opponent #1
Director: David Straiton

104 :05x17 - Win, Place, Bingo

Cooper is suspicious of Pete Skinner, who has an uncanny knack of picking winners at the track. A whale hands off his grandmother to Sam to be entertained and she insists on playing Bingo. Delinda is called upon to referee the pair. Danny, Mike and Polly do a practice run to the maternity ward. Polly takes her role as Delinda's surrogate a bit too seriously, resulting in unintended consequences.
Special Guest Stars: Terry Bradshaw as Pete Skinner |
Guest Stars: Suzanne Whang as Polly | Kathryn Joosten as Robby | Teddy Sears as Brian O'Toole | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen |
Co-Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Tammy Tavares as Isabell | Rene Ashton as June (as René Aston) | Susan Grace as Bonnie | Bette Rae as Jan | Tom Sean Foley (1) as Officer Hayes | Janell Winkler as Do-Si-Doer | Jesse Bean as Drunk | Tim Moore as Bingo Caller | Sally Burnside as Waitress | Kelly King as Smokin' Hot Chick
Director: Steve Robman

105 :05x18 - Three Weddings and a Funeral (Part 1)

The surveillance room is taken hostage in order to facilitate a theft from an auction of rare stamps hosted by the Montecito. However, the theft may be a diversion for a larger plot. Danny coerces Sam into hosting a germophobic, reclusive billionaire who is only visiting the Montecito for one hour to view a particularly rare stamp. Delinda and Cooper have an unexpected dinner and get to know one another better.
Guest Stars: Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen | David Wells (1) as Howard Post | Jason Brooks (1) as Barry Limnick | Robert Cicchini as Unknown |
Co-Guest Stars: Ari Zagaris as Stanley | Kevin Brief as Mr. Logan | Charles C. Stevenson, Jr. as Mr. Flannigan | Olivia Hardt as Sexy Girl #3 | Michelle Renea as Sexy Girl #1 | Britainie Degarbott as Sexy Girl #2
Director: Bill L. Norton
Songs: James Blunt -- Same Mistake

106 :05x19 - Three Weddings and a Funeral (Part 2)

Casey Manning's brother, Vic, is back in town and has his eye on Sam and the Montecito. Cooper has big plans for a major expansion. Mike and Piper plan a more formal wedding ceremony and others pile on making for multiple nuptuals. Mike's uncle, a church deacon, behaves badly at his stag party, causing family friction. Jillian Deline returns to the Montecito to visit Delinda and reveals some startling news regarding Ed. Everyone is shocked at potential tragedies that unfold just prior to the ceremonies.
Guest Stars: James Blunt as Himself | Camille Guaty as Piper Nielsen | Cheryl Ladd as Jillian Deline | Suzanne Whang as Polly | Rikki Klieman as Kathy Berson | Charlie Koznick as Vic Manning | Mitch Longley as Mitch Sassen | Patricia Belcher as Mother of Mike | Willie C. Carpenter as Father of Mike | Anna Maria Horsford as Aunt Vonice | Lou Beatty, Jr. as Unknown |
Co-Guest Stars: Greg Osbourne as Greg | Anna Pheil as Erika The Bartender | Philippe Bergeron as Jewelry Store Manager | Jennifer D. Johnson as Tiffany | T.J. Hoban as Male Stripper
Director: Paul Lazarus
Writer: Matt Pyken
Songs: James Blunt -- Carry You Home, James Blunt -- Same Mistake
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2003
Ended: February 15, 2008
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