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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Songs: The Archies -- Sugar, Sugar
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.
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.
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.
Songs: Michael Andrews & Gary Jules -- Mad World
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.
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.
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.
Co-Guest Stars: James McMann
as Hotel Guest (as James R. McMann)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.