Reese and Finch head to Atlantic City for their next number, that belonging to Lou Mitchell, an irascible, widowed and retired watch repairman, who, like many of his age, has a small electronic footprint, meaning that Reese and Finch will have to use other means than electronic to follow him. In viewing Lou's activities, Reese sees a man living on a fixed income but who is constantly at the casino and constantly losing, over the past few months in the order of several hundred thousand. But Reese also sees some visual signs that he may have been involved with the mob in his younger days. But in following Lou's movements, Reese and Finch see that Lou is not alone in his goings-on although he does not acknowledge those others, who are all seniors like himself, and they don't acknowledge Lou or any of the others. When Reese and Finch learn what Lou is up to and why his number came up, they want to intervene through the casino to prevent the incident involving Lou from happening, but ...
Did You Know?
After Finch starts explaining Baccarat to Reese, Reese replies, "Please Finch, I was an international spy. I know how to play Baccarat." This is a nod to James Bond's favorite casino game. See more
In the episode when they got Bear the dog, it was established that he only understood Dutch commands. In subsequent episodes, they stuck to this. But in this episode, when John plays fetch with Bear, he uses the English commands "Sit! Out!" See more
Seems his game of choice is baccarat.
Ah, he enjoys the classics. It's designed to be simple. Two hands. Player, banker. You guess which hand adds up closest to nine.
I was an international spy, Finch. I know how to play baccarat.
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly
Whistled by Ron McLarty See more