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The House Always Wins 

Angel, Gunn and Fred head to Las Vegas to see Lorne only to find that he is being forced to steal people's destinies. Once Angel's is stolen, only Cordelia can help. Meanwhile a friend unexpectedly shows up at the hotel.

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Angel, Gunn and Fred head to Las Vegas to see Lorne only to find that he is being forced to steal people's destinies. Once Angel's is stolen, only Cordelia can help. Meanwhile a friend unexpectedly shows up at the hotel.

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When Fred questions Angel about a spiritual retreat, Gunn responds "Like the Tibetan Retreat?" and Angel says Yea. The next scene is them driving to Las Vegas. Lorne had advised Angel to go to Las Vegas instead of the monastery when he was mourning Buffy's death. After Angel kills the demons at the monastery he states he should have gone to Vegas. See more »

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Lorne was performing at the Tropicana (and all the exterior shots before and after take place near the Tropicana), at the southern end of Las Vegas Blvd., yet when they step out they are on Fremont Street (Downtown) almost 5 miles away. See more »

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Angel: It's like I told Sammy Davis at the Sands. When you, Frank, and Dean are the meal, you don't need the trimmings.
Charles Gunn: Hold up. You knew the Rat Pack?
Angel: Know 'em? No. I met 'em once. Twice. For drinks. Maybe it was three times. Hey, you know, I did have a life before you guys came along.
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References Viva Las Vegas (1964) See more »

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Viva Las Vegas
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Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
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The One Where Lorne Is Held Prisoner...
27 September 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode.

So, as you know, Lorne moved to Las Vegas to become an act at the Tropicana. So the whole gang decides to go pay him a visit. Once they're in his show, Lorne completely ignores them. And gets others to sing. We later find out, when the people are singing, Lorne is actually reading them and finding out their futures and destinies. Then, his boss, tells Lorne to tell him they're futures. If he doesn't, he'll "pink slip" one of his dancers, but pink slip, means kill, not fire. So Lorne tells him three people futures, then those people get chosen to go in a special game. Where the house always wins. They don't lose money, they lose their destinies. And very few ever leave the casino. Angel, eventually gets caught, and forced to play the game. Lots of stuff goes down. But in the end, the destinies were returned, and Lorne went home with his friends.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.


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