Angel (1999–2004)
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The House Always Wins 

Angel, Fred and Gunn discover that Lorne is being held prisoner in a corrupt Las Vegas casino.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee DeMarco
Lornette #2
Security Guard #3
Well Dressed Man
Delivery Guy
Diana Saunders ...
Bejeweled Woman


Angel, Fred and Gunn discover that Lorne is being held prisoner in a corrupt Las Vegas casino.

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20 October 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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. Gunn 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 »


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 »


Angel: I know you're there. Watching me.
Cordelia: Oh, my God! Angel, you can hear me? I so love you! You don't know what it's been like.
Fred: We weren't spying.
Cordelia: Oh, for crap's sake.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »


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Written by Joe Raposo
Performed by Andy Hallett
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Lorne in the spotlight
30 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though this episode was a bit corny, it was still pretty enjoyable. Lorne on a billboard, The Lornettes, Angel knowing all the past figures in Vegas. Even series with a darker aspect to it like Angel have to have an episode once in a while that's a little slapstick. Still though, the episode still had its "Angelesque" side to it be because of what was happening to Lorne. Being held prisoner and forced to read people so someone could steal their destinies. Vegas not being everything that Lorne thought it would. My favorite parts definitely had to be ones involving Wes and Fred. Fred looked so damn hot dressed up as a Lornette. She always looked good but this was an extra nice visual. Wesley on the phone with Lilah was classic. We already knew that their relationship was dirty but for them to basically be having phone sex made it even more so. All in all, a different episode than usual but still enjoyable.

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