The House Always Wins
Episode 3 of 22 within Season Four. Item 69 of 110 overall.
Production number 4ADH03.
David Fury - Writer
Marita Grabiak - Director
276 votes

Tired of dealing with Connor and looking for Cordelia, Angel decides to take Gunn and Fred on a road trip to Vegas to visit Lorne who is performing in a showcase at one of the casinos.

They discover that Lorne is being coerced by the casino owner into stealing the "significant destinies" of audience members to sell on the black market. When the casino owner learns that Angel is destined to play a major role in the apocalypse, Cordelia must come to his aid from a distance to prevent his future from being stolen.

original airdate--October 20,2002  rating--2.8/5.1 million

network: WB

music: Theme song - the Sanctuary Extended Remix by Darling Violetta

  1. "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies
  2. "Lady Marmalade" originally by Patti LaBelle 
  3. "Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley 
  4. "It's Not Easy Being Green" by Andy Hallett 
  5. "Bein' Green" by Kermit the Frog 


Body Count:

  • Vampire, Staked by Connor in Alley


  1. Lorne: Lorne hasn't just been singing in a demon club in Vegas, he's been having sold-out shows at the Tropicana. The billboard outside the casino said that it was his 17th week of performing exclusively. Of course, this is because he's being held captive in the casino by the owner. He moves back into the Hyperion at the end of the episode.
  2. Cordelia: Cordelia has returned from her heavenly dimension, but with amnesia.


For over a century, the vampire, Angelus, blazed a swath of murder and mayhem across Europe, until a gypsy curse restored his soul. His guilt and remorse eventually led him to Los Angeles where he battles evil and helps the helpless in his neverending quest for redemption.

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Previous episode :
068 Ground State
Next episode :
070 Slouching Toward Bethlehem

regional titles

The House wint altijd
The House Always Wins
La maison gagne toujours
Das Haus gewinnt immer
An Teach Buann gcónaí
La casa vince sempre
La casa siempre gana