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Discussion of 5.05 "Life of the Party" - Aired 10/29/2003 (WB-US)

Flannen

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Lorne prepares the annual Wolfram & Hart Halloween Party. Many of the firm's clients are invited, which worries Angel since so many of them are genuinely evil. Furthermore, many of the clients are familiar with Angel as a Champion of good and are very suspicious. When something causes Angel and company to start acting erratically, they must find a way to stop it before they say or do the wrong thing in front of their skittish (and dangerous) guests.
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Jules

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Poor Lorne, on the surface he appears to be loving the work he's doing but under that he's so stressed out. Then to find out that he's had W&H remove his sleep!! It sounds so harmless. The fact that whatever Lorne says happens sounds a bit like Willows spell. I really thought that Spike's reaction to the spell was hillarious, so was Gunn's. I really didnt like Angel sleeping with Eve.

Lorne's alter ego reminded me of the Hulk! As far as office party's go this was so good.
 

Valjavertjinn

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Okay, I just watched this one again yesterday. And guess who I saw? Hodgins from "Bones"! He was one of the partygoers! I was so shocked and excited! :D
 

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I love this episode!!!! I love the insight we get into lorne's character and I adore all the funny bits "That's right! You walk alone" tough talk fred and gunn peeing everywhere - including on wes's shoe.... and happy spike is awesome. <3 <3 <3!!!!

and the friendship between angel and lorne is really shown here. :)
 

PassionBecoming

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Oh, this ep sounds like it will be interesting in many ways.

-That suit is pretty loud, even for Lorne. Oh, my. "Harmonica". Heh.
-Slimy Angel. Eeesh.
-Lorne's office. Awesome.
-Lorne having some psychological troubles? Inferiority complex? Type A?
-Ooo, nakey wet Angel. *wiggles eyebrows*
-"I don't bottle." "You bottle."
-Why do I feel like Fred's lab guy is going to turn out evil?
-Poor Lorne, he just wants to party. :p
-Lovely employee meeting. And good ol' Harm. "Morality around here sucks."
-Aww, Angel figuring out Lorne in the limo. Just trying to do what he can. WAnt to hug him.
-Meeting the demon lord guy. Oh, my.
-Evil party. Woo to the hoo! And Harmony dancing by herself....
-A demon in argyle. Hahahahahaha.
-"Well, here's one problem: you're totally sober!!!"
-Angel watches hockey??
-And he's so socially awkward. Plus Spike at the party. Heh.
-Sleep removal sounds like a terrible idea!
-Drunk Wes and Fred...Angel and Eve doin' it...hoo oby
-"Including us I've had...about a 1/3 of a half of this beer..."
-And Gunn is peeing on stuff. Spike's gonna dance, I think.
-"Hey!!! Angel's getting some! Good for you!: *thumbs up* I die. (And Eve was in a compromising position....also, she has a body?)
-Hmmm, reminscent of "Something Blue". And also very funny.
-"Eve, you stay with me and we'll have more sex." Spike "Sounds good!" *thumbs up*
-Drunk scientists in a lab. This should be good.
-Ooo, did Wes just get friend-zoned?
-Incredible Hulk Lorne??
-Lorne confetti!!
-Spike excited about Gunn peeing on Angel's chair. Love it.
-Aww, sweet Lorne.
 

Cordy_Chase

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I found the focus on Lorne's character in this episode very well developed. It was heart-wrenching how no one tried much to understand how important the Halloween party was to him, to see how he felt that this was the only way that his sole talent could really contribute to the team. The saddest thing was that the reason he'd ended up making fools of the team was that he felt he needed to endanger his health for his devotion to this task to be appreciated. If you think about it, he'd spent his entire role in the series kind of taken for granted and this was the first time that really came back to bite them in the ass. I like that.

I've got to say that something that is stuck in my head about this episode is the scene in which Eve barges into Angel's penthouse. She seats herself on the bed while he's coming out of the shower and I can't figure out why he spends a good ten seconds which he drags out by taking her key away standing in front of her totally naked with his thing in her face before slowly putting on a towel. I found it a bit strange that he had little sense of modesty in her presence, but then again he was really messed up at this point and didn't care about too much. Though he very much gets his sense of modesty back when he nearly flashes the whole team while banging her under Lorne's mojo (priceless moment XD).
 

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Lorne is like a celebrity now :D

Angel doesn't look too good...

What's going on ??? o_O

It faded into the intro, first thing that happened...

Eve :rolleyes:

Yes, everyone needs some sort of release...

Lorne, go chill somewhere...

How long has Knok been working for W&H ??? o_O

Spike :eek:

How many languages does Lorne know ??? o_O

Lorne, you had a sanctuary spell...:rolleyes:

Bossy ??? :mad:

Angel looks very awkward in a limo...

Child ??? o_O

Eww :eek:

I thought that Lorne ate normal food...

So the mask is actually a human ??? o_O

Angel, go and meet them :)

At least Harmony is a better dancer than Elane from Seinfeld...

Made from Pyleans, whom are pretty depressing and boring people...

If people could remove their sleep, things would be so weird...

Angel, don't lose your soul...

What was that ??? :eek:

Fred, you are drunk...

Gunn was taking a pee :eek:

Spike...:rolleyes:

Looks like no sleep has consequences...

Fred and Wes, I'm for it :)

Did Gunn murder him ??? o_O

Fred, don't break it :mad:

The subconscious :eek:

Lorny tunes ??? o_O

It's gone :D

I guess that a lot of people had their sleep removed...

How many UC colleges are there ??? o_O

Next time: The tale of number five.
 

PaulParmar1

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Lorne in Season 5 was severely underused and I was extremely sad how he was useless during this season for majority of the episodes but I loved this one!
First of all as Buffy taught us!
Halloween episodes are fantastic & this really provided Lorne's best episode of the season imo
I really enjoyed this one for sure!
Harmony dancing was everything btw & Spike was so funny!
 

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Interesting to have a Lorne focused episode. But to me this was very throw away. The MOTW plot just wasn't very interesting. There was some good comedy, but other parts felt too much like a sitcom.
 
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