"Yeah. You know, Angel, I--I don't have have superhuman strength, and I'm not a fighter. Quantum physics makes me nauseous, I barely made a passing grade at mystical studies, but I'm on your team. This is something I can do. I believe it has a purpose that can help you, even if you don't."
"Life of the Party"
Series Angel
Season 5, Episode 5
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Air date October 29th, 2003
Writers Ben Edlund
Director Bill L. Norton
Producers Jeffrey Bell; Gail Berman; Steven S. DeKnight; Ben Edlund; David Fury; Sandy Gallin; David Greenwalt; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Kelly A. Manners; Skip Schoolnik; Joss Whedon
Starring David Boreanaz; James Marsters; J. August Richards; Amy Acker; Andy Hallett; Alexis Denisof
Episode guide
"The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco"

"Life of the Party" is the fifth episode of season five of the supernatural drama series Angel and the ninety-fourth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Bill L. Norton and written by Ben Edlund. It first aired on the WB Network on October 29th, 2003. In this episode, Lorne decides to play morale booster by throwing an outlandish Halloween party at Wolfram & Hart - a party which only he seems to be particularly interested in. To satisfy all of the tasks required to pull this shindig off, Lorne sacrifices his own need for sleep, which has unexpected and potentially dangerous consequences for Team Angel.

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  • Production code number: 5ADH05.
  • This is the third appearance of Eve on Angel.
  • This is the first and only appearance of Devlin.
  • This is the first and only appearance of Artode.

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  • Angel: I wasn't too crazy about this thing to begin with. I mean, we are talking about our clients, right? Our evil clients. Not the sort of folks I really like to show a good time. I'd be a lot happier if the whole thing just kind of fell through. Then we could get back to...
  • Lorne: Ha! Ha! Ha! Okay! Okay! You're killin' me! Can't you just feel up the big picture, Mr. Magoo? It's not about good and evil. It's about party! Party! Capital "p"! Rhymes with "me"? About to have a stroke here 'cause you're killin' me!



  • Angel: And Eve, you stay here with me and we'll have more sex.
  • Eve: I'm on it.



  • Angel: I'm brooding.
  • Lorne: You're watching hockey!
  • Angel: Yeah, but my team is losing.


  • Charles Gunn: Oh, and your chair.
  • Angel: What?
  • Charles Gunn: Don't sit in it. I already called janitorial.
  • Angel: Why can't I -?
  • Spike: You pissed in the big man's chair? That's fantastic!
  • Charles Gunn: Spike, can you please turn off that warm fuzzy?
  • Spike: What, the Lorne thing? Wore off. I just think that's bloody fabulous.


  • Eve: Simply put, this is a morale thing.
  • Harmony Kendall: Good luck. Morale around here stinks.
  • Angel: What?
  • Harmony Kendall: Uh-huh. Everybody out there thinks you suck. Well, come on, boss They're all out there sweating through their matsudas, worried if you're gonna axe them or, you know, axe them.
  • Angel: Okay, look, hey!. I haven't... okay, I may have... killed... maybe a couple of them.
  • Lorne: And clients... and potential clients.

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