Episodes: Nine (hour)
TV show dates: September 24, 2015 — November 19, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Philip Winchester, Charity Wakefield, Damon Gupton, and Wesley Snipes.
TV show description:
Set in gambling capital Las Vegas, this high action drama series shows us a world where the rich and powerful are betting on crime.
“The House” is a huge game where world events are predicted, gambled upon and influenced by a shadowy elite. Controlling the game is the “The Pitt Boss,” a mysterious Mr. Johnson (Wesley Snipes). “The Dealer” is Cassandra (Charity Wakefield) and she recruits rogue FBI agent Alex Kane (Philip Winchester) as “The Player”.
Highly skilled in both analytics and field operations, Alex is driven by the need to find out who killed his wife. Where once there was a line he would not cross, he can now only think of revenge. With seemingly nothing to lose, this makes him one of the deadliest players the game has seen and, in turn, a valuable asset to “The House”.
Cassandra is quick to note that Alex is unlike other players in that his conscience plays a part in how he plays. Protecting the innocent is seemingly ingrained in him.
As Alex becomes embroiled in this massive conspiracy, he must learn to exploit those puppet masters who control him in order to get to the truth. Chased by domestic law enforcement, there is no one to trust and it seems his only asset is his importance to “The game”.
Episode #9 — Tell
Working together to find Ginny, Alex (Philip Winchester) and Cassandra (Charity Wakefield) discover Ginny’s mysterious key opens a storage unit. It’s a dead end though, filled with Ginny’s possessions instead of clues. But a burner phone and book left for Alex by a mysterious “friend” leads them to Jack Fuller, a former U.S. Marshal who now helps fugitives disappear.Cassandra suggests setting a bet themselves involving Fuller to see if Johnson (Wesley Snipes) gives away any involvement. Sure enough, Johnson revises the bet under false pretext. Although Alex locates Fuller, he is unable to apprehend him, and Fuller escapes onto a plane – where Johnson is waiting for him.
Meanwhile, Cassandra is kidnapped by Agent Nolan, who uses Cal (Damon Gupton) to set up an interrogation. Not intimidated, Cassandra turns the questions on Nolan before disarming her guards, taking a gun and freeing herself. Off the interrogation, Cal calls Alex angry and questioning, and although Alex warns Cal he’s in danger, it’s too late. Gunmen are already chasing him down. Just when Cal looks done for, Alex swoops in to save his friend and rushes him to the ER.
Enraged by what happened to Cal, Alex arrives at the House gunning for a fight. He and Johnson trade blows until Cassandra forces a truce at gunpoint. Johnson tells Alex he wasn’t responsible for Cal – someone is playing them against each other. He asks Alex for help with this dangerous threat, but Alex walks away.
In an attempt to win Alex back, Johnson brings him Fuller. Alex is shocked to learn Ginny hired Fuller to help her disappear. Before Fuller was able to finish the job though, a group of men showed up, and now no one knows where Ginny is. Realizing Johnson doesn’t know either, Alex tells him he has no use for Johnson or the House. He’s done. Alex goes to the storage locker to read a letter Ginny left him and reminisce. But a spilled beer leads him to discover a fake wall, and on the other side… a giant cache of guns and ammunition. (Courtesy NBC.)
First aired: November 19, 2015.
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