The House of Special Purpose
Season 3, Episode 5
Episode Information
Air Date:

May 17, 2017


0.98 million

Written by:

Dearbhla Walsh

Directed by:

Bob DeLaurentis

Episode Chronology
Previous Episode:

The Narrow Escape Problem

Next Episode:

The Lord of No Mercy


The House of Special Purpose is the fifth episode of Season 3, and the twenty-fifth episode overall. It premiered May 17, 2017.


Nikki and Ray's retaliation has consequences for Emmit; Gloria and Winnie start connecting the dots.


Ray proposes to Nikki, and she accepts. Once more disguising himself as Emmit, Ray makes a sex tape with Nikki in order to blackmail his brother into giving him $100,000. Emmit's wife, Stella, sees the tape first and leaves Emmit, taking her mother and the children with her.

At Stussy Lots, V.M. Varga takes Sy Feltz's office in punishment for talking to the police. Sy dines with Ruby Goldfarb, a widow interested in buying Stussy Lots. He is interrupted by Emmit who wants Sy to deal with his brother by any means necessary. Sy calls Nikki to meet him at one of Emmit's lots.

Gloria Burgle and Winnie Lopez interrogate Ray about the incident with Sy Feltz and Ennis Stussy's murder. Chief Moe Dammick chalks it up to coincidence and forces the pair to release Ray.

Emmit meets with Varga, who suggests that Sy and Ray may be working together to ruin Emmit. As Nikki meets with Sy, they are interrupted by Yuri Gurka and Meemo. The two brutally beat Nikki as Sy watches before running away. When Ray returns home, he finds the badly injured Nikki collapsed in the bath.


Main Cast

Guest Starring




Season 3 episodes

01. "The Law of Vacant Places"
02. "The Principle of Restricted Choice"
03. "The Law of Non-Contradiction"
04. "The Narrow Escape Problem"
05. "The House of Special Purpose"

06. "The Lord of No Mercy"
07. "The Law of Inevitability"
08. "Who Rules the Land of Denial?"
09. "Aporia"
10. "Somebody to Love"

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