Angel ep by ep; rewatch and reviews

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  1. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    The Good;
    Not much, this has a good chance of being the worst Angel ep ever. Some eps of Charmed were better than this, even the one's without Shannen Doherty (or Charisma Carpenter).
    The Bad;
    The demon and the whole 'Gunn in trouble' bit is very stupid.
    Best line:
    "NOW!" all in the delivery
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Can't help but wince when Veronica get's a neck full of glass. Cordy's right though, to pull it out would kill her. The whimpering from Angelus and Darla's victims is horrible.
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 16,
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 4
    DB get's his shirt off; yep, twice so that makes 9
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel;
    4
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 2

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 9
    Angel: 11
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 2 vamps for Cordy so 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 1 demon and 1 vamp so 17 vamps, 18 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; one more vamp so 5 in all.

    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    25
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    3, Angel and Cordy and Wes

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 8,
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy

    Kinky dinky:
    All the Darla/Angel stuff is just excellent. Wes uses the very British insult 'Wanker'. Once again Cordy appears to be turned on by money, maybe that 'prostitute' remark wasn't so far of the mark as she also says she could be a 'working girl' if she wanted to. She also states that when it comes to sex women see more levels than men.
    Captain Subtext;
    Semi-naked Angel on top of Wes! Angel objects to wearing 'The girl's helmet'. Wes doesn't help by telling him 'Hop on gorgeous'
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    4,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Gunn beats his way to the truth so ruthlessly even Angel steps in to stop him.
    Buffy characters on Angel; 11
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla
    Questions and observations;
    Angel is a fan of Denzel Washington which is weird as he claimed to not even have a TV and was living like a tramp during his most successful movies?
    Marks out of 10; 3/10, VERY weak ep, saved largely by the Darla/Angel stuff and the motorcycle humour.


  2. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    UNTOUCHED

    The Good;
    Some lovely stuff from Lilah and some nice humour with Gunn.
    The Bad;
    I think the whole abused child bit is a little overdone, if you want to see that go so Michelle Tractenberg's excellent film 'Mysterious Skin' (but be warned, it's hard to watch)
    Best line:
    Angel; "Do you know what it's like to get a re-bar through your torso?"
    Cordy; "Actually yes I do. Benefits of a Sunnydale education" (Lover's Walk)
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    The whole incest storyline is super-icky, father's once more getting a rough ride in the Buffyverse. Plus Bethany squishing the thugs with the dumpster but as Gunn says "Mr rapist-for-hire? See me crying?"
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17, yep and how
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche; Bethany actually comes on to Angel which is unusual to see. Wes confesses he has no knowledge whatsoever about telekenisis. Cordy warns Bethany about Angel, hints of jealousy.
    In disguise; yep as a detective, must have been taking hints from Kate so 5
    DB get's his shirt off; yep, amazing how he always get's wounded in the chest but Cordy never does? 10
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel; Cordy says she likes her men "Less broody, more spendy"
    5
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 2

    Fang gang knocked out: Angel and Cordy
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Kills: none this ep for anyone although I love the way Cordy fights off the thugs with her lattes.
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 17 vamps, 18 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    25
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations: Gunn now being paid so add him in
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 8,
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy

    Kinky dinky:
    Bethany comments that Angel's Darla dream must make him 'Pretty happy' to judge by his bed covers. Indeed they resemble the x-rated cover of a period romance novel, bodice-ripping by the fireside. Bethany says guy's love the whole 'innocent and fragile' thing. Cordy comments that she came in the top 10% of her class and Wes wonders was that class 'Advanced bosoms?" (I think she gets more a C in that area?;)
    Captain Subtext;
    Lilah's relationship with Bethany smacks mightily of lesbianism just in the same way as her picking up Faith at the club did. When Gunn boasts about his new axe and hopes he might 'Get the chance to stick it in something" Cordy comments "Men, all alike!"
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    4,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 11
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla
    What the fanficcers thought; read a very good one once where Buffy confronts Hank about abusing her as a child. He confesses to being abused himself, she forgives him then he turns himself in, REAL tearjerker. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3035521/1/The_Monsters_of_Childhood
    Incest-fic of course HUGELY popular but almost invariably Buffy/Dawn/Joyce (Charmed sisters, Gilmore Girls etc) as consenting adults.
    http://www.t-s-s-a.com/stories/show-story.php?story=Buffy-DontGo.txt and
    http://www.t-s-s-a.com/stories/show-story.php?story=Buffy-MercifulMistress.txt
    probably the most tasteful in a highly dubious genre if you're over 18.
    Questions and observations;
    Hugely dark, you wonder if this is what Joss and co intended the series to originally be like in terms of both 'Damsel in distress of the week' and in the dark nature of the subject matter (Lonely Heart for instance was originally called Corrupt and had Kate not only posing undercover as a prostitute but had gotten too far into her role, actually working as one and having sex with her clients. At that point the st
  3. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 28, 2009
    star 4
    DEAR BOY
    The Good;
    All the Angel and Darla stuff and the Kate stuff. Love the cheating wife subplot too.
    The Bad;
    ?
    Best line:
    "God doesn't want you, but I do"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Awful scene between Darla and Angelus whilst driving Dru mad. She is a virgin and a saint, how different her life could have been. Darla grabbing/killing the actor.
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise;
    Whilst surveiling the cheating wife in the hotel so 6
    DB get's his shirt off; 10
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel; AI jump at the chance of a paying client Cordy noting he has Mastercard etc. Angel asks Wes if he has any money he can lend him for Caritas
    6
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 2

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Kills: one demon for Gunn
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 17 vamps, 18 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps + 1 demon.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: 3, the actor, the Lord and the Streetwalker
    26
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot: Angel shot by the cops who respond to the call
    Angel: 9,
    Packing heat; we have the first appearance the tranquliser guns.
    Wes; 4
    Doyle; 2
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 1 bleached blonde according to Angel and to the amazement of Cordy

    Kinky dinky:
    Angel forces himself on Darla but being Darla she revels in it. "You're hurting me, I like it". Angel tells Darla she can 'Scream all she wants'. Darla says she's pretty familar with the international sign for 'enough' whilst Angel says what they did together 'blew the top of my head off'. Angel has 'a thing for convents', hmmm? The nuns or the teenage schoolgirls in uniforms? Darla kills the streetwalker even though she was one herself. Angel smells Cordy's hair, the first hint of Cangel. When Angel refers to his love Cordy thinks he's talking about Buffy. Cordy's 'Pet me I'm a whore' outfit certainly fits the bill. Angel observes that Wes has recently had sex with a bleach blonde, probably the girl from 'Judgement', much to Cordelia's incredulity. Buffy the cheerleader gave Angel a happiness Darla couldn't give, maybe Darla should get the costume and some pompoms?
    Captain Subtext;
    In fanfic the bleach blonde Wes had sex with is often Spike. Lorne refers to his bartender Ramon as a 'treasure'.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    4,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; Dru for the first time 12
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru
    Questions and observations;
    Angel is 247 years old and now a coffee addict contrary to what was stated in The Prom. Great ep, the renewal of the Angel/Darla relationship and it's terrific on all levels, great things to come. Angel seems to have established a reputation as a PI for the superanatural, AI's spying on the cheating wife is quite professional with listening devices, mini-camera's, the works. In the Buffyverse there appear to be no aliens (what about the Queller demon from season 5?). Kate is now a pariah in the LAPD but is still loved by her friends and colleagues. Lorne is back for the first time in a while. Some great satire on Hollywood actors. Gunn has a long and colourful record with LAPD.
    Marks out of 10; 9/10


  4. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 28, 2009
    star 4
    GUISE WILL BE GUISE
    The Good;
    So wonderful, finally Wes gets a chance to shine and it's just fabulous. Also love Cordy's Angel impression. And love Rick the guard quietly sloping off when it's revealed that he'd had sex with his employer's daughter.
    Bad;
    Gunn never noticed the existance of netherworld? So how come he once traded his soul at a demon casino? (The House Alway's Wins) Surely there's a better way to get Angels help than threatening Cordy? Wouldn't have Wes have noticed that he'd deflowered Virginia during their sex?
    Best line:
    Angel; "Wesley was in virginia?"
    Wes; "That's beside the point"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    The father who wants to sacrifice his daughter, my god, talk about the lowest of the low! Prophetically she observes he also insures his car. Angel tortures fake Swami with fishing hook and line through his cheek.
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    Angel plans to infiltrate WR&H by 'moving real fast'
    As Gunn horrifiedly observes 'Going real quick was the plan?"
    In disguise;
    No but love the way Cordy and Wes are able to infiltrate WR&H with just a business suit and a pair of glasses and Wes' Angel impression is priceless.
    DB get's his shirt off; 10
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel;
    5
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 2

    Fang gang knocked out: Gunn by the fake Swami
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 17 vamps, 18 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 1 demon.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: the Swami offscreen
    27
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 9,
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2, one bleached blonde and Virginia

    Kinky dinky:
    Wes has sex with Virginia although he doesn't take her virginity, that was long gone (what girl ever didn't fool her father in that regard?). Of course if she had sex at 16 that's technically statuatory rape in California. Virginia is lovely, check her out as the 'Blair' witch in Charmed although her outfit in that episode exaggerates her (already respectable) cleavage to the degree it may knock you unconscious. Cordy observes that he 'screwed her over'. The thug refers to Cordy as Angel's piece. Yeska comments that the sacrifice is impure, as Cordy later observes if it was sacrificing male virgins the world would be aethiest in a second. Angel protests he isn't a eunuch and that the curse isn't that clear as later proven by Nina/Darla/The Furies.
    Captain Subtext;
    Cordy asks Wes if he has any clothes 'a man would wear'? Of course being Wes he has some excellent suits and Cordy has a very nice business suit. Cordy says she loves Angel. She also refers to Angel as girly. The fake Swami's recipie for Angel's happiness is word perfect for his relationship with Buffy, using her as a Darla substitute (but Buffy made him happy and Darla didn't).
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    4,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Angel tortures the false Swami with a fishook through his cheek
    Buffy characters on Angel; 12
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru
    Questions and observations;
    Angel says he rarely goes to church although it's implied that he's a Catholic. A great satire on Hollywood success, anyone with talent and looks has to have magic. A terrific lightweight comedy episode with Wes coming into his own for the first time and getting a girlfriend, just as he should have.
    Marks out of 10; 8/10

  5. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    As ridculously hot as Virgina is -and what a pun for a name- I just might've lied like a cheap rug to "hit it" also [face_hypnotized] =P~
  6. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    Not sure I'm comfortable with the phrase 'hit it' always struck me as slightly misogynist and dehumanising but certainly Virginia is banging....hmmm, maybe that's not much better?[face_worried]

    DARLA

    The Good;
    Everything between Angel and Darla is just superb, adds a whole new dimension to the Buffyverse
    The Bad;
    ?
    Best line:
    Angel; "You damned me!"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Everything with Darla, Dru and Spike is just TRAGIC. Angel garroting Lindsey is also pretty near the knuckle.
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise;
    DB get's his shirt off; yep,10
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel;
    5
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 2

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 17 vamps, 18 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: Dru kills the sailor, Spike kills the Slayer offscreen.
    29
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 8,
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    "You're leaving with the stallion" You know they just don't have dialogue like that on Dawson's Creek.
    Darla asks Lindsey to kiss her. We have confirmed what we always suspected, that she was a prostitute in her human life (women weren't allowed to own property during the Elizabethen era so she could hardly be anything else)
    Captain Subtext;
    Gunn shows his legal mind for the first time, working out that WR&H would place Darla's expenses as a tax rebate. Angelus appreciates human life whilst the Master wishes to end it. That said he let's Darla go as he seems to have genuine affection for her. Darla wonders if Lindsey has either a boyfriend or girlfriend. Little hints of humanity in Dru, she hints she could be Darla's mummy as she will eventually be when she sires her. Once again Spike calls Angel(us) a poofter.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages; yep, where they go to kill Darla
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 13 The Master rears his ugly head
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master
    Questions and observations;
    Dru sires Spike. The cleverness of this scene is that when we see it on Buffy we think the Fang Gang are the kings of the world. Although when we see it on Angel we realise it's all a lie, Angel is resouled. Despite being resouled Angel still kills criminals, rapists and murderers, an undead version of the Punisher. So what's Darla's real name? In season 1 of Buffy 'Angel' he comments that the last time he saw Darla she was dresssed in kimonos which fits here. So what happens to the baby Angel saves? I like to think that she grows up under his watchful eye, much like Rachel in the Highlander series, that Angel visits her as an old lady on her deathbed and holds her hand as she passes to the afterlife and rejoins the rest of her family. Interesting when we compare Angelus, the bullying father of the fang gang with his own domineering father.
    Marks out of 10; 9/10

  7. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    THE SHROUD OF RAHMON

    The Good;
    Very little, like Angel's Ja'Don impression and some nice Kate stuff but that's about all.
    The Bad;
    Cordy's hair is awful, she looks like Courtney Cox after a bad perm. The rest of the episode is pretty awful, the whole Wes interrogated by the cops technique really not working at all. If the Shroud is so powerful and destructive how could it have survived for so long?
    Best line:
    Angel " I could use a sweater, something dark"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    The twisting of the guard's neck. The story of the city's population going insane with mother's killing their children is also horrible.
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise;
    As Jay-Don so 7
    DB get's his shirt off; 10
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel;
    5
    Fang Gang in bondage: Wes handcuffed
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 3

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 17 vamps, 18 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 1 demon.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: the corrupt security guard
    30
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:Angel by Kate
    Angel: 10
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Kate finally get's what she always wanted deep down, Angel bites her under the influence of the shroud and she appears to orgasm against her will as a result just as Buffy did in Graduation Day pt2. Afterwards she seems almost bent to his will, finally able to forgive him for what's happened to her father and letting Wesley go. Apparently the things bringing in the chicks are 'the dough and the ride'. Wes says he's 'Good with the ladies himself'
    Captain Subtext;
    Angel mistakes Kate for Darla. Hmmmm? Kate also has a pic of her dad on her desk. Where's her mum? Gunn refers to vamps killing his sister.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 13
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master
    Questions and observations;
    Angel is a Chow Yun Fat fan, again weird when he was supposed to be a street tramp when he was at the height of his fame (Hard Boiled). If Wes wasn't under arrest before, why was he at the police station? We have the first appearance the tranquliser guns. Noted character actor Tony Todd (Candyman, Babylon 5, Night of the Living Dead etc) appears here almost unrecognisable as one of the demons. Is the head of the robbery gang human or demon? Jay-Don ran with the Rat-Pack as apparently Angel did during his Manilow phase according to 'The House Always Wins'. Kate is the first human Angel has fed on since Buffy in Graduation Day pt2.
    Marks out of 10; 3/10, in my honest opinion the worst episode of Angel EVER!

  8. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    The Trial

    The Good;
    Love the valet and the trials, they're both excellent, the suprise ending is a killer, thankfully they left Juliet Landau's name out of the credits this time so it's a genuine shock.
    The Bad;
    Very little, terrific ep but Angel seems to be overwhelmed by the WR&H thugs very easily
    Best line:
    Lindsey; "How did you think this was going to end?"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    The trials are almost akin to gorno, especially the key in the vat of Holy Water.
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; oh yeah!
    18
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 7
    DB get's his shirt off; oh yeah!
    11
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel;
    5
    Fang Gang in bondage: Angel chained up by the valet
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 9
    Wes: 3

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 1 vamp and 1 demon, 18 vamps, 19 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 1 demon.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    30
    Recurring characters killed; Darla dies for the 3rd time
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot;
    Angel: 10
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Darla has once more turned to prostitution to support herself.
    Captain Subtext;
    The eps so full he really doesn't have time to appear. Although Darla/Dru I suppose at the end.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 13
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master
    Questions and observations;
    Oddly Holland believes in god whilst Darla wears a cross whilst tricking (she takes it off when she goes to find a vamp to sire her). Angelus comments that in Romania they know how to treat a creature of the night (Dracula?). Holtz mentioned for the first time. The dumb vamp Darla propositions says he was sired in 1992, by Lothos and co in the Buffy movie? Anne Rice mocked again. Why doesn't Angel sire Darla and then resoul her? He wonders what would happen if he sired someone when he had a soul, in 'Why we fight?' we find out. Jasmine referenced once more. Does JB really sing or is she voiced over? The valet is great, you really could see him as Jeeves, his little 'Use it wisely' speech at the end is reminiscent of Highlander. The actor recurs in a Dollhouse ep where he plays Beyonce's manager.
    One thing, Angel is owed a life restored by magical means. So why does he never call in that marker and try to bring back Doyle, Cordy, Fred etc?
    Marks out of 10; 9/10, Angel at the top of it's game.

  9. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    REUNION
    The Good;
    Darla and Dru make quite a pair whilst Angel does his Batman routine. Some nice humour from Lilah and like the way Angel is so consumed by his quest that he tries to ignore his mission sent by the PTBs. And the shock ending is a kick in head.
    The Bad;
    Why does Lilah want to hear police sirens, what are the LAPD going to do against Dru and Darla? Shouldn't Angel have saved Holland's wife at least?
    Best line:
    Lilah (to Lindsey, indicating dead Darla) "Think you got a shot with her now?" Why we love Lilah even though she's a total bitch.
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    The scene in the shop with the murdered staff is horrifying
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    Lindsey (indicating the soon to be vamp Darla) "Can she hear us?"
    Darla "She's DEAD!"
    In disguise; 7
    DB get's his shirt off; 11
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel;
    5
    Fang Gang in bondage: Angel in cuffs
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 9
    Wes: 3

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 18 vamps, 19 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 1 demon.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: 16 including the shopgirls and the motorist
    30
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot: no but Angel takes a gun away from a demon acolyte intent on suicide.
    Angel: 10
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Gunn comments that he's freaked out by the whole incest vibe of the grandaughter remaking the grandmother (as he was with his vamped sister). Dru wants Angel to 'Spank us til Tuesday, we promise to be bad if you do'!!!!!!
    Captain Subtext;
    Loved to have seen the Dru/neighbour scene. Once again Dru seems a very unusual vamp in some regards, more human than most. Dru appreciates Lilah's beauty. All of the Darla/Dru stuff
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 13
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master
    Questions and observations;
    Like the way it's Gunn who figures out the whole nursery angle, once again showing his brains. Weird seeing Darla in her shroud. Kate and Angel seem a team once more.
    Marks out of 10; 8/10, Angel on top form.

  10. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    The last scene in The Trial actually made me stand up and cheer the first time I saw it =D=
  11. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    Dru siring Darla made you cheer? Really?

    REDEFINITION

    The Good;
    Angel goes Punisher, as extra-crispy Darla says "Who the hell was THAT?". Plus "We are the champions..."
    The Bad;
    Darla and Dru seem to spend an awful lot of time on fire, other vamps vaporise much quicker.
    Best line:
    Dru "Galloping, galloping still he'll come!"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    The ears gag, funny but hooooo....!
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 7
    DB get's his shirt off; not topless but some vest action
    11
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel;
    5
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 3

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills: 4 vamps and 12 demons for Angel really racking them up. I demon for Gunn
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 22 vamps, 31 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans,
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1/2 a demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    30
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations: 1 or 3 depending on which way you look at it?
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 10
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Gunn says Angel is 'going Commando', does he mean the action film or without underwear? Dru and Darla are looking for 'muscular slaves'. I know a few people who'd gladly volunteer. Once again Dru wants Angel to punish them for being naughty, she likes the idea of flogging but not of churches.
    Captain Subtext;
    Is the attraction between Lindsey and Darla real? Dru seems to like Lilah. Wes denies that his arse is 'pansy'.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Poor old Merl get waterboarded
    Buffy characters on Angel; 13
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master
    Questions and observations;
    Virginia's back, hooray! Wes intends to sing Cat Stevens, I'm guessing 'Morning has Broken' rather than 'Father and Son' or 'The First Cut is the Deepest'. In the end they pick Queen, good choice. Darla wonders why people always assume a man has to be involved in a woman's business? Angel smokes again.
    Marks out of 10; 8/10
  12. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 28, 2009
    star 4
    BLOOD MONEY

    The Good;
    Anne's back, wonderful the way minor characters from old eps can now assume major roles in the Buffyverse. A nice pastiche of the cynicism of major corporations.
    The Bad;
    Couldn't they have got some real TV stars to do that benefit?
    Best line:
    Lindsey "Boo hoo Lilah, let me wipe away the tears with my plastic hand!"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Anne refer to a 14 year old prositute lying in her own blood after a rough trick, uuggghhhh! (real life always more horrific than supernatural evil)
    Apocalypses: 4
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 7
    DB get's his shirt off; 11
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel; he owes Merle money
    6
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 3

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills: Half a demon for Wes and Gunn
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 22 vamps, 31 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1 demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 2 and half demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    30
    Recurring characters killed; Holland the scumbag appears again, I bet he's looking up rather than down and could use some ice about now
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations: 3 or 1?
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 10
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Kennell's school for girls, why is it that the buildings supernatural evil always seems to be drawn to are filled with teenage schoolgirls? (The Craft, Suspira, Carrie and countless trashier efforts, Satan's School for Girls, 5 Girls anyone?) Or did I just answer my own question? It's implied that Angel enjoys dressing up in Cordy's clothes. Angel says he is hitching a ride in Lilah's back seat, probably literally but the way he says it hints at innuendo.
    Captain Subtext;
    The 'Life Lessons' actress is asked why they made her character gay, an obvious nod to Willow on Buffy
    Know the face, different character; Anne/Lily/Chantrelle but still the same girl
    2
    Parking garages; yep, Angel attacks Lilah in hers
    6,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    More Merle bashing, you genuinely start to feel sorry for him.
    Buffy characters on Angel; 14
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne
    Questions and observations;
    Angel criticises Merle's beanbags, surely he had some during the Manilow years. We're told that Angel was in Mexico in the 20s and fought Boon over a girl, love to see that in the comics some time. Love his built-in knuckledusters. So why doesn't Anne recognise Angel when she was introduced to him in the Buffy ep Lie to Me? Interesting to see Wes as Bond, he would have been great in the Roger Moore style. Presumably Angel beats Boon for the money.
    Marks out of 10; 6/10 standalone ep, some nice stuff with Anne and Boon and some nice humour with Lindsey and Lilah.

  13. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

    The Good;
    Lorne really comes into his own, we see him set up to become a regular character . Love Angel Investigation's Agatha Christie moment.
    The Bad;
    Why does the scientist act suprised at Lorne's appearance when he's been to Caritas? His plan is pretty stupid, surely after a while someone will notice and pull the plug? And won't the time freeze affect the demons too? And won't the time freeze stop the electricity thus disrupting the process?
    Best line:
    Gunn; "Truth is there's always more down"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Apocalypses: oh yeah
    5
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; yep, posing as a grant fund agent
    8
    DB get's his shirt off; 11
    Cordy's tattoo;3
    Cheap Angel;
    6
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 3

    Fang gang knocked out: Lorne, all the makings of an Angel investigations regular right there
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 1
    Kills: a demon for Gunn and 2 for Angel
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 22 vamps, 33 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1 demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    30
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations: 3 or 1
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 10
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    The sympathy bone! Does anyone actually ever do that for real? The most slow motion sex in history. How exactly do they know that Kevin is impotent?
    Captain Subtext;
    Lorne acts in a stereotypically gay fashion but he describes Cordy as hot-o-rama suggesting he's actually Bi? The bartender remarks that they don't get many of Lorne's kind in his bar, we think for a moment he means gay but he actually means demon.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 14
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne
    Questions and observations;
    For some reason the demons seem to dress like Abraham Lincoln (or the Amish)? The weapons they use are similar to the hunga-munga used by Buffy in Anne. What do they do with Aunt Helen, turn her over to the police to charge her with murder by demon? A lovely metaphor from Lorne on holding the note. The beginning of Angel's eventual coming back to the good fight. Make Hegarty who plays the Bartender is one of those faces you see all over US TV. Cordy dances, she's quite a groover just as she was in Buffy. Wes dances too and is much better now than he was in 'She'.
    Marks out of 10; 7 out of 10, funny enough but not really a classic and suffers in comparison to what's gone before and what's to come.

  14. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    THIN DEAD LINE

    The Good;
    Excellent ep, lovely to see Anne again, good story, especially like the Jackson/Gunn confrontation. Also a nice little role for the desk sergeant.
    The Bad;
    Could this really all happen without anyone knowing about it? Or should I ask without anyone caring? Doesn't anyone hear the gunshots in the police station?
    Best line:
    Angel; "I just killed a cop"
    Kate; (looking around the police station) "I wouldn't say that in here no matter how immortal you think you are"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Once again man's (or should that be zombie's?) inhumanity to man always more disturbing than the supernatural.
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 11
    Cordy's tattoo; oh yeah, we see it at the siege at the refuge
    4
    Cheap Angel;
    6
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 8
    Wes: 3

    Fang gang knocked out:Wes passes out after being shot
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 6
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 22 vamps, 31 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans and 1 zombie
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1 demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    30
    Recurring characters killed;
    4;
    Total number of Angel Investigations: 3/1?
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot: yes, Wes by the zombie cop
    Angel: 10
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    No time for that
    Captain Subtext;
    Or that!
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Merle moves and I don't blame him. The whole thing is one big discussion of The End Justifies the Means, the police Captain uses vigilante methods to eradicate the crime in his area but at what cost? Angel is happy to give the area back to the Jackson's of the world because that's human trouble rather than supernatural.
    Buffy characters on Angel; 14
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne
    Questions and observations;
    Nice mislead, you think Anne is going to Angel but instead she goes to Gunn. Gunn himself starts to feel removed from his old gang. Angel and Kate seem to have restored their working relationship after the Shroud of Rashamon. Love the Cordy's clothes gag. The whole ep is reminiscent of the old Maniac Cop horror film series (which also featured a vigilante zombie cop ressurected through voodo) with hints of Night of the Living Dead, Magnum Force and Assault on Precinct 13 (the original, forget the remake even if it has Gay Byrne)
    Marks out of 10; 7/10, enjoyable but a step outside the arc.

  15. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    REPRISE

    The Good;
    Hell of a shock when Darla makes the Angel/Darla shish kebab. Good scenes at WR&H and the Darla/Lindsey stuff is great.
    The Bad;
    How come Angel can sense Darla at the Hyperion but not when she's evesdropping on him and Denver?
    Best line:
    Lilah; "Stake the bitch!"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    One of the WR&H employees pulls their child out of daycare as a sacrifice? Killing the mom and her family is horrible! Kate's suicide attempt also ain't nice.
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 17
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; at the end Darla rips it off
    12
    Cordy's tattoo;4
    Cheap Angel;
    6
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 9
    Wes: 3

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 22 vamps, 31 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 1 demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: Denver plus the family
    35
    Recurring characters killed; byebye Denver
    5;
    Total number of Angel Investigations: 3/1
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 10
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost: Angel and Darla and how!
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    The Claimac demons apparently 'raped' the villages of man in addition to laying them waste. Speaking of which Angel 'taking' Darla at the end is about as close to rape as you'll ever see from a heroic character on TV. Their foreplay is him chucking her through a glass door!
    Captain Subtext;
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 14
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne
    Questions and observations;
    Why no commentary on all these great eps? Why do people sacrifice goats? They're the nicest animals out but they always seem to be associated with evil. Must have been fun to have them on the set that day. David Fury of course is one of the sacrificers. First mention of Lilah's mum. Lorne doesn't like Lloyd Webber, not even 'Memory'? Wes and Virginia breaking up, awwwww! Cordy remarks she has no friends in LA, I guess she didn't keep up with the girls from 'Expecting' or 'She' (you'd think being knocked up against their will by a demonic entity and ending up in his breeding hot tub together would have bound them closer?). Darla with the glove rather reminds me of the old TV series Witchblade. Last appearance of Holland, not a nice guy but a great character. He's right of course, supernatural evil depends on human weakness. Poor Kate!
    Marks out of 10; 9/10, truly great

  16. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    EPIPHANY

    The Good;
    All of it, just magnificent, especially love the Lindsey/Angel fight and the truck crashing through the window.
    The Bad;
    Anyone?
    Best line:
    Gunn; "So what, you had a epiphany? Just wake up and bang?"
    Angel; "Sort of the other way around"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Even though it's just plastic you wince when Angel smashes Lindsey's hand
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 18 Cordy this time around
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    We all expect Angel to lose his soul but he doesn't only Buffy can do that to him
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; still off from last week so yes
    12
    Cordy's tattoo;4
    Cheap Angel;
    6
    Fang Gang in bondage: Wes and Gunn at the house
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 9
    Wes: 4
    Gunn; 1

    Fang gang knocked out: Cordy post-impregnation
    Cordy: 11
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 1
    Kills: 1 demon for Angel and one for Wes
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 22 vamps, 32 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 2 demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    35
    Recurring characters killed;
    5;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 10
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat; Wes for the third time with his shotgun
    Wes; 3
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Darla and Angel have sex three times. Darla considers herself very good in the sack as she's been doing it for 400years and used to be a professional. She asks Angel was she "Not good?" which is exactly what Buffy says in Innocence. Lorne suggests that Angel give Darla cab fare (I had a friend who always said that if a guy does that/cooks you breakfast afterwards it made you a prostitute. Strangely she is now an unmarried mother). On that topic Cordy impregnated by a demon against her will for the second time. And we always thought Xander was the demon magnet? Of course if you like that sort of thing;
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    Captain Subtext;
    Apparently the way to tell Angel and Angelus apart is that Angelus wears leather pants? Keith Topping suggests that at the end of the ep Lindsey is 'struggling with his sexuality' but I'm not so sure?
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 14
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne
    Questions and observations;
    The PTB decide to save Kate, well you would, wouldn't you? How much do I love Lindsey as a lonely drunken teenage buck with a pink carnation, pick up truck, cowboy boots and sledgehammer? Angel uses the 70s term 'pad', well he was about back then, a groovy cat if there ever was one. Angel smashing Lindsey's hand is SUCH a powerful moment, even when you know it's plastic it still makes you wince. Goodbye to Kate who leaves LA, changes her identity and becomes a district attorney in New York before returning to Angel in season 6. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3106733/1/Girls_Night_Out is interesting. Angels observation that if it all means nothing then the smallest act of kindness means everything is just wonderful. Lovely ending too with Cordy being caught by Angel, the gang is back together.
    Marks out of 10; 10/10
  17. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    DISHARMONY

    The Good;
    Wes and co take delight in humiliating Angel and it is funny as hell. All the Harmony stuff is excellent.
    The Bad;
    Understandably a lightweight ep, Cordy pretty much in denial throughout, she needs a friend and wants to believe she can trust Harmony. Harmony says that there are over 100 vamps in the theatre but they seem to almost all flee at the sight of the 5 strong AI team?
    Best line:
    Gunn "I say nuh and uh"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    The all you can eat vamp buffet
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 18
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 12
    Cordy's tattoo; yep, definitely as CC stands up.
    5
    Cheap Angel;
    6
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 9
    Wes: 4
    Gunn; 1

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 1
    Kills: 4 vamps for Angel, 2 for Gunn
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 26 vamps, 32 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 2 demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 7 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    35
    Recurring characters killed;
    5;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 10
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 2
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Harmony is so cute in her babydoll nightie. Her ode to the joys of human blood seems to even tempt Angel. Gunn also seems beguiled by Harm and vice versa until he discovers she's a vampire
    Captain Subtext;
    Lesbian subtext between Cordy and Harmony and then more explicit lesbian text between Cordy and Willow, CC not aware of Will's relationship with Tara up until this point. The cult leader wants to turn Wes and Gunn and eat Cordy suggesting women aren't really his thing. Cordy praises Angel as having a 'gay man's taste in clothes'.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; add Willow and Harmony so 16
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Willow, Harmony
    What the fanficcers thought;
    http://buffy.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=15274 (18+ only)
    Questions and observations;
    Cordy's jacket makes her look like a Prussian Hussar or something. Interesting to see Wes and Angel silently vie for the leadership role. Now I know an awful lot of people hate this ep with a vengence but I think it's great, Harmony is such a breath of fresh air, a nice light ep after the intensity of the Darla arc. Love Wes' Xena moment, "Kill'em all!"
    Marks out of 10; 8/10
  18. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    DEAD END
    The Good;
    Well if you like gross horror concepts this one's for you! A very nice end to the Lindsey story arc (for now) and some good humour about corporations and how they work. Very clever scene where we see around Lindsey's apartment with all the little features showing his life with 1 hand.
    The Bad;
    When Lindsey shoots up the boardroom where the heck are WR+H's crack security team who always seem to turn up on every other occasion?
    Best line:
    Lindsey "Stop it evil hand!"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Eye stabbing anyone? Or living organ donors? Plus Angel garrotting the parole officer.
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; 18
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 12
    Cordy's tattoo;
    Her green top shows it to great advantage so 6
    Cheap Angel;
    6
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 9
    Wes: 4
    Gunn; 1

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 26 vamps, 32 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 2 demon
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 7 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: Lindsey's donor
    36
    Recurring characters killed;
    5;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot: Angel by the parole officer.
    Angel: 11
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 3
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 1;Buffy
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Of course this being LA even the organ donors are insanely pretty. Lindsey pinches Lilah on the way out, well you would, wouldn't you?
    Captain Subtext;
    Angel seems to yearn for the parole officers 'butterfat'? (Yuck!)
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 16
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Harmony, Willow
    Questions and observations;
    Once again Wes and Angel subtly compete for leadership. Love Wes delegating Angel to help Cordy. Lilah suffers a death of the thousand cuts, constantly humiliated by Lindsey, treated as a secretary by Lindsey's client. No offence to Christian Kane but I really don't think he's that good as a singer. Kate is sorely missed by AI who now have to pay an outside contractor. Poor Cordy, the visions really starting to take their toll. Interestingly Angel warns Lindsey to never come back and Lindsey warns Angel never to play WR&H's game. NEITHER listens to each other's advice.
    Marks out of 10; 8/10 great stuff and the last we'll see off Lindsey for 3 whole seasons.

  19. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 28, 2009
    star 4
    BELONGING

    The Good;
    Very clever opening with the mirror in the resteraunt. The scene with Angel on the false beach is also great and all the stuff between Lorne (aka Krevlorneswath of the Deathwok clan) and his cousin "Again ,NOT a coward!"
    The Bad;
    Awful to see Cordy humiliated by the director, CC a veteran of loads of commercials in real life, I wonder if this was an experience she had? As Angel says, I thought demon violence was impossible in Caritas.
    Best line:
    Rondell "We been waiting on you for months, bro"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    The poor guys whom the Drakken eats
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Damsel in distress; the girl the Drakken takes as food 19
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 12
    Cordy's tattoo; 6, they actually go to great lengths not to show it during the commercial shoot.
    Cheap Angel; 7
    Treats the gang to a fancy dinner but insists on getting his money's worth. Says he's not cheap just old.
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 9
    Wes: 4
    Gunn; 1

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 1
    Kills: Wes kills the Haclaar, Angel kills the Drakken
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 26 vamps, 33 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 3 demons
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 7 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: 2 guys by the Drakken
    37
    Recurring characters killed; Gunn's friend George
    6;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 11
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat; Gunn suggests using a flamethrower against the demon, we've seen a member of his gang use one in War Zone
    Wes; 3
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Angel remembers when you could get a tavern wench for a few bob (presumably when he was Liam the drunken whoring layabout rather than Angelus). Needless to say Cordy looks incredible in her seashell bikini as indeed does her gorgeous blonde co-star who seems quite smitten with Angel and very taken aback that he doesn't notice her considerable charms on display. When Angel relates the description of Cordy's bikini to Gunn and Wes they seem very interested (still think of CC sexually?). And check out Angel fondling his axe as he tells them. Apparently Haclaar beasts feed and mate at the same time.
    Captain Subtext;
    Cordy describes Fred as pretty. Lorne says he used to chat up the senoritas at the bar when the other Pylean men were out hunting once again painting him as bi.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 16
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Willow and Harmony
    Questions and observations;
    Wes phones home, when we see his dad in 'Lineage' we understand this conversation better. Lorne performs an excellent version of Stevie Wonders 'Superstition', Andy Hallet's second best song on the show in my opinion. Fred for the first time. Love the way the librarian rationalises Lorne's appearance. He refers to Harry Potter, I don't know if it's deliberate but Wes the sorcerer has a little zigzag scar on his forehead throughout the ep.
    Marks out of 10; 6/10 ok ep but not brilliant, promises much to come

  20. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    OVER THE RAINBOW

    The Good;
    A fun romp veering unpredictably from the ridiculous to the sublime, not so much the series changing direction as looping the loop and throwing in a barrel roll for good measure. Must be so nice for DB to be able to work in the sun for once.
    The Bad;
    Even the most imaginative set dressing can't hide the cheapness of some of the production qualities. The bit where Lorne goes to see his psychic friend is also blatantly filler (although I love her name, Persia White, sounds like a film noir heroine?)
    Best line: Another Xena reference (see also Disharmony and Halloween on Buffy)
    Gunn; (on being told that Pylea is rife with xenophobia) "Why are they afraid of Xena? I think she's kinda fly"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    A lot of the Pylea stuff especially the hellbeast discecting the guy. We thankfully never see the AI group as a freakishly hybridinized siamese twin, as Gunn observes, horrified "That was a risk!!!?"
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    The guys take on the villagers and for once they lose.
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 12
    Cordy's tattoo; 6,
    Cheap Angel; 7
    Fang Gang in bondage: Cordyx2 but the rest of the guys as well
    Cordy: 7
    Angel: 10
    Wes: 5
    Gunn; 2
    Lorne; 1

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 1
    Kills:
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 26 vamps, 33 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 3 demons
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 7 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    37
    Recurring characters killed;
    6;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 11
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 3
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Cordy as a slave for the second time. If you enjoy seeing beautiful women enslaved, enchained and degraded this is the ep for you. Of course if you enjoy that you should be in deep, deep therapy rather than reading my reviews! Wes has handcuffs or at least knows someone who does (Mistress Spanksalot?). Once again, here's where they miss Kate who could have lent them some.
    Captain Subtext;
    Gunn likes Xena. Now this could either be classed as kinky dinky, he just likes hot dominant women in leather,(well who doesn't?) or it could have some deeper significance? Pylea strikes you as just the sort of place that Xena and Gabby would clean up.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 16
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Willow and Harmony
    Questions and observations;
    Angel was in the Tower of London at some stage. First real appearance for Fred and Amy Acker does a great job of portraying her impending madness. Also Gavin Parks oozes his Gucci clad self into the show. The scene where Angel leaves the tape for Gunn is very reminiscent of Kurt Russell in The Thing. Angel delighted in the daylight, his joy is lovely to behold.
    Marks out of 10; 6/10, not great in itself but again, promising much

  21. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 28, 2009
    star 4
    THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

    The Good;
    Angel sees his hair in the mirror for the first time, you always wondered? (I guess Dru always fixed Spike's?) Lovely reveal of WR&H, very clever. Also like the double bluff of Cordy meeting the Groo. All the scenes with Lorne's family are hysterical.
    The Bad;
    Aside from that this seems to be a case of 6 characters rushing about in search of a plot?
    Best line:
    Lorne's mother; "No longer do the dance of joy Numfar"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Angel still enjoys telling the story of cutting Lindsey's arm off, still some bad feeling there obviously.
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    Angel actually enjoys playing the hero, revelling in his (literal) moment in the sun.
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 12
    Cordy's tattoo; 6,
    Cheap Angel; 7
    Fang Gang in bondage: Wes, Gunn and Lorne again
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 9
    Wes: 6
    Gunn; 3
    Lorne; 2

    Fang gang knocked out: Lorne again
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 12
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 2
    Kills: Angel kills 2 demons
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1½ demons
    Angel; 26 vamps, 35 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 3 demons
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 7 vamps+ 2 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil: almost Angel but not quite
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang: demon Angel
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 7

    Characters killed:
    37
    Recurring characters killed;
    6;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 11
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 3
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Cordy is expected to Com-shuk with the Groo, as Gunn observes "Sounds dirty to me". Obvious sexual attraction between Queen C and Groo, Lorne asks should he call the guards back with their cuffs? Cordy once again in a bikini despite saying she doesn't want to seem 'too easy' for the Groo. Cordy observes it's along time since she Com-shuked and remarks on her propensity to be impregnated by demons "Do I send out some sort of 'Com-Shuk me' vibe?" There's a great t-shirt slogan for you. Even the Groo of course is part-demon but can only mate with humans.
    Captain Subtext;
    Huge beauty and beast vibe between Angel and Fred, Fangel right from the start. Lorne also seems enamoured of Groo so more evidence for the bi vibe. Wes keeps a picture of Cordy in his wallet
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 15
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Willow and Harmony
    Questions and observations;
    Here's the Groo, yay! After being abused and pushed around for the last 3 eps Cordy is now a Queen as she always wanted to be. Some beautiful small details like Cordy's little finger gesture when she tells the constable who wants the 'Most high princess' to feast on AI's blood "You're most high if you think that's going to happen!". Also Cordy reaching out to embrace her friends who walk past her to the food, shades of Indianna Jones (except Angel who makes for the mirror). Wes' idea of a list of demands sent to the Princess sounds reminiscent of Magna Carta.
    Marks out of 10; 7/10
  22. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4


    THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE PLZTH GRB

    The Good;
    The basket scene alone makes this wonderful. All told it's pretty good stuff though, a revolution in three eps.
    The Bad;
    It seems rather contrite that the entire world of Pylea is ruled by this small band of priests and their tiny army.
    Best line:
    Wes; "Why do people keep putting me in charge of things?"
    Gunn; (exasperated) "I have NO idea!". In many ways Gunn is the straight man of Angel Investigations, constantly staggered at the rest of the gangs grand notions.
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Severed Lorne's head, Pylea has a 'mutilation chamber'? Everyone keeps spitting on poor Lorne. The Groo sets his own hand on fire to intinidate Angel before they fight. He feels pain but just overcomes it!
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche; Lovely heart to heart between Wes and Angel over the fireside but we later learn that Wes doesn't necessarily believe it, he just needs Angel to.
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 12
    Cordy's tattoo; 6,
    Cheap Angel; 7
    Fang Gang in bondage: Angel by Groo
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 10
    Wes: 6
    Gunn; 3
    Lorne; 2

    Fang gang knocked out: Angel after the fight in the cave
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 13
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 1
    Kills: 3 demons for Angel, 3 for Wes, 2 for Gunn and 1 for Cordy
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 2½ demons
    Angel; 26 vamps, 38 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 6 demons
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 7 vamps+ 4 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    37
    Recurring characters killed;
    6;
    Total number of Angel Investigations:
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 11
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 3
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast
    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Cordy touches the Groo 'by accident' in the dark. She refers to Groo and her on their wedding night having a 'shared burden lifting' but denies that she has much experience. She doesn't like the idea of Com-shukking in front of the priests. The priests tell Groo that if Angel should win he will ravage and defile Cordy again and again until she has no more screaming in her.
    Captain Subtext;
    Do the Covenant represent the Taliban? Check out the slave-girls expression when Cordy orders her to strip naked. Also check out that Lorne's eyes flicker open to watch. Lorne observes that Groo works out when Cordy rubs him up against him. When Cordy tells Groo she loves him Angel is a little afronted that she doesn't say she loves him too. Gunn's speech at the end neatly sums up post American Civil War history.
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 16
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Willow and Harmony
    Questions and observations;
    To judge by his remarks when he and Wes are going to be executed Gunn is a Christian who believes when he dies he'll go to Jesus. CC can scream like a Classic Dr Who companion (as can Dawn, see Shadow). Angel doesn't snore. In demon form he rather resembles the Incredible Hulk. Lorne doesn't have 5 toes on each foot although we don't know how many he does have. Wes is faced with the General's classic dilemma of having to sacrifice some of his men for the greater good. How do they get Angel's car out of Caritas? Willow at the end is heartbreaking, how much can Alysson Hannigan emote with just her expression?
    Marks out of 10; 8/10 good end to an enjoyable arc but you're keen to get back to LA.
  23. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    "Slave Leia" Cordy, FTW! =P~
  24. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    Remember we also have slave-girl Rachel in Friends[face_whistling]

    HEARTHROB
    The Good;
    Great stuff, once again you feel the Buffy writers are making fun of the whole endless vamp love concept (Twilight/True Blood). Also Lorne's version of 'I left my heart in San Francisco' is WONDERFUL, one of the top three Lorne songs.
    The Bad;
    How many times can we see the same courtyard even if it is redressed?
    Best line:
    Angel (after fighting the demon monks) "Should have gone to Vegas"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 12
    Cordy's tattoo; yep, when she bends over to pick up the fire extinguisher during the fight in the hotel lobby
    7,
    Cheap Angel; 7
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 10
    Wes: 6
    Gunn; 3
    Lorne; 2

    Fang gang knocked out:
    Cordy: 10
    Angel: 13
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 1
    Kills: 2 vamps for Angel and one each for Wes and Gunn. Amazingly this is the first vamp Wes ever kills in four years in the Buffyverse. We don't know how many vamps/demons AI killed in the summer but I'll give them one each
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 3½ demons
    Angel; 28 vamps, 38 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 7 demons+1 vamp
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 8 vamps+ 5 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed: the dude Darla kills and a couple of people at the party
    40
    Recurring characters killed;
    6;
    Total number of Angel Investigations: Fred not part of the gang yet, still hiding in her room
    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

    Angel Investigations shot: only Angelus by Holtz and he doesn't count
    Angel: 11
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 3
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:
    Cordy: 3(?) ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast+Phantom Dennis(?)
    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    Gunn refers to 'doin it with the demons' but doesn't mean what we think (except for Cordy who regularly seems to 'do it' with various supernatural entities). Speaking of which she's close enough to Phantom Dennis to strip naked in front of him and get some loufa action in the bathtub with him. Cordy thinks her new necklace brings out her breasts, Gunn certainly seems to think so to judge by his expression. Nice 'screwed Darla' gag. Darla says Angelus made her pay for leaving him in an extreme S&M style. Wes says Angel doesn't need a lapdance.
    Captain Subtext;
    Hugs all around when Angel comes back, the events of season 2 well and truly forgotten. James and Elizabeth (both regal names) are obviously a proto Spike and Dru (maybe Darla and Angelus needed another couple to make a four at bridge?).
    Know the face, different character; 2
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Buffy characters on Angel; 16
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Willow and Harmony
    Questions and observations;
    Love to see more of AI in the summer without Angel, they obviously kept busy. Also would have liked to have seen how Gunn coped with a solo case whilst everyone else was at Buffy's funeral. Can't they buy Fred a whiteboard so that she doesn't have to write on the wall? Does Fred really have to invite Angel into the room she occupies in his hotel? Or is Angel just bluffing to reassure her and make her feel at home? Note Angel takes the time to put his coat on before going vamp hunting. James says that Angelus knows no poetry, well he liked Spike's. Or Angel did? Holst is referred to as the foremost vamp hunter, what about the Slayer of the age? Vamps don't really seem to have love as much as twisted obsession but not having souls they can't appreciate that. Cordy's right of course, the human thing for Angel to do is mourn Buffy but continue his life. Surely James can be killed by fire or decapitation? Nice to know that when the chips are down you can rob the ha
  25. saturn5 Jedi Padawan

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    star 4
    THAT VISION THING
    The Good;
    A real one for Lilah fans, our first sight of Skip and some great acting by CC
    The Bad;
    The brain thing looks fake. It also seems all very unnecessarily complicated to rescue Billy
    Best line:
    CC (about Gavin) "Ok, Satan's toady but that's a NICE suit!"
    Jeez, how did they get away with that?
    You so feel for Cordy as she suffers. Not so much the rebar through the head but Darla slicing her hand makes me wince every time.
    Apocalypses: 5
    Angel Cliches
    Inverting the Hollywood cliche;
    Darla's "Men are such babies" remark, about some things yes.
    In disguise; 8
    DB get's his shirt off; 12
    Cordy's tattoo; oh yes
    8
    Cheap Angel; 7
    Fang Gang in bondage:
    Cordy: 5
    Angel: 10
    Wes: 6
    Gunn; 3
    Lorne; 2

    Fang gang knocked out: Cordy and Lorne
    Cordy: 11
    Angel: 13
    Wes: 5
    Doyle; 1
    Gunn; 1
    Lorne; 2
    Kills: 2 demons for Angel
    Cordy: 5 vamps, 3½ demons
    Angel; 28 vamps, 40 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans
    Doyle; 1 vamp
    Wes; 7 demons+1 vamp
    Kate; 3 vamps
    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.
    Gunn; 8 vamps+ 5 demons.
    Fang Gang go evil:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 2

    Alternate Fang Gang:
    Cordy: 2
    Angel: 6

    Characters killed:
    37
    Recurring characters killed;
    6;
    Total number of Angel Investigations: Fred doing research and taking care of Cordy, now part of the gang
    5, Angel, Cordy, Wes, Gunn, Fred

    Angel Investigations shot:
    Angel: 11
    Wes; 1
    Packing heat;
    Wes; 3
    Doyle; 1
    Angel; 1

    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost: I'm going to add Phantom Dennis who Cordy will later tell us is 'good with a loufa'.
    Cordy: 3 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast+Phantom Dennis(?)
    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla
    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

    Kinky dinky:
    'Dick' and 'dong' in the car on the way to get the key. Lilah paws Angel when he's in her office and when he's violent with her it actually seems to turn her on all the more, she keeps pawing. Fred is 'forking with Gunn'.
    Captain Subtext;
    Lorne loves The Sound of Music. But who doesn't?
    Know the face, different character; 3
    Bob Morrisey who plays the demon Dr is also the mad guy who accosts Dawn outside the Magic Shop in The Real Me.
    Parking garages;
    5,
    Guantanamo Bay;
    Angel threatens Lilah and Gavin. Wes and Gunn are quite prepared to kill Billy if WR&H try anything smart. Despite her tough girl image Lilah seems to be genuinely afraid at the end of the ep.
    Buffy characters on Angel; 16
    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Willow and Harmony
    Questions and observations;
    CC impressed by Gavin's clothes, what a shame she missed most of season 5 when AI can put their wardrobe on WR&H expense account. I wonder if the makers of The Matrix say this ep? They certainly steal the key gag for the second film. Fred meets Phantom Dennis although she also feels the need to introduce herself in a later ep.
    Marks out of 10; 6/10, pretty good, not totally brilliant


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