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S01. E07: The Bachelor Party

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The Good; a lovely ep for Doyle adding a lot more depth to his character whilst providing some pretty gruesome comedy. Also like Doyle and Angel vetting CC's date, really gives them a sense of family.

The Bad; SUCH a shame we never see Harry again, that would have been terrific. Does she even know


Doyle died?

Best line: Cordy;"Doyle taught 3rd grade. The kind with children. Are you sure he wasn't just held back and that was his cover story?" I also like Harry's aghast "Stripper! There was a stripper?"

Jeez, how did they get away with that? Eating brains? Yuck! Would anyone really like Quails' tongues?

Apocalypses: 4

Angel Clichés

Damsel in distress; nope, 2.

Inverting the Hollywood cliché; friendly demons for the first time

In disguise; 2.

DB get's his shirt off; 2

Cordy'statto; 2

Cheap Angel; the first sign of Angel's notorious meanness as he refers to the restaurant's surprisingly expensive windows

Fang Gang in bondage: Doyle in the box Cordy: 5 Angel: 4 Wes: 1 Doyle; 1

Fang gang knocked out: Angel Cordy: 8 Angel: 8 Wes: 1 Doyle; 1

Kills: Cordy: none this ep. 3 vamps, ½ a demon from her time in Sunnydale Angel: 2 vamps for Angel. So that gives Angel 10 vamps, 3 demons, 2 humans. Doyle; 1 vamp What happens to the female vamp at the nest? Does she just run away? Note Cordy actually bites the vamp who attacks her?

Fang Gang go evil: Cordy: 1 Angel: 1

Alternate Fang Gang: Cordy: 2 Angel: 4

Characters killed: 14

Total number of Angel Investigations: 3, Angel, Doyle and Cordy

Angel Investigations shot: Angel: 5,

Packing Heat Doyle; 1

Notches on Fang Gang bedpost: Cordy has a date with Mr Armani but he doesn't even get a kiss Cordy: 1? Angel: 1;Buffy

Kinky dinky: The stripper. Is she human or demon? Either way she wears WAAAYYYY too much eyeshadow. Also Harry has bought herself a a nightie for her honeymoon small enough to fit into a matchbox. The girls meanwhile play pornographic pictionary. Doyle asks if Buffy likes men with an Irish accent (has she ever met one?). Apparently the demon women have legs that can bend multiple ways and this is an aid in the sack?

Captain Subtext; Doyle and Angel's charm seems to be gradually working on CC.

Know the face, different character; 2 Carlos Jacott who plays Richard was Ken in the Buffy ep Anne.

Parking garages; 2

Questions and observations; A good episode, fun and fleshing out the characters. Cordy refers to Xander as a fixer-upper. Our first set of friendly demons but not THAT friendly. It seems very much that demons in the Buffyverse are slowly being won over to the ways of humanity (ESPN). Some great heroism from Doyle and a very nice double act from Cordy and Harry. Despite Doyle's relating Angel's lifestory to him in City of Angels it seems he's never actually seen Buffy.

Marks out of 10; 6/10, good ep

Okay, doing Pangs on Buffy next then back with I Will Remember You

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5 minutes ago, nosleepforme said:

What I find really interesting about an Angel episode like this, is that there are so many racial overtones to it - something that Buffy has traditionally shied away from. And Angel actually does that a lot in the first season particularly, I mean, Hero is just coming up very soon.


I love Doyle, but as a Doyle episode, I thought it was rather disappointing. I feel like they could have done better, Doyle is obviously such a troubled and tortured character and to play an entire episode entered on him as a comedic episode didn't entirely work for me.


I don't get why Doyle got the vision of Buffy at the end, because as we see in Buffy, it was just a regular threat and nothing particularly dangerous. Theoretically, Doyle should have a vision of Buffy in trouble all the time then.


I love the moment when Cordelia smashes a plate in Demon Doyle's face. Great comedy there.

I actually like it, it gives Doyle depth, he wasn't always this down at heel character, he had a different past and it would have been great to explore that in future eps. But agree with you on the vision, such a blatant move simply to get Angel back to Sunnydale. 

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