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S1.E18: Five by Five

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The Good; All of it, brilliant episode that gives Angel it's first 10/10 story. It's nearly my all time favourite Angel ep AND contains my all time favourite Angel moment, Wes coming across the weeping Faith in Angel's arms and dropping the knife.

The Bad; If you think there's anything bad in this ep, go to the doctor because you're clearly crazy.

Best line:

Cordy 'Generally you don't change a guy. Scratch the surface and what do you get? More surface!' (the events of Expecting still sting obviously)

Jeez, how did they get away with that? Faith tortures Wes, horribly. She hurts Lee too but who cares? Darla describes killing children who 'squeal like little piggies', eugh!

Apocalypses: 4

Angel Clichés

Damsel in distress; 15,

Inverting the Hollywood cliché; loathsome pimp picks up beautiful lost girl who then turns around and beats the crap out of him! Good for her!

In disguise; 4, Angel masquerades as a lawyer

DB get's his shirt off;

5 Cordy's tattoo;3

Cheap Angel; he doesn't carry any cash with him 3

Fang Gang in bondage: Wes tied to a chair Cordy: 5 Angel: 8 Wes: 2

Fang gang knocked out: Cordy and Wes Cordy: 9 Angel: 10 Wes: 4 Doyle; 1

Kills: Cordy: 3 vamps, 1½ demons Angel: 3 demons so 11 vamps, 9 and 1/2 demons, 2 humans. Doyle; 1 vamp Wes; 1/2 a demon Kate; 3 vamps Fang Gang go evil: Cordy: 2 Angel: 2

Alternate Fang Gang: Cordy: 2 Angel: 6

Characters killed: 25 Recurring characters killed; 2;

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

Angel Investigations shot: Angel by Faith Angel: 8, Packing heat; Angel tries to shoot Faith in the leg but fires blanks Wes; 2 Doyle; 1 Angel; 1

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

Kinky dinky: Lindsey offers to 'get Faith off' but she's heard that from guys before (although Lilah promises she'll impress Faith?). The guy who picks Faith up at the bus station is clearly looking to be her pimp but she gives him what he deserves. In a blow to Cesly fans CC proclaims that hell will freeze over before she has sex with Wes. Faith dancing is always a highlight. Darla and Angel(us) refer to 'playing games'.

Captain Subtext; Lilah picks Faith up in the club. Faith remarks she's not much of a talker, more of a doer

Know the face, different character; 2

Parking garages; 4,

Buffy characters on Angel; 7; Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith

Questions and observations; Note that when Angel catches the crossbow bolt Faith fires at him it's nowhere near his heart, she just wants to goad him into the fight. At this stage Wolfram and Hart don't realise 


that they need Angel for their prophecy so are quite happy to try and kill him.

We have flashbacks to resouled Angel having broken up with Darla, starving but isn't able to bring himself to kill in order to eat. All of the WR&H lawyers have the same initials, LM? How does Angel enter the thugs apartment when he's not invited? PTB or is the guy squatting?

Marks out of 10; 10/10 my favourite Angel ep ever until Orpheus

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