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To Shanshu in LA

Joe Hellandback

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The Good; My all time favourite moment in Angel is when he walks up to Lindsey clutching his stump, the music swells and Angel looks on him with bugger all sympathy. Such a powerful scene, you realise how much Angel loves Cordy in that moment and would fight his way to hell on her behalf. CCs acting as stricken Cordy is also great and love the doughnut scene. And THAT ending!

The Bad; Gunn's presence seems a bit shoe-horned in, they're obviously thinking about making him a regular. Same for David Nabbit. Kate seems to want to make Angel hang around to make a statement which is weird as she's prepared to let him just walk away the rest of the time.

Best line: "Don't believe everything your foretold, Lindsey" (why doesn't he just kick him in the head whilst he's at it?)

Jeez, how did they get away with that? Severed hands. Voca's mask. Angel is also quite brutal with Kate. Lilah mentions a past WR&H employee who was made to eat his own liver as penance for failing the senior partners.

Apocalypses: 4

Angel Clichés Damsel in distress; 15,

In disguise; 4

DB get's his shirt off; 7

Cordy's tattoo;3

Cheap Angel; 4

Fang Gang in bondage: Cordy: 5 Angel: 8 Wes: 2

Fang gang knocked out: Wes by the explosion Cordy: 9 Angel: 10 Wes: 5 Doyle; 1

Kills: Cordy: 3 vamps, 1½ demons Angel; 2 demons so 16 vamps, 12 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans Doyle; 1 vamp Wes; 1/2 a demon Kate; 3 vamps Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.

Fang Gang go evil: Cordy: 2 Angel: 2

Alternate Fang Gang: Cordy: 2 Angel: 6

Characters killed: 25

Recurring characters killed; bye-bye the Oracles which is a shame as I liked them, I didn't think they COULD be 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: Naked Darla in a box, bet you can't order that on Amazon!

Know the face, different character; 2

Parking garages; 4,

Buffy characters on Angel; 11 Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla

Questions and observations; Wes once again makes a biblical reference which Watcher's are wont to do. The promise of great things to come, Darla in the box. Interestingly you can bring a vamp back from the dead as they attempted to do in 'When she was bad', a technique often used in fanfic for bringing back Angel and souled-Spike if they've been killed in a story. Cordy refers to 'The old me' indicating personal growth. Of course we assume the 'Vamp with a soul' is Angel but it could just as easily be 


season 5 Spike?

What's interesting thing is if you read 'Slayers and Vampires' is how much the male Oracle hated appearing on Angel and utterly despised DB. Maybe that's why we only get the female returning in the end scene, he just wanted out of there?

Marks out of 10; 9/10, very good ep with my all time favourite Angel scene.

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