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''Angel discovers the woman who cursed him with everlasting life is alive. Tortured by her presence, desire and madness have taken a hold of him.''


Angel Dear Boy - 2ADH05

Written by David Greenwalt - Directed by David Greenwalt - First Aired on October 24th, 2000

Synopsis - Creature Feature - Cool Quotes - References - Continuity - Goofs - Trivia - The Morgue - Cast - Famous Faces - Points Of View

Synopsis

The Short: While Angel dreams about his first encounter with Drusilla in 1860 London, he has a brush with Darla in his waking life. Wolfram & Hart set up the seemingly human Darla in a false identity and when Angel spots her he starts to follower her, but it's a trap and Darla frames Angel for the death of her supposed husband. Kate tries to capture Angel, but he alludes her and kidnaps Darla himself. Although he is tempted to either love her of kill her he does neither and allows her to leave.

Group The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we see Angel getting up at Angel Investigations where meets Cordelia and Wesley, but he is obviously still very sleepy. Cordelia figures they are out of money and need a paying client. She gets a vision about a demon who has people fighting over how to worship it. As Wesley tries to find the demon in his books Angel nods off and dreams of Darla being there with him. He snaps out of it and rejoins the waking world as they figure out that the demon is held up in a water tank built over the cursed land which was once home to St. Bridget's convent and sacred American Indian burial ground. They contact Gunn and head out to the water tank where they discover humans fighting it out in front of a Thrall demon. They are spotted by the demon and suddenly the humans all attack the crew. Angel acts strangely and attacks one guy over and over, but Gunn is able to ax the demon and the fight ends. They have to pull Angel off the poor guy he's beating the tar out of. Angel walks off uninterested and later ends up in a crowd of people where he spots Darla!

Drusilla In a flashback to 1860 London, Angel catches up with Darla who just drained Lord Nicholes and a street walker. She has a surprise for him and takes him to see Drusilla, an innocent girl who has the power of visions. Angel starts to plan how to hurt her. In the present Angel follows Darla, but loses her in the crowd. The next morning at Angel Investigations Cordelia and Wesley are interviewing a man about a case where his wife, who he thought got abducted by aliens regularly, might really be having an affair. Angel walks in but seems uninterested in the case. Angel walks off and Wesley shows the man out (see Reference #1). Angel and Cordelia talk, but as Cordelia reams him out over his actions he smells and strokes her hair which completely freaks her out (see Reference #2). Wesley returns and Angel apologizes. He explains how he saw Darla but they are skeptical (see Continuity #2-#4). He confesses his recent dreams about her. In Lindsey's office Darla and Lindsey talk about how Angel is falling apart. Lindsey says they don't want him dead, they want him evil. Darla flirts with Lindsey then she tells how she hates what happened to Angel. Lindsey prepares an envelope which ends up being delivered to Kate by another detective. Kate and the detective talk about how she has become obsessed with bizarre cases (see Reference #3). She opens the envelope to discover it contains information about Angel now living in the Hyperion Hotel. At another hotel Cordelia, Wesley and Angel are spying on their client's wife, who is meeting with a man for an afternoon romp in the sack. They covertly take pictures and record them at the bar, but as the two go off to get a room Angel stops them and tells them her husband knows everything. He advises her to either stop the affair or breakup with her husband, because he can't stand spying on them like this. Cordelia is pissed royally, but then Angel spots Darla walking by and confronts her. Saying she's Diedra Cramer, she pretends to not know him and security moves to protect her. She claims her husband Stephen is outside and she runs to him, passing through sunlight, which shocks Angel, she's obviously not a vampire.

Angel Angel, Cordelia and Wesley return to Angel Investigations as Cordelia rants about Angel's actions. Wesley says Angel made a mistake, but Angel insists Darla's back but she's human. Angel tells Cordelia to try to find the home of the Cramer's. Angel bums money off Wesley for the cover charge and goes to Cataras, where he sings his heart out for the demons in the crowd, then apologies. When he asks the mystic about Darla, but he just warns him to give up on Darla and move on (see Reference #4). At Angel Investigations Cordelia gets a call from Angel and gives the address for the Cramer's. Wesley is worried about Angel going crazy, so he readies a tranquilizer gun and calls Gunn for help. Angel shows up outside the Cramer's house and watches them through the window. Darla and the husband pretend to eat dinner as Darla gets her trap ready, with Lindsey connected via radio and a hired guard waiting in the house. At Angel Investigations Gunn is explained how Angel goes evil at times, and is taken aback (see Reference #5). Back in the past Angel and Darla celebrate his massacre of a convent, then they make out as Drusilla rants insanely, the only survivor of all the horror, she's clearly gone off her rocker. Angel explains how he plans to turn Dru into a vampire so she is tormented by madness forever. Darla calls the police and pretends that Angel is breaking in the house, then she signals the guard who vamps out and hits her, then drains the husband. As Angel runs in hearing the screaming she pretends Angel killed him. The police show up and try to arrest Angel.

The cop tries to arrest Angel, but he runs off saying Darla will pay for this (see Reference #6). Kate talks to Darla, who pretends Angel has been stalking her. She says he broke in and bit her husband. When Kate has her back turned Angel slips in and grabs Darla. At Angel Investigations Kate and the cops bust in on Gunn, Wesley and Cordelia. Kate starts to harass Gunn, then asks who Darla is. At the water tank Angel walks in with Darla in tow, she continues pretending to not know him, but Angel vamps out and bites her, she finally gives in.

Angel & Darla Back at Angel Investigations Kate reads off Gunn's rap sheet, but Cordelia defends him. When Kate mentions how Angel supposedly broke in the house Gunn asks how he got in uninvited, being a vampire. Wesley finds an old photo of Darla and shows it to Kate and she starts to realize something is going on. In the water tank Darla is making out with Angel, but he stops and wants to know what her game is. He realizes she's trying to rob him of his soul. He says that she has a soul too and will start to feel guilty for her evil. He says that she never made him happy. Darla throws a hissy fit over this. He says she has a second chance just like he did, but she insists he had darkness in him before she ever sired him. At Angel Investigations Kate and her officers leave, but she insists that despite Angel's good intentions she blames Angel for innocents who die in the crossfire of his battles between good and evil. Sunrise comes. In the water tank Darla and Angel are still arguing (see Reference #7). She teases him and he grabs her throat, but she pulls a cross and burns his chest. She walks out into the sunlight, saying she still wants him. Angel just stands there stunned. After nightfall Angel returns to his room, where Wesley and Cordelia visit to make sure he's all right. Wesley warns there will be more trouble, but Angel says he's looking forward to it.

Creature Feature

Thrall Demon The random monster this week is a Thrall demon. It set itself up on cursed land and had two groups of humans fighting it out over how to worship it. Once it was killed the humans seemed to come to their senses. According to the closed captioning it's name is Turfog. Personally it reminded me of the hungry beast from the camp horror film Terrorvision.

Drusilla Drusilla was a human girl with ''the sight'', the power to see the future. It's not known how, if at all, this power could be related to Cordelia's visions.

Cool Quotes

  1. Angel: ''I did and I saw her, I'm not crazy''
    Wesley: ''Where?''
    Angel: ''Right between the clowns and the big talking hot dog!''
    Well, that would certainly convince me!


References

  1. Wesley: ''Oh he's eccentric, all the greats are. Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe...''
    Peter as Sherlock Sherlock Homes is a character created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Not simply the greatest and most famous of fictional detectives, Sherlock Holmes is quite possibly one of the most famous personages, real or fictional, in the history of the world. Parodies and pastiches far outnumbering Doyle's own work have been written. Holmes first appeared in a novel entitled A Study in Scarlet, a story of revenge, rooted in the American West, bearing fruit in London. The London parts of the story were told by a young ex-army doctor, John H. Watson. Sherlock is seen here portrayed by actor
    Peter Cushing (1913-1994), who portrayed him in two films and a television series.

    Humphrey as Philip Philip Marlowe is another fictional detective, this one created by Raymond Chandler. He was portrayed by Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) in the 1946 film The Big Sleep. Plot: Summoned by the dying General Sternwood, Philip Marlowe is asked to deal with several problems that are troubling his family. Marlowe finds that each problem centers about the disappearance of Sternwood's favoured employee who has left with a mobster's wife. Each of the problems becomes a cover for something else as Marlowe probes.

    Master Card
  2. Cordelia: ''See his file? He has Visa, MasterCard and a problem, he's our target audience, but if you want to be rude, I guess it's your shop, Angel?''
    Visa and MasterCard are popular credit cards. MasterCard was referenced by Faith in Consequences and Doyle in Rm w/a Vu.

  3. Kate: ''Jack, what brings you to Siberia?''
    Siberia is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakstan, constituting all of northern Asia. Siberia extends from the Ural Mountains on the west to the Pacific Ocean on the east and southward from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakstan and the borders of Mongolia and China.

    Sea Breeze
  4. Host demon: ''Hey, Rico! Top off my sea breeze, earn my everlasting devotion, huh?''
    A sea breeze is a mixed drink made up of 2 measures vodka, 3 measures Cranberry juice and 3 measures Grapefruit juice. Get 4 or 5 ice cubes and crush them by placing them in a plastic bag and hit them with a rolling pin. Pour the ice in a tall glass, add the above ingredients and stir. Add a straw and a slice of lime to decorate.

    Bonnie and Clyde
  5. Cordelia: ''Imagine Bonnie and Clyde if they'd had a hundred and fifty years to get it right.''
    Bonnie Parker (1911-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) were a small-time robber team that gained fame in the United States through their flamboyant encounters with police and their promotion by the nation's newspapers. Clyde had been a young robber long before meeting Bonnie in January 1930. After arrest and 20 months in prison (1930-32), he teamed up with Bonnie, and they began their short 21-month career, often working with confederates, such as his brother, Buck Barrow, and Buck's wife, Blanche; Ray Hamilton; and W.D. Jones. Bonnie and Clyde, as they were popularly known, robbed gas stations, restaurants, and small-town banks (their take never exceeded $1,500), chiefly in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri. Bonnie and Clyde at last were betrayed by a friend and bullet-riddled by police in a roadblock ambush.

  6. Cop: ''Seal the house, I want S.W.A.T., now!''
    S.W.A.T. stands for Special Weapons And Tactics.

    Cub Scout
  7. Darla: ''Will you? Isn't that against your Cub Scout code?''
    In 1930, the Boy Scouts of America created the Cub Scout organization for boys younger than Boy Scout age. A year-round, home-centered program, Cub Scouting emphasizes involvement between boys and their parents, adult leaders, and friends. They have a web ring at http://www.cubscout.net/. Also referenced by Angel in Untouched.


Continuity

  1. Angel: ''Previously on Angel.''
    To Shanshu in L.A. - Kate says she's glad she's not friends with Angel anymore, Angel says he didn't kill her father.
    Holland Manners tells Lindsey that Wolfram & Hart are impressed with his sacrifice. Angel cuts off Lindsey's hand.
    The Prodigal - Kate discovers her father drained by a vampire.
    Judgement - Darla and Lindsey plan to even the score with Angel.
    First Impression - Darla seduces Angel in his dreams.
    Untouched - Darla seduces Angel in his dreams.

    Buffy
  2. Angel: ''...because of her. I saw her, here in town, last night.''
    Cordelia: ''Oh no, not again, look I like Buffy as much as the next...''
    I Will Remember You & Hero - Buffy Summers, Angel's ex-girlfriend, came to town, leaving Angel in a funk for days.

  3. Wesley: ''What you're saying is impossible, you staked her to dust three and a half years ago.''
    Angel - Angel staked Darla with a crossbow bolt in the back to save Buffy from her.

    Angel returns! Angel goes to hell!
  4. Wesley: ''Vampires don't come back from the dead.''
    Angel: ''I did.''
    Becoming Part 2 - In order to save the world from being sucked into hell, Buffy had to send Angel there instead.
    Faith, Hope and Trick - Angel mysteriously returns to Earth several months later, but for him hundreds of years passed in hell.

    The Box
  5. Angel: ''You're what Wolfram & Hart raised in that box.''
    To Shanshu In L.A. - Vocah and Lindsey McDonald raised Darla, Angel's sire, from the dead.


Goofs

  1. Unfinished.


Trivia

  • All the broken windows on the Hyperion Hotel from last episode seem to be repaired.

  • Caritas has a bartender named Rico.

  • Angel refers to his age as 247, which is approximately the number of years since he was turned into a vampire, not the number since he was born, which would be 273. Of course this totally discounts his years in hell.

  • Angel sings Wang Chung's Everybody Have Fun Tonight. You can listen to him sing it here. You can download a clip of the real song here.

  • Although they never mention a date for the flashbacks, we know Angel encountered Drusilla in 1860 London from the events of Becoming Part 1. Durthok Mordar

  • Mordar the Bentback is the 17th reoccurring non-star character on the show. He was last seen in Judgement. Durthok the Child Eater is the 18th reoccurring non-star character on the show. He was last seen in Judgement.

  • I wrote up a conversion of Drusilla for Champions 4th edition role playing game here.

  • New name for Wesley: Mister Fussypants (by Cordelia).


  • The Morgue

    1. Anonymous Thrall demon: In the water tank, axed in the head by Gunn.
    2. Stephen Cramer: In his supposed house, drained by a vampire.

      In the flashback we see the aftermath of Darla draining Lord Nicholes and a street walker. It is mentioned that Angel killed Drusilla's whole family which included her parents and two sisters, as well as all the nuns at the convent she joined.


    Cast

    Starring:
    Angel David Boreanaz as Angel
    Cordelia Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
    Wesley Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
    Gunn J. August Richards as Charles Gunn

    Guest Starring:
    Kate Elizabeth Rohm as Detective Kate Lockley
    Lindsey Christian Kane as Lindsey McDonald
    Host Andy Hallett as the Host Demon (Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan)
    Drusilla Juliet Landau as Drusilla
    Darla Julie Benz as Darla

    Co-Starring:
    Harold Stewart Skelton as Harold Jenkins
    Man Sal Rendino as the Man (Marty)
    Claire Cheryl White as Claire Jenkins
    Stephen Matt North as Stephen Cramer
    Security Derek Anthony as the Hotel Security Guy
    Cop Darren Kennedy as Cop #1
    Carlson Rich Hutchman as Detective Jack Carlson
    Lawyers Sam Anderson as Holland Manners (Uncredited, right, seen in flashback to To Shanshu in L.A.)


    Famous Faces

    Guard #2 Man Sal Rendino, who played Marty, played the part of Guard #2 in the Charmed episode Give Me A Sign 2.15.

    Sarra Jeanie Juliet Landau, who played Drusilla, played the part of Jeanie Bronstein in the Millennium episode Forcing The End 3.15. She also appeared as Sarra the in 1997 sci-fi film Ravager. She has an official fan club at http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Bungalow/8371/.

    Points Of View

    Mathew:

    I was totally unexcited about tonight's episode. It was a bit predictable and an anti-climax for the whole Darla story. I really think they played this story one episode too long. Kate was used badly, I really don't like her spiral down to a lady cop on the rag character, please give her some real material to work with. As my friend Morgan suggested, maybe the bleached blonde Wesley had sex with was her, now that would be a nice plot twist! We/K shipping? I like it! No real memorable humor, and what the hell happened to Lindsey's hair?

    6 out of 10




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