The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open on Angel in his room, where he
is drawing a picture of Darla. Wesley comes in and wants to know if
there is anything on his mind he wants to share, but Angel insists he's
fine. Welsey points out that the floor is covered with drawings of Darla.
Elsewhere Lindsey walks in on Darla, finding her injured and cowering in
the corner, all the mirrors in her room shattered. She babbles about her
past and cries about how she's Angel's soul mate.
We open in 1609 somewhere in the Virginia Colony, where a sickly and human
Darla is being leeched by a doctor as nurses look on. A heavily robed
priest walks in and sends the others out. Darla, who it turns out is a
wealthy whore, isn't interested in having her soul saved, and says let the
devil take her. The priest removes his hood revealing he is the Master.
She recognizes him as the man who came to her last night and sang to her,
she invited him in then. He then offers to be her savior and bites her.
In the present Angel talks to Wesley, Cordelia and Gunn in his office about
wanting to find Darla. The group are skeptical until Gunn points out that
they must be keeping her at some safe house, so they should look into
realestate holdings of Wolfram & Hart (see Continuity #2-#4) . In 1760 London Darla introduces
Angel to the Master. She tells the tale of the bloody death they reaped
since she sired him in Galway (see Reference #1 & Continuity #5). Although the Master tires to be impressive,
Angel looks down on him for living in a rat infested stink hole and looking
like a bat. The Master beats the snot out of Angel, but allows him to
leave with Darla (see Reference #2). He gives their relationship a century tops. Back in the
present at Angel Investigations, Angel learns that Darla means dear one,
but didn't come into popular use until over 100 years after Darla was born
and realizes it's not her original name. Wesley states he has fears that
Wolfram & Hart wanted Angel busy and out of the game, because it's
working. In Lindsey's office, Lindsey walks in with Darla. Holland greets
them then wants to speak to Lindsey alone. Holland is happy to learn she
is cracking up, but warns she may try to kill herself.
In 1880 London Darla, Angel and Drusilla stand over a freshly dead man who Dru
drained (see Continuity #6). Drusilla says she's all alone, Angel suggests making herself a playmate
as a human Spike bumps into Angel on the street and walks off, obviously
hurt over something, Drusilla is very interested in him (see Cool Quotes
#1). In the present at Angel
Investigations Cordelia and Wesley think they have narrowed down where
Wolfram & Hart are keeping Darla (see Continuity #7). Although Angel wants to check it out,
they convince him to let them go and scope out the place first, especially
since it's the early afternoon and the address is in Sun Valley (see Reference #3). At
Lindsey's office Lindsey and Darla talk about her life before she was a
vampire, which she barely remembers. She doesn't know what she is now.
He kisses her, but she says it's not her he wants to screw, it's Angel.
They get all hot and heavy, but then she bites him. She doesn't know
what or who she is. Back in 1898 Romania, Angel wanders aimlessly in the woods with
his fresh new soul (see Continuity #8). Darla begs to have the gypsy man return him to his former
state, but he refuses. As Drusilla kills gypsies in the camp Darla says
she will protect the man's wife and children, who are in a wagon, if he
fixes Angel. Spike walks out of the wagon with blood on his lips
and belches. Darla realizes he killed the family and she kills the gypsy
man. Wesley and Gunn report back to Angel about how they found Darla's home
wrecked, but seemingly by Darla. As Wesley and Angel argue about
whether Darla needs Angel's help, Cordelia takes a phone call, which ends
up being Darla herself calling from Lindsey's office (see Cool Quotes
#2). She wants to know
where she was when she was dead. She's afraid and wants Angel's help. Lindsey
walks in and catches her on the phone. A security guard tries to take
Lindsey and Darla to Holland's office. As she runs off there is a struggle
which Angel overhears on the phone, and then the sound of a gunshot.
In Holland's office Lindsey and Holland review the security tape of the
guard being shot as Lindsey helps Darla escape. Holland thinks Lindsey is
too emotional when it comes to Darla and takes Lindsey off the project.
Wolfram & Hart picked her up already and Holland plans to terminate the
project. Angel leaves to help Darla. In 1900 China Darla is found packing
clothes in her room during the Boxer Rebelion (see Continuity #9). A dirty and foul smelling
Angel sneaks up on Darla. She pulls a knife on him, but is unable to kill
him. He offers to try to make it like it was between them. He wants to try
to put things back together despite his soul. She accepts and they kiss.
In the present Angel jumps Lindsey in the parking lot looking for Darla,
but it seems Lindsey was trying to contact Angel. Lindsey knows where they
probably took Darla to kill her and wants Angel to help her. In the past
a better dressed Angel looks for Darla in the streets as the rebelion continues. He comes
across a misionary family with a baby in an alley and protects them from a rioter,
then he notices Darla and blocks her from seeing them. He gets her to go
looking for food some place else. They run into Spike and Dru, seems Spike
killed a Slayer. Drusilla senses fear in the direction of the missionaries, but
Angel says he's getting bored with the rebellion and the
four vampires walk the street together ignoring the chaos around
them. In the present two thugs throw Darla from the back of a van then
pull a gun on her.
In the past Angel walks into Darla's room. She knows he was feeding on rats.
He insists he's killed men, she's seen it, but she says it's always rapists
and murderers. He only kills evil doers. She wants him to prove himself by
killing a baby. She found him in that alley where Angel protected them
from her. In the present Angel rushes in and saves Darla from the men.
At Wolfram & Hart Lindsey is getting to work as he notices the guard who
was shot dead is alive and talking to Holland. Lindsey realizes he's been
had. It was all a set up to drive Darla back to Angel. Lindsey thinks it's
to give Angel a moment of happiness, but Holland insists that won't happen,
that isn't the plan. What Angel is going to do is save her soul. Darla
wakes up on the couch in the lobby of Angel Investigations. Angel asks to
be alone with Darla for a minute. She is sickened with guilt and wants it
to go away. She wants him to turn her into
a vampire again so she won't be burdened by a soul. Angel refuses and Darla
panics. She doesn't want to be human, because of all the pain and suffering
it brings. He can't do it. In the past Angel refuses to kill the baby.
He grabs it and crashes out the window. In the present Darla runs out,
saying not to look for her again.
The Master is an ancient and powerful vampire, so old when he sired
Darla in 1609 that he had lost his human features completely and gained a
more demonic appearance. The Master is the progenator of
a long line of vampires. We know he sired Darla, who sired Angel. Angel
sired Penn, Drusilla and Theresa Klusmeyer. Drusilla sired Spike and
Sheila. The Master is the head of a vampire cult called the Order of
Aurelius, who worship the ''old ones'' and plan to bring about the
end of the plague of humanity on Earth.
One small item about vampires we learn this episode from Spike is that they
can belch. I didn't need to know that.
Angel: ''Well, if you're lonely, Dru, why don't you make
yourself a playmate?'' Drusilla: ''I could. I could pick the wisest and bravest knight in all
the land and make him mine forever with a kiss.'' William: ''You, watch where you're going!'' Darla: ''Or you could just take the first drooling
idiot that comes along.''
And so she did. The modest origin of Spike. It was love at first bite.
Angel: ''Look, if she's in trouble we have
to find her.'' Wesley: ''Angel...'' Angel: ''She needs help.'' Wesley: ''That might very well be. It might also be what
somebody would like you to think.'' Cordelia: ''Angel...'' Angel: ''Cordy, just take a message. So you think
this is a setup.'' Wesley: ''We mustn't rule it out.'' Cordelia: ''Angel!'' Angel: ''Cordy, please, I'm talking.'' Cordelia: ''Hi Darla. He can't talk right now. He'll call you back
once he's found you, yeah, bye-bye.''
Somebady kiss Cordelia for me.
Wesley: ''Previously on Angel.'' Dear Boy - Angel spots Darla at a hotel. Angel realizes Darla is human. Lindsey says he wants Angel dark, not dead. Wesley explains how Angel can turn evil. Angel and Darla discover Drusilla. Darla says she remembers everything. Angel says Darla has a soul now and the memories will start eating away at her. To Shanshu in L.A. - Wolfram & Hart bring Darla back from the dead in a box. Five by Five - Darla learns the gypsies gave Angel a soul.
Cordelia: ''This won't involve kidnapping again will
it?'' Dear Boy - In order to learn what Darla was up
to Angel kidnapped her.
Cordelia: ''Different in the sitting right on top of you
sense, yeah.'' First Impression, Untouched, Dear Boy -
Darla visited Angel in his room and appeared in his dreams.
Cordelia: ''Before he said he could smell her.'' Dear Boy - Angel said he knew it was Darla
because he knew her smell.
Darla: ''His name would already be legend in his home village,
if he had left anyone alive there to tell the tail.'' The Prodigal - After returning from the grave
as a vampire Angel slaughtered his family and a large portion of Galway,
1880 London Fool For Love - The events from this flashback were seen from Spike's perspective.
Angel: ''I killed her Wesley and she came back. They
brought her back and now I need to know why. I mean why like this?
Why human?'' Angel - Angel staked Darla with a crossbow bolt in the
back to save Buffy from her.
1898 Romania Five By Five - Darla found the gypsy girl as a
birthday present for Angel. Becoming Part 1 - Angel is cursed by gypsies as
punishment for his crimes. The gypsy man Darla killed taunts Angel. Five By Five - Darla learned Angel had been
cursed with a human soul and forced Angel away.
1900 China Fool For Love - The events from this flashback were seen from Spike's perspective.
Mark Metcalf, who played the Master, played the part of the Hirogen medic in the Star Trek: Voyager episodes The Killing Game Part 1 4.18 and The Killing Game Part 2 4.19. He also played the part of the father in several Twisted Sister music videos.
Zitto Kazann, who played
the gypsy man, played a council member in the Charmed episode Be Careful
What You Witch For 2.22.
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