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''He turned his back on humanity. Now he seeks revenge on those who lead him to darkness, but he'll be unprepared to fight the enemy he left for dead.''


Angel Redefinition - 2ADH11

Written by Meredyth Smith - Directed by Michael Grossman - First Aired on January 16th, 2001

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

Synopsis

The Short: Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn are totally bummed by being fired as Angel prepares himself for the fight with Darla and Drusilla. Wesley is consoled by Virginia. Lindsey and Lilah are revealed to be the only survivors from last episode's bloodbath at Holland's place. Angel trains for battle, then gathers information on Darla and Drusilla from Merl. It ends up the two vampires left Lindsey and Lilah alive so one could be their liaison to Wolfram & Hart and the other could be the scapegoat for the deaths, they don't care which is which. They also leave word at several demon hangouts that they are looking to recruit the biggest baddest killers as their muscle, and plan tryouts. Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn all end up at Caritas getting drunk and singing their hearts out. Afterwards Cordelia gets a vision of a girl in an alley being attacked by a demon. They call Angel but he won't answer, so they go alone. Wesley convinces them they have to work without Angel. As Darla and Drusilla head to meet with their perspective recruits Angel gets there first with a large bag of weapons. Cordelia, Welsey and Gunn kill the demon and save the girl. As Drusilla and Darla arrive they discover Angel standing alone with the dead demons around him. He smokes a cigarette and tosses it in front of them. The ground is covered with gasoline, which causes Darla and Drusilla burst into flames. Angel walks away as the girls run out and knock over a fire hydrant to save themselves. They are horribly burned and they cry. At Wolfram & Hart an executive informs Lindsey and Lilah that they are both foul-ups, but they work well together because of their competition. He assigns them as joint acting co-vice presidents of special projects to replace Holland. Angel continues to train in his basement as Wesley walks in to tell him that they are keeping the agency open with or without Angel.

Fire The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open on Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn walking out of the Hyperion, just fired, carrying their things. Cordelia has trouble dealing with it, Wesley tries to be calm, as Gunn seems fine with it. Inside the hotel Angel burns the pictures he drew of Darla in the furnace (Listen to the teaser here.)

Unfinished.

Creature Feature

Polgara The demon killed by Welsey, Cordelia and Gunn appears to be a Polgara demon, last seen in the Initiative.

Cool Quotes

  1. Cordelia: ''Yeah, our hearts were out. You, Mister Big-Mojo-Guy, are supposed um, give us guidance now.''
    Wesley: ''She's right. We came, we sang, we fought the urge to regurgitate.''
    Cordelia: ''So spill already, not you! What are we supposed to do without lives? Where do we go from here?''
    Gotta love a near-vomit moment. Listen to the quote
    here.

    Darla & Drusilla
  2. Drusilla: ''Dead already? Bad soldiers!''
    I love Drusilla. Listen to the quote here.


References

    Bloody Mary
  1. Wesley: ''Bloody Mary.''
    A Bloody Mary is a drink (the basic ingredients of which are vodka and tomato juice) than Mary Tudor, Queen of England, whose nickname was Bloody Mary, though the drink may be named after her. The drink may also be "named" after Winston Churchill's wife, for one legend has it that he asked a bartender to make him something to help his hangover, which "bloody Mary" (his method of referring to his wife) wouldn't detect on his breath. Also referenced by Oz in
    Living Conditions. (Thanks to Bec for describing to us this legend.)

    Cat Stevens
  2. Wesley: ''Steady on Wesley. Perhaps something by Cat Stevens?''
    Cat Stevens is a singer who has his own web site at http://catstevens.com/.

    Shania Twain
  3. Cordelia: ''Shania Twain or Madonna, I haven't decided.''
    Shania Twain is country music singer. She has an official web site at http://www.shania-twain.com/.

    Madonna Madonna is a singer and actress Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, born in Michigan in 1968. Also mentioned by Cordelia in Expecting.

    Godzilla
  4. Merl: ''All right, all right, all right! I heard about your girls... Godzilla, Darsilla, whatever.''
    Godzilla is of course the giant reptile who first appeared in the 1954 Japanese horror film Gojira. In 1956 this film was edited and released in the U.S. as Godzilla, King Of The Monsters. He later appeared in dozens of sequels, remakes, cartoons and comics. I wrote a conversion of Godzilla for Champions 4th edition role playing game at http://mathew.fcpages.com/csgodzilla.html. Godzilla was also referenced in Reptile Boy by Xander.

  5. Lilah: ''...but not everybody ends up in a dog food processing plant in San Pedro!''
    San Pedro, California has it's own web site at http://www.sanpedro.com/.

    Tequila
  6. Cordelia: ''Vampires, Sloth demons, you know what's really really evil? Tequila.''
    Tequila is a Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an Agave plant.

  7. Lilah: ''Killed about a dozen demons, lite up Darla and Drusilla like a Christmas tree.''
    A Christmas tree is an evergreen or artificial tree decorated, as with lights and ornaments, during the Christmas season.


Continuity

  1. Cordelia: ''Previously on Angel.''
    Judgement - The host of Caritas asks Angel to sing. Wesley explains how the host reads people's souls.
    Darla - Angel draws pictures of Darla.
    The Trial - Angel promises to stay with Darla. Drusilla breaks in and drains Darla.
    Reunion - Darla and Drusilla break into Holland's party. Lilah and Holland beg for Angel to help. Angel doesn't care and the vamps feast. The crew tell Angel he's getting dark and they are fired.

    Yeska
  2. Wesley: ''Your father tired to sacrifice you to the goddess Yeska.''
    Guise Will Be Guise - Wesley met Virginia when he pretended to be Angel and was hired as her bodyguard. He then saved her from her own father when he tried to sacrifice her to a demon for power.

  3. Hunt: ''Mr. McDonald, your conduct with this firm had proved spotty at best. You've stolen files, co-operated with our enemy, disobeyed orders time and again.''
    Blind Date - Lindsey helped Angel steal files from the Wolfram & Hart vaults in order to learn the target of the assassin Vanessa Brewer. He then used the files to keep Wolfram & Hart from going after him.

    Bethany
  4. Hunt: ''Mrs. Morgan, when you drove away the telekinetic Bethany Chaulk, you lost for us a powerful potential assassin.''
    Untouched - Lilah attempted to recruit Bethany, but Angel was able to show her Wolfram & Hart were evil and she left them.


Goofs

    Angel Reflection
  1. As Angel walks down the stairs in the Hyperion lobby, you can see his reflection in the glass doors behind him, despite the fact that he is a vampire and should cast no reflection.

  2. After Angel kills the vampires in the sewer, he walks down the sewer and you can see his reflection clearly in the puddles below him again.


Trivia

  • Even though this episode broadcast first on January 16th, 2001, it occurred right after the last episode, and probably occurred in late 2000.

    Sing Host
  • The host of Caritas sings the song Lady Marmalade. You can listen to him sing it here. You can download a clip of the real song here.

  • Wesley, Cordelia and Gunn sing the song We Are The Champions by Queen. You can listen to them sing it here. You can download a clip of the real song here.

    Merl Virginia
  • Virginia Bryce is the 21st reoccurring non-star character on the show. She was last seen in Guise Will Be Guise. Merl is the 22nd reoccurring non-star character on the show. He was last seen in Judgement.

  • New names for Wesley: A Renown Specialist In Supernatural Aid And Rescue (by Virginia), Pansy Ass British Guy (by Gunn) and Ass Pansy (by Cordelia).

  • New name for Gunn: Mister I-Don't-Take-Orders-Now-Where-Do-I-Stick-My-Axe (by Cordelia).

  • New name for the host: Mister Big Mojo Guy (by Cordelia).`


  • The Morgue

      Bodies
    1. Anonymous vampire: In the sewer, staked by Angel.
    2. Anonymous vampire: In the sewer, staked by Angel.
    3. Anonymous vampire: In the sewer, staked by Angel.
    4. Anonymous vampire: In the sewer, beheaded with a sword by Angel.
    5. Anonymous demon: In an abandoned building, gouged in the skull with some debris by Gunn.
    Note: Between the end of the last episode and the start of this one about a dozen Wolfram & Hart employees including Holland Manners are killed by Darla and Drusilla. Angel kills about a dozen the perspective demon recruits of Darla and Drusilla off camera. It is unsure if the demon Drusilla pulled the ears off or the bar keeper she poked they eyes out of actually died.

    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:
    Lindsey Christian Kane as Lindsey McDonald
    Lilah Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
    Host Andy Hallett as the Host Demon (Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan)
    Virginia Brigid Brannagh as Virginia Bryce
    Hunt Acrey Nicolas Surovy as Hunt Acrey (The Wolfram & Hart Executive.)
    Darla Julie Benz as Darla
    Drusilla Juliet Landau as Drusilla

    Co-Starring:
    Merl Matthew James as Merl the Parasite Demon
    Vampire Joel Stoffer as Vampire #1
    EMT Brad Kalas as the Emergency Medical Technician
    Demon Jamie McShane as the Demon
    Bartender David Wolfson as the Bartender
    Holland Manners Sam Anderson as Holland Manners (Uncredited, seen in flashback to Reunion.)


    Famous Faces

    Hunt Acrey Nicolas Surovy, who played Hunt Acrey, played the part of Dr. Daniel Waterson in the X-Files episode All Things 7.17 and played Makull in the Star Trek: Voyager episode Time And Again 1.03.

    Demon Jamie McShane, who played the demon, played the tactical crewman in the Enterprise episode The Andorian Incident 1.07.

    Points Of View

    Mathew:

    If I prefer one of Angel's many personalities over the others, this is it. Finally he at least it trying to kill his opponents. Too bad the powers that be (a.k.a. the writers) saved Darla and Drusilla once again. The scene where Angel burns them is just wonderful.

    8 out of 10




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