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Episode Guide for Angel Season Two

by Old Master 3.0

2.01 Judgment
2.02 Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
2.03 First Impressions
2.04 Untouched
2.05 Dear Boy
2.06 Guise Will Be Guise
2.07 Darla
2.08 The Shroud of Rahmon
2.09 The Trial
2.10 Reunion
2.11 Redefinition
2.12 Blood Money
2.13 Happy Anniversary
2.14 The Thin Dead Line
2.15 Reprise
2.16 Epiphany
2.17 Disharmony
2.18 Dead End
2.19 Belonging
2.20 Over the Rainbow
2.21 Through the Looking Glass
2.22 There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

Judgement (2.01)

A green, horned demon sings "I Will Survive" on a stage, telling his audience about the various dynamics of L.A. (We won't find out for a while, but he's Lorne, aka the Host.)

Elsewhere in L.A., Cordelia attends an acting class, doing a scene with a guy named Johnny. Her beeper goes off with the message "911" and she rushes off.

Wesley is in a bar, playing darts; he gets a page as well and leaves.

Angel, Wesley, and Cordelia enter a gym, where a demon sacrifice is supposed to take place. Angel shatters a mirror, revealing a demon and a robed human about to kill two bound humans.

"Stop that," Angel tells them before the fighting begins. After they free the humans, a gym attendant notes that one of the demons has horns. Angel warns him against using steroids as he, Cordelia, and Wesley leave.

They convene at Cordelia's apartment, where they have a whiteboard set up to record their cases. Wesley and Cordelia discuss business as Angel mentions that he liked the gym and might join. He wants to be somewhere with other people around.

Cordelia reminds him that he's immortal and doesn't have to work out, but he points out that he might not always be immortal.

Cordelia makes a strange face and Angel suspects that she's about to have a vision. However, all she's just about to do is sneeze.

A minute later, she does have a vision. She describes the demon and Wesley decides to call it an "NDUO - nasty demon, unknown origin."

At Wolfram & Hart, Lilah meets up with Lindsey (who now wears a plastic prosthetic hand) and mocks him.

Darla enjoys some Chopin and somehow senses that Angel is in L.A.

She remembers that he killed her and says that she'd like to see him again.

Cordelia describes the demon from her vision so that Angel can sketch it.

Phantom Dennis tries to be helpful by getting a book for Wesley; he mostly just serves in making Wesley want to get a real office.

Cordelia recognizes her vision demon as a Prio Motu and Wesley wonders if one of his connections, a demon named Merl, can help them find it. He knows that Merl hangs out in a "safe haven for demons," but notes that it's not the sort of place Angel is used to going to.

On the same stage where Lorne was singing earlier, a demon sings "I'm So Excited" to an audience of humans and demons.

As people enter, they walk through metal detectors and have to surrender all of their weapons. Angel, Cordelia, and Wesley enter and Wesley explains that the karaoke bar doubles as a sanctuary. When the demon onstage is done, Lorne speaks to the audience, then tells the demon what he read in his aura during the song.

Wesley finds Merl (Matthew James), who's unsettled being around Angel, even though Angel can't hurt him there. Merl demands more money than he was already offered, then tells Angel that the Prio Motu will most likely be underground. On his way out, Angel runs into Lorne, who compliments his coat and welcomes him to Caritas.

While Lorne tries to convince Angel to sing something, Wesley explains to Cordelia that Lorne sees into people's souls when they sing.

Angel announces that he doesn't sing and Cordelia and Wesley urge him to do so anyway.

Angel refuses and leaves, heading for some tunnels, where he encounters a pregnant woman (her name is never mentioned, but other sources name her Jo).

The Prio Motu suddenly appears and Angel pushes the woman aside, then kills the Prio Motu. He assures Jo that she's safe, but she exclaims, "What have you done??!"

Jo tearfully explains that the Prio Motu was her protector.

Angel asks what he was protecting her from. She tells him, "The Tribunal." She's upset that her only friend has been killed; she tells Angel to stay away from her. Angel meets back with Wesley and Cordelia, who points out that she never said the demon in her vision was a killer. Angel notes that he killed an innocent demon, like himself, and now has to take on the Prio Motu's responsibility.

He assigns Cordelia and Wesley to find out what the Tribunal is. Wesley reminds him that he didn't know that the Prio Motu wasn't dangerous, but Angel thinks that "somebody did." He tracks down Merl, who admits that there's "a price on the woman." Her baby is supposed to be some sort of powerful, benevolent being who the "dark ones" don't want around.

Angel tells Merl to spread the word that no one is to harm Jo. Merl says that it could be too late, now that she isn't protected by the Prio Motu anymore.

Angel finds out where the Prio Motu lived and heads off. Elsewhere, a man is about to get into his car when he's approached by some guys wearing hooded sweatshirts. He thinks that they're about to steal his car, but they're actually trying to save him from a vampire...it's Gunn and some members of his crew.

Once the vamp has been dusted, the guy runs off without thanking Gunn. Angel appears and Gunn sends his crew off so that they can talk privately. Angel asks if Gunn ever saw the Prio Motu around.

He hadn't, but he agrees to help find out where it was living. They find a vent in a tunnel and go through to find the Prio Motu's home. Inside a hidden drawer, Angel finds a round metal disk. He gives Gunn a business card and the disk, asking him to get it to Cordelia and Wesley and tell them that it might have something to do with the Tribunal.

Jo shows up shortly after and blasts Angel for being in the Prio Motu's home.

He tells her that he wants to take over where the Prio Motu left off, but Jo isn't interested. She tells him that her daughter is seen as powerful to others, but to Jo, she's just her child. Angel explains that helping people is his job and asks her to let him help her and her daughter. She tells him that they need to find "the coat of arms," which turns out to be the disk Angel already found.

He offers to take her to Cordelia's apartment to get it, but she's no longer happy with him. She's on her way out when a demon arrives. Angel asks if he can kill this one; she says he can, but he's not completely successful, so they run.

Gunn arrives at Cordelia's apartment, but when he tells her and Wesley his name, they think he's telling them that he has a gun. Cordelia finally remembers that Angel has mentioned Gunn and invites him in.

Wesley introduces himself and Cordelia and Gunn mentions that he saw Cordelia and Wesley before, "in bed". This leads to more "hilarity" until Gunn explains that Angel asked him to look after them in the hospital. He gives them the disk and tells them that their whiteboard seems to be a good organizational tool. Meanwhile, Angel and Jo head through the sewers. They arrive in the basement of a building and go upstairs, finding themselves in what looks like the former lobby of a hotel. As Angel looks around, Jo notes that he's been there before. He asks her about the Tribunal, which she describes as an "otherworldly court" that is supposed to save her and her baby. She's not sure how it works, but the Prio Motu was supposed to be her "champion," and now that he's dead, she doesn't want to participate anymore. Angel tells her that she'll be found wherever she goes and promises that he can protect her. He hears a noise and sends her to Cordelia's apartment. On her way out, two demons arrive and attack Angel.

Later, Angel returns to Cordelia's apartment and learns that Jo never arrived. He says that he was sure he was going to become human, and he was sure that he was almost there. Cordelia tells him that he might have to work to get there, but he'll succeed.

Wesley finds information about a "chair of judgment," which involves a primitive fight to the death. He's not sure where the Tribunal will take place; it can appear whenever the powers behind it desire. Angel decides that they need to find Jo right away, and he can only think of one way to do so.

Angel returns to Caritas, where he sings Barry Manilow's "Mandy." Badly. Very, very badly.

Cordelia is impressed by the lengths he'll go to in order to save someone. After the "performance," Lorne tells Angel that he made an "honest mistake" and that anyone would have mistaken the Prio Motu for a threat. He announces that the Tribunal will go wherever Jo is. Angel asks where that is, but first Lorne wants to know why Angel chose to sing "Mandy." (It's pretty, and he knows all the words.)

Lorne tells him that the Tribunal will raise at Fourth and Spring and the trial will take place there.

Angel asks how the trial works, but Lorne can't tell him. "Can I save her?" Angel asks. "Try, and find out," Lorne replies.

Jo is walking along the street downtown when three robed figures on thrones suddenly rise up from the ground and a knight on a horse rides up. The knight throws down a disk and a judge asks Jo where her "champion" is.

She tells him that he's dead and asks for asylum. The judge replies that he can't grant that. The only way to decide the outcome of her situation is to have two champions fight each other. "One can save your life. One can take it. This is the ancient law. Your life is forfeit. You have no champion."

The knight is drawing his sword when a disk lands on top of the one he threw down. "Yes, she does," Angel announces.

The judge announces that the "trial by combat will begin." Jo tells Angel that she appreciates the gesture but doesn't think he can actually succeed. "I grew up around horses," he replies. He mounts his and suits up. A red cloth is thrown and the joust begins.

Angel winds up on the street but knocks the knight off of his horse, fighting him on the ground. The knight stabs Angel, bringing him to his knees, and the judge announces that Jo's champion has been defeated. The knight goes to slit Jo's throat but Angel stands up and pulls out the knight's sword...beheading the knight.

The judge announces that Angel has won after all; Jo and her daughter will be protected by the Tribunal until the daughter turns 18.

The Tribunal vanishes and Angel drags himself away. Back at Cordelia's apartment, Angel decides that it's time to get rid of the whiteboard. Wesley agrees that they shouldn't be keeping score. It's not a race, it's a job.

Angel heads off again, this time going to the jail where Faith (last seen in "Sanctuary") is serving time. She tells him about her day and he counters by saying that he had to sing a Barry Manilow song.

"The road to redemption is a rocky path," Faith muses. She wonders if they'll make it, and he says they just might. Written by David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon & Directed by Michael Lange

Original Air Date: September 26, 2000




Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (2.02)

In Cordelia's apartment, Wesley looks at a photo of the Hyperion Hotel.

They aren't sure how long the hotel has been empty. Angel thinks that his mug of blood has gone bad, Cordelia explains that she put cinnamon in it.

Angel asks her and Wesley to look into the hotel's history, telling them that it's not for a client but not explaining anything more.

Angel tells Wesley that he'll have to look at police files, including homicides and missing persons cases. Wesley confirms that Angel thinks something was living in the hotel. We see the photo of the hotel, then blend into a real shot of the hotel, sometime in the 1950s. It bustles with activity. The manager sends the bellhop upstairs to give the guest in room 217 his weekly bill, but the bellhop is nervous, saying that there's nothing in the guest's eyes. He goes up anyway and tries to make his delivery and run. Before he goes back downstairs, he sees the occupant of 217 open the door and pick up his bill. It's Angel.

Flash back to the present, Angel goes to the Hyperion and looks around. We hear snips of the McCarthy hearings on a TV and head back to the 1950s.

Angel heads through the lobby, passing various guests and the bellhop. The manager turns away an African-American family, telling them that, despite what their sign says, the hotel has no vacancies.

Angel exits the elevator on the second floor and passes a man in a suit in the hallway. On his way to his room, he also passes two men who try to pretend that they're not having an affair. Angel drops off some things in his room, including a bottle of blood, and heads back out to fill a bucket of ice. He passes a salesman talking to someone unseen around a corner and another man banging on someone's door.

When Angel gets back to his room, a woman is there, pretending to be a maid. Angel calls her bluff and tells her that he has nothing for her to steal. She tells him that she can't leave and he says that he'll help her. She says that her boyfriend is jealous and she doesn't want him to find her. The guy who was banging on a door picks the lock to Angel's room and Angel pushes the woman out of his sight. He tells the guy, who seems to be a PI, that he's not coming inside, then notes that the PI has a gun.

Angel physically gets rid of the PI and goes back to tell the woman that she's safe. She introduces herself as Judy, but he's not interested in small talk and heads back into his room.

In the present, Angel heads upstairs to room 217 as Wesley tells Cordelia that the Hyperion officially closed in 1979, after the concierge went around shooting a bunch of people.

Cordelia discovers that the property is a historical landmark, but no one has bought it. Wesley notes that strange things have been happening since the building was built in 1928. Cordelia wonders why they're supposed to be doing this research, then suddenly finds a photo from 1952 with Angel near the hotel. Wesley realizes that Angel has a personal connection to the Hyperion. Cordelia wonders why he didn't just tell them and Wesley says that he may have been ashamed to.

In 1952, Angel smokes a cigarette in his room. Next door, the salesman listens to a record, talks to someone unseen, and looks at his gun. Angel pours himself some blood as the salesman sits on the floor and puts a pillow to his head. From his room, Angel hears a gunshot and the record skipping. He drinks his blood without reacting.

The manager and bellhop, having heard about the salesman's suicide, head to his room and mention that this is the third death in as many months. As the bellhop talks, the manager hears a demonic voice whispering, "Three in three months. They'll shut you down."

The manager tells the bellhop not to call the police, announcing that they'll put the salesman's body in a meat locker.

In the lobby, a handful of guests discuss the salesman's suicide and the fact that no one's going to the cops. An older man sitting nearby hears the demonic voice whisper, "Maybe this wasn't a suicide. Are you sure you're safe here?"

That night, people head for an observatory, where Judy encounters Angel. She tries to make small talk, but he's not very receptive. Judy thanks him for helping her out, but he's still not very talkative.

In the present, Cordelia and Wesley find newspaper reports of the bellhop's arrest for the salesman's murder.

In 1952, guests again discuss the salesman in the hotel lobby, wondering if he really committed suicide.

Upstairs, Judy summons Angel into her room and tells him that she thinks the salesman was murdered. She tells him that the police will probably be called and she wants to warn him in case he has something to hide. "Everyone here's got something to hide," he replies. Judy wonders out loud if they would look suspicious if they left now. Angel brings up the PI and she confirms that he wasn't her boyfriend. She explains that he probably works for a bank she once worked for and stole a ton of money from.

Judy says that her real boyfriend broke up with her and she was fired after everyone "found out about" her. Angel asks what she means and she admits that she's always passed as white but is actually at least part African-American. "My blood isn't pure," she says. "It's tainted." Judy finds it hard to believe that she actually stole something and Angel replies that "fear makes people do stupid things." She laments her decision and he explains that he was talking about her employers. She's afraid that the cops will find the money she stole, but Angel assures her that he'll help her.

In the present, Cordelia and Wesley find an article about Judy with the headline, "'Search Called Off - Fugitive Woman Believed Dead.'"

In 1952, Angel leads Judy to the basement of the hotel and hides her bag of money near some pipes.

Hearing the demonic whispering, he sends Judy back to her room and tells her to stay put. He says that there's something in the hotel that's making people crazy. Judy wonders if she can be forgiven if she returns the money, since she didn't spend any of it.

In the present, Angel finds the bag of money in the basement and hears the whispering again. Wesley thinks that there's a pattern to everything that happened to people at the Hyperion. Cordelia points the finger at a Thesulac demon, "which whispers to its victims, feeds on their innate insecurities."

Wesley is amazed that she figured it out, but she reveals that Angel is on the phone and brought it up. Angel turns the lights on in the hotel as he tells Wesley that they might be able to track the demon by tracing the events at the Hyperion. He tells him to get Cordelia and Gunn and come to the hotel so that they can raise the demon. He explains that, in order to kill the Thesulac, they first have to make it corporeal. Wesley notes that he'll have to research the raising ritual, but Angel says that he already has.

In 1952, Angel goes to a bookstore and asks the owner, Denver, for information on demons. Denver tosses him a Bible to prove that he's a vampire, then tries to chase him out of the store. Angel intimidates him and gets the info he needs.

The bellhop returns to the hotel lobby after stashing the salesman's body in the meat locker, worrying that he'll be found out.

The guests have all turned on each other, accusing others of murdering the salesman. They vow to find out who the real murderer is. In her room, Judy hears the whispering: "They know about you. They'll turn you in."

Angel asks Denver how to kill the Thesulac demon. Denver advises him to run away instead. He says that the demon can become corporeal after it's had a "big feed" or after it's raised. He'll need an orb of Ramjarin, which Angel gets for the low price of free, and something heavy to hit it with, which Denver provides in the form of an axe. Denver remarks that he doesn't understand a vampire wanting to kill a demon in order to save humans. Angel replies that he doesn't quite get it, either.

At the hotel, the guests are still accusing each other of murder. The PI returns, announcing that he's looking for Judy.

In the present, Cordelia, Wesley, and Gunn arrive at the Hyperion and start the raising spell. Wesley and Gunn give each other some trouble and Angel tells them not to let the whispering influence them. Cordelia tells him, "They were like this all the way over here in the car." Wesley holds up the orb of Ramjarin and begins the ritual.

In 1952, everyone has discovered Judy's secret and has turned on her. She spots Angel and turns the crowd on him, announcing that he has blood in his room. Everyone attacks Angel, except Judy, who starts to cry. Angel is dragged into an open hallway with a railing and a rope is tied to a rafter. His head is put into a noose and he's forced up onto the railing, then pushed over the edge. The crowd cheers, then slowly wonders what they've done. Everyone leaves and Angel stops playing dead, pulling off the noose and letting himself drop into the lobby.

On the stairs, the Thesulac demon becomes corporeal.

The Thesulac joyfully talks about all of the people he was able to feed off of, thanks to the marathon of fear. He tells Angel that Judy was his friend, which made her betrayal better for him. "There is an entire hotel here just full of tortured souls that could really use your help. What do you say?" the demon asks. "Take them all," Angel replies, walking out the front door.

In the present, the Thesulac becomes corporeal and says that not as many people there are as paranoid as the 1950s group, though Wesley is. (Wesley's confused by this.) The fighting starts and Angel electrocutes the Thesulac with the exposed wires of the fuse box.

Angel heads upstairs and finds Judy, now old, in her room. She says that she doesn't hear anyone anymore. She tells Angel that she killed him and he assures her that everything's okay. Then she dies.

Back downstairs, Wesley is still stuck on the demon's comments that he's paranoid. Angel returns and Cordelia and Gunn tell him that they'll be glad to get out of the hotel. "We're moving in," Angel announces. Cordelia quickly decides that she can redecorate and make the place better.

Wesley reminds Angel that evil things have happened in the hotel, but Angel tells him that all of that is in the past.

Written by Tim Minear & Directed by David Semel

Original Air Date: October 3, 2000




First Impressions (2.03)

Angel is at Caritas, where he's just finished performing his renditions of "Send in the Clowns" and "Tears of a Clown."

Lorne gets him to admit that he's been practicing, though "probably not in front of the mirror." He notes that Angel has come to a bend in the road, then starts singing "Get Here."

Angel sees Darla standing by the bar and heads over. She tells him that she's been there the whole time. They start dancing and Angel mentions that he kind of killed her. "I'm over that," Darla replies.

She asks if he's told anyone about their "dates" and he confirms that he hasn't, because he wants her all to himself. They kiss and Lorne remarks, "Someone get these two love-vamps a room!"

Angel happily awakens from the dream in his bed at the Hyperion.

Downstairs, Cordelia complains about the amount of dust she has to deal with. She shuts up when Wesley reminds her that their only other option for an office is her apartment. Gunn arrives for a 4:00 appointment with Angel about a demon called Deevak. Cordelia tells him that, since Angel is still asleep, she and Wesley can help him out instead. Gunn is reluctant, since he needs muscle.

Nabbit enters, having been paged by Angel Investigations two days earlier (he'd been out of the country on business).

Angel finally makes his way downstairs and Nabbit announces that he's ready to help Angel do battle. Angel, however, just wants financial advice. Angel explains that they're leasing the hotel for 6 months and have the option to buy it after that.

Nabbit spouts off some financial jargon and Cordelia finds herself getting happy. Nabbit leaves, excited to be involved in demon-fighting.

Gunn urges Angel to hurry up and join him for the fighting, but Angel tells him to relax. Angel tells Cordelia that she can drive and tells Wesley to get some money for a bribe. Gunn isn't happy about the two of them tagging along, as he thinks Cordelia and Wesley will slow them down.

Angel points out that they need as many fighters as they can get. On their way out, Wesley calls shotgun.

The group arrives at a parking garage and spot a guy named Jameel, who's decided that he doesn't want to be Gunn's source anymore. Jameel thinks that he's gotten involved in something too dangerous. Gunn gets a little violent, surprising the others, and Angel tells him that it's his case now, not Gunn's. Some vampires arrive and Jameel runs off, leaving the Angel Investigations crew to fend for themselves.

The fighting begins and the AI team are victorious, celebrating by sitting, exhausted, by Angel's car. Gunn laments that they still don't know where Deevak is, but Wesley thinks that's for the best, since they're not exactly up to fighting him. Gunn doesn't want to give up, so he says that he'll track down Jameel again while the others take a break. Wesley notes that Angel had some trouble in the fight and Angel dismisses his concern, saying that he's having an "off day."

Cordelia drops Angel back at the hotel (she's keeping his car for the night) and is surprised that he plans to do some more sleeping. She heads home, where she has a vision of Gunn fighting something. Phantom Dennis quickly gets her the phone.

Angel's phone rings, but he's too busy moonbathing with Darla.

There's some messing around with ice and Darla tells Angel that the two of them are "one." Unable to reach the dreaming Angel, Cordelia tries unsuccessfully to contact Wesley. She leaves him a message, telling him to get Angel and meet her at Gunn's. She then grabs an axe and heads out, telling herself, "I'm gonna die."

She arrives at Gunn's hideout, where she finds him sparring with a member of his crew. Thinking that the crew member, Joey, is dangerous, she hits him on the head with her axe. "I didn't just save your life?" she asks Gunn upon learning the truth.

Angel is still dreaming and Darla is still talking about them. She tells him that she has to go away and he can't go with her because she's in danger. He promises to protect her, but Darla replies, "You're too busy protecting everyone else." They hear knocking, and Angel looks over to see Wesley hammering a nail into a coffin. When he looks back over, Darla is gone. He looks back at Wesley and, in reality, grabs him, throwing him aside. "You made her go away," he complains. Wesley tells him that Gunn is in trouble and Angel agrees to head off for the rescue.

Cordelia tends to Joey until Gunn decides that it's time for her to leave. Cordelia tells him that she saw him fighting in a vision and warns that he's in danger. He tries to convince her that he does need her help, but when they get outside, Angel's car is gone. Angel and Wesley head outside the hotel and remember that Angel loaned his car to Cordelia.

Gunn and Cordelia take a ride in Gunn's pickup truck. Cordelia complains that Angel will be upset with her for losing the car, but Gunn is sure that they can get it back. He knows people in town who like to steal old cars and he thinks they'll give it back. Cordelia and Gunn bicker and Cordelia repeats that she doesn't want to leave him until she's sure that he's safe. He insults her methods of protection and she points out that she practically cracked Joey's skull with her axe. She adds that she also carries mace with her. He hopes that something attacks him soon so that Cordelia will have to leave him alone.

Back at the Hyperion, Wesley hops on his motorcycle, handing Angel a shiny pink motorcycle helmet. Angel tries to get out of wearing it, but Wesley reminds him that it's the law. Angel has problems with visibility, helmet-hair, and wearing a woman's helmet. Wesley admonishes Angel who begrudingly relents. "Hop on board, gorgeous", jokes Wesley.

"You'll pay for this," Angel threatens.

Gunn and Cordelia arrive at a car yard and Gunn asks a guy named Henry about the car. Henry says that he should be able to track it down within a few days. He tells Gunn that a guy named Desmond might know something, then sends him to a party Desmond is attending. Gunn criticizes Henry from stealing cars from around the neighborhood, but Henry doesn't want to listen. After Cordelia and Gunn leave, Deevak appears and assures Henry that Gunn's troublemaking around town will end that night.

Angel and Wesley are making their way through L.A. on Wesley's motorcycle.

Gunn and Cordelia arrive at the party, where Gunn blasts some of his crew members for hanging out instead of doing their jobs. He orders Cordelia to stick close to him, but she says that she knows how to blend. Inside, she finds that she's wrong and relents. Gunn meets up with a girl named Veronica and Cordelia tries to make very awkward small talk with her. Gunn finds Desmond, but before he can confirm that Desmond has Angel's car, vampires crash the party. Cordelia's axe proves ineffective this time, as does a popcorn bowl that she improvises with.

As Gunn fights the vamps, Veronica gets thrown into some glass shelves and winds up with a piece of glass in her neck.

Cordelia tries to help her and tells her that she'll be all right. The vamps run off and Cordelia tells Gunn that Veronica needs to see a doctor. They take her to the emergency room, where a doctor says that Cordelia probably saved Veronica's life. They wait around in the waiting room, Gunn blaming himself for what happened, since he let his guard down. She tells him to take it easy, but he says that he can't. If he does, "someone like Alanna (his sister) pays the price".

He corrects himself, pretending that he meant Veronica, and says that he can never stop. Cordelia suddenly spots Desmond and demands to know where Angel's car is.

Wesley and Angel arrive at the house where the party was held and ask a couple of girls if they know Gunn. They learn what happened, and before the girls can leave, Angel confirms that one of them is a vampire and demands to know what really went on. Cordelia and Gunn go to a garage and find Angel's car. Unfortunately, the keys were in the car when Cordelia went to help Gunn, so she doesn't have them anymore. Deevak arrives, dangling the keys, and when Gunn tells Cordelia to leave, she refuses. Deevak grabs Gunn by the throat, then morphs into Jameel.

Cordelia sprays Jameel with mace, but he just morphs back into Deevak.

Angel and Wesley arrive via motorcycle and Angel happily uses his pink helmet as a weapon against a vampire. There's fighting, and Angel finishes Deevak off with Cordelia's axe. Wesley finds Angel's keys, though they seem to be covered with demon goop and Angel would rather hotwire the car. Gunn thanks Cordelia for helping him, but she says that Deevak wasn't what he was fighting in her vision. Gunn was fighting himself.

She says that he creates danger and will self-destruct if he doesn't get help. She's happy to help him out, since that's what the AI do.

Back at the hotel, Angel encounters Darla again and she asks if anyone thanked him for saving their lives.

He says that he's used to it and has a lot to make up for. "But who takes care of you?" she asks. He confirms that she does and they start to get a little frisky.

In reality, Darla shows up in Angel's bedroom, doing the same things she's doing in his dream and saying, "I could just eat you up."

Written by Shawn Ryan & Directed by James A. Contner

Original Air Date: October 10, 2000




Untouched (2.04)

Lilah sneaks into Lindsey's office at Wolfram & Hart and is caught by a lurking Darla, who thinks that sneaking around gives Lilah a "naughty little thrill of control."

Lilah says that she likes to know what Lindsey is up to, and he's probably in her office doing the same thing. Lilah notes that Darla has Calynthia powder, which must be the way she keeps Angel asleep when they're together. Darla starts talking about dreams and seeing what people are hiding. Lilah asks what Angel keeps hidden and Darla replies, "Horrors."

Angel wakes up at the Hyperion and goes downstairs, where Cordelia and Wesley are bickering.

They claim that they were trying to decide whether or not to pay Gunn for his help. Wesley doesn't want to because he thinks that offering Gunn money will offend him, but Cordelia thinks they should, because Gunn has been doing good work. Angel says that he'll think about asking Gunn and Cordelia orders him to pay him. Angel remarks that he could just fire Cordelia, but she points out that he can't, since she's "vision girl."

Wesley asks Angel about his recent sleeping habits, but before he can answer, Cordelia has a vision of a girl running away from someone in an alley. Angel runs off to the rescue and Cordelia tells Wesley that he'll be too late. In the alley, the girl runs away from two men and is about to be stabbed when a dumpster smashes into the two men, pinning them against a building.

Angel arrives at the alley after the police and paramedics and pretends to be a detective. An officer tells him what happened, but there's no word on the girl who was there. Angel heads off and the real detective arrives, confusing the officer.

Angel winds up in an empty warehouse, where he finds the girl, Bethany. He tries to convince her that he wants to help, but she warns that she's upset. When he tries to stop her from leaving, a piece of rebar goes through his shoulder. Bethany says that she tried to tell him and starts to leave, but stops when Angel pulls out the rebar. He confirms that she stopped the men from hurting her and finds out that she's alone and new in town. He gives her a business card in case she needs a place to stay. She says that she's staying with a friend. Angel tells her that he won't hurt her and that she can't hurt him. After she leaves, though, he collapses. Bethany heads to an apartment, where she's greeted by Lilah, her aforementioned "friend."

Apparently, Lilah spoke at Bethany's school and Bethany saw her as a role model. Lilah tells her that she's special and that people will know soon that she has "a power" about her.

Back at the Hyperion, Cordelia bandages Angel up and criticizes him for not getting Bethany's name. He replies that he couldn't think clearly since he'd just been impaled and she mentions that she knows what that's like.

Angel says that Bethany isn't from L.A. and may be from the northeast, so the AI team decide to look for runaways from the northeast who may have connections to supernatural events.

Wesley wonders if Bethany is a demon, but Angel doesn't think she is. He decides that they should do some research on telekinesis. Gunn arrives with the coolest weapon ever, a battle axe with a blade made from a hubcap. He's disappointed that Angel wants him to do some leg-work, since that won't allow him to use his new axe. Angel wants him to find out who the guys after Bethany were. Gunn leaves and Cordelia bugs Angel to pay Gunn for his time. Angel heads back to bed, even though he's only been up for a few hours.

While Angel tries to sleep, Bethany sleeps in her bed at Lilah's, dreaming about a little girl in an attic.

A man approaches the girl, calling her "Rabbit," and tells her that they should go downstairs. Lilah watches Bethany sleep and smiles as things around the bed start to rattle. In the attic, a jar of pennies rattles as the man takes the girl downstairs. In the bedroom, a lamp flies off of the nightstand and hits Lilah. Bethany wakes up and apologizes, then runs off. In a house somewhere, Darla and Angel make out and Darla reminds Angel of when he killed the gypsy girl.

Angel bites Darla and she returns the favor. He wakes up and heads downstairs to learn that Cordelia and Wesley haven't found any leads. After a minute, Cordelia announces that she was wrong and notes that Bethany is there. Bethany finally introduces herself and the others assure her that she's safe there. At Wolfram & Hart, Holland notes what Bethany inadvertently did to Lilah and wonders if "the alley scenario was too much." He thinks that Lilah might have lost control over Bethany and that Bethany might not make a good assassin. Lilah promises to find her and gloats when Bethany calls her.

At the Hyperion, Angel tells Bethany that he knows about having a power that needs to be controlled. Bethany replies that she doesn't want to control her power, she wants to get rid of it. Cordelia watches their conversation and tells Wesley that she gets a vibe from Bethany, like Bethany might have a thing for Angel. Bethany tries to describe what happens to Angel when she loses control of her power, explaining that it's not something she can use on purpose. Wesley enters and says that Bethany doesn't want their help, so they shouldn't waste their time when they could be helping others. Wesley suggests that Bethany go back to her friend's place, or possibly go back to her father's. Wesley suddenly flies back against a wall. When Angel tries to go to Bethany, he flies against a wall as well.

Cordelia blasts Wesley for not being more cautious with Bethany and wonders why the mention of her father made her upset.

Wesley explains that the power she's shown can be caused by abuse, and, "statistically speaking," it made sense that she'd been abused by her father. Angel tells Wesley to leave so that Bethany will feel more comfortable. Wesley agrees to go.

Angel thinks that Cordelia should leave as well, just in case, so she goes, too. Angel finds Bethany in "the one room in the house that may collapse" but which somehow makes her feel safe. Later, Angel has more Darla dreams.

This time, while they're biting each other, Bethany, not the gypsy girl, is tied up nearby. He wakes up to find Bethany in his room, offering to have some fun with him. She says that she can make him happy and he replies, "You wouldn't like me when I'm happy."

She talks about having sex with a lot of guys and putting on a fragile, innocent act. Angel tries to convince her that people are generally good and she replies, "Oh, right. You love the people. Love them so much, you got a hundred rooms to be all alone in."

He tells her to try to get some sleep and she leaves, passing a hidden Darla.

At Wolfram & Hart the next day, Holland notes that Angel isn't sleeping well and tells Lilah that this makes things harder for Lindsey's "project."

He tells Lilah to get Bethany out of the Hyperion. At the hotel, Angel helps Bethany practice controlling her power. Cordelia gets a call from Gunn summoning Angel to Brentwood. Cordelia offers to take Bethany shopping to keep her company. Angel meets up with Gunn at an apartment belonging to one of the guys from the alley. Angel casually tries to offer Gunn money on a case-by-case basis and Gunn nonchalantly accepts. Suddenly, the barrier keeping Angel out of the apartment disappears, indicating that the guy is dead. Angel hits the redial button on the guy's phone and winds up calling Wolfram & Hart.

That night, Cordelia and Bethany finish up their shopping expedition with a stop at an old carousel. Cordelia bluntly tells Bethany not to sleep with Angel and Bethany protests that she doesn't want to. Cordelia tells her that she didn't have to hurt the men in the alley. She mentions that she saw Bethany in a vision and understood how scared she was. A man passing by pushes between the two women and injects something into Bethany's neck. Bethany gets dizzy and two guys grab her, dragging her away.

Cordelia stops them by throwing coffee in their faces and tries to lead her away, but some guys in white jump out of a van to get Bethany. Cordelia encourages her to squish them, but Bethany doesn't have time.

Angel and Gunn arrive in Angel's convertiblend Cordelia sends them after the van. As Gunn drives, Angel jumps into the van and tosses the guys out. Lilah gets a call telling her that Angel has taken Bethany back to the hotel. She orders the person she's talking to to "pull the trigger."

At the hotel, Angel tries to convince Bethany that Lilah is bad news and sent the guys after her.

She refuses to believe him and thinks that he's messing with her. He tells her that she can control her power and that if she kills them, the bad guys win. She starts to head out the door but is stopped by her father. He greets her with, "Hello, Rabbit," and the building starts to shake, all of the windows blowing out. Bethany's father tells her that he and Lilah want to help her.

Bethany seemingly agrees to leave with him, then starts to float her father in the air and choke him with his tie. Angel tells her to "finish it" and Bethany flies her father out the window, stopping him just above the sidewalk before letting him fall the rest of the way. Back at Lilah's apartment, Bethany packs her things as Lilah tries to convince her that she's not done helping her. She says that she was trying to make Bethany stronger and Bethany replies, "Good job."

Angel arrives to meet Bethany and Lilah tries to turn her against him by mentioning that he's a vampire. Bethany doesn't seem to care. Angel says that Lilah will have to find someone else to play mind games with. "Yeah, we have someone in mind," she tells him.

He leaves, saying "good night," and she replies to herself, "Sweet dreams."

Written by Mere Smith & Directed by Joss Whedon

Original Air Date: October 17, 2000
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