I wanna love this. I always want to love this because flashback episodes are some of my favorite things from any show. But this one...it's just pretty meh to me. I think it's mostly the present-day stuff - cause I care nothing for Kate and her family drama - but then the flashback stuff is also not as interesting as it otherwise is in other episodes. My favorite part, however, is when Darla informs Angelus that he can never get any closure now that he killed his father; that his father can never approve of him.
I'll give this a very straight 5/10, sorry.