I don't agree that his character couldn't have developed further (if Glenn hasn't has the addiction problem of course). I mean, I never could've imagined Wesley's character going the way he did. Remember him as a bumbling uptight Watcher?
Oh wow! That is a great line should have picked that up and used it in my reviewI watched this with a friend yesterday and it was so much fun to see it with someone who was seeing it for the very first time. She was shocked and absolutely horrified at the fate of Doyle and though the Scourge was geniunely scary!
She was also very disappointed to never see Doyle/Cordy happen (and said her first nice thing ever about Cor) and when Angel was fighting the Scourge she kept shaking her head going "yeah well, suit yourself, you could've been in bed with Buffy right now" Lol...
Seeing it with someone like this got me thinking. To my recall I wasn't particularly impressed by the Scourge (though they certainly made me uncomfortable considering the real life references easily drawn) but that I too was absolutely heart broken at seeing Doyle go. (and for seeing him and Cordy's potential romance cut down so soon)
Does anyone else remember their first time? Were you sad? Frightened? What did you think of the bad guys and the way they looked? Any "Hero" insights you'd like to share that I haven't covered?
Never knew that he was your favourite character on the show. He must have made an impression on you But you are spot on it was the perfect way to send him off.I just re-watched this episode tonight for the first time in a few years. It broke my heart all over again. Doyle is my favorite character on Angel (even if he was only there for 9 episodes), but like other have said, he got the best send off you could possibly ask for. The whole episode is just about the best tribute you could do to a character, and unlike other deaths like Tara's, Wes', Spike's etc, the whole episode was really about Doyle.
This is by far my saddest death of the verse for me. Glenn Quinn was such a fantastic actor, so talented!
Plus, I find Doyle/Cordy/Angel just had awesome chemistry. I think I'll take a little break before I keep on watching my Angel marathon.
Agreed it was a great episode. I don't feel I knew Doyle very well, it was only 8 episodes, but this was a very moving send off. You can't help thinking more of the actor than the character and that's what adds the extra emotional reaction.Hero is one of the standouts of S1 IMO. Its a beautiful way to send Doyle off and its the one episode where I was sold on him and Cordy.
Like other parts of the writing around the time this episode was released, much of it was probably improvised (because of Glenn Quinn's sudden exit), with little thought put behind it. Doyle passing on the visions to Cordy does feel a little bit contrived in hindsight, too convenient, but it's just one of those things in TV shows that have to exist in order for the show to go on. Oh well.I know the point was made four years ago but ... Doyle didn't know he was passing the visions on! How on earth could he? He didn't get them from kissing anyone, he was just smote from on high one day. Why would he possibly think kissing her would give her the visions? That's ... he would have no reason to think that!