''Angel discovers the woman who cursed him with
everlasting life is alive. Tortured by her presence, desire and madness
have taken a hold of him.''
Dear Boy - 2ADH05
Written by David Greenwalt - Directed by David Greenwalt - First Aired on October 24th, 2000
Creature Feature -
Cool Quotes -
The Morgue -
Famous Faces -
Points Of View
The Short: While Angel dreams about his first encounter with Drusilla
in 1860 London, he has a brush with Darla in his waking life. Wolfram &
Hart set up the seemingly human Darla in a false identity and when Angel spots her he starts
to follower her, but it's a trap and Darla frames Angel for the death of
her supposed husband. Kate tries to capture Angel, but he alludes her and
kidnaps Darla himself. Although he is tempted to either love her of kill her
he does neither and allows her to leave.
The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we see Angel getting up at Angel
Investigations where meets Cordelia and Wesley, but he is obviously still very
sleepy. Cordelia figures they are out of money and need a paying client. She
gets a vision about a demon who has people fighting over how to worship it.
As Wesley tries to find the demon in his books Angel nods off and dreams of
Darla being there with him. He snaps out of it and rejoins the waking world
as they figure out that the demon is held up in a water tank built over the
cursed land which was once home to St. Bridget's convent and sacred American
Indian burial ground. They contact Gunn and
head out to the water tank where they discover humans fighting it out in
front of a Thrall demon. They are spotted by the demon and suddenly the
humans all attack the crew. Angel acts strangely and attacks one guy over and
over, but Gunn is able to ax the demon and the fight ends. They have to pull
Angel off the poor guy he's beating the tar out of. Angel walks off
uninterested and later ends up in a crowd of people where he spots Darla!
In a flashback to 1860 London, Angel catches up with Darla who just drained
Lord Nicholes and a street walker. She has a surprise for him and takes
him to see Drusilla, an innocent girl who has the power of visions. Angel
starts to plan how to hurt her. In the present Angel follows Darla, but
loses her in the crowd. The next morning at Angel Investigations Cordelia
and Wesley are interviewing a man about a case where his wife, who he
thought got abducted by aliens regularly, might really be having an affair.
Angel walks in but seems uninterested in the case. Angel walks off and
Wesley shows the man out (see Reference #1).
Angel and Cordelia talk, but as Cordelia reams
him out over his actions he smells and strokes her hair which completely
freaks her out (see Reference #2). Wesley returns and Angel apologizes. He explains how he saw
Darla but they are skeptical (see Continuity #2-#4). He confesses his recent dreams about her.
In Lindsey's office Darla and Lindsey talk about how Angel is falling apart.
Lindsey says they don't want him dead, they want him evil. Darla flirts
with Lindsey then she tells how she hates what happened to Angel. Lindsey
prepares an envelope which ends up being delivered to Kate by another
detective. Kate and the detective talk about how she has become obsessed
with bizarre cases (see Reference #3). She opens the envelope to discover it contains
information about Angel now living in the Hyperion Hotel. At another
hotel Cordelia, Wesley and Angel are spying on their client's wife, who is
meeting with a man for an afternoon romp in the sack. They covertly take
pictures and record them at the bar, but as the two go off to get a room
Angel stops them and tells them her husband knows everything. He advises
her to either stop the affair or breakup with her husband, because he can't
stand spying on them like this. Cordelia is pissed royally, but then Angel
spots Darla walking by and confronts her. Saying she's Diedra Cramer, she
pretends to not know him and security moves to protect her. She claims her
husband Stephen is outside and she runs to him, passing through sunlight,
which shocks Angel, she's obviously not a vampire.
Angel, Cordelia and Wesley return to Angel Investigations as Cordelia rants
about Angel's actions. Wesley says Angel made a mistake, but Angel
insists Darla's back but she's human. Angel tells Cordelia to try to find
the home of the Cramer's. Angel bums money off Wesley for the cover charge
and goes to Cataras, where he sings his heart out for the demons in the
crowd, then apologies. When he asks the mystic about Darla, but he just
warns him to give up on Darla and move on (see Reference #4). At Angel Investigations Cordelia
gets a call from Angel and gives the address for the Cramer's. Wesley is
worried about Angel going crazy, so he readies a tranquilizer gun and calls
Gunn for help. Angel shows up outside the Cramer's house and watches
them through the window. Darla and the husband pretend to eat dinner as
Darla gets her trap ready, with Lindsey connected via radio and a hired
guard waiting in the house. At Angel Investigations Gunn is explained
how Angel goes evil at times, and is taken aback (see Reference #5). Back in the past Angel
and Darla celebrate his massacre of a convent, then they make out as
Drusilla rants insanely, the only survivor of all the horror, she's clearly
gone off her rocker. Angel explains how he plans to turn Dru into a
vampire so she is tormented by madness forever. Darla calls the police
and pretends that Angel is breaking in the house, then she signals the
guard who vamps out and hits her, then drains the husband. As Angel runs
in hearing the screaming she pretends Angel killed him. The police show
up and try to arrest Angel.
The cop tries to arrest Angel, but he runs off saying Darla will pay for
this (see Reference #6). Kate talks to Darla, who pretends Angel has been stalking her. She
says he broke in and bit her husband. When Kate has her back turned Angel
slips in and grabs Darla. At Angel Investigations Kate and the cops
bust in on Gunn, Wesley and Cordelia. Kate starts to harass Gunn, then asks
who Darla is. At the water tank Angel walks in with Darla in tow, she
continues pretending to not know him, but Angel vamps out and bites her,
she finally gives in.
Back at Angel Investigations Kate reads off Gunn's rap sheet, but Cordelia
defends him. When Kate mentions how Angel supposedly broke in the house Gunn
asks how he got in uninvited, being a vampire. Wesley finds an old photo
of Darla and shows it to Kate and she starts to realize something is going
on. In the water tank Darla is making out with Angel, but he stops
and wants to know what her game is. He realizes she's trying to rob him
of his soul. He says that she has a soul too and will start to feel guilty for
her evil. He says that she never made him happy. Darla throws a hissy fit
over this. He says she has a second chance just like he did, but she insists
he had darkness in him before she ever sired him. At Angel Investigations
Kate and her officers leave, but she insists that despite Angel's good
intentions she blames Angel for innocents who die in the crossfire of his
battles between good and evil. Sunrise comes. In the water tank Darla
and Angel are still arguing (see Reference #7). She teases him and he grabs her throat, but
she pulls a cross and burns his chest. She walks out into the sunlight,
saying she still wants him. Angel just stands there stunned. After nightfall
Angel returns to his room, where Wesley and Cordelia visit to make sure
he's all right. Wesley warns there will be more trouble, but Angel says he's
looking forward to it.
The random monster this week is a Thrall demon. It set itself up on cursed land and had two groups of humans fighting it out over how to worship it. Once it was killed the humans seemed to come to their senses. According to the closed captioning it's name is Turfog. Personally it reminded me of the hungry beast from the camp horror film Terrorvision.
Drusilla was a human girl with ''the sight'', the power to see the
future. It's not known how, if at all, this power could be related to
- Angel: ''I did and I saw her, I'm not crazy''
Angel: ''Right between the clowns and the big talking hot
Well, that would certainly convince me!
- Wesley: ''Oh he's eccentric, all the greats are. Sherlock
Holmes, Philip Marlowe...''
Sherlock Homes is a character created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Not simply the
greatest and most famous of fictional detectives, Sherlock Holmes is quite
possibly one of the most famous personages, real or fictional, in the
history of the world. Parodies and pastiches far outnumbering Doyle's own
work have been written. Holmes first appeared in a novel entitled A Study in
Scarlet, a story of revenge, rooted in the American West, bearing fruit in
London. The London parts of the story were told by a young ex-army doctor,
John H. Watson. Sherlock is seen here portrayed by actor Peter Cushing (1913-1994),
who portrayed him in two films and a television series.
Philip Marlowe is another fictional detective, this one created by Raymond
Chandler. He was portrayed by Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) in the 1946 film The Big Sleep. Plot: Summoned by
the dying General Sternwood, Philip Marlowe is asked to deal with several
problems that are troubling his family. Marlowe finds that each problem
centers about the disappearance of Sternwood's favoured employee who has
left with a mobster's wife. Each of the problems becomes a cover for
something else as Marlowe probes.
- Cordelia: ''See his file? He has
Visa, MasterCard and a problem, he's our target audience, but if
you want to be rude, I guess it's your shop, Angel?''
Visa and MasterCard are popular credit cards. MasterCard was referenced by
Faith in Consequences and Doyle in Rm w/a
- Kate: ''Jack, what brings you to Siberia?''
Siberia is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakstan, constituting all
of northern Asia. Siberia extends from the Ural Mountains on the west to the
Pacific Ocean on the east and southward from the Arctic Ocean to the hills
of north-central Kazakstan and the borders of Mongolia and China.
- Host demon: ''Hey, Rico! Top off my sea breeze, earn my everlasting
A sea breeze is a mixed drink made up of 2 measures vodka, 3 measures
Cranberry juice and 3 measures Grapefruit juice. Get 4 or 5 ice cubes and
crush them by placing them in a plastic bag and hit them with a rolling pin.
Pour the ice in a tall glass, add the above ingredients and stir. Add a
straw and a slice of lime to decorate.
- Cordelia: ''Imagine Bonnie and Clyde if they'd had a hundred
and fifty years to get it right.''
Bonnie Parker (1911-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) were a small-time
robber team that gained fame in the United States through their flamboyant
encounters with police and their promotion by the nation's newspapers. Clyde
had been a young robber long before meeting Bonnie in January 1930. After
arrest and 20 months in prison (1930-32), he teamed up with Bonnie, and they
began their short 21-month career, often working with confederates, such as
his brother, Buck Barrow, and Buck's wife, Blanche; Ray Hamilton; and W.D.
Jones. Bonnie and Clyde, as they were popularly known, robbed gas stations,
restaurants, and small-town banks (their take never exceeded $1,500),
chiefly in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri. Bonnie and Clyde at
last were betrayed by a friend and bullet-riddled by police in a roadblock
- Cop: ''Seal the house, I want S.W.A.T., now!''
S.W.A.T. stands for Special Weapons And Tactics.
- Darla: ''Will you? Isn't that against your Cub Scout
In 1930, the Boy Scouts of America created the Cub Scout organization for boys younger than Boy Scout age. A year-round, home-centered program, Cub Scouting emphasizes involvement between boys and their parents, adult leaders, and friends.
They have a web ring at http://www.cubscout.net/. Also
referenced by Angel in Untouched.
- Angel: ''Previously on Angel.''
To Shanshu in L.A. - Kate says she's glad she's
not friends with Angel anymore, Angel says he didn't kill her father.
Holland Manners tells Lindsey that Wolfram & Hart are impressed with his
sacrifice. Angel cuts off Lindsey's hand.
The Prodigal - Kate discovers her father drained
by a vampire.
Judgement - Darla and Lindsey plan to even the
score with Angel.
First Impression - Darla seduces Angel in his
Untouched - Darla seduces Angel in his dreams.
- Angel: ''...because of her. I saw her, here in town, last night.''
Cordelia: ''Oh no, not again, look I like Buffy as much as the
I Will Remember You & Hero - Buffy Summers, Angel's ex-girlfriend, came to town, leaving Angel in a funk
- Wesley: ''What you're saying is impossible, you staked her
to dust three and a half years ago.''
Angel - Angel staked Darla with a crossbow bolt in the
back to save Buffy from her.
- Wesley: ''Vampires don't come back from the dead.''
Angel: ''I did.''
Part 2 - In order to save the world from being sucked into hell, Buffy
had to send Angel there instead.
Faith, Hope and
Trick - Angel mysteriously returns to Earth several months later, but
for him hundreds of years passed in hell.
- Angel: ''You're what Wolfram & Hart raised in that
To Shanshu In L.A. - Vocah and Lindsey McDonald
raised Darla, Angel's sire, from the dead.
- Anonymous Thrall demon: In the water tank, axed in the head by Gunn.
- Stephen Cramer: In his supposed house, drained by a vampire.
In the flashback we see the aftermath of Darla draining Lord Nicholes and
a street walker. It is mentioned that Angel killed Drusilla's whole family
which included her parents and two sisters, as well as all the nuns at the
convent she joined.
David Boreanaz as Angel
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
Elizabeth Rohm as Detective Kate Lockley
Christian Kane as Lindsey McDonald
Andy Hallett as the Host Demon (Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan)
Juliet Landau as Drusilla
Julie Benz as Darla
Stewart Skelton as Harold Jenkins
Sal Rendino as the Man (Marty)
Cheryl White as Claire Jenkins
Matt North as Stephen Cramer
Derek Anthony as the Hotel Security Guy
Darren Kennedy as Cop #1
Rich Hutchman as Detective Jack Carlson
Sam Anderson as Holland Manners (Uncredited, right, seen in flashback to To Shanshu in L.A.)
Sal Rendino, who played Marty, played the part of Guard #2 in the Charmed episode Give Me A Sign 2.15.
Juliet Landau, who played Drusilla, played the part of Jeanie Bronstein in the Millennium episode Forcing The End 3.15.
She also appeared as Sarra the in 1997 sci-fi film Ravager. She has an official fan club at http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Bungalow/8371/.
Points Of View
I was totally unexcited about tonight's episode. It was a bit predictable
and an anti-climax for the whole Darla story. I really think they played
this story one episode too long. Kate was used badly, I really don't
like her spiral down to a lady cop on the rag character, please give her
some real material to work with. As my friend Morgan suggested, maybe the
bleached blonde Wesley had sex with was her, now that would be a nice
plot twist! We/K shipping? I like it! No real memorable humor, and what the
hell happened to Lindsey's hair?
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