''A moment of true intimicy cost him his soul. Now that's he's again tasted the flesh, what will be unleashed?''

Angel Epiphany - 2ADH16

Written by Tim Minear - Directed by Thomas J. Wright - First Aired on February 27th, 2001

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


Bed The Short: From the
WB11 home page: After a night of passion with Darla, Angel wakes to find that he hasn't lost his soul and changed back to Angelus. Darla's offended that he didn't have a moment of true happiness with her and after a tussle, he tells her the next time he'll kill her. Angel's had an epiphany. He remembers the message he heard Kate leaving before encountering Darla and realizes she's in trouble. Angel bursts into Kate's apartment to find her on the floor surrounded by empty booze and pill bottles. He drags her into the shower and revives her. Kate's reaction? Thanks for saving me, now get out. Next stop is the karaoke bar to have a chat with the Host. The Host tells him to go back to his crew. Besides, they're in danger. Flash to Wesley sitting in his apartment. He hears noises and goes to the closet to find his shotgun and fumble for the bullets. Just as the Skilosh demons are attacking to get revenge for the spawn the crew removed from the Sharp girl, Angel arrives to help. After defeating them Wesley almost slips back into "happy with Angel" mode but then remembers why they don't want the guy around. No matter. They've got to find the others. Wesley and Angel drive back to the office - while Angel insists that he's had an epiphany and tries in vain to make small talk. They're not at the office long when Gunn arrives and sneers in Angel's direction. It isn't forgive and forget time yet. Cordelia's missing and they figure out that she's gone to the Sharp's by looking at the carbon copy from her message pad. On their way to the Sharp's they're attacked by the Skilosh tribe. Angel tells them to go on and he'll join them later. He prepares to battle the Skilosh alone when they scatter - Lindsay's truck is barreling down the road at Angel. Unfortunately, Darla revealed a few scant details to Lindsay about their night of vampire passion and he's plenty jealous. He runs over Angel a half-dozen times before getting out the truck and coming after him with a sledgehammer. When Angel refuses to give details Lindsay goes after a stake and Angel attacks. It ends with Angel smashing Lindsay's fake hand and stealing the truck. At the Sharp house, Cordelia's developed a third eye (nasty Skilosh demon spawn) and Gunn and Wesley are caught going in the back door to save her. Right before they too are infected with new eyes, Angel smashes through the front room with the truck and they kill all the Skilosh. Cordelia's healed. Flash to Angel sitting at the hotel with Kate. They discuss what the meaning is in all of this and come to the realization that everything they do counts. And hey, something's looking after them -- Kate never invited Angel into her house but he was allowed to save her. Angel shows up at the crew's offices. Wesley informs him that they've discussed it and they don't want to come back to work for him yet. Angel says he doesn't want them back. (Oh.) He wants to work for them. But why? He feels he can help. Just then, Cordy gets a vision and finds that Angel has caught her as she was falling. And they're off to the next battle, the whole team back together...

The Long: This episode opens right where the last one left off, with Angel waking up in bed after having spent the night having sex with Darla. He seems in pain and panic, and runs out into a brewing storm. Darla wakes up and tells him not to fight it.


Creature Feature

Skilosh According to Wesley: ''Skilosh, a notoriously violent, asexual, self-replicating species of demon, has the distasteful habit of injecting its demon spawn into the cranium of a human host. One of the key diagnostic symptoms being the tell-tale third eye on the back of the host's head. If this condition is not arrested in time a newborn Skilosh will erupt, fully grown, from the skull of its human host.''

This episode put an end to the arguement over whether Angel's loss of a soul was strictly based on sex or something more he shared with Buffy. He had sex, but not a moment of perfect happiness, and he didn't loose his soul, although it seemed close.

Cool Quotes

  1. Host demon: ''Isn't this just the sort of 'tude that got you where you are now? I think I'm speaking for everyone when I say if all you're gonna do is switch back to brood mode, we'd rather have you evil. Then at least... leather pants.''
    The host enjoys a little Angel mocking.


    It's A Wonderful Life
  1. Host demon: ''Eh, kill her, give her cab fare, whatever. The point is, you've turned a corner. Well, yay you. Zuzu's petals. It's about time, and between you and me, if it had taken you much longer to hit your bottom, I was gonna kick it.''
    This is a reference to the 1946 film
    It's A Wonderful Life. When Zuzu is sick in her bed she had a flower whose petals fell off, which she hands to her father. Plot: An angel helps a despairingly frustrated man by showing the profoundly positive impact he had on his community.


  1. Darla: ''Yes. Yes, I know. It was the same for me. The soul is gone but it leaves a bitterness. It'll pass.''
    Reunion - Darla became a vampire again, losing her soul.

  2. Cordelia: ''No, no. No more must rise. Honest. Listen, I've been impregnated by demon spawn before. Let's just say, didn't really work out.''
    Expecting - Cordelia was impregnated with the spawn of a Haxil Beast.


  1. When Angel saves Kate you see a close up of his hand turning on the water in the shower. When he does that you can clearly see his reflection in the chrome, even though he is a vampire and should cast no reflection.


  • Because this episode picks up right as Reprise left off, it's technically the second half of a two parter. Skilosh

  • The Skilosh demon is the 27th reoccurring non-star character on the show. He was last seen in Reprise.

  • The Morgue

    1. Unfinished.


    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:
    Kate Elizabeth Rohm as Detective Kate Lockley
    Lindsey Christian Kane as Lindsey McDonald
    Host Andy Hallett as the Host Demon (Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan)
    Darla Julie Benz as Darla

    Francine Sharp Marie Chambers as the Mother (Francine Sharp)
    Skilosh demon Kevin Fry as the Skilosh Demon

    Famous Faces


    Points Of View


    Well, Angel got the unliving hell kicked out of him, and I loved it! Now I like Lindsey better then ever. What is with the truck he drives? Not what I expected. I'm glad the crew didn't just welcome him back with open arms. What was with the host knowing so much without anyone singing? Did Angel sing off camera?

    7 out of 10

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