Dead End - 2ADH18
Written by David Greenwalt - Directed by James A. Contner - First April 24th, 2001
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The Short: As Cordelia has a vision of a man who kills himself, Lindsey and Lilah draw closer to finding out who is being promoted and who is being cut from the firm. When Lindsey is bumped up on a waiting list to receive a hand transplant by their boss, Lilah figures she is doomed. Although the operation seems to work wonders, the hand starts writing ''kill, kill, kill'' and Lindsey is worried he has an insane evil hand. This leads both Lindsey and Angel Investigations to Caritas where the host sends them both to work on the case together, despite their hard feelings. They eventually discover that the hand, and the eye of the man who killed himself were transplanted by a clinic using demonic magic. They track down the place where the donors are kept and discover the poor people are still alive. Angel and Lindsey free those who can survive and kill the rest. When Lindsey is put up for promotion later on, he quits the firm, makes a grand speech on his exit and suggests Lilah for the job, who
gets it. Angel sends off Lindsey telling him to never return, and leaves a prank on his bumper on the way out.
The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open on Lindsey waking up and dealing with life without his right hand. We then switch to a family scene getting ready to leave after breakfast. As the pack into the van the seemingly normal husband picks up a knife and stabs himself in the eye for no reason. Cordelia sees it all in a vision. Angel, Gunn and Wesley comfort her. She seems to be completely broken up by the event, curled up and crying. (Listen to the teaser here.)
Pockla demons are a healers who can mend the flesh. They also seem to be able to fade in and out of a room and float over the floor.
- Lindsey: ''Lilah. Please. They chose me. I'm clearly the guy.''
Nathan: ''Yes, you are.''
Lindsey: ''You could've had it, but you didn't have what it takes. An evil hand. I mean, come on, who here does, huh? Leon doesn't. Charlie doesn't. You do know you gave me an evil hand, right? I've been writing 'Kill, kill, kill' on everything. It's crazy. It's crazy. Anything could happen!''
Lindsey: ''Allan, how are you? Uh-oh. Uh, that's gonna hurt in the morning! Stop, evil hand, stop it. I just can't control my evil hand. Nathan, I'm so proud that you chose me. Charlie! If I would have been in your shoes, I would have chosen Lilah. Let me tell you why. Do you have any idea of the hours this chick has logged in? Huh? The files she has on you guys? Deep stuff. Ronnie, your stock manipulations, Nathan's little offshore accounts... Can you imagine if something were to happen to this girl and those files got back to the senior partners? They'd eat you alive! She's been working overtime, boys. She's everything you ever dreamed off. Lilah
is your guy. Me I'm unreliable. I've got these evil hand issues and I'm bored with this crap, and besides, I'm leaving, so if you wanna chase me, be my guest, and remember evil. Charlie. Good luck. Evil.''
I almost fell out of my seat. Good for Lindsey! Listen to the quote here.
- Doctor Melman: ''Let's see. Okay. Your basic vitals are good. You've had all the usual childhood diseases and your not allergic to any medication. Let's start him out with two milligrams of Versed. It's a little something to relax you before we begin the procedure. Do you have any questions?''
Versed is the common name for Midazolam Hydrochloride, a drug which acts to calm the patient, relaxes skeletal muscles, blocks memory, prevents feeling pain, but enables them to follow commands.
(Thanks to Richard Lai for this information.)
- Cordelia: ''Cereal bowls, on the table, and, uhm, there was a book bag. It has a name of a school
on it. Ah, D-something. Delaney, or, uh... Delancey Schools.''
Delancey Schools are...
- Angel: ''I was thinking about Stairway to Heaven.
Stairway to Heaven is...
- Gunn: ''Previously on Angel.''
Epiphany - Angel says he wants to work for Angel Investigations. Lindsey runs Angel down and gets medieval on his ass.
To Shanshu In L.A. - Angel cuts off Lindsey's hand.
Darla - Holland offers his hand to Angel, Angel threatens him.
Blood Money - Lilah says the senior partners want Angel alive, Lindsey mocks sympathy.
- Jospeh Kramer: In his home, stabbed himself in the eye with a knife.
- Bradley Scott: In the body bank, killed when his life support was shut off by Lindsey.
David Boreanaz as Angel
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
Christian Kane as Lindsey McDonald
Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
Andy Hallett as the Host Demon (Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan)
Gerry Becker as Nathan Reed
Michael Dempsey as Irv Kraigle
Mik Scriba as the Parole Officer
Pete Gardner as Joseph Kramer
Stephanie Hash as the Wife
Steven DeRelian as Bradley Scott
Michael Dempsey, who played Irv Kraigle, also played the sheriff in the X-Files episode Millennium 7.04.
Mik Scriba, who played the parole officer, played Lieutenant Kraskow in the X-Files episode Monday 6.15 and played Officer Green in the Special Unit 2 episode The Wraps 1.03. He also appeared as a guard in the 1999 film Wild Wild West.
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It was unexpected to see that the "evil hand" just wanted itself to be dead. The body bank was right out of Coma, and well done. This episode picked up a whole point at the end with Lindsey's little rant.
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