''Betrayed by his only son, from the depths of solitude, Angel returns for a father and son heart to heart.''

Angel Deep Down - 4ADH01

Written by Steven S. DeKnight - Directed by Terrence O'Hara - First aired on October 6th, 2002

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


Saving Angel The Short: With Angel trapped on the ocean floor and Cordelia stuck on a mystical plane, Fred and Gunn are frustrated at the lack of clues regarding their friends' whereabouts, especially after the only eyewitness to Angel's disappearance is murdered. After Angel is rescued by Wesley, the shocking reasons behind the mysterious disappearances become clear.

The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see
Continuity #1) we open on Angel and the whole crew having dinner together. They all seem very happy, but no one will pass any food to Angel. Eventually things turn dark and suddenly the room floods and Angel awakens, still inside the box at the bottom of the ocean. (Listen to the teaser here.)


Creature Feature

We learn one of the senior partners of Wolfram & Hart is named Mister Suvarta.

Cool Quotes

  1. Unfinished.


  1. Gunn: ''Well, how's he gonna feel if all vampirella saw is sand and seaweed?''
    Vampirella is a female vampire comic book hero published by Harris Publications. Vampirella was made into a direct to video film in 1996 starring Talisa Soto as the title character. The official Vampirella web site is at http://www.vampirella.com/.

  2. Gunn: ''Are you sure about that? Offspring of two vampires. Last time I checked that's not supposed to happen, and jumping off a six story without busting your coconut kind of sways me to the side of not just a boy. I mean, come on, Fred. His nickname back in Quortoth was the destroyer, and unless you put Conan in front of that, I'm guessing it's not a good sign.''
    Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 fantasy epic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, a muscle bound hero for hire.


  1. Angel: ''Previously on Angel.''


  1. Unfinished.


  • The host sings the song Hush Little Baby. You can hear him sing here (159kb).

  • When Wesley feeds his own blood to Angel the subtitles show that the Lorne figment continues singing, but no words can be heard.

  • Linwood's comment about this being his ''corner of the sky'' was probably an inside joke. John Rubinstein, who played Linwood, was the original Pippin on Broadway, where he sang the song Corner of the Sky.

  • New names for Gunn: The Alpha Male (by Fred), the big dog (by himself).

  • New name for Connor: Sparky (by Gunn).

  • The Morgue

    1. Anonymous vampire: In the street, staked by Fred.
    2. Anonymous vampire: In the street, shot with a crossbow by Fred.
    3. Anonymous vampire: In the street, staked with a crossbow bolt by Gunn.
    4. Anonymous vampire: In the street, beheaded with an ax by Connor.
    5. Marissa: On a roof top, staked by Connor.
    6. Linwood: In a meeting room at Wolfram & Hart, beheaded by remote control by Lilah.


    Angel David Boreanaz as Angel
    Cordelia Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
    Gunn J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
    Fred Amy Acker as Winifred "Fred" Burkle
    Connor Vincent Kartheiser as Connor Angel
    Wesley Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce

    Guest Starring:
    Host Andy Hallett as the Host Demon (Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan)
    Linwood John Rubinstein as Linwood
    Justine Laurel Holloman as Justine Cooper
    Lilah Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
    Gavin Daniel Dae Kim as Gavin Park

    Vampire Noel Guglielmi as Driver Vamp
    Bruiser Rod Tate as the Bruiser
    Marissa Marissa Ingrid Sonray as Marissa
    Skip David Denman as Skip (Uncredited, seen in flashback to Tomorrow.)

    Famous Faces

    Vampire Noel Guglielmi, who played the driver vampire, played gangbanger #1 in the X-Files episode Surekill 8.08.

    Points Of View


    Personally I thought the season opener was slow and had way too many dream sequences. It really doesn't make sense that Wesley hasn't communicated with Fred and Gunn, and where is Groo, wouldn't he care that Cordelia disappeared? What was up with Justine being so submissive to Wesley? What did he do to her?

    6 out of 10

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