#2 - Surrogates Chapter 2
Written by Christopher Golden - Pencilled by Christian Zanier - First released on December 22, 1999
Creature Feature -
Cool Quotes -
The Morgue -
Points Of View
The Short: Angel is in deep trouble as he tries to solve a case
involving a demonic
fertility clinic. Just why are mothers being murdered and husbands turned into zombie-like guards? Before he can find out, Angel will have to find a way out of the hole he's in. And the only way out is into the harsh light
of the sun. Cordy and Doyle had better hurry or this could be Angel's last
case. Straight from the Buffy spin-off series, Angel keeps the excitement
turned up to top volume!
The Long: Unfinished.
- Angel: ''I read in the Times about her lawsuit against Fertile
Angel probably means the Los Angeles Times newspaper. They have a web site at http://www.latimes.com/.
- Cordelia: ''So let me see if I understand this: While you do
your Mission Impossible thing Doyle and I go through the front door and take
on a platoon of homocidially brainwashed husbands, and try to free
The 1966 television series Mission
Impossible featured self-destructing tapes used to send the main
character on his assignment. An interesting fact is that Mission Impossible
regulars Martin Landau
and Barbara Bain are the
real life parents of Juliet
Landau, who played Angel's former love Drusilla during season 2 of
Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Also referenced by Cordelia in Lonely Hearts.
- As it was set up in the last issue this story
is set some time in season 1. The fact that they have
business cards already means that it happens after Lonely Hearts, where Cordelia had the cards made
up. The fact that Doyle is alive means it must happen before Hero. If I had
to guess I'd say it was probably right after Lonely Hearts, since the whole team seem rather
new to their job.
- London, 1856
This flashback to 1856 happens after someone caught Luke the vampire sleeping in 1846 mentioned in The Harvest but before Angel tormented Drusilla in London in 1860 in Becoming Part 1.
- New name for Doyle: Mister Dwyer (by Doctor Lavinia Feehan) and Knight in Shining Armor (by himself).
Note: Angelus killed a girl named Parker in London before the flashback
started, but we didn't see it.
- Prison guard: In Angelus' cell, neck crushed by Angelus. (In a flashback.)
Angel - Cordelia Chase - Allan Francis Doyle
Doctor Lavinia Feehan - Rachel Hammerlin
Peter Carlson - Shayna (Rachel's secretary)
Points Of View
I enjoyed seeing Angel trapped and having a Highlander-style flashback
to something like that happening to him before. The plot about the Fertile
Ground clinic is starting to shape up nicely. I'm really enjoying the
interior artwork, you don't need to struggle to figure out who each character
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