Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
Review: Truly first-rate episode with standout performances from Boreanaz as well as guest star Melissa Marsala as Judy. The flashback to '52 is a true gem, and very well written and played. From the set decoration to the casting to the editing and script itself, the episode was quite possibly one of the best Angel episodes we've seen yet. Angel as recluse was illuminating and a great slice of charatcerisation--particularly the moment where he leaves the hotel and its occupants to fend for themselves. Also vastly entertaining were Van Helsing Jr., and the bloodthirsty bellhop, as well as Gunn and Wesley's sibling rivalry and Cordelia's O-pos plus cinnamon.
My rating: 9/10
Next week, Angel's been having some sexy dreams....