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Angel (David Boreanaz) moves to L.A., unaware of his purpose in the City of
Angels. There, he meets Doyle (Glenn Quinn), his half-man, half-demon
spiritual advisor, who gives him much-needed direction. Doyle leads Angel
to Russell Winters, a rich and powerful vampire, preying on aspiring actresses.
When Winters sets his eyes on Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter), Angel springs
into action and saves her.
Written by David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon.
Directed by Joss Whedon.
Original Air Date: 10/5/99 (#1ADH01)
Doyle (Glenn Quinn) receives a new vision that sends the group to the
club scene. They soon learn they are looking for a serial killer who seeks
his prey from D'Oblique, a chi-chi singles bar. While perusing the crowd,
Angel meets Kate (Elisabeth Rohm), an L.A. police detective and D'Oblique
regular. Though they initially bond, Angel is pre-occupied by his mission
and devotes his efforts to pursuing the killer. After a violent confrontation,
Angel discovers the suspect is a demon parasite. Doyle and Cordelia bond
as they learn more about the identity and behaviors of the demon and Kate
and Angel soon work together to catch the killer.
Written by David Fury. Directed by James Contner
Original Air Date: 10/12/99 (#1ADH02)
In the Dark
Oz (guest star Seth Green) pays a visit to Angel (David Boreanaz) and
gives him the Gem of Amarra, the vampire's holy grail that grants eternal
protection. Doyle (Glenn Quinn) wants Angel to wear it with pride, but
Angel opts to play it safe and hides it in the underground tunnels. He
is soon kidnapped by Spike (guest star James Marsters) and tortured by
a child-eating vampire named Marcus. While Angel is enduring the torture,
Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) and Doyle locate the gem in the tunnels
and quickly conspire Angel's rescue. The rescue goes almost according
to plan, but in the scuffle, Marcus manages to obtain the gem and heads
for the beach. The group follows him and Angel battles with him to the
death. Deciding that no vampire deserves to see the light of day, Angel
tosses the gem into the ocean.
Written by Douglas Petrie. Directed by Bruce Seth Green.
Original Air Date: 10/19/99 (#1ADH03)
I Fall To Pieces
As Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) and Angel (David Boreanaz) continue the
debate of whether or not to charge for their services, Doyle (Glenn Quinn)
receives a vision of yet another woman in distress. Angel pays a visit
to her workplace and learns that the woman (guest star Tushka Bergen)
is being terrorized by her neurosurgeon (guest star Andy Umberger) who
is somehow mysteriously able to watch her every move. After some detective
work, Angel and Cordelia discover that the doctor is able to disconnect
appendages from his body and prey on his victims. But when the doctor
pays a visit to Angel's apartment, Angel separates him - permanently.
Grateful for the protection, the young woman pays the agency for its service,
and a very joyous Cordy and Doyle go out to celebrate. Elisabeth Rohm
Written by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt.
Directed by Vern Gilum
Original Air Date: 10/26/99 (#1ADH04)
Rm w/a Vu
Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) lives in the projects, and she's not
happy about it. When she returns one evening to her roach-infested digs,
she decides that desperate times calls for desperate measures and moves
into Angel's apartment. Angel, (David Boreanaz) unthrilled by his new
roommate situation, makes a pact with Doyle: (Glenn Quinn) if Doyle can
find Cordelia new digs, Angel will help him out with his debt negotiations.
Doyle holds up his end of the bargain and finds a stunningly beautiful
one-bedroom apartment. At first, Cordy's on top of the world, but she
soon gets the willies. Drawers open and close, furniture moves, and the
wind blows to and fro. After some research, Angel learns that the apartment
was owned by a woman who mysteriously died in the 1950s. Even more compelling
is the number of single-woman suicides that have occurred in the apartment
since her occupation. He and Doyle figure out that there is a ghost that
is somehow murdering the women. While Angel is away doing research, Cordelia
is lured back to the apartment and is confronted by the apparition. At
first she is overwhelmed, but she later gathers her moxie and sends the
ghost back to her rightful place. Elisabeth Rohm guest stars.
Written by David Greenwalt and Jane Espenson.
Directed by Scott McGinnis
Original Air Date: 11/2/99 (#1ADH05)
Sense and Sensitivity
Kate, (guest star Elisabeth Rohm) hardened by years of police work, enrolls
in sensitivity training with her fellow police officers. At first the
training appears to be innocuous, but Angel (David Boreanaz) and others
begin to notice her excessive emotions. It becomes especially obvious
when she pours her heart out at her father's retirement party. Then, the
entire police station goes awry. Angel and Doyle (Glenn Quinn) figure
out that Kate is in danger because of a recent arrest, and make the connection
that the sensitivity teacher is responsible. But after a brief encounter
with the teacher, it's Angel who's the new nice guy on the block. At first,
Cordelia and Doyle can't deal with the pleasantries, but Angel soon manages
to pull himself together and seals the fates of the evil hitmen!
Written by Tim Minear. Directed by James Contner.
Original Air Date: 11/9/99 (#1ADH06)
The Bachelor Party
Just as Doyle is inches away from finally making a connection with Cordy,
his estranged wife Harry shows up at Angel Investigations begging for a divorce
so she can marry the new love of her life. After the initial shock of
it all, Doyle agrees to consent to the divorce. Meanwhile, Angel discovers
that the fiance comes from a long line of pacifist demons, but this doesn't
seem to rock anyone's boat. After Doyle consents to the divorce, the fiance
invites Doyle to join his bachelor party. Unbeknownst to Doyle, the fiance
and his family have a ritual to fulfill: the fiance needs to eat Doyle's
brain in order to have a successful marriage. As the party proceedings
begin, Angel gets suspicious and wanders upstairs. There he discovers
these demons may not be as peaceful as they seem. He is ejected from the
restaurant by the family. Downstairs, Doyle is about to be eaten with
a shrimp-fork, but Angel and Cordy and Harry arrive on the scene
and come to the rescue.
Written by Tracey Stern. Directed by David Straiton.
Original Air Date: 11/16/99 (#1ADH07)
I Will Remember You
When Angel tells Cordy and Doyle that he did not contact Buffy during
his visit to Sunnydale, Buffy pays a visit and expresses her displeasure.
Sparks fly. As they are about to part their separate ways, a medieval
demon charges into Angel's office and a violent brawl ensues. The demon
escapes, and Buffy and Angel decide to pursue it separately. When Angel
makes contact and kills him, he observes that he has human characteristics.
The Powers that Be confirm that Angel is indeed human again. Angel pursues
Buffy and they share a passionate night of romance. But the next day,
they are confronted by a stronger version of the medieval demon, and Angel
is unable to fight in his human form. After hearing that Buffy would perish
if he were to remain human, he begs the Powers That Be to transform him
into a vampire so that he can protect her. They do so, and Angel breaks
the news to a heartbroken Buffy. However, their blessed reunion will remain
only in Angel's memory...
Written by David Greenwalt and Jeannie Renshaw.
Directed by David Grossman
Original Air Date: 11/23/99 (#1ADH08)
Angel (David Boreanaz) tells Doyle (Glenn Quinn) of his human experience,
and meeting the Powers that Be, but Doyle doesn't have much time to react
because work beckons. They soon find a group of half-breed demons and
learn the demon racist group, The Scourge, are in town and out for blood.
They conspire to rescue the half-demons: Angel goes undercover for the
Scourge, and Cordelia and Doyle arrange the half-demons' safe passage
to an island. When one of the half demons runs away, Doyle follows him
and this delays the departure. While Doyle is away, Cordelia learns of
his true identity. Meanwhile, on the inside, Angel learns the strategy
to eliminate the half-demon breed population: The Scourge have built a
machine whose rays can wipe out any human within a 1/4 mile radius. Angel
soon escapes the Scourge and goes to the ship to warn Doyle and Cordelia.
He is followed by the soldiers, who place the deadly machine on the ship.
With the lives of dozens in jeopardy, Angel and Doyle realize that one
of them will have to die in order to disconnect the beams. Though Angel
protests, Doyle decides to make the sacrifice. He engages Cordelia in
a passionate embrace, then meets the machine. He successfully disconnects
it, then dies.
Written by Howard Gordon and Tim Minear
Directed by Tucker Gates
Original Air Date: 11/30/99 (#1ADH09)
Angel pays a visit to the PTB (Powers That Be) and begs them to return
Doyle. They refuse and when he protests that he no longer has access to
the visions, they reply that when a door closes, another one opens. Meanwhile,
a smarmy empathic demon named Barney approaches Angel Investigations
for help, claiming that he is being followed by a demon-assassin. Later
that day, Cordelia is in the middle of an audition, and receives a vision.
She soon realizes there was more to Doyle's kiss than she originally thought.
Assuming that she can be rid of the visions by kissing someone else, she
kisses Angel, and the new client. After a brief interview with Barney,
Angel visits his apartment to see if he can learn anything. While he is
there, he encounters Wesley, a watcher he had briefly known in Sunnydale.
Wesley was kicked out of the Watcher's Council and is now a rogue demon-
hunter in hot pursuit of a dangerous and powerful demon. They soon discover
that the demon that was most recently attacked by the killer is of Asian
origin. Angel heads over to Koreatown to get more information and Wesley
later joins him. After speaking to the dying demon, they deduce that Barney
is involved, and Cordelia is is in danger. Meanwhile, Barney kidnaps Cordelia
and bids her visionary powers at an auction. When the deal goes to the
highest bidder, Cordelia's fate is to have her eyes gouged out. Moments
before the first incision, Angel and Wesley rush in and save the day.
The next morning, Angel invites Wesley for breakfast. Is Wesley here to
Written by David Fury and Jeannine Renshaw
Directed by James Contner
Original Air Date: 12/14/99 (#1ADH10)
A girl is murdered by a vampire during the early morning
hours. Later that day, Wesley notices an article about the murder in the
newspaper and leaves immediately. Angel pays a visit to Kate about some
other business, but while he is there, he observes the crime scene photos
on her desk. He recognizes the modus operandi, and immediately realizes
that there is a connection between his recent nightmares and the murders.
Meanwhile, Wesley returns to Angel Investigations and clues Cordelia in
on the situation at hand. He tells her in the past, Angelus marked his
victims' left cheek with a cross. That night, Angel has a dream. He realizes
one of his sires named Penn is responsible for the current murders. That
afternoon, Angel brings a drawing of Penn to Kate and instructs her to
stake out an area. Later that day, Penn strikes, but before he can complete
the kill, the police arrive. Penn escapes in a nearby abandoned building.
Kate comes in after him and soon finds Angel at the scene. He dons his
vampire face and the two begin to fight. After learning Angel's true identity,
Kate initially freaks out, but then hits the library to learn more about
vampires. She discovers that Penn struck two times in LA earlier that century,
in 1928 and 1963. Wesley and Angel figure out where he resides and pay
a visit to his apartment. Meanwhile, Penn pays a surprise visit to the
police department. Angel catches wind of the situation climbs down into
the tunnels and gets into a big brawl with Penn. However, it's Kate who
saves the day when she locates a wood scrap and stakes Angel and Penn.
Due to her great aim, only Penn is dusted.
Written by Tim Minear
Directed by Rick Kolbe
Original Air Date: 1/18/00 (#1ADH11)