Angel Episode Guide
Production synopses are from WB's Angel Site and are reprinted here without permission.

Cordelia prepares for a night on the town with Wilson Christopher, a prominent L.A. photographer, but right before her friends whisk her away to meet him, she receives a vision and gives the information to Angel. Angel and Wesley check out the address and slay a demon spawn. At the club, Cordelia chats it up with William and invites him to spend the night. The next morning, she realizes she's expecting! Angel and Wesley pay a visit to her apartment and observe her pregnant state. They try to contact Wilson but are unable to reach him. They form a plan: Angel will track down Cordelia's friend Serena, while Wesley will take Cordelia to the doctor. When the doctor observes she is carrying 7 babies, the panic sets in. Meanwhile, Angel meets with Serena and discovers she's pregnant as well. She clues him to Wilson and his cronies' hangout: a local gun club. Meanwhile, Cordelia and Wesley return to Angel's pad and Wesley observes her new attitude towards her spawn. She is suddenly very attached to them. Wesley deduces she is under some kind of telepathy. After a brief reconnaissance, Angel heads for the gun club, and Wesley researches and identifies the demon species. Cordelia, now fully under the influence, escapes from the apartment and heads to a local industrial park to prepare for the birth. Meanwhile, Wilson fesses all after a brutal thrashing from Angel in vamp form. Wesley heads over to the industrial park and challenges the demon to a duel to the death. Angel enters the scene and brings a giant canister of liquid nitrogen as an offering. They freeze the demon and Cordelia, no longer pregnant and under the influence of the telepathy, destroys it.

Written by Howard Gordon. Directed by Dave Semel
Original Air Date: 1/25/2000

Cordelia throws a happenin' soiree. While Wesley attempts to mingle, Angel spends most of the time brooding in the kitchen. The next morning, Angel officially hires Wesley, and Cordelia receives a vision of a murder in an ice factory. Angel locates the corpse and encounters a demon named Tay, who tells him his mission is to stop the bringer of chaos. Angel tells his findings to Wesley and Cordelia, and they get right into the research. That night, Angel pays a visit to the corpse's office and encounters a female demon. She sends him a powerful jolt then leaves. Angel recovering quickly, jumps into his car and follows her to a museum. There, he discovers the demon (guest star Bai Ling) is attempting to help other females escape their homeland via a portal in the museum. Back at A.I., Wesley discovers Tay is a Vigorie, a herbivore species from Oden Tal that enslaves its female members of the race. Back at the museum, the rescue is a bust after Tay and his cronies burst in. Angel and the demon (who soon introduces herself as Jheira) manage to get rid of them, but not before they take the runaway captive. They unmake her by removing her 'ko.' Jhiera later explains to Angel that the ko is located in the spine and controls a female's physical and sexual power. Meanwhile, Cordelia and Wesley pay a visit to the California Flower Mart to spy on the Vigories. They discover the demons know of Jheira's whereabouts and report back to Angel. We soon learn the other female runaways are at a spa called Palm Ridge. Angel figures out the location, and together they high-tail it to the mansion to warn Jheira. After assisting the escape of the women, Wesley and Cordelia are trapped by the Vigories. Jheira abandons them, but they manage to fight on their own. Jheira pays one final visit and Angel warns her not to hurt any more civilians.

Written by Marti Noxon and David Greenwalt. Directed by David Greenwalt
Original Air Date: 2/8/2000

I've Got Your Under My Skin
Angel accidently calls Wesley 'Doyle' while he is arguing with Cordy, who has just made inedible brownies. We later learn Angel feels pangs of guilt over Doyle's untimely death. Suddenly, Cordelia receives a vision about a young family. When Angel and Wesley visit the residence, they notice a boy sleepwalking in the street. Angel saves the boy, named Ryan, from an ongoing car. When Angel goes inside the house to get cleaned up, Wesley takes a look around and deduces one of the members of the family is posessed by a demon. Meanwhile, to show their undying gratitude for Angel's bravery, the family invites him over for dinner the following evening. Wesley informs Angel about the demon presence and the next day, they create a brownie recipe that will reveal the demon's presence. During desert, Ryan puts on a demon face and Angel brings the family AI to exorcize it. While Cordy stays with the family, Wesley and Angel go to the local church to find the priest to exorcize the demon, but they soon learn from the nun that the priest died six months earlier. Wesley decides he will perform the exorcism and begins the ritual. The strength of the Ethros demon is such that he will most likely kill whomever is performing the exorcism because of its need to inhabit another body, so Cordelia travels into town to purchase a box to contain it. However, the box is too small, and the Ethros demon escapes after its expelsion. Angel and Wesley track him and kill him, but not before learning Ryan was evil before the demon ever entered his soul. They go to the house and rescue Stephanie, Ryan's sister, from a fire he had started. Ryan is taken into police and social services custody, and the family thanks Angel for his work.

Written by David Greenwalt and Jeannine Renshaw. Directed by Robert David Price.
Original Air Date: February 15, 2000

The Prodigal
Angel has a memory of an altercation between him and his father in 1753, but his mind quickly returns to the present when he kills a demon who escaped from a moving subway train. When Kate enters on the scene, he tells her to cover up the truth to her fellow officers. Though she is disturbed by the demon factor, she becomes distracted after seeing her father enter the station. Later that morning, Wesley identifies the deceased demon as a Kwaini species and remarks it is atypical for this type of demon to be violent. They deduce the demon had an incentive to attack one of the passengers. Angel then tries to obtain a list of passengers from Kate, but she's unwilling to give it to him. Despite this, he manages to locate the passenger in question and follows him on one of his deliveries: to Mr. Lockley's apartment. When Angel confronts Mr. Lockley, he denies any involvement. Angel, reminded of his painful past with his father, has another memory from his past: he meets Darla and is sired. Back at A.I., Wesley conducts some tests and discovers the Kwaini demon was addicted to a substance similar to street PCP. Angel deduces that Kate's father is somehow involved with the drug trafficking. He then has another memory, this time of his own funeral, his first meeting with Darla as a vampire, and his first kill. That afternoon, Kate approaches Angel, gives him a list of the passengers and tells him she wants to be involved with the case. She changed her mind after having a conversation with her father. Suddenly, two Kwaini demons attack Wesley and Cordelia, seeking more of the drug. While this is happening, the drug traffickers pay a visit to Mr. Lockley. Meanwhile, Angel has another memory of killing his entire family. Angel tries to save Mr. Lockley from the traffickers but can't enter his apartment because he was not invited. Standing by the door entrance, he watches the vampires kill Mr. Lockley. After his death, Angel enters in and kills one of them. Kate arrives and is devasted by the death. She obtains the address of the traffickers and manages to slay one of the killers. As the rest of the gang prepares for attack, Angel bursts in and slays the lot of them. He has one final memory from his past: Darla informs her that he will carry the painful memories of his father for a lifetime.

Bruce Seth Green directed the episode written by Tim Minear
Original Air Date: February 22, 2000

The Ring
As Wesley and Cordelia exchange banter, Angel is paid a visit by a strange man, claiming his brother Jack was kidnapped by demons affiliated with a bookie. While Cordy and Wesley consult their demon database, Angel pays a visit to the bookie. The bookie refers him to a place in beechwood canyon. Angel goes to the canyon and gets information from the bookie, then begins investigating an underground fight club. We later learn the man who pays a visit to Angel, is the organizer of the fight club, and Wolfram and Hart is a major sponsor. Angel soon discovers he was set up in a trap. He is expected to fight other slave demons to the death. The next morning, after Cordelia and Wesley get suspicious about Angel's whereabouts, Wesley pays a visit to the bookie and obtains the address of the fight club. That night, Angel kills a demon, but his heart isn't into the battle. Wesley and Cordelia spot him in the ring, and Wesley explains the meaning behind the slave bracelets which Angel and the other demons are wearing. They rush back to AI to find a way to open the bracelets. Meanwhile, Jack pays a visit to Angel and tells him of his disappointment in his fighting and Angel threatens to kill him unless the slaves are set free. His brother decides to kill Jack, rather than agree to Angel's terms. Angel is knocked out, and later wakes up in the offices of Wolfram and Hart. When he finds out the associate from W&H has ulterior motives, he returns to the fight club and learns his next opponent is Trepkos, the toughest demon in the lot. The next morning, Wesley and Cordelia successfully make a key to unlock the bracelets. That evening, Angel begins to fight Trepkos. The battle is brutal. Cordelia and Wesley break into the slave area with the special key, but it falls into the hands of one of the demons. While Angel and Trepkos continue to fight, the demons set themselves free. After Angel has the opportunity to kill Trepkos, but doesn't take it, Trepkos walks away. The demons burst in and a giant battle ensues. One of the demons slips a bracelet onto the fight's organizer, Trepkos throws him into the air, and he promptly disintegrates. The demons are set free.

Written by Howard Gordon. Directed by Rick Marck
Original Air Date: February 29, 2000

Wesley and Angel endure a painful experience: attending Cordelia's first stage appearance. As they stretch the truth to spare potential hurt feelings, Cordelia spots Oliver Simon, a top talent agent, and one of his clients, Rebecca Lowell, a former soap opera star, leaving a paparazzi-filled event. While Cordelia lists the many accomplishments of Rebecca Lowell, Angel notices Rebecca is in apparent danger and rescues her from an ongoing car. The next day, Rebecca pays a visit to AI and tells Angel she is being stalked by a celebrity fan. She asks Angel for his help, but he turns down the case. Wesley deduces Angel has feelings for Rebecca and has rejected the case to prevent himself from obtaining the true happiness that would unlease his evil vampire within. Cordelia is beside herself with disappointment, after all, this Rebecca woman could be a serious networking opportunity! Later that evening, Rebecca has a gathering. As she ascends the stairs she hears noises. Angel bursts in and chases out the stalker. When Rebecca glances into the mirror, she notices Angel does not have a reflection. She asks him about this, and he tells her the truth. The next day, Rebecca asks Angel to attend a premiere with her. After they make their grand entrance, they enter a secret alleyway and encounter Rebecca's stalker. Angel manages to drag him down. When Rebecca realizes the stalker is a stuntman and former client of Oliver's, she confronts him. When Oliver mentions no one stays young forever, Rebecca glances at Angel and gets an idea. The next day, she and Cordelia go shopping and Rebecca pumps her for information. That night, she comes over in a sexy number and gives Angel a bottle of champagne to thank him for his valiant efforts. She slips a drug into his drink and moments later, tells him she wants to become a vampire. The drugs begin to affect Angel's judgement, and moments later, the persona of Angelus emerges. After an exchange of evil pleasantries, Cordelia and Wesley manage to knock him out and keep him contained until the drugs wear off. The next day Angel apologizes to Cordelia and Wesley for his behavior.

Written by Tracey Stern. Directed by Regis Kimble
Original Air Date: April 4, 2000

Five By Five
When the firm of Wolfram & Hart hires Faith to destroy Angel, a guilt-ridden Wesley vows to stop the former slayer.

From TV Guide: It's trouble for the City of Angels when slayer Faith leaves Sunnydale behind for new hunting grounds. Lawyers from Wolfram & Hart soon contract her to eliminate the thorn in their sides---Angel. Wesley, meanwhile, tries to come to grips with his own failure as Faith's Watcher.

Written by Jim Kouf. Directed by James A. Contner
Original Air Date April 25, 2000

After following Faith to Los Angeles, Buffy's angry when Angel grants asylum to her archenemy; Wesley is tempted to trade Faith for reinstatement to the Council.

From TV Guide: A not-so-loving triangle forms when Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) comes to town and learns that her former flame, Angel, is protecting her quarry: the rogue slayer Faith (Eliza Dushku). Meanwhile, the Council's assassins begin closing in for the kill.

Original Air Date: May 2, 2000
Written by Tim Minear and Joss Whedon. Directed by Michael Lange

War Zone
While tracking down a blackmailer, Angel (David Boreanaz) gets caught in the middle of a melee between street kids and vampires and meets the head of the vampire hunters (guest star J. August Richardson)

From TV Guide:
Angel encounters a group of street kids, led by a man named Gunn (J. August Richards), who are waging a war against vampires in the abandoned sections of the city. He tries to gain their trust, but the gang is wary about trusting a vampire, even one with a soul. Alonna: Michele Kelly. Nabbit: David Herman. Chain: Maurice Compte. Angel: David Boreanaz.

Written by Gary Campbell. Directed by David Straiton
Original Air Date: May 9, 2000

Blind Date

Angel (David Boreanaz) agrees to help attorney Lindsey McDonald (guest star Christian Kane) decipher the secret files of Wolfram & Hart and save a group of children from a demon assassin.

From TV Guide:
Angel encounters a strange being in the employ of Wolfram & Hart, a blind woman who can anticipate attacks and move with incredible speed. Her condition protects her from becoming a suspect in the crimes she commits. Gunn: J. August Richards. Lindsey: Christian Kane.

Written by Jeannine Renshaw. Directed by Tom Wright
Original Air Date: May 16, 2000

To Shanshu in L.A.
Wesley is searching for the translation of the Scrolls of Obearsain and the prophesy of the "vampire with a soul." He is finding the process difficult as the scrolls are over 4,000 years old and translated into a dozen languages. Unfortunately, when Wesley does realize what the pivotal word, "shanshu" means, he must tell Angel that the prophesy means the vampire with a soul will die. Angel greets this news with an uninterested shrug. Wesley and Cordy believe Angel's non-reaction is a result of not living, growing and changing as the rest of the world does. The gang discovers that Lindsey has been promoted to Jr. Partner at Wolfram and Hart. He made his choice to stay with the dark side. Meanwhile, the folks at W&H are conjuring up a demon who has come to separate Angel and the "Powers That Be." This of course, means separating Angel from his friends as well as the Oracles. The next day, as Cordy walks through a flea-market, the same demon brushes up against her. She's hit with a vision but it doesn't stop. Screaming in pain, she collapses on the ground. The evil demon also pays a visit to Angel's home where he plants a bomb and easily walks out with the scrolls. Seems he needs the scrolls himself for a surprise incantation that will further bring woe to our heroes. Wesley arrives just in time to see the bomb and hightail it around a brick wall that ultimately saves his life. While looking after Wesley in the hospital, Angel visits Cordelia and notices a symbol on her hand. Angel heads to the Oracles to find out what it means only to find them slain. Lucky for him the spirit of the female Oracle is able to tell Angel that the mark belongs to a warrior of the underworld named Vocah, as well as filling him in on how to save Cordy. Angel enlists his new friend Charles Gunn (guest star J. August Richardson) to watch over his injured friends while they are in the hospital. Meanwhile the team from W&H are in a mausoleum, surrounding a crate, and watching an incantation lead by Vocah. Angel attacks the demon but as the to brawl, Lindsey takes over with the ritual. Angel kills Vocah but the ritual is complete. Lindsey attempts to burn the ancient scroll but Angel slices off his hand before he gets the chance and rushes to save his friends. Back at Cordy's apartment, Wesley discovers the real meaning of "shanshu" is to live. Angel will eventually become human. And back at the basement of Wolfram & Hart, the crack team of lawyers gather around the crate. Holland tells Lindsey they'll even the score with the very item that sits in the crate. Lila welcomes the disheveled creature that turns out to be Darla.

Written and directed by David Greenwalt
Original Air Date May 23, 2000

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