Angel

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Angel continues to seek redemption in season two, but a fatal mistake makes him realize that racking up the body count isn't the way to go. So with a renewed sense of purpose and Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn at his side, Angel sets out to make the streets of Los Angeles a little safer for everyone - unaware that Wolfram & Hart has summoned someone from his past to make sure he fails.
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David BoreanazCharisma CarpenterAlexis Denisof
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English [CC]
Audio languages
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  1. 1. Judgement
    September 26, 2000
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    Angel enlists the help of a flashy karaoke bar owner named The Host as he tries to hunt down a pregnant woman after mistakenly killing her guardian.
  2. 2. Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
    October 3, 2000
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    Angel has his eye on an old hotel where he'd like to set up the new offices of Angel Investigations, but first there's a bit of old history to resolve and a demon to kick out.
  3. 3. First Impressions
    October 10, 2000
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    While Cordelia experiences a vision involving Gunn fighting for his life, Angel experiences repeated erotic dreams involving Darla.
  4. 4. Untouched
    October 17, 2000
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    Cordelia's vision of a girl in danger uncovers an even greater danger after Angel discovers her telekinetic powers have attracted the attention of Wolfram & Hart.
  5. 5. Dear Boy
    October 24, 2000
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    After weeks of restless nights which have left him irritable and haggard-looking, a shocked Angel discovers why his dreams about Darla feel so real.
  6. 6. Guise Will be Guise
    November 7, 2000
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    While Angel attempts to deal with his obsession with Darla, Wesley attempts to impersonate Angel when a thug shows up at the hotel and puts a gun to Cordelia's head.
  7. 7. Darla
    November 14, 2000
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    As Darla struggles with her newfound soul, Lindsey struggles with his growing attraction to her and is consequently taken off "the project" by Holland Manners.
  8. 8. Shroud of Rahmon
    November 21, 2000
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    Angel and Gunn infiltrate a gang of thieves intent on stealing the Shroud of Rahmon, unaware of its supernatural influence over anyone who gets close to it.
  9. 9. Trial
    November 28, 2000
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    Dying from the same illness which infected her human body four hundred years earlier, Darla begs to be turned back into a vampire even as Angel risks a different solution.
  10. 10. Reunion
    December 19, 2000
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    Wolfram & Hart get more than they bargained for after they bring Drusilla to Los Angeles to save Darla, and an outraged Angel fires Gunn, Wesley and Cordelia.
  11. 11. Redefinition
    January 16, 2001
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    As Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn take the stage in hopes The Host can tell them what to do with their lives, Angel prepares for his final confrontation with Darla and Drusilla.
  12. 12. Blood Money
    January 23, 2001
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    While Angel befriends a young woman whose charity is supported by Wolfram & Hart, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn decide to try running Angel Investigations on their own.
  13. 13. Happy Anniversary
    February 5, 2001
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    The Host contacts Angel after a song sung in his club by a grad student the evening before revealed that time would be stopping for everyone at 10pm the following night.
  14. 14. Thin Dead Line
    February 13, 2001
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    When Angel Investigations looks into reports that police officers are attacking kids, Gunn's plan to capture the beatings on tape backfires in the worst possible way.
  15. 15. Reprise
    February 20, 2001
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    As the lawyers at Wolfram & Hart sweat over their upcoming 75-year review, Angel attempts to visit the firm's home office to confront the senior partners.
  16. 16. Epiphany
    February 27, 2001
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    When Angel decides he wants to reconcile with Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn he discovers they're not as eager as he to renew their old ties.
  17. 17. Disharmony
    April 16, 2001
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    Cordelia is thrilled when Harmony, an old friend from Sunnydale, shows up in L.A. - but that's before she learns about the change her old friend has undergone.
  18. 18. Dead End
    April 24, 2001
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    Angel and Lindsey form an unlikely alliance as they search for the medical lab which provided Lindsey with a new hand that seems to have a mind of its own.
  19. 19. Belonging
    April 30, 2001
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    When portals to another world start opening, The Host finds himself face to face with his long-lost cousin and Cordelia finds herself in a strange new world.
  20. 20. Over the Rainbow
    May 7, 2001
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    The Host reluctantly agrees to take everyone through the portal to his home world of Pylea to rescue Cordelia - who's not really in any hurry to go home.
  21. 21. Through the Looking Glass
    May 15, 2001
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    While Cordelia meets the Groosalugg she's suppose to mate with, Angel and The Host go in search of a book that will open a portal home and end up rescuing a girl named Fred.
  22. 22. There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb
    May 22, 2001
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    As Gunn and Wesley join the Pylean rebels storming the castle, Cordelia tries to prevent the Groosalugg from fighting a demon she saw in a vision.

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Directors
James A. ContnerJoss WhedonDavid GreenwaltTim MinearBill NortonTerrence O'HaraSkip SchoolnikMarita GrabiakVern GillumDavid Grossman
Supporting actors
J. August RichardsAndy HallettAmy AckerJames Marsters
Season year
2001
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Cosmic Fyre🌙🌙Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Second Season reinterduces Wesley as Angel/Angelus when Darla (who?) Comes back. 🥀💗🤛🏼🧑🏻👩🏼💔
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Not like Sea. One, because of the BtSl Alumi camios. But Spoiler alert: Darla, is by far one of my favorite eps. Featuring familiar, fun from Juliet Landau, & James Marsters. Making Angel's & her back story all the more enriching. Tho James & Juliet were only in one off, scenes in the Gypsy camp. Dru speaking to Darla, & Spike coming out of the very wagon, the Patriarc of the Gypsy Clann, had his alive family in. Left to Speculate what transpired after Spike comes out of it, looking like a drunken only too well fed member of the Whirlwind Vampyre family. After Angel was ensouled by the elder Matriarch of the Kaldersh Kinn. Too bad, Joss didn't film more exposition footage, of Spike, Dru, Darla & Angelus'. I bet he kicked himself after.
Heather M. DumdeiReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars
Angel finds its own footing
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Season One of ANGEL ends with Wolfram & Hart, the evil lawfirm who seem to have become Angel Investigations' archenemy, resurrecting Angel's sire, Darla, whom Angel staked in the first season of ANGEL's parent-series, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. So the second season of ANGEL starts off with the slow, moral decline of our hero as he learns of her return and reacts to her presence.
The second season of ANGEL is really the season when this series began to break free from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, and it really does wonders for the show. By developing distinct storylines that have little or no dependence on stories from the earlier show, ANGEL becomes strong on its own. There is only one official BUFFY-ANGEL crossover episode during Season Two, and it really only features a BUFFY castmember in flashback. My biggest criticism would be that the season doesn't really seem to find its strength until the latter half, but it's still a fun ride getting there - much better than the first season, no matter which half you watch.
In Season Two, Charles Gunn, the ghetto-raised moster fighter we met at the end of Season One, becomes a full-time cast member bringing with him all new stories. We meet The Host (aka Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan or "Lorne") whose home dimension plays a significant part later in the season. Fred (Amy Acker), a future regular castmember, makes her first appearance as a crazy slave-girl on the run. We get to see old characters take on new dimensions. Cordelia eases into her role as Angel Investigations employee and "vision girl" and begins to shed her shallow BUFFY persona. Wesley shows that he has what it takes to be a leader and not just the comical sidekick. Most of all, Angel takes a walk down a very dark path only to come out on a much brighter side. (It really is great to see David Boreanaz playing the dark side of Angel without having to go to Angelus lengths to do so.)
With this increasingly strong show, fans can finally feel free to enjoy ANGEL as a separate series from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.
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Robert W. MooreReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars
ANGEL puts it all together for a stellar season
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Warning: Season Five spoilers do appear below.
Season One of ANGEL found the show trying to establish itself, its moods, its major characters, its bad guys, and its story arcs. For a first season, it was not at all a bad show; it was, in fact, quite good. But it didn't truly match the high standards set by BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. In Season Two, however, Angel Investigations truly came into its own. It moved from a spin off finding its own rhythm, to a truly superb show in its own right.
Season Two is somewhat unusual in that it actually features two major plot lines. First, there is the stunning revelation that Wolfram and Hart has managed to resurrect, in fully human form, Angel's old love and sire Darla. Her return, use, and abuse by Wolfram and Hart constitutes most of the season's episodes. She is not the only character we first met in Buffy to guest on the second season: Harmony, one of the original Cordettes, comes to LA to visit Cordy. The visit generates perhaps the funniest scene in the entire series, when Harmony, who unbeknownst to Cordelia is now a vampire, is barely able to resist feeding off her in her sleep. When Cordelia wakes up just in time, she wrongly thinks that Harmony was now gay. The ensuing conversation of errors is hysterical. As we approach Season Five, it has been disclosed that Harmony will be back in LA in Season Five, somehow or other working as Angel's secretary as he takes over as director of Wolfram and Hart. With Cordelia no longer a part of the show (in my opinion, the dumbest decision in the history of the show; Joss Whedon claims in interviews there is nothing more to do with her character on the show, but I think that is palpable hogwash), Harmony has the potential of bring a bit of whimsy to the show.
The Darla story line is a dark one, with tragic circumstances thwarting Angel's attempts to lead Darla to the path of righteousness, and seems to succeed, even when Darla learns that she is doomed to die as a mortal. His involvement with Darla leads to Angel breaking off his involvement with Cordelia, Wesley, and Gunn. Much of the interpersonal dynamics of the entire season revolve around Angel's alienation from his friends, and his gradual restoration of their friendship.
The other major plot line of the second season involves first Cordelia and then the others traveling to the dimension of Pylea. Now, I liked these episodes myself, but there is little question that for a huge number of fans, these are among the least popular episodes in the history of the Buffyverse. For the series as a whole, the most important thing to come out of this arc is the rescue of Fred, a brilliant physics student who had been accidentally trapped there. Despite Cordy, the show had until them had an overwhelmingly male feel to it. In season three, as Fred becomes an integral part of Angel Investigations, she brings a crucial element to the show's chemistry.
Two other major developments take place in Season Two. First, the introduction of the character of The Host aka Lorne, a demon from another dimension (actually, Pylea, we later learn) who can read anyone's aura when they sing. Hence, he is the owner of a karaoke bar. Lorne would later be elevated from supporting character to a permanent character. The other major change, and one crucial to the ambiance of the series, was Angel Investigation's moving into an abandoned hotel. I liked this setting so much that I am going to miss it tremendously as we move into Season Five.
All in all, Season Two represents a major achievement by a team that seems to be incapable of producing a less than remarkable product. And, of course, the set is essential for any lover of things Buffy/Angel.
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Brian DoanReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars
Dark Knight
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I don't know what it is with me and Joss Whedon shows-- I always seem to come to the party late. I didn't start watching BUFFY until its fourth season, and kicked myself for not watching sooner (which is why, like any good cinephile, I bow to the great goodness of DVDs). You'd think I'd have learned my lesson, but no-- I really didn't start watching ANGEL until this past season (coincidentally, also the program's fourth. Maybe it's fate).

In fairness to me, ANGEL did get off to something of a slow start-- I love its first season (and do buy that one, too. In fact, buy it first. Go on, click on the link. I can wait), but it's definitely a looser, more low-key cousin to the high melodrama of BUFFY. Also, not having seen the high school years, Angel (character and show) was something of a puzzle to me-- brooding, mopey, somewhat drab. I didn't get it.

Flashforward to the ANGEL Season One box's release this year-- having caught up on just who our dark, tortured hero was (and being particularly impressed by the events of BUFFY season two-- go on, you know you want to purchase it. It's ok, we have time), having knowledge of wesley and cordelia, I was much better prepared to enjoy season one (and to catch up with the other seasons through friends' videos). Any longtime watcher of Whedon, though, knows that it's usually the second season where things take off. That's true of ANGEL, as well. In fact, while the show has arguably gotten better each year (really, those who missed the events of the last year are in for a treat when season four is released), I maintain a special affection for this year, when the return of Darla (seemingly dusted by Angel in BUFFY's first season) pushes our hero over the edge, and Angel Investigations is thrown into a tailspin.
Without giving away more than the above, let me just say that this is the year when ANGEL gets really dark, and in that darkness, finds its own voice. It's darker and more adult than BUFFY, but also, oddly, extremely funny (as in an episode like "Guise will be Guise"). David Boreanaz comes into his own as a leading man, and is ably supported by stalwarts Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia) and Alexis Denisof (Wesley), as well as newcomers J. August Richards (Gunn) and, towards the end of the year, Amy Acker (Fred). Best of all, Angel is pitted against twisted law firm Wolfram and Hart, which offers both the kinds of neo-noir dealings ANGEL fans have come to expect, and the opportunity to watch devilishly fun actors like Christian Kane strut their stuff.

If there's one thing Whedon viewers have learned, it's that he has little patience for the easy moral solutions-- there is good and evil in the BuffyVerse, but it's always in shades of gray. Even moreso than its parent show, ANGEL evades easy solutions and clear-cut heroes and villains (as, really, any show about a vampire with a soul really should). By delving into the darkest parts of Angel's soul, this season finds the show breaking through creatively.
Or, to put it another way: demon karaoke. How can you not love a show with *that*?
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calvinnmeReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Angel faces the dark side of his soul
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In season two we see Angel change gears from the "monster of the week" format of season one, to the season-long story arcs that are a trademark of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series. Two thirds of the season deals with the resurrection of Angel's vampire lover by evil and mystical law firm Wolfram & Hart. You need to watch episode 1.7 of Buffy entitled "Angel" to get the backstory on this, since this is the episode in which "Angel" kills Darla's vampire self. Thus, Darla, resurrected in human rather than vampire form, has a desire for revenge against Angel, and at the same time has to deal with her human conscience for the first time in 400 years. When it is discovered that Darla is dying from the same disease she was dying from when she was transformed into a vampire the first time, Angel futilely seeks a cure. Lindsey, the Wolfram & Hart lawyer who has fallen in love with Darla, finds another way to keep her alive. Since working for an evil law firm has discounted the value of a soul in Lindsey's eyes, his solution is to remake Darla into a vampire.

The strain of first regaining Darla as a human and then losing her to vampirism is too much for Angel, and this sends his soul to a very dark place. He spends months forgetting about his original mission of helping the helpless and goes on a crusade of punishing the guilty, thus becoming obsessed with revenge against those responsible at Wolfram and Hart and casting his friends aside in the process. After a night of passion with Darla, Angel finally realizes that what he has reached is perfect dispair, not perfect happiness, and tries to regain his friends. For obvious reasons - he fired them and sent them packing - his former associates are slow to trust him, but they do come around and manage to forgive him. The last four episodes of the season are about the fang gang taking a trip to Lorne's original dimension - Pylea - where there is no such thing as music and where Cordelia is first enslaved and then made princess. Besides the change to story-arc form there are several other developments in this second season of Angel, most of them good.

1. Wesley transitions from comic relief to more of the "brains with bravery" character we have come to know.

2. Cordelia moves further away from self absorption.

3. Kate Lockley, the police officer that had a large role in season one, is sidelined with only rare appearances.

4. Charles Gunn has a much larger role in this season.

5. The introduction of an empath demon originally known as "The Host". His name is actually "Lorne", but because he is also green, he has been reluctant to use this name since he thinks it would conjure up too many comparisons to "Lorne Greene".
R.J.Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2008
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good storytelling
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The second season and new offices for Angel Investigations as they move into an old, abandoned hotel at the end of the second episode. Titled "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been?", the episode, partily set in the `50's, deals with a demon using people's own paranoia against each other. A subject Rod Serling touched upon with "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street", an episode of "The Twilight Zone" that "Angel" writer Tim Minear refers to in his commentary of "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been?"
The "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" crossovers for this season are Alyson Hannigan as Willow, Mercedes McNab as Harmony, Juliet Landau as Druscilla and Julie Benz as Darla (whom Wolfram & Hart resurrected in the finale of Season One, "To Shanshu In L.A." after Angel had "dusted" her in the episode named after him in Season One of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer".)
Amy Acker joins the cast as Fred in the last few episodes in which Cordelia ends up in a place located in another dimension where she goes from cow status to queen.
My favorite episodes from this season are "Guise Will Be Guise" and "Disharmony". The season as a whole makes for good storytelling.
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OntarioAngelReviewed in the United States on February 14, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Amazon has this listed as a slim set, but it's not!
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The discs work fine, the included boxing had nice artwork. The only reason that I did not give this purchase 5 stars is because it says it's the slim set of season 2, which I love because they take up less space in my movie collection as they are only a half inch thick. But this packaging is over an inch thick.
I did email the Reseller directly to ask this, and they did correctly tell me that it was listed wrong & they asked if I would like it, anyway. I did go ahead with having them ship it to me. This is just to let others know that Amazon has it listed wrongly as a slim set of season 2. And if space is important to you, you'll need to know this. If you're buying it used, contact the reseller & wait for their reply to see if they have the slim set or not. That's my advice.
This season of Angel I'm very happy with, just not the DVD packaging.
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longtermReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars
A strong Season for the revamped cast
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Season Two seemed to get better as the year moved along. Many of the reviewers have said that the last episodes in Pylea were their least favorite of the year. I STRONGLY DISAGREE!!!! I have watched them several times and enjoyed them more each time. THey were just plain funny--I find Angel's quiet dark moods his least interesting aspect-he is far more compelling either as Angelus (season two, BTVS), or when the action is lighter and funnier. There are so many scenes in the Pylea clips that are classics-when Angel sees his reflection for the first time, or when Fred is introduced to Wesley and Gunn for the first time ("she's been here a really long time"). And the Host--going back to see his "mother"-very funny stuff, although his family "dancing" seems borrowed directly from Monty Python. And as a healthy male, I must confess to enjoying seeing Cordelia in her royal two-piece. She is great in the episodes as well.
Also, if you are as blown away as I was by Chris Kane's (Lindsay) singing in episode 18, his band, Kane, can be seen at [...] The CD is very good as well.
Five stars!!
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