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HERC Has Seen The Last ANGEL of Sweeps!!

Angel 3.9 FAQ

What’s it called?


Who’s responsible?

Written and directed by Tim Minear, who also wrote and directed last season’s best episode, “Through the Looking Glass.”

What does TV Guide say?

“Vampire hunter Holtz's rekindled crusade to wreak fiery vengeance upon Angel and Darla complicates the impending birth of the expecting couple's baby. With Darla's contractions getting closer together, even the Angel Investigations gang is surprised when she takes off without them for places unknown. Angel finds her, only to learn how truly conflicted Darla is with the fact that she, a demon, actually loves something: her child. Her heartbreaking fear is that once the foreign soul leaves her womb, she won't be able to love it anymore. As the crew seeks sanctuary at Caritas, Lilah discovers an ominous prophecy concerning the baby.”

Did Holtz use the minions to kill the Wolfram & Hart contingent last week?

He did.

The big news?

This is another of those big “Angel” episodes that ends in a way that will make your mouth hang wide open.

The bad news?

This is the last “Angel” of sweeps. You’ll have to wait about another month to find out what happens next.

What is TV Guide not telling us?

Krevlornswath is proven one unlucky demon this week.

Does Darla give birth this episode?

She does not.

Why does the crew seek sanctuary at Caritas?

The host reprogrammed the anti-violence spell to stop human and demon violence this time.

Where does Darla go?

She temporarily takes refuge on the roof of the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel.

What’s good?

The real reason everyone’s in the front seat of Angel’s car. Lilah’s lawyerly evil. Angel’s very vampiric escape from Holtz. The time demon’s dialogues with Holtz. How cool the roof of the Roosevelt looks. The flashback with Holtz’s young daughter. The way the crew tests Caritas’ anti-violence spell. That shocker ending!

What’s not so good?

It isn’t as good as “Through the Looking Glass.” Darla was such a deadly monster when she was rampaging last season, it’s odd the crew doesn’t fear her more. Dru doesn’t turn up this week.

How does it end, spoiler-boy?

Holtz alters the plan.

Herc’s rating for “Angel” 3.9?


The Hercules T. Strong Rating System:

  • ***** better than we deserve
  • **** better than most motion pictures
  • *** actually worth your valuable time
  • ** as horrible as most stuff on TV
  • * makes you quietly pray for bulletins

I am – Hercules!!

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