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Angel: Dad

Lorne: "He doesn't like Smokey Robinson and the Miracles? I thought you said this kid had a soul."

I hate to reverse an opinion, but I actually liked this episode. I didn't love it, but hey, one step at a time.

David Boreanaz was good. Angel's complete overprotectiveness was rather dear when it wasn't being slightly nauseating. I also liked his revenge on Wolfram & Hart's new baddie for the scratch on the baby's face.

I realized that Angel didn't really have the baby and that it was a ploy right before he crashed into the mine shack; Angel was way too overprotective to speed around with the baby in the car. Good acting on the part of the L.A. Scoobies covering his retreat. They had me going.

I like the name Angel chose for his son. Connor is a good, strong, traditional, fantasy/sci-fi name (Sarah Connor, Connor MacLeod). I had been going for "Liam" but I should have realized Angel wouldn't name the baby for himself.

On the Holtz front (yawn), he now seems to be recruiting warriors for his cause. Interesting that, if it had been a couple of years ago, he might have recruited Gunn.

Bits:

— Was that cemetery scene shot in the stock Buffy cemetery? It sure looked familiar.

— Wolfram & Hart's Files & Records department was cute. It's funny, though; since Lindsey and Holland left, Wolfram & Hart has kind of lost its juice, hasn't it?

— Maybe the Host should reopen Caritas right in the hotel.

— Even though I enjoyed this episode, I didn't care for that final cast shot of the five of them with the baby carriage.

Quotes:

Gunn: "There's blood over here."
Wesley: "Not to mention some bastard has blown a gaping hole in the lift."
Angel: "Sorry. My bastard."
Wesley: "Oh. Well, not like we ever use it."

Angel: "What? What did I do?"
Cordelia: "You don't have a woman's touch, whatever your taste in clothing may indicate."

Wesley: "Angel, we could use your help when you're finished changing the baby, who is being changed on my desk."
Angel: "Sorry. I needed the space."
Wesley: "Of course. And seeing as you once nearly had sex on my desk, I shouldn't be surprised that now there is a baby on it."

Wesley: "Did you know these diapers are lined with a space-age material originally designed for NASA astronauts? Hmm, interesting. Though now I'm picturing grown men in nappies and am rather disturbed."

Gunn: "What are you doing?"
Wesley: "Trying to imagine myself as John Wayne in Rio Bravo. You?"
Gunn: "Austin Stoker, Assault on Precinct Thirteen."
Cordelia: "If we live through this, trade in your DVD players and get a life."

Angel: "We'll get through this, I promise. The vampire/demon/biker posse, that's the easy part. The part that scares me is all the questions. Why is the sky blue. Why do people get sick. Why is there always pigs' blood in the fridge. I don't have all the answers. Well, I do to that last one."

Angel: "Mr. Angel?"
Fred: "Your first name is Geraldo."
Cordelia: "We had to tell them something."
Fred: "Geraldo Angel. You're a pet psychiatrist with a small practice in Pacoima. Oh, and you fight crime. We just told them the name part. The rest is me having fun."

Not bad at all. Three out of four stakes,

Billie
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Billie Doux reviewed all of Buffy and Angel, so she knows the plural of apocalypse.

5 comments:

  1. I hate to say it but these last few episodes have been boring...I have actually stopped my Buffy/Angel watching frenzy. I finished Buffy a couple weeks ago (*snif* *sigh*) and got back to Angel...but now I honestly find I am not that interested in getting back to it. Please tell me it gets better!

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  2. Sooze, if it helps, Angel gets better every season, and the last season is terrific.

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  3. Heck, give this season 3 to 5 more episodes and it is going to get a hell of a lot better. You may suddenly find it hard to stop watching again. There's a couple more "blah" ones to get through, but it is worth it. (Of course, I'm a bit biased, as this is my second favorite season overall.)

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  4. I like this episode, although I share your Holtz yawn.

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  5. I was kind of expecting him to name the baby Doyle. This is as far as I've gotten with Angel so I can't say if it gets better, but thus far I haven't liked season 3 anywhere near as much as season 2. The first season was even weaker than Buffy season 1, but second was really strong.

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