Home Featured TV Shows All TV Shows Movie Reviews Book Reviews Articles Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Angel: Habeas Corpses

Fred: "What demony thing?"
Lorne: "Oh, I believe he's referring to the big, bad and possibly invincible demony thing that nearly killed us all before he ringmastered tonight's Cirque de Flambé."

I think it's safe to say the Wolfram & Hart is not the safest place to be during an apocalypse.

This episode reminded me of the old joke: What do you call a hundred lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? (A good start.) Can even the strongest of diabolical law firms with connections to powers in Hell survive having all its employees turned into zombies? And how much higher will the body count get? There are already way more bodies in pieces than we usually have turning up in L.A.

Angel threw Cordelia out! How cool was that? I'm certainly all for it. Come on, Cordelia thinks the guy who sank Angel to the bottom of the ocean is a sweetie pie? Connor may have the beginnings of a relationship with Angel, but I still don't think of him as a good guy. And let's not forget that Connor was chasing, and unfortunately catching, the woman Angel loves. Couldn't they write Cordelia out until the end of the season, maybe?

The end of the world seems to have brought Fred and Gunn back together... but not if Wesley can help it. I'm sensing that Wesley has decided to pursue Fred, which is probably why he dumped Lilah. Right before the Beast took a piece out of her, if that's what It did.

So why did the "little girl" save them? She said that "the answer is among you." What answer?

Just one more thing... I have to highlight this particular exchange, because it was just so funny:

Connor: "What's a zombie?"
Angel: "It's an undead thing."
Connor: "Like you?"
Angel: "No, zombies are slow-moving, dimwitted things that crave human flesh."
Connor: "Like you?"

Bits and pieces:

— I liked the secret passageway in the closet full of toilet paper.

— I loved Lorne looking hard at his martini glass when the gang arrived.

— Lilah must actually love Wesley. Why else would she have told him that Connor was in the building? I also liked her point about black, white, and shades of gray, along with the "Come to think of it, she prefers black" comment about Fred.

—- Fred clearly does not know about Wesley's affair with Lilah.

— I just noticed that Cordelia and Connor have basically the same hairstyle. This can't be good.


Lilah: "Gavin, ask yourself this question. What are you more afraid of? A giant murderous demon, or me?"

Wesley: "I can't do this anymore."
Lilah: "Yeah, yeah. I heard it a million times, cowboy. We both know how this song ends. You, me, broken furniture."

Wesley: "There is a line, Lilah. Black and white, good and evil."
Lilah: "Funny thing about black and white... you mix it together and you get gray. And it doesn't matter how much white you try and put back in, you're never going to get anything but gray. And I don't see your Texas gal-pal wearing that color. Come to think of it, she prefers black."

Lilah: "What are you stopping for?"
(Wesley holds up a grenade.)
Lilah: "You've got to be kidding me. Will it kill him?"
Wesley: "No, but it might distract him for a moment."

Angel: "Cordelia. I don't want you there. It's too dangerous. Way too dangerous. I can't risk it. Fred, get a move on."

Gunn: "What the hell was that?"
Wesley: "Zombies."
Gunn: "Yeah, thanks for the newsflash, Captain Obvious."

The Night of the Living Undead Lawyers was pretty cool. Plus it gets points just for its incredibly clever pun of a title. (The real one, not mine.)

Three out of four stakes,

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


  1. Since I've been obsessing over Buffy and Angel AND happened upon your site...I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your perspective and commentary. Partly because I agree with most everything you say and because it makes me chuckle if not laugh out loud. I can't believe I never caught these shows while they were on, but thank god for amazon prime because I've been on a roll. I watch an episode and then read your update. Thanks again!

    P.S. I love all the people that I know now, but wouldn't have known then. Like the Jin from Lost and Daniel, I immediately recognized from B5. Just love that stuff.

  2. Thanks so much, Meesh, and I'm enjoying all of your comments.

  3. OK, I should have had more faith in the Whedon Powers That Be. What a fantastic episode! So glad I decided to give this show another try.

    Thanks for the cool reviews Billie, I pretty much agree with all of your points!

  4. You're so welcome and I'm glad you stuck with it, Mel W. If only to see season five. It's the best.

  5. >>"Lilah must actually love Wesley. Why else would she have told him that Connor was in the building?"
    I see huwhat you're saying, but I question whether it's an act of love to basically lure someone into a lockdown'd building with The Beast still prowling around. Wes had no intention of going back otherwise and I would've held my tongue if I loved him and it means he'll keep running to safety.

    Speaking of question,
    >>"So why did the "little girl" save them? She said that "the answer is among you." What answer?"
    I don't know but it's funny that earlier in the episode Angel right out says something like "I don't have the answers, most of the time I don't even have the question."

    Good follow-up, the scene in the white room is something that immediately came back to me. Really loved it. "Let's hope she's in a good mood"

    Most importantly </3 WES NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!`
    But it was a great break-up scene, and Lilah never looked better. But goddamn Wes, you chose poorly... The best sexual ( AND YES, ROMANTIC) subplot finally ends. You should've waited until one of you died first...

    "It's about right and wrong."
    "And you have such a clear grip on those concepts..."
    "I've made mistakes."
    "You're making a big one now."
    HE SURE IS, LILAH. Well they gave her good lines at the very, very, very least. Rest in Power Weslah/Liesley ;(


We love comments! We moderate because of spam and trolls, but don't let that stop you! It’s never too late to comment on an old show, but please don’t spoil future episodes for newbies.