AngelAngel 4x13 to 4x19 - Spoilers
Wednesday 5 March 2003, by Webmaster
Episode 13: Salvage Written by: David Fury Directed by: Jefferson Kibbee Probable US Premiere Date: March 5, 2003
The episode picks up where episode 12 left off. Angelus is feeding off of Lilah. Gunn and Wes find him, but Lilah is already dead.
Cordy has been hit in the leg with a crossbow arrow. Connor is removing it when Gunn and Wes tell them about Lilah. Cordy smiles and says "it’s started".
Lorne casts a spell on the Hotel to protect them from Angelus returning, despite protests from Connor who doesn’t trust magic. Fred questions Cordy about the spell that was supposed to return Angel’s soul.
At a bar, Angelus dusts another vampire, Rosaria, with a pool cue. He then sits down and meets up with a demon, Bogh’dar. Angelus is looking for The Beast and thinks that Bohg’dar might know where he is. Bohg’dar is so impressed with meeting Angelus, that he asks for an autograph.
As Angelus is threatening Bohg’dar, trying to get him to tell him where The Beast’s hideout is, a vamp named Paco comes up and tell him that he’s seen The Beast. Before leaving, Angelus bites the waitress.
Connor insists that they make sure that Lilah doesn’t rise. Wes volunteers to do it.
The next scene is in the hotel’s basement, where Lilah’s dead body is sort of gift wrapped in plastic in the place Angel was strapped to in episode 10. There’s an ax by her feet. Wesley is standing there looking at Lilah’s body. Wesley imagines an exchange with Lilah, telling her that she never loved him (or possibly Wes is talking to Lilah’s ghost) The scene switches back and forth between Lilah being dead, and Lilah there talking to Wesley. As Lilah continues to taunt him, Wes decapitates her body.
In the next scene Paco and another guy, Karl, take Angelus to some train tracks, where they saw The Beast before. Angelus seems to pick up The Beast’s scent.
Connor wants to kill Angelus. The others argue with him, but Cordy then faints and Connor takes her upstairs. Wes knows that they need Angel to defeat the Beast. So he goes to see Faith.
A couple of scenes later, Gunn and Lorne discuss Connor. It seems like Gunn asks how someone is doing (probably Cordy) and Lorne replies that she’ll be fine after some rest. Gunn corrects him and asks about Connor. Lorne replies that he’s focused on killing Angelus, even if they get Angel’s soul back. Gunn questions who could stop Connor, aside from Angel, since they can’t.
Immediately the scene changes to a prison yard, where Faith’s number from Judgement is called out. There’s a note in the script about it being day there, since it’s outside of the city. It might be that Los Angeles was plunged into eternal darkness by the Beast.
A short time later, another inmate named Debbie attacks Faith with a dagger. A fight ensues in the prison yard, near some gym equipment. Debbie mentions she’s doing this for the money. Faith nearly knocks Debbie out as the guards come in to break up the fight.
The guard comments that they were taken by surprise since no one would be so nuts as to mess with Faith. The guard examines the dagger, which the script notes is familiar to viewers of another ME show. It’s probably the Bringers’ dagger. Nothing in the script hints that Faith recognizes it, but it could be the dagger Faith got from the Mayor.
Angelus and several vamps go to a warehouse where Angelus picks up The Beast’s scent. The Beast is there and tells Angelus that his master wants to see him. Angelus refuses to take orders from a lackey and refuses to fight the Beast until the Beast’s master shows up. After Angelus leaves, Cordelia steps out of the shadows. She scolds the Beast for letting Angelus go and then kisses him.
Wesley goes to the jail and visits Faith. He tells her about Angel disappearing and what’s going on with Angelus. Faith breaks out of jail since she can’t give up on him because he never gave up on her. Faith smashes the glass between her and Wes, grabs him, then jumps out of a window with Wes.
The two drive back to Los Angelus and Wes gives Faith the lowdown. Wes questions if Faith is up to a fight and wants to test her, and they stop and have a run in with a group of vampires. One vampire manages to escape and knows that there’s a Slayer in town.
Faith and Wes meet up with the gang at the hotel. She’s giving orders, telling them to arm themselves and that they the mission is to salvage Angel. Not kill him. They have a tranquilizer gun and she wants Gunn ready to shoot Angelus if she can’t take him down. Connor argues, saying she can’t just come in and start giving orders. He wants to kill Angelus. Cordy has told Connor that Faith is crazy. Faith yells back at him, telling him that if Angelus has to be killed, she’s the one that’s going to do it.
Several vamps are chasing a young woman. Angelus arrives, as if to save her. Angelus bites the young woman. The vamp that escaped the fight with Faith is one of the other vamps there and they start talking about The Slayer being in town. Angelus is distracted and the young woman escapes. He goes and calls the Summers’ house. He finds out that Buffy is still in Sunnydale and realizes that the slayer is Faith.
Wes, Faith, Gunn and Connor go out hunting for Angelus. They have a run-in with some vamps. Connor starts acting up, and Faith tells him to go home. When he refuses, she pins him to the ground. Connor relents, and Gunn takes him back to the hotel.
Wes and Faith go on, and find the warehouse. Angelus has set a trap for Faith and leads her into an ambush. The Beast is waiting for her and pummels her. Outside, Wes fights two vampires. Faith is badly beaten and bloodied. She can’t move. Before The Beast can kill her, Angelus stabs The Beast in the back with a special knife that kills him. With the Beast dead, the sun returns. Angelus goes to kill Faith. She swings a large hook, that smashes through a window, allowing light inside. Angelus can’t get near her. Outside, the two vamps that Wes was fighting burn up as the sun returns.
Back that the hotel, the others react to the sun rising. They think that Faith must have killed The Beast. Connor is even more impresses with her. Cordy scoffs at Angel and Connor’s admiration for slayers, and reveals to Connor she’s pregnant with his child.
Episode 14: Release Written by: Steven DeKnight, Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain (not confirmed) Directed by: James Contner (not confirmed) Probable US Premiere Date: March 12, 2003
Faith is rescued by Wes from Angelus. She’s badly beaten, bloodied and bruised. Wes takes her to his apartment. As she gets cleaned up in the bathroom, she’s filled with rage. She screams and punches a hole in the tile wall.
Angelus brags to his vamp lackeys about what’s just happened with Faith and the Beast at a demon bar. A Frotor Demon overhears what he was saying, and approaches them. He’s all pissed off at Angelus for killing the Beast, thus returning the sun. Angelus attempts to strangle the demon. The demon tries to apologize, and Angelus only stops from killing him when he hears a disembodied, creepy voice that no one else can hear.
The voice is of the Master (this is not The Master from Buffy, but the Beast’s Master.) He tells Angelus that they must talk. Angelus tries to figure out where the voice is coming from. The voice is angry with Angelus for killing the Beast. He tells Angelus that the Beast was his. Angelus replies that he killed the Beast to get the Master’s attention. Everyone’s starring at Angelus, since he’s talking to himself, so he goes off to another area of the bar.
Angelus heads into a back room of the demon bar, where a bunch of vamps are doing drugs. Angelus wants to meet the Beast’s master face to face. Then they cut to Cordelia (with white eyes) in the hotel replying that they’ll meet when they’re ready. Cordy is holding a glowing red crystal that she’s using to talk to Angelus. Angelus asks the Beast’s master why it did all of this just to get the Fang Gang to unleash Angelus. Cordelia tells him she has plans for him. But Angelus is willing to do what the voice tells him to do. He leaves, telling the voice it can kiss his butt.
Cordelia is interrupted in her room by Connor, who’s bringing her another blanket. She returns to normal and hides the crystal. Connor is concerned that Cordy isn’t well. She tells him she’s still tired from being hit by a crossbow by Angelus, but really communicating with Angelus drained her. Cordy puts her hand on her stomach. They talk about the baby. Later in the scene, Cordy says to Connor that something is the baby’s way of saying hello. (Maybe the baby is kicking or something like that, it isn’t clear. ) Cory tells Connor he has to keep her pregnancy a secret.
Cordy wants to make sure the baby is kept safe. She says that it’s special. She also reveals to Connor that she’s a demon, but Connor has no idea that’s she’s the Beast’s Master.
Fred, Gunn and Lorne discuss the situation downstairs at the hotel, wondering if Faith should have banned Connor from the fight with Angelus and if Faith is up to the fight alone. At Wes’ apartment, Faith tells Wes that she’s in this to the finish.
Angelus shows up at the hotel, trying to find info on the Beast’s Master, flashing an amulet he claims gives him immunity to the anti demon violence spell Lorne cast on the hotel. Fred realizes it’s fake, hits him in the head, then tries to shoot him with the tranq gun, but hits Lorne instead. Angelus makes off with Lilah’s book. Connor comes in, but the spell affects him, not Angelus, and he’s unable to stop Angelus. Wes & Faith come in as Angelus is escaping. Angelus grabs Wes as a human shield as both Gunn & Faith try to hit him with tranq guns. Angelus manages to escape. Wes then prepares to go after Angelus, telling the others they have to be a vicious as Angelus is.
Angelus returns to the demon bar’s back, drug room and tries to contact the voice again. But he doesn’t get a response.
Cordelia and Connor discuss the situation in Cordy’s room at the hotel. Connor tells her about Angelus’ visit. She asks about the anti-demon violence spell, and Connor tells her that it worked on him instead of Angelus.
Angelus goes to an occult bookshop that has some of Lilah’s books and W&H papers to do some research on the Beast’s master. He complains about not being able to find anything as he tortures the shop’s owner for information. The voice of the Beast’s master shows up again. It tells Angelus that it sees everything and it’s not happy with him seeking it out. The voice says to Angelus that they should be friends, but Angelus refuses. The voice shows Angelus the jar with Angel’s soul, but it’s an illusion. The voice threatens to return Angel’s soul and bury Angelus deep inside Angel. Angelus then asks what the voice wants him to do and calls it master.
The scene then switches back to the hotel, with Cordy holding the jar with Angel’s soul.
Wes and Faith head out to look for Angelus, searching demon bars and other places he might be. Their search eventually leads them to the demon bar shown earlier in the episode. Faith is armed with a tranquilizer gun and Wes has a shotgun.
Faith interrogates the Frotor Demon, smashing his head against a table, trying to get him to tell them about Angelus. Faith and Wes are attacked by another demon. Wes blows that demon’s head off with his shotgun. The Frotor demon then finally spills the beans about Angelus, tells them about the earlier part and they go back to that other section of the bar. As they enter the back room, they’re attacked by drugged out vamps.
Back at Cordy’s room, there’s a scene with Connor worried about the anti-demon spell placed on the hotel affecting him and about being a father. Cordy takes Connor’s hands and places on her stomach and reassures him
Back at the demon bar, Faith and Wes kicks the druggie-vamps’ butt and rescue a drugged, non-vamped girl. Faith interrogates her about Angelus. The girl says she doesn’t know anything and Faith believes her. Suddenly, Wes pulls out a dagger and stabs the girl in the shoulder with it, pinning her to the wall. He tortures her until she gives them information about Angelus. She heard about plans being made about the rain of fire and a soul. Wes realizes that whatever is controlling the Beast is talking to Angelus.
Wes finally pulls the dagger out and Faith helps the girl. Faith asks Wes if he’s lost it. As they leave, Faith continues to argue with Wes over what he did to the girl. Wes tells her he did what she wasn’t able to do. Wes calls Faith a rabid dog and reminds her of what she did to him. Faith slams him up against a wall, but Wes was only trying to get her angry enough to face off against Angelus.
Lorne wakes up, after being hit by the tranq dart, He recognizes the fake amulet that Angelus had at the hotel and knows where they’re sold. Wes & Faith go to the shop and find Angelus waiting for them.
Trying to shoot Angelus doesn’t work. A huge fight ensues. Wes is tossed down a stairwell. Angelus torments Faith, questioning her if she still wants to die. He aims a rifle at her head and pulls the trigger, but its out of bullets. They continue to fight. Faith stabs Angelus in the chest with a knife. Angelus tells her that it wouldn’t make any difference if he did beat her to death, and calls her an animal and a murderer. He continues tormenting her, telling her she enjoys killing things - like he does. Faith fights back and ferociously attacks him. It looks like Faith has him beat, but she backs off instead of dusting him, arguing that she’s not like him. But it was all and act and Angelus wasn’t hurt. He pins her down, tells her she will be just like him and begins to bite her. The episode ends.
Episode 15: Orpheus Written by: Mere Smith (not confirmed) Directed by: Terrence O’Hara Probable US Premiere Date: March 19, 2003
The episode picks up where episode 14 leaves off. Angelus is feeding off of Faith. Both Faith and Angelus pass out. Faith had injected herself with a massive dose of the hallucinogenic drug that the vamps & the girl at the demon bar in the previous episode were using. Angelus is knocked unconscious and captured. Faith is left in a coma, near death.
Both Faith and Angelus are back at the hotel. Angelus is caged, and is being watched on the monitored by Gunn. Faith is in Angel’s room.
Meanwhile, Angelus and Faith are journeying back through Angel’s past and observing events in his life. It’s things he’s done wrong as Angel. One of their first stops is a dock in 1902. Then they’re taken to a 1924 Chicago alley, outside of a club. It’s a wet and cold fall night. Angelus looks around, trying to figure out why they are there and what happened. He sees Angel sitting on a bench outside the club. It slowly dawns on him what happens next. He tries to leave, completely panicked. A car comes speeding down the street, heading straight towards Angel. Faith shouts to Angel to get out of the way as Angelus yells that he can’t do it again. Then, Angel darts across the street, narrowly missing the car. They see in his arms is a fuzzy little puppy. Angelus is embarrassed to death. The dog’s owner, a flapper, comes running out of the club and thanks Angel. Angel is tempted to bite her, and the flapper is flirting with him, expecting a kiss. Instead, Angel tells her to get lost. Faith jokes that they must be in hell, since they’re reliving Angel’s good deeds. She laughs.
The scene switches to Faith looking "dead" in Angel’s hotel room. Lorne is near by, on "deathwatch".
Wes, Gunn, Connor and Fred gather in the lobby to discuss the situation. Wes says that there’s only one thing they can do for Faith now...
Later on (about half way through the episode), Faith and Angelus are seated at a booth at a restaurant. Angelus is telling Faith what it’s like for him to be inside Angel. Faith tells him it’s Angel that deserves to be on the outside. Angel smiles and tells her it’s not that simple, if (or when) Angel gets his soul back. Angelus suddenly is seated next to Faith, and he tells her that he’s always inside Angel.
The scene quickly changes to another event from Angel’s past- a hold up at the restaurant. Angel stands by a jukebox as a gunman demands cash from the cashier. Before Angel can do anything, the gunman shoots the cashier. Angel starts to go after the gunman, but stops and goes to help the badly injured cashier, briefly vamping out due to the blood. It’s obvious the cashier is dying. Angel tries to comfort him. Angelus mocks him as he watches.
There’s another flashback scene with Angel from the 70’s.
The gang decides to get Willow to help with the situation with Angel’s missing soul. Fred calls Willow and asks her to return Angel’s soul. She does a spell to break Angel’s soul free from the jar. Cordy tries to stop her and keep Angel’s soul for herself, but Willow’s spell works. Willow goes to see Cordy (who’s in bed in her room). Cordy has a knife hidden in her bed and tries to stab Willow, but can’t. She throws the knife at the door after Willow leaves.
Faith knows she’s dying. She’s still unconscious, but she’s crying. Lorne is still there with her. He begins to cry, realizing that she’s close to crossing over. Faith is letting go of everything that means something to her.
In Faith’s dream, Angel is now able to make contact with Angelus & Faith. He helps Faith fight Angelus. Faith tells Angel she’s dying, and he tells her, "Yeah, easier than redemption, huh?" They continue to battle Angelus.
Meanwhile, Cordelia tells Connor he has to kill Angelus to save their family.
In the dream, Angel urges Faith to get up, but she’s weak. She dying. She says her time is done. Angel tells her, "Our time is never up... we pay for everything." But Angel needs her to fight and help him against Angelus.
Faith wakes up. She finds Connor in the basement, about to stake the chained Angelus. They fight. Meanwhile, Willow does a spell to restore Angel’s soul. As Connor and Faith are fighting, the spell works and Angel is back.
Angel asks Faith how she feels, and she replies, "Like I did mushrooms and got eaten by a bear." Faith heads off with Willow to Sunnydale.
At the end of the episode, Cordelia comes down the stairs. She’s visibly pregnant. She tells them that the worst isn’t behind them.
Episode 16: Players (not confirmed) Written by: Directed by: Probable US Premiere Date:
The first act begins with Gwen Raiden meeting with a guy named Garrett at a downtown plaza at night. He nervously gives her an envelope filled with security info and blueprints of something. Garrett warns her she’s going up against very powerful people. Gwen replies that she knows the risks and she isn’t coming out without someone called Lisa. Suddenly Gwen is hit by lightning. Garrett runs off horrified. Gwen gets up uninjured.
In the next scene, Gunn, Lorne, Wes, Fred & Cordy are all gathered in the hotel lobby. Gunn is pacing and giving them "the facts" about Cordelia’s pregnancy- talking about how the child of two vampires "knocks it out" with a part demon, former higher-being and it results very quickly into a huge bun in Cordy’s "oven".
Gwen convinces Gunn to help her rescue a little girl named Lisa.
The 2nd act begins with Gunn & Gwen surrounded by guards after attempting to make their way into a mansion where a ritzy party is being held, trying to pretend they were invited guests. But Gwen isn’t leaving without Lisa. Gunn gets them out of the situation by pretending to know Mr. Morimoto, who he recognizes from Gwen’s intel photos as a person involved in the situation. Gunn gives him a carved jade tiger as a gift to distract him.
Next, Wes and Fred are pouring over books in the office, trying to figure out what Cordy might be pregnant with and any sort of mystical or demon causes of her pregnancy. They pondering if it could be a spikey-headed, infant Garbat demon, but dismiss the idea.
A little later on, Angel is talking to Cordelia, trying to work out what the Beast’s Master is up to. It seems he’s unaware of Cordelia’s connection to the Beast. Angel questions why The Master would have taken all those risks. Cordelia replies (with the stage direction: leading) that the Master didn’t have any other minions. Angel figures out that the Master might have. That it might have been inside other people’s heads like it was Angelus’. Cordelia is impressed and tells him it’s possible. Angel says they need a plan and more information. Angel comments that the Master is two steps ahead of them, and Cordy smiles.
Back at the party, Gunn is mingling, listening to some other people discuss all the weirdness that had happened lately in LA. Gwen comes up to him, saying she’s learned the situation is worse than they thought. That they’re going to kill her tonight. But Gunn isn’t going to let that happen. He goes off with Gwen.
A few scenes later, Gunn has rescued "Lisa" but the situation is different from what Gunn was lead to believe. "Lisa" turns out to be the young daughter of Mr. Morimoto, who tells them that her dad is going to kill them when he finds out they tried to hurt her. Gunn figures out he’s been used.
Gunn finds Gwen trying to crack a safe in Mr. Morimoto’s office. He’s figured it out. She wanted him there rather than Angel because of the security scans. Gwen didn’t want to rescue anyone. She was there to steal something.
Later on, Cordelia asks Lorne when he can read her. Lorne replies he can do it in the morning. Cordelia forces a smile.
Next, Gwen and Gunn are trying to make their way out of the mansion, slipping through the kitchen. But they’re stopped by armed guards and Mr. Morimoto, who wants "the device" back. Gunn rats Gwen out, telling them he thought L.I.S.A. was a little girl.
Episode 17: Written by: Directed by: Probable US Premiere Date:
Nothing specific is known about this episode, but it probably deals with the revelation to the gang about Cordelia’s actions this season and sets up the arrival of the god-like character played by Gina Torres.
Episode 18: Shiny Happy People Written by: Directed by: Probable US Premiere Date:
At the beginning of this episode (or in episode 17), a god-like being (called "The Woman" and later Jasmine) arrives. Something has happened to Cordelia, that has left her in a coma or similar state.
The Woman (Jasmine) is a higher being, who claims to have come to rid of the demons that have taken over since the darkness came which heralded her birth and to releave the suffering of her people. She speaks in rather poetic terms and people believe her. She tells Angel and the others that if they restore the world to what it once was (ie take out all the demons), the Cordelia will wake up. She also has a power over people, to make them feel love and at peace, and to also do whatever she says.
The group then charges off with Jasmine to change the world. They go to a bowling alley, which has been overrun with vamps that arrived when the sun went away and never left. The vamps are bowling with human heads. Angel, Connor, Wes, Gunn, Fred & Jasmine arrive and there’s a big fight. Jasmine is injured in the battle, and Fred feels it’s her fault.
The battles carries on to a restaurant nearby, crowded with people. Angel stakes a vamp right in front of them. The restaurant patrons try to figure on what’s going on. Jasmine comes in, and they all kneel before her. She’s sort of treated like a god and tells them she’s here to bring peace, free them of their suffering and so that the world will know the power of her love.
A young man, John, who was scratched by the vamp, yells at her that she’s lying and that she’s a monster. He charges at Jasmine with a knife. Angel vamps out, and viciously attacks John and beats him to protect Jasmine. He’s as close to being Angelus as he’s ever been with a soul. Jasmine stops Angel as John continues to yell that the Woman doesn’t belong there. Wes calls an ambulance.
Later on, Fred is off on her own investigating John. It’s about a week after the incident and he’s at a psychiatric ward at a hospital. Fred has seen something horrific with maggots and rotting flesh (either a vision or she’s able to see Jasmine for what she really is). Like John, she’s not falling at Jasmine’s feet worshipping her.
Fred sneaks into John’s room and talks to him. The side of John’s face that the Woman touched is all deformed now. John tells her that they’ve been called and killing the Woman is their mission.
Fred returns to the hotel to find the lobby filled with people. Lorne and Wes are there. (The people are probably there because of the Woman). Fred pulls Wes aside. Fred presumably tells Wes about John or suspicions about Jasmine.
A few scenes later, Angel and Wes are preparing to go after Fred, who they see as a threat now. But Jasmine tells them to wait until tomorrow when they’ll have more help looking for Fred.
In the next scene, Fred is at a coffee shop, telling another person at the counter that she’s lost all of her friends. The local news is on the tv, and the Woman (who’s now referred to as Jasmine) is appearing on screen, being interviewed by a reporter. Jasmine goes thru a speech about the earth being a garden and darkness corrupting it. All the patrons of the coffee shop drop to their knees to worship their new leader.
Fred walks out of the coffee shop, alone in a brand new world. The episode ends there.
Episode 19: Written by: Directed by: Probable US Premiere Date:
Act 1 starts with a man coming into the already packed hotel. He’s so desperate to stay there because of Jasmine, that he offers to give Lorne his house if he’ll give him a room. Jasmine comes downstairs and talks to the people gathered there to see her.
A few scenes later, Fred goes into a book store, meeting up with a guy named Ted (Not the evil robot Ted from Buffy), and discuss the mass hypnosis that happened three days ago. Fred can’t figure out how it happened, since it affected everyone. Fred thinks Ted can help her but then it’s revealed that Ted has been affected by Jasmine too and he can’t think rationally.
In the next scene, Connor and Angel are in the sewers, tracking Fred.
A few scenes later, Fred is walking to the motel she’s staying at, passing by some of Jasmine’s happy followers. At the hotel, Jasmine says she can see Fred. She’s able to see what the people are seeing.
Fred ended up hiding in a dimly lit cave with a demony creature. The creature tells Fred he’s a vegetarian. He wants to leave town to avoid Jasmine’s followers. Fred thinks he hasn’t been affected by Jasmine and tries to get him to help her, but then finds some human heads in the cave. The creature isn’t what he claims to be. The creature attacks Fred and she kills it with a hatchet, but is injured.
Back at the hotel, it’s open mic night with Lorne as the emcee. A series of people come up to say how Jasmine has effected them. A man says he was blind and now can see. A young boy reads a poem he wrote for her. Angel and Connor sing a song for Jasmine (Mandy with new lyrics). Lorne interrupts with a joke about a green BMW and gets no response. ( Note: Joss drives a Green BMW). The audience is too focused on Jasmine. A deaf woman says she wishes she could be in Fred’s head so she could kill her. An old woman talks about naming all of her 37 cats after Jasmine. Lorne sings a "Freddie’s Dead". Wes & Gunn listen from the counter.
Fred goes back to the book store and some of Jasmine’s followers are there. She still has the hatchet, is bloody, disheveled and looking "creepy". She challenges the people.