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AngelAngel 4x19 Magic Bullet - Wildfeed
Wednesday 16 April 2003, by Webmaster
From Angelsacolyte.com :
This is an overview of the episode posted on Wednesdays before I start work on the play-by-play version. I type this on the fly while watching, it’s intended to be a general overview. Don’t hold me to the details because it’s just not possible to type while watching and catch everything. Excuse the typos that are bound to sneak through, I only give this a cursory proofing before posting. If accuracy in the details matters to you, wait for the play-by-play version to be posted. If you’re just looking for teasers, do not read further. The summary will include any major episode spoilers. The lengthy, detailed preview version will be posted here as usual, when I finish it.
The sun is shining in LA, the citizens are all happy, smiling at each other. Fred runs across the street chased by Wes and Gunn. They lose her. Wes thinks he sees her. They chase after a woman and grab her but discover it’s not her. Fred had given the woman her jacket tto throw Gunn and Wes off the trail.
Fred takes off running down a sewer tunnel.
At the hotel, more people arrive to worship Jasmine. The place is overflowing with followers. Lorne is at the desk, turning away people who want to stay. A guy offers to give Lorne his house if he’ll let him stay at the hotel. Lorne declines, there’s no room.
Jasmine comes down the stairs with Angel and Connor. Everyone turns to look at her. She greets them and thanks them for coming as she moves among them. She speaks to an Oriental woman in her native language. Angel asks how she always knows what to say. She says she just looks into their heart. She speaks in Spanish to a man standing nearby. Connor wishes he could see what Jasmine sees. She tells him he will.
Gunn and Wes return. Angel and Connor meet with them in the back office. They report they lost Fred. Connor offers to "bring back her scalp." Wes reminds him Jasmine wants her aliv, so she can figure out why Fred "rejected" Jasmine’s love.
In the lobby, Jasmine invites a man and a woman to join her. They follow her upstairs. Gunn asks Wes if Jasmine will pick them. He figures only if they’re "lucky" but not before they find Fred.
Fred enters a bookstore where she’d purchased books earlier. She talks to the clerk about researching info on mind control. He offers he may have a book on the subject. Fred looks over the selection of books. The clerk tells her he doesn’t get much traffic anymore. Fred figures it must be difficult. He tells her he’s never been happier. Fred notes he’s "practically glowy." The guy says he was flipping through the radio the other night when he heard a woman talk, he listened for almost an hour. He’s a new man now. Fred realizes he’s talking about Jasmine. She wonders if he believes in mind control. He says he does but he doesn’t concern himself with that anymore. The guy looks at her and tells her he knows what she’s doing. He pulls a gun and some ammo out of a drawer. He thinks she’s looking to spread Jasmine’s love through force. He tells her to trust Jasmine’s love will reach the world the way it has reached them.
Connor and Angel are in the sewer system tracking Fred. Angel asks how long Connor’s been able to track. He says Holtz set up exercises for him when he was a kid, he’d abandon Connor and make him find his way back. Sometimes it took five or six days. It made him a good tracker.
Gunn wonders why Jasmine doesn’t take over the airwaves and spread the love. She says it’s not time yet. Angel and Connor arrive, having been ’called’ by Jasmine. She wants to try something. She has the AI gang stand in a circle and hold hands. She directs them to close their eyes and picture Fred, every detail, concentrate on that. Jasmine asks where Fred is and says she’s looking for her.
Fred is walking the street, a woman sees her. Jasmine sees through the woman’s eyes and smiles, telling the others she sees Fred. Everywhere Fred goes, she’s stared at by the people she passes. Jasmine sees what they see. Fred takes off running, avoiding the people who are now trying to catch her. Jasmine tells her there’s nowhere to run. Fred keeps running. A car tries to hit her and rams another car. It explodes. The driver gets out, on fire, and comes toward her telling her not to be afraid.
At the hotel, Jasmine starts to faint. Wes notes her hand is burned. She tells the others she’s fine, she saw Fred but there’s some kinks in her approach she has to work out. Everybody who loves her knows what Fred looks like now, she can’t hide anywhere. Wes asks what they should do. Angel says they have a hotel full of people who have needs. Jasmine says everything is connected. Gunn realizes the hot water went out on one of the floors. Wes realizes there’s a plumber somewhere in the building. Jasmine tells them that’s what she meant by the connection thing. Nobody will ever feel lonely again.
At dusk, Fred walks down the street. A car passes, then stops and heads back toward her. She falls over an embankment and lands in a cavern on top of a demon. She grabs a weapon. He assures her he’s vegetarian, he won’t hurt her. She gets off of him but warns him if he tries anything she’ll kill him. She sits down stiffly. The demon wonders how long she plans to sit there. She says she needs to figure some things out.
At the hotel, Wes warns the others that Fred is "a monster" who will try to lure them away from Jasmine and to destruction. He introduces Lorne who he says has an announcement. Lorne gives the crowd an update on Jasmine and says they’re having "open mic" night. Anyone who wants to share their Jasmine joy is welcome to do so. Several people step up and praise Jasmine, in their own way.
An elderly lady says she has 37 cats and she named them all Jasmine. Connor and Angel sing a version of Mandy with "Jasmine" replacing Mandy in the lyrics.
At the demon’s cave, he indicates he’s been hiding. Fred asks if this isn’t where he lives. He tells her he doesn’t, he had an office and an assistant, he’s in hiding from the Jasmine fanatics. Fred tells him she’s hiding from them as well. The demon finds that interesting, they’re so dissimilar yet they have a shared link. Fred says she’s been trying to figure out how Jasmine controls people, they have to find a way to stop her. The demon would rather sleep. He notes a pile of hands in the corner and asks if they’re Fred’s. He admits he’s not vegetarian then attacks her. He bites her shoulder, she grabs a hatchet and buries it in his head. She rolls him off of her and looks at her bloody arm. She figures something out.
Fred tells Jasmine to come and get her. She returns to the bookstore. The clerk assures her they’re under orders not to hurt her. Fred realizes Jasmine is coming for her. Jasmine enters along with Angel and Connor. She tells Fred she loves her, there’s nothing Fred can do that will change that. Fred says she’s sorry. Jasmine offers forgiveness. Fred says she’s talking to Angel, she hopes he can forgive her. She shoots Jasmine. The bullet passes through Jasmine’s shoulder and into Angel’s as he stands behind her. He vamps out and attacks Fred, slamming her into the desk. He points the gun at her throat. He reminds her bullets aren’t fatal to vampires. Fred begs him to look at Jasmine. He does, sees the maggot face, morphs back into human face and backs away.
Fred apologizes, saying she had to show him. Angel can’t believe what he’s seeing. Connor doesn’t understand what’s happening. Jasmine tells Connor Angel has been infected, he’s as dead to them as Fred is. Fred picks up the gun and shoots Jasmine several more times. Connor attacks Fred, then attacks Angel.
Angel lifts an unconscious Fred from the floor behind the desk and escapes. Connor starts to follow. Jasmine tells him not to, she needs his help. She tells the clerk they need to clean up the blood. She directs him to burn the building to the ground. He happily agrees.
Jasmine’s followers are enjoying a meal in the hotel’s banquet room. Lorne notes it would be happier if Jasmine were there. Wes says something is off, but without Jasmine there he can’t sense it exactly.
Jasmine returns with Connor. She walks through the room without speaking to anyone. Lorne wonders where Angel is.
Gunn, Lorne and Wes follow Jasmine. She tells them Angel was infected by Fred. Wes asks how. Jasmine says she tried to save Fred and she lost Angel because of it. It’s not a mistake she’ll make again, the hate has to be eradicated.
Jasmine walks out into the banquet room and selects three people to accompany her. She directs Connor to follow.
Wes, Gunn and Lorne matter-of-factly discuss killing Angel because Jasmine says it must be so.
Fred comes to in an alley and sees Angel standing across from her. She asks if he’s okay. He doesn’t want to discuss it. She thinks he does. Angel says he misses her more than he thought possible. Fred gets that, she says it’s been over a week and part of her wishes she still believed the lie. Angel asks why they don’t. Fred explains Jasmine’s blood breaks the spell when it mingles with theirs. She reckons she got infected when she was trying to scrub Jasmine’s shirt clean.
Angel assures her she did the right thing as Fred breaks down, sobbing. She tells him she’s been alone and afraid, she’s not like him. She says they need more of Jasmine’s blood, to help the others. Angel figures they won’t get close to her now. Fred hears people coming. She grabs Angel and pulls him into a kiss. She asks if Angel thinks they bought it. Angel says he did. The people walking by weren’t fooled as they attack Fred and Angel.
At the hotel, Jasmine enters a room with the three she selected. She tells Connor to stand guard outside the door. Inside, she directs the three people to disrobe. They comply. She looks at one of her bullet wounds. She pauses a moment with her hand over it, it heals closed.
Fred and Angel break into Cordy’s room at the hotel, they discuss whether she’ll feel it or not. Angel kisses her on the forehead and apologizes then pulls out a knife. Cordy’s hand shoots out and grabs his wrist. Angel is surprised by that, asking if Fred noticed that. Fred tells him it doesn’t mean she’s awake. She suggests they get it over with. Angel starts to slice Cordy’s hand.
A glow emanates from Jasmine’s room as Connor smiles.
Lorne enters Cordy’s darkened room and thanks Cordy for her sacrifice in bringing Jasmine into the world. He notices the two people in the room are Angel and Fred. He starts to scream. Angel grabs him and puts his hand over his mouth.
Jasmine comes out of her room. Connor tells her she’s the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen. He asks where the people are who were in the room with her. She matter-of-factly answers she ate them. He smiles and says, "Cool."
In Cordy’s room, Angel and Fred free Lorne from Jasmine’s spell.
Lorne goes back to the banquet room and tells Wes and Gunn that Jasmine wants to see them. Wes notices a cut on Lorne’s wrist and asks what happened. Lorne says it’s a long story and directs Wes and Gunn to follow him.
Lorne leads Wes and Gunn to one of the hotel rooms, then knocks them out. They both get the cure. Wes asks Fred how she figured it out. Fred says Angel figured it out, since Cordy gave birth to Jasmine, they might share a blood link. Gunn and Wes aren’t happy to be rid of the bliss. Angel wonders how they’re going to manage to free millions of people. He says he won’t leave the hotel without Connor. Wes says he’ll get him, he’s "kidnapped him before."
Wes leads Connor down the hall and into one of the rooms. Angel grabs him. Wes slashes Connor’s chest and mixes blood into the wound. Angel lets him go and apologizes, saying it was the only way they could make him see. He asks if Connor understands why they’re there. Connor says nothing as he walks across the room. He opens the door and shouts, "They’re here! Come quick! They’re here!"
From Demens.proboards6.com :
Show opens with a song, shots of happy people running to an ice cream truck. A smiling driver lets a bunch of smiling pedestrians cross the street. Fred runs into the side of the car that’s stopped for the pedestrians. She looks afraid. The shot widens to show Wes and Gunn chasing her across the street. Wes and Gunn loose her in the crowd, they spot Fred’s red jacket. They run and grab her. It’s not Fred. The woman says a woman gave her a jacket, it was a gift from Jasmine. Wes, Gunn and the woman smile over how great Jasmine is before Gunn and Wes take off to look for Fred again. The camera pans down. Fred is hiding in the sewers.
People are lined up to wait to talk to Lorne to get a room at the hotel. A man reaches the counter, Lorne says they’re full up, the man offers him his house in exchange for a room. He saw her on tv and he has to be near her. Lorne agrees Jasmine is great, she makes his heart beat fast. Connor, Angel and Jasmine come down the stairs. Lorne tells the man to go get some of that goodness and love.
Jasmine reaches the bottom of the stairs, puts her hands on the stomach of a pregnant woman and tells her that her child will have a happy and healthy life. The woman falls to her knees in thanks. Jasmine moves through the crowd, to a man with a moustache, says encouraging words to him. Connor says he wishes he could see what she could see, Jasmine says to wait, he will. Gunn and Wes pull Angel aside into the office to tell him that Fred has eluded them again. They need to find Fred so Jasmine can fix her.
Outside the office, Jasmine has asked a man and a woman if they’d like to come with her. They excitedly agree and go with Jasmine.
Fred goes into a bookstore and asks the clerk about mass hypnosis. He says he remembers her from last week. He doesn’t have many customers to his occult bookstore living in a utopian paradise. The man has a dark demeanor about him. Fred thinks that maybe he hasn’t been touched by Jasmine yet. She asks him if he’s happy. He says he is, he heard Jasmine on the radio last night. Fred asks him if he gave up on everything he used to believe in. He says he’s still paranoid, he just doesn’t worry about it anymore. Fred makes a comment about mind control. The man says he knows what she needs. He puts a gun on the counter, Fred backs up a little bit, then the man takes a book out called "Making Mind Control Work for You" and offers it to Fred.
Angel and Connor are in the sewers looking for Fred. Angel asks Connor why he’s so good at tracking. Connor says Holtz once abandoned him for a week, tracking was something he learned to survive. Simultaneously they both lookup and say that Jasmine is calling them.
Jasmine is staring at what might be a computer or a portable DVD player. She says something about Hobbits. Lorne asks her if she likes movies. Jasmine says she loves movies. They ask her why she just doesn’t introduce the whole world to what she knows about goodness and light. Jasmine says she’s not ready, she still has a lot to learn. Angel and Connor walk in, they all join hands. Jasmine tells them to think about Fred.
Fred runs to a window, asks a woman for directions, the woman gives Fred a strange look, Jasmine is seeing Fred through the woman’s eyes. Fred continues to run everywhere she runs Jasmine can see her through someone’s eyes. She tries to cross the street, a car chases her. She dives to the curve, the car crashes. The driver gets out, on fire, pleading with him to not be afraid. Fred looks on in horror.
Connor pulls his hand from Jasmine’s grip with a start. She’s been burnt. They fuss over her, saying they need to help fix her hand. Jasmine says she just needs rest. There’s some kinks to work out, but now she can see Fred with the eyes of people who love her. Jasmine explains to them that they’re all becoming psychic now. Wes and Gunn say there’s a leak on the third floor and a plumber in the lobby who can help them. They are happily surprised to discover she’s right about the telepathy. Jasmine says they will find Fred and they will help her.
Fred is in a sparsely populated area. A car comes towards her, she dives/falls into a hole and lands on top of a green demon. Fred struggles with the demon, reaches for an axe, is about to kill him when he screams out that he’s a vegetarian. Fred comments that he doesn’t have the right teeth to be a vegetarian. He admits he eats fish and vermin too. Fred gets up off of the demon and they go to their separate corners. The demon tries to talk to her, but she tells him to be quiet, she’s trying to think. The demon looks less than happy.
Back at the hotel, Wes shows a big picture of Fred and tells everyone she’s a monster and they have to look out for her. Wes leaves the stage to applause. Lorne gets up and says it’s open mic night everyone can get up and say whatever they want to about Jasmine. A bunch of people get up some sing, some recite poetry, a deaf girl expresses in sign language that she wants to kill Fred. Lorne sings. Angel and Connor get up and sing Mandy with Mandy’s name replaced with Jasmine. Gunn says to Wes that they should have open mic night every night.
Fred and the demon argue. He wants to start a fire because it’s cold with the hole Fred knocked in his roof. He’s also unhappy that she won’t let him pee. He suggests they go to bed and attack Jasmine in the morning. He goes to get under his blanket and he accidentally uncovers his stash of human hands. First he tries a cover story, then he just admits he does eat people. He takes a bite of a finger and offers Fred finger food. Then he attacks Fred. He bites her on the shoulder, she grabs the axe, plants it in the demon’s head.
Fred stands outside the occult bookstore, a crowd is gathered in front of her. She tells them to come get her. She enters the bookstore. The clerk tells Fred he’s not allowed to hurt her. Fred wanders around, Jasmine and Angel and Connor enter the store. Jasmine rewards the clerk for his loyalty by telling him that the day Kennedy was shot, Oswald acted alone. Jasmine approaches Fred who has moved behind the counter. Fred says she’s sorry. Jasmine says she loves Fred and forgives her. Fred says she’s talking to Angel. Fred pulls the gun out from behind the counter, shoots Jasmine in the shoulder, the bullet carries through into Angel. Angel vamps and jumps over the counter to Fred. He pins her to the floor
Angel is attacking Fred. Fred tells Angel to look at Jasmine. Angel looks, and sees the rotting thing Fred sees instead of Jasmine. He unvamps, gets off of Fred and backs away. Jasmine says he’s been infected, tells Connor to stay away from him. Angel is lost to them now. Fred takes the gun, fills Jasmine full of bullets. Connor attacks Fred. Angel picks her unconscious form up off of the floor and runs her out of the building. Connor tries to follow, Jasmine tells him she needs him. He tries to help her, Jasmine backs away, she won’t allow anyone to touch her blood. She says they need to clean it up. Connor offers to clean it up. Jasmine won’t let him. She orders the store clerk to burn the store to the ground. He lights the store on fire and just stands there.
Jasmine and Connor return to the hotel. They go into the office, followed by Wes and Gunn and Lorne. They ask where Angel is. Jasmine says on their quest to find Fred, they lost Angel. Jasmine leaves the office. She chooses people from the crowd to accompany her upstairs. Wes Gunn and Lorne stand and watch her go, commenting that if Jasmine says Angel has to die, then Angel will die.
Fred wakes up in a darkened room. Angel is sitting looking sad. He feels incredible loss over Jasmine. Fred says she feels the same way. Angel asks if maybe they should just pretend that they didn’t see her true face, it would feel better than fearing Jasmine. He wants to know how this happened. Fred says Jasmine’s blood mixed with her own and when Fred shot Jasmine and the bullet went into Angel, the blood mixed again. Fred says they need lots of Jasmine’s blood. Angel questions how they will do that. They comment that there is one way, but that it’s too horrible. Fred says she can’t handle this, she’s not a champion like Angel is. Angel says she sure looks like she is. They hear people approaching. They pull together and start kissing to try to fool the onlookers into thinking they’re someone else. Fred pulls away and asks if he thinks they bought it. Angel says he bought it. They turn, they are being watched.
Jasmine takes the people she’s selected upstairs, Connor following behind. She turns to face them, tells them to disrobe. Jasmine’s wounds begin to heal.
Two worshippers pay homage to Cordy, then they leave the room. Angel and Fred come through the window. Angel asks if he thinks Cordy can feel it. Fred comments that Cordy is pretty much brain dead. Angel kisses Cordy on the forehead and tells her he’s sorry. He’s about to cut her with a knife when Cordy’s hand shoots up and catches his.
Angel stops, tears in his eyes. He thinks Cordy is awake. There is no other reaction from Cordy. Fred explains that people in comas sometimes react like that. Angel says he was looking for a miracle. Angel cuts Cordy’s hand, collects the blood.
Connor stands outside Jasmine’s door, smiling. A green light emanates from within.
Lorne walks in to worship Cordy just as Fred asks Angel if they’ve taken enough blood. They quickly place Cordy’s hand back on her chest. Lorne notices the blood. Angel and Fred get to Lorne, apparently about to force Cordy’s blood onto Lorne.
Jasmine emerges from her room. Connor asks what she’s done to those people, Jasmine says she ate them. Connor says that’s cool.
Lorne goes downstairs, leads Wes and Gunn upstairs. They ask where he got the cut on his wrist from. Lorne says he’ll explain, then he takes after them with a baseball bat as they enter one of the hotel rooms. A while later they sit and discuss what’s happened. Fred says Angel figured it out. Jasmine and Cordy might share a bloodtype as well as a mystic connection. They decide they need to go and get Connor and fix him too. Wesley says he’ll go get him. They all give him funny looks. Wes says he’s kidnaped him before.
Wes leads Connor to the room. They grab him, cut his chest, rub Cordy’s blood into the wound. Connor looks hostile, then his expression changes. They let go of him. They tell him its normal to feel this way. Connor backs towards the door, opens it, and screams "They’re here!" out the door.