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Angel 4x20 Sacrifice - Wildfeed

Thursday 24 April 2003, by Webmaster

From Demens :

Wildfeed Spoilers for "Sacrifice" Thread started on: Today at 12:35pm

Angel tries to talk Connor into listening to him. Connor tells him he’s wrong this time, it doesn’t matter what he says, they’re going to tear him apart. Jasmine’s followers start down the hall. Angel slams the door, holds it shut and tells the others to get out. Wes, Fred, Gunn and Lorne sneak down the fire escape. Jasmine’s followers break through the door. Angel fights them off. The gang pulls up in the car outside the fire escape. They try to think of a way to get Angel out. Just then, Connor’s unconscious form lands on the hood of Angel’s car. Angel lands right behind. Throws Connor to the street and gets into the car. Fred comments that they can’t just leave him there, he’s Angel’s son. Angel says he knows what he is, and to drive. Jasmine begins to approach from down the street, the car turns and they speed off.


The gang listens to the radio as they flee. The Catholic church is replacing all their statues with images of Jasmine. They turn off the radio as Lorne decides media buzz is moot. They say they should have taken Connor and what if he doesn’t wake up. Angel says what if they had taken him and he had woken up.

Connor is out cold on a chair. Jasmine orders four people to disrobe. There’s a glowing green light and the people disappear. Connor wakes up, says that was incredible. Jasmine runs her hand over Connor and heals his wounds. Connor tells her what the gang did to him. They cut him and rubbed blood into the wound. Jasmine says the unfaithful always have a few tricks. She tells him not to worry, her followers are her, she can see and act through them.

Angel and the gang pull up at a gas station. They wonder what they can do, if they should just keep running. Lorne says he hears Belize is nice. They get out of the car, Gunn beats a man away from the gas pump. Everyone else is out of the car, trying to get to the gas pumps I think. A man starts talking with Jasmine’s voice, telling them they are a disease in the body that is Jasmine. They fight the man off, Jasmine’s voice comes from someone else’s mouth. As they continue fighting people off, the voice moves, until it is in the voice of a little girl, who tells them that her love is everywhere. They jump in the car and take off, the police are in pursuit. Back at the hotel Jasmine laughs as they flee.

The gang hides in the sewer. They wonder what to do. They can’t hide here forever. Fred comments that in all the scuffle, she’d almost forgot about Cordelia. Angel tells her to forget Cordelia. The minute to grieve is up, they don’t have time for this. He leads them off down a sewer tunnel.

Connor sits at Cordy’s bedside. He’s discovered the cut on her wrist. Jasmine walks in. He says "Look what they’ve done to her." Jasmine says they cut into her while she was peacefully sleeping. The unfaithful will always resort to magic tricks in desperation. Jasmine tells him to leave the room, she wants to spend some time with her mother. Connor leaves, Jasmine goes to Cordy’s bedside.

In the sewers Lorne asks Fred what’s wrong, if she’s thinking of Cordy. Fred nods. He says lately Angel hasn’t been thinking with his heart. Angel overhears and says that thinking with their hearts will get them killed. It’s what Jasmine is using against them, they have to become cold to it. As they walk they talk about what Jasmine meant to them. Lorne comments that maybe she should have had another name. As they walk, the floor collapses, (it’s either Gunn or Wes, I looked away) falls into a pit, just grasping the edge. A man stands holding a spear on him, the gang freezes.

The gang discovers that the group of people holding weapons on them are other people who see Jasmine’s true face. One of them Gunn recognizes as someone who stole his car. They are hiding underneath the city from the beast. They realize that they’re on the same side. The guy that stole Gunn’s car says that they’d better get moving, they’re coming.

Connor walks to Cordy’s door, says he’s sorry but he just can’t stay away. He’s shocked to find that Cordy is gone. He asks Jasmine where she is. Jasmine says that Cordy was a danger to them, her blood could cause people to hate. Cordy is where Jasmine wants her to be. Connor smiles.

The gang is lead to a room that the underground unfaithful have been using as a stronghold. They question whether or not it’s safe. A boy asks Angel if these people are his crew. Angel asks the boy if there’s some water as he looks down and sees blood on his hands. The boy asks where the blood came from, as Angel washes it off, he says it was from someone he cared about. He flashes to punching Connor and knocking him out. Fred comments to someone that it’s strange that they should all hook up, being that they are professional monster hunters. The leader of the group says something about Tommy having already died fighting for the cause. Angel picks up a sword, the leader tries to stop him, telling him the sword belonged to Tommy. Angel says now it belongs to him, Angel walks off with a purpose.

Connor and Jasmine talk. Jasmine says it’s happening. She will free all the people from the loneliness. She tells Connor they will be a family, they will be together. She moves closer to him and hugs him. He doesn’t exactly embrace her. Jasmine asks him what’s wrong. He says he doesn’t know. Jasmine tells him that he feels this way because he wants to belong. She tells him she can feel his pain. She wants it. She takes his hand and digs her fingernails into his palm. Connor looks at her strangely. She calls him father. Connor tells her to take his pain. Jasmine says okay and raises her hand to show that the fingernail marks are now in her palm. The marks disappear.

The underground crew stalks through the sewer tunnels. They are attacked by a demon. They scatter. The boy reaches the surface. Wes disappears.

Wes is with the demon, he tells Wesley he loved her first.

The underground crew turns their weapons on what’s left of Angel’s gang, afraid after being attacked by the demon.

Wes tries to get information out of the demon. He asks it if it’s talking about Jasmine. The creature looks confused. It says it has prepared for her arrival for a long time. He is insulted that the humans decided to name her. Wes looks down at something bloody on the floor. The creature says it has to go, there’s work to be done. Wes asks the creature how it defines it’s love for Jasmine. The creature says same as anyone, through (something) and sacrifice.

Fred and Gunn are wandering together, looking for the boy. Fred says something about rats. Gunn gets all freaked out. Fred says good, he should feel something, they’re all going to become heartless shells. They argue over whether or not it’s good to feel. Fred says she’d rather feel the pain than become a shell. She tells him they have a scared little boy to find and they should stop fighting and look for him.

The underground crew have Lorne and Angel cornered. They’re calling them monsters. Lorne says that Angel only drinks pigs blood. Angel tells him he’s not helping the cause. He tells the guy to stake him, to go ahead, but then they’ll be without his help. They appear to relent.

Fred and Gunn emerge onto the street. They’re almost spotted by a child, they hide.

Wes follows the demon to question him further. The demon is cutting apart a man. Wes asks why he doesn’t tie him up. The demon says it’s good at catching furries. Go ahead and run, use his key if he likes. Wes says fair enough, and stands and continues to question the creature. He asks him where he’s from. The demon says he’s from a very old world. Older than old. Wes asks the creature about Jasmine. The creature says Jasmine has no use for words, only one. Wes questions which one. The creature won’t answer. The man the creature is cutting up wakes up and starts talking. He’s a vampire, he tells him to stop the serial killer crap and stake him already. The demon is confused as to why the meat is talking. Wes tells him the meat is a vampire. The creature does something to the vampire’s mouth to keep him from talking. He asks Wes if the man is like the other man in the tunnel with the steel that bites. The demon in asking questions lets it slip that the word Jasmine cares about is her name. Wesley says that it’s her name outloud, the beast freaks out.

Up on the street, Gunn and Fred find the boy. The boy tries to run, Gunn catches him. The boy starts to scream for help. Gunn punches the kid in the face, knocking him out, Fred looks on horrified.

The creature has cornered Wes. It says there is a keeper of Jasmine’s name. It says that it will kill Wes because it is one who truly loves Jasmine. As it says this, Angel appears behind it with a sword.

Lorne tries to explain why they use words like beastie. He tries to tell the underground crew what they do and why they’re not evil. Fred and Gunn walk in with the boy. The boy wakes up, tells them in Jasmine’s voice that they beat him repeatedly. Her influence overtakes the underground crew and they turn on Lorne, Gunn and Fred. Lorne Gunn and Fred run. They run right into Connor and a bunch of soldiers. Connor speaks in Jasmine’s voice and says "I believe you’ve met my father." They turn to run.

The creature stabs Angel right through with it’s arms. Angel manages to inflict a fatal wound on the creature. As it dies it says, this meat I give to thee.

Fred, Gunn and Lorne run as Connor and his army chase.

Wes says to Angel that something’s up as they stand and look at an orb that belonged to the creature. Wes comments that the universe just gave them their first break.

They all meet up and try to barricade a door. Wes looks at the orb, it is how the creature got here from his older world. He wonders how to power it. Decides to try blood. He puts his blood on the orb and it glows brighter. A portal opens. Angel walks into it as the rest of them try to hold the door shut.

The door breaks down, Connor and his army come through. They fight. As they fight we see Jasmine becoming wounded and then healing instantly. She laughs as they fight in her name and die.

Angel emerges into the old world. It’s populated with monsters the same as the one he just killed. Angel’s not really happy to have made this discovery. Camera pans out and the episode ends with Angel standing facing the creatures with an "Oh f**k" look on his face.

The End.

From Angelsacolytr.com :

Things pick up where they left off at the end of the previous episode, with Connor screaming to Jasmine’s followers, revealing the presence of Angel and company in the hotel.

Angel tries to get Connor to listen but he’s not interested. He tells Angel he’s wrong about everything. Jasmine’s minions head for the door. Angel slams the door shut and holds it while he directs the others to escape. They do so down the fire escape. Connor tries to break through the door. Angel breaks through it to the outside hallway and beats Connor into unconsciousness as more minions approach.

Wes pulls Angel’s car to a stop in the alley outside of the hotel, at the base of the fire escape. Connor lands on the hood and rolls off. Angel gets into the car and tells Wes to drive. Fred doesn’t want to leave Connor. Angel says they have to go. Jasmine and her minions approach. Wes pulls the car away as Jasmine looks on.

As the gang escape in the car, they listen to the radio, all Jasmine love, all the time. The radio gets turned off. Fred wonders what they’re going to do. Angel says they need time to figure it out. Gunn figures they need a break and they’re not getting any. Wes points out they’re about out of gas. Fred asks what happens if Connor doesn’t wake up. Angel wonders what if they’d taken him and he did.

At the hotel, Connor is laid out on a chair in Jasmine’s room. Jasmine directs some minions to follow her, she glows green, Connor comes to. The minions have disapeared. Connor tells him the others tried to turn him against them. Jasmine says the hateful always have tricks. She tells him to rest, they have nothing to fear from the others. Connor thinks they need to stop them. Jasmine assures him they will but for now, they can’t do anything. She’s connecting with her followers, she feels what they feel, see what they see. They will serve as her instruments in what needs to be done.

Wes pulls into a filling station. Lorne notes there are a lot of Jasmine influenced people around. The gang discuss how happy the enthralled seem to be. Angel suggests they get the car filled quickly.

Gunn punches a guy out and grabs a fuel pump. While he fills the tank, the others guard the car. The people approach, speaking in Jasmine’s voice, telling them they’ll be purged. Fight ensues. The car gets filled, everyone jumps in and takes off, followed closely by a police car.

At the hotel, Jasmine laughs.

Angel pulls the car to a stop and suggests they disappear.

The police find the abandoned car which is parked close to a manhole cover.

In the sewer, Angel tells the others Jasmine’s followers will figure out where they went soon enough. Angel and Gunn argue over a plan, or lack of one. Fred can’t believe she forgot about Cordy. Angel tells her they all have to forget about her, they don’t have a choice. He directs them to move on.

At the hotel, Connor sits on Cordy’s bed next to her, holding her hand. Jasmine comes in. Connor shows Jasmine Cordy’s wrist. Jasmine claims to be horrified by the gang’s actions, cutting into Cordy while she slept. She tells Connor to leave her alone with her "mother." He reluctantly complies.

Angel and company travel down the sewer tunnel. Fred is still upset about Cordelia. Lorne assures her Angel cares in spite of what he says. Angel admits they’re lost. The others muse on what they’re missing now that they’re no longer connected to Jasmine.

Angel falls into a shallow pit. A group of armed kids approach. Angel leaps out of the pit, fight ensues, the others take control of the situation. Angel helps one of the kids up after realizing the kids aren’t under Jasmine’s influence.

One of the kids recognizes Gunn’s name. Gunn recognizes him as Randal Golden, someone who stole Gunn’s car when he was 12. A strange sound interrupts the conversation. Gunn wonders what it is. One of the kids answers, "It’s back."

Connor walks into Cordy’s room and finds Jasmine, alone. Cordy is missing. Jasmine tells her Cordy’s blood is dangerous. Connor asks where Cordy is. Jasmine says she’s where Jasmine wants her to be "and so are you." She directs him to follow her. Connor looks at the empty bed a moment, then follows Jasmine

Angel and the gang are led to where the kids are staying in the sewer. Angel wonders if it’s secure. He’s assured it is. Gunn says Golden’s brother was with his crew a long time ago. He trusts him.

One of the younger kids asks Angel if he’s the leader of the "crew". Angel checks out a grate. The kid tells him it’s secure. Angel would prefer to check for himself. Golden tells the story of the young boy, Matthew. His parents were trapped and killed by vampires.

Golden says they’ve been down in the sewers since the sun was blotted out. He adds they’ve been able to handle everything except the "thing" that’s been picking them off on by one.

Angel washes blood off of his hands. Matthew notices and asks whose it is. Angel says it was somebody he knew, someone who tried to do bad things to his friends.

Fred can’t believe the kids have been living in the sewer. Golden tells her they’re going to kill the monster that’s been killing them. Fred tells them she and her friends are monster killers.

Angel picks up a machete and heads out to find the monster that’s been terrorizing the kids.

At the hotel, Connor tells Jasmine the police lost the gang. He asks to go get them. Jasmine tells him she’ll let him go when it’s time. She’s just spoken to the governor, the state is now hers. She’s pleased with the progress of events, the world is about to kneel before her. She tells Connor she’ll free everyone from the "empty horror of their lives" and he’ll be by her side. She says it will be beautiful. She notices Connor isn’t smiling and asks why. He can’t answer. She thinks it’s because he hasn’t surrendered completely to her, to belonging. She notes he’s kept a part of himself from her, the pain that’s always been a constant in his life. She takes his hand digs her fingernails into it until his hand bleeds, telling him she wants everything he is, to let go and let her have the pain.

He answers, "okay". She pulls her hand away.

Angel and the others search the sewer tunnel for the creature. Golden gets grabbed from above. Angel leaps up into the opening. Golden falls back down through the hole. Angel jumps back through, in vamp face. Matthew is terrified by Angel in vamp face and takes off running.

Angel notices Wes is missing.

Wes gets thrown down by a bug-like creature who has taken him to its lair in the sewers. The creature tells him "We loved her first."

Angel tells the others he’ll continue tracking the creature. The kids, realizing now Angel is a vampire, are prepared to kill him.

The creature tells Wes they loved her, built temples to her, but she came here. Wes realizes he’s talking about Jasmine. The creature doesn’t like that man has given her a name. He says she’s The Devourer. He continues to say they love her first as he skitters off and climbs up on a mound corpses he’s working on arranging. Wes asks how his kind defines love. The creature answers that love is sacrifice.

Fred and Gunn continue searching the sewers for Matthew. Gunn notes they were happier than they’d ever been the day before and now they’re trudging through the sewers looking for a 13 year old. Fred says she can’t just turn off her emotions. Gunn notes she didn’t t seem to have a problem with it when they killed the professor. Fred tells him she did feel every bit of that and when she lets herself think about it, it eats her up. Gunn admits it does that to him as well. Fred prefers to feel, even when it’s difficult, over being cut off from emotion and in the thrall of Jasmine

Angel tries to explain himself to the kids. Lorne offers that Angel only drinks pigs blood. Angel would prefer Lorne not try to help. Angel understands the kids’ fear but says he won’t justify his existence to them but he can take the weapon he’s being threatened with, break it and kill them before they’d have a chance to react. They can let that happen or they can let him do what needs to be done.

Fred and Gunn exit the sewer tunnel onto the street.

In its lair, the bug creature continues working on something. Wes notes the door is open, he wonders if the creature isn’t concerned he’ll escape. The creature assures him he’s good at catching people. Wes notes the creature isn’t a local. The creature says he’ from an older world.

Wes notices an orb. The creature tells him to go ahead and visit his world, but the atmosphere will kill Wes. Wes watches the creature a moment and asks if he’s preparing a spell. The creature says she will hear this magic. It’s blood magic, older than words. He tells Wes Jasmine doesn’t care about words, only one—

He stops himself. Wes asks what word. One of the corpses the creature is working with comes back to life as a vampire. The creature doesn’t understand why the guy isn’t dead considering he’s gutted him every way possible. Wes tells him the corpse is a vampire, he can’t be killed the usual way. The creature asks if its like the one who attacked him in the tunnel. Wes tells him that vampire’s name is Angel. The creature doesn’t like the whole name conversation. Wes realizes that’s what it is that has power over Jasmine, her name.

Fred and Gunn find Matthew wandering the street. Fred tells Matthew it’s not safe to be above ground. She assures him they’re the good guys. Gunn grabs him and tries to take him. Matthew screams. Gunn punches him and knocks him out, shocking Fred.

Wes continues with his realization that Jasmine’s true name has power over her. The creature punches him, then grabs him by the throat. Angel arrives and fights with the creature.

Lorne gives a lecture on hurtful words to the kids in the sewer who are guarding him. They’re not impressed.

Gunn and Fred bring Matthew back. Fred starts to apologize. Gunn cuts her off before she can tell them what happened to Matthew. Gunn says they did what they had to do.

Matthew comes to and laughs, Jasmine’s laugh. In Jasmine’s voice, he tells the others Gunn and Fred hit him over and over again. She asks Golden if he doesn’t want to kill them. Golden, now enthralled by Jasmine, agrees that’s a good idea and picks up a weapon. Fred, Lorne and Gunn exit. They run into Connor and more minions out in the sewer tunnel.

Angel and the creature continue their fight. The creature disarms Angel. Wes hits it, diverting its attention. Angel sticks a knife in the creature’s neck, killing him.

Wes fills Angel on what he’s figured out and tells Angel the creature came from a dimension that worshipped Jasmine, they can reach the place through the orb. He notes there are no markings on the orb as he inspects it. Angel asks if the high priest knows Jasmine’s true name. He asks what else Wes knows. Wes figures the one who knows the name is bigger and badder than the one they just defeated in the sewer tunnel.

Angel realizes something bad is happening and it has to do with Connor. Lorne, Fred and Gunn enter the creature’s lair with Connor and the minions on the trail. They work at opening an exit. Wes works with the orb and manages to open a portal. Wes tells Angel about the atmosphere there, no human can go through it. Angel realizes he has to do it. Wes tosses him the orb. Angel steps into the portal and disappears.

Wes and the others try to get the door open, they can’t. Connor and the minions arrive. Fight ensues.

At the hotel, Jasmine is cut by every blow in the sewer tunnel, wounds show up on her body and heal quickly. She laughs.

Angel finds himself in a gray, barren world, surrounded by bug-like creatures just like the one he killed in the sewer tunnel. He surveys the predicament and says, "Aw, hell."