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AngelCordelia’s Lovers in 4 Years Of Angel The Series
By Tara O’Shea
Tuesday 24 August 2004, by Webmaster
From the moment Cordy jumped into Angel’s car, with Doyle at the wheel, Alan Francis Doyle was pretty much smitten. What began as a vocal appreciation of her form grew over the first few months of their acquaintance into genuine friendship with the promise of something more.
After Doyle rescued her from the vampire her date fled screaming, Cordelia looks at him with new eyes. Cordy was in the process of asking Doyle out for coffee when they were interrupted by the arrival of Harriet Doyle-Doyle’s wife. However, from that day forward, Cordy no longer insulted Doyle at every turn or shot down his advances.
Unfortunately, Cordelia was unaware that Doyle was half-demon, and that he had been afraid to tell her. When she does learn of his heritage, she points out that it is of no consequence to her, and she is thrilled when he asks her out to dinner. However, her elation is short lived, as moments later Doyle nobly sacrifices his life to save her, Angel, and two dozen demons from a beacon that would have eradicated all human life within a quarter mile. Sharing a passionate kiss before his death, his visions were passed on to her.
Cordelia did not learn until her twenty-first birthday that Doyle was able to pass the visions to her because he loved her.
Cordelia went out to dinner with Pierce once, to Le Petite Renard. He has a house in Montecito, he has a Mercedes CLK 320 and a place in the hills with a lap pool, and could keep Cordelia stocked in blue boxes for the rest of her life. He was also dull as diner rolls, boring her to death with one-sided discussions of the agricultural market. When faced with an angry vampire, Pierce fled like a pathetic weasel, leaving Cordy to fend for herself. Luckily, Doyle was there to dust the vamp. While at first Cordy was furious that thanks to men in her life like Angle and Doyle, she now expects rich handsome suitors to also be brave and interesting, her disastrous date does make her look at Doyle with new eyes.
Fashion photographer Wilson Christopher was the first guy in a long time that Cordy had actually liked. They went out three times, accompanied by Cordy’s friends Serena and Emily. However, after she went to bed with Wilson, she woke up alone and eight month’s pregnant with Wilson nowhere to be found. Angel and Wesley finally tracked him down after discovering that he and his buddies have been serving as surrogates for a Haxil demon in exchange for money and power. Cordy became affected by the demon litter, and was lead telepathically to the shrine Wilson had built in at the Mulligan Industrial Park where she was met by more expectant mothers. Angel and Wes put the kibosh on the Haxil demon, freezing it solid with liquid nitrogen, and as his offspring die Cordy and the other girls snapped out of their thrall. Furious, Cordy shattered the frozen demon.
Groosalugg is a "Sir Lancelot" from the otherworldly dimension of Pylea. As part of her duty as Princess of Pylea, Cordy was expected to "com-shuk" with him by the Covenant of the Trombli. Groo came to the palace from the Scum Pits of Ur, where he was performing great feats in the hope of dying because he is ashamed of his cow (i.e., human) heritage. Cordy really hit it off with Groo, who’s sweet, and kind, built like an Adonis, and treats her like a Princess for real. According to the prophecy, on his and Cordelia’s wedding night, he will absorb her visions. However, Cordy doesn’t want to part with them. She is on the verge of being forced to mate by the priests when Angel challenges Groo. The priests tell Groo that Angel will defile his princess before killing her, which works Groo up into a pretty decent berserkker rage. However, Angel regains control of his inner "beast" before he can kill Groo and Cordy rushes down to stop them from fighting, professing her love for Groo.
When the Groosalugg arrived in Los Angeles from Pylea where he had been deposed, Cordy was thrilled that her handsome knight in shining armour had returned. Angel helped Cordelia create a mystical potion so that her visions would not pass to Groo when they, ah.... com-shuck, and then gave Cordelia a few weeks vacation, to spend with Groo. The Groosalugg, however, observed Cordelia and Angel together and realised that she loved the vampire. He struggled with telling her, but finally, out of love for his princess, opened her eyes to how she felt and graciously bowed out of the picture so that she could be with the vampire.
Not mentionned on the original article.
Not mentionned on the original article.
When Cordy first spotted tall dark and brooding from across the crowded Bronze, she set her sights on him, thinking he was just some gorgeous guy for her to conquer. Angel was immune to her charms, and only had eyes for Buffy. Cordy tried and failed to capture his attention for a while, and then moved on. When she found out he was a vampire, she put him on her "never in a million years, if he were the last guy on earth" list. Probably right below Xander Harris...
However, Angel developed feelings for Cordelia. Fearing they were unrequited, Angel held off making any kind of move until it was too late-the vampire was crushed when Cordelia got back together with the Groosalugg. Devoting himself to his newborn son, Angel was devastated when Connor was stolen from him by Wesley, who was mislead by a false prophecy. When Cordelia returned from a vacation Angel insisted she take, she helped Angel begin to heal. When Conner returned from the hell dimension Holtz had taken him to, Cordelia healed some of the violence in Connor’s soul. The two grew close once again, and when Groo bowed out, and the Host told Angel that Cordelia reciprocated his feelings, they were enroute to meet to discuss their feelings when Cordy was waylaid by the Powers That Be, while Angel was attacked by Connor and Justine and sealed into a metal coffin and flung into the ocean.
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