Tuesday 30 March 2004, by krapnek :But Alyson took time off When Harry Met Sally, right? So it’s possible her scenes in the finale are already shot(?)
Tuesday 30 March 2004, by Anonymous :I think they should of had Sarah Michelle Gellar in the last ep, in the finale of Angel. It did afterall start with Buffy. Why not take it back to the beginning?
Wednesday 31 March 2004, by Martin Rothery :Alyson in theory is away now (between 17th March and 3rd April), and I’d hoped (probably rather too desperately) that it was for an Angel appearance, but I saw a subsequent news article (link below) that said she was filming the pilot for her new sitcom at CBS Studio Center on March 26th and the 31st. Not mutually exclusive with doing some Angel work as well I guess, but probably unlikely, given the lack of rumours on the subject. Bummer.
Wednesday 31 March 2004, by Barry :This just doesn’t make sense. When Joss and David were both being all pissy about Sarah not returning for the finale, she said that she didn’t want it to be all about her, so I doubt she would have minded which episode she appeared in. However, Joss made damn sure that David was in the Buffy finale, so I think Sarah has a right to an appearence in Angel’s. I do agree, however, that she might actually pop up. Remember, one of the only reasons that Angel had a season 5 was the promise of James as a regular and guest spots from Sarah and Alyson. (Note: I see that Sarah received all the backlash for not returning, yet Alyson gets off scott free, even though they both made the same promise.)
Wednesday 31 March 2004, by broilingh8 :did you ever think that she gets paid twice as much money for movies than for television and for less work and that she was looking for an insignificant reason to pass on it without upsetting her larger fan base to receive good ratings on her next horror film or what people wise up she should jump at the chance to be in any of the last episodes of angel shes playing the politician and no one can see it so wake up
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