Rewatching Angel – Episode 26

Angel - TitleWelcome to Rewatching Angel, the part of the blog where I rewatch the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off: Angel. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love these shows so many years ago.

Untouched

  • Lilah snoops around in Lindsey’s office.
  • Darla catches her.
  • Darla reveals she’s been using some kind of powder to keep Angel asleep when she visits him in his “dreams.”
  • Meanwhile, Team Angel discusses/argues whether or not they should pay Gunn.
  • Cordelia has a vision of a girl in an alley who is being attacked.
  • Angel takes off to find her, but Cordelia is afraid he’s gonna be too late.
  • But not too late to save the girl… to save the two guys assaulting her.
  • She pulls a Carrie and slams a dumpster into them, flattening the two guys against a building.
  • Literally flattening. They’re way dead.
  • Angel doesn’t get there until the police have already started cleaning up the scene and pretends to be a detective.
  • No sign of the girl, just the two guys they had to scrape off the wall.
  • Angel tracks her down and she accidentally runs him through with a steel rod, telekinetically.
  • But he’s all right. He’s not like most people.
  • She can’t control her powers under duress. Angel offers to help her if she ever decides she wants the help.
  • The girl, Bethany, heads home and it turns out she lives with Lilah.
  • That can’t be a good life choice.
  • Angel sends Gunn to find out all he can about the would-be rapists that Bethany squished against the wall.
  • In the middle of the night, Bethany had a nightmare about a father figure who was clearly abusing and/or molesting her as a child.
  • As she startled herself awake, she mentally threw a lamp at Lilah.
  • Then she ran away, arriving on Angel’s doorstep.
  • Lilah meets with Holland, who threatens her in an oh-so-subtle way.
  • Bethany calls Lilah and reveals that she’s at the Hyperion.
  • She reveals to Angel that she doesn’t want to learn to control her power. She wants to get rid of it.
  • Wesley comes out and tells Angel they should turn her away because she clearly doesn’t want their help.
  • Then he mentions her father and she throws both of them away from her.
  • Note: father is a trigger.
  • Wes was able to deduce that this girl’s psychic power was likely triggered by past abuse and that her father was the most likely source of that abuse.
  • Angel sends Wes and Cordelia home for their safety.
  • As Angel sleeps, he dreams about Darla again and a time when they fed on an innocent victim.
  • Bethany walks in and offers to “have some fun” with him.
  • Clearly, we’re dealing with some deep issues.
  • When Bethany leaves, she walks past Darla standing in the shadows.
  • While Angel is helping Bethany control her power, Gunn calls and asks him to meet him at one of the squished guy’s apartment.
  • Angel discovers the last number dialed on his phone was to Wolfram & Hart.
  • The bad lawyers hired them to go after Bethany, probably to see a little bit of what she’s capable of.
  • Cordelia takes Bethany out shopping and has a heart to heart with her.
  • She seems to be getting through to her, then some W&F thugs show up, drugging and abducting Bethany.
  • Angel manages to save her and take her back to the Hyperion. He tells her the truth about who Lilah is.
  • Lilah is on the phone with someone, pissed that Bethany got away again. She tells the person on the other end of the line to pull the trigger.
  • That’s when Bethany’s father shows up at the door to her hotel room.
  • That’s when all the windows on the top floor blow out.
  • She’s losing what little control she had. But then she suddenly has full control.
  • She stops accidentally holding back Angel and Cordelia, then she focuses her power on her father.
  • Bethany throws her father out the window, then stops him just before he hits the sidewalk, saving him.
  • Back at Lilah’s, Bethany packs up and leaves. Lilah tries to talk her out of going, but she’s clearly lost this asset.
  • Body count: Humans – 2
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