Rewatching Angel – Episode 74

Welcome 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.

Habeas Corpses

  • We pick up right where we left off several weeks ago…
  • Angel, having seen what he saw, is pissed.
  • He takes it out on whatever inanimate objects happen to cross his path.
  • Back at the hotel, Fred listens to the horrible reports on the radio before Gunn, Lorne, and Wes limp in.
  • They talk about waiting for Angel… then he walks in.
  • Fred asks about Connor and Cordelia…
  • Angel ignores her at first as he walks upstairs to recover, but then he mutters, “They’re fine.”
  • Meanwhile, Cordelia wakes up and seems to have regret face…
  • Connor wakes up and is a lovestruck puppy.
  • She breaks the news that what they did can’t happen again and Connor overreacts.
  • Or… probably more accurately… Connor reacts just how a horny teenager who is ridiculously infatuated with his hot stepmom would react…
  • Everything about that last bullet point is gross.
  • Lilah shows up at Wes’ apartment to check on him.
  • She was genuinely concerned, and he breaks up with her…
  • After what he saw last night, he’s choosing a side.
  • Lilah tells him he’s making a mistake.
  • Back at the hotel, Cordelia shows up and asks for Angel.
  • She goes to his office and wants to talk about Connor, and he says he already knows…
  • He’s talking about the sex… she’s talking about the thing where the Beast rose through the ground in the spot where Connor was born.
  • So they don’t discuss the sex… Cordelia doesn’t know that he knows.
  • At Wolfram & Hart, Lilah tells Gavin that the Senior Partners want to try and cut a deal with the Beast.
  • As Gavin leaves, Connor arrives with questions for Lilah.
  • He wants to know what he is and why he’s here.
  • Lilah politely tells him they’ll run all the appropriate tests and, when they’re done, slice him open and poke around to discover all his dirty little secrets.
  • Connor knocks out the two inept guards who come to take him away, then grabs Lilah by the throat and tells her he thinks he’s connected to the Beast.
  • Then the power goes out… Connor knows it’s there.
  • Gavin calls down to the front desk in time to hear people being massacred.
  • Lilah asks Connor if he knows what this Beast wants… “Everybody dead.”
  • Throughout the law firm, there are dead bodies everywhere.
  • The Beast is kind of reveling in it.
  • Gavin is panicking in a supply closet and the Beast reaches in and nonchalantly snaps his neck.
  • Meanwhile, Connor is hunting for the Beast throughout the building.
  • Can’t be hard to follow the trail of bodies and blood.
  • Lilah tries shooting the Beast in her office, but that does nothing.
  • She offers it anything it needs, but he just pokes a finger into her abdomen.
  • Connor comes in to try and fight the Beast, but he recognizes the kid before swatting him away like a fly.
  • Lilah limps away and Wes grabs her just before the entire building goes on complete lock down.
  • Lilah explains that’s what happens in the event of a full scale invasion.
  • Wes manages to get her out and warns her to leave town, change her name, disappear.
  • Lilah then reveals that Connor is still trapped inside.
  • Wes returns to the hotel with the bad news.
  • Angel’s ready to storm the joint.
  • Connor walks through the hallway and passes Gavin’s corpse.
  • Then Gavin’s eyes open…
  • Angel’s plan is to get Connor and tells everyone if they see the Beast, they run.
  • Lorne volunteers to hang back… Angel demands that Cordelia stay with Lorne.
  • He tells her it’s too dangerous.
  • Really, he can’t stand to be around her.
  • Gunn and Wes keep bickering and Angel tells them both to shut it down.
  • He finds a way in from beneath the building and they’re greeted by the massacre left by the Beast.
  • As they make their way to the 3rd floor, another corpse wakes up.
  • Gunn questions why the Beast would take out people on the same evil team.
  • Angel’s guess is to eliminate the competition.
  • Wes notices that Gavin is missing from where his body had been…
  • Angel finds Connor, then Gavin finds them.
  • They realize that the lawyers are returning as zombies.
  • It’s funny that Angel has to explain to Connor what a zombie is… and that Connor keeps turning it around in an effort to insult his dad.
  • On another floor, Fred, Gunn, and Wes are attacked by a horde of undead lawyers.
  • Everyone reunites and tries to figure out how to get out.
  • Wes only knows of the escapes in the 3rd floor and lobby, but Angel suggests the White Room.
  • He tells the others that it’s an interdimensional space within Wolfram & Hart where the lawyers can commune with a liaison to the Senior Partners.
  • Angel figures out how to get to the White Room and they discover that the Beast beat them there.
  • It’s absorbing some kind of essence out of the little girl that acted as the liaison.
  • Before she dies, she looks at Angel and says, “The answer is among you.”
  • Then the girl chants something, teleporting the good guys back to the hotel.
  • Cordelia walks back into Angel’s office to talk to him about the next move.
  • Angel tells her to take her new boyfriend and get the hell out of here.
  • Body count: Wolfram & Hart – Pretty much all of the LA office, except Lilah.

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