Angel 3.4 FAQ
What’s it called?
Teleplay credited to Scott Murphy (veteran of the sitcom “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane.”)
What does TV Guide say?
Angel's body is taken over by a man (Rance Howard) who, in an effort to stay young, possesses younger guys - and ends up killing them in the process. Angel, meanwhile, is trapped in the soul switcher's frail body in a retirement home. The impostor is unaware of his new vampire status until he takes a bite out of someone.
What is TV Guide not telling us?
Marcus the bodysnatcher comes to realize that a vampire body won’t burn out like a human one – so in the third act he heads off to kill the elderly body in which Angel is trapped. There’s also a B-story about Angel having to dampen what Cordy calls Fred’s “big puppy love” for the Big A.
The big news?
For the second episode in a row: no Giant Darla!
Any mention of Buffy’s resurrection?
Yes. “Will is on the phone,” pants Cordelia in the very last scene. “She’s alive. Buffy’s alive.” As Angel rushes to grab the phone, a deflated Fred asks, “Buffy?” Executive Producers Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt.
Is it true Angel and his ex will meet off-camera?
The answer to this question comes at the conclusion of tomorrow night’s “Buffy.”
Anyone from Wolfram & Hart pay a visit this week?
Lilah stops by the hotel. We learn that she’s more than a little open to the idea of a vampire romantic interest when she and the faux Angel start humping on the office furniture. Also, back at the firm, we learn Gavin Park is pursuing the idea of exploiting Angel’s possible lack of a social security number.
Whoa whoa whoa! Back up a sec! Do Lilah and faux Angel have sex??
They’re definitely headed in that direction - until the bodysnatcher gets a little too excited and gives Lilah a vamp-hickey. She freaks and flees.
Sounds like act-break material.
Only because it is. Second-to-third-act-break material.
Why does Lilah stop by the hotel?
Technically, to enlist Angel’s help in screwing over Gavin. (But it’s really so she can almost have sex with faux Angel.)
Any sign of Holtz?
Not this week.
What about that fire-cage guy?
Krevlornswath (of the Deathwok Clan)?
Sits it out this week.
The bodysnatcher concludes from a few details – including Angel’s wardrobe – that Angel may have a boyfriend named Fred.
What’s not so good?
The rest of the mistaken identity stuff was more silly than funny. Also, Angel as a vulnerable old man is a pretty good dramatic gimmick, but they could have perhaps gotten a lot more comedy milage out of the real Angel being trapped in a retirement home.
Herc’s rating for “Angel” 3.4?
The Hercules T. Strong Rating System: