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Angel 5.21 FAQ

What’s it called?

“Power Play.”

Who’s responsible?

Teleplay is credited to David Fury (“Destiny,” “You’re Welcome”).

What does TV Guide say?

“The gang fears that working at Wolfram & Hart has finally corrupted Angel after he chooses to work for an evil senatorial candidate rather than investigate the brutal murder of a young woman. Their concerns increase when Drogyn, keeper of the deep well, arrives badly wounded and claims that Angel sent an assassin to dispatch him. Sen. Brucker: Stacey Travis. Nina: Jenny Mollen. Drogyn: Alec Newman. Hamilton: Adam Baldwin. Lindsay: Christian Kane. Harmony: Mercedes McNab. Izzy: Mark Colson.”

Is it as good as last week’s episode?


Angel turns evil again?? How many times is that now?

Five? Six? It’s what Angel does. Gypsies, a filthy people! Puh!

Why wasn’t Angel evil last week?

Well, he was kinda of insecure and selfish, no? The very gateways to evil! (sheepishly) I’ve no idea.

Did Nina turn him back into Angelus?

She gives it the old college try. But only Buffy Summers, apparently, provides the perfect happiness.

Who’s Izzy? You said in an earlier post he’d been seen previously?

Izzy was in Fury’s last episode; he looks like the devil himself. I’m not certain anyone called him Izzy when he last appeared, but you may recognize him.

How goes it with Wes and Illyria?

Wes is giving Ill the silent treatment, so highly disturbed was he at her Winifred impression last week. She is not taking it well.

Charles and Krevlornswath?

Both mostly continue to be confused about Angel’s not terribly heroic behavior.

Lindsey McDonald.

He explains much about what the Wolf, Ram and Hart have really been up to, especially this season.

The big news?

Cordelia Crane Chase puts in one last pivotal appearance!

What else is TV Guide not telling us?

Shanshu Schmanshu! Last week’s episode was not only hilarious, it was important: Angel wasn’t kidding at the end when he told Spike he was moving on. For the first time since we met him, we sense Angel’s goals no longer revolve around winning a slayer’s heart.

What’s great?

Hamilton!! “That’s not a stake.” “I may not always be.” “Yeah. You wh-what?” “We can’t sweat the small stuff.” Spike generally and use of the terms “Blue Meanie” and “Keeblers” in particular. “I had a lock on the chick vote. I didn’t claw my way up from hell and get installed in some human body just to have some pedophile steal my Senate seat.” “Except that one … “ “Okay, yeah. That might do it.” “Four of them getting in shape for ‘Young Guns III’.” “Then you’re the liar, Aragorn!” “Crash Bandicoot?” “Whoa. Hey hey hey. Can I not be the poster child for your nervous breakdown here?” “Then I guess you don’t get one.” “Show me a fourth ticket.” “It is a test!” “It’s pointless. And annoys me. And yet I am compelled to play on.” “Or maybe you’re just not that cool!” “Evil’s not the point. Power is.” “Two months ago. With a kiss.” “I can’t order you to do this. I can’t do it without you.”

What’s not so great?

No Jenny Calendar. Even in flashback. And would it kill them to work Ms. Kitty Fantastico in somewhere?

How does it end, spoiler-boy?

“Angel! We got three people here! Drop it!!”

Herc’s rating for “Angel” 5.21?


The Hercules T. Strong Rating System:
***** better than we deserve
**** better than most motion pictures
*** actually worth your valuable time
** as horrible as most stuff on TV
* makes you quietly pray for bulletins

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  • May 12, 2004, 10:01 p.m. CST

    am i first?

    by ikillninjas

    well hot damn, what an episode!

  • May 12, 2004, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Oh God...

    by TheDarkShape

    ...this is really the end. I got chills with each member of the team raising their hand.

  • May 12, 2004, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by BenjaminGrimm

    I kept wondering where they were headed. Next week looks like it may rock. And Jayne, as always, was great. I guess we'll see who does the whole Shanshu thing after all.

  • May 12, 2004, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Ending too soon.

    by stargirl

    These episodes afeel WAY too rushed. The pacing of the show is completely destroyed by the hurried ending of the series. Not even a 2 hour series end? What a waste.

  • May 12, 2004, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by BristowBoy

    ...just an amazing episode- Herc I believe you forgot a star- and next week looks like a finale worthy of being called the Angel series finale. Plus, Crash Bandicoot. I continue to be amazed by how the writers turn an out of leftfield joke into something pertinent to the story at hand.

  • May 12, 2004, 10:15 p.m. CST

    so this is the episode smg was supposed to be in

    by jmc8y

    does that mean she would have played a role similar to the one that nina played? anyone?

  • May 12, 2004, 10:21 p.m. CST


    by TheDarkShape

    SMG was asked to appear in last week's episode.

  • May 12, 2004, 10:29 p.m. CST

    the articles say differently

    by jmc8y

    the old tv guide interview with joss said he had her written in the second to last episode but she could only make the final episode. but he didn't want to take the focus of that away from the angel crew, so he nixed that. my theory is that she would have basically been in the nina role.

  • May 12, 2004, 10:31 p.m. CST


    by TheDarkShape

    Whedon did want Gellar for "The Girl In Question." They tried to film GiQ and Power Play in reverse order to fit into her schedule, but they couldn't do it due to sets.

  • May 12, 2004, 10:36 p.m. CST

    sorry dark you are wrong

    by jmc8y

    sorry buddy you are wrong. here is my proof: ( According to TV Guide Online, Sarah Michelle Gellar will not be in The WB spinoff series Angel's final episode after all. Gellar was reportedly asked to appear in the second-to-last episode, airing May 5, but was working on her upcoming supernatural movie The Grudge while that hour was being shot. Gellar was reported to be free to appear in the finale, but Whedon told he didn't want the send-off to "revolve around a guest star." "We will deal with the issue of Buffy and how much she means to Angel and Spike, but I want to end the show with the people who've been in the trenches together, the characters who have lived?and occasionally died?together: the regulars." "Angel and Spike arrive at an understanding. That's all I'll say about that," executive producer Jeffrey Bell told TV Guide. "And without her being involved, Buffy's character has come to some sort of understanding, too."

  • May 12, 2004, 10:36 p.m. CST words can explain...

    by Speedstream

    what an AMAZING episode that was tonight!! Thank you thank you thank you Joss and writers...for bringing Cordy last time. For having her play that last essential role in the end of ANGEL. She deserved it!! Truly a proper farewell to such a beloved charector.*******I was furious w/ what i heard from ANGEL and what i saw happening to him. But the speech he made to his crew in thetime loop gave me the breath of air i needed to see that our ANGEL had not reverted to either Angelus or our lets kill everyone Angel from season 2. The whole time it was a skilled plan coordinated by Angel, Cordy and the Powers to show the Wolf, Ram and the damn Hart who really runs the show...!Amazing...simply amazing...and lastly...Herc...where si the 5th star?! Seriously? This was just dripping of 5 star goodness. It had the perfect mix of all things that make Angel picture of tv perfection that it is. Now if you'll all excuse me...i must go rewatch this episode. later days

  • May 12, 2004, 10:38 p.m. CST

    yeah but May 5 was last week

    by DarthHomercles

    Just sayin' is all . . .

  • May 12, 2004, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Probably doesn't mean anything...

    by Lyndyn

    ...but, I find it a little odd that next week's ep is being billed as "the WB series finale". Do they do that with all their departing shows? Just seems a little...odd.

  • May 12, 2004, 11:10 p.m. CST

    To quote spike "You stupid gits"

    by UnHoly Ram

    Angel did not turn evil 2 weeks ago. That is also made very painfully obvious after this week.

  • May 12, 2004, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by ChildlkEmpress

    Did i miss something, or did angel conveniently leave out the fact that he did kill Drogyn???

  • May 12, 2004, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Drogyn's fate (Possible spoiler)

    by Nivek666

    Wasn't it stated he was cursed to be Immortal? Good episode, very well written. This is my favorite show, It will be missed.

  • May 12, 2004, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Great episode and FUCK YOU CHARMED

    by Big Bad Clone

    Great to see Izzy playing raquetball. Great to...motherfuckeR, Angel is fucking great. How the fuck can it go off the air. Explain to me how, when the show bent over backwards to overhaul, even firing a beloved cast memeber, establishing stories that Charmed could rip off but could nver execute in such an elegant manner. The show is class. It has a wealth of emotion. When it looked like Angel might kill Lorne I felt shocked and betrayed. Fuck you network tv. Fuck you.

  • May 12, 2004, 11:48 p.m. CST

    This is such a great setup for the finale

    by JackDonkey

    Is the finale 2 hours?? I don't think which really sucks, because what they are doing now with the plot could almost be like the same basic plot as the two towers and then leading into return of the king. Angel did the fellowship of the ring part already. It's sad that they have to cram all this climactic stuff into 1 hour of television. But I'm sure Joss can pull it off. I'm soo looking forward to firefly the movie.

  • May 12, 2004, 11:53 p.m. CST


    by JackDonkey

    Jenny and her crew are the ones that cursed Angel with a soul.

  • May 13, 2004, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Interesting lil' piece about a Spike spinoff

    by Kungfumanchu

    It may well be bs like most Angel rumors seem to be,but this was posted on the Moviehole site today:......There is good news though. James Marsters recently told reporters that that he could be spraying the hair white again for a ‘Spike’ Spin-off. We heard from a reliable source overnight who backed up this one. “It’s about the only thing that’s likely to happen at this stage. Marsters is pretty keen to keep on being Spike. You can’t blame, it’s a cool character. They’re looking at shaping the telemovies around him, only because Boreanaz isn’t that interested, not because Spike’s the more appealing option.

  • May 13, 2004, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Super Star USA

    by Zombies dont run

    Do we have to endure the ads for this moronic William Hung inspired bit of reality shit? Especially since each mention of this garbage reminds me that a brilliant show like Angel was cancelled to make room for such dreck. It's awful, just so damn awful.

  • May 13, 2004, 12:31 a.m. CST

    The finale is going to be amazing

    by Whedon

    This was without a doubt a good episode but seemed a step down from the hilarity of The Girl in Question. This episode struck me more as a setup for the greatness that will come next week. This line however made the episode for me...Drogyn: "It's a challenge... some sort of task. One must collect these crystals. And... fruit." I also found Hamilton's beating of Illyria very disturbing, not saying they shouldn't have done it cause it was a cool scene but it just seemed wrong for a guy as huge as Baldwin to be kicking the shit out of Amy Acker. The ending with all the members of the team raising their hands gave me chills. Can't wait for next week.

  • May 13, 2004, 1:17 a.m. CST

    I must say...

    by Speedstream

    seeing as ANGEL is...well...only the BEST SHOW ON TV...i will seriously be missing it as of next Wed nite at 9pm. And hearing that there may not be any TV movies isnt making this loss any easier. But the rumor of a Spike Spin-off...i think i could deal w/ that. Its a Whedon the Buffy-verse...and im sure ANGEL would gues star...maybe even SMG...IF this ever happened...i think i could be on board w/ that. I guess we'll see what the future holds.*******My personal prediction...about the that Wesly is gunna die...andGunn is gunna live. I know the rumors are the both die...but i think Gunn is gunna live...but am...sadly confident that we will see the last of Wes next week. Not something i am all together thrilled about.*******I am also wondering if this will REALLY end on a cliff hanger...i mean...we are hearing that these TV movies are in talks...but no real progress is being made at all...and it is an "open ended" ending as i am going to assume there will be closure. Who knows...i sure am not sure anymore...but i do know that i cannot wait for next wed!!! later days

  • May 13, 2004, 1:22 a.m. CST

    A friend of mine had Calculus with Hung at Cal...

    by sTalking_Goat

    He said you could literally see the guys 15 minutes come and go... One thing bothered me about Angel tonight. If the Way-to-Young-to-be-a-Senator lady is so connected why does she need Wolfram and Harts help to eliminate an opponenet? Unless the whole was just another tests to see if he really went evil. And isn't Drogyn supposed to be immortal? Kind of pointless being immortal if a broken neck could do you in. Loved Blue's little X-Box speech. Its my sentiments exaclty.

  • May 13, 2004, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Tonight's Ep

    by Virtual Satyr

    was great. Loved seeing some of the bad dudes from this season turning in up in The Circle of the Black Thorn. The thing with the Senator probably was another test. Even though most of us know Conner has gotten his memories back, the old demon dude pretty much confirmed it tonight. I cried at the end of Buffy and I'll cry and the end of Angel. Damn you Whedon for making me care about thse shows so much.

  • May 13, 2004, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Jenny and Kitty

    by IMForeman

    Jenny is dead. Angel killed her. He snapper her neck, and she is gone. Deal with it. Ms. Kitty Fantastico is dead. Dawn killed her. She shot her with a crossbow, and she's gone Deal with it.

  • May 13, 2004, 2:01 a.m. CST

    wesley's gotta be the baddest character on the show

    by YourHero

    the guy's badass, i'll be upset if/when he dies. this is absolutely for sure that he'll get the axe? (or however he gets killed?)

  • May 13, 2004, 2:48 a.m. CST

    I found this episode a bit underwhelming...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    ... :-(

  • May 13, 2004, 3:49 a.m. CST

    season 6

    by lousypunk8

    man, did anyone notice the pretty amazing setup for a season six "Team Angel on the run" kind of thing? that could have been pretty stellar. damn the wb and every worthless teen-sinkhole bs show on it.

  • May 13, 2004, 3:54 a.m. CST

    To me this show has always just been...

    by Happy Harry

    That load of crap, mass produced, horribly written and even worse acted show that comes on after Lana, er...I mean Smallville. If a WB show ain't got Lana in it, I ain't watching it. Tonight's Smallville was excellent, by the way, but of course that piece of literary and cinematic excellence doesn't get it's own talkback. Anyways, back to the dungeon!

  • May 13, 2004, 4:25 a.m. CST

    So you don't like Angel Harry?

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Jesus Christ on a pogostick! Happy Harry doesn't like Angel so much that he read an AICN article about Angel and then wrote a Talk Back about it? Get this, Happy Harry referred to Smallville as "that piece of literary and cinematic excellence." LMFAO, Smallville is the same fucking show every week. They must have a blank script set-up like MadLibs. (Proper Name) gets into trouble when they accidentely stumble onto (Lionel or Lex) Luther's secret (scheme of some sort). Meanwhile Clark has to save (cast member) from a Kryptonite irradiated (young person) who can (magical radiation power) and tries to kill Lana (and possibly someone else). Clark wrestles with telling Lana about his secret when (horribly contrived plot device) convinces him to clam up and just smile real pretty like...... Can't argue with seeing more of Lana, of course now that she's going to Paris I guess there's absolutely NO reason to watch Smallville anymore. So as Angel hits it stride in a big way and get cancelled?!?!?! and Smallville continues down it's predictable path I'm thinking WB is getting erased from my channel list too. nuff said.

  • May 13, 2004, 4:28 a.m. CST

    This season is sheer GENIUS...


    ...and I'm madly in love with it. Can't believe it all ends in one measly week. Absolutely heartbreaking, but they're sure going out in style, and taking no prisoners. What I wouldn't give for a Spike/Faith/Wes spin-off! That would rule the earth. Anyway... fantastic, inspiring episode tonight -- all the way around. (P.S.: Smallville is an abomination.)

  • May 13, 2004, 4:34 a.m. CST

    You people just can't understand all the complexities and charac

    by Happy Harry

    Okay, even I couldn't say that with a straight face. But, come on! Lana's hot, so who cares if it's a crappy soap opera. Try watching it on mute or just that one scene where she strips on the diving board. I "enjoy" that more than the Paris Hilton video for crying out loud. And hey, guys, for Bush!

  • May 13, 2004, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Drogyn's End

    by dbcj71

    Hello, you all pay so close attention to every little plot point, yet you miss the most obvious things! He DIDN'T kill Drogyn at the end...that was so obviously not the same person. Not to mention that Drogyn was lying unconcious next to Illyrias battered body back in WR&H. The "person" killed by Angel looked more like that creep Chief of Staff from ER that got crushed by the helicopter.

  • May 13, 2004, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Blue Meanie?

    by Judge Doom

    Ahe-he-he-he! That was genius!"""""""""""""" And she

  • May 13, 2004, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by Greener44

    Suffice it to say no one here will disagree with what you said. I can't believe I was seeing promos for a 2-hour SEASON finale of Charmed, which is such a piece of shit show, and a 1-hour SERIES finale of Angel. What are these butt munch's at the WB thinking. Every Series finale (worth watching)on the WB has gotten a 2 hour Series finale, why the hell has Angel not gotten one. It blows my mind. Sweriously who at Angel pissed off the network execs so much.

  • Some of the WB new stations ran a story on Angel

  • May 13, 2004, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by Drath

    I was surprised that he was apparently a sacrificial lamb that no one seemed upset about killing during the episode. That idiot Wesley is still looking for someone to blame about Fred's death for Christ's sake, and Angle wanted her death to mean something, but Drogyn was just a means unto an end? That seemed like a misnote, and it's probably a set up for something (I hope). I'm also surprised I haven't seen much of a reaction to it on the net so far. It was definitely him though. He had been mutilated and shaved, but it was pretty damned obvious that it was the same actor (resemblances to Dr. Romano aside). The Black Thorn--which takes me back to Shogun BTW--seemed to know a lot about Drogyn too, so I assume they knew how to overcome his mentioned "immortality." I'll be surprised if he pops up next week saying "oh, I can't die by the way," and the Black Thorn goes "no way!" Maybe there's a different catch. I don't know, but shit, I wish we had a sixth season to see a proper development of Drogyn and the Black Thorn. You just know there were big plans for everything. This season has been so great that it kills me we won't get another one. WB is "fresh" all right. Fresh shit.

  • May 13, 2004, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Ruth Gordon

    by Morbiak

    Nice to see Ruth reprise her role as the warlock named Cyvus Vail who we met in Origin. Looking good Ruthie !!!!

  • May 13, 2004, 1:53 p.m. CST

    One left

    by pants malone

    Last night's Angel was okay. They should have had the reveal at the beginning, because you know the last episode is not going to be Angel vs. Team Angel. Done too many times. Plus it made everyone else look like a bunch of chowderheads.

  • May 13, 2004, 2:09 p.m. CST

    BLOODY HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Toby___Wong

    Ghost Of The Robot was in Amsterdam this Tuesday. James Marsters allowed us to take a picture with him. The photo camera failed us. Bloody hell! After that failure and after seeing this penultimate episode this week it is a bloody hell week for me. First, the picture wasn

  • May 13, 2004, 3:23 p.m. CST


    by superzario

    You guys are taking this immortality thing way too seriously. Angel and spike are immortal... unless you kill them. It's the same with Drogyn. If your bad enough to kill him he dies, if not he will live forever.

  • May 13, 2004, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by Pair a'dice Lost


  • May 13, 2004, 7:49 p.m. CST


    by johnnysac

    At first I was a tad bit disapointed, but then on revieweing I found "Power Play" to be another A+. It actually does connect the events from a lot of the episodes this season, that I thought were simply stand alone (Hole In The World, Time Bomb,The Girl In Question,You're Welcome, and pretty much the whole season except for the crappy WW2 THE MISSION, episode). This show was different from Buffy because it was film noir, or a detective show. It makes perfect sense that it's next to final hour, that it would be a detective show. Obviously Team Angel trying to find out if one of their own has gone bad. I think that this seasn if fantastic, and that Four and Five of Angel are right on par with the best of Buffy Season Six. Anyways, im a retard, and im wondering what everyone's take on the last shot was. Did Hamilton(the new Eve) know what they were up to? Or was it simply showing how closely they are being watched? I figured at first he was tricked, but then in vieweing the significance of the last shot, am wondering if he knew what Team Angel was really up to or not. Anyone got any thoughts? Anyways, Great Sopranos, Great 24, and Great Angel. A pretty stellar week, and hopefully next weeks are all as great. Though The Jets on 24 had me laughing my ass off.

  • May 13, 2004, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Any chance for a ME show on FX, TNT or USA. Shorter eps, darker

    by Big Bad Clone

    Tales of the Slayers: Mosaic, Spike, Slayer Academy, Dawn the Perfectly Normal Teenager, Ripper, Watcher, Serenity, Mutant Enemy Two-In-One or whatever. Really, nine or thirteen episodes on basic cable that produce respectable programming. Fantastic. Esp. on FX with all those Buffy reruns.

  • May 13, 2004, 8:58 p.m. CST

    What I'll be doing during the final Angel...

    by Happy Harry

    Well, since I never watched the show and have no plans to watch the last one, I'll probably spend that hour cleaning myself off from watching Lana for one more time this season on Smallville. What? Am I the only one who watches Smallville naked in a giant tub of red jello pleasuring myself? I doubt it. But seriously, though, vote for Bush!

  • May 13, 2004, 9:30 p.m. CST

    So those crazy monster-killin' Mexican wrestler hermanos are goi

    by Uncle Stan


  • May 14, 2004, 1:06 a.m. CST

    re: happy harry as well as ANGEL...(Spoilers near end)

    by Speedstream

    #1...happy harry...shut the fxxx up and get off of this talk back. This is the last episode to MANY peoples favorite show...and u making your stupid comments only makes you look like an immature piss-ant 13yr old who creams himself over the girl he can never have b/c in real life he is nothing but a pathetic nobody loser. You have commentsto them for someone who really cares you moron. Now that thats out of my system...*******About the well-keeper. My guess is he is dead. Angel at this point is willing to sacrifice anything to take a stab at the senior partners. My guess is he had to sacrifice him to get close enough to truly do what he plans to do and kill them al. He already has an understanding that there is the possibility that they will all die...and i think w/ him being dead now (the well keeper that is...) he has a better understanding of what ANGEL is doing. Thats my theory...he was just another sacrifice to ensure that ANGEL could kill them all.*******Next, I want to apoligize...i was one of those questioning the placement and well...every aspect of last weeks episode essentially...and after having seen last nites episode...i now understand its much so to the point that i wentand rewatched it b4 i rewatched last nites. Though i still think the episode would have been MUCVH more enjoyable b4 the return of Cordy....there is alot of significance in it. I see that now and express my sincere apologies for those i fought w/ over this. Forgive me?*******Lastly, im sad to hear that DB no longer has an interest in such things as the TV movies (as stated in the TV Guide interview which can be founf at {sorry herc} He did say that he would LOVE to do a movie movie if all of the things were right...but as of the moment no interest in a tv movie. This i think further supports my theory of having some clossure at the end of this next episode...and not leaving us w/ a total cliff hanger. I guess only time will tell.*******Lastly...SPOILERS HERE...Hamilton does see thru the ruse...b/c as shown on pictures...we see Hamilton fighting ANGEL in the Wolfram and Hart the point where Hamilton almost stakes him. Here's hoping that ANGEL kicks the CRAP outta that guy...I love the charector...but would love to see him dead as well so I can at least stomach the charector of Jayne as I sit thru Serenity opening nite next summer and not remember how we no longer have ANGEL. Who knows...maybe we'll see an ANGEL movie yet! I'm sure hoping for one!!*******Lastly...for those of us who are in collage this week...ARE FINALS A BITCH OR WHAT??? I'll so glad after Saturday is over (yes i have a final on sat...dont ask me...ask the UW system!!!!) later days

  • May 14, 2004, 10:11 a.m. CST

    mm lana

    by Devz0r

    you know, she can cuddle up to cordy and fred in a hot tub anytime during the final episode if she wants.

  • May 14, 2004, 2:01 p.m. CST

    PAX killed my ANGEL!!!

    by Pair a'dice Lost

    My hell-spawn VCR recorded EARLY EDITION on PAX instead of that some sort of sign? Anyways...someone send me a copy NOW!!! please.

  • May 14, 2004, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Robia LaMorte (Jenny Calendar) said she dissed Joss...

    by JossWorshiper

    At the Cleveland Slayer convention, Jenny Calendar said she did not like playing the part of "The First" when she was brought back that final time and was clear to Joss that she didn't want to do it again. Like he's going to beg her has-been arse to be on his much-too-good-for-her-holy-Christian-self show. So, don't expect her next week either Herc.

  • May 15, 2004, 4:15 p.m. CST

    re: jossworshipper

    by Speedstream

    Its not cool to rip on her for her person belief's getting in the way of her acting. The woman works in a profession where she isnt gunna get many GOOD jobs b/c of those morals. But at least she stands up for them. That puts her on the line. She lives what she believes. And then when she takes jobs and acts the charectors she does...she doesnt compromise what she believes to make a buck. In my mind that makes up the charector of a person far more than anything else. And that kind of true charector was in the part or "person" of Jenny Calendor. Ms. LaMorte can at least be honest when she says she put herself into her charector on screen. I mean would Jenny Calendor have been the same charector or had the same impact had Robia LaMorte not not compromised what she believed. I HIGHLY doubt it. The chaector of a person helps make up what they put into a charector. So just be careful making rash judgments about what some one believes. She's not holy-er than thou, just sincere and honest. later days

  • May 16, 2004, 2:18 p.m. CST

    shedding tears

    by DrLektor

    I like Angel, Angel makes me smile, now Angel finishing, makes me sad, so very sad, DVD's fun but new epsiodes always hit the spot, so sad.

  • May 16, 2004, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Blue Meanie reference

    by Tropazoid

    I think the Blue Meanie reference might have been a shot at the guy who wrote that fake Angel spoiler thing last year. He just directed a movie which starred pro wrestler Brian Heffron (who is known as The Blue Meanie) and is supposedly doing a TV pilot for a show about warring angels that sounds suspiciously like a Joss Whedon knockoff. There's an article in The Texas Lawyer newspaper that's online at

  • May 16, 2004, 8:58 p.m. CST


    by BladetheOriginal

    Boreanaz does not sound the least bit interested in returning to his Angel character (or maybe that's bitterness.) Gellar has had a full schedule (and am I the only one who thinks Whedon & Boreanaz are mad at her for being too busy for the show?) The only one who seems interested in returning to character is Marsters and maybe Brendon. I heard no new Buffyverse related media until at least 2005 and that sounds overly optimistic. I am getting the strong sense that the series finale of Angel will be the end of the Buffyverse on TV or movies. I hope I am wrong.

  • Nov. 17, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    a bit late i know

    by jmc8y

    but i was actually right about this. from wikipedia, but there are other sources: It is a commonly held but mistaken belief that the producers sought Sarah Michelle Gellar for this episode. Another actress played Buffy Summers in a faraway shot of her dancing with The Immortal in a nightclub. In fact, the intention of this episode was always that neither Buffy nor the Immortal would be clearly seen. Gellar was actually sought for the penultimate episode "Power Play", but proved unavailable because she was busy finishing the filming of The Grudge. Writer David Fury explains this in an interview with Mike Jozic: “ JOZIC: But wasn't there talk of [Sarah Michelle Gellar] being in "The Girl in Question"? FURY: There was very, very little talk about that. No, she was never going to be in that. The missed opportunity to see Buffy was always going to be the joke of that. It's the tease of, they're going to see Buffy, and they can't quite get to her. It's sort of the After Hours kind of craziness where it's like, I can't get to her, I can't see her, and that was always pretty much decided. The person we expected to get and didn't get was Michelle Trachtenberg. We had expected to get her for that episode but she was tied up prepping a movie, I believe, and wasn't able to do it, which is why we brought Andrew back again. But, Sarah, no. We never expected Sarah to be in that episode. We did think she might be in the second last episode, "Power Play", just like Angel appeared in the second last episode of Buffy's finale. We thought we'd do that but wound up not.[3]