ANGEL 2.20 FAQ
What’s it called?
“Over the Rainbow.”
Teleplay is credited to Mere Smith, who also authored “Redefinition” and “Blood Money,” the first two episodes to deal with Angel after he fired his staff. (“Redefinition” was a series high point; it saw Angel set Darla and Dru afire!)
What does TV Guide say?
“After being inadvertently sucked into a dimensional portal, Cordelia finds herself stuck in the Host's home world, Pylea, a place where human beings aren't exactly treated as such. While Cordy (Charisma Carpenter) struggles to endure the hardships of otherworldly existence - which include being treated as a slave and referred to as ‘cow’ - Angel, Wesley, the Host and Gunn work on how to get her back. They decide that the only acceptable (but nonetheless risky) plan is to go to Pylea themselves. Of course, the only way to get there is to first locate another functional portal. And the Host (Andy Hallett) is none too excited about the idea of a homecoming.”
The big news?
It looks like the season finale of “Buffy” will be only one hour long. After tonight, there are two more new installments of “Angel”: “Through the Looking Glass” (2.21) and “There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb” (2.22).
Why do you think “Angel” is going to UPN next fall?
The gang follows Cordy into Pylea through a portal they find on the Paramount lot. (You think I might be kidding, don’t you?)
The Pyleans think Cordy’s a cow?
Does anyone try to milk her?
Not this week.
TV Guide says next week Cordy is the Princess of Pylea. How does she go from “cow” to royalty?
She carries “the curse of the sight.”
Can Angel survive Pylean sunlight (as suggested in the promos)?
He could get a tan in Pylea.
Was there something about this episode that reminded you of “Evil Dead II?”
As the promos suggest, the gang enters Pylea with transportation.
Do we get to see Angel & Co. wreak “Army of Darkness”-like automotive mayhem?
Not this week. But it looks like they’re going to be stuck in Pylea at least two more episodes.
When do Cordy’s coworkers join her?
About halfway in.
Is Krevlornswath’s dimension as hellish as described?
For a “demon dimension,” the place is downright pastoral! Barns, castles, open-air markets. It’s maybe one jester away from a renaissance fair.
What’s the downside?
Human slaves in Pylea wear collars that work a lot like the ones Kirk and Chekov wore in the “Gamesters of Triskelion.”
Do the locals use quatloos to bid for Cordy?
No. She’s traded for a pig.
Does everyone there look like Krevlornswath?
Not all. There are a few different kinds of demons. But Krevlornswath’s race seems to be running the show.
Many will be happy to see the show try something so different.
What’s not so good?
You can see almost all of the episode’s gags coming up 5th Avenue.
What’s TV Guide not telling us?
Krevlornswath has a really hot psychic friend who knows where to find really hot psychic spots. (She calls him “Lorne,” so one guesses his name wasn’t that big a secret after all.)
Any signs of Dru or Darla?
Any sign of Wolfram & Hart?
Yes! Before the gang departs, two W&H lawyers (ones we haven’t seen before) turn up to inform Angel the firm is contemplating buying Angel’s hotel after his lease expires in six months.
And that’s all we find out about W&H’s plans before Angel has to head off to rescue the Cordster.
Herc’s rating for “Angel” 2.20?
The Hercules T. Strong Rating System:
**** better than most motion pictures
*** actually worth your valuable time
** as horrible as most stuff on TV
* makes you quietly pray for bulletins