Angel Rewatch – Podcast for 5.20 “The Girl In Question”

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Here is the podcast covering episode twenty of season five “The Girl in Question”

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Next, we will be covering episode twenty-one of season five, “Power Play” where the gang gets worried about Angel’s loyalties.

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3 responses to “Angel Rewatch – Podcast for 5.20 “The Girl In Question””

  1. Cathleen says :

    Power Play – A setup episode that was very rushed but considering the show only had two episodes notice to its impending cancellation I feel like I can cut it some slack. Except for Nina. She just annoys me in this episode. I guess we never spent much time with her to get to know her but suddenly she’s all over Angel, weirdly happy she couldn’t give him a moment of perfect happiness, jealous of Buffy and wanting him to run away with her. And if we were meant to truly believe Angel had turned into Angelus and it wasn’t Angel who killed Drogyn then the show needed to try harder. I am glad that Angel sent Nina away. I love Spike’s conversation with Illyria about her looking like Fred being a devastating power. I do like Angel’s supposed downward spiral to the dark side, declaring he will help the Senator with her horrid plan. The show has been making us question some of his decisions for a few episodes now and watching the gang try to work out what’s going on with him is pretty tough when they’ve trusted him for so many years. I love the way it’s been set up through the episode to tie all these pieces together from the entire season as to why Angel could’ve turned away from his redemption. Bringing back the idea of Cordy helping Angel forward with a vision was a nice ode to her character in this final fight. Bringing back all the demons from throughout the season and making them all part of this great big ‘secret society’ is a great touch even though I felt it was a tad obvious there was a reason as to why so many didn’t die during the season. Though really? Lindsey? Had to be the one to put all the pieces together for the gang? I guess Wes couldn’t just stumble upon the Black Thorn in one of his books. Oh wait he kinda did but it was just the logo.
    The highlight of this episode is the last 5 mins where Angel explains his plan to the gang and they all willingly volunteer to go down fighting. As much as this episode really rushed its way to get here and made the gang question if Angel had gotten Fred killed on purpose this scene portrays what this show stands for.

  2. Joseph says :

    Power Play: It was kind of exciting and dramatic, and Hamilton is set up as a pretty good antagonist for the final episode, and I like Angel playing racquetball with that devil guy, and I’ll even let Angel have a magic gem that lets him explain his plans, but I’m still basically unhappy.

    Angel’s plan is dumb.

    First up, Drogyn is dead because of Angel. If Angel hadn’t decided “to make Fred’s death mean something” and sent the fake assassin, Drogyn would still be alive today, and instead Angel had to eat him. Does Angel feel bad about that? Apparently not, because his tough-talk speech to the gang didn’t reveal an ounce of regret.

    Second, Angel frankly says they can’t make much of a difference to the Senior Partners’ overall plans. So why should they all go on a suicide mission. If nothing matters except what we do, then why don’t they spend some time saving people and being nice and generally contributing to the good of the world. It’s POSSIBLE that Angel’s plan is the greatest net good the gang can do, but if so, he doesn’t really say so. It sounds more like spite for being manipulated and for Fred’s death.

    If the end of this show is really “a bunch of guys tried to do go and redeem themselves, but then it was harder than they thought, so they said ‘fuck it’ and went on a suicide mission rather than continuing to fight”, that’s pretty dark, but the show seems to expect us to buy into Angel’s characterization that killing yourself to briefly inconvenience the Senior Partners is noble and existential and something.

    Lastly, if Angel was planning a suicide mission, he sure didn’t show it last episode.

    • Joseph says :

      PS – I guess it adds a certain poignancy to The Girl in Question if Angel wanted to see Buffy so badly because he wasn’t expecting to live much longer, and he never got to.

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