‘The Bachelor Party’ is the first Doyle-centric episode, the episode any Doyle fan was waiting for.
Doyle is a character that anyone loved at first sight, an episode about him should and could have been better. But still, it wasn’t bad, not at all.
In this episode Cordy finally begins to figure out that there is more about Doyle than meets the eye. She finds out after going out on a date with a guy and realised that he’s too boring for her and now she wants a guy to be more than just rich and pretty. On her way home a vampire is waiting to kill Doyle but attacks her instead, her boytoy flees away like a coward but Doyle comes in the rescue and kills the vampire and saves her and the first thing he asks her is ‘You Ok’?
Cordelia is completely fascinated by that and tells it to Angel, but now she realised that she may have to kill herself for it. But then she decides to asks Doyle out anyway. Then walks a woman into the office, her name is Harry and Doyle introduced her to Cordy as his wife.
I really adored Cordy’s reactions to everything. Angel didn’t really mind Doyle being married and when Harry ‘s new husband walks in Angel takes Cordy out of the room. Harry wants Doyle to sign the divorce papers.
I felt bad for Doyle but it was great to learn more about him. His insecurities with being a half demon which drove him and Harry apart. Doyle makes Angel spy on the guy and finds out that Harry’s new husband is a demon but his kind is ‘peaceful’, yea right. So anyway, Harry says that the reason she left Doyle was because he changed after he found out he was a demon and it became impossible to live with him. So she left because of the human and not the demon.
Both Doyle and Cordy are invited to the bachelor party’s, Doyle takes Angel to Richard’s but the cousins don’t seem to like Angel and when Angel discovers what they are up to they knock him out and throw him out of a window.
The problem with this episode was the bachelor party, the stripper was just a bad addition to the episode and so were those terribly irritating demons. Then Doyle gives away his blessing and is put into a box, Richard is going to cannibalise his brain which will make his marriage with Harry turn out for the best.
Meanwhile Harry and Cordelia know what is going to happen and they leave for the party. When Harry sees everything she asks Richard and explanation but he can’t marry unless he eats Doyle so she gives him back the ring and walks away.
The best thing about this episode was Doyle and ofcourse Cordy beating him when thinking he was one of the bad guys. But the party really brings down an episode that could have been much better.
The other storyline is Doyle finally seeing a picture of Buffy, at the end of the episode he has a vision of her in trouble which goes on in ‘Pangs’.