Angel

Season 2 Episode 19

Belonging

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 01, 2001 on The WB
8.7
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When a bloodthirsty demon emerges from a magickal portal on the stage in Caritas, the Host (whose name, we learn, is Krevlornswath or "Lorne" for short) asks Angel and the gang to find it and destroy it before it cuts a bloody swath through Los Angeles. When they discover that the beast is from the Host's home dimension, he is reluctantly pressed into service, but the answer to their problem may come from yet another portal...moreless

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  • First taste of Pylea

    6.0
    BELONGING



    The Good;

    Very clever opening with the mirror in the resteraunt. The scene with Angel on the false beach is also great and all the stuff between Lorne (aka Krevlorneswath of the Deathwok clan) and his cousin "Again ,NOT a coward!"



    The Bad;

    Awful to see Cordy humiliated by the director, CC a veteran of loads of commercials in real life, I wonder if this was an experience she had? As Angel says, I thought demon violence was impossible in Caritas.



    Best line:

    Rondell "We been waiting on you for months, bro"



    Jeez, how did they get away with that?

    The poor guys whom the Drakken eats



    Apocalypses: 5



    Angel Cliches

    Damsel in distress; the girl the Drakken takes as food 19



    In disguise; 8



    DB get's his shirt off; 12



    Cordy's tattoo; 6, they actually go to great lengths not to show it during the commercial shoot.



    Cheap Angel; 7

    Treats the gang to a fancy dinner but insists on getting his money's worth. Says he's not cheap just old.



    Fang Gang in bondage:

    Cordy: 5

    Angel: 9

    Wes: 4

    Gunn; 1



    Fang gang knocked out:

    Cordy: 10

    Angel: 12

    Wes: 5

    Doyle; 1

    Gunn; 1

    Lorne; 1



    Kills: Wes kills the Haclaar, Angel kills the Drakken

    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1 demons

    Angel; 26 vamps, 33 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans

    Doyle; 1 vamp

    Wes; 3 demons

    Kate; 3 vamps

    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.

    Gunn; 7 vamps+ 2 demons.



    Fang Gang go evil:

    Cordy: 2

    Angel: 2



    Alternate Fang Gang:

    Cordy: 2

    Angel: 6



    Characters killed: 2 guys by the Drakken

    37



    Recurring characters killed; Gunn's friend George

    6;



    Total number of Angel Investigations:

    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn



    Angel Investigations shot:

    Angel: 11

    Wes; 1



    Packing heat; Gunn suggests using a flamethrower against the demon, we've seen a member of his gang use one in War Zone

    Wes; 3

    Doyle; 1

    Angel; 1



    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:

    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast

    Angel: 2; Buffy and Darla

    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde



    Kinky dinky:

    Angel remembers when you could get a tavern wench for a few bob (presumably when he was Liam the drunken whoring layabout rather than Angelus). Needless to say Cordy looks incredible in her seashell bikini as indeed does her gorgeous blonde co-star who seems quite smitten with Angel and very taken aback that he doesn't notice her considerable charms on display. When Angel relates the description of Cordy's bikini to Gunn and Wes they seem very interested (still think of CC sexually?). And check out Angel fondling his axe as he tells them. Apparently Haclaar beasts feed and mate at the same time.



    Captain Subtext;

    Cordy describes Fred as pretty. Lorne says he used to chat up the senoritas at the bar when the other Pylean men were out hunting once again painting him as bi.



    Know the face, different character; 2



    Parking garages;

    5,



    Buffy characters on Angel; 16

    Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, Master, Anne, Willow and Harmony



    Questions and observations;

    Wes phones home, when we see his dad in 'Lineage' we understand this conversation better. Lorne performs an excellent version of Stevie Wonders 'Superstition', Andy Hallet's second best song on the show in my opinion. Fred for the first time. Love the way the librarian rationalises Lorne's appearance. He refers to Harry Potter, I don't know if it's deliberate but Wes the sorcerer has a little zigzag scar on his forehead throughout the ep.

    Marks out of 10; 6/10 ok ep but not brilliant, promises much to come

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  • Belonging

    10
    Belonging was a really great episode of Angel and I really enjoyed watching because we learned more about the Host, or Lorne. This episode introduces us to his cousin Landoc. We also learn of a girl named Fred who may have disappeared into one of the portals that brought a vicious demon to the Host's bar. I really enjoyed watching this episode as Angel trys to find his new place with the gang, as Wesley is now in charge. I think this episode had a great surprise ending and I can't wait to find out what will happen in the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • Landokmar of the Deathwok Clan arrives in L.A.

    8.7
    Belonging is a solid, fun episode that has good character interaction and dialogue but a somewhat uninteresting plot that moved slowly. This episode is basically just setting up the 3 episode Pylea arc and as such isn't as interesting or fun as the next 3 excellent episodes are. The story of Landok arriving in L.A. and hunting the Drokken demon was so-so. It has the demon of the week feel which is never good but probably a better demon than some of the things Angel comes up with. The Gunn gang scenes were just.. pointless really. Nothing ever comes of Gunn's guilt, so why include it? Thank God there are only 2 more of these gang episodes left of the series- they're tiresome and completely annoying. The moral of the episode however is to with belonging somewhere. No one truly belongs in L.A. , it's just sort of a place you end up in. Angel felt he didn't belong with his friends. Cordelia felt she didn't belong with her acting career and decides to give it up here. Wesley felt he didn't belong with his father- shown by the phonecall. Landok didn't belong in our dimension. Gunn didn't belong with his gang. At the end of the episode, Cordelia disappears into Pylea where she didn't belong. It's a not so subtle message and one that wasn't necessary either, it felt sort of shoved in to the episode.



    The dialogue in this episode makes up for the somewhat average plot and Lorne is definitely the highlight of the episode- he had some great lines and lifted the mood. Angel was quite funny in this episode and definitely more light hearted than I've ever seen, which is good. Cordelia is excellent as always- can she ever be annoying? The short answer is no. I like that this episode sets up the Pylean arc though. Season 2's first arc, the Darla one, was outstanding but almost too dark at times, it was depressing at times to watch. However, the Pylea arc is pure fun and you can tell they had an excellent time with it. Belonging is a good episode, though somewhat uninteresting at times. It is needed to set up the next 3 episodes however and shouldn't be missed.moreless
  • I am Landok of the Deathwok Clan

    9.4
    I love to see the development in Lorne's character and the bad relationship between him and his brother. Landok is such the polar opposite of his brother who is the demon that we love for all his musical talent and style. The trail of bodies that are left behind are a nice plot line that brings Landok and Angel together as two warriors that have mutual respect for each other. The search that begins for the missing girl who turns out to be Fred starts the end of the season which is really good story line. All in all a really good installment.moreless
  • Revenge of The Deathwok Clan!

    7.9
    Belonging-When a bloodthirsty demon emerges from a magickal portal on the stage in Caritas, the Host (whose name, we learn, is Krevlornswath or "Lorne" for short) asks Angel and the gang to find it and destroy it before it cuts a bloody swath through Los Angeles. When they discover that the beast is from the Host's home dimension, he is reluctantly pressed into service, but the answer to their problem may come from yet another portal...



    The season starts to come to a close as we embark on the Pylea arc which runs for last 4 episodes of the season. Here, we are introduced to Lorne's cousin, Landornswath of the Deathwok Clan from Lorne's home dimension, who reveals Lorne's real name and some of his past. It's hilarious hearing about Lorne's mother and how she depises him for lieaving. The escape demon plot was average though, though brings some brutal flesh eating scenes which is always a plus for TV. We also get a small glimpse of Fred in this episode who will also be an important member of the Fang Gang but her appearance is very vague and left to be explain next 3 episodes. The subplot with Gunn's gang is decent and kinda sad that he couldn't save his friend who we have seen before. This episode also has some nice special effects and lighting with the portals. We end with a cliffhanger as Cordelia is accidentally sent to Pylea with Lorne's cousin...uhh ohh. All and All, a good start to the elaborate Pylea arc.moreless
Jarrod Crawford

Jarrod Crawford

Rondell

Guest Star

Darris Love

Darris Love

George

Guest Star

Brody Hutzler

Brody Hutzler

Landok

Guest Star

Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett

Caritas Host

Recurring Role

Amy Acker

Amy Acker

Winifred "Fred" Burkle

Recurring Role

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