Angel

Season 2 Episode 12

Blood Money

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 23, 2001 on The WB
8.2
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Angel threatens to expose Wolfram & Hart's criminal activities when he discovers that they are stealing large contributions that were made to a teen shelter -- but an old adversary has other plans.

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  • Charity WR&H style

    6.0
    BLOOD MONEY



    The Good;

    Anne's back, wonderful the way minor characters from old eps can now assume major roles in the Buffyverse. A nice pastiche of the cynicism of major corporations.



    The Bad;

    Couldn't they have got some real TV stars to do that benefit?



    Best line:

    Lindsey "Boo hoo Lilah, let me wipe away the tears with my plastic hand!"



    Jeez, how did they get away with that?

    Anne refer to a 14 year old prositute lying in her own blood after a rough trick, uuggghhhh! (real life always more horrific than supernatural evil)



    Apocalypses: 4



    Angel Cliches

    Damsel in distress; 17



    In disguise; 7



    DB get's his shirt off; 11



    Cordy's tattoo;3



    Cheap Angel; he owes Merle money

    6



    Fang Gang in bondage:

    Cordy: 5

    Angel: 8

    Wes: 3



    Fang gang knocked out:

    Cordy: 10

    Angel: 12

    Wes: 5

    Doyle; 1

    Gunn; 1



    Kills: Half a demon for Wes and Gunn

    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1 demons

    Angel; 22 vamps, 31 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans

    Doyle; 1 vamp

    Wes; 1 demon

    Kate; 3 vamps

    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.

    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 2 and half demons.



    Fang Gang go evil:

    Cordy: 2

    Angel: 2



    Alternate Fang Gang:

    Cordy: 2

    Angel: 6



    Characters killed:

    30



    Recurring characters killed; Holland the scumbag appears again, I bet he's looking up rather than down and could use some ice about now

    4;



    Total number of Angel Investigations: 3 or 1?

    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn



    Angel Investigations shot:

    Angel: 10



    Packing heat;

    Wes; 2

    Doyle; 1

    Angel; 1



    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:

    Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast

    Angel: 1;Buffy

    Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde



    Kinky dinky:

    Kennell's school for girls, why is it that the buildings supernatural evil always seems to be drawn to are filled with teenage schoolgirls? (The Craft, Suspira, Carrie and countless trashier efforts, Satan's School for Girls, 5 Girls anyone?) Or did I just answer my own question? It's implied that Angel enjoys dressing up in Cordy's clothes. Angel says he is hitching a ride in Lilah's back seat, probably literally but the way he says it hints at innuendo.



    Captain Subtext;

    The 'Life Lessons' actress is asked why they made her character gay, an obvious nod to Willow on Buffy



    Know the face, different character; Anne/Lily/Chantrelle but still the same girl

    2



    Parking garages; yep, Angel attacks Lilah in hers

    6,



    Guantanamo Bay;

    More Merle bashing, you genuinely start to feel sorry for him.



    Buffy characters on Angel; 14

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



    Questions and observations;

    Angel criticises Merle's beanbags, surely he had some during the Manilow years. We're told that Angel was in Mexico in the 20s and fought Boon over a girl, love to see that in the comics some time. Love his built-in knuckledusters. So why doesn't Anne recognise Angel when she was introduced to him in the Buffy ep Lie to Me? Interesting to see Wes as Bond, he would have been great in the Roger Moore style. Presumably Angel beats Boon for the money.

    Marks out of 10; 6/10 standalone ep, some nice stuff with Anne and Boon and some nice humour with Lindsey and Lilah.

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  • Blood Money

    10
    Blood Money was a perfect, classic and very entertaining episode of Angel. I really enjoyed watching this episode because we got to see Angel on his own quest while the rest of the gang decide to start new on their own. The episode was full of action, drama, intrigue, and humor. We were introduced to Nathan Reed, the new Boss for Lindsey and Lila. We also got to see a familiar face, Anne who runs a teen shelter. I liked the fact that she crossed over from Buffy, who more or less gave her the name Anne. This helps tie both series together into one seriesverse. I thought the way things played out were brilliant, though I would have liked a flash back to when Angel originally came across Boone. This episode also had character growth for all of the characters. I can't wait to see what happens next!!!!!!!moreless
  • Angel continued his campaign againt of Wolfram and Hart.

    8.5
    After 3 outstanding episodes in a row (The Trial, Reunion, Redefinition), Angel was bound to take a dip in the quality of the show. Whilst being a solid episode, Blood Money wasn't great. It advanced the Angel vs W&H arc slightly but aside from this, was pretty much a pointless filler and quite unremarkable.



    The main storyline of Angel trying to humiliate Lilah and Lindsey was quite stupid to be honest. Last episode he sent out a message to Darla and Dru by setting them on fire- this week he sends a message to Lilah and Lindsey by embarassing them in front of hundreds. It was all a bit unbelievable- we seen how dark he went last episode and this was a bit of a comedown. The Boone side plot was annoying too- completely unrelated to anything and a needless distraction. He wasn't particularly menacing and was very Demon of the Week- again the writers use another demon when using a vampire would have made for better viewing. Boone was boring and his whole honour thing was cliched. His story was just thrust in amidst everything that was going on and brought the episode down. The small scenes with Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn were interesting- it was nice to see them moving on and beginning to start their own agency after Angel fired him. Gunn and Wesley bonded in this episode- previously they had fought for Angel's primary sidekick but now he's out of the picture, the rivalry between them has faded. Cordelia's new hair makes her look more mature, in keeping with her recent increased responsobility and growing up.



    Anne made a welcome return. Whilst she was never a big part in Buffy (she only appeared in two episodes), it's always nice to see a familiar, long forgotten face, it makes the entire universe seem more realistic when characters cross over. She's very different from the frightened, homeless girl she was on BtVS- she seemed confident and caring, and the homeless shelter she's running is a big step up from where we last saw her- busting tables at a diner. She also kept Buffy's middle name, telling us she doesn't want to be someone different- she wants to be Anne.



    Blood Money was a solid episode yet after the excellence of previous weeks, falls slightly flat. It advances the W&H slightly and shows everyone moving on from the events of Redefinition but aside from this, is a pretty average filler.moreless
  • Angel goes out of his way to humiliate Wolfram & Hart.

    7.0
    The return of "Anne". You might remember her from two previously so-so episodes of 'Buffy'. While before not being able to tie her shoes without someone's help, Anne is now a reformed woman who lives her life honorably by running a shelter for troubled kids in L.A. Angel takes an active interest after discovering Wolfram & Hart is overseeing the shelter and holding a "charity" event to raise money for it.



    I rolled my eyes at first because this is the furthest departure from the Darla storyline so far, and let's face it, the Darla storyline is excellent. This episode had "filler" splattered all over it. But, after a few commercial breaks I was hooked.



    HIGHLIGHTS: Angel meeting an old foe who just wants to beat Angel up to wrap up unfinished business... The video footage splashed up on the screen at the charity event of Cordelia acting and Wes dancing... The Angel-planned doublecross... Wes, Cordy and Gunn singing Queen's "We Are The Champions" at Lorne's karaoke bar.moreless
  • Angel meets Anne.

    9.0
    Angel's actions in this episode are a little questionable to say the least. Now, I'm not a fan of the words 'Filler episode' but this really is filler, nothing really happened. The story was enjoyable and Anne is introduces so she can come back later, but Angel just plays a game and he doesn't do it very well. My tow favorite parts of this episode are the dynamics between Wes, Gunn and Cordy and Boone. Gunn and Wes playing Risk was hilarious and the two headed dragon bit is great. The video at the charity ball was funny too and the actors commentary was funny. Boone and his honor were hilarious and I like the demons who have morality.moreless
Julia Lee

Julia Lee

Anne Steele

Guest Star

Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston

Boone

Guest Star

Jeffrey Patrick Dean

Jeffrey Patrick Dean

Dwight

Guest Star

Matthew James

Matthew James

Merl

Recurring Role

Stephanie Romanov

Stephanie Romanov

Lilah Morgan

Recurring Role

Christian Kane

Christian Kane

Lindsey McDonald

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Angel: I have to talk to you.
      Anne: Oh boy, You're not... stalking me, are you?
      Angel: Actually, I am.

    • Boone: You Merl?
      Merl: Uh, Merl? Um, Merl who? Uh, the name's Ed, uh... Silverman.

    • Cordelia: Fun as it is having you guys over day and night, it's getting kind of late.
      Wesley: It's only 7:30.
      Cordelia: Really? Oh, in that case... get out!

    • Gunn: Our new agency.
      Wesley: Wyndam-Pryce Agency.
      Cordy and Gunn: The what?
      Wesley: You don't like it? - It's classy.
      Cordy: It's stuffy. The Chase Agency! That has the right ring.
      Wesley: Why?
      Cordy: Because it's my name.
      Gunn: Uh, Wes, Ms. Chase, alright, there is only one player here with a name that strikes dread in the demon heart. (points at himself)
      Cordy: Gunn?
      Gunn: Uh-huh.
      Cordy: Oh, yeah, that is so original. (starts to dance and sing) I got a gun and my name is Gunn...
      Wesley: Wyndam-Pryce says everything you need to know...
      Cordy and Gunn: Shut up!

    • Wesley: (about the dragon) It's the biggest thing you've ever seen.
      Gunn: And me and English here are just getting stomped, just ducking flames.
      Wesley: It hurls me into the outflow drain...
      Gunn: And then you come crawling back, stinking, screaming curses. The mouth on this boy!
      Wesley: And Gunn hits him form behind, yelling "look at us when we kill you!" and both its heads turn...
      Gunn: Then "shronk!" Wes buries his axe in the head number one.
      Wesley: And Gunn is running him through, pulling out intestines the size of your leg!
      Gunn: We turned him inside out!
      (Wes and Gunn laugh and high five)
      Cordy: You weren't scared?
      Wesley: Oh, mother in heaven.
      Gunn: Pants wetting, praising the lord to save me kind of scared. All right?
      Cordy: But you did it.
      Gunn: No. We did it. All of us.

    • Anne: (about Angel's donation) Now let's see. What have you got? (pulls out a flowered blouse) Well, that's - not what I expected. What's the matter, it doesn't fit you anymore?
      Angel: Cuts me across the bust. A friend... left her clothes at my place. I won't be seeing her anytime soon, so I figured...
      Anne: Ex-girlfriend?
      Angel: God, no.

    • Wesley: Right, I'll tell you the first thing we're scrapping: These stupid calling cards.
      Cordelia: They are not stupid. I designed them. That's an angel.
      Wesley: The universal symbol of the one thing we don't have.
      Gunn: That's an angel? Looks like a lobster with a growth or... We'll make our own logo.
      Wesley: Yes, something sleek, but edgy.
      Gunn: Something that says: "You need help, we're there".
      Wesley: Exactly. "Danger is our business. We'll catch you when you fall". (Cordelia has a vision and falls down but no one notices)
      Gunn: Yeah, I like that.
      Cordelia: Guys...

    • Woman: Serena, I have to know. This thing with making your character gay, is that like... all about ratings? Because I don't get it.

    • Anne: (about the money) What's this?
      Angel: Blood.
      Anne: It'll wash.

    • Lilah: We've heard you do favors for Angel. We'd like to know what those favors are.
      Merl: Hey, I don't go sellin' out my pals. (pause) How much you gonna pay?

    • Merl: Hey, what about my hundred bucks?
      Angel: You know what, I'll owe ya. Just make sure you use it for some new furniture.
      (looks around)
      Angel: Beanbag chairs? Merl.

    • Gunn: So it's big.
      Wesley: Big.
      Gunn: And fire breathing.
      Wesley: Breathing.
      Gunn: Big, two-headed, fire-breathing...
      Wesley: I think we all have the picture, Gunn. It's not a teddy bear and it probably shouldn't be attending the Kenyard School for Girls.
      Gunn: You know, right about now I wouldn't mind...
      Wesley: Don't say it! We don't have him and it's not going to do any good wishing we did!
      Gunn: I was gonna say some dynamite.

    • Angel: What did Lindsey say about me?
      Anne: That you were a bad man.
      Angel: Bad man.
      Anne: A psychotic vampire who cut of his hand, harassed his firm and is borderline schizophrenic. - I was giving you the short version.
      Angel: Do you believe that?
      Anne: Well, I'd say for sure you're a vampire. Human being would be in the hospital, the beating you took.
      Angel: And that doesn't frighten you.
      Anne: A few years ago it would have been a big turn on. I thought vampires were the coolest.
      Angel: What happened?
      Anne: I met one.
      Angel: You're not afraid of me.
      Anne: Well, I've seen worse things since. A fourteen-year-old girl sitting in her own blood after a rough trick and dozens of people just walking right by, so no, vampires, demons, even lawyers pretty much don't impress me.

    • Lindsey: Angel is an obstacle to everything that we do. Give me one good reason why we can't just kill him!
      Nathan: Because Angel - is a major player.
      Lilah: In business?
      Nathan: In the apocalypse.
      Lilah: Oh. That.

    • (playing Risk)
      Gunn: And now I rule Europe, Australia and South America.
      Wesley: I've still got Kamchatka.
      Gunn: Three-fifths of the world covered in water, the rest covered in me. Who's your ruler, baby? What's my name? Come on English, say it, dog.

    • Angel: You screw with me, and you screw with me... and you screw with me. And now, I get to screw with you. (laughs) It's gonna be great!
      Lilah: Angel, please--
      Angel: No. No, no, no, the begging -- that comes later.

    • Anne: Hey, guy I ran over.
      Angel: Hey, girl who ran over me.

    • Lilah: So, what if this guy's actually as good as he says and actually kills Angel?
      Lindsey: Boo hoo, let me wipe away the tears with my plastic hand.

    • Merl: What do you want, man? I ain't inviting you in.
      (Angel walks in)
      Angel: Demon lairs. No invitation necessary.
      Merl: Yeah, but it's polite.
      Angel: You avoiding me Merl? I asked you for a favor and you're avoiding me. That's impolite.
      Merl: Well, nearly drowning me and leaving me hanging in a sewer ain't exactly Emily Post either.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Music:
      When Angel visits the shelter -- "Legion" by Junkie XL

      At the charity benefit -- "Let 'Er Rip" by The Dixie Chicks

    • During the original airing of this episode, they showed a "Got Milk?" ad featuring David Boreanaz. Coincidentally, Cordelia made references to the "Got Milk?" campaign in this episode.

    • Anne appears to have had the very large and obvious half-heart tattoo we saw in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Anne" (3x01) removed from her arm.

    • Anne and Angel have met before, but neither recognizes the other. Anne did recognize Buffy, however, when they met again in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Anne" (3x01).

    • Julia Lee (Anne) was also on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the episodes "Lie to Me" (2x07) -- as Chanterelle -- and "Anne" (3x01) -- as Lily. She took the name "Anne" at the end of that episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Board Game
      Risk is a popular world conquest board game where opponents wage war with dice and miniature 18th century figurines. The game has amused would-be dictators for decades, and has spawned many knock-offs.

    • Merl: Well, nearly drowning me and leaving me hanging in a sewer ain't exactly Emily Post either.
      Emily Post (1873-1960) was a wealthy author that wrote a series of books on proper etiquette and good manners.

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