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Angel

Season 2 Episode 17

Disharmony

3
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 17, 2001 on The WB
8.7
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Angel Investigations may be together again, but is the family ready to add a new sister? While the crew tracks down a cult of vampires with a very odd M.O., Cordelia gets a surprise visit from her old high-school buddy -- the now vampiric Harmony.

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  • A friend from Sunnydale

    8.0


    DISHARMONY



    The Good;

    Wes and co take delight in humiliating Angel and it is funny as hell. All the Harmony stuff is excellent.



    The Bad;

    Understandably a lightweight ep, Cordy pretty much in denial throughout, she needs a friend and wants to believe she can trust Harmony. Harmony says that there are over 100 vamps in the theatre but they seem to almost all flee at the sight of the 5 strong AI team?



    Best line:

    Gunn "I say nuh and uh"



    Jeez, how did they get away with that?

    The all you can eat vamp buffet



    Apocalypses: 5



    Angel Cliches

    Damsel in distress; 18



    In disguise; 8



    DB get's his shirt off; 12



    Cordy's tattoo; yep, definitely as CC stands up.

    5



    Cheap Angel;

    6



    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: 4 vamps for Angel, 2 for Gunn

    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1 demons

    Angel; 26 vamps, 32 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans

    Doyle; 1 vamp

    Wes; 2 demon

    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:

    35



    Recurring characters killed;

    5;



    Total number of Angel Investigations:

    4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn



    Angel Investigations shot:

    Angel: 10

    Wes; 1



    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:

    Harmony is so cute in her babydoll nightie. Her ode to the joys of human blood seems to even tempt Angel. Gunn also seems beguiled by Harm and vice versa until he discovers she's a vampire



    Captain Subtext;

    Lesbian subtext between Cordy and Harmony and then more explicit lesbian text between Cordy and Willow, CC not aware of Will's relationship with Tara up until this point. The cult leader wants to turn Wes and Gunn and eat Cordy suggesting women aren't really his thing. Cordy praises Angel as having a 'gay man's taste in clothes'.



    Know the face, different character; 2



    Parking garages;

    5,



    Guantanamo Bay;

    Buffy characters on Angel; add Willow and Harmony so 16

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



    Questions and observations;

    Cordy's jacket makes her look like a Prussian Hussar or something. Interesting to see Wes and Angel silently vie for the leadership role. Now I know an awful lot of people hate this ep with a vengence but I think it's great, Harmony is such a breath of fresh air, a nice light ep after the intensity of the Darla arc. Love Wes' Xena moment, "Kill'em all!"

    Marks out of 10; 8/10



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  • Disharmony

    9.5
    Disharmony was a perfect and classic episode of Angel featuring a familiar face, Harmony, from Sunnydale. I really enjoyed watching this episode and Harmony because she brings a humorous comic relief to the situations at hand. As entertaining as Harmony was however she was still evil and the gang learned all too well. I thought there was some interesting interactions between Angel and Wesley over being in charge, though subtle they were important. The ending was very interesting in this regard, as Wesley was trying to take a firm stand with Angel, Cordelia burst in thankful to Angel for the new clothes he bought her, making Wesley feel a little played. I can't wait to watch what happens next!!!!!!!moreless
  • No Harm Done!

    9.3
    Disharmony-Angel Investigations may be together again, but is the family ready to add a new sister? While the crew tracks down a cult of vampires with a very odd M.O., Cordelia gets a surprise visit from her old high-school buddy -- the now vampiric Harmony.



    Harmony was such a hilarious character once she became a vampire on Buffy and it was only a matter of time before she made it to Angel to see her old BFF Cordelia. The episode just has some classic humor. There's Cordelia mistaken Harmony's attack as her being a lesbian, then only to find out she's a vampire and Willow's a lesbian. Nice cameo by Allyson Hannigan by the way. The rest of the cast's reaction to Harmony is also priceless. From Wesley being irritated beyond belief to Harmony making Angel hot for human's blood to Gunn's flirting with her unaware she's a soulless demon. There are ton of classic lines like:



    Wesley: "What do you think your doing! That book is over 200 years old!"

    Harmony: "Well at least I didn't reck a new one."



    and



    Wesley: "You'd be happy to know she's a vampire."

    Gunn: "Don't we kill 'em anymore?"



    and



    Harmony: "It tastes funny."

    Angel: "That's because it's pig's blood."

    Harmony: "Ew! Now that's gonna go straight to my thighs."



    The plot with Harold Sanders and the vampire cult is also hilarious since it's treated as a motivational program but with vampires. The fight at the end is great with a hilarious goodbye to Harmony, but this isn't the last of her. Also the last scene with Angel giving Cordelia all the new clothes with his gay man" taste...just priceless! All and All, an underrated episode by far! It's one of the funniest episodes of Angel from one of the funniest characters of the Buffyverse.moreless
  • Harmony comes to L.A.

    8.9
    After what seems like a forever of dark depression, Disharmony was a hilarious, fun filler episode that dealt with our characters moving on with their lives and struggling to accept Angel back into their ranks. Beside from this somewhat darker portion of the episode, the rest is a riot and a great return to humour for the show. The last truly funny episode was "Guise Will Be Guise", a whole 11 episodes ago! Harmony was great in this episode- she's not the deepest, most interesting character but she's genuinely funny and reminds me of a younger, stupider version of Cordelia. The whole gum thing in the hotel was a hoot, as was the scene in Cordelia's bedroom. Mercedes McNab is great as her and I was very happy when Harmony returned as a recurring and eventually regular character in S5, especially as they had stupidly got rid of Cordelia that season, a huge mistake in my opinion. The scene with Willow and Cordelia on the phone was excellent also. This episode has a very Buffyesque quality and it was great to see Alyson Hannigan, even if just for a short scene. Charisma was brilliant in this episode and it was nice to have an episode that revolved around Cordy. We haven't had one since First Impressions and that wasn't even good! Cordelia seems to be finding it harder than Wes and Gunn to forgive Angel, probably because they were closest than anyone in the group before Angel went extra broody. She's been with him since Day 1 and would obviously be the most hurt out of the 3. However the end was touching- he won her back with new clothes! I am glad they didn't drag the forgiveness thing out though as it would have gotten tiresome and it was nice to see things back to normal.



    I'm always saying that vampires are better and more interesting than demons. I was proved right again here ^_^. The whole vamp cult thing while not excellent was certainly more interesting than a group of demons would have been. Harmony, no matter what her intentions, is evil and this episode proves that- it's her nature. It's nice forshadowing of Not Fade Away where she betrays Angel again by selling him out to Hamilton. Disharmony was a fun, light hearted romp that reminded us that Angel isn't all gloom and despair and that it could be fun and silly if it wanted. A nice change of pace.moreless
  • Harmony makes her first appearance.

    8.9
    This episode is really cute and I love all the interactions between Harmony and Cordy. They are really funny together and it is reminiscent of their days on Buffy. When Harm comes into the room and Cordy thinks she is hitting on her it is really hilarious and then she calls Willow and she's like I thought she gay and then her reaction to Willow's confession are kind of priceless.

    I also really like when Angel comes storming in ready to save the day and the two girls are just sitting there painting their nails. Then when she comes into work and is annoying everyone so much it is great. I also love how Gunn is en train of hitting on her when he finds out she's a vampire and then he is turned off.

    The vampire triangle scam fits well into the humor of the episode, but by the end I feel so bad for Harm who has lost one of her last friends after being dumped by Spike and forced away.moreless
Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan

Willow Rosenberg

Guest Star

Pat Healy

Pat Healy

Doug Sanders

Guest Star

Adam Weiner

Adam Weiner

Caged Guy

Guest Star

Mercedes McNab

Mercedes McNab

Harmony Kendall

Recurring Role

Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett

Caritas Host

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • In the scene in front of the closed theater where the vampire cult is having a meeting, the weather is a little strange. The shots that look down the street (both directions) show rain behind the actors, but yet it is apparently not raining right in front of the theater. And the puddle behind the theater is the only place that is wet, indicating the rain was a long time ago.

    • After Cordelia receives the first vision of the episode, Angel, Wes, and Gunn leave to deal with the threat. Angel, who is the last one leaving tells Cordelia to take the day off and relax as he is rushing out, and bumps into a support pylon on accident. You can tell its not real by the way it shifts into a slanted position and then back again when Angel is no longer leaning on it.

    • At the end of the episode, as Angel leaves Wes' office, his reflection can be seen in the glass of the door.

    • Harmony "destroying" the computer: Dropping coffee (or blood) on a computer keyboard is unlikely to short out a computer or monitor. It is also very unlikely to cause a fire to start.

    • In the scene where Cordelia says "Imagine, what could have happened if you gone nuts and slept with Darla." Angel responses with "You know I would never do that." then if you look for a quick second he looks into the camera.

    • When Angel and Wesley bursts in on Harmony painting Cordelia's toenails, she puts her hands up, but then Harmony's hands constantly go up and down between shots.

    • When Harmony vamps out before entering the theater, her hair changes position in addition to her face.

    • On the shots where Harmony is first talking to Cordelia, and Harmony talks about how Cordelia cut her hair, Harmony's hair keep going on and off her shoulders between shots.

    • When Harmony drinks from the cup of blood Angel gives her, she doesn't have any of it on her lips, teeth, or tongue.

    • In the scene in the park, when the camera is behind Angel, you can see David Boreanaz chewing gum.

    • In the scene when the gang is across from the theater, it's raining in the background but the spot they're on is perfectly dry.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Harmony: (To the Host/Lorne) You were supposed to do some mind-mojo, show me my path.
      The Host/Lorne: You're already on it, my little cacophony. Only I'm not you're travel agent for this trip. (Nods to Cordelia) Brown eyes here is. Stick with her and let your pal be your guide. (Walks away)
      Harmony: Cacophony....that's pretty. (To Cordelia) What's it mean?

    • Angel: She doesn't have a soul.
      Cordelia: Oh. That's it, isn't it? You're better than her because you have a soul.
      Angel: Well... yeah

    • Cordelia: (to Angel) Okay, you wanna know how I am? Tired, mostly. With "sweaty" running a close second. But, truthfully, I'm also jazzed. Can't wait to get our business up and sputtering again. Ready to help those helpless... But, just so we understand each other...You and I? We're not friends.

    • Harmony: You kidding? Free blood. And potato skins. Hey, I'm thinking about doing another number. What do you think: 'Candle in the Wind' or 'Princess Diana Candle in the Wind'?
      Cordelia: Go nuts. Do them both.

    • Angel: Man, atonement's a bitch.

    • Wesley: It's all right to speak freely in front of her - she's a vampire.
      Gunn: Don't we kill them anymore?

    • Wesley: What are you doing?! This book is twelve centuries old!!
      Harmony: Okay - so it's not like I ruined a new one.

    • Wesley: I suggest someone put a stake through (Harmony's) heart if she persists in popping her bloody chewing gum!

    • Gunn: Just so I know, when we find this cult of vampires, we are going to kill them, right?

    • Cordy: Oh my God! These are gorgeous. You have the most amazing taste. You have like, a gay man's taste, and that's saying something. I love them so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You're the best! I have to go try these on. La, la, la, la, la, new clothes. I have new clothes.
      Angel: (to Wesley) I got her clothes.

    • (Cordelia talking to Willow on the phone about Harmony)
      Willow: Cordelia! Okay. We're all clear on the fact that Harmony is a vampire, right?
      Cordy: Oh. Harmony is a vampire? That's why she...oh, my god, I'm so embarrassed! (Giggles) All this time I thought she was a great big lesbo! (pauses and listens to Willow) Oh, yeah? Really? Well, that's great! Good for you.
      Willow: Thanks for the affirmation.

    • Cordelia: Come on, Harm.
      Wesley: Such a fitting nickname.

    • Cordy: Hey I told you, Harmony is my friend and I trust her completely. Harmony can stay here.
      Harmony: I don't want to stay here alone with the ghost.

    • Cordelia: So what do you think?
      Lorne: (About her singing)I think your friend should reconsider the name Harmony.

    • Harmony: (to Cordy) We always said we were going to do something cool with our lives. Now look at us. You're an office manager and I'm dead.

    • Harmony: Ew, it tastes funny.
      Angel: It's pig's blood.
      Harmony: Well that's gonna go straight to my hips.

    • Cordy: (talking about Harmony) So, you just thought you'd bust into my house and kill my friend without giving her a chance to explain herself?
      Wesley: Yeah.
      Angel: Pretty much.
      Wesley: That was our plan.

    • Cordy: And, you know, you didn't just betray me, Angel. You didn't just hurt me. You gave away my clothes!
      Angel: To the needy.
      Cordy: I am the needy!

    • Angel: (talking about Cordy) Do you think maybe I should send her something? Like flowers maybe?
      Wesley: Flowers?
      Angel: Yeah, you know, to say, uh... "Thanks, sorry about the migraines." You know, "I appreciate you."
      Wesley: Yes, by all means. And, um... while you're at it, pick me up one of those, "Sorry you were shot in the gut" bouquets.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode contains a scene with Gunn that is used in the opening credits of Season 3. The clip is Gunn elbowing a vampire in a blue, hooded robe. The vampire was a member of the vampire cult for whom Harmony betrays the gang.

    • Although there is no reference to it in this episode, Angel makes a trip to Sunnydale between "Epiphany" (2x16) and this episode. He arrives at Joyce's (Buffy's mom) funeral to comfort a grieving Buffy in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Forever" (5x17)

    • Music:
      On the car radio before the couple is attacked -- "The Evening Comes" by Study of the Lifeless

      Harmony sings this at Caritas -- "The Way We Were" by Barbara Streisand

      Played after Harmony at Caritas -- "Don't Say It" by Baba Googie & Rex

    • This is the first appearance of Mercedes McNab on Angel, she later joins the cast at the beginning of season 5, though she's only credited in the opening credits for the last 6 episodes of the series.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The Host: Yeah, I'm picking up on the "betwixt and between, got to find my corner of the sky" vibe loud and clear, kitten.
      Pippin, a musical by Stephan Schwartz, is about the son of King Charlemagne, who is on a quest to find his true calling in life. "Corner of the Sky" is the first song he sings in the musical, with the ending line "gotta find my corner of the sky."

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