Angel

Season 4 Episode 21

Peace Out

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 2003 on The WB
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Angel must fight through a gauntlet of foes to discover the one thing that can nullify Jasmine's power. Meanwhile, back in L.A., Connor searches for Cordelia, Jasmine prepares to take her influence to a global level, and the gang receives a very unexpected visitor.

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  • Byebye Jasmine

    8.0
    PEACE OUT



    The Good;

    It's bad taste but love the 'God is nowhere, Jasmine is the way' sign outside the church. Also love Jasmine picking up the car and love Connor killing her. Angel's quest is also good although the lack of budget shows. It's a small moment but I adore the scene where the blonde reporter is awestruck that Jasmine knows her name, just the little look of exasperation Gina Torres gives is priceless. Plus HERE's LILAH!



    The Bad;

    Note that when the Guardsmen are clustered around the captive AI the only one without his face covered is the one who Jasmine later speaks through (scene shot out of order?). Angel aside the rest of AI just seem to spend all their time locked in the cellar and don't contribute much. If CC is so precious to Jasmine why is she guarded by exactly 2 cops with pistols and not ringed with troops and tanks? How come the guy Connor tortures gives up his info, surely Jasmine's followers are prepared to die for her? (or has her power faded as she prepares herself for her broadcast?). Note that in the bridge scene the LA sky keeps getting darker and then lighter again between shots.



    Best line;

    Jasmine (to Angel); "You're not human"

    Angel; "Working on it" (indeed he is!)



    Jeez, how did they get away with that?

    Connor kills his 'daughter'. Do we really wonder why he's so screwed up?



    Apocalypses: 5 not the end of the world by any means



    Angel Cliches

    In disguise; 8



    DB get's his shirt off; 12



    Cheap Angel; 6



    Fang Gang in bondage: Lorne, Wes, Gunn and Fred in plasticuffs

    Cordy: 5

    Angel: 14

    Wes: 7

    Gunn; 5

    Lorne; 5

    Fred; 3



    Fang gang knocked out:

    Cordy: 15

    Angel: 17

    Wes: 7

    Doyle; 1

    Gunn; 2

    Lorne; 6

    Groo; 1

    Connor; 1

    Faith; 1

    Fred; 2



    Kills; one demon for Angel, one demon/human(?) for Connor

    Cordy: 5 vamps, 3 demons

    Angel; 44 vamps, 59 and 1/2 demons, 5 zombies, 8 humans

    Doyle; 1 vamp

    Wes; 14 demons+5 vamps, 5 zombies, 2 humans

    Kate; 3 vamps

    Faith; 18 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.

    Gunn; 11 vamps+ 13 demons, 5 zombies, 1 human.

    Groo; 1 demon

    Fred; 3 vamps+ 2 demon, 5 zombies

    Connor; 16 vamps, 5 zombies, 2 demons, Jasmine



    Fang Gang go evil:

    Cordy: 3

    Angel: 3

    Gunn; 1

    Wes; 1



    Alternate Fang Gang;

    Cordy: 4

    Angel: 11

    Fred; 2

    Wes; 1

    Gunn; 1

    Connor; 1



    Characters killed: according to Angel thousands have died due to Jasmine's actions

    2255



    Recurring characters killed;

    9;



    Total number of Angel Investigations;5

    Angel, Gunn, Fred, Lorne, Wes,



    Angel Investigations shot:

    Angel: 12

    Wes; 2



    Packing heat;

    Wes; 8

    Doyle; 1

    Angel; 3

    Gunn; 2

    Fred; 1



    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:

    Cordy: 5 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast+Phantom Dennis+Groo+Connor plus possibly the Beast

    Angel: 5; Buffy, Darla and The Transcending Furies

    Wes; 3 definite; Virginia, the bleached blonde and Lilah, 1 possible, Justine

    Gunn; 2 Fred and Gwen.

    Fred; 1 Gunn

    Groo; 1Cordy



    Kinky dinky:

    The way Jasmine eats people is rather reminiscent of vore fetishism (beautiful women enjoying being swallowed whole by giant snakes, carnivarous plants etc). Yes, I'm serious, it really exists, just google the term



    Captain Subtext;

    Connor teases the rest of AI because they're now alone, obvious resentment from when they left him alone.



    Know the face, different character; 4



    Parking garages;

    6,



    Guantanamo Bay;

    Angel tortures his way to what he wants without a moments hesitation.



    Buffy characters on Angel; 16

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



    Questions and observations;

    The blonde reporter in the hotel foyer reminded me at first of Reese Witherspoon and then of Jenny McCarthy but it's neither. The dark haired reporter with the glasses also looks very familar from somewhere. How exactly does Angel manage to materilize exactly back in the hotel foyer? Is the orb programmed to home in on Jasmine? Surely if Angel appeared to everyone on TV worldwide he should be hugely famous?

    This of course is an argument similar to that explored in Torchwood; Children of Earth, Jasmine would devour a couple of dozen people a day but if she abolished war, crime and poverty etc she would save millions (apparently 1000 children a day die in India from preventable diseases). But Angel says that the important thing is that mankind has to make it's own choices, learn from it's own mistakes. Interestingly when Angel talks to Jasmine on the bridge he even holds out redemption for her. Jasmine talks about wiping out Angel's species, does she mean humans or vampires? Ok she's pretty strong and can't be killed with electricity but if Connor can just kill her with a fist through the head she's not that tough (not compared to Glory anyway)? Or is that because Connor is her 'father' that he can kill her? Night of the Comet is referenced, a nice little sci-fi film that Joss cites as one of his inspirations for Buffy. Note in the bridge scene there's a company offering 'Facials' which Jasmine certainly needs.

    Marks out of 10; 8/10

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  • Peace Out

    10
    Peace Out was a perfect episode of Angel because it had a lot of great scenes full of interesting characters such as those Angel faced in the other dimension. Jasmine is at her prime, has captured the unbelievers, and is about to go global. I thought the interactions between every one in the gang was fun to watch, and it made sense that they got to Connor about Cordelia. I really enjoyed watching this episode because of the great story telling, character development, and supernatural action. I wish we could have learned more about Jasmine, or seen more of her true divine self. The ending was a bit shocking and quite a surprise!!!!!!!moreless
  • Connor kills Jazzy!

    9.3
    Peace Out is an excellent episode that concluded the main arc of this season and storylines that began over two seasons ago! It is fast paced, shocking and full of twists.



    Jasmine was excellent here again, improving a lot from previous episode where she was just annoying. She was quite manical and very devious and who knew she could fight like that? Go Jazzy! Here, Jasmine gets as close to world domination as any villain ever could- she actually have complete control over everyone for a minute before Angel went and scuppered her plans of war free, hunger free and disease free world. Huh? Isn't Angel the good guy? Yes, he is. Jasmine isn't a bona fide villain. She truly wants world peace but her methods are evil. At the end, you are left wondering if Angel did the right thing or if Jasmine was the hero here- she could stop so much pain in so little time but at the cost of free will. It's an episode that makes you think- Angel said humanity has the right to free will but Jasmine points out free will never got it anywhere. To a degree, she is right. Look where free will got Germany during WW2. It's an interesting question and Lilah next episode points out that everything comes at a price, including world peace. It's a point to think about. Connor was good here- I enjoyed his speech to comatose Cordelia. He proves that he isn't a bad person- just extremely messed up. His life has been built on lies and mistrust and everyone has failed him. Angel let Holtz take him (well not let), Holtz killed himself to make him hate Angel and Cordelia is in a coma. He is lost and doesn't have any balance or constant in his life except pain. He's a tragic figure indeed. I enjoyed the Angel/Jasmine fight. It was short but quite brutal. Jazzy ain't so easily undone it seems! Her fighting was actually better than Illyria's and she is very powerful. Heck she gets electrocuted and stands up again! Connor killing her was sad- she's the last person he has left, his daughter, but he kills her. It's a sad moment.



    The ending was excellent- Lilah's back? Yay! She again states what Angel has done- ended world peace. Not cool Angel. I'm glad she's back as she's so brilliant though.



    Peace Out is an excellent conclusion to our main arc. It's exciting and very satisfying. It will leave you thinking about many things. A brilliant episode.moreless
  • amazing special affects that buffy never had

    10
    i'll first say i really dislike conner, but i felt bad for him after he killed jasmine i mean, after he was used by evil cordelia, and she never really loved him, thats sad. but i'm glad jasmines out of the picture though i thought her death would be in the season finale. i've gotta say i don't like how angel never really beats the bad guy, i mean yes he stoped jasmines power, but he didn't kill her, and come to think of it he never really does. i can't waite for the season finale. blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah balhabnbvieuohybgfv ndhubn bdcysun bvdghsbmoreless
  • Her Name is AHHHWHHHHHHEEHHWW?

    10
    Peace Out-Angel must fight through a gauntlet of foes to discover the one thing that can nullify Jasmine's power. Meanwhile, back in L.A., Connor searches for Cordelia, Jasmine prepares to take her influence to a global level, and the gang receives a very unexpected visitor.



    A powerful conclusion to not only this season's huge story arc but storylines that began all the way back in Season 2. I mean everything in the past seasons was all designed by Jasmine to rule the world with be overwheming thrawl, this is an intriguing and fulfilling way to end it. The rest of the gang has lost the fight and Jasmine's captures them, wait, I thought she wanted to kill them, no she doesn't she needs them for Angel? Okay, Gina continues to be every so flawless as Jasmine begins to show her truer and darker colors. After she explains her past conquests in bug world, it's off to the dungeon for our heroes. Meanwhile, our soulful vampire seems to have scared away all those demons and journey to the top of the fuzzy blue screen, I mean huge mountain of the insect dimension to save the day. Meanwhile back in L.A., we find out old Connor was never under control of Jasmine and has had maggot, rottoning head vision all this time. Turns out he only wanted to be apart of daughter dearest's thrawl and be apart of the love, aww, wait?...ehw! Anyway, back in bug world, he enters the mighty temple which is a brilliant setting by way, he meets the guardian of the word, no the guardian of the keeper, NO, the guardian of the keeper of the word...right! Okay, Angel begins his battle with Keeper boy whose mouth seems to be shut, darn, a fight begins! Meanwhile, Connor is curious about our Cordy, Jasmine didn't eat her, yay! yet she is where she wants her to be...so vague...so not needed! So the Quor-tohian goes on a mission to find her, beats on a couple of Jasmanics along the way (finally that boy does something right!), to which he finds her in an abandon church. Vincet shows his not just boy wonder after all again and gives a good performance as he pours his heart out to the woman he loves whose can't even hear him since she's comatose, hello! The rest of the gang is still caged and fear the end as Jasmine is about to make her world debut, but don't worry, Jasmine feeding on about 30 people will surely give her a severe stomach flu!...ohh wait, no it doesn't! Jasmine is fierce and ready to go! A lot of cameras on Jasmine, the people of the hotel watch in amazment as Jasmine almost blows her cover with a plea for a massive temple in her name, but luckily she doesn't lose it yet! Suddenly Angel returns with the Keeper's head, only her name can stop her and take away her power! But how exactly do you pronounce "AHHHWHHHHHHEEHHWW!"? I was never too good with mystical names of power. Jasmine's hideous form is revealed to the world and her thrawl is broken. L.A. is in chaos again, Jasmine wonders, Angel stalks her to which brings some incredible and insightful dialogue between the 2:



    ANGEL: Jasmine, it's over. You've lost.

    JASMINE: I've lost? Do you have any idea what you've done?

    ANGEL: What I had to do.

    JASMINE: No. No, Angel. There are no absolutes. No right and wrong. Haven't you learned anything working for the Powers? There are only choices. I offered paradise. You chose this!

    ANGEL: Because I could. Because that's what you took away from us. Choice.

    JASMINE: And look what free will has gotten you.

    ANGEL: Hey, I didn't say we were smart. I said it's our right. It's what makes us human.

    JASMINE: But you're not human.

    ANGEL: Working on it.



    JASMINE: Why do you hate me so much?

    ANGEL: Let's run down the list, huh? Rain of fire, blotting out the sun, enslaving mankind, and, yeah, oh, yeah, hey, you eat people!

    JASMINE: Like you never have?

    ANGEL: Thousands of people are dead because of what you've done.

    JASMINE: And how many will die because of you? I could've stopped it, Angel. All of it. War, disease, poverty. How many precious, beautiful lives would've been saved in a handful of years? Yes, I murdered thousands to save billions. This world is doomed to drown in its own blood now.

    ANGEL: The price was too high, Jasmine. Our fate has to be our own, or we're nothing. It's what makes this episode so fantastic in restrospect, Jasmine thought she could win the world and use the reign of fire, to the Beast, to Angelus to win it back. She wanted peace through violence and destruction, she want harmony through control and dependence on her. She stole the world's will, which is our greatest asset when you think about it. Without free will, we are not fully human and thus the world can not be, and Jasmine knew this and that's how the world would have ended! That's why the Jasmine arc and the character itself is so complex with themes of religion, anarchy, and a power struggle. Jasmine was never good or bad, she just was! If that makes sense, but it's my theory so *sticks touge out!* After that awesome scene, Jasmine opens a can, wait, makes that a cabnet of whoop a$$ on Angel with some incredible superstrength. I mean she sends him flying off a bridge, throws a car on him, knocks him into a brick pole, even takes a few punches like they were just kisses on her check! Who knew Miss Goody Goody had it in her! Angel pretty much can't beat this brawny brawd, but Connor sure does as he punches through Jasmine's face as easily as butter! Seems anti-climatic doesn't it, but hey, his her Daddy in the biological sense and not a sexual one, so it would make sense only he or Cordelia would be able to kill her. So thust this gigantic arc ended, even the rest of the gang made it out, thanks to Gunn no less, but wait Lilah's back just as Angel returns to his friends. What she up too? And why does she still have her head? All and All, one of the most powerful episodes of the series full of intense, fast paced moments, amazing twists and incredible themes.moreless
Robert Towers

Robert Towers

High Priest

Guest Star

Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

Patience

Guest Star

Eliza Pryor Nagel

Eliza Pryor Nagel

Susan

Guest Star

Gina Torres

Gina Torres

Jasmine

Recurring Role

Stephanie Romanov

Stephanie Romanov

Lilah Morgan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Jasmine punches Angel through the lamp post, the "glass" surrounding the bulb bounces against the road upon impact.

    • When Connor punches Jasmine through the head, his hand is covered in blood (when seen from the front of Jasmines face). After he pulls his hand out and the camera pans out so we can see him walking away, his hand is clean.

    • When Jasmine throws Angel into the cement lamp post, it breaks on impact. It is obvious at this point that there are no wires inside of the post to power the light.

    • Apparently Angel thinks the others are dead - when he gets back to the Hyperion he says, "Oh my God, you're alive!" But earlier he seems awfully nice to Jasmine considering he thought she ate his friends and teammates.

    • Right after Angel kills the Priest and the Keeper hoists him up, the closed captioning has a transition line of Fred saying, "Angel's not going to make it, is he?" but she doesn't say the line on-camera.

    • When Angel is climbing up that huge rock face, his jacket is ripped (presumably from being run through on the previous episode) but his shirt isn't and there is no sign of any blood, or bloodstains.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Angel: Our fate has to be our own or we're nothing.

    • Wes: Gunn, would you stop-- (Gunn finally kicks the cage door open)
      Gunn: Never give up, never surrender.
      Wes: Let's go. (he and Lorne hurry out)
      Gunn: That's it? No thank you?
      Fred: Thanks, Charles. (leaves the cage, he follows)
      Gunn: Just want my props is all.

    • Angel: Go to hell.
      Jasmine: You first, baby.

    • Connor: And it is better. Not harsh and cruel, the way that Angel likes it so he has a reason to fight. 'Cause, you know, that's what he's about. Him and the others. Finding reasons to fight. Like that's what gives their lives any meaning. The only damn thing! I'm not like them. I just, I want to stop. I want to stop fighting. I just want to rest. God, I want to rest. But I can't. It's not working, Cordy. I tried. I tried to believe. I wanted it. I went along with the flow. Jasmine, she's... she's bringing peace to everyone, purging all of their hate and anger. But not me. Not me! I know she's a lie. Jasmine. My whole life's been built on them. I just, I guess I thought this one was better than the others.

    • Angel: Give me her name!
      High Priest: Keeper!
      Angel: Caper?

    • Reporter: What can we do to show our love for you?
      Jasmine: You don't have to do anything except love one another. Although, a temple would be nice. Something massive and awe-inspiring - yet warm and nurturing!

    • Priest: Her true name is known only by the Keeper of the Name.
      Angel: Right! That's you!
      Priest: No! I am the Guardian of the Word!
      Angel: You said the Word is the Name.
      Priest: Yes, and I guard the Keeper of it.
      Angel: So you are the Keeper's...keeper?
      Priest: I am the Guardian of the Word!
      Angel: Yeah, yeah, okay! So where's this Keeper of the Name?

    • Jasmine: I love this world. I sacrificed everthing I was to be with you.
      Angel: So you could rule us?
      Jasmine: Because I cared. The other Powers don't. Never really did. You know that's true in your heart. Shame now I gotta rip it out.

    • Cop #1: So turn around and leave or my partner and I are gonna have to get rough.
      Cop #2: Please?

    • Jasmine: You think I ate her.
      Connor: What!?

    • Gunn: Wait, people? She eats people??

    • Wesley: Something big went down.
      Gunn: (holds up head) Yeah, here's its head.

    • High Priest: She is the light. She is the way.
      Angel: She is not coming back!

    • Lorne: If he's not careful we might move about frivolously in our 10-by-9 foot cage.

    • Angel: He might...
      Lilah: End world peace? You already took care of that. Congratulations.

    • Connor: Tell me and I'll crush your windpipe.
      Guy: You mean "or," right? "Or" you'll crush my windpipe?

    • Reporter: As Jasmine's father, you must be proud.
      Connor: (Not Listening) Bursting.

    • Angel: I'll die before I let you hurt anyone else.
      Jasmine: You're already dead!!

    • Jasmine: Where's Angel?
      Wes: You're omniscient - you tell us.

    • Wesley: Cordelia's blood, it had the same power as Jasmine's to break the thrall she had over us.
      Fred: So I figured. Mother and daughter, they share the same blood.
      Wesley: And now she's been moved - Cordelia. Why?
      Gunn: Guess so people like us don't use Cordy's blood against Jasmine.
      Wesley: There are no people like us. Not anymore. We're it. She had us on the run. And if Cordelia's so dangerous to her, why not kill her and be done with it?
      Fred: Because maybe she can't.
      Wesley: Exactly. I think Jasmine may be dependent on Cordelia. She can't hurt her, not without hurting herself. But maybe Cordelia can hurt Jasmine.
      Gunn: That's a whole lot of maybes.
      Wesley: Maybe, but if I'm right, Cordelia might be our only hope to stop Jasmine.

    • Jasmine: Why do you hate me so much?
      Angel: Let's run down the list, huh? Rain of fire, blotting out the sun, enslaving mankind, and yeah, oh yeah. Hey! You eat people!
      Jasmine: Like you never have?

    • Jasmine: I offered paradise. You chose this.
      Angel: Because I could. Because that's what you took away from us: choice.
      Jasmine: And look where free will has gotten you.
      Angel: Hey, I didn't say we were smart. I said it's our right. It's what makes us human.
      Jasmine: But you're not human!
      Angel: Workin' on it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Other writers wrote portions of "Peace Out" but were uncredited. Steven DeKnight wrote act four and Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fein wrote the final scene of the episode.

    • Although Lilah's return at the end of the episode is a surprise she is listed in the opening guest credits. Which breaks with the tradition of previous end of episode returns/arrivals where the actor/actress is left off the guest credits in order to surprise viewers.

    • An early idea of how to kill Jasmine was to have Cordy come out of her coma (possibly when Jasmine's spell over people was broken) and have her punch out Jasmine's face. Charisma's pregnancy made that impossible, though.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Lorne: Then what, Kato?
      Kato was The Green Hornet's assistant in a radio series starting in 1936. The series was later brought to movies, television, and comic books.
      Kato is the archetypal sidekick, skilled in driving, mechanics, and fighting.

    • Gunn: To Serve Man! It's To Serve Man all over again.
      "To Serve Man" was originally a short story written by Damon Knight, that was later made into a popular episode of the original version of The Twilight Zone. In the story, people translate an alien book titled "To Serve Man", which they thought was a collection of ways to help our species. The translation reveals that it is, in fact, a cookbook.

    • Lorne: That's all, folks.
      The famous ending line of Looney Toons cartoons.

    • Lorne: Only in a post-apocalyptic Night of the Comet kind of way.
      In the 1984 movie called Night of the Comet a comet passes close to earth and everyone who sees it is reduced to dust. Only a handful of people are left alive on the planet.

    • Gunn: Never give up, never surrender.
      This line is Tim Allen's character's motto in the movie Galaxy Quest.

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