Angel

Season 4 Episode 4

Slouching Toward Bethlehem

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 27, 2002 on The WB
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  • Sleeping Toward Bethlehem

    7.1
    Slouching Toward Bethlehem-Cordelia appears back at the hotel with no idea who she is or how she got there. She also cannot remember anything about her friends or her past. Worried that the full truth may scare her off, the gang attempts to hide the scarier parts of their lives from her until she is ready to deal with it. Unfortunately, that secrecy leads to mistrust on Cordy's part when the reality of their situation is revealed. Things get even more complicated when Lorne reads her mind and sees a terrifying vision of the future. Meanwhile, outcast Connor struggles to find his place in the world.

    A very slow moving episode that only has some interesting scenes and a nice finish. The best parts of the episode are Wesley and Lilah whose relationship continues to be an impressive subplot for the season so far. Both actors have great chemistry and watching them double cross each other makes for some great developments. It was great twist with Lilah using Wesley like that only to get to Lorne. But at the same time, their scene at the end makes you wonder is she really care about Wesley? The rest of the episode drags a bit, mostly over long scenes with Cordelia wondering around and trying to find out who she is. There were some funny parts like her thinking she's a spy and Gunn afraid that she might turn him into a rat. One thing I don't get is why Cordelia would trust Connor by saying she told him the truth from the start, but hey the girl was confused, but it's not like Angel and her friends didn't tell her the truth. They did, they just wanted to make her feel comfortable, but anyway. Another great part though is Lorne's vision of the future he got from Cordelia which promises a big evil coming this season, which is exciting. All and All, an almost dull episode made good because of some nice twists and developments.
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