Angel

Season 2 Episode 9

The Trial

6
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 28, 2000 on The WB
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9.2
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  • Angel at the top of it's game

    9.0
    The Trial



    The Good;

    Love the valet and the trials, they're both excellent, the suprise ending is a killer, thankfully they left Juliet Landau's name out of the credits this time so it's a genuine shock.



    The Bad;

    Very little, terrific ep but Angel seems to be overwhelmed by the WR&H thugs very easily



    Best line:

    Lindsey; "How did you think this was going to end?"



    Jeez, how did they get away with that?

    The trials are almost akin to gorno, especially the key in the vat of Holy Water.



    Apocalypses: 4



    Angel Cliches

    Damsel in distress; oh yeah!

    18



    In disguise; 7



    DB get's his shirt off; oh yeah!

    11



    Cordy's tattoo;3



    Cheap Angel;

    5



    Fang Gang in bondage: Angel chained up by the valet

    Cordy: 5

    Angel: 9

    Wes: 3



    Fang gang knocked out:

    Cordy: 10

    Angel: 12

    Wes: 5

    Doyle; 1

    Gunn; 1



    Kills:

    Cordy: 5 vamps, 1 demons

    Angel; 1 vamp and 1 demon, 18 vamps, 19 and 1/2 demons, 3 humans

    Doyle; 1 vamp

    Wes; 1/2 a demon

    Kate; 3 vamps

    Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans.

    Gunn; 5 vamps+ 1 demon.



    Fang Gang go evil:

    Cordy: 2

    Angel: 2



    Alternate Fang Gang:

    Cordy: 2

    Angel: 6



    Characters killed:

    30



    Recurring characters killed; Darla dies for the 3rd time

    4;



    Total number of Angel Investigations:

    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:

    Darla has once more turned to prostitution to support herself.



    Captain Subtext;

    The eps so full he really doesn't have time to appear. Although Darla/Dru I suppose at the end.



    Know the face, different character; 2



    Parking garages;

    5,



    Buffy characters on Angel; 13

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



    Questions and observations;

    Oddly Holland believes in god whilst Darla wears a cross whilst tricking (she takes it off when she goes to find a vamp to sire her). Angelus comments that in Romania they know how to treat a creature of the night (Dracula?). Holtz mentioned for the first time. The dumb vamp Darla propositions says he was sired in 1992, by Lothos and co in the Buffy movie? Anne Rice mocked again. Why doesn't Angel sire Darla and then resoul her? He wonders what would happen if he sired someone when he had a soul, in 'Why we fight?' we find out. Jasmine referenced once more. Does JB really sing or is she voiced over? The valet is great, you really could see him as Jeeves, his little 'Use it wisely' speech at the end is reminiscent of Highlander. The actor recurs in a Dollhouse ep where he plays Beyonce's manager.

    One thing, Angel is owed a life restored by magical means. So why does he never call in that marker and try to bring back Doyle, Cordy, Fred etc?

    Marks out of 10; 9/10, Angel at the top of it's game.

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