Angel

Season 5 Episode 12

You're Welcome

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2004 on The WB
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Cordelia wakes up from her coma and is shocked and unhappy to discover that Angel and the gang are no longer fighting Wolfram & Hart, they're running it. When she realizes that Angel has lost his conviction to be a hero, she gives him the information and support he needs to get back on track. Meanwhile, while Angel has security keeping an eye on Eve, her partner "Doyle" prepares to bring about Angel's demise.moreless

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  • Goodbye CC!

    10
    YOU'RE WELCOME



    The Good;

    EVERYTHING!



    The Bad;

    NOTHING! Well actually, Spike has met Doyle during 'In the dark' so why doesn't he recognise the significance of the name?



    Best line;

    CC; "You're welcome" (Could it be anything else?)

    also like;

    Angel (of Lindsey's new superpowers from Nepal) "They sell that crap at the airport"

    and

    CC (grabbing Eve by the hair) "Let's go Lilah junior"

    plus

    CC (to Lindsey)"Dinner and a show. And you're both!"



    Jeez, how did they get away with that?

    Poor old Lorne has to get bled to make the spell work. Plus slaughtered nuns (once upon a time just Angelus' thing)



    Apocalypses: 5



    Angel Cliches

    In disguise; 8



    DB/JM get's his shirt off; 18,



    Cheap Angel; 8



    Fang Gang in bondage:

    Cordy: 5

    Angel: 14

    Wes: 7

    Gunn; 7

    Lorne; 6

    Fred; 4

    Spike; 6



    Fang gang knocked out:

    Cordy: 15

    Angel: 19

    Wes: 8

    Doyle; 1

    Gunn; 3

    Lorne; 8

    Groo; 1

    Connor; 1

    Faith; 1

    Fred; 5

    Spike; 5



    Kills;

    Cordy: 5 vamps, 3 demons

    Angel; 45 vamps, 62 and 1/2 demons, 5 zombies, 12 humans, one werewolf and one cyborg

    Doyle; 1 vamp

    Wes; 14 demons+5 vamps, 5 zombies, 3 humans, 2 cyborgs

    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

    Spike; 21 vamps, 7 demons+1 human+one parasite



    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

    Lorne; 1



    Characters killed: poor nuns

    2270



    Recurring characters killed; alas poor Cordy, we've had her from the very first episode of Buffy all the way through to the last season of Angel (8 years and over 100 eps) and now we must say goodbye. The shallow bitch queen of Sunnydale High became the girl we loved and lost

    11



    Total number of Angel Investigations; 5, Spike now cut off from Lindsey/Doyle and drinking with the AI gang (as indeed is a lonely Harmony)

    Angel, Gunn, Fred, Lorne, Wes,



    Angel Investigations shot:

    Angel: 14

    Wes; 2



    Packing heat;

    Wes; 11

    Doyle; 1

    Angel; 4

    Gunn; 3

    Fred; 3



    Notches on Fang Gang bedpost:

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

    Angel: 6; Buffy, Darla, The Transcending Furies, Eve

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

    Gunn; 2 Fred and Gwen.

    Fred; 1 Gunn

    Groo; 1Cordy

    Spike; 3-Buffy, Anya, Harmony



    Kinky dinky:

    Eve hints that Angel really rocked her world during their sex in 'Life of the Party'.



    Captain Subtext;

    Eve remarks that Angel is still the centre of Lindsey's universe. Hmmm?



    Know the face, different character; 5



    Parking garages;

    9,



    Guantanamo Bay;

    Harmony beats up Eve but doesn't get to bite her. Eve seems to give up Lindsey very easily. Once again we have the strangely ambivalent attitude to torture we see in a lot of TV and movies



    Buffy characters on Angel; 17

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



    What the fanficcers thought;

    Read a lovely one where the last thing CC does is go to see Phantom Dennis, Whatever_happened_to_Phantom_Dennis to tell him she loves him and that it's time for them both to pass to the afterlife. And he does so they can be together forever. Another familar theme is that Xander's attempts to reason with Willow at the end of Grave fail and DarkWillow either destroys the world or takes it over in partnership with The First Evil. Then Cordy appears to her and convinces her to set things right because SHE rather than Xander is the real love of Willow's life.



    Questions and observations;

    The critter in the tank is very reminiscent of the 4-5-6 we see in Torchwood; Children of Earth. Cordy joins Willow, Buffy, Giles, Angel, Spike, Dawn, Andrew and Riley as a Scooby bitten by a vampire. CC apologies to Wes for killing Lilah. Wes forgives her, possibly because of his own behaviour in 'Billy' and under Jasmine's influence. Nice joke on Hollywood that Conor Farrell (most overrated actor EVER?) is unknown to CC. We see Doyle again, all the more poignant as Glenn Quinn had died from a heroin overdose (with Andy Hallet also gone pretty soon they might start talking of the 'Curse of Angel') Episode 12 of season 5, only 10 eps of Angel left.

    Why not DB and CC on the commentary although Christian and Sarah do a great job. First appearance of Izzy the Devil who'll be more important later. Did Lindsey maybe bump into Oz during his travels in Nepal? He refers to Angel as Eurotrash, yeah pal, he's from where the history is from.

    Last scene is great and it's not a surprise that the tears CC and DB cry are actually real, as were mine.

    The WB celebrate the 100th ep of Angel, a series that has run for 5 years and increased it's audience whilst slashing it's budget and has the 3rd bestselling DVDs in the US (Buffy no2, Band of Brothers no1). Then they cancel it. Then they go bust. Serves them right the morons!

    Marks out of 10; 10/10 (sob!)

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  • Powerful, emotional, and brings Cordelia's arc to classy, wonderful, well-deserved end.

    10
    This was one of the great episodes of Angel. While I detested the character arc of Cordelia through much of Season 4, this episode redeemed Cordelia, and it put a wonderful close on a great character. At the moment before the reveal, I suddenly realized where it was going, didn't want it to go there, and yet, was quite satisfied when it did. Exemplary.
  • As all we know, Cordelia wakes from her coma to save Angel...

    10
    This episode is the best episode ever... I never watched any show who had such a strong and beautiful episode like this was... Everything was perfect... Cordelia is back... Heart of the show is back... We all saw what she did, how it was before in season 1-3, we saw what did miss... Her harmony and sense of humor makes better everything...



    There will never be so powerful episode like this... She did everything for him... There was times when she was on the edge to brakedown but she didn't... She know what she had to do... Those few minutes in the end was so sad... I think that even hard ones will cry on this...



    Apsolutely perfect...moreless
  • In this episode Cordelia wakes up from her coma due to a vision. Now that Cordy is awake she finds out about Angel's recent dealings and at the same time saves Angel from hiself.moreless

    10
    In my opinion, this is one of the best episodes of Angel ever created and one of the saddest. After Cordelia wakes up from her coma she discovers that Angel now owns Wolfram and Hart and has sent Connor off to live with an actual family. In the midst of all this Lindsey comes back in attempt to destroy Angel! After a long grueling duel between our hero and Lindsey, Lindsey is forced to suffer the consequences with the Senior Partners and Angel and Cordelia is left to make ammends. During this time, Angel confesses his love to Cordelia in his own way and the two finally share a steamy kiss. After Cordelia leaves the office telling him that she has to leave for good, Angel gets a call from the hospital telling him that Cordelia had infact never woken up from her coma and is dead.moreless
  • Goodbye Cordy!

    10
    You're Welcome is a masterpiece. It's in my top 5 Angel episodes and is one of the most outstanding episodes of any TV show I've ever seen. It was funny, action packed, dramatic and incredibly sad. It featured the return of my second favourite character and gave her an amazing sendoff. My only wish is that good ol' Cordy didn't die!



    Cordelia has always been one of my favourite characters. From her ditzy Sunnydale days to her champion days, I loved all of her. Heck, I even liked Evil Cordy! Her journey on this show has been incredible and one of the most realistic and amazing journeys I've ever seen. Think back to "Welcome To The Hellmouth". There, Cordelia was nasty, b!tchy and the character you loved to hate. Her relationship with Xander made me warm to her as I loved seeing the nasty, popular girl fall for the geek. I really liked their relationship and in some ways I'm sad it ended, but it was right as Cordelia was better on Angel. On Angel, watching her become a mature, responsible woman was brilliant and I loved every moment of her. She also was a part of my favourite TV romance- Cordelia/Angel. I'm not a big fan of all the soppy romance but Cordy/Angel were a match made in heaven. They were much more interesting and likeable than the annoying, whiny romance that was Buffy/Angel. They had better chemistry and watching their love was better. This episode was excellent. From the teaster, we KNOW it's going to be outstanding, from the second Cordelia's eyes open. And even though the real Cordy has been gone for over a season, she fit right back in and I forgot about all that had happend- it felt as though she had never gone. She was strong, sexy and not to mention hilarious. Her treatment of Eve was brilliant. From calling her Lilah Jr. to threatening to feed her her shoes, she was brilliant. She has cla$sic Cordy lines and felt as though she had always been there.



    The last scene was just... amazing. It never ever gets old. Everything about it was perfect. The acting was outstanding, the lines amazing and the long awaited kiss, relieving! Finally they get it on! All her lines about being on a different road were so hard to hear. I wanted so much to be able to shout "Don't go you fool!". "I'll be seeing you" is heartbreaking (I didn't cry- I'm too manly :P) and the kiss, as said, was perfect. Her last "Oh, and you're welcome!" was great and Charisma Carpenter deserves an Emmy for this episode.



    I didn't love the Lindsey storylines anywhere near as much as I did the Cordy scenes. They were necessary but went on a bit too much- I wanted MORE Cordy! The battle was great though if quite over the top and I whooped for joy when Lindsey was pulled into the Senior Partner's plane. I hate Lindsey.



    This episode also was pivotal- the vision Angel gets from Cordy was necessary for the final two episodes. It wasn't earth shattering but still needed. And their kiss actually had meaning! How many other last kisses do?



    You're Welcome is a pleasure to watch. It brings back good old Cordy one last time and for that, I thank the writers. I also thank Sarah Michelle Gellar for not having the time to do this episode as Cordy was much more necessary to Angel than Buffy was! It was a perfect episode and one you won't forget. Goodbye Cordy. It's been a pleasure.moreless
Ryan Alvarez

Ryan Alvarez

Demon Slave

Guest Star

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Lawyer

Guest Star

Mark Colson

Mark Colson

Izzy

Guest Star

Mercedes McNab

Mercedes McNab

Harmony Kendall

Recurring Role

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Eve

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • At 6:20 Angel puts out his hand to keep the elevator door open. Then when the shot changes, he puts his hand up again.

    • As of this episode, Angel is the last surviving member of the original Angel Investigations.

    • Cordelia is seen wearing something around her left wrist through out the entire episode (a bandage, long sleeve and a leather wristband). This is due to a tattoo the actress got that Cordelia did not have before going into a coma at the end of season 4.

    • The game Spike is playing on his Xbox is implied, by the sound effects and his comments, to be Donkey Kong (or more likely an emulation of it since the game was never officially released for the Xbox).

  • QUOTES (32)

    • Fred: Who is Lindsey?
      Cordelia: A lawyer. Wolfram & Hart's former golden boy, till he ran off to go find himself.
      Angel: Yeah, he should've stayed lost. Harmony, guard Eve. She moves, eat her.
      Harmony: Really? Thanks!
      Fred: Angel, you're not going down there alone.
      Angel: The fail-safe's meant for me. I'm not gonna risk anybody I care about.
      Spike: I'll go.
      Angel: Okay. (to Fred and Cordelia) Be ready to evacuate. If this thing gets past me, get the hell out of the building.
      Cordelia: Past us.
      Angel: No, no. Cordy...
      Cordelia: Yeah, save it, Angel. (Walks past him and grabs a katana from his desk) You can order me around all you want, but I know my rights. (Unsheathes the sword) And I want to see a lawyer.

    • Eve: Who's your friend, Angel?
      Cordelia: I'm Cordelia Chase.
      Eve: Oh. My name is...
      Cordelia: I didn't ask.

    • Lindsey: You know, all my carefully laid out plans, my designs... when you get right down to it, this is pretty sweet, too, huh? Reason enough for me to come back. You, me, fight to the death. (points his sword at Angel) Yours.

    • Harmony: I can't believe you're here!
      Cordelia: Likewise. Especially since the last time I saw you, you tried to kill me.
      Angel: Um, Harmony, she's actually, she... she's my secretary.
      Cordelia: Oh. Well, things just keep getting better and better.
      Harmony: I know! You and me together again. So, how was the coma?

    • Cordelia: (to Spike) Heard you weren't evil anymore, which kinda makes the hair silly. (Spike Vamps Out) Uh, or nice.

    • Cordelia: Oh, my God. Gunn? You have hair.
      Gunn: Oh. Heh! Yeah. What'd you think, I was prematurely bald? (silence) I wasn't.

    • Cordelia: (to Angel referring to her roommate) That chick's in rough shape. You'd think they'd give Miss One-foot-in-the-grave a private room. Which brings me to-- Hey! Couldn't you stick me someplace that smells a little less like ammonia-soaked death?

    • Cordelia: (to Angel) You sold your soul to the Devil!
      Angel: I did not!
      (Izzy, a Devil look-alike, walks by)
      Izzy: (to Angel) Are we still on for racquetball tomorrow?

    • Spike: (to zombies) Why so down? We're all dead men here.

    • Cordelia: Doyle pissed me off so righteously going out like that. But he knew. He knew what he had to do, didn't compromise. Gave his last breath to make sure you'd keep fighting. I get that now.

    • Angel: The thing that really pisses me off is this guy seems to be going by the name of Doyle.
      Eve: Doesn't ring a bell.
      Cordelia: Well it does to me! It rings a big frickin' gong! And I wanna know who has the nerve to be using that name.

    • Angel: All those tattoos, all those new tricks you've learned... just don't matter. Doesn't matter what you try. Doesn't matter where I am or how badass you think you've become. 'Cause you know what? I'm Angel. I beat the bad guys.

    • Angel: I remember when we first met. You put on a show. Told how I couldn't touch your client.
      Lindsey: Then you pushed him out of a window.

    • Cordelia: (turns to face Angel) I can't stay. This isn't me anymore. You can say good-bye to the gang for me, explain everything once you understand.
      Angel: That's gonna be never. (walks toward her) I need you here.
      Cordelia: (with tears in her eyes) Don't make it hard, Angel. I'm just on a different road...and this is my off-ramp. The Powers That Be owed me one, and I didn't waste it. I got my guy back on track.
      Angel: Cordy, there's just—
      Cordelia: (touches his face) We take what we can get, champ, and we do our best with it. I'll be seeing you. (smiles through her tears, turns to walk out of the office, stops, turns around, walks quickly up to Angel) Oh, what the hell. One for the road?
      (kisses Angel, but moments later, the telephone rings)
      Angel: You know, um...I don't...I don't need to get that.
      Cordelia: (tenderly straightens his tie) That you have to get. (Angel walks toward the phone) Oh...and you're welcome.

    • Eve: You really think you have any control over my comings and goings? Well...you did have a way with my comings at the halloween party.
      Cordelia: Oh, so you two are groin buddies? And I thought Darla was rock bottom.

    • Cordy: I naturally assumed you'd be lost without me, but this?
      Angel: I am lost without you.
      Cordy: You just forgot who you are.
      Angel: Remind me.

    • Cordy: (about Lindsey's disappearing tattoos) Sweetie, your epidermis is showing.

    • Codelia: Oh...and you're welcome.
      Angel: (answers the phone) Hello. Yes, I know. She's...but that's impossible. She's standing right... (turns to look for Cordelia, but she's not there, he becomes visibly upset) I'm sorry. Yeah. (choking up) When did she die? Did she, um... she never did wake up? I see. (hangs up, looks out to where Cordelia was standing moments earlier) Thank you.

    • Cordelia: Okay, this is getting us nowhere. Angel, torture her.
      Angel: (confused) What?
      Eve: (panicked) What?
      Cordelia: You heard me. Building clearing out means we don't have a lot of time. Have at it.
      Angel: I can't just... torture her.
      Fred: He's right, Cordy. If we sink to their level-
      (From out of nowhere, Harmony tackles Eve, knocking her into Angel's desk with a primal grunt.)
      Angel: Harmony!
      Harmony: (stands up, grabbing Eve by the neck)
      (to Angel)
      Is this okay? I mean, I am evil, technically. I don't mind torturing her for the team.
      Angel: Yeah. Okay.

    • Cordelia: And you called this guy the big hero?
      Spike: (to Angel) You called me a hero?
      Angel: I didn't know you were eating people.

    • Angel: He's a Wolfram & Hart client. Our client. Oh, and he's evil. What are the odds?

    • Eve: You weren't home upstairs. Didn't think you'd mind me using your private elevator.
      Angel: Eve, I mind you breathing. Get out.

    • Lorne: Well, I'm thinking sea breeze, compadres. I gave up a lot of blood for this gig.
      Harmony: And I didn't get any. I kept begging Eve to run, but...

    • Lorne: (to Cordelia) Hey, listen, crumbcake, when you're ready to splash back into that acting pool, just say the word. I'll have you lunching with Colin Farrell like that.
      Cordelia: Who's Colin Farrell?

    • Angel: Harmony, she's talking.
      Harmony: She is? Already? That sucks!

    • Lindsey: Redemption? Isn't that your whole deal?
      Angel: People don't change.
      (He throws a punch at Lindsey, who catches it and throws Angel across the room. Angel looks back at Lindsey in amazement.)
      Lindsey: I did.

    • Spike: She's evil, you gormless tit!
      Cordelia: Excuse me? Who bit whom?
      Angel: Did you call me a tit?
      Cordelia: I thought he had a soul.
      Spike: I thought she didn't.
      Cordelia: I do.
      Spike: So do I.
      Cordelia: Well, clearly mine's better.

    • Fred: Oh God.
      Wesley: I think God is out at the moment.

    • Angel: Harmony, guard Eve. If she moves, eat her.
      Harmony: Really? Thanks!

    • Lorne: Why can't it ever call for unclean urine? I've got plenty of unclean urine. (sees knife) Look -- I think I'm making some right now.

    • Cordelia: Spike's a hero and you're CEO of hell incorporated. What freakin' bizzaro world did I wake up in?

    • Angel: (to Eve) Can we have a word with you Eve?
      Eve: Now really isn't a good time.
      (Cordelia grabs Eve by the ear)
      Cordelia: Let's go, Lilah junior.

  • NOTES (10)

    • Sarah Michelle Gellar was asked to guest star in this episode, but declined to appear for personal reasons.

    • The staff asked Manolo Blahnik for permission to use their company name onscreen. The company then provided footwear for the episode and insisted that characters wear the products even if the shoes were not shown on camera.

    • With her appearance in this episode, Charisma Carpenter became the only female actor to appear in eight consecutive seasons of the Buffy/Angel verse -- the first three on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the last five on Angel [Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in a total of 8 seasons (seven on BTVS and season 1 of Angel) and Alyson Hannigan in 9 (7 on BTVS and seasons 2 & 4 of Angel), but the seasons were concurrent]. She is also the only female actor to appear on either show in each calender year from 1997-2004, the timespan covering the premiere of Buffy to the finale of Angel.

    • The show was cancelled only 9 days after this episode aired.

    • Steven DeKnight helped David Fury write a large chunk of the big fight between Lindsey and Angel.

    • Joss wrote the final scene between Cordelia and Angel, and both David and Charisma were both really crying during several takes.

    • As the 100th episode, Joss wanted as many of the original Angel cast in it as possible, as it includes Angel (obviously), Cordelia (awake from her coma), Doyle (in the video he made in "Hero") and Lindsey (back for a confrontation with Angel).

    • This marks the final appearance of Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase in the series. She appeared in 54 episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and 86 in Angel, making the total of 140 episodes. Although she is credited in 56 episodes of Buffy, she didn't appear in 2 episodes of the first season. She didn't appear in 3 "credited" episodes of Angel's third season , "Loyalty", "Sleep Tight" and "Forgiving".

    • Apparently the Senior Partners created a giant monster and locked it in the basement designed as a plan B in case Angel gets out of hand. We didn't get to see what the thing looks like this episode, and it is possible that we never will since the show ended without mentioning it again.

    • The video with Doyle is seen again in this episode, a nod to the late Glenn Quinn and to Doyle's role on the series. The tape was the last scene in "Hero" (1x09), the episode in which Doyle sacrificed his life to save Angel and several other half-demons.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Spike: Stupid Barrel-throwing Monkey!
      The "Barrel-throwing monkey" was the first appearance of Donkey Kong and Mario (then Jumpman) of the Mario Bros., in the game "Donkey Kong." First created in 1981, when an unknown Japanese artist (the now world famous Shigeru Miyamoto) created a game based on a gorilla, a carpenter, a kidnapped blonde, and of course lots of barrels. It should also be noted that Donkey Kong is a game made by Nintendo while the Xbox is made by Microsoft, a rival company of Nintendo (at least at the time of this episode). Thus it can be concluded that Spike's version is an illegal emulation, which would be very much his style. Another note to point at is that Rare, the development company who made the games in the Donkey Kong Country series, was bought by Microsoft just a while before this episode. Spike playing Donkey Kong on an Xbox could in some vague way reference this, though it is probably coincidental.

    • Cordelia: What Bizarro-world did I wake up in?
      Bizarro was an imperfect duplicate of Superman who's logic was slightly off-center. With a Bizarro-duplicate of Lois Lane, he went off into space and created a cubic Bizarro-world (as opposed to spheroid) which he populated with duplicates of himself and Bizarro-Lois. The Bizarro-society of this planet did everything off-center, such as celebrating Halloween by wearing masks of normal people as opposed to monsters, dusting the furniture by placing dust on the furniture, etc.

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