Angel: Season 4, Episode 10

Awakening (29 Jan. 2003)

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After realizing that Angelus might have some information on the Beast, Team Angel reluctantly decides to remove Angel's soul. Wes brings in a mystic who can extract Angel's soul and then ... See full summary »



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After realizing that Angelus might have some information on the Beast, Team Angel reluctantly decides to remove Angel's soul. Wes brings in a mystic who can extract Angel's soul and then return it safely to his body after Angelus gives them the information they need. But, as the mystic starts the soul-removing ceremony, it seems like there might be some surprises. Written by katierose295

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[Angel has reluctantly agreed to release Angelus]
Angel: We're gonna need a cage.
Lorne: Cage?
Angel: A strong one. About ten by twelve, steel-reinforced. Two inch bars, maybe three. I'll make some calls.
Charles Gunn: What, he thinks something like that's going to hold the Beast?
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: It's not for the Beast. It's for him.
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The One With Angelus...
6 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. I love the character of Angeles even though he's a heartless, soulless, murdering monster, it's still so much fun to see him come out and "play".

In this episode, the Beast has finally arrived to Los Angeles, and they think he might know someone familiar. Angelus. Remember him? The person Angel was before he got his soul back, twice. In Season 2 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, he came out and had a lot of what he calls fun, threatening Buffy and her friends. Not to mention torturing Giles and killing Miss Calendar. So, they realize that Angelus knows the Beast, and they need information. So they get someone who can steal his soul, and put it in a jar for safe keeping. The ritual begins and turns out that guy was trying to kill Angel. A series of events happen, one including Angel sleeping with Cordelia. Which gives him one moment of true happiness, which takes his soul. We are now back with the Shaman guy, who turns out this is how he steals the soul. He gets Angel in a dream-like state, gives him illusions of something that will turn him evil, and then it does. Looks like Angelus is gonna have some fun.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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