Angel: Season 3, Episode 11

Birthday (14 Jan. 2002)

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It's Cordy's birthday and a particularly intense vision knocks her out of her body. As Team Angel tries to help her, Cordy is stuck in an astral plane unable to communicate. When a guide ... See full summary »



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It's Cordy's birthday and a particularly intense vision knocks her out of her body. As Team Angel tries to help her, Cordy is stuck in an astral plane unable to communicate. When a guide shows up and offers Cordy a deal, she has to choose between getting everything she thought she wanted and her life with Angel. Written by katierose295

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[first lines]
Cordelia Chase: I'd just like to say thank you. You believed in me when no one else would. Even in my darkest hours, you were there for me, and that means more to me than you'll ever know. I guess what I'm really trying to say is, "I love you". To all my fans, this is for you!
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The Good; Cordy's sitcom is great and some excellent crazy acting from DB. Also nice to see Doyle again if only in a clip.

The Bad; Feels a bit laboured in places. How can the message in one dimension still be there in another (Jasmine?)

Best line: Skip; "Get out of here. No really, get out of here"

Apocalypses: 5

Angel Clichés In disguise; 8

DB get's his shirt off; 12

Cordy's tattoo; yep when she's ripping the wallpaper off so that makes 10. Note it's not CC doing the somersault on her show's credits because you don't see her tattoo.

Cheap Angel; 7

Fang Gang in bondage: no although Wes and Gunn use manacles to restrain mad Angel. Cordy: 5 Angel: 11 Wes: 6 Gunn; 3 Lorne; 2

Fang gang knocked out: CC for the whole ep Cordy: 12 Angel: 14 Wes: 5 Doyle; 1 Gunn; 1 Lorne; 2

Kills: Cordy: 5 vamps, 3 demons Angel; 32 vamps, 45 and 1/2 demons, 7 humans Doyle; 1 vamp Wes; 10 demons+3 vamps, 2 humans Kate; 3 vamps Faith; 16 vamps, 6 demons, 3 humans. Gunn; 8 vamps+ 7 demons.

Fang Gang go evil: Cordy: 2 Angel: 2

Alternate Fang Gang: Angel possessed by CC Cordy: 2 Angel: 8

Characters killed: 45

Recurring characters killed; 8;

Total number of Angel Investigations: 6, Angel, Cordy, Wes, Gunn, Fred and Lorne

Angel Investigations shot: Angel: 11 Wes; 1

Packing heat; Wes; 5 Doyle; 1 Angel; 1 Gunn; 1

Notches on Fang Gang bedpost: Cordy: 3 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast+Phantom Dennis Angel: 5; Buffy, Darla and The Transcending Furies Wes; 2; Virginia and the bleached blonde

Kinky dinky: Fred mentions she didn't wear underwear for 5 years. Gunn goes through CC's lingerie. To judge by CC's cleavage exposing outfit on her show this must be sweeps week?

Captain Subtext; If Cordy wasn't around does this mean Doyle's last act was to kiss Angel? Love the CC as Wonder Woman cake the gang get for Cordy, too bad Joss went off the idea of making the film. Gunn comments that Fred is so cool. Wes refer to Gunn as his 'partner'. CC and Angel kiss

Know the face, different character; 4

Parking garages; 5,

Buffy characters on Angel; 16 Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru, The Master, Anne, Willow and Harmony

Questions and observations; So this is a world where CC never joins AI. No Fred so presumably after Wes and Gunn rescue her she goes back to Texas? In a world without Cordy's influence does this mean Merle, Elana etc are all still alive? Pentagrams always bad news. What are Buffy and the Scoobs doing about mad Angel in this alternate reality? CC is now part demon as is Faith, Buffy etc. This is ep 55 so exactly half way through the series.

Marks out of 10; 6/10

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