Angel: Season 5, Episode 11

Damage (28 Jan. 2004)

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A psychotic vampire slayer has escaped from her asylum, and is now on the loose in Los Angeles. Angel and Spike are on the hunt for her, before she does more damage. Once she is found, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Young Dana
David Brouwer ...
Stock Boy
Dr. Rabinaw
Alex Alexander ...
Carol (as Alex S. Alexander)
Young Nurse


A psychotic vampire slayer has escaped from her asylum, and is now on the loose in Los Angeles. Angel and Spike are on the hunt for her, before she does more damage. Once she is found, looking for pieces of her past, she believes that Spike was the man who drove her towards insanity, and wants to seek revenge. Written by Anonymous

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In the opening moments of the show, Dr. Rabinaw sees that the nurse is working a crossword and says, "Give me one." She suggests, "'In a mellifluous manner.' 7 letters, ends in a 'Y'." It is hardly secret knowledge that the Latin word for honey is "mellis," and "fluens" means "spilling", which suggests that the answer is "sweetly." Perhaps it does suggest something about his character that Dr. Rabinaw gives up and says, "Give me another one." See more »


Harmony Kendall: Boss, we just got a tip some loony's hatched from the bin...
Angel: A who did a what?
Harmony Kendall: A girl over in the nuthouse went all Cuckoo's Nest, hacked up a couple of guards and went over the wall.
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References Parasite Eve (1998) See more »


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27 March 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Is pathological idiot an actual condition? - Although, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the first 10 episodes quite a lot, they still felt a little bit too much like BTVS, and even though I love that show, I prefer ANGEL anytime of the week. 'Damage' is the closest thing to the previous seasons, despite the whole slayer storyline. The only thing that keeps me from giving this episode a 'perfect' grade is 'Andrew', they already brought 'Spike' and 'Harmony' from BTVS but do they really need to bring 'Andrew' in as swell? that irritating little virgin? and the worst part were those wannabe-slayers taking 'Dana' at the end, do the writers want to torture us or what!? But besides that, the episode was old-school ANGEL, it was dark and had different layers. 'Dana' played by Navi Rewat gets my 'best one-episode character of the show' award, as the psychotic slayer who was out for revenge. And although 'Spike' always irritates the hell out of me, his best scene of the entire show was his conversation with 'Angel' at the end of the episode The lass thought I killed her family. And I'm supposed to what, complain 'cause hers wasn't one of the hundreds of families I did kill?. The episode also had quite some slightly-disturbing moments, like when 'Dana' sliced the throat of a male-nurse and paints her face with his blood and of course when she cut off 'Spike's arms. ANGEL is a show that is so good when it's disturbing and season 5 hadn't really done that yet, until this episode. SPIKE: The tingling in my forearms tells me she's too far gone to help. She' of us now. She's a monster. ANGEL: She's an innocent victim. SPIKE: So were we... once upon a time. (9.5 out of 10)

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