Angel: Season 2, Episode 5

Dear Boy (24 Oct. 2000)

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After spotting Darla walking around LA, Angel becomes convinced that his sire is alive. Wes and Cordy think that he's imagining things, but Angel is determined to find Darla and discover ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Kate Lockley (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Harold Jeakins
Matt North ...
Hotel Security Guard
Cop #1


After spotting Darla walking around LA, Angel becomes convinced that his sire is alive. Wes and Cordy think that he's imagining things, but Angel is determined to find Darla and discover what she's up to. Little does he know that Darla is working with Wolfram and Hart. Angel tracks her down, and quickly falls into their trap. Written by katierose295

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Marti Noxon made some uncredited script contributions to this episode. See more »


After singing at Caritas, Angel apologizes and one sees his hand turning the monitor of the karaoke machine off. When the camera shows him again from a distance, the monitor is on again. See more »


[first lines]
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: We made you some tea.
Angel: Oh. Great.
Cordelia Chase: It's on the table right there in front of you.
Angel: Table seems far.
Cordelia Chase: Oh, you must be all worn out from sleeping for the last three days. It's like living with the world's oldest teenager.
[to Wesley]
Cordelia Chase: He can't be having a growth spurt at two hundred and forty eight, could he?
Angel: Two forty seven!
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The Good; All the Angel and Darla stuff and the Kate stuff. Love the cheating wife subplot too.

The Bad; ?

Best line: "God doesn't want you, but I do"

Jeez, how did they get away with that? Awful scene between Darla and Angelus whilst driving Dru mad. She is a virgin and a saint, how different her life could have been. Darla grabbing/killing the actor.

Apocalypses: 4

Angel Clichés Damsel in distress; 17

In disguise; Whilst surveiling the cheating wife in the hotel so 6

DB get's his shirt off; 10

Cordy's tattoo;3

Cheap Angel; AI jump at the chance of a paying client Cordy noting he has Mastercard etc. Angel asks Wes if he has any money he can lend him for Caritas 6

Fang Gang in bondage: Cordy: 5 Angel: 8 Wes: 2

Fang gang knocked out: Cordy: 10 Angel: 12 Wes: 5 Doyle; 1

Kills: one demon for Gunn Cordy: 5 vamps, 1 demons Angel; 17 vamps, 18 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: 3, the actor, the Lord and the Streetwalker 26

Recurring characters killed; 4;

Total number of Angel Investigations: 4, Angel, Cordy, Wes and Gunn

Angel Investigations shot: Angel shot by the cops who respond to the call Angel: 9,

Packing heat; we have the first appearance the tranquliser guns. Wes; 4 Doyle; 2 Angel; 1

Notches on Fang Gang bedpost: Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast Angel: 1;Buffy Wes; 1 bleached blonde according to Angel and to the amazement of Cordy

Kinky dinky: Angel forces himself on Darla but being Darla she revels in it. "You're hurting me, I like it". Angel tells Darla she can 'Scream all she wants'. Darla says she's pretty familiar with the international sign for 'enough' whilst Angel says what they did together 'blew the top of my head off'. Angel has 'a thing for convents', hmmm? The nuns or the teenage schoolgirls in uniforms? Darla kills the streetwalker even though she was one herself. Angel smells Cordy's hair, the first hint of Cangel. When Angel refers to his love Cordy thinks he's talking about Buffy. Cordy's 'Pet me I'm a whore' outfit certainly fits the bill. Angel observes that Wes has recently had sex with a bleach blonde, probably the girl from 'Judgement', much to Cordelia's incredulity. Buffy the cheerleader gave Angel a happiness Darla couldn't give, maybe Darla should get the costume and some pompoms?

Captain Subtext; In fanfic the bleach blonde Wes had sex with is often Spike. Lorne refers to his bartender Ramon as a 'treasure'.

Know the face, different character; 2

Parking garages; 4,

Buffy characters on Angel; Dru for the first time 12 Wetherby, Collins and Smith. Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes, Faith, Darla, Dru

Questions and observations; Angel is 247 years old and now a coffee addict contrary to what was stated in The Prom. Great ep, the renewal of the Angel/Darla relationship and it's terrific on all levels, great things to come. Angel seems to have established a reputation as a PI for the supernatural, AI's spying on the cheating wife is quite professional with listening devices, mini-camera's, the works. In the Buffyverse there appear to be no aliens (what about the Queller demon from season 5?). Kate is now a pariah in the LAPD but is still loved by her friends and colleagues. Lorne is back for the first time in a while. Some great satire on Hollywood actors. Gunn has a long and colourful record with LAPD.

Marks out of 10; 9/10

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