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Season four begins with Angel stuck at the bottom of the sea. Fred and Gunn search for him, unaware that Connor is the one behind his disappearance. Cordy is now a Higher Power and no one is sure where she went either. It's Wes who begins to piece together what happened to his estranged friends and comes up with a plan to save Angel. Written by katierose295

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Linwood (played by John Rubinstein) says, "Lilah, this is my corner of the sky. I decide when the sun rises and when it sets..." Rubinstein was the original actor to play the title role in the Broadway musical "Pippin" whose signature song is "Corner of the Sky". See more »


During the cold open, a vampire breaks the windshield of Gunn's truck with his fist. After Gunn and Fred get out of the truck to face the vampires on foot, the glass shows no signs of damage. See more »


Charles Gunn: [to Connor] That's right, Sparky. Daddy's comin' home. And I'm guessing there's gonna be a spanking.
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Possibly the best season opener
2 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Season four isn't my favorite season. Mostly, because I watched it straight through the first time on DVD with no spoilers. I had no idea what was going on. And by about mid-season I was so, SO angry at Cordelia & Conner that I wanted to just reach through the screen and strangle them both. By the end of the season I was enjoying things more, although I'm still not exactly sure what's happening a lot of the time. Anyway, there are some good parts of the season and "Deep Down" is possibly the greatest season opener of the series. I love Wes and he just rules this episode. I highly recommend that you see it as it helps resolve season three and set up the season to come.

This episode revolves around the search for Angel. After Conner sunk him into the ocean, the kid went back to the Hyperion and has been acting like he has no idea where Angel could be. Fred and Gunn have been searching for him. And for Cordy, who also disappeared when she was made a Higher Power. Conner is trying to throw them off Angel's trail, but he doesn't know that Wes is also searching for Angel. Weslsy is still sleeping with Lilah, and they actually developing a strange sort of affection for each other. She's not aware that Wes is keeping Justine chained up in his closet as a hostage. Every night, he drags her out on a boat, searching for where she and Conner dumped Angel. Pretty soon he finds his vampire ex-boss, who's hallucinating from lack of food. Weslesy's cuts open his own arm so Angel can eat, lets Justine go, and then drives Angel back to the Hyperion.

Meanwhile, Fred and Gunn have heard about Conner dumping his own father in the sea. They taser Conner and tie him to a chair. Angel comes home, and Fred and Gunn try to get Wes to help them take care of him, but Wes is still bitter. They snap at him and he leaves. Conner tries to escape, but Angel struggles to his feet and knocks the kid into a wall. He tells Conner that he didn't kill Holtz. Conner sort of cowers there and Angel says that what happens next depends on what happened to Cordy. Conner swears that he didn't touch Cordelia and Angel believes him. He tells Conner, "I love you... Now get out of my house." Then he, Fred and Gunn focus on finding Cordy. Up in Floaty magic land, Cordelia is bored with her Higher Power life and wants to come home.

There are some great parts to this episode. I love Wesley finding Angel and bringing him home. He even gives Angel his own blood to help heal him. Wes and Angel have their problems, but they love each other. I feel so bad when Angel, hallucinating that Wes is Conner, says "I should have killed you." I hurts Wesley's feelings. Still, he takes him back to the Hyperion and leaves him with Fred and Gunn. And, I like Angel wailing on Conner when he gets home. I hate Conner and I'm glad that Angel reamed him. I wish they'd let Fred taser him some more. Also, I like that Angel's major concern once he was free was finding Cordy. He needs her so much. Finally, I think it's cool that --even with all the bad blood between them (no pun intended)-- Wes called Fred & Gunn and told them that Conner had sunk Angel... And they believed him. It really shows where their real loyalty lies. Gunn and Fred might've been looking after Conner, but when Wes comes back into the picture and says that the kid hurt Angel, they end up tying Conner to a chair. When push came to shove, they trusted Wes and stayed loyal to Angel, so Conner didn't stand a chance.

On the down side, I'm not sure Wes is right about vampires being able to survive indefinitely without food. In BTVS season four's "Pangs" Spike says that when vampires starve for too long, they turn into skeletons.

My favorite part of the episode: Angel's dream about Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Conner, Cordy, Fred, Gunn and Lorne are all there and happy. And Wesley is sitting at the other end of the table, smiling. It's just a beautiful scene and nice glimpse into Angel's mind. No matter what's happened, he loves them all so much.

My other favorite part of the episode: Wes threatening Justine with "I'll take your bucket away." And she backs down. It cracks me up every time I see it.

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