Angel: Season 2, Episode 3

First Impressions (10 Oct. 2000)

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Darla is back from the dead and determined to drive Angel crazy. She's invading his dreams and disrupting his sleep, knocking him off his game. Meanwhile, Cordy gets a vision that Gunn may ... See full summary »

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Darla is back from the dead and determined to drive Angel crazy. She's invading his dreams and disrupting his sleep, knocking him off his game. Meanwhile, Cordy gets a vision that Gunn may be in danger and goes off to help him. Gunn is annoyed with her interference. When they're confronted with vampires and a demon, though, Cordy and Gunn need to work together. Written by katierose295

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At the end of the episode, when Darla is dream-seducing Angel and is supposed to be naked, you get glimpses of her underwear and of the band-aids covering her nipples. See more »

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[first lines]
Lorne: 'Send In The Clowns' and 'Tears Of A Clown', both in one night. What a treat.
Angel: Yeah, well, I, uh, was sorta going for a, you know, medley kind of a thing.
Lorne: Yeah, yeah. More of a due-dly really, wasn't it?
Angel: I couldn't come up with a third.
Lorne: You know, still, I've never seen you open up like that before. Now tell the truth, you've been practicing, haven't you?
Angel: A little.
Lorne: Probably not in front of the mirror.
Angel: In the shower.
Lorne: Yeah, it so shows.
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Hmm, I could just eat you up
27 January 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Hmm, I could just eat you up - 'Gunn' episodes have never been exactly popular, usually their problem is that the secondary storyline is more interesting than the 'Gunn' storyline. I do however like the 'Gunn' character, in the early years anyway, but I think that he works far better as a background character than when it's actually about him, he simply doesn't have a lot of interesting story lines to offer. In this episode 'Cordy' has a vision of 'Gunn' fighting for his life and decides to go and save 'Gunn' by herself, unlike many fans I think they do have good chemistry, exactly because they simply don't get each other. I also loved the comedy in this episode like - 'So, where's your car' but most notable were the Wesley/Angel scenes, especially when 'Angel' had to wear the ladies helmet - 'Hop on gorgeous'. But what mainly makes this episode work for me are 'Angel's sex dreams, they are far more sexual than ANGEL has ever been before, especially at the end when it's revealed that they aren't 'just' dreams and 'Darla' has been on top of him all that time. The episode is definitely memorable, entertaining and it develops both characters and story lines, still it's not perfect, the main villain of the episode for instance didn't work at all. But other than that, a must-see 'Gunn' episode even if it's mostly for 'Angel's dreams. Too bad that this was 'David Nabbit's last episode though, I think his character had potential. CORDELIA: Paging Mr. Rationalization. GUNN: Paging Ms. "About to be thrown out of a moving vehicle". (8.5 out of 10)


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