Angel: Season 3, Episode 5

Fredless (22 Oct. 2001)

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Fred's parents show up in LA and Team Angel is instantly suspicious of them. They seem a little too... Normal. Fred hiding from her family and has run off. In order to find her again, Team ... See full summary »

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Fred's parents show up in LA and Team Angel is instantly suspicious of them. They seem a little too... Normal. Fred hiding from her family and has run off. In order to find her again, Team Angel and the Burkles will have to work together. They'll also have to battle some demons and pay a visit to Lorne. And Fred will have to decide where she really belongs now. Written by katierose295

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Angel's the champion and Wesley's the brains of the operation, Gunn's the muscle and Cordy's the heart
10 February 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Angel's the champion and Wesley's the brains of the operation, Gunn's the muscle and Cordy's the heart - A very cute, character-driven episode. It's all about 'Fred' and her parents who are looking for her, the only thing about this episode that I don't get is why 'Lorne' told her to run away from her parents and called them monsters? maybe he sensed the giant bugs instead? so that doesn't really make sense, also the way they tried to make the parents seem evil while they weren't was a bit silly. Even so, Amy Acker was able to show her great acting skills, both in a comedy and dramatic way. I also loved those damned cockroaches, they looked pretty neat and added some morbid kind of humor to the episode, especially when 'Fred's mom squashed one with a bus -Did I get it? Did I get it ya'll?. 'Fred' eventually saves the day with her 'bread toasting/killer machine' thing and decides to stay where she belongs, with the fang gang. The episode is very light and plot less, but it's good to watch an episode like that now and then. I loved the end with 'Fred' painting her room including everything she had written on the walls and of course the unforgettable teaser with 'Cordy' and 'Wes' impersonating 'Angel' and 'Buffy'. ANGEL: Are you gonna remember everything that's up there?" FRED: Well, sure. It's a story. Once upon a time there was a girl who lived all alone in a horrible cave, so far from home it made her chest hurt. And every day in that horrible cave, the girl tried to figure out a way to escape. None of her plans ever succeeded, of course, and she'd almost given up hopin' when one day, just like in a fairy tale a handsome man rode up on a horse and saved her, and took her back to his castle. Now you'd think that was the end, wouldn'tcha? Dumb old fairy tales and their happily ever afters. But see, the minute they got back to the castle, the handsome man went away again. And even though she didn't mean to, didn't want to, high up in that castle the girl just built herself another cave. Hoping he would save her again. But you can't save me this time. Can you? (9.0 out of 10)


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