Angel: Season 4, Episode 2

Ground State (13 Oct. 2002)

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Angel is desperate to find Cordy, unaware that she's become a Higher Power. Angel also wants to mend fences with Wes, who remains bitter. Still, Wesley points Angel on the track of magical ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Belinda Waymouth ...
Lydia Thorpe
Mrs. Raiden
Mr. Raiden
Nick (as Jessica M. Kiper)
Easton Gage ...
Young Boy


Angel is desperate to find Cordy, unaware that she's become a Higher Power. Angel also wants to mend fences with Wes, who remains bitter. Still, Wesley points Angel on the track of magical arch thing that can help locate Cordelia. Unfortunately, someone else is about to steal it right out from under them. Written by katierose295

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Final appearance of Cordy's apartment and Phantom Dennis. See more »


Angel is immune to Gwen's electric shocks. At other times, in the Buffyverse, vampires are easily stunned into inaction with tasers, cattle prods and the like. See more »


Dinza: I know all the lost things.
Angel: Really? City of Atlantis? Holy Grail? Jimmy Hoffa?
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Thank you for Gwen
30 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not only one of the best but one of my favorite episodes of the season. First of all, we're introduced to Gwen. As a guy, do I really have to explain why that's so great? Aside from how hot she is, she actually is one of the more unique guest characters to appear in any season. To have a hot chick with superpowers who is a professional thief. Not something you normally see anywhere on TV. When she and Angel kiss after she unintentionally makes his heart beat; that was great.

Secondly, we get another great and very hot love scene with Wesley and Lilah. The two of them hooking up was a great plot twist because of the whole sleeping with the enemy angle. Not to mention how ridiculously hot Lilah is and how great she talks dirty. BEST PART OF THE EPISODE! WES: Shut up Lilah. LILAH: Make me. And then he goes down on her. Freakin' sweet.

This episode would've been perfect if Gwen hadn't revived Gunn after she fried him in the vault. Ever since he hooked up with Fred and later turned his back on Wes, I had been waiting to see him get what was coming to him. Gunn dying would've fit that scenario perfectly. Unfortunately, not everything can be good.

To end with Angel seeing Cordy in the beautiful place and deciding he shouldn't get her out was one of the sweetest moments. And Cordy's line of "What are you, deficient? Get me out of here" is just as great as her last line in Deep Down of "G-d, I am so bored."

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