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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When Angel hands Gun and Fred a drawing of the artifact that they are going after, Fred is surprised by how good the drawing is and of the later picture of Cordy. During Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angelus would leave drawings behind to scare the Scooby gang - several of Buffy, one of Jenny Calendar and in Angel he drew Darla. See more »


In the opening scene, which is supposed to take place in 1985, the young Gwen Raiden is wearing a red coat with "Old Navy" clearly written on its zipper. Old Navy was not founded until 1994. See more »


Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Just beware: Dinza isn't remotely trustworthy.
Angel: What should I do then? Send her a gift? A sacrifice? Unholy fruit basket?
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References Batman (1966) See more »

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So you're a freak, Boo-Hoo
20 January 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

So you're a freak, Boo-Hoo - Not as mind blowing as the season opener, but still pretty damn neat. This episode has my favorite teaser of the entire series, it's a flashback of little 'Gwen' going to a special school where she accidentally fries a little kid when she takes off her gloves. 'Gwen' is like a wonderful mix of 'Faith', the X-men character 'Rogue' and the Mortal Kombat character 'Raiden', she would have been an excellent add to the credits, too bad she was only used for three episodes. The scenes where she kills 'Gunn' and then revives him and makes 'Angel's heart beat followed by a hot kiss were reasons enough for me to love her. Also we get another very hot 'Wesley/Lilah' scene, it's a shame they weren't used as much as in the previous episode but still, when he goes down on her cost enough attention from critics to make it extremely memorable. I also loved the scene where 'Lilah' was watching 'Connor' and then got threatened by 'Angel' - Just this once, I'll ignore the fact that you're within fifty yards of my son. Just this once. The only thing that bothered me a little was that phantom 'Dennis' got written out, even though he was invisible and never said anything, I really loved the ghost, poor 'Dennis' now has to live (or whatever you call it) without ever knowing what happened to his beloved 'Cordy'. The absence of 'Cordy' is once again forgiven by her closing the episode, it was just exactly what you'd expect her to say. ANGEL: All those months, under the water, I kept thinking to myself I gotta get home... to Cordelia. I get back and I find out that she's gone. I keep thinking, I gotta get Cordy back home. Finally I find her, and I realize she already is home. Where she belongs. CORDELIA: What are you? Deficient? Get me out of here! (9.5 out of 10)

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