Angel (1999–2004)
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In the Dark 

Spike and a colleague torture Angel in hopes of ascertaining the whereabouts of a ring that makes the wearer invincible.



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Malia Mathis ...
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Manny the Pig (as Tom Rosales)
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Oz comes to LA with a gift from Buffy. She has sent Angel the the Ring of Amara, which makes any vampire wearing it "unkill-able." Unfortunatly for Angel, Spike has also arrived in town and he's determined to get the ring for himself. Angel soon finds himself in deep trouble and it's up to Doyle, Oz and Cordy to save him. Written by katierose295

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19 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Doyle is on the phone tracking down Spike he says "Spike as in railroad" which is how Spike originally was nicknamed. See more »


(at around 1 min) While Doyle and Cordelia are searching the dark, unlit sewers, lamps/lighting equipment are visible in the bottom right corner of the shot. See more »


Cordelia: See girl in distress. See Angel save girl from druggy-stalker-boyfriend.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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I refuse to be wooed just because Spike is in this episode...
15 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To be honest this episode is pretty rubbish, even with Spike in it. Apart from anything else Spike doesn't do anything! He waltzes in and demands some stupid ring, which should never have been allowed to have exists in the Buffyverse anyway as it's such a poor plot device, and then, for some bizarre reason hires someone to torture Angel for him for the information, rather than do it himself. How out of character! The fact that the torturer man even exists is simply a plot device so that someone can steal the ring and create a finale. Oz is also totally underused; he does little to further the plot at all and simply stands around as if to say "look at me. I'm also in Buffy. Isn't that cool. This is totally a crossover!" To make things even more ridiculous when the torture man steals the ring Angel and the gang know exactly where to find him; they head straight for a random pier and there he just happens to be. Well isn't that fortunate! My favourite moment of the episode. Spike says "to use a phrase I learnt in Sunnydale: DUH!"

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