Angel: Season 2, Episode 1

Judgment (26 Sep. 2000)

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Misinterpreting one of Cordy's visions, Angel tries to help a pregnant woman and accidentally kills her demon protector. Now, Angel must fulfill the dead warrior's mission and fight a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Fontaine
Acting Teacher (as Iris Fields)
Club Manager
Jason Frasca ...
White Guy
Andy Kreiss ...
Lizard Demon


Misinterpreting one of Cordy's visions, Angel tries to help a pregnant woman and accidentally kills her demon protector. Now, Angel must fulfill the dead warrior's mission and fight a battle to save the woman's unborn baby. When the woman runs off though, Angel is forced to make an incredible sacrifice to find her again... He has to sing at a karaoke bar. Written by katierose295

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First appearance of the Hyperion Hotel. See more »


At around 14 minutes, just before the scene cuts away from the Karaoke bar, Cordelia is shown with her mole in the left cheek, which may have been a mirrored shot as the mole is supposed to be on her right. See more »


[first lines]
Lorne: [sings] At first I was afraid, I was petrified / Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side / But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong / And I grew strong / And I learned how to get along.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual black background for the end credits, footage and out-takes of Angel's Karaoke performance are shown. See more »


References The Enemy Below (1957) See more »


I'm So Excited
Performed by Andy Kreiss and Andy Hallett
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You're just a vampire like everyone else
12 January 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

You're just a vampire like everyone else - An excellent second season opener with plenty to go around, maybe even more than the first one, although the quality doesn't reach as high. I love how the characters each have grown their own way, 'Cordy' is suddenly becoming a good actress while 'Wes' is able to impress a chick, yet still when they get the '911' call they chose the mission over their personal life which seems to be improving. This episode sets the beginning of the season perfectly, it introduced the karaoke bar and 'The Host' aka 'Lorne' which will both play a big role during this season. We also see how 'Darla' is doing, she seems pretty crazy but 'Lindsey' apparently likes taking care of her. 'J. August Richards' who plays 'Gunn' is now added to the credits, I really liked his street-phase, I think 'Gunn' became less interesting by season, especially as a lawyer. But anyway, this episode shows that heroes also make mistakes, 'Angel' accidentally kills another warrior and after another brooding session he decides to become the pregnant woman's protector who is played by 'Justina Michado'. Did anyone notice that she always seems to be playing a pregnant woman? (ANGEL, SFU and Final Destination 2?). One of the things I loved the most about this episode were the Tribuno, they seemed pretty Mortal Kombat-ish and and plus we got the neat 'Angel-on-a-horse' scene for free. But my most favorite scene has to be the last, with 'Faith'. It was both touching and funny. And did anyone else watch the closing credits? more DB singing, gosh, that was just as funny as the 'She' closing credits. FAITH: The road to redemption is a rocky path. ANGEL: That it is. FAITH: You think we might make it? ANGEL: We might. (8.5 out of 10)

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