Angel: Season 1, Episode 2

Lonely Hearts (12 Oct. 1999)

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Angel, with the aid of new ally Detective Kate Lockley, tracks a serial killer whose hunting ground is LA's single bars.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Detective Kate Lockley (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Sharon Richler (as Lillian Birdsell)
Obi Ndefo ...
Neil Pick-Up Girl
Tracey Stone ...
Pretty Girl
David Nisic ...
Slick Guy
Connor Kelly ...


"Lonely Hearts" deals with murders at a popular LA night club. Doyle gets a vision from the Powers That Be, and soon the gang at Angel Inc. thinks that something demonic is afoot at the bar. Angel has to go "undercover" there, as a single veterinarian, so he can catch the killer. Meanwhile, he meets up with a woman named Kate Lockely, who might just be more than she seems. Written by katierose295

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12 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Originally, David Fury had written a darker script called "Corrupt." In that script, Kate was undercover but working as a prostitute, and Angel licked blood off of a murder victim. Copies of the script are floating around on-line. See more »


At about 35 minutes in, Angel looks at a window when we know it is night and sun can clearly be seen. He then says that he and Kate will go through the window (to escape) but if he were to actually do that he would burn to a crisp. See more »


[First lines]
[Angel is, characteristically, moping in the dark in his office when Doyle comes in]
Allen Francis Doyle: Hey, you know, maybe we should go over this thing again of you getting out in the world and involving yourself with people. It's Friday night. It's the most social night of the week! A couple of lookers like us should be out there enjoying the nightlife. Not sitting here in the dark like some kind of...
Angel: ...some kind of vampire?
Allen Francis Doyle: Well, yeah. I was going to say slacker, but, yeah, to you, Mr. Obvious. ...
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We all had so much in common. Being monster food every other week, for instance
20 January 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

We all had so much in common. Being monster food every other week, for instance - Although i'm not one of the many, I gotta say that this is one of my favorites of the first season. The episode is pretty dark to begin with, not that it's depressing or creepy, it just carries a huge dark mood. The episode was supposed to be called 'Curroption' and had a whole prostitution storyline going on but apparently the folks at the WB thought it was too dark so David Greenwalt had to re-write the script. I really loved 'Kate' at first, I thought her chemistry with 'Angel' was just perfect, both were terrible with words and were terribly lonely. Meanwhile the chemistry between 'Cordy' and 'Doyle' got even better, we got to see 'Doyle' getting his first vision and going to 'Cordy's apartment... which was pretty damn disgusting - I thought girls were supposed to like pretty thing, those two were pretty much made for each other, DAMN you Joss. The main storyline of the episode was about a burrower (no, not a donkey demon), a demon that goes from body-to-body through sex, it's a whole exchange of fluids thing. When 'Kate' was revealed to be a cop was when the real fun began, she thought that 'Angel' was the serial killer until he saved her from the burrower who was in the bartender, His skin started to fall off which was pretty icky, poor demon ended up as a barbecue. I sure love this episode, it's a great mix of horror and a bit of comedy (the calling cards for intance, nobody could see that it was an angel) and boy, does 'Angel' love the dark or what? KATE: I can go wherever I want, and you can go to Hell. ANGEL: Been there. Done that. (9.5 out of 10)

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