Angel (1999–2004)
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Not Fade Away 

In the series finale, Angel reveals that his questionable moral behavior has been part of a bigger plan: to destroy The Circle of the Black Thorn and show the Senior Partners that the power... See full summary »



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In the series finale, Angel reveals that his questionable moral behavior has been part of a bigger plan: to destroy The Circle of the Black Thorn and show the Senior Partners that the power of good can still make a difference. Wesley struggles with helping Illyria adapt to the world, scolding her for her attempts to take on Fred's form. As Gunn continues his quest of self-discovery, Lorne becomes more aware of the lack of happiness in the world. Harmony attempts to seduce Marcus Hamilton for information, Lindsey makes an important decision regarding his alliance, and Eve continues to deal with being mortal. As Spike comes closer to understanding the nature of heroism, Angel pays a visit to the one person he truly loves. On Angel's bidding, the gang goes out and spends each day as if it were their last... Written by TheGreenSaga

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19 May 2004 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


As of the series finale, David Boreanaz is the only actor to have appeared in every episode, David Boreanaz and Christian Kane are the only actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of the series and David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, Julie Benz and J. August Richards are the only actors to have appeared in every season. See more »


During the exchange between Angel and Harmony near the beginning of the episode, Angel says that he doesn't recall what it is like to be human. Technically, he should remember, as he was human back in Season One's "I Will Remember You". See more »


[first lines]
Angel: Then we're all agreed.
Spike: Yeah. We're all one big happy Manson family.
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Crazy Credits

The WB added a short "thank you" to the credits, thanking the creators for their work on the series. This angered many fans, who blame the WB for canceling the series. See more »


References The Carol Burnett Show (1967) See more »

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Perfect Finale
22 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hated to see this series end. It's my favorite of all-time. From what I've read, the direction the following season was going to go--at least the Ilyria/Fred character-- sounded very promising. It was just such a beautifully written series. Such great creativity and continuity! I've never seen so many shows, presently, that defy logic, and have holes in their script the size JW's Giant Brain. The Closer and CSI Miami are 2 (im)perfect examples.

The final season was my fav, so it was getting even better. No Conner! No Jasmine! Thank Satan! They were the among the very few low lights. TWO Amy Ackers! YAY! It would have been perfect if Cordelia, Lilah, & Darla rejoined the cast, but if it ran another season or 2...

The ending was bittersweet, though more bitter to some. How would you dissatisfied have ended it? WR&H telling Angel they give up, he wins?? Then, in celebration, the cast performs a daisy chain?! Right. They'll prob save that for the movie. Now, "let's get to work."

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