Angel: Season 5, Episode 22

Not Fade Away (19 May 2004)

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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... 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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The poem Spike reads in the bar is the same poem he reads to Cecily, the object of his affection, in "Fool for Love" in season 5 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. After Cecily rejects him, he wanders around London until he runs into Drusilla, who sires him. See more »

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During Angel's chat with Connor, Angel says he was at the first taping of _"The Carol Burmett Show" (1967)_ and says, "Tim Conway was on fire." Tim Conway was only in one episode (4th) of the 1st season of the Carol Burmett show; he became a regular part of the show in season 8. See more »

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Spike: So... if any of us makes it through this alive, does one of us get to be a real boy?
Angel: Who are you kidding, Spike? You know that none of us are gonna make it through this night alive.
Spike: Good. As long as it's not you.
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No happy ending, but who ever said there would be?
7 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This comment is mainly in response to certain people who claim that this series finale was a failure because it did not have a "happy ending". These people have missed the entire point of the episode. It's not about happy endings; as Angel repeatedly warned the others, this is one they're "not going to walk away from". "Not Fade Away" is about doing what's right, even if there's nothing in it for you, even if you know that you're pretty much signing your death warrant by doing so. That takes true courage and honor, and that's what Angel and co. have in spades in this episode. Also, it's realistic, well, about as realistic as a fantasy drama TV show about vampires and demons can be. In life, there is no guarantee that you or anybody else will walk off into the sunset, and more often than not, good people die. "Not Fade Away" reflected this, and that's what makes it unique from any other series finale.

10/10, easily.


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