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 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 »

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Illyria: I will fight. I have been broken and humiliated. I will return in kind every blow, every sting. I will shred my adversaries, pull their eyes out just enough to turn them towards their mewling mutilated faces.
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: You're a very inspirational person.
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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 »

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Angel Series Finale
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode encompasses every aspect of what Angel stood for. Every action leading up to this episode was a direct correlation to what "Team Angel" was all about- Sacrificing for the greater good. In any war there are going to be casualties. We lose some very memorable characters, but the fact that it's not always a happy ending adds to realism of the show (as much as there can be with a TV show). Although I'd love to see the final battle, I love that at the end, they each had one final moment of fulfillment and subsequently stripped themselves of everything except for fighting for "right". 10/10, A+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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