Angel: Season 5, Episode 18

Origin (21 Apr. 2004)

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Parents bring their son to Wolfram and Hart to try to make sense of their son's superhuman abilities. Team Angel wants their assistance, but Angel refuses, because it's his son Connor. A ... See full summary »

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Parents bring their son to Wolfram and Hart to try to make sense of their son's superhuman abilities. Team Angel wants their assistance, but Angel refuses, because it's his son Connor. A demon is after Connor, but without his memories of his old life, he doesn't have much of a chance against the demon. True memories are revealed for Connor and a member of Team Angel Written by Jesse Sanchez

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According to Andy Hallett, it was during the filming of this episode that the cast and crew were given the news that the show was canceled. See more »

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Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: [about Illyria] She's either counting oxygen molecules or analyzing the Petri dish she just put into her mouth. Or sleeping. I can never quite tell.
Angel: You sure this is a good idea?
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: We have plenty of Petri dishes.
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You gotta do what you can to protect your family. I learned that from my father
4 June 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

You gotta do what you can to protect your family. I learned that from my father - One of the strongest and most significant episodes of the season, if not the entire series. One of the main reasons I loved it was that it linked to the Season 3 arc of 'The father will kill the son', after basically a season that had tried to ignore the first Four. Another obvious reason for me was 'Connor', he had always been a favorite of mine so I was great to see him back on the show, even though it was a completely different character. 'Wesley's character was also very intriguing, he's fantastic chemistry with 'Illyria' and then breaking the glass which returned the lost memories. The Connor/Sahjhan fight scene was also excellent, mixed humor with kick-ass violence! I'm also quite a big fan of 'Cyvus', he managed to be creepy, interesting and still slightly humorous, I wish we would have seen more of him. 'Origin' was a very necessary episode that finally dealt with the 'Connor'-issue I waited for almost a season and once again brought the greatness in 'Angel's character. ILLYRIA: I'd like to keep Spike as my pet. ANGEL: Connor, this is Spike and Illyria. Guys, this is Connor. CONNOR: Hi. Um...I like your outfit. ILLYRIA: Your body warms. This one is lusting after me. CONNOR: Oh... no, I.. I.. It's just that.. it's the outfit. I guess I've always had a thing for older women. ANGEL: They were supposed to fix that... (10 out of 10)


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