Angel: Season 2, Episode 20

Over the Rainbow (8 May 2001)

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After Cordy is swept through a portal, Angel and Wes are desperate to get her back. They come up with a plan to go to Pylea after her. Since it's Lorne's home dimension, they insist that he... See full summary »

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After Cordy is swept through a portal, Angel and Wes are desperate to get her back. They come up with a plan to go to Pylea after her. Since it's Lorne's home dimension, they insist that he come along. Gunn is hesitant to go when Wes says that they might never be able to get back to earth. Meanwhile on Pylea, Cordy is sold as a "cow" and meets up with another portal refugee, Fred. Then Cordy has a vision and things become even more complicated for her. Written by katierose295

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The actor playing the Hell Beast (Lee Whittaker) had to endure 4 hours of costume and prosthetic fittings to transform his appearance. Once in costume, Whittaker was unable to go to the bathroom. See more »

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When Angel begins to gather brush to cover the car after arriving in Pylea, a boom mic can clearly be seen on the upper-right edge of the screen. Look for it as he takes a deep breath and basks in the non-fatal Pylean sun. See more »

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Wesley: Cordy?
Angel: Cordelia? Cordy? Cordy?
Wesley: Oh, no. Oh, my God, no. How could I have let this happen?
Angel: No, she's here somewhere. She's just hiding. Cordy? Cordy?
Wesley: Angel?
Angel: What?
Wesley: She's gone. Cordy's been sucked into the portal. She's in the Host's dimension now.
Angel: [to Lorne] Where's Cordelia?
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9 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm wondering if I should wait to review this episode until I've finished the season, so it'll make more sense in context. Regardless, here's my thoughts directly after finishing the episode itself.

Cordy's been transported to Pylea where they call humans cows and treat them as slaves and beasts of burden. This seems a little odd to me. We see a cow walking by later. Do the Pyleans actually think the humans are the same as cows, or do hey just decide to apply the name to both species? And are humans really so frequent an occurrence on Pylea that they have a vibrant slave base? We only know about Fred and Cordy so far, but they have these fancy shock collars and bartering system for them. And even though they miraculously all speak the same language, the humans get ignored and degraded anyway. I wonder how they justify that. I mean, I guess it's a heavy-handed allusion to slavery of Africans, but it just feels too contrived or something. Also they make this big deal about Cordy being cursed, but then they end up crowning her the Highness? I kind of thought we were leading there some how, and maybe next episode will explain it, but it just doesn't match at all what we've seen to this point.

I like the boys being so worried about Cordy, especially Angel. I like Lorne being so agonized about going back. It really is his personal hell, and I don't blame him for not wanting to go back. But he proves that he's truly not a coward, because he does go back. Good for you, Lorne! I like Gunn deciding to go with them. I wondered if the message Angel was leaving was for Buffy, though the tone didn't feel quite right for that. (And good thing, too, considering all Buffy has on her plate right now back in Sunnydale!) I like the fight; "I'll take the twenty on the right, you take the fifty on the left."

But I was tempted to give this episode 10 stars just for Angel being in the sun. He's so delighted and happy and chipper. We rarely get to see Angel like that, and I'm not sure there's anything I enjoy more. My favourite lines: "Can everybody just notice how much fire I'm not on?" and, while looking for branches, "Oh hey, look. There's some over in that patch of sun... I'll get 'em!" and his cute little prance off to get them.


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