Angel (1999–2004)
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Slouching Toward Bethlehem 

Unable to remember her friends and scared by the world of demons and vampires, Cordelia takes refuge with Connor, who saves her from a demon attack.



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Cordy returns from being a Higher Power and Team Angel is thrilled to see her. Unfortunately, she has amnesia and can't remember anything about her life or the monsters that she deals with on a daily basis. Meanwhile, Wolfram & Hart learns that she's back among the corporeal and decides to see what she might know about life on the Higher Plane. Written by katierose295

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27 October 2002 (USA)  »

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The title and Lorne's comment about "slouching towards Bethlehem" come from the W.B. Yeats poem The Second Coming: "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" See more »


After Connor supposedly jimmies the hallway window to gain access, there is obviously no lock mechanism on the window and no need to jimmy it to gain access. See more »


Angel: How could you let her wander off alone?
Winifred 'Fred' Burkle: The words "grown woman" come to mind.
Charles Gunn: And the gal does have a history of whooping ass. I mean, you saw the hurting she put on those Wolfram and Hart dudes. And could she really turn me into a rat?
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Evil's coming Angel, and it's planning on staying
3 February 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Evil's coming Angel, and it's planning on staying - The most unpopular season 4 episode happens to be one of my favorites of the season, if not the entire series. 'Cordelia' is back from her trip to another realm and has lost all of her memory, the first half of this episode is almost comedy, it's funny the way 'Angel' and his crew tried to keep 'Cordy' away from the demons and what they were really doing, which only caused her to think that she was brainwashed by Russian spies. Because of the lies 'Cordy' almost ended up as a demon-burger but got saved by 'Connor' who, unlike the others, told her the truth. I immediately loved the chemistry between Charisma and Vincent, I know that i'm not one of the many but I just do. Meanwhile 'Lilah' and 'Wesley' are having more steamy sex, I think that this episode was the highlight of their 'relationship', as 'Wesley' called the sex they were having a relationship and had to pay 'Lilah' a dollar. She then used him by making him play himself and give the fang gang a wrong lead so that W&H could suck out 'Lorne's brain. At the end of the episode 'Cordy' decides to stay with 'Connor' because she feels like she can trust him. I loved this episode, it had lots of character developing, the main storyline of the fourth season started, lots of great dialog, Charisma looked gorgeous and 'Connor' using one of those ninja lawyers as a piñata is unforgettable. CORDELIA: I have this horrible feeling that something bad is going to happen. Or maybe has happened. And I can't remember it. And I don't know what to do or who to trust except you. I don't know why, but I trust you. Why do I get the feeling that you've lost everything too? CONNOR: I had nothing to lose. (10 out of 10)

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