Angel (1999–2004)
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Not Fade Away 

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 »


Jeffrey Bell


Joss Whedon (created by), David Greenwalt (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Boreanaz ... Angel
James Marsters ... Spike
J. August Richards ... Charles Gunn
Amy Acker ... Illyria
Andy Hallett ... Lorne
Mercedes McNab ... Harmony Kendall
Alexis Denisof ... Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Vincent Kartheiser ... Connor
Christian Kane ... Lindsey McDonald
Dennis Christopher ... Cyvus Vail
Sarah Thompson ... Eve
Julia Lee ... Anne Steele
Leland Crooke ... Archduke Sebassis
Stacey Travis ... Senator Helen Brucker
Adam Baldwin ... Marcus Hamilton


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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Release Date:

19 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charles Gunn uses a pair of retractable stakes, hidden in his sleeves, while fighting the senatorial candidate's cronies. These are exactly like the ones used by Angel in the series' first season. See more »


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


[first lines]
Angel: Then we're all agreed.
Spike: Yeah. We're all one big happy Manson family.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Perfect Finale
22 April 2007 | by popedon1See all my reviews

I hated to see this series end. It's my favorite of all-time. From what I've read, the direction the following season was going to go--at least the Ilyria/Fred character-- sounded very promising. It was just such a beautifully written series. Such great creativity and continuity! I've never seen so many shows, presently, that defy logic, and have holes in their script the size JW's Giant Brain. The Closer and CSI Miami are 2 (im)perfect examples.

The final season was my fav, so it was getting even better. No Conner! No Jasmine! Thank Satan! They were the among the very few low lights. TWO Amy Ackers! YAY! It would have been perfect if Cordelia, Lilah, & Darla rejoined the cast, but if it ran another season or 2...

The ending was bittersweet, though more bitter to some. How would you dissatisfied have ended it? WR&H telling Angel they give up, he wins?? Then, in celebration, the cast performs a daisy chain?! Right. They'll prob save that for the movie. Now, "let's get to work."

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