Angel (1999–2004)
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Not Fade Away 

The gang prepares to attack the true powers of evil by attempting to take down the Circle of the Black Thorn - a battle none of them expect to survive.

Director:

Jeffrey Bell

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Spike announces a second poem, The Wanton Folly of Me Mum, a likely reference to the traumatic events of when he sired his mother, seen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lies My Parents Told Me (2003). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Angel Series Finale
2 February 2007 | by reachvisionSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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