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44 min (110 episodes)
Action | Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 42 nominations
Country: USA
Filming Locations: 10000 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California, USA
David Boreanaz
Alexis Denisof
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
J. August Richards
Charles Gunn
Andy Hallett
Amy Acker
Winifred 'Fred' Burkle
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It is a widespread misconception among viewers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and/or "Angel" that the character of Angel can't have sex without losing his soul. In fact, this was never stated on either show. Although he did lose his soul after having sex with Buffy for the first time (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Surprise (1998) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Innocence (1998)), the curse that caused that stated only that he would lose his soul when he experienced "a moment of perfect happiness," something that not every sexual encounter affords him. For examples, he kept his soul after having sex with Darla in season 2 of "Angel" because the encounter did not make him feel happy. Even his brief love/sexual relationship with werewolf Nina in season 5 was just tender and not passionate - and very far from perfect happiness, because of the "demonic-political" problems he has.
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The WB's announcement that it was canceling the show came at a time when it was rated second only to Smallville (2001) among 18-to-34-year-olds. Earlier in the same month, WB's weekly ratings release revealed that "Angel" had earned "outstanding year-to-year gains" among demographic groups.
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In the beginning of the show's first season, whenever Cordelia would answer the phone at Angel Investigations, she would say, "We help the hopeless." That line was later changed to "We help the helpless."
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A goof seen in archive footage from Angel: City of... that appears in the opening credits of every episode is when Angel is walking down an alley. In a puddle of water you can see his reflection.
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Allen Doyle: [phone rings, Doyle answers] Angel Investigations. We hope you're helpless.
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Angel: Stop calling me pastries!
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Fred: [to Wes in a dream] Don't you understand that I'm gone?
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How many members of Angel investigations are there?
It varies over time but the generally accepted answer is 11; Angel, Doyle, Cordelia, Wes, Gunn, Fred, Lorne, The Groosalug, Connor, Spike and Illyria with recurring characters such as Faith, Willow and Gwen as temporary members. The team are at their most numerous in 'Orpheus' (Angel, Wes, Gunn, Fred, Lorne, Connor and Cordelia with Willow and Faith guesting) and least numerous in 'Parting Gifts' when they have been reduced to just Angel and Cordelia. Most fans consider Angel, Wes, Cordelia, Gunn, Fred and Lorne to be the definitive line-up.
Why does Angel have different names?
Each name represents a 'phase' of his life.Prior to being sired, Angel (David Boreanaz) was named was 'Liam'. There is no real knowledge of his last name - 'OConnor' is fan-fiction based on Angel's choice of his son's name, not canon. As an unsouled vampire he was known as 'Angelus', finally taking on the name 'Angel' after he was re-ensouled. Angelus was chosen because his little sister, Kathy, invited him in as a vampire when she thought he'd returned to her as an angel - Angelus is the Latinate for "Angel". (Angel: The Prodigal (#1.15)). Due to his lack of a last name, Fred puts him on Connor's birth certificate as 'Geraldo Angel' (Ans supplied by Nileqt87 and Angel_Angelus).According to Buffy: The Watcher's Guide: Volume One, Angel's name before he was sired was Liam O'Malley.
What happened to Kate Lockley and Dennis the Ghost?
I. Kate Lockley: Detective Lockley was part of Angel for the first two seasons and a potential love interest for Angel. The actress Elisabeth Röhm was also performing on Law & Order at the same time. After season two of Angel she originally planned to do both shows. However, with Law & Order being filmed in New York, it wasn't realistic for her to frequently fly back and forth. Having decided to stay with Law & Order, Kate eventually disappeared from the Angel cast. In the course of her run on the series, Kate let her career spiral out of control after Angel came into her life, and especially following her father's death. She became known around the precinct for following up on bizarre, occult-related leads. She was forced to resign from her job and attempted to kill herself. Angel saved her, and it was in this that she found the strength to go on, as she had never invited him into her home, yet he was still able to enter and save her life. It's safe to say that she was going on to brighter pastures rather than being stuck in L.A. knowing what goes bump in the night. However, in the canonical Angel: After The Fall comic book, which continues the story of AtS following season five, Kate returns and joins the new Angel Investigations.One rumour was that Angel and Groosulag would meet Kate Lochley as a working girl in the bordello they visit in 'Couplet'. Another was that she was the stripper dancing for Spike in 'Soul Purpose'. Neither occured however as Elizabeth Rhom who played the part was too busy as a regular on 'Law&Order'II. Dennis the Ghost: The last we "saw" him was when the gang was packing Cordelia's (Charisma Carpenter) things in Angel: Deep Down (#4.1). Dennis is a ghost, and ghosts usually have to haunt a particular place, so he probably couldn't leave the apartment. If Cordelia's apartment was rented to someone else, presumably Dennis stayed with the apartment.
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Bai Ling Mike Hagerty Charisma Carpenter Iris Klein Kristin Dattilo Christina Hendricks David Kallaway Christian Kane