Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More Moments, And... TWO!?... Less Days

So turns out that countdown "were a wee bit" wrong. If we're going to do this countdown style, we really just have seven days until "After the Fall." Excited?

I know, I know, don't ask stupid questions. That out of the way? Okay then, let's get into our next "best Angel moments." Tonight I have for you moments #9 and #8.

Season Five
Episode 5.22: Not Fade Away
"Angel Embraces His Inner VAMPIRE... And Sucks Hamilton Dry"

Let's be honest here. For five seasons, we've seen a man(...pire) who wasn't very happy with what he was. He had a bloody past and had done some pretty questionable things, with or without a soul. Angel spent five seasons trying to repress the vampire, the monster, inside him. Then, in a battle that it looked like he was surely going to lose, the fact that he was a vampire was the very thing that enabled him to win. And, in that moment, he embraced it.

HAMILTON: Let me say this as clearly as I can: You cannot beat me. I am a part of them. The wolf, ram, and hart. Their strength flows through my veins. My blood is filled with their ancient power.

ANGEL: “Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn’t have said?”

Season Two
Episode 2.18: Dead End
"LA Song"

Just as we finally get a look into the catastrophic effect that having his hand cut off has had on Lindsey's life, the up-and-coming lawyer gets it back. What he does with it? Priceless. First, the moment that makes our countdown: After getting his hand back, Lindsey impresses everyone at Lorne’s club—including, much to Angel’s dismay, the entire staff of Angel Investigations—with a soulful ballad backed up by his sinfully good guitar playing. For once in his life, he got to best Angel at something. Oh, and that "crazy hand" bit at the end gets a big hunkin' honorable mention.

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