2x05 Dear Boy
Angel's continued restless nights send him into dreams of 1860 London and his first encounter with Drusilla, but when he sees Darla in his waking life, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn fear he has gone off the deep end and may revert to his evil ways.
It seems like anytime that Angel goes a little moodier than usual, everyone is all "wah, he's gonna be evil again".Â That would have to get really old if you were him. Nobody really trusting you. Always on edge.
Angel: It was Darla. She's back - and she's human now - but I know her scent.
Wesley: Angel, you can't just, sniff a person and know...
Angel: You had sex last night, with a bleached blonde.
Wesley: Good Lord! How'd you...?
Cordelia: That's unbelievable. I didn't think you ever had sex.
Angel hunts the Darla person he keeps seeing around, and as it is actually Darla, we discover that she's pretending to be not Darla with a husband and all that. She then stages a house and lures him there, has a vampire friend kill the actor playing her husband just before Angel comes in and then calls the police who walk in on Angel standing over Darla and her dead fake husband. Of course, Kate the cop is on the scene, and she's such an Angel hater that she always believes the worst.
This boy just can't get a break.
He fleas the scene, grabs up Darla, and they have it out in a ex-nunnery or something. He gets her to admit she is Darla and realizes she has a soul now. He warns her that she'll begin to feel every bad thing she's ever done soon.
2x06 Guise Will Be Guise
Angel travels to a mystical swami to help him understand his haunting dreams and to find his path again, but while he is away Wesley assumes Angel's identity to try to save a young girl and rather enjoys playing the role of a vampire with a soul. So much so, he beds the client he's trying to protect. Seems like Wesley gets some on a pretty regular basis. Go Wesley, it's your berfday.
T'ish Magev: (to Angel) How many warriors slated for the coming apocalypse do you think are going to be using that hair gel? Don't get me wrong. You're out there, fighting the ultimate evil; you're going to want something with hold.
Just too monster-of-the-week for me. I just don't really dig the one off cheesy episodes like I usedta. Nah, I never enjoyed them. Never really liked a lot of the X-Files monster-of-the-week episodes either. I'm all about the big picture I guess.
Ooopsy, looks like Angel was right about the remorse thing.Â Seems as though Darla is in a bad way. Lindsay walks into his office with everything broken and shattered. Darla is sitting in the dark all sliced up from breakage and very despondent over all that she has done wrong and evil in the world.
Cordy: Unless there is a website called "www.oh-by-the-way-we-have-Darla-stashed-here.com", we're pretty much out of luck.
Angel is desperate to rescue Darla from the clutches of Wolfram & Hart and flashbacks reveal what a dangerous and powerful relationship they shared as history weirdly seems to be repeating itself. The trip down memory lane begins with Darla being sired by the Master and ends with the gang of Spike, Drusilla, Darla and Angel being torn apart when Angel is cursed with a soul.
2x08 The Shroud of Rahmon
When Angel and the gang find out that there is going to be a robbery at a museum Angel and Gunn pose as members that are going to be involved in the robbery. But when the shroud the robbers are trying to steal turns out to have mind-altering effects, Angel and Gunn have a bit of difficulty keeping the shroud from falling into the wrong hands cuz they are quite busy losing their damn minds.
Cordelia: Two words I don't like right off the bat: tomb and unearthed. People, you've got to leave your tombs earthed!
This was almost like a weird vamped version of Ocean's Eleven. I liked seeing the different personalities Angel does or turns into or however you need to word that for yourself. Also seeing Angel in non-black clothing was a plus. Not something I'd necessarily need to see all the time, but nice for the random episode here or there.