Blipvert. So, this vampire walks into a bar. It's Angelus, in fact, and the bar is crowded with happy vampires and demons. They spot him and fall quiet. Angelus announces, "The rumors are true. Angel has left the building, and I am back." The crowd applauds as he continues, "I'm no different from the next guy; I put my victim's skin on one leg at a time." I kinda like Angelus being a vampire rock star. I can believe it's based on his exploits in Sunnydale, which leads to the amusing idea that he's a hero to vampires in the same way that Buffy is a hero to...um, maybe Andrew? Hey, is there fanfic from the vampires' point of view? Not in an Anne Rice way -- I mean the sort of fanfic vampires would write, like, "In every millennium, there is a Chosen One, and it alone will stand against the Slayers, the Wiccans, and the Council of Watchers." That might almost be amusing. I got a little distracted there, sorry. A blonde runs up to Angelus and asks if he remembers her. He doesn't, and tries to brush past her, but she whines, "A little town outside Tuscany? 1845, give or take? Rosaria!" Angelus finally remembers her, or pretends to, as she explains that she and some friends heard about the sun-impairment, adding, "A bunch of us are gonna raid a pre-school later." Angel grabs a pool cue from a nearby demon in an annoyingly tight shot. Oh, I do wish they'd had one of their usual directors for this episode. This guy isn't bad, but I think a lot of my problems with this episode wouldn't have been as bad if the direction had been different. Rosaria yammers on, and Angelus finally stakes her in mid-sentence. He sighs, "Everybody wants a piece of you," and moves to the bar.
Episode Report CardStrega: C+ | 1038 USERS: C+
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