Angel and Kate are taking a romantic stroll through a graveyard. Who knew Kate was goth? Kate points to Harkes' grave and says that the guy who shot Harkes is "up for the death penalty." The phrasing of that seems weird to me. Oh well. Angel says, "This ground's been disturbed in the past few weeks. Someone's done some digging." Kate asks how Angel can tell that. He gives her a "hello, vampire?" look. Which makes no sense. I don't remember "magical ability to tell how recently dirt has been moved" being one of the vampiric superpowers. Johanna suggests that maybe Angel's look meant, "Did you forget I have a degree in dirtology?" If the ground was disturbed, one could probably tell because the turf is turned over and there's new grass growing, or something like that. That would be fine. But Kate should be able to spot that, too. No damn sense. I'll move on. Angel asks if there are "a lot of cops buried here," which is an odd question, and Kate says there are. Angel takes about three steps, points down at the name "Kevin Helenbrook" and says, "What about him?" Kate confirms that Kevin was a cop. So Angel not only can sense when dirt has been disturbed, but can also correctly guess the profession of dead bodies. He should take this show on tour. Angel finally shares his explanation with Kate: "I think someone's unearthing dead cops and putting them back on the street." When Kate is bewildered by this, Angel rephrases his theory: "Zombies." Kate suddenly rushes away, and Angel galumphs over to where she's stopped by her father's grave. She asks Angel to use his dirtastic powers to tell her if he's walking the beat again. Angel says that her dad is still resting comfortably. Kate starts to get weepy. Angel stares awkwardly and finally asks, "You okay?" like a doofus. Kate ignores the dumb question and asks, "Who's doing this?" Both of them were pretty good in that scene. And in the dim lighting, Angel almost has cheekbones again.
Episode Report CardStrega: B- | 668 USERS: C+
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