Angel tells them to get over there right away, as Drogyn's already dead. Gunn: Okay, you take the 30,000 on the left. Lorne sings "If I Ruled the World" onstage at a karaoke bar. IIRC they were already planning on almost this exact thing anyway. I would never steal files from my employer. I will never trust you again. Oh no, I'm quite dead. Ouch.

GUNN: What if I told you it doesn't help? This echoes what Angel told Agent Hauser in "Conviction," the season premiere — before blowing Hauser's head off with a shotgun. A page for describing Recap: Angel S05E22 "Not Fade Away". As he lies dying, Illyria arrives, and becomes Fred for one last goodbye - then kills Vail with a punch. I'm shocked at the suggestion. I'm just on a different road, and this is my off ramp. This is gonna be a circus. The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade. Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it. So, the fights were smaller and there were fewer explosions, but the writing was streets ahead, and the rewards to the fans for staying with the show were vastly bigger. Thanks for the Memory: After the episode screened in America, the WB network played a montage of scenes from the show's history as a 'Thank You' to all its loyal viewers. It gives me time to concentrate on the little things.

Angel says he managed to. As a bonus, this collection also includes the original episode script by Joss Whedon and Jeffrey Bell, including spot illustrations by artist Jeff Johnson.

Likewise Wesley dies in the arms of 'Fred', just as Fred died in Wesley's arms. Instead, Lorne simply shoots Lindsey and walks off. Back at Wolfram & Hart, Angel convinces old foe Lindsey MacDonald to aid in the planned attack on the Circle, then heads to Spike's apartment. Connor: C'mon, you drop by for a cup of coffee and the world's not ending? Wesley tends to Illyria's wounds, citing that with Fred dead he has nothing else to live for. Lindsey: Yeah, I think I'd be more comfortable if you did. I just want to hug Lorne. This discussion will most likely have spoilers for future episodes. You don't have to use spoiler tags. Let's go to work. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Ratings for Not Fade Away actually beat those for the Buffy series finale by quite a margin, by the way. Harmony: Part of me always knew life would end after high school. I am a part of them. We Help the Homeless: Anne from the homeless shelter makes her final appearance on Angel. Night, when words fade and things come alive.

Angel: Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said? Most famous stage actors tactfully fade away. "Well, personally, I kinda wanna slay the dragon.". Did the writers play out their series finale exactly as they had planned to end season five (as they claim), or was Wesley killed for effect? I mean, win or lose, you're about to pick the nastiest fight since mankind drop-kicked the last demon out of this dimension... and that, you don't do without me. I like time.

Lorne coldly tells Lindsey he's "not part of the solution" after shooting him. Illyria: Wesley's dead. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not. Spike's in a bar with some tough-looking customers, doing shots.

ANNIE: I'd get this truck packed before the new stuff gets here. She affirms, "I will make trophies of their spines.".

"Couldn't have done it without that high note in, Judging by their final exchange, we can surmise that Lorne read Lindsey's future when he sang for him in ", Before the end battle, Gunn says "Okay, you take the thirty thousand on the left..." This may be a reference to "Over the Rainbow" in which Gunn, when confronted by a gang of Pyleans, sarcastically quips, "I'll take the twenty on the left, you take the fifty on the right.". Lorne sings, "If I Ruled the World", its feel-good lyrics making an ironic composition to the. When MC Hammer came out, I was wearing parachute pants and patent leather shoes and a high top fade with a blonde streak in it like Kwame. I don't get it. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. The senior partners were very impressed with your sacrifice.

Exasperated by the persistence of both father and son, Hamilton tries to boast about his power: Angel takes a bite out of Hamilton and drinks enough blood to put the two of them on equal footing. Almost defeated by Hamilton's inhuman strength, Angel is saved when Connor comes to his rescue. Maybe it's like becoming one with the cigar. And yet, you, Gunn, who succumbed to his wounds and was turned into a vampire, Assuming Dr. Sparrow was telling the truth, Illyria, Wesley is trapped in Hell as Angel's new ghostly liaison. This is so much harder than it looks on Batman! I'm not just... Angel... kills me. Don't walk through life just playing football.

Angel tells his friends to spend the rest of the day as if it were their last, because it probably will be—the attack on the Black Thorn goes down that night. "forever" [PUNCH!]

They don't crucify here. That's why I must always be prepared.

*pause* I'm thinking about rephrasing that.

Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty.

More often than not, I'm just making a fool of myself for the hundredth time, and that wasn't part of the plan, initially. Rob It feels like giving up.

To believe anything else would be a lie." She says, "If Mr. Conley's recent confession is true, then he's a very sick man."

Angel: Which is interesting for a secret society. One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. I’ve only seen this episode once I believe, however, it still sticks with me as one of the greatest finales to any Tv Show ever. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. I had to sing Barry Manilow.

When I got here, they... they didn't do that. Wesley tries to kill Cyvus Vail; though he manages to hurt the demon, he is mortally wounded in the process. I still have feeling in my legs. Drinking the liaison's blood, Angel is infused with strength and kills Hamilton. Please. You cannot beat me. Harmony spends her first and last appearances in the series betraying Angel's team to help out the main villain of the episode before running off at the end.

Illyria, Gunn and Spike have few problems, but Wesley is quickly bested by the sorcerer Cyvus Vail.

We are family: Spike compares the Angel gang to the Manson family - a very unsavoury gang of hippie-style mass murderers led by the notorious Charles Manson, who were responsible for the death of Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate. At Brucker's campaign headquarters, Brucker is on the phone with a reporter. While Angel signs the prophecy, his friends find Illyria bloodied and beaten in Spike's apartment; she fingers Hamilton as her assailant. So, it's all over then. I still wonder whether he did intend to survive.

My only disappointment with Not Fade Away was Wesley's demise. The trust is gone. Illyria arrives too late to help Wesley. This is in reference to "Power Play", in which Brucker had Wolfram & Hart brainwash her opponent and turn him into a pedophile. I have a very conveniently photographic memory of emotions - it's overwhelming, because things don't fade for me. So sad.

Some images copyright Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Angel: We fight. Back at Wolfram and Hart, Angel is prevented from leaving to kill Archduke Sebassis by Hamilton, who has been tipped off to the attack by Harmony. You don't talk to me, I'll kick your ass. Special mention should go to Gunn, who already appears to be mortally injured but makes it clear he'll still go down fighting. Two moments especially spring to mind - Spike's valedictory poetry reading, and the moment during the fight with Hamilton where Angel realises that his vampirism is the key to victory - returning squarely to the roots of the character.

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Not long afterward, Illyria holds the dying Wesley's head and asks if he'd like her to lie to him now.
When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
Lindsey and Lorne double-team and kill the Sahvrin clan, but afterwards, Lorne—acting on Angel's orders—draws a pistol and shoots Lindsey dead. by myssanthrope Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle . Nobody wants a lawsuit. The boys help out, though.

This was not the final grace note after a symphony, the way the, "I guess [PUNCH!] And as for Harmony, I really didn't see that coming, which is how the finest drama should always be.

They discuss the vampire situation, and Anne says that the Rondell and co. keep them pretty safe. Wesley tends to the wounds of Illyria, who is puzzled at why he is spending his time this way. Their strenth flows through my veins.

Not many guys could get it close in that situation, because they kept it low by just putting the ball back in their stance. Meanwhile, Angel has been summoned to see the Circle, who force him to sign away the Shanshu prophecy.

Gunn suddenly grows dark and asks what she would do if he told her none of it helps; that everything is controlled by powerful forces who will never allow things to get better. When Angel brings his hand away from the slave, a close-up of his hand reveals that there was a tiny needle sticking out from the ring. Of course that's exactly what Wes does, when he realises he's dying. Lindsey, standing in a roomful of corpses, commends Lorne on his assistance in a fight. Y'know, next to you I am downright linear. A snippet of the poem was heard in. All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by. Lindsey: Why on God's green and verdant earth would I trust you? Its tricky, twisty, dense plotting, multiple reversals, and almost unrivalled* grasp of character were actually physically satisfying to watch.

With the attack against the Circle set for that night, Angel tells the gang to take what may be their last day alive off. Angel talks about how dangerous it will be for everyone on their team. They're looking at the wee little puppet man.

Report this user for behavior that violates our Community Guidelines. Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

The fight goes against them, though, until Hamilton's boast that ancient strength runs through his veins gives Angel a way to victory. I'm cool with it. By doing so, Angel will spoil any chance of ever becoming human again—and thus prove his loyalty to the Circle. Angel says the group will divide and conquer: Angel himself will go after Archduke Sebassis, Gunn will kill Senator Brucker, Wesley will attack sorcerer Cyvus Vail, Illyria will take out Izzy the Devil and three other members of the Circle, Spike will wipe out the Fell Brethren (as well as save the human baby in their possession), and Lorne and Lindsey will team up to fight the Sahvrin Clan.