Angel, with the aid of a new friend, tracks a serial killer whose hunting ground is LA's single bars. Also, Doyle tries to win the affections of Cordelia.
original airdate--October 12,1999 rating--5.6 milion
songs--Angel Main Theme - the Sanctuary Extended Remix by Darling Violetta
- "Girlflesh" by THC
- "Neo-Climatic" by Sapien
- "Deadside" by Ian Fletcher
- "Do You Want Me" by Kathy Soce
- "Lazy Daze" by Mark Cherrie & Ian MacKenzie
- "Emily Says" by Chainsuck
- "Quango" by Helix
- "Touched" by Vast
- "Ballad of Amave" by Chucho
- "For You" by Adam Hamilton
- "Dissonance" by Ultra-Electric
- Kevin, killed and possessed earlier by Talamour
- Sharon Reichler, killed and possessed by Talamour in Kevin's body
- Neil, killed and possessed by Talamour in Sharon's body
- An unidentified woman, killed and possessed by Talamour in Neil's body
- Danny, killed and possessed by Talamour
- Talamour, set on flames while Danny's body collapsed and rotted
Monster of the Week:
- Tahlmer: Tahlmer is a burrower parasite. A burrower is a demon that requires a host body to survive in. It jumps from body to body, leaving a mangled, eviscerated carcass where its last host was. Because the body decomposes after so long, the burrower must evacuate and inhabit another body before it dies along with the body. The parasite inbues the host with extraordinary powers for a short time, but it has a weakness for fire.
- Angel Investigations: The detective agency is officially named "Angel Investigations" in this episode. Their phone number is 555-0162.
- Vampire Mythos: Doyle expands upon the idea that a vampire can't come into someone's home uninvited by saying that vampires only need an invitation as long as the owner of the house is alive. This explains why Angel didn't need an invitation into Russell's home in the previous episode.
For over a century, the vampire, Angelus, blazed a swath of murder and mayhem across Europe, until a gypsy curse restored his soul. His guilt and remorse eventually led him to Los Angeles where he battles evil and helps the helpless in his neverending quest for redemption.