Episode 1 of 22 within Season Three. Item 45 of 110 overall.
Production number 3ADH01.
David Greenwalt - Writer
David Greenwalt - Director
306 votes

Angel comes back in L.A. after mourning Buffy's death in a Tibetan monastery. While patroling he stakes Elizabeth, a vampire from his past. His lover soon seeks revenge. Later, a surprinsingly pregnant Darla hits town.

original airdate-September 24,2001 rating--3.2/5.0 million  

network: WB

music--"Angel Main Theme - the Sanctuary Extended Remix by Darling Violetta      

  1. "The Winner" by The Crystal Method  
  2. "Blackjack" by Morphic Field 
  3. "Travel Mexico #1" by OGM Music Library
  4. "I Left My Heart In San Fransisco" originally by Tony Bennett


Body Count:

  • Shur-hod demons, killed by Angel
  • Party guys, killed by Elizabeth and her minions
  • one vampire, dusted by Gunn
  • one vampire, dusted by Wesley
  • Elizabeth, dusted by Angel
  • a vampire, pushed by James and burned by the sun
  • James, heartthrob operation, dusted three hours after
  • a Nicaragua man, drained by Darla

Monster of the Week: 

  • There is no monster of the week in this episode.


  1. Angel: After hearing about Buffy's death, Angel disappeared for 3 months to go to a spiritual retreat in Sri Lanka. Or, at least that's what he thought he was going to do. It turns out they were demon monks.
  2. Cordelia: The visions Cordelia has been receiving seem to be getting worse with each occurrence.
  3. Darla: Darla is in Nicaragua looking for a shaman. She's also extremely pregnant, presumably with Angel's child even though vampires are supposed to be sterile.


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.

related items

Previous episode :
044 There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb (season finale)
Next episode :
046 That Vision Thing
Related to this story :
101 The Gift (series finale on WB)
  Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Five

regional titles

A coeur perdu
Un cuore perduto