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.


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