Angel: Somnambulist   Rewatch 
September 3, 2015 6:43 AM - Season 1, Episode 11 - Subscribe

A figure from Angel's past comes back to haunt him. No, not that one. No, not that one either. This one is a one-off named Penn, notable primarily for being Jeremy Renner (who was still working as a makeup artist to make ends meet between roles). Oh, and did we mention that Kate learns that Angel's a vampire?

The first episode of the Wesley era has Alexis Denisof replacing Glenn Quinn in the opening credits.
posted by Etrigan (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This episode didn’t really make an impression on me, past “hey it’s young Jeremy Renner and he’s being irritating.” At least we find out that Wesley (who manages to be gotten by the throat by both Angel and Penn in this one) likes Gallagher, and they chain Angel to the bed for one of a million times.

This is essentially the episode of “Angel” from Buffy’s first season, except the audience knows he’s a vampire. Different blonde to react to the news, but unlike Buffy, who is equipped to deal with the supernatural, Kate never really accepts Angel and their relationship basically doesn’t repair until “Epiphany.” She does surprisingly well at research and vampire fighting her first day out, though. I sometimes think vampires must be made out of butter, as the normal human shoves a wooden board all the way through Angel’s body and into Penn’s heart with one move. Seriously, police academy training must be astonishing.
posted by ilana at 12:51 PM on September 3, 2015

The last Angel re-watch I've done (and I think I've watched the whole series three times), must have been before The Hurt Locker came out because, huh. Jeremy Renner. What do ya' know?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:21 PM on September 3, 2015

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