Angel: Darla   Rewatch 
November 5, 2015 5:56 AM - Season 2, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Darla's origin story serves as the flashbackdrop for Angel's attempt to rescue her from Wolfram & Hart, only to find that the rescue she has in mind is to become a vampire again.

This was Tim Minear's directorial debut, and a handy bit of serendipity renders it a crossover -- Minear approached Joss Whedon with his idea of a Darla origin, Whedon told him that BTVS was doing a Spike origin, and Minear suggested they combine them.

This episode marks the only time we ever see the Master, Darla, Angel(us), Drusilla, and Spike together.
posted by Etrigan (1 comment total)
I am not a big fan of Angel (the character or the show -- I've watched almost all of Angel but it never did much for me) but I like how much this episode ... well ... "humanized" Darla. It made her a character who had her own conflicts and desires and interests. It made her into someone I wanted to watch. I think a lot of that is Julie Benz, who I think found depths that may not have been there.

I do think Darla was poorly served by Angel (the character & show) so I liked that she had this chance to shine.
posted by darksong at 8:55 PM on November 5, 2015

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