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Angel: Darla

Lindsey grows very attracted to Darla while they are around each other. Darla, on the other hand, is struggling and battling with the consequences of having a human soul inside herself over her past.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 2ADH07
Airdate: Tuesday November 14th, 2000

Director: Tim Minear
Writer: Tim Minear

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Aug 25, 2009


Guest Stars
Christian KaneChristian Kane
As Lindsey McDonald
Sam AndersonSam Anderson
As Holland Manners
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Darla
Juliet LandauJuliet Landau
As Drusilla
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Spike
Mark MetcalfMark Metcalf
As The Master

Co-Guest Stars
Zitto KazannZitto Kazann
As Gypsy Man
Bart PettyBart Petty
As Security Guard
Main Cast
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Episode Notes
This episode received a 4.8/7 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 4th out of 17 WB shows for the week.

This episode received a 3.5 in the national ratings.

This episode ranked 91 out of 134 in prime time shows.

Darla was dying of Syphilis in the Virginia Colony in 1609. She was sired by the Master in that colony.

Angelus meets the Master in 1760.

The name "Darla" is not Darla's real name because it was used 100 years after she was sired by the Master. Likely, the Master gave her that name, thus her real name is not known.

Drusilla sired Spike in London in the year 1880.

Angelus was given a soul by Gypsies in Romania in 1898.

Angel sought Darla in 1900 in China during the Boxer Rebellion.

Spike killed a vampire slayer in China in 1900.

This episode is the second part of a two-parter crossover with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Fool for Love", both of which originally aired back-to-back the same night. The two flashback-heavy episodes are tied together by the Boxer Rebellion scenes.

This episode marks the first and only appearance of Mark Metcalf as the Master in the series.

Zitto Kazann reprises his role as the Gypsy Man from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Becoming", part 1.

Episode Quotes
Angel: Come on guys. We are a detective agency. We investigate things. That's what we're good at.
Cordelia: That's what we suck at. Let's face it, unless there's a website called www.Oh-By-the-way-we-have-Darla-stashed-here.com, we're pretty much out of luck.

Cordelia: (About Darla) Before he said he could smell her. (Turns to Angel) How about we cruise around with the top down and you take big whiffs? Well, we'll wait until after the sun sets obviously.

Angelus: It's not stuck like that now is it?
Darla: The Master has grown past the curse of human features.
Angelus: I'm not gonna get a bat-nose like that, huh? Am I?

Drusilla: No. His head's too full of you, grandmother.
Darla: Stop calling me that.

Angel: Nah, we need to narrow it down further. Keep looking.
Cordelia: And my sister is living in unit 319.
Angel: You don't have a sister.
Cordelia: Sure I do. My older, way older, like 400 years older, blonde sister Darla, no last name. I've been desperately trying to find her because mom and dad are in the coma. Sue, the property manager was - very helpful. She even cried.

Cordelia: Probably a good idea since it's 1 o'clock in the afternoon and that address is in Sun Valley.
Angel: Right. Sun.
Cordelia: Actually I was thinking Valley. I mean why go there if you don't have to.

Darla: You took him from me. You stole him away. You gave him a soul.
Gypsy: He must suffer as all of his victims have suffered.
Darla: That is no justice. Whatever pain he caused to your daughter was momentary, over in an instant or an hour. But what you've done to him will force him to suffer for the rest of eternity!

Cordelia: Angel!
Angel: Cordy, please, I'm talking.
Cordelia: Hi, Darla. He can't talk right now. He'll call you back once he's found it - Yeah, bye-bye.

Darla: I have question. Where was I? I don't remember anything. It's a great big nothing. Could it be there is no hell?
Angel: There is a hell. A few of them. I've been to one.

Darla: Turn me back. God! I can't bear this pounding in my chest for another instant!
Angel: It's gift. To feel that heart beat - to know, really and for once, that you're alive. You're human again, Darla. You know what that means?
Darla: Of course I do. It means pain and suffering and disease and death. Look, I released you from this world once, I gave you eternal life. Now it's time for you to return the favor.
Angel: Favor. Is that what you think? You think you did me a favor? You damned me.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman
Supervising ProducerTim Minear
ProducerKelly A. Manners  |  Shawn Ryan
Co-ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Consulting ProducerMarti Noxon  |  Jim Kouf
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorMark J. Goldman
CastingJennifer Fishman  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorRobert D. Nellans
Second Assistant DirectorMichael Finn
Music EditorTim Isle
Costume DesignerJessica Pazdernik
Key GripMatt Mania
Camera OperatorFrederick Iannone
Set DesignerAndrew Reeder
Set DecoratorSandy Struth
Location ManagerEd Lippman
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterCourtney Jackson (2)
Construction CoordinatorBruce Di Valerio
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorJain Sekuler
Production CoordinatorElyse Ramsdell
Script CoordinatorElisabeth James Rhee
Assistant EditorLisa Lassek
Supervising Sound EditorThierry J. Couturier
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Tom Perry  |  Kurt Kassulke
LeadmanChris Carriveau
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Stunt CoordinatorMichael M. Vendrell
Post Production CoordinatorJennifer Davis (2)
Main Title ThemeCami Elen  |  Jymm Thomas  |  Holly Knight
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignRegis Kimble
Chief Lighting TechnicianRick A. West
ScoreRobert J. Kral
AssistantJesse Stern  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)  |  David Burns (3)
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Music CoordinatorJohn C. King
Head HairstylistDiana Acrey
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
Stunt DoubleMike Massa
Makeup ArtistDavid Deleon
Lead PainterTerri Lee Holm
Make-up SupervisorDayne Johnson
Main Title Theme Performed ByDarling Violetta
Production AuditorCarlos R. Lawson
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