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Angel: Awakening

After Cordelia's revelation that Angelus and The Beast made a pact, the gang determines that they must turn Angel into Angelus to end the eternal darkness. For that transformation to take place, Angel must lose his soul by experiencing a moment of pure happiness.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x10
Production Number: 4ADH10
Airdate: Wednesday January 29th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 06, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Andy HallettAndy Hallett
As Lorne

Guest Stars
Roger YuanRoger Yuan
As Wo-Pang
Vladimir KulichVladimir Kulich
As The Beast
Main Cast
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Amy AckerAmy Acker
As Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Episode Notes
This episode received a 3.2/4 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 10th out of 17 WB shows for that week.

This episode received a 2.2 in the national ratings.

This episode ranked 98 out of 131 in prime time shows.

A lot of this episode is a dream sequence to cause Angelus to wake with perfect happiness.

Episode Quotes
Connor: You're right. It is harsh and cruel. She was the only thing that made it hurt less.
Angel: Connor.
Connor: But it's not me. I could feel it in her touch, in her eyes. She loves you. Its always been you.

(To Wo-Pang)
Wesley: Rumor has it you possess certain skills. I need a soul extracted.

Gunn: The only victory we can claim is we are not dead yet.

Connor: You're the reason my life sucks.
Angel: Get over it.

(To Connor)
Angel: Just remember what happens, just remember Angelus is not your father.

Gunn: So this is why we couldn't find out anything, these people have it walking around on their asses.

(Regarding Wo-Pang)
Gunn: Is there a part of this guy that doesn't have something written on it? Scratch that, I don't want to know.

Episode Goofs
How can Angel not know what went on with the Beast? Angel remembered everything else so why not regarding the Beast?

They built a steel cage for Angelus really fast.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
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