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Angel: Just Rewards (2)

Spike mysteriously materializes in Angel's office through the magic of an amulet, but no one, including Spike himself, understands the reason he has returned or why he is now a ghost. Meanwhile, Angel jeopardizes his own life when he tries to stop one of his evil clients from using human bodies as vessels for demon spirits.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Production Number: 5ADH02
Airdate: Wednesday October 08th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 15, 2009

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (5 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Mercedes McNab
As Harmony Kendall
Bill Escudier
As Hainsley Demon
Victor Raider-Wexler
As Magnus Hainsley
William Utay
As Manservant
Main Cast
Alexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
J. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Andy Hallett
As Lorne
Amy Acker
As Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 4.7/7 in the overnight ratings

This episode starts with a clip from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Series finale, Chosen to remind viewers of Spike's fate.

This episode ranks 5th out of 17 WB shows for this week.

This episode received a 3.6 in the national ratings.

This episode received an 88 out of 111 prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Spike: I must be in hell.
Lorne: Uh, no. L.A., but a lot of people make that mistake.

Lorne: Honey of a story.
Wesley: Story?
Lorne: Yeah, the vampire slayer both men loved, both men lost. Oh, I could sell that to any studio in a heartbeat. I see Depp and Bloom. But then I see them a lot. Sorry. Hazard of running the entertainment division. Gotta get out more.

Fred: Ectoplasm's what makes ghosts visible to the human eye. If he's a ghost, technically we shouldn't be able to see him. And I'm detecting brainwave activity.
Angel: On Spike? That is weird.

Spike: Or maybe Captain Forehead was feeling a little less special. Didn't like me crashing his exclusive club—another vampire with a soul in the world.
Angel: You're not in the world - Casper.

Angel: I'm in a meeting, Spike.
Spike: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't care.

Spike: You're king of a 30-floor castle, with all the cars, comfort, power, and glory you could ever want, and here I save the world, throw myself onto the proverbial hand grenade for love, honor, and all the right reasons, and what do I get? Bloody well toasted and ghosted is what I get, isn't it? It's not fair.
Angel: Fair?! You asked for a soul: I didn't! It almost killed me. I spent a hundred years trying to come to terms with infinite remorse. You spent 3 weeks moaning in a basement, and then you were fine! What's fair about that?!

Harmony: Just since you're all soulful now, I thought maybe, just maybe, you might've learned to open up a little. You know, talk? But I guess the leopard can't change his stripes.
Spike: Spots, you dink. Leopards have spots.
Harmony: Oh! Excuse me, Mr. Brainy. Thank you so much for sharing. Wow. What a breakthrough.

Angel: Fair? You asked for a soul. I didn't. It almost killed me. I spend a hundred years.... Trying to come to terms with infinite remorse. You spent three weeks moaning in a basement, and then you were fine. Whats fair about that?

Angel: Harmony, be as discreet as possible.
Harmony: Oh you mean like bucket-O-Lawyer?

Cultural References
(To Spike)
Angel: You're not in the world, Casper.

Refers to the show "Casper, the Friendly Ghost"

Spike: So, where are we off to?
Angel: To see the wizard.

Refers to lines from the movie "The Wizard of Oz"

Harmony: You treated me like day old rat blood and now you are Patrick Swayze.

Patrick Swayze, actor, was the ghost in the film "Ghost" with Demi Moore

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Warning: Angel season 5 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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