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Angel: Destiny

When another mysterious package arrives at Wolfram & Hart that recorporealizes Spike, the gang learns that the existence of two living ensouled vampire heroes has created chaos in the world. After Eve tells them about a prophecy that states that the only way to restore order is to find the Cup of Perpetual Torment that bestows human life, Angel and Spike battle it out for the ultimate prize. A series of flashbacks show the history of Angel and Spike and their relationship with Drusilla.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x8
Production Number: 5ADH08
Airdate: Wednesday November 19th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 20, 2009

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (5 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Christian Kane
As Lindsey McDonald
Juliet Landau
As Drusilla
Mercedes McNab
As Harmony Kendall
Michael Halsey
As Sirk
Sarah Thompson
As Eve
Main Cast
J. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Andy Hallett
As Lorne
Amy Acker
As Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Episode Notes
This episode received a 4.2/6 in the overnight ratings.

This episode has flashbacks to Spike, Angelus, and Drusilla in Europe.

Ranked 7th out of 17 shows on the WB for that week.

This episode received a 2.7 in the fast nationals.

This episode received a 107 out of 124 prime time shows.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dead KennedysToo Drunk to Fuck 

Episode Quotes
Spike: Its... Mountain Dew.

Drucilla: Look at what I made, it's called Willy.

Angelus: You know Darla, Master's pet.

Angel: You don't work this play, you annoy me and haunt this place.

Spike: Look at you the big savior. Always fighting for truth, innocence and soccer moms.

Spike: You use to hit a lot harder gramps.
Angel: No, your head has just gotten thicker.

(To Angel)
Spike: Try staking your mother when she's bleeding coming on to you!

(Looking at the cup)
Spike: I thought it would be a little less goldeny, you know with the torment and all.

(To Angel)
Spike: Look at you! Think your fighting for truth, justice, and soccer moms.

Cultural References
Official: We got to open Pandora's box.

Pandora's Box comes from a Greco-Roman myth about how evil entered the world.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Warning: Angel season 5 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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