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Lawson, a mysterious man from Angel's past, arrives at Wolfram & Hart and takes the gang hostage. Through flashbacks to World War II, it is revealed that Angel worked with the U.S. Navy to recover a captured German submarine with American sailors on board. The ship also has a secret cargo, a dangerous trio of vampires, including Spike, who were kidnapped by the Germans and forced to help the Nazis. When the sub comes under attack, Angel saves Lawson's life by turning him into a vampire. Now, sixty years later, Lawson has arrived at Wolfram & Hart seeking revenge.
This episode scored a 3.8/5 in the overnight ratings.
This episode ranks 9 out of 16 WB shows for that week.
This episode received a 2.4 in the national ratings.
This episode received a 102 out of 116 prime time shows.
This episode includes a flashback to Angel and Spike during the World War II era in 1943.
Guest star Camden Toy also made several guest appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, also under heavy make-up effects.
Spike: So the bloody kid came back for revenge.
Angel: I don't think thatswhy he came back.
Spike: Then what for then?
Angel: A reason.
Lawson: It's funny how you forget things when you stop using half of your mind.
Angel: You're a Nazi?
Spike: No, I just ate one.
Nosroyev: I haven't heard much from you lately.
Angel: I haven't heard much from you at all.
Lawson: There's a difference between orders and purpose, sir.