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Angel: Power Play

The gang starts to have doubts about Angel's loyalties when he appears to have become very close with the Circle of the Black Thorn, an evil secret demon society. When Drogyn, the guardian of the deep well, makes a startling revelation, the gangs' fears that Angel has become evil seem to be validated.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x21
Production Number: 5ADH21
Airdate: Wednesday May 12th, 2004

Director: James A. Contner
Writer: David Fury

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 29, 2009

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin
As Hamilton
Alec NewmanAlec Newman
As Drogyn
Christian KaneChristian Kane
As Lindsey McDonald
Dennis ChristopherDennis Christopher
As Cyvus Vail
Jenny MollenJenny Mollen
As Nina Ash
Leland CrookeLeland Crooke
As Sebassis
Mark ColsonMark Colson
As Izzy
Stacey TravisStacey Travis
As Senator Bruckner
Elimu NelsonElimu Nelson
As Ernesto
Main Cast
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Andy HallettAndy Hallett
As Lorne
Amy AckerAmy Acker
As Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Mercedes McNabMercedes McNab
As Harmony Kendall
Episode Notes
This episode ranked 7 out of 13 WB shows for that week.

This episode received a 3.9/5 in the overnights.

This episode received a 2.7 in the national ratings.

This episode received a 90 out of 106 in prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Winifred: I'm not like you. Not a champion. Everything I see says different.

Ernesto: I'd like to have something in a...virgin.

Gunn: We're not about to ruin a man's reputation so we...
Angel: We can do it.

Spike: Me and Angel have never been intimate except that one...

(To Angel)
Lorne: Can I not be the posterchild for your nervous breakdown?

Lindsey: There a secret society.
Gunn: Never heard of them.
Lindsey: That's because they're secret.

Lorne: So this is a big scamola, I see Oscars!

Cultural References
(To Illyria)
Spike: Feel free to play a little Crash Bandicoot to pass off the time.

Crash Bandicoot is an old video game which has been revised and updated from Sony for different game consoles.

(Regarding Angel)
Lorne: What if he has skipped too far down that brick road.

"That brick road" refers to the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
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