Running through history changing the past is bound to have consequences for the future. It seems like everyone understands this but one strong-willed vampire with a soul. Let’s hope that Illyria/Fred manages to reel him in before he does damage that cannot be reversed.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
When last we left the fearsome four, Illyria was trying to get Angel, Angelus, Darla, and herself away from danger and through a portal. While she manages to get them in, it’s hard to hold it with the duality of existences between Angel and Angelus. And soon Angelus and Darla get separated from them, going off to who knows where. Thankfully, Angel and Illyria finally make it through to a place that is a day and a few degrees away from their original location. Safe for now.
Illyria and Fred are switching places more frequently and more smoothly now, though both of them seem to be of the same mindset when it comes to Angel’s actions. When Fred takes control again, she says she’s been thinking of the harm she and Angel are doing traveling through time. Angel, however, is blind and deaf to the effects. Even when Fred points out that their actions thus far have changed the natural order, preserving a bird that was likely meant to be extinct, Angel still isn’t sure that changing things is necessarily a bad thing.
And Angel’s not done trying to manipulate the past. He proposes that they travel through time and prevent Angelus from ever being created. Both Fred and Illyria are not keen on the idea, the latter coming back to the surface. She’s decided they’ve tampered too much and should return to the present. This is an even more pressing issue, considering what they’ve already changed. When they check in with the aunts, they find out that the Dublin hotel where they were previously staying has disintegrated. The warning signs are blaring, urging Angel to stop changing the past, but he refuses to listen.
The vampire thinks about his first home and forces them to take the trip there, against Illyria’s wishes. When they arrive, he finds his formerly human self and starts manipulating the events that led up to his turning. First act is to prevent the death of the man Darla lures out into the wilderness, her victim prior to Liam. Fred keeps trying to enforce the fact that the man’s already dead and changing that could have long-term repercussions, but just as every time before, Angel ignores the danger and goes rushing headlong into it. And, as we leave the issue, we find Angel coming face to face with his father. Can Angel keep his secret and pretend to be Liam without raising suspicion? Or is he going to change the past so much that everything is put in danger? We’ll hopefully find out next time!
Rating: 3 / 5 Stars