Angel’s situation gets more complicated, as does Wesley’s. And the plot thickens on what is residing in the spirit house. So many threads, just waiting to come together.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
As we start the issue, Angel’s fighting the monster in the spirit house. It’s up to his friends to help him escape and bring him back to safety. That’s going to be a bit difficult, since they’ve got their own problems to solve. Namely, the fact that Wesley has essentially become a zombie. He has no heartbeat, so technically he’s the living dead, and is having a crisis over whether he still has a soul.
Then there’s the issue with Oz. Lorne wants to tell everyone about him, but Andrew wants to keep his presence a secret. But it seems like knowing there’s an Oz from another dimension, one where Angelus slaughtered everyone he knew and cared for, would be an important piece of information to know. Too bad it will take a while before the truth comes to light.
Meanwhile, Cordelia’s focus is getting Angel out of the spirit house, for fear his absence might impact production. Lorne offers insight into its origin, which does help Wesley develop a lead and ability to retrieve Angel. Well, in small part.
When they get the vampire back, he’s tiny. It’s going to take some time to figure out how to get him back to regular size. And to solve Cordelia’s dilemma of what effect this might have on production, Spike suggests he might guest star to cover Angel’s absence. Cordy’s on board, even if Angel isn’t.
Wesley’s having to deal with multiple issues as a result of his undead state. First off, he gets dismissed from the Watcher’s Council since he’s no longer alive. Then he reveals that his chest wound is rotting and he’s started craving brains. Fred solves the latter problem by supplying him with pork brains. Not the most elegant solution, but a solution nonetheless. And since he’s no longer her Watcher, she can kiss him and perhaps pursue a romantic relationship. Always good to look at the positive aspects of a bad situation.
During his research, Wesley discovers that the monster Angel was fighting in the spirit house is a sorrow demon. No clue why it has blue eyes, though. And he also figures out a spell he can use to restore Angel to his regular size. Unfortunately, it does not work. Instead of making Angel big, it brings the sorrow demon to physical form. Now they have to deal with the ramifications of that situation, while Angel remains tiny. Lots of problems still left to solve. Hope it all works out for them.
Rating: 3 / 5 Stars