The series finale of the Angel and Spike comic leaves us with more questions than answers. Will Fred learn to control her powers? Will the team manage to overcome the control of Wolfram and Hart? Are they even in our reality anymore? Many questions left for us to ponder.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
We pick up right where we left off, in the midst of the werewolves’ den. Angel and Spike, along with Kate, Gunn, and Oz, are trying their best to survive the fight until the sun comes up and their beastly enemies will once again become human. They do just that, thankfully, and the team tries to get some more information about who sent these creatures and for what purpose. One of the humans, after his attempt to continue the fight is stalled out by a punch from Spike, admits that they came on behalf of Lustiq. Their boss, Clive Bliss, promised them equity if they became wolves. I think it’s pretty clear that was a lie and Mr. Bliss is not going to honor his word. In order to uncover even more about this shady deal, the team heads up to Clive’s mansion in the Hollywood Hills for some one-on-one confrontation time.
While the team manages to ambush and tie up the devilish Mr. Bliss, Kate gets a little too personal with her interrogation and the lawyers arrive. Of course he’s represented by Wolfram and Hart, it only makes sense. But the senior partner, Hiram Bellweather, is not very forthcoming in sharing information about Fred’s situation. So, Angel tosses him off the cliff and strips the others of their clothes and belongings so they can sneak into the firm and investigate on their own.
They have one name to go on, Lilah, so that’s who they’re after. It was nice to see Harmony pop up as the firm’s receptionist, and she directs them right where they need to go. But the mysterious Lilah isn’t about to accept defeat just because the team showed up. Everything they’ve done, every step they took, was all part of the ultimate plan according to Lilah. And no amount of action in their part now is going to save Fred. She’s already given herself over to Baphomet, already become nothing more than a vessel. That bit of truth gets Angel’s anger brewing and Lilah ends up dead at his hands.
Meanwhile, up on the 17th floor in Fred’s office, there’s a bit less tranquility than Lilah thought. Fred’s continuing to fight against Baphomet’s control and, thanks to Mura’s help, she manages to cast him out and accept her true goddess destiny. Her powers aren’t quite known yet, but she does manage to save her friends from the impending attack of Wolfram and Hart staff, so that’s good. But, where they end up is a lingering mystery that doesn’t get answered just yet.
All we know is that the team ends up in a hotel, but perhaps it’s less about where they are in terms of geography and more about where they are in terms of dimensions. This becomes even more clear as Gunn calls out to see if they’re alone and they are then confronted by alternate versions of Angel and Spike. Who are these two vampires and what have they experienced along the way? It’s a mystery we’ll have to solve later. Though I don’t know when since this is listed as the series finale. Where do we go from here? I’m waiting to find out.
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars