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'''Doyle:''' ''[laughs]'' Have you looked into a mirror lately? ''[hesitates]'' No, I guess you really havenít, no.

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'''Doyle:''' ''[laughs]'' Have you looked into a mirror lately? ''[hesitates]'' [[RhetoricalQuestionBackfire No, I guess you really havenít, no.]]


* BadassBoast: Angel doesn't take Tina's death well.
--> '''Angel:''' Look, I'm not looking to share my feelings. I'm gonna find the guy who killed Tina, and I'm gonna look him in the eye.\\
'''Doyle:''' And then what?\\
'''Angel:''' And then I'm gonna share my feelings.


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* PercussiveTherapy: Angel doesn't take Tina's death well.
--> '''Angel:''' Look, I'm not looking to share my feelings. I'm gonna find the guy who killed Tina, and I'm gonna look him in the eye.\\
'''Doyle:''' And then what?\\
'''Angel:''' And then I'm gonna share my feelings.

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* MustBeInvited: Russell Winters sets pretty girls up in apartments he owns. Since technically they're ''his'' guests, he can come and go as he wishes Ė and eat them.


* EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the same time as he is swilling alcohol, Angel is watching a group of men playing pool with some women. They leave with the girls, and Angel silently shadows them. Hey, wait a minute! He's not really drunk at all! Outside the bar, the trio reveal themselves as vampires, but Angel swoops to the rescue. One of the girls tries to thank him, but Angel glimpses the blood on her forehead and snarls at them, "Get away from me" before vanishing into the night. Within the first five minutes, we learn everything we need to know about Angel.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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At the same time as he is swilling alcohol, Angel is watching a group of men playing pool with some women. They leave with the girls, and Angel silently shadows them. Hey, wait a minute! He's not really drunk at all! Outside the bar, the trio reveal themselves as vampires, but Angel swoops to the rescue. One of the girls tries to thank him, but Angel glimpses the blood on her forehead and snarls at them, "Get away from me" before vanishing into the night. Within the first five minutes, we learn everything we need to know about Angel.
** Doyle telling Angel the world needs them to show that there's still love and compassion then tells off a homeless woman.


* BeautifulAllAlong

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* BeautifulAllAlongBeautifulAllAlong:



* CheshireCatGrin



* IronicEcho



* PreMortemOneLiner: An epic example when Russell Winters gloats about how [[BigBad Wolfram and Hart]]'s protection allows him murder with impunity:
--->'''Russell:''' I pay my taxes, I keep my name out of the paper, and I don't make waves. And in return, I can do anything I want.\\
'''Angel:''' Really. Can you fly?\\
''[[[DestinationDefenestration boots him out of his office window where he burns in the sunlight]]]''\\
'''Angel:''' [[BondOneLiner Guess not.]]



* RedSkiesCrossover: A despondent Angel calls someone (she doesn't identify herself, but it's Sarah Michelle Gellar on the other end), but hangs up as soon as she answers. Buffy's side of the call is shown in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E1TheFreshman The Freshman]]".



* RedSkiesCrossover: A despondent Angel calls someone (she doesn't identify herself, but it's Creator/SarahMichelleGellar on the other end), but hangs up as soon as she answers. Buffy's side of the call is shown in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E1TheFreshman The Freshman]]".



* SpeakOfTheDevil



* StarterVillain: Russell.

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* StarterVillain: Russell.Russell Winters, who in turn is a client of the overall main villains of the series.
* StormingTheCastle: Angel storms Russell Winters' mansion to avenge Tina's death.



* TooDumbToLive: Yes, Cordy, it's a brilliant idea to spout off the reasons that you know someone is a vampire when there's no one else and no weapons within screaming distance.



* TooDumbToLive: Yes, Cordy, it's a brilliant idea to spout off the reasons that you know someone is a vampire when there's no one else and no weapons within screaming distance.


* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Cordelia is able to deduce right away that Winters is a vampire, due to the heavy drapes all over the place and [[MissingReflection lack of mirrors]]. In mid-sentence, she realizes how much trouble she's in.

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Cordelia is able to deduce right away that Winters is a vampire, due to the heavy drapes all over the place and [[MissingReflection lack of mirrors]]. In mid-sentence, she realizes how much trouble she's in. Thankfully, Angel shows up JustInTime.



'''Winters''': [[BlatantLies I don't know what you're talking about.]]

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'''Winters''': [[BlatantLies I don't know what you're talking about.]]]]\\
'''Cordelia''': I'm from Sunnydale! We had our own Hellmouth! I think I know a vampire when... I'm... alone with him ...in his... fortress-like home...

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Cordelia is able to deduce right away that Winters is a vampire, due to the heavy drapes all over the place and [[MissingReflection lack of mirrors]]. In mid-sentence, she realizes how much trouble she's in.
-->'''Cordelia''': I finally get invited to a nice place with no mirrors and lots of curtains ... hey, you're a vampire!\\
'''Winters''': [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial What? No, I'm not.]]\\
'''Cordelia''': Are too!\\
'''Winters''': [[BlatantLies I don't know what you're talking about.]]


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* GenreSavvy: Due to her [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer experiences in Sunnydale]], Cordelia just takes one glance around Winters' house, takes note of the lack of mirrors and numerous heavy curtains, and instantly deduces that Winters is a vampire.


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* WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere: Angel has spent his time in L.A. silently hunting vampires and keeping his distance from other humans, his lust for human blood having been awakened when [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2 he fed off of Buffy]]. Doyle warns him that keeping his distance from other people is ''not'' going to help; Angel can't afford to isolate himself from the people he's trying to protect, or he'll eventually stop caring and revert back to a monster.
-->'''Doyle''': You see this vampire, he thinks heís helping. Fighting the demons. Staying away from the humans so as [[HorrorHunger not to be tempted]]. Doing penance in his little... cell. But heís cut off. From everything. From the people heís trying to help.\\
'''Angel''': I still save Ďem. Who cares if I donít stop to chat?\\
'''Doyle''': When was the last time you drank human blood?\\
'''Angel''': [''quietly''] Buffy.\\
'''Doyle''': Left you with a bit of a craving, didnít it? Let me tell you something, pal. That craving is going to grow, and one day soon one of those helpless victims that you donít really care about is going to look way too appetizing to turn down. And youíll figure, "Hey! Whatís one against all Iíve saved? Might as well eat them. Iím still ahead by the numbers!"

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-->'''Angel:''' Damn it...

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* BadassBoast: Angel doesn't take Tina's death well.
--> '''Angel:''' Look, I'm not looking to share my feelings. I'm gonna find the guy who killed Tina, and I'm gonna look him in the eye.\\
'''Doyle:''' And then what?\\
'''Angel:''' And then I'm gonna share my feelings.


* EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the same time as he is swilling alcohol, Angel is watching a group of men playing pool with some women. They leave with the girls, and Angel silently shadows them. Hey, wait a minute! He's not really drunk at all! Outside the bar, the trio reveal themselves as vampires, but Angel swoops to the rescue. One of the girls tries to thank him, but Angel glimpses the blood on her forehead and snarls at them, "Get away from me." Within the first five minutes, we learn everything we need to know about Angel.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the same time as he is swilling alcohol, Angel is watching a group of men playing pool with some women. They leave with the girls, and Angel silently shadows them. Hey, wait a minute! He's not really drunk at all! Outside the bar, the trio reveal themselves as vampires, but Angel swoops to the rescue. One of the girls tries to thank him, but Angel glimpses the blood on her forehead and snarls at them, "Get away from me." me" before vanishing into the night. Within the first five minutes, we learn everything we need to know about Angel.


Having left Sunnydale and his true love behind, we pick up with our hero where we previously left off: a depressed, lonely Angel [[DrowningMySorrows getting hammered in a bar]]. After saving some pool-playing women from their dates (who turn out to be vampires, natch), a sullen Angel returns to his underground lair beneath an office complex. A man appears behind him, complimenting the "Franchise/{{bat|man}}cave" decorum. This fellow is Doyle, a [[MagicalNegro magical Irishman]] sent by the PowersThatBe. Doyle's here to enlist Angel in the good fight. Angel retorts that he's got it covered. Doyle warns that Angel is so cut off from humanity that his demon-slaying will only lead to apathy towards people. Furthermore, unless Angel does something to remedy this, he'll start to prey on humans again. Doyle hands Angel a note regarding his latest vision, that of a waitress in imminent peril. Angel agrees to look into it.

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Having left Sunnydale and his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer true love love]] behind, we pick up with our hero where we previously left off: a depressed, lonely Angel [[DrowningMySorrows getting hammered in a bar]]. After saving some pool-playing women from their dates (who turn out to be vampires, natch), a sullen Angel returns to his underground lair beneath an office complex. A man appears behind him, complimenting the "Franchise/{{bat|man}}cave" decorum. This fellow is Doyle, a [[MagicalNegro magical Irishman]] sent by the PowersThatBe. Doyle's here to enlist Angel in the good fight. Angel retorts that he's got it covered. Doyle warns that Angel is so cut off from humanity that his demon-slaying will only lead to apathy towards people. Furthermore, unless Angel does something to remedy this, he'll start to prey on humans again. Doyle hands Angel a note regarding his latest vision, that of a waitress in imminent peril. Angel agrees to look into it.


** Cordelia greets Angel at Margo's party by asking if he's still "Grrr," then asks to verify that Angel is not there "to bite anybody." Cordelia became aware that Angel is vampire in ''Buffy'' S2 ([[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E6Halloween "Halloween"]]), and has tangled with his alter-ego Angelus (who was very "Grrr", indeed) on more than one occasion.

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** Cordelia greets Angel at Margo's party by asking if he's still "Grrr," then asks to verify that Angel is not there "to bite anybody." Cordelia became aware that Angel is a vampire in ''Buffy'' S2 ([[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E6Halloween "Halloween"]]), and has tangled with his alter-ego Angelus (who was very "Grrr", indeed) on more than one occasion.



* PreviouslyOn[=/=]ToMakeALongStoryShort: For the uninitiated viewers out there, Doyle offers to tell Angel a "bedtime story" and recaps Angel's entire past. We see a montage of short clips of Angel's life from Europe to Sunnydale.

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* PreviouslyOn[=/=]ToMakeALongStoryShort: PreviouslyOn: For the uninitiated viewers out there, Doyle offers to tell Angel a "bedtime story" and recaps Angel's entire past. We see a montage of short clips of Angel's life from Europe to Sunnydale.



** Justified by Russell having a public persona: social security, I.D., properties. Angel has always been a drifter and is not like he ever owned any property he could legally sale.

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** Justified by Russell having a public persona: social security, I.D., properties. Angel has always been a drifter and is not like he ever owned any property he could legally sale.sell.


* EstablishingCharacterMoment: WordOfGod states that the BatmanColdOpen is structured toward the uninitiated members of the audience, since it shows off every side of Angel's personality.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: WordOfGod states that EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the BatmanColdOpen same time as he is structured toward swilling alcohol, Angel is watching a group of men playing pool with some women. They leave with the uninitiated members girls, and Angel silently shadows them. Hey, wait a minute! He's not really drunk at all! Outside the bar, the trio reveal themselves as vampires, but Angel swoops to the rescue. One of the audience, since it shows off every side of Angel's personality.girls tries to thank him, but Angel glimpses the blood on her forehead and snarls at them, "Get away from me." Within the first five minutes, we learn everything we need to know about Angel.



* GoodIsNotNice: At the same time as he is swilling alcohol, Angel is watching a group of men playing pool with some women. They leave with the girls, and Angel silently shadows them. Hey, wait a minute! He's not really drunk at all! Outside the bar, the trio reveal themselves as vampires, but Angel swoops to the rescue. One of the girls tries to thank him, but Angel glimpses the blood on her forehead and snarls at them, "Get away from me."


* BeardOfEvil[=/=]TheDragon: Russell Winters' swarthy-looking henchman, Stacy.

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* BeardOfEvil[=/=]TheDragon: BeardOfEvil[=/=]TheBrute: Russell Winters' swarthy-looking henchman, Stacy.



** When Marlo rings up Cordy to deliver her "good news," we see her popping pills and swigging alcohol.

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** When Marlo Margo rings up Cordy to deliver her "good news," we see her popping pills and swigging alcohol.alcohol. Turns out Margo throws parties so Russell can pick up new victims by watching videos of them



* LastSecondWordSwap: Angel remarks on passing through Tina's hometown, Missoula, during "the Depression," then stammers, "--My depression... I was depressed there."

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* LastSecondWordSwap: Angel remarks on passing through Tina's hometown, Missoula, Montana during "the Depression," then stammers, "--My depression... I was depressed there."



*SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Doyle is one for Whistler. In fact, the original drafts of the episode had Whistler in it. Doyle was created when Max Perlich was unavailable.



* VampiresAreRich: Russell is, but subverted with Angel, presumably because while VampiresAreRich, private eyes are expected to be poor.

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* VampiresAreRich: Russell is, but subverted with Angel, presumably because while VampiresAreRich, private eyes are expected to be poor.Angel.


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**Justified by Russell having a public persona: social security, I.D., properties. Angel has always been a drifter and is not like he ever owned any property he could legally sale.

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