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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Lindsey makes light of Angel's chronic speechifying when he paraphrases the Ten Commandments: "This is not about coveting your [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar neighbor's ass]], your buddy's job, the [[TheTriple last Mallomar in the box]]."

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Lindsey makes light of Angel's chronic speechifying when he paraphrases the Ten Commandments: "This is not about coveting your [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar neighbor's ass]], ass, your buddy's job, the [[TheTriple last Mallomar in the box]]."

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* ComfortTheDying: Illyria does this to Wesley in his final moments, showing both that she's finally come to feel genuine affection for him, and now understands enough about humanity to be kind.
-->'''Illyria:''' ...Would you like me to lie to you now?
-->'''Wesley:''' Yes. Thank you, yes.
-->'''Illyria:''' ''*Fred's hand strokes his cheek*''
-->'''Wesley:''' Hello there...
-->'''Illyria:''' ''*as Fred*'' Wesley. ''*sniffle*'' My Wesley.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Illyria is still clearly weeping as she stands up from Wesley's body, and later admits to the others that she's unable to get her grief under control.


** Invoked by Angel. Hamilton smugly asks Angel during their fight if he really thought he'd be able to kill Sebassis. Angel reveals that the Archduke is already dead, as he'd already poisoned Sebassis' slave during their previous meeting.

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** Invoked by Angel. Hamilton smugly asks Angel him during their fight if he really thought he'd he would be able to kill Sebassis. Angel reveals that the Archduke is already dead, as he'd already he had poisoned Sebassis' slave during their previous meeting.


* YouAreTooLate: Wesley drops to the floor and collapses just as Illyria bursts in. Unfortunately, it's a minute too late, as Illyria remarks with blank surprise when she inspects Wes' wound and finds it is mortal.

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* YouAreTooLate: YouAreTooLate:
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Wesley drops to the floor and collapses just as Illyria bursts in. Unfortunately, it's a minute too late, as Illyria remarks with blank surprise when she inspects Wes' wound and finds it is mortal.mortal.
** Invoked by Angel. Hamilton smugly asks Angel during their fight if he really thought he'd be able to kill Sebassis. Angel reveals that the Archduke is already dead, as he'd already poisoned Sebassis' slave during their previous meeting.


* ProphecyTwist: Ironically, by exempting himself from the Shanshu Prophecy, Angel has ensured that ''Spike'' is next in line to fulfill it and become human.

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* ProphecyTwist: Ironically, by exempting himself from the Shanshu Prophecy, Angel has ensured that ''Spike'' is next in line to fulfill it and become human. Then again, in the ''After the Fall'' comics its revealed the Wolfram & Hart never managed to "file" Angel's signature.


* KissMeIAmVirtual: Illyria asumes Fred's form to give comfort to the dying Wesley.

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* KissMeIAmVirtual: KissMeImVirtual: Illyria asumes Fred's form to give comfort to the dying Wesley.


* RealityEnsues: Lindsey has a big showdown planned with Angel, only to be outraged when he's shot and killed by Lorne. Turns out that tropes like ArchEnemy and TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeat You make great fiction but life seldom turns out that way. "Goodnight, folks."

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* RealityEnsues: Lindsey has a big showdown planned with Angel, only to be outraged when he's shot and killed by Lorne. Turns out that tropes like ArchEnemy and TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeat You TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou make great fiction but life seldom turns out that way. "Goodnight, folks."


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of Eve is her in the lobby of the rapidly collapsing Wolfram & Hart. Considering all the debris falling around her, it's not to difficult to assume she was killed by a piece of debris. ''Angel: After the Fall'' confirms Eve perished and was her body
was seized by the Senior Partners.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of Eve is her in the lobby of the rapidly collapsing Wolfram & Hart. Considering all the debris falling around her, it's not to difficult to assume she was killed by a piece of debris. ''Angel: After the Fall'' confirms Eve perished and was her body
body was seized by the Senior Partners.


** Lorne once heard Lindsey [[Recap/AngelS02E18DeadEnd singing]] and it was implied that hadn't been the first time.



** At Brucker's campaign headquarters, Brucker is on the phone with a reporter. She says, "If Mr. Conley's recent confession is true, then he's a very sick man." This is in reference to "Power Play", in which Brucker hired Wolfram & Hart to brainwash her opponent and turn him into a pedophile.

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** At Brucker's campaign headquarters, Brucker is on the phone with a reporter. She says, "If Mr. Conley's recent confession is true, then he's a very sick man." This is in reference to "Power Play", in which Brucker hired had Wolfram & Hart to brainwash her opponent and turn him into a pedophile.



** Judging by their final exchange, we can surmise that Lorne read Lindsey's future when he sang for him in "Dead End" and knows he will never change.

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** Judging by their final exchange, we can surmise that Lorne read Lindsey's future when he sang for him in "Dead End" "[[Recap/AngelS02E18DeadEnd Dead End]]" and knows that, for all his protestations, he will never change.truly change and will remain just as corruptible as always.



* TonightSomeoneDies: The trailers warned that one of Angel's team would die before the end. It turns out to be Wesley.

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* TonightSomeoneDies: The trailers warned that one of Angel's team would die before the end. It turns out to be Wesley. And while Gunn survives his fight with Senator Brucker and her vampire lackeys, he ends up heavily wounded.



** Confirmed in ''After the Fall''. Hamilton's death rescinds Angel's contract with the Senior Partners and prompts them to unleash their punishment, which includes an earthquake that destroys the W&H Los Angeles branch, followed by a horde of demons sent after Angel and his crew.

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** Confirmed in ''After ''Angel: After the Fall''. Hamilton's death rescinds Angel's contract with the Senior Partners and prompts them to unleash their punishment, which includes an earthquake that destroys the W&H Los Angeles branch, followed by a horde of demons sent after Angel and his crew.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of Eve is her in the lobby of the rapidly collapsing Wolfram & Hart. Considering all the debris falling around her, it's not to difficult to assume she was killed by a piece of said debris.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of Eve is her in the lobby of the rapidly collapsing Wolfram & Hart. Considering all the debris falling around her, it's not to difficult to assume she was killed by a piece of said debris.debris. ''Angel: After the Fall'' confirms Eve perished and was her body
was seized by the Senior Partners.


* AlmostDeadGuy: Wesley stays alive just long enough to say goodbye to Illyria who is pretending to be Fred—the original owner of her body—by Wesley's wish.



* AnAxeToGrind: Brucker is continuing her interview even as Gunn wipes out her staff. You have to admire her dedication. Gunn then pulls a small axe and lobs it across the room, landing it neatly in Brucker's forehead. THWACK.
-->'''Brucker:''' The families are protected against pedophiles and other undesirables. [[KilledMidSentence Even the United States govern--]]
-->'''Gunn:''' Looks like you boys need to [[BondOneLiner find a new candidate]].



* AStormIsComing: A brief flash of rolling black clouds is shown during a scene cut, foreshadowing the upcoming BattleInTheRain.

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* AStormIsComing: A brief flash of rolling black clouds AnAxeToGrind: Brucker is shown during continuing her interview even as Gunn wipes out her staff. You have to admire her dedication. Gunn then pulls a scene cut, foreshadowing small axe and lobs it across the upcoming BattleInTheRain.room, landing it neatly in Brucker's forehead. THWACK.
-->'''Brucker:''' The families are protected against pedophiles and other undesirables. [[KilledMidSentence Even the United States govern--]]
-->'''Gunn:''' Looks like you boys need to [[BondOneLiner find a new candidate]].



** Gunn chooses to spend his last day helping Anne Steele, last seen in "The Thin Dead Line". Anne (played by Julia Lee), is a character who has sporadically appeared in both ''Buffy'' and ''Angel'' since the former's second season.

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** Gunn chooses to spend his last day helping Anne Steele, last seen in "The "[[Recap/AngelS02E14TheThinDeadLine The Thin Dead Line".Line]]". Anne (played by Julia Lee), is a character who has sporadically appeared in both ''Buffy'' and ''Angel'' since the former's second season.



* BadassBoast: Hamilton gets one in "Not Fade Away". It backfires a bit.
-->'''Hamilton''': Let me say this as clearly as I can. You cannot beat me. I am a part of them. The Wolf, Ram, and Hart. Their strength flows through my veins. My blood is filled with their ancient power.
-->'''Angel''': ''[pops fangs]'' Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said?



* BedmateReveal: Angel warns the bad guys might retaliate against their people. Cut to Harmony sharing a friendly cup of blood with Hamilton and spilling Angel's secrets.



* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}: Connor.

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* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}: Connor.BigDamnHeroes:
** {{Averted}} when Illyria becomes concerned about Wesley and arrives just after he's been fatally wounded. She did take care of his Vain, though.
** PlayedStraight when Connor arrives to assist Angel against Hamilton.



* BlindfoldedVision: Sebassis's slave during the Circle meeting, which is why he blunders into Cyvus' blood machine.

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* BlindfoldedVision: Sebassis's Sebassis' slave during the Circle meeting, which is why he blunders into Cyvus' blood machine.machine.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Subverted. Angel warns the others that the villains might retaliate against their people. Cut to Harmony sprawled out with blood coming from her mouth. Harmony is a vampire however, so she's just sharing a cup of blood with a lover...who happens to be Marcus Hamilton.



* BlownAcrossTheRoom[=/=]PunchedAcrossTheRoom

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom[=/=]PunchedAcrossTheRoomBloodMagic: Angel is temporarily made stronger after he drinks Hamilton's blood.



* CurbStompBattle: One of Angel's dumber decisions ever was to try and take Hamilton on alone, very shortly after he demonstrated his ability to beat down Illyria. He survived only through Connor intervening and Hamilton falling prey to ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy.



* DiesWideOpen: Vail runs Wesley through with a knife and Illyria is left to tearfully cradle his body.



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Illyria shapeshifts into Fred's form to comfort a dying Wesley, and they confess their love and swear to be TogetherInDeath. However the anger and grief Illyria experiences afterwards leaves the clear implication that Illyria was also expressing her own feelings.



* HeroicSecondWind:
-->'''Marcus Hamilton''': Let me say this as clearly as I can. You cannot beat me. I am a part of them. The Wolf, Ram, and Hart. Their strength flows through my veins. My blood is filled with their ancient power.
-->'''Angel''': Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said?
** The word, of course, being blood — a really bad thing to say to a vampire, as Angel proves by promptly getting his GameFace on and vamping out on him.



* HopeSpot: Cyvus Vail has Wesley beaten with magic, so Wes resorts to a knife. Vail then blocks him, grabs a bigger knife, and proceeds to fatally wound Wes. There's a great subversion when Vail tries it again. Unfortunately for him, Illyria is quite able to kill him with the one free punch he offers her.



* IndyPloy: At the very end, Angel, faced with an approaching horde of monsters and asked by Spike what he has "in terms of a plan?" sums up the team's strategy for the past five seasons:
-->'''Angel''': We fight.
-->'''Spike''': Bit more specific?
-->'''Angel''': Well, personally, I kinda want to slay the dragon. Let's go to work.



* LingerieScene: Harmony is wearing nothing but blue bra and matching panties when she rats out Angel to Marcus.



* LingerieScene: Harmony is wearing nothing but blue bra and matching panties when she rats out Angel to Marcus.



* OurOrcsAreDifferent: The demonic army is meant to look like Tolkien Orcs. Indeed, there is an interview where Creator/JossWhedon calls them "Orcs".



* PietaPlagiarism: Grieving Illyria holds Westley partly across her lap as he dies.

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* PietaPlagiarism: Grieving Illyria holds Westley Wesley partly across her lap as he dies.



* RealityEnsues: Lindsey has a big showdown planned with Angel, only to be outraged when he's shot and killed by Lorne. Turns out that tropes like ArchEnemy and TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeat You make great fiction but life seldom turns out that way. "Goodnight, folks."



* SecretCircleOfSecrets

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* SecretCircleOfSecretsSecretCircleOfSecrets:



* ShutUpHannibal: When Hamilton gains the upper hand over Angel, he begins to boast about how he is part of the Senior Partners, ending with: "My blood is filled with their ancient power!" Angel picks himself up, and smiles almost pitying at him before saying "Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said?" and proceeding to drink from him, gaining a massive power boost. And then, with his GameFace still on, he gets another perfect one-liner after draining him. "Wow, you really are full of it." ''(licks his finger)''. There is one final one at the end of their fight, when Hamilton boasts: "We are legion. We are forever." Angel breaks Hamilton's grip, and proceeds to pound him saying "Then I guess forever, just got a hell of a lot shorter" ending it with one final punch that break's Hamilton's neck.
* ShutUpKirk:
-->'''Angel''': People who don't care about anything will never understand the people who do.
-->'''Hamilton''': Yeah, ''but we won't care''.



* SoProudOfYou: Clutching his wound, Wesley looks at Illyria rather proudly and says, "It was good... That you came." He's got a "I raised my girl up right" glow in this scene.
* SoleSurvivor: With the deaths of Doyle, Cordelia, and now Wesley, Angel is the last (un)living member of the first iteration of Angel Investigations, which operated in the offices that got blown up by Vocah in the Season 1 finale.

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* SoProudOfYou: Clutching his wound, Wesley looks at Illyria rather proudly and says, "It was good... That you came." He's got a "I raised my girl up right" glow in this scene.
* SoleSurvivor: With the deaths of Doyle, Cordelia, and now Wesley, Angel is the last (un)living member of the first iteration of Angel Investigations, which operated in the offices that got blown up by Vocah in the Season 1 finale. "[[Recap/AngelS01E22ToShanshuInLA To Shanshu in L.A.]]"
* TheStarscream: Cyvus Vail is certain Wesley will become this to Angel, who decides to exploit it to get Wesley inside Vail's mansion.



* AStormIsComing: A brief flash of rolling black clouds is shown during a scene cut, foreshadowing the upcoming BattleInTheRain.



* ThatCameOutWrong: Lindsey compliments Angel's ''cojones'' and says that, win or lose, it'll be a hell of a fight, so he wants to be part of it. Lindsey concludes, "If you want me, I'm on your team."

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* ThatCameOutWrong: ThatCameOutWrong:
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Lindsey compliments Angel's ''cojones'' and says that, win or lose, it'll be a hell of a fight, so he wants to be part of it. Lindsey concludes, "If you want me, I'm on your team."



** When Lindsey and Eve are making out:
-->'''Lindsey''': What are you thinking about?
-->'''Eve''': Angel.
-->'''Lindsey''': You simply couldn't have said a worse thing than that.



* TheStarscream: Cyvus Vail is certain Wesley will become this to Angel. Angel decides to exploit it to get Wesley inside Vail's mansion.



* ThisIsThePartWhere: Lindsey invokes this trope and adds, "Here's the twist: I'm in".



* TryNotToDie

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* TryNotToDieTryNotToDie:


** ''After the Fall'' confirms that everyone survived this battle except for [[spoiler:Gunn, who succumbed to his wounds and was turned into a vampire]]. [[BackFromTheDead He got better]] but almost managed to [[TookALevelInBadass destroy all reality during his 'evil' period.]] He felt [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone really bad about it..]]

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** ''After the Fall'' confirms that everyone survived this battle except for [[spoiler:Gunn, who succumbed to his wounds and was turned into a vampire]]. [[BackFromTheDead He got better]] but almost managed to [[TookALevelInBadass destroy all reality during his 'evil' period.]] He felt [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone really bad about it..]]it]].

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: Creator/JossWhedon says of this episode:
-->The word 'cliffhanger' is really a misnomer here. This was not the final grace note after a symphony, the way the ''Buffy'' finale was. We are definitely still in the thick of it [at the end]. But the point of the show is that you're never done; no matter who goes down, the fight goes on. Did I end it this way so that it could lead into an exciting sixth season? Yes, but this is still a final statement, if that's what it needs to be."


-->'''Spike:''' So what do you think this means about that [[SublimeRhyme Shanshu bugaboo]]? We make it through this, does one of us get to [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} be a real boy?]]

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-->'''Spike:''' So what do you think this means about that [[SublimeRhyme Shanshu bugaboo]]? We make it through this, does one of us get to [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio}} be a real boy?]]


** ''After the Fall'' confirms that everyone survived this battle except for [[spoiler:Gunn, who succumbed to his wounds and was turned into a vampire]]. [[BackFromTheDead He got better but almost]] managed to [[TookALevelInBadass destroy all reality during his 'evil' period.]] He felt really [[{{Angst}} bad about it..]]

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** ''After the Fall'' confirms that everyone survived this battle except for [[spoiler:Gunn, who succumbed to his wounds and was turned into a vampire]]. [[BackFromTheDead He got better better]] but almost]] almost managed to [[TookALevelInBadass destroy all reality during his 'evil' period.]] He felt [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone really [[{{Angst}} bad about it..]]

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* DespairSpeech: Wesley gives one to Illyria, when she asks him why he's using his LastDayToLive treating her wounds rather than going out to have "one last perfect day."
-->'''Wesley''': Why don't I go off and have one last perfect day? Smell the flowers, or sky-dive, or have a go with Mistress Spanks-A-Lot... or whatever the hell one is supposed to do in this situation. [...] There is no perfect day for me, Illyria. There is no sunset or painting or finely-aged scotch that's going to sum up my life and make tonight any... There is nothing that I want.\\
'''Illyria''': You want to be with Fred.\\
'''Wesley''': Yes. Yes, that's where I'd be if I could.

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