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1[[quoteright:350:]] ²²Connor's human family comes to Wolfram & Hart looking for help, unaware that Angel his real father. Meanwhile, Wesley begins to realize that their memories have been altered.²²----²²* AesopAmnesia / DealWithTheDevil: Averted when Hamilton enters the TortureCellar and offers to release Gunn in exchange for-- Gunn puts his amulet back on and lies down on the table. "Come on Sparky, this heart ain't gonna cut itself out."²* AffablyEvil / YouTalkTooMuch: Angel warns Connor this is Sahjhan's tactic for [[ExploitedTrope disarming his opponents]].²* TheAlcoholic / GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Angel tells off Wesley for continuing to [[DrowningMySorrows drown his sorrows]] when there's work to be done.²* AlienLunch²-->'''Connor:''' You know, they have dried scorpions in the vending machines downstairs.²* AntagonisticOffspring: Averted; Connor's 'good' memories help stabilize his personality when the real ones come flooding back.²* BackForTheDead: After a lengthy stay in his urn, Sahjhan is intentionally released so that Connor can kill him.²* BadassAdorable: Connor Reilly -- a polite, good-natured and boyishly handsome young man, but shy, innocent and somewhat awkward. Except he can punch demons over the roof of an SUV.²* BaitAndSwitchComment: Angel is stunned when Connor steps off the elevator and says, "Hey Dad!" Turns out he's addressing his human father who's standing across the room.²* BlatantLies: Angel is telling Connor how boring things are at Wolfram & Hart, when Spike gets hurled out into the corridor by Illyria.²* BrickJoke:²** Spike tells Illyria not to touch his clipboard. Later when Spike gets tossed out the door, there's a pause, then his clipboard comes flying out after him.²** Illyria can talk to plants, which Fred was shown doing in her CloudCuckoolander moments.²** Connor asks if Angel has torrid affairs with female vampires. Connor is the child of Angel and his vampire paramour Darla.²** "She put a whole petri dish in her mouth?"²* ButtMonkey: Spike being pounded on by Illyria.²* CallBack:²** Cyvus Vail obsesses over Sahjhan killing him, the same way Sahjhan did over Connor. Because it was predestined Sahjhan had to arrange for Connor to die at a particular time (he failed due to ProphecyTwist), just as Sahjhan has to be killed by a particular person.²** Cyvus sends demons to attack Connor, knowing it will activate his latent talents. Lilah Morgan did the same, sending rapists after a woman with telekinetic powers in "Unleashed".²** When Angel tries PerpSweating Marcus, the new Liaison to the Senior Partners calmly points out that things have changed.²-->"I'm not a little girl. [[Recap/AngelS05E05LifeOfTheParty You and I won't be making love on this couch]] any time soon." ²* CantStayNormal: Angel's son ends up fitting this trope nicely. To make a very long story short, Angel agreed to a devil's bargain with Wolfram & Hart to rewrite Connor's entire life, brainwashing him so he can live happily with a human family. Not long afterward, however, Angel is blackmailed by Cyvus Vail, the sorcerer responsible for Connor's new memories. Vail announces that he needs the old Connor back, since it is only he who can kill Vail's nemesis, Sahjhan. Hoping to preserve Connor's new life, Angel attempts to re-train his son from scratch in the art of fighting -- only to be waylaid by Wesley, who restores Connor's memories by shattering Vail's Orlon Window. Wesley, who suspected Angel of involvement in Fred's death, hoped to rewind time by undermining the basis on which Angel joined the firm.²* CatapultNightmare: Gunn 'waking' when his memories are rebooted after his daily torture session. Nightmare indeed...²* ChekhovsGun: Cyvus Vail telling Angel that the Orlon Window will restore the original memories of anyone it's broken near -- this turns out to be Connor, Wesley and Illyria.²* ChekhovsGunman:²** Demon warrior Sahjhan, the BigBad from Season 3.²** Cyvus Vail [[spoiler:will turn out to be another member of the Circle of the Black Thorn.]]²* ColdBloodedTorture: The Wrath torturing Gunn. Hamilton points out that it will get round to using every one of its WallOfWeapons and [[NoodleImplements torture devices]].²* ContinuityNod:²** Connor's "thing for older women" is a tongue-in-cheek reference to his sleeping with Cordelia in Season 4. ²** The Wrath politely hands Gunn a lightbulb after his torture session. In "Underneath" the sessions were commenced each day by the prisoner's 'wife' asking him to go down to the cellar to get a replacement bulb.²* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Spike after being tossed out the door by Illyria.²-->"You filthy harlot! I'm gonna tear your neck out!" ²* DeadpanSnarker: Connor must have studied snarking in college. Becomes SnarkToSnarkCombat when he meets Sahjhan.²* {{Dominatrix}}: We get a CloseUpOnHead shot of Spike's head under Illyria's boot.²-->'''Illyria:''' I'd like to keep Spike as my pet.²* DoubleConsciousness: Connor's FalseMemories of his loving parents help him cope with the real memory of being raised in a hell dimension, being manipulated into bringing forth an EldritchAbomination, collaborating with said creature and later killing her, and trying to commit suicide. Wesley's restored memories however drive him deeper into depression.²* DoubleMeaning: Connor's final conversation with Angel is ostensibly about his human father, but he's actually telling Angel that he understands what he did and forgives him.²* DramaticIrony: Wesley talking of how he trusts Angel. Later he comes to believe that Angel betrayed them, only to find out the opposite is true when his memories are restored.²* DynamicEntry: A demon mook gets PunchedAcrossTheRoom, sliding to a stop in front of Cyvus Vail. ²-->'''Cyvus:''' Did you kill ''all'' of my guards?²-->'''Angel:''' [[WhatMeasureIsAMook All the ones I could find.]]²-->'''Cyvus:''' I should have given them the day off...²* EyeAwaken / KubrickStare: Connor when his memories return and he instantly [[TookALevelInBadass Takes A Level In Badass]].²* FalseMemories²* FantasticallyIndifferent: Angel tells Connor the spectacular truth about the supernatural world. Connor doesn't seem fazed.²* {{Flashback}} {{Montage}}: Wesley is bombarded with memories when the Orlon Window is broken.²* HealingFactor: After having his heart cut out, we see Gunn's wound repair itself; [[GroundhogDayLoop he then gets up off the table and resumes his normal day.]]²* HellBentForLeather / LikesOlderWomen: Connor is introduced to Illyria.²-->'''Connor:''' Um...I like your outfit.²-->'''Illyria:''' Your body warms. (to Angel) [[MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat This one is lusting after me.]] ²-->'''Connor:''' It's the outfit. (whispers to Angel) I guess I've always had a thing for older women. ²-->'''Angel:''' (mutters) They were supposed to fix that...²* HeroicSecondWind: Sahjahn easily bests Connor despite his SuperStrength...until his memories are restored.²* IJustWantToBeNormal: When Connor gets back his real memories, he can't get back to his new, normal life fast enough.²* ImmortalImmaturity: When Connor finds out Angel is a vampire, he asks if he's five hundred years old. Angel asks petulantly, "Do I look 500?" ²** Ironically, Connor actually isn't far off. When Angel first appeared on [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] he was 242 years old, and later spent a few hundred years being tortured in a YearInsideHourOutside {{Hell}} dimension. He could plausibly be even older than 500.²* IneffectualDeathThreat²-->'''Connor:''' Here's how it works. I kill this Sahjahn thing, and we walk. You come near my family again, and I'll slit your throat. And if that doesn't kill ya, I'll chop your whole head off. And if that doesn't work, I'll—I'll just keep... stabbing you till you bleed to death. Understand? ²-->'''Cyvus:''' ''([[DoNotTauntCthulhu smirking]])'' I do.²* IWasJustJoking, Round #1:²-->'''Connor:''' I told [Dad] that you took me out demon fighting and, uh, almost got me killed. He wants to have a talk with you. ²-->'''Angel:''' All right. I'll, uh-.²-->'''Connor:''' I'm kidding! Man,... you [[NoSenseOfHumor gotta lighten up]].²* LiteralMinded²-->'''Lorne:''' [Cyvus] is powerful. Heads up a large demon empire, has tendrils stretching throughout L.A.²-->'''Angel:''' Tendril-tendrils?²-->'''Lorne:''' Metaphor-tendrils. ²* MadeOfIron: Connor's parents bring him to Wolfram & Hart after he survives being hit by a truck.²* MoodWhiplash: Angel rescues Connor's family from demons.²-->'''Connor:''' (in shock) You almost broke that guy in half! (grins) That was awesome!²* {{Mooks}}²-->'''Wesley:''' Kith'harn demons. In Los Angeles, they're the known henchmen of a warlock called Cyvus Vail. ²* MuggingTheMonster: Cyvus sends his mooks to attack Connor and his family -- not to harm them but so Connor will discover his powers when he fights them.²* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Wesley's reaction to his old memories.²* NeckSnap / [[HoistHeroOverHead Hoist Demon Mook Over Head]]: Angel killing the demons attacking Connor. Connor is impressed.²* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking the Orlon Window, Hero]]²* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: Sahjhan's manipulations in Season 3 were responsible for Connor becoming badass enough to kill him.²* TheNicknamer: Spike refers to Angel as "Broody Pants".²* TheNoseKnows: Spike can tell what type of booze Wesley has been drowning his sorrows in.²* OhCrap: Sahjhan when he realises who this young pup is, then more seriously when Connor turns badass.²* {{Off With His Head}} / AnAxeToGrind: Sahjhan's demise. He looks baffled right before it happens, too. All that work, to no good end?²* PercussiveTherapy: Illyria gets to work off her angst by beating up Spike. And he doesn't even get laid this time.²* PermaStubble: Wesley's version of a BeardOfSorrow.²* PowerGlows: The Orlon Window.²* PunchCatch²* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens several times.²* RealityWarper: Cyvus Vail, though even he needed the help of the most powerful sorcerers on the West Coast to alter Connor's life history.²* RelativeButton: Connor doesn't hesitate to agree to kill Sahjhan if it will protect his family.²* RuleOfSymbolism: The Orlon Window is a box, as in PandorasBox.²* [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil in an Urn]]: This trope is why Cyvus wants to ensure his enemy's ''permanent'' death. Urns can be broken.²* SomeKindOfForcefield: Cyvus puts one around the room where Connor fights Sahjhan in case he loses; it also means Angel can't help his son.²* SoundOnlyDeath: The Wrath cutting out Gunn's heart. Again.²* [[TalkToTheFist Talk To The Foot]]: Spike is telling off Illyria for punching him in the face.²-->'''Illyria:''' ''(smiling)'' I enjoy hurting you.²-->'''Spike:''' Well, we're gonna have to fix that, 'cause-- ''(Illyria kicks him in the face)''²* TemptingFate: Connor tells his parents they don't have to be scared -- cue a demon [[ThereWasADoor ripping the car door]] [[SuperStrength off its hinges]] and yanking out Connor.²** Spike tells Illyria not to punch him in the face. She kicks him in the face instead.²** "Lucky shot." It's obvious though that Sahjhan realises he's screwed.²* ThreeWishes²-->'''Sahjhan''': Thank you mortal, for releasing me from my cursed prison. In gratitude I grant you three wishes.²-->'''Connor''': Really?²-->'''Sahjhan''': Nah, I'm just messin' with you.²* TheTriple²** Wesley re Illyria: "She's either counting oxygen molecules or analyzing the petri dish she just put into her mouth. Or sleeping. I can never quite tell." ²** Spike re Illyria: "So far, I've established that she can hit like a Mack truck, selectively alter the flow of time, and, uh... (flips through his clipboard) possibly [[TalkingToPlants talk to plants]]."²* VerbalBackspace: The Wolfram & Hart doctors are treating Connor's parents. Angel assures him they're in good hands...claws.²* WithFriendsLikeThese: Wesley warns that 'testing' Illyria [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu could be dangerous]]. Angel just says they'll have Spike do it. ²* YouCantFightFate / OnlyICanKillHim: Angel offers to kill Sahjhan himself, but Cyvus says that events have to follow prophecy, so Connor must do it.²* YouNeedToGetLaid: Both Spike and Connor hint at this re Angel.²* YourVampiresSuck²-->'''Connor:''' So, do you spend all your time making out with other vampires like in Creator/AnneRice novels?\²'''Angel:''' No! (beat) Well, I used to...


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