The BEST episodes of Angel

Every episode of Angel ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Angel!

Angel, a 240-year old vampire cursed with a conscience, haunts the dark streets of Los Angeles alone. But after he meets a half-demon with mysterious visions, Angel realizes his true purpose: to help those in danger with the hope that he may have a chance to redeem himself and save his own soul. With Cordelia and Doyle at his side, he forms Angel Investigations. He is soon joined by Wesley, Gunn, Lorne and Fred, and he will need all their expertise to fight the growing forces of evil, and the supernatural law firm of Wolfram and Hart.

Last Updated: 1/17/2023Network:The WB
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Not Fade Away
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8.66
803 votes

#1 - Not Fade Away

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/19/2004

Angel and his friend's prepare for their "suicide" attack on the circle of the Black Thorn.

Directors: Jeffrey Bell
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Reunion
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8.21
628 votes

#2 - Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/19/2000

The newly revamped deadly duo of Drusilla and Darla hit the streets of L.A. Angel is frantic, searching for the terrible twosome.

Directors: James A. Contner
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Orpheus
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8.19
622 votes

#3 - Orpheus

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/19/2003

As Faith and Angelus lay drugged and possibly dying, they flash back to key events in Angel's life... and Willow comes to help the others in the quest to restore Angel's soul.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writer: Mere Smith
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Spin the Bottle
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8.14
586 votes

#4 - Spin the Bottle

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2002

Lorne's spell to restore Cordelia's memory backfires and convinces everyone they're high school students who have been gathered to kill a vampire: Angel.

Directors: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Home
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8.14
557 votes

#5 - Home

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/7/2003

Lilah returns from the dead to offer Angel and his friends full ownership of Wolfram and Hart.

Directors: Tim Minear
Writer: Tim Minear
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Darla
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8.13
723 votes

#6 - Darla

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2000

Lindsey finds himself drawn to Darla as her mental state deteriorates.

Directors: Tim Minear
Writer: Tim Minear
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I Will Remember You
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8.12
1001 votes

#7 - I Will Remember You

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/23/1999

Old feelings are rekindled when Buffy comes to L.A. to visit Angel. Buffy and Angel are attacked by a Mohra demon, and together they slay it

Directors: David Grossman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Five by Five
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8.11
870 votes

#8 - Five by Five

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/25/2000

Rogue slayer Faith comes to town, and when she partners up with Wolfram and Hart , Angel's life is in danger.

Directors: James A. Contner
Writer: Jim Kouf
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Shells
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8.09
677 votes

#9 - Shells

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/3/2004

Mourning Fred's death, Angel and his friends vow to find a way to bring her back, which leads to a confrontation with the ancient god Illyria, who now occupies Fred's body.

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Awakening
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7.99
514 votes

#10 - Awakening

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/29/2003

Angel agrees to try to bring Angelus back... but after the first attempt fails, he and his friends discover a magic sword that might do a better job of getting rid of the Big Bad beast.

Directors: James A. Contner
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Long Day's Journey
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7.99
576 votes

#11 - Long Day's Journey

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/22/2003

After a group of totems linked to the ancient sun god Ra are killed by the Big Bad beast, Angel and his friends realize he's plotting to turn off the sun.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writer: Mere Smith
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The House Always Wins
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7.95
578 votes

#12 - The House Always Wins

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2002

Angel and his friends discover that Lorne is being held prisoner in a corrupt Las Vegas casino.

Directors: Marita Grabiak
Writer: David Fury
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Smile Time
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7.95
696 votes

#13 - Smile Time

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/18/2004

While Nina the werewolf shows romantic interest in Angel, he investigates a demon-infested children's television program and gets turned into a puppet; Gunn makes a deal to keep his newly implanted mental powers; and Wes and Fred's relationship heats up.

Directors: Ben Edlund
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sanctuary
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7.94
867 votes

#14 - Sanctuary

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/2/2000

Everyone, including Buffy Summers, is out to get Faith, and Angel is the only man who can stop them.

Directors: Michael Lange
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Trial
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7.94
795 votes

#15 - The Trial

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2000

Still haunted by flashbacks of his 150-year fling with the dreaded Darla, Angel sends Gunn out to find her.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Waiting in the Wings
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7.93
574 votes

#16 - Waiting in the Wings

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/4/2002

Angel and his friends attend a ballet,where Angel realises he saw the exact same dancers on stage 110 years ago.

Directors: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Through the Looking Glass
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7.92
685 votes

#17 - Through the Looking Glass

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/15/2001

Angel, Gunn, Wesley and the Host are sentenced to death by the villagers. They are brought before the princess of Pylea, who they are shocked to discover is Her Royal Highness Cordelia. Soon, Cordelia discovers one of her duties as princess is mating with a creature called the Groossalugg.

Directors: Tim Minear
Writer: Tim Minear
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Salvage
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7.92
640 votes

#18 - Salvage

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/5/2003

While Lorne casts a sanctuary spell on the hotel, and Wesley brings in the slayer, Faith, to help get Angelus back... the Doomsday Beast and its boss also try to woo Angelus.

Directors: Jefferson Kibbee
Writer: David Fury
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Lullaby
star
7.92
548 votes

#19 - Lullaby

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/19/2001

As Darla goes through a difficult labour, Holtz pursues Angel.

Directors: Tim Minear
Writer: Tim Minear
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Soulless
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7.91
554 votes

#20 - Soulless

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/5/2003

After Angelus succeeds in setting Angel's friends against each other, Cordelia makes him a deal: if he tells what he knows about the Big Bad beast, she'll give herself to him.

Directors: Sean Astin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Destiny
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7.91
557 votes

#21 - Destiny

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/2003

After Spike receives a strange package, Wolfram and Hart employees are possessed by evil... while Angel and Spike are set against each other in a quest that brings their 100-year-old rivalry to a head.

Directors: Skip Schoolnik
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb
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7.91
617 votes

#22 - There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/22/2001

Angel struggles with the inner beast the demon dimension brings out in him, while Wesley and Gunn join with rebel forces to overthrow the government and Her Majesty. It's up to Cordelia to save the Host him while Angel seeks help to rescue everyone and return home.

Directors: David Greenwalt
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Power Play
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7.90
639 votes

#23 - Power Play

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/12/2004

As Angel's behaviour grows increasingly hostile, his friends learn he's associating with members of an evil secret society, and may have deliberately engineered Fred's death.

Directors: James A. Contner
Writer: David Fury
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Calvary
star
7.90
641 votes

#24 - Calvary

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/12/2003

After learning the doomsday beast may be working for something bigger and badder than itself, Angel's friends cast a spell to return his soul to Angelus' body.

Directors: Bill L. Norton
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
First Impressions
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7.89
683 votes

#25 - First Impressions

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2000

Angel encounters an amorous Darla in his dreams; Cordelia vows to protect Gunn after she experiences a vision depicting him in mortal danger.

Directors: James A. Contner
Writer: Shawn Ryan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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