The Best Episodes of Angel

Not Fade Away

#1 - Not Fade Away 8.88

Season 5 - Episode 22

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

Directors: Jeffrey Bell
Smile Time

#2 - Smile Time 8.47

Season 5 - Episode 14

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
A Hole in the World

#3 - A Hole in the World 8.43

Season 5 - Episode 15

After being breathed on by an ancient sarcophagus, Fred contracts a mystery illness and lies near death while Angel and his friends try to figure out what's wrong with her.

Directors: Joss Whedon
I Will Remember You

#4 - I Will Remember You 8.42

Season 1 - Episode 8

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
Spin the Bottle

#5 - Spin the Bottle 8.37

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

#6 - Awakening 8.30

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

#7 - Orpheus 8.28

Season 4 - Episode 15

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

#8 - Shells 8.26

Season 5 - Episode 16

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.

Directors: Steven S. DeKnight
Five by Five

#9 - Five by Five 8.24

Season 1 - Episode 18

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

#10 - Soulless 8.24

Season 4 - Episode 11

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

#11 - Reunion 8.23

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

#12 - Home 8.20

Season 4 - Episode 22

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

Directors: Tim Minear

#13 - Sanctuary 8.20

Season 1 - Episode 19

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

Directors: Michael Lange

#14 - Calvary 8.18

Season 4 - Episode 12

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
You're Welcome

#15 - You're Welcome 8.18

Season 5 - Episode 12

When Lindsey returns and tries to defeat Angel using a secret "failsafe" entity created by the Powers That Be, Cordelia emerges from her coma to help save Angel.

Directors: David Fury

#16 - Hero 8.16

Season 1 - Episode 9

Doyle is presented with an opportunity for atonement when a band of frightened refugees seek his help.

Directors: Tucker Gates
Waiting in the Wings

#17 - Waiting in the Wings 8.14

Season 3 - Episode 13

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

Directors: Joss Whedon

#18 - Darla 8.14

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

Directors: Tim Minear

#19 - Birthday 8.13

Season 3 - Episode 11

On her birthday, Cordelia learns her visions will kill her unless she goes back in time and chooses a different path in life - which doesn't include Angel.

Directors: Michael Grossman
There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

#20 - There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb 8.09

Season 2 - Episode 22

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
The House Always Wins

#21 - The House Always Wins 8.09

Season 4 - Episode 3

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

Directors: Marita Grabiak
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been

#22 - Are You Now or Have You Ever Been 8.07

Season 2 - Episode 2

In the 1950s, Angel aids a woman hiding from her past inside a hotel with a long history of death and mayhem. Meanwhile, in the present day, Angel and his colleagues hunt down a demon responsible for the carnage.

Directors: David Semel

#23 - Salvage 8.06

Season 4 - Episode 13

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

#24 - Lullaby 8.06

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

Directors: Tim Minear
The Trial

#25 - The Trial 8.04

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

Directors: Bruce Seth Green, David Greenwalt