Angel/Recap/S01/E05 Rm w/a Vu

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I think you are gonna pack your little ghost bags, and get the HELL out of MY HOUSE!

Cordelia is determined to stay in her fancy new apartment despite it being haunted.

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Tropes used in Angel/Recap/S01/E05 Rm w/a Vu include:

Angel: “Punished. (Cordy nods) For what?”
Cordy: “I don’t know. For what I was? For everything I said in High School just because I could get away with it? - And then it all ended, and I had to pay. - Oh, but this apartment – I could be me again. Punishment over – welcome back to your life! Like, like I couldn’t be that awful if I get to have a place like that? - It’s just like you!”
Angel: “Working for redemption.”
Cordy: (confused) “I – I meant because you used to have that mansion.”

  • Badass Boast: Angel tries out some diplomacy on Doyle's debt-collecting demon friend.

"It's a good offer. You should take it. On the other hand you're making me want to fight some more. You get lucky, you might last ten minutes. Really lucky, and you're unconscious for the last five."

Doyle: "Man, you know I was crazy about her, and I was wearing her down, too. But no, handsome, brooding vampire guy has to swoop in, all sensitive mouth and overhanging forehead." (Angel feels his forehead with a frown)

Cordelia: "Uh, cold wind, scary! What are you going to do? Chap me to death? What else have you got?

  • Ghostly Goals: Maude wants to keep killing her son's girlfriend. Phantom Dennis however seems perfectly content to share the apartment with Cordelia without causing trouble.
  • Hannibal Lecture / Shut UP, Hannibal: Maude's words inadvertently play into Cordelia's fears of being an impoverished failure, until she makes the mistake of calling Cordy a bitch.

“I’m not a sniveling whiny little Cry-Buffy. I’m the nastiest girl in Sunnydale history. I take crap from no one. You think you’re bad? Being all mean and haunty? Picking on poor pathetic Cordy? Well, get ready to haul your wrinkly translucent ass out of this place, because lady, the bitch is back.”

Angel: [handing Doyle a spellbook] “Doyle, chant.”
Doyle: “Oh, man, Latin. One of those dead languages you always mean to learn.”

Cordelia: "I’m from Sunnydale, you’re not scaring me, you know. No. You’re not scaring me. You’re not scaring me. Not one bit."

  • Tempting Fate: Angel and Doyle are dragging Cordy out of the apartment.

Cordelia: Listen good, Casper, you haven’t won a thing here! I’ll die before I give up the apartment, you hear me? I’ll die!”
Angel and Doyle get her out and the door shuts.
Maude: “All right dear, if that is what you think is best.”

Cordelia: "Hey, you can just dump my stuff on the couch -- or let me have the bed. What ever you feel good about."

  • Vampire Invitation: Angel is able to just stroll into Cordy's new apartment because she said earlier that he was invited over as soon as she found a decent place.

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