Angel/Recap/S02/E14 The Thin Dead Line

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A group of zombie cops terrorize Anne's neighbourhood. Both Angel and his former friends investigate the events separately.

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Tropes used in Angel/Recap/S02/E14 The Thin Dead Line include:
  • Affably Evil: Jackson, a drug dealer
  • Bald of Evil: Jackson
  • Beard of Evil: Jackson again
  • Blood Magic: Among his many magical items, Captain Atkinson uses entrails.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The demon which appears as an eye in the back of one's head reappear in "Epiphany". Anne Steele will appear one last time in the Grand Finale "Not Fade Away".
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: A large force of Caucasian police officers brutalize people of a poor neighbourhood predominantly occupied by Afro-Americans and Latins.
  • Dresses the Same: Cordelia complains when she sees a girl at the youth centre wearing her blouse, unaware that Angel gave away her clothes to the shelter in "Blood Money".

Cordelia: The crook at the store said it was one of a kind! Big fibber!"


Telephone voice: "All circuits are busy. Please hang up and try your call again."
Cordy: "This is no time for circuits busy! So, don't tell me circuits are busy. If the circuits are busy -- get some new circuits now!"


Merle: "Jesus, man! I mean, can't you, you know, knock?"
Angel: "You don't make that funny expression when I knock, or if you do I don't see it.

And subverted when Angel is watching Wesley and Gunn at the hospital, turns to make a discreet exit and finds himself face-to-face with Cordelia.

Cordy: "Too bad it takes a gunshot wound to make you give a crap. Wesley doesn't need you right now. We don't need you. You walked away. Do us a favor and just stay away."


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