Angel : season 5 review


22 50 minute episodes

SF elements

vampire redemption


And so another series ends.

Angel and the team are now running Wolfram & Hart, struggling to do good whilst still staying in profit. Can they manage not to be corrupted by the power? Can a resurrected Spike fit in with the team? Can Illyria replace Fred? Can Angel fulfil the prophecy and get his humanity back?

There is actually more arc in this final season than there appears to be throughout, as small incidents early on come back later. But we all know this is the end, and things build to a thrilling climax, with lots of surprises, and guest appearances from previous characters (Cordelia, Andrew, Lindsey, Connor, Darla and Dru, ...), along the way, with the usual mixture of humour and drama. A fine display of people fighting for good, not for reward, but because it is the right thing to do. And a fine ending.

Rating: 3

[ unmissable | great stuff | worth watching | mind candy | waste of time | unfinishable ]

reviewed 9 July 2005