Season Five
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Season Premiere October 1st, 2003
Season Finale May 19th, 2004
Episode Count 22
Cast David Boreanaz; James Marsters; J. August Richards; Amy Acker; Andy Hallett; Alexis Denisof
Notable Episodes "Smile Time" [1]
"A Hole in the World" [2]
"Not Fade Away" [3]

Season 4



Season Five of Angel, which was the final season from the series, aired on the WB Network from October 1st, 2003 to May 19th, 2004, spanning a total of twenty-two episodes. The episodes aired on Wednesday evening at 9:00 pm. All of the season four main cast returned for season five, reprising their respective characters. David Boreanaz played the eponymous dark & brooding hero, Angel, with J. August Richards as Charles Gunn (with an upgrade!), as well as Amy Acker as plucky science whiz Winifred Burkle, Andy Hallett as the equally plucky demon Lorne, and Alexis Denisof as the scholarly Wesley Wyndam-Pryce. Joining the main cast line-up for the final season is James Marsters as everyone's favorite wise-cracking vampire, Spike, who makes a triumphant return to the franchise after his seemingly permanent demise at the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Another Buffy alum, Mercedes McNab makes appearances as a gust star this season, but is bumped up to the main cast with episode 5x17, "Underneath". Actress Amy Acker retires the Winifred Burkle character on the back-end of the season, but remains on the series, but now plays the mortal form of an Old One known as Illyria.

Season five brings to a head major plot developments that had been brewing since the show's inception as the evil corporate law firm Wolfram & Hart put the final pieces into place to bring about the Apocalypse. Series fan favorite character Cordelia Chase returns for a one-time send-off to say her final good-byes, Angel and Spike engage in the most oft-putting bromance in all of television history. The firms gets a new liaison with Team Angel and Lindsey McDonald returns to play a part in Wolfram & Hart's master game plan. Oh yeah... and there's puppets.

Episodes Edit

# Title Airdate
5x1 Conviction October 1st, 2003
5x2 Just Rewards October 8th, 2003
5x3 Unleashed October 15th, 2003
5x4 Hell-Bound October 22nd, 2003
5x5 Life of the Party October 29th, 2003
5x6 The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco November 5th, 2003
5x7 Lineage November 12th, 2003
5x8 Destiny November 19th, 2003
5x9 Harm's Way January 14th, 2004
5x10 Soul Purpose January 21st, 2004
5x11 Damage January 28th, 2004
5x12 You're Welcome February 4th, 2004
5x13 Why We Fight February 11th, 2004
5x14 Smile Time February 18th, 2004
5x15 A Hole in the World February 25th, 2004
5x16 Shells March 3rd, 2004
5x17 Underneath April 14th, 2004
5x18 Origin April 21st, 2004
5x19 Time Bomb April 28th, 2004
5x20 The Girl in Question May 5th, 2004
5x21 Power Play May 12th, 2004
5x22 Not Fade Away May 19th, 2004

Cast Edit

Principal cast Edit

Actor Role
David Boreanaz Angel
James Marsters Spike
J. August Richards Charles Gunn
Amy Acker Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Andy Hallett Lorne
Mercedes McNab Harmony Kendall
Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndam-Pryce

Guest stars Edit

Actor Role
Vincent Kartheiser Connor Angel
Adam Baldwin Marcus Hamilton
Jonathan M. Woodward Knox
Sarah Thompson Eve
Jenny Mollen Nina Ash
Christian Kane Lindsey McDonald

Crew Edit

Production Edit

Directors Edit

Writers Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Mercedes McNab was a recurring guest star in season five of Angel, but was bumped up to the main cast with episode 5x17, "Underneath".
  • Series star David Boreanaz made his directorial debut with this season. He directed episode 5x10, "Soul Purpose". It was his only episode of the series as a director, but he would go on to direct episodes of another series he had a starring role in, Bones.
  • David Boreanaz and Christian Kane are the only actors from the series who appear in both the first and final episodes. Coincidentally, they also happened to be very close friends.
  • This is the third season of the series with Amy Acker as a main cast member.
  • This is the only season of the series with James Marsters as a main cast member.

Home video Edit

See also Edit

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References Edit

  1. Angel becomes a puppet.
  2. Death of Fred Burkle; Introduction of Illyria.
  3. Final episode; Death of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.
  4. Credited only. Greenwalt had left the series at the end of season three.

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