Angel- Season 1 Episode Guide

City Of 
Angel moves to L.A., unaware of his purpose in the City of Angels. There, he meets Doyle, his half-man, half-demon spiritual advisor, who gives him much-needed direction. Doyle leads Angel to Russell Winters, a rich and powerful vampire, preying on aspiring actresses. When Winters sets his eyes on Cordelia, Angel must spring into action and rescue her.  Written by David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon.  Directed by Joss Whedon.

Lonely Hearts  
DATING IS HELL - Angel (David Boreanaz) brushes up his pick-up lines while tracking a monstrous serial killer that is hunting at a happening Los Angeles singles bar. Meanwhile, Doyle (Glenn Quinn) is developing a serious crush on Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) and asks Angel to put in a good word for him. James A. Contner directed the episode written by David Fury.

In the Dark 
SETH GREEN AND JAMES MARSTERS FROM "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER" GUEST-STAR - Angel (David Boreanaz) receives an unexpected visit from Oz (guest star Seth Green, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") who delivers a gift from Buffy, a mystical relic that renders the owner unkillable - not by stakes, not fire, not even sunlight. But Oz is followed by Angel's arch nemesis, Spike (guest star James Marsters, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), who is determined to fight Angel to the death for this awesome power. Charisma Carpenter and Glenn Quinn also star. Bruce Seth Green directed the episode written by Douglas Petrie.

I Fall to Pieces 
MOM, I MET A DOCTOR - Angel (David Boreanaz) is called into action when Doyle's (Glenn Quinn) visions lead them to a young woman (guest star Tushka Bergen) who is being stalked by a demonic neurosurgeon (guest star Andy Umberger) who uses his bizarre ability to manipulate the human body to terrorize others. Back at the office, gal Friday Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) goes undercover to help Angel research his prey.  Story by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, with teleplay by David Greenwalt.  Directed by Vern Gillum.

Room w/a Vu 
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - When Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) flees her roach-infested apartment and lands on Angel's (David Boreanaz) doorstep, the close quarters force Angel to make a deal with Doyle (Glenn Quinn) neither can refuse. Meanwhile, Cordelia's riches-to-rags life may be taking a turn for the better when Doyle finds her the perfect apartment - until she discovers that the bargain rent comes with a price - the apartment is haunted by a former tenant.  Scott McGinnis directed the episode written by David Greenwalt and Jane Espenson.

Sense and Sensitivity 
Angel fears that Kate's life is in danger after she nabs a dangerous murder suspect (John Capodice), but she becomes distracted when seemingly innocuous sensitivity training turns the entire police precinct into one big open wound. Meanwhile, Cordelia is miffed at Angel's lack of niceties around the office and frustrated that the middle-of-the-night hours are eating into her social life.  Trevor: John Mahon. Little Tony: John Capodice. Angel: David Boreanaz. Doyle: Glenn Quinn. Cordelia: Charisma Carpenter.  James A. Contner directed the episode written by Tim Minear.

The Bachelor Party 
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES - Angel (David Boreanaz) sees his new friend Doyle (Glenn Quinn) tortured when his

estranged wife (guest star Kristin Dattilo) comes to town asking for a divorce so she can marry another man (guest star Carlos Jacott). With the wedding just a few days off, Angel agrees to follow her seemingly affable fiance to learn more about this man before Doyle gives his blessing to their union. Charisma Carpenter also stars.  David Straiton directed the episode written by Tracey Stern.

I Will Remember You 
THE TWO-HOUR SPECIAL EVENT CONTINUES... - After learning that Angel (David Boreanaz) was in Sunnydale but stayed out of sight, Buffy (special guest star Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") comes to Los Angeles to confront him about his unannounced stalking, but a bloody battle with a medieval demon leaves Angel with awesome new powers and Buffy with a chance for true happiness with her beloved. Charisma Carpenter and Glenn Quinn also star.  David Greenwalt and Jeannine Renshaw wrote the episode directed by David Grossman.

RASCISM IN THE DEMON WORLD - Angel (David Boreanaz) joins Doyle's (Glenn Quinn) crusade to save a group of helpless demons from The Scourge - a storm trooper-esque army of pure blood demons that persecute mixed blood demons. Meanwhile, Doyle reveals the reason he was sent to Angel, confesses his true identity to Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) and makes the ultimate sacrifice for his friends.  Tim Minear and Howard Gordon wrote the episode directed by Tucker Gates.

Parting Gifts 
THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL- Angel (David Boreanaz) and Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter), still reeling from the loss of their friend Doyle, join forces with an old acquaintance in the pursuit of a demonic bounty hunter. Meanwhile, without the guidance of Doyle's visions from The Powers That Be, Angel finds himself fighting blind.  James A. Contner directed the episode written by David Fury and Jeannine Renshaw.

Angel (David Boreanaz) is having horrific dreams in which he is again an evil vampire who is slaying innocent people. He awakes every time to discover that the murders he dreamed of have occurred, but he can't remember whether he committed them or not. Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof and Elisabeth Rohm also star.  Tim Minear wrote the episode directed by Winrich Kolbe.

OH BABY- After what Cordelia thought was a dream date, she wakes up to find herself in the middle of a nightmare- extremely pregnant with something extremely unnatural. Meanwhile, Cordelia's condition leads Angel and Wesley down a path of protection for their friend and colleague.  Howard Gordon wrote the episode directed by Dave Semel.

INTERNATIONAL FILM STAR BAI LING GUEST-STARS - Angel (David Boreanaz) joins forces with a warrior princess (guest star Bai Ling, "Anna and the King") to save the enslaved women of her homeland from a dangerous patriarchal society of fierce warriors. David Greenwalt directed the episode written by David Greenwalt and Marti Noxon.

Cordelia's (Charisma Carpenter) visions of a boy in trouble lead Angel (David Boreanaz) and Wesley (Alexis Denisof) into battle with their first exorcism, but everything is not as it seems with the child who is possessed by a 10,000-year-old demon.  David Greenwalt and Jeannie Renshaw wrote the episode directed by Robert David Price.

The Prodigal 
FACE YOUR DEMONS - Angel (David Boreanaz) is haunted by images of his past as a young man in 1753 Ireland, his overbearing father (guest star Jay Kenneth Campbell), his vampire birth by his past lover, Darla (guest star Julie Benz), and his family's murder by his own hand. Meanwhile, when Angel spots Kate's (guest star Elisabeth Rohm) father (guest star John Mahon) at a crime scene, his investigations may change Kate's life forever. Charisma Carpenter and Alexis Denisof also star. Bruce Seth Green directed the episode written by Tim Minear.

The Ring 
A client (Douglas Roberts) and his supposedly missing brother (Scott Williams Winters) trick Angel into competing in gladiatorial games that involve enslaved demons and are staged for wealthy wagerers. To stay alive, Angel must kill his opponent. To earn his freedom, he must kill 21 foes. Lilah: Stephanie Romanov. Trepkos: Juan A. Riojas. Angel: David Boreanaz.  Howard Gordon wrote the episode directed by Nick Marck.

BEAUTY AND THE VAMPIRE - Angel rescues a popular young actress (guest star Tamara Gorski) from a stalker, but when he finds himself taken with her and confesses his true identity, she goes to drastic measures to secure eternal youth and beauty. Written by Tracey Stern and directed by Regis Kimble.

Five by Five   
HAVE A LITTLE FAITH - Angel's (David Boreanaz) life is on the line when the attorneys at Wolfram & Hart hire Los Angeles visitor Faith (guest star Eliza Dushku, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") to put him out of business - permanently. In the meantime, Wesley (Alexis Denisof), who still feels responsibility to Faith from being her former Watcher, declares he will stop her from bringing harm until he, and Angel, determine she needs more than a just swift kick to snap out of her evil ways. Charisma Carpenter also stars. James A. Contner directed the episode written by Jim Kouf.

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR GUEST-STARS - Buffy (guest star Sarah Michelle Gellar) comes to Los Angeles seeking vengeance under the guise of protecting Angel (David Boreanaz) from Faith's (guest star Eliza Dushku) violent nature, but Buffy is shocked and hurt to discover her former love siding with her nemesis. Meanwhile, Wesley (Alexis Denisof) is faced with a crisis of loyalties when the Watcher's Council offers a chance at reinstatement if he gives up Faith. Charisma Carpenter also stars.  Michael Lange directed the episode written by Tim Minear and Joss Whedon.

War Zone 
STAKE FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER - Angel (David Boreanaz) tracks down a millionaire’s blackmailer, butgets caught in the middle of a gang war between street kids and vampires and meets the leader of the vampire hunters, Charles Gunn (guest star J. August Richardson). Charisma Carpenter and Alexis Denisof also star. David Straiton directed the episode written by Gary Campbell.

Blind Date 
BORN AGAIN BAD BOY - Angel (David Boreanaz) agrees to help Lindsey McDonald (guest star Christian Kane) crack the secret files of Wolfram & Hart to save a group of children from a demonic assassin. Ultimately, Lindsay isn't quite sure if he can stick by his decision to betray the firm and sabotage the deadly mission. Charisma Carpenter and Alexis Denisof also stars. Tom Wright directed the episode written by Jeannine Renshaw.

To Shanshu in L.A. 
While Angel and friends work to decipher the scroll taken from Wolfram & Hart, the crooked law firm begins the process of “Raising,” which purportedly brings forth a great evil into the world. Vocah: Todd Stashwick. Lindsey: Christian Kane. Kate: Elisabeth Rohm. Gunn: J. August Richards. Angel: David Boreanaz.  Written and directed by David Greenwalt.