Season 5 Episodes

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Not Fade Away

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/19/2004
Angel and company spend the day as if it were their last as they prepare to bring down the evil Circle of the Black Thorn.
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Power Play

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/12/2004
The gang starts to have doubts about Angel's loyalties when he appears to have become very close with the Circle of the Black Thorn, an evil secret demon society.
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The Girl in Question

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/5/2004
Angel and Spike travel to Rome with plans to rescue Buffy from their old nemesis The Immortal. While in Italy, they also attempt to retrieve the head of a fallen demon leader to prevent a perilous power struggle between several warring demon clans.
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Time Bomb

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/28/2004
When Illyria's powers become unstable and cause her to erratically jump through time, she learns that the gang intends to kill her.
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Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/21/2004
Angel resists the appeal of parents seeking help from Wolfram & Hart regarding their son's supernatural abilities after he discovers that the boy is his son, Connor.
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Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/14/2004
Hoping that Lindsay has information on the Senior Partners' ultimate plans, Angel, Spike and Gunn track him down in a bizarre and terrifying suburban hell.
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Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/3/2004
Angel and Spike return from England defeated, knowing that the ancient demon Illyria has completely taken over Fred's body and soul.
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A Hole in the World

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/25/2004
When Fred opens up an ancient sarcophagus that was anonymously sent to her, she is infected by a mysterious parasitic demon called Illyria.
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Smile Time

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/18/2004
Angel is turned into a puppet as part of the bad guys' evil scheme to take the souls of children.
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Why We Fight

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/11/2004
Lawson, a mysterious man from Angel's past, arrives at Wolfram & Hart and takes the gang hostage. Through flashbacks to World War II, it is revealed that Angel worked with the U.
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You're Welcome

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/4/2004
Cordelia wakes up from her coma and is shocked and unhappy to discover that Angel and the gang are no longer fighting Wolfram & Hart, they're running it.
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Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/28/2004
When an emotionally unstable woman, Dana, escapes from a psychiatric ward, Angel learns that she was tortured as a child and is now searching for her tormentor.
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Soul Purpose

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/21/2004
A mysterious stranger approaches Spike claiming responsibility for recorporealizing him in a mission to guide Spike in supplanting Angel as the new vampire champion.
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Harm's Way

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/14/2004
Keeping her job as Angel's assistant is the least of Harmony's worries when she wakes up with a dead vamp-bite victim in her bed and no memory of the previous night's events.
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Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/19/2003
When another mysterious package arrives at Wolfram & Hart that recorporealizes Spike, the gang learns that the existence of two living ensouled vampire heroes has created chaos in the world.
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Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/12/2003
Cyborg assassins attack the offices of Wolfram and Hart for a magical device that will give them control of Angel.
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The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/5/2003
Angel discovers the only remaining member of five ancient evil fighters working in Wolfram & Hart, while researching an aztec warrior named Tezcatcatl.
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Life of the Party

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/29/2003
Wolfram & Hart throw a halloween party.
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Hell Bound

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/22/2003
Spike is being tormented by the spirit of a brutal, wiccan surgeon named Pavayne. Since his magic helps him stay out of hell, he wanders around Wolfram & Hart cleaning up the loose spirits.
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Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/15/2003
Angel helps a newly turned Werewolf named Nina, who is being hunted by an exclusive club which specialises in exotic meals.
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Just Rewards (2)

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/8/2003
...Although Spike's body was destroyed in Sunnydale, his non-corporeal spirit has been sent back to the mortal coil against his will.
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Conviction (1)

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/1/2003
After settling into his new office at Wolfram & Hart (with Harmony as his secretary), Angel meets a young woman named Eve, who claims that she is the new liaison between him and the Senior Partners.