Angel: Season 5
20th Century Fox (2003)
TV Series  /  Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, TV Classics
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16 hr 50 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
David Boreanaz Angel/Angelus
Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
James Marsters Spike
Mercedes McNab Harmony
J. August Richards Charles Gunn
Joss Whedon
David Boreanaz
Producer Skip Schoolnik
Joss Whedon
Writer David Greenwalt
Joss Whedon

"If you need help, then look no further. Angel Investigations is the best. Our rats are low... (What? It says "rats." Sorry.) Ahem... our rates are low, but our standards are high. When the chips are down, and you're at the end of your rope you need someone that you can count on. And that's what you'll find here -- someone that will go all the way, no matter what. So don't lose hope. Come on over to our offices and you'll see that there's still heroes in this world." For over two centuries, Angelus was one of the most vicious vampires ever to walk the earth. Then he killed the wrong girl, and her grieving Gypsy family cursed the vampire with the return of his soul, causing him to suffer with remorse for all the hundreds of innocents that he had killed through the years. Now he goes by the name Angel, and he fights to protect the helpless from those who would prey upon them as he himself once did.
Disc 01
 1 hr 0 mins    10/1/2003  1.  Conviction (1)
Angel and the gang adjust to life at Wolfram & Hart, while Angel lets loose the shocking contents of a package from Sunnydale.
Director:  Joss Whedon  Writer:  Joss Whedon 
Guest starring:  T.J. Thyne, Marissa Tait, Susan Slome, Christopher Leps, Dane Northcutt, Rodney Rowland, Jordan Garrett, Chris Eckles, Peter Breitmayer, Jacqueline Hahn, Marc Vann, Michael Shamus Wiles
 1 hr 0 mins    10/8/2003  2.  Just Rewards (2)
Team Angel is shocked when Spike appears out of an amulet that someone sent to Angel. Spike was suppose to have died back in Sunnydale, but now he's returned as a ghost. And he's really unhappy about it. Angel has to deal with an evil necromancer and with Spike, who might just be willing to turn on Team Angel if it'll make him corporeal again.
Director:  James A. Contner  Writer:  Ben Edlund  / David Fury 
Guest starring:  William Utay, Bill Escudier, Victor Raider-Wexler, Joshua Hutchinson
 1 hr 0 mins    10/15/2003  3.  Unleashed
Angel saves a woman from a werewolf attack, but not before the woman was bitten. Now she will become a werewolf. As Team Angel tries to help her cope with her new situation, someone else would like to have Werewolf for dinner.
Director:  Marita Grabiak  Writer:  Elizabeth Craft  / Sarah Fain 
Guest starring:  Sascha Shapiro, Braeden Marcott, Heidi Dippold, Jenny Mollen, John Billingsley
 1 hr 0 mins    10/22/2003  4.  Hell Bound
Fred faces technical and budgetary setbacks in her project to make Spike corporeal. Meanwhile, Spike is beset by grisly apparitions that only he can see.
Director:  Steven S. Deknight  Writer:  Steven S. DeKnight 
Guest starring:  Peter Kanetis, Allison Barcott, Elliott Grey, Judson Pearce Morgan, J.T. Lawson, Willow Greer, Simon Templeman, Dorie Barton
Disc 02
 1 hr 0 mins    10/29/2003  5.  Life of the Party
When Lorne gets his sleep removed to prepare for the firm's Halloween Party, he doesn't realize the consequences. At the party, everyone has do what he tells them to do, but mystically. In the end, Spike is thinking positively, Gunn is "marking his territory", Angel and Eve get a room, and Wes and Fred are drunk. They all have to get Lorne to sleep before...well, watch the episode.
Director:  Bill L. Norton  Writer:  Ben Edlund 
Guest starring:  Leland Crooke, Michael Maize, Jim Blachette, T.J. Thyne, Ryan Alvarez
 1 hr 0 mins    11/5/2003  6.  The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco
It turns out that the Wolfram & Hart mail guy is more than he seems. He and his brothers were once demon fighters. But, when he lost his family in battle, he gave up on being a Champion. When one of his old foes comes to town, though, he has to help Team Angel defeat it.
Director:  Jeffrey Bell  Writer:  Jeffrey Bell 
Guest starring:  Danny Mora, Bruno Gioiello
 1 hr 0 mins    11/12/2003  7.  Lineage
Wesley's father comes for a visit. With his father overseeing and critiquing everything he does, his old feelings of insecurity arise. Also, Wolfram and Hart is besieged by robot ninjas.
Director:  Jefferson Kibbee  Writer:  Drew Goddard 
Guest starring:  Treva EtienneRoy Dotrice
 1 hr 0 mins    11/19/2003  8.  Destiny
Spike receives a mysterious box of "flashy" in the mail and is shocked when it somehow recorporealizes him. He's thrilled to be solid again, but when odd things start happening at Wolfram & Hart, Eve says that they now have a problem. With Spike an un-ghosted Vampire Champion, the Shanshu Prophesy could also apply to him. Spike & Angel have to try and figure out which one of them is destined to become human again.
Director:  Skip Schoolnik  Writer:  David Fury  / Steven S. DeKnight 
Guest starring:  Michael Malsey,  Christian Kane, Justin Connor, Mark Kelly
Disc 03
 1 hr 0 mins    1/14/2004  9.  Harm's Way
Harmony is having trouble adjusting to working for Angel. The other employees of Wolfram & Hart ignore her and she's feeling depressed about her life. After a night out with Fred, though, Harm's troubles are about to get a lot more serious.
Director:  Vern Gillum  Writer:  Elizabeth Craft  / Sarah Fain 
Guest starring:  David Michael Gangler Jr., Bryce Mouer, Danielle Nicolet, Jennifer Haworth, Stacy Reed, David Gangler, Christopher Gehrman, Brendan Hines, Olga Vilner, Nick Jaine
 1 hr 0 mins    1/21/2004  10.  Soul Purpose
Lindsey and Eve continue to plot against Team Angel. Lindsey approaches Spike, telling him that the Powers That Be have selected Spike to be the new Champion now that Angel is working for Wolfram & Hart. Meanwhile, Angel is caught in a series of hallucinations and can't wake up.
Director:  David Boreanaz  / David Patrick Boreanaz  Writer:  Brent Fletcher 
Guest starring:  Christian Kane, Carmen Nicole, Rob Evors, Jodi Harris, Clara Hughes
 1 hr 0 mins    1/28/2004  11.  Damage
A psychotic vampire slayer has escaped from her asylum, and is now on the loose in Los Angeles. Angel and Spike are on the hunt for her, before she does more damage. Once she is found, looking for pieces of her past, she believes that Spike was the man who drove her towards insanity, and wants to seek revenge.
Director:  Jefferson Kibbee  Writer:  Drew Goddard  / Steven S. DeKnight 
Guest starring:  William Stanford, Alex S. Alexander, Kevin Quigley, Mesan Richardson, Debbie McLeod, Mike Hungerford, Jasmine Di Angelo, David Brouwer, Rebecca Metz, Michael Krawic,  Tom Lenk, Navi Rawat
Disc 04
 1 hr 0 mins    2/4/2004  12.  You're Welcome
In the 100th episode, Cordelia awakens from her magically induced coma and returns to help Angel fight an old enemy who has reappeared even more powerful than ever.
Director:  David Fury  Writer:  David Fury 
Guest starring:  Charisma Carpenter, Ryan Alvarez, T.J. Thyne, Mark Colson, Glenn Quinn
 1 hr 0 mins    2/11/2004  13.  Why We Fight
Angel's past comes to haunt him. An ally from World War II takes Fred, Gunn, and Wes hostage while seeking Angel. This is the only vampire Angel sired after he got his soul back. Angel relives the past and must determine his future.
Director:  Terrence O'Hara  Writer:  Drew Goddard  / Steven S. DeKnight 
Guest starring:  Scott Klace, Lindsey Ginter, Bart McCarthy, Camden Toy, Mikey Day, Matt Goodwin, Bradley Snedeker, Nick Spano, Roy Werner, Eyal Podell, Joel Polis
 1 hr 0 mins    2/18/2004  14.  Smile Time
Angel and the gang set out to foil an evil puppet show that is sucking the brain power of all the children who watch. During their fight, Angel is turned into a puppet himself and must rely upon his friends in order to reverse the spell which holds him at one foot tall.
Director:  Ben Edlund  Writer:  Joss Whedon  / Ben Edlund 
Guest starring:  Marc Vann, Abigail Mavity, David Fury, Jenny Mollen, Ridge Canipe, Jennie Vaughn
 1 hr 0 mins    2/25/2004  15.  A Hole in the World
When an ancient sarcophagus arrives in the laboratory at Wolfram & Hart, Fred opens a small compartment and is infected by an ancient disease that slowly begins to kill her. As Angel and Spike travel across the world in order to help her, Wesley slowly begins to realize that there may be no stopping this disease.
Director:  Joss Whedon  Writer:  Joss Whedon 
Guest starring:  Alec Newman, Jeremy Glazer, John Duff, Gary Grubbs, Jennifer Griffin
Disc 05
 1 hr 0 mins    3/3/2004  16.  Shells
As Angel and the gang try desperately to bring Fred back, Wesley begins to understand that the ancient demon Illyria, now fused with Fred's body, is here to stay. Exhausting all options for saving Fred, the gang switches gears to stop Illyria and her plan for global domination.
Director:  Steven S. Deknight  Writer:  Steven S. DeKnight 
Guest starring:  Marc Vann, Jennifer Griffin
 1 hr 0 mins    4/14/2004  17.  Underneath
Angel, Spike and Gunn travel to a surprisingly unusual hell dimension to free Lindsey and find out what he knows of the Senior Partners' ultimate plans. With Illyria's army defunct and her plans averted, the gang accepts her as a dubious ally. Wesley, volunteering to be her guide and mentor, falls slowly into depression and self-destruction. Meanwhile, the Senior Partners send a new, unstoppable force, a new liaison and businessman, named Marcus Hamilton, to find Eve, and Gunn makes an important decision in an attempt to protect his friends... and save his soul.
Director:  Skip Schoolnik  Writer:  Elizabeth Craft  / Sarah Fain 
Guest starring:  Christian Boewe, Nicholl Hiren,  Adam BaldwinChristian Kane
 1 hr 0 mins    4/21/2004  18.  Origin
Parents bring their son to Wolfram and Hart to try to make sense of their son's superhuman abilities. Team Angel wants their assistance, but Angel refuses, because it's his son Connor. A demon is after Connor, but without his memories of his old life, he doesn't have much of a chance against the demon. True memories are revealed for Connor and a member of Team Angel.
Director:  Terrence O'Hara  Writer:  Drew Goddard 
Guest starring:  Adrienne Brett Evans, Jim Abele, Dennis Christopher,  Adam BaldwinJack Conley, Stephi Lineburg,  Stephanie RomanovGina Torres
 1 hr 0 mins    4/28/2004  19.  Time Bomb
llyria begins acting more strangely than usual. After she rescues Gunn from the suburban hell dimension, she begins displaying more power. After a hint from Hamilton, Wesley discovers that Fred's body is insufficient to contain Illyria's power, and she is about to explode. Meanwhile, Angel discovers that she is unintentionally leapfrogging through time, and uses it as possibly the only way to stop her. Also, Gunn begins to have suspicions about Angel being corrupted when he allows a demonic brethren to accept a pregnant young woman's baby as an upcoming sacrificial item.
Director:  Vern Gillum  Writer:  Ben Edlund 
Guest starring:  Adam Baldwin, Jaime Bergman, Nick Gilhool, Jeff Yagher
Disc 06
 1 hr 0 mins    5/5/2004  20.  The Girl in Question
Angel and Spike's mission to help resurrect a demon gang leader in Italy is made more complicated when they learn that their former love, Buffy, might be in danger. Meanwhile, when the Burkles make a surprise visit to Wolfram & Hart, Illyria solves the problem by showing Wesley a frightening talent- a talent that challenges his own moral standing.
Director:  David Greenwalt  Writer:  Drew Goddard  / Steven S. DeKnight 
Guest starring:  Dominic Pace, Vikki Gurdas, David S. Lee, Jennifer Griffin, Gary Grubbs,  Tom Lenk, Carole Davis
 1 hr 0 mins    5/12/2004  21.  Power Play
The Team have reason to believe that Angel has been utterly corrupted with power when they find evidence that he has joined the Circle of the Black Thorn, the most evil of secret societies. Wesley, Gunn, Spike, and even Illyria discover some surprises when they urge Angel to side with the forces of Good again.
Director:  James A. Contner  Writer:  David Fury 
Guest starring:  Jenny Mollen, Elimu Nelson, Alec Newman, Stacey Travis, Leland Crooke, Dennis Christopher, Mark Colson,  Adam BaldwinCharisma Carpenter
 1 hr 0 mins    5/19/2004  22.  Not Fade Away
In the series finale, Angel reveals that his questionable moral behavior has been part of a bigger plan: to destroy The Circle of the Black Thorn and show the Senior Partners that the power of good can still make a difference. Wesley struggles with helping Illyria adapt to the world, scolding her for her attempts to take on Fred's form. As Gunn continues his quest of self-discovery, Lorne becomes more aware of the lack of happiness in the world. Harmony attempts to seduce Marcus Hamilton for information, Lindsey makes an important decision regarding his alliance, and Eve continues to deal with being mortal. As Spike comes closer to understanding the nature of heroism, Angel pays a visit to the one person he truly loves. On Angel's bidding, the gang goes out and spends each day as if it were their last...
Director:  Jeffrey Bell  Writer:  Joss Whedon  / Jeffrey Bell 
Guest starring:  Ryan Alvarez, David Figlioli, Mark Colson, Stacey Travis, Leland Crooke, Dennis Christopher, Julia Lee,  Adam BaldwinChristian Kane
Edition Details
Edition The Complete Fifth Season
Series Angel
Distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release Date 2/15/2005
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.78:1)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
Dolby Digital Surround [Spanish]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 6

Disc 01 Audio commentary Theatrical Trailers
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