Power Play

Season 5 Episode #21
Overall Episode #109; Original air date May 12, 2004
Written by David Fury. Directed by James A. Contner.

Slay Me - episode rating
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The Story:
- - A Corrupted Ruler On Such A Path Sees Treachery And Betrayal All Around Him - -

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Angel: The truth is there's only one of us who ever understood how things really work. Lorne.
Lorne: Whoa. Hey, hey, hey. Can I not be the poster child for your nervous breakdown here?
Angel: You didn't judge. You didn't spend your life obsessed with good and evil. You do that, you get swallowed, lost in the minutia. Good, bad, Angel, Angelus - None of it makes a difference. I wish it did, but, you know, an ant with the best intentions or the most diabolical schemes is just exactly an ant. There is one thing in this business, in the apocalypse that we call a world that matters: Power. Power tips the scale, power sets the course, and until I have real power, global power, I have nothing. I accomplish nothing.
Wes: And how you get this power...
Angel: Isn't pretty. Isn't fun. You think it's Wolfram & Hart getting to me here, and maybe you're right, because they've shown us what power is. From day one, they've been calling the shots, and all we've done is get shot at. I have a chance to change that.
Lorne: And will you? I mean, not to play an old saw, but power does traditionally corrupt. You get high up enough, and, well, the people, they do start to look like ants.
Angel: I can't worry about that... the small stuff.

Credits - the cast: *David Boreanaz - Angel; *James Marsters - Spike; *J. August Richards - Charles Gunn; *Amy Acker - Winifred 'Fred' Burkle/Illyria; *Andy Hallet - Lorne; *Alexis Denisof - Wesley Wyndham-Pryce; *Mercedes McNab - Harmony; Christian Kane - Lindsey McDonald; Dennis Christopher - Cyvus Vail; Alce Newman - Drogyn; Jenny Mollen - Nina; Leland Crooke - Archduke Sebassis; Stacey Travis - Senator Bruckner; Adam Baldwin - Marcus Hamilton; Elimu Nelson - Ernesto; Mark Colson - Izzy.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Episode score by Robert J. Kral.

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