Calvary (Angel)

Calvary (Angel)

Infobox Television episode
Title = Calvary
Series = Angel

Caption = {Caption|}
Season = 4
Episode = 12
Airdate = February 12, 2003
Production = 4ADH12
Writer = Mere Smith
Steven S. DeKnight
Jeffrey Bell
Director = Bill L. Norton
Guests = Andy Hallett
Stephanie Romanov
Vladimir Kulich
(The Beast)
Roger Yuan
Episode list = List of "Angel" episodes
Prev = Soulless
Next = Salvage

"Calvary" is episode 12 of season 4 in the television show "Angel". The gang scrambles to locate Angel’s soul, while Angelus tells the group that the Beast is controlled by a higher being further up.


Connor, Wesley and Cordelia force their way into the Shaman's chambers and question him about Angel's soul, only to find that Angel's soul still remains in its container. Angelus continues to taunt the gang, angering Gunn over his relationship with Fred. Lilah sneaks in, emerging from the sewers holding a crowbar and attempts a deal with Angelus. Gunn finally spots Lilah on the video monitor and rushes downstairs to put a tranquilizer dart in Angelus, while Lilah runs off. While the others question Lilah's intentions, Wesley chases and catches her. He thumbs through her copy of Rhinehardt's Compendium, finding information his copy does not contain. Lilah had received her copy on the pan-dimensional black market, and Wesley determines someone had erased the information in this dimension.

Angelus wakes up and informs the gang that the Beast actually works for someone or something. Wesley returns with Lilah, but the gang are extremely suspicious of her and drill her about her intentions. Gunn leaves to keep watch on Angelus, who pushes Gunn's buttons again over his relationship with Fred and the gang, prompting Gunn to give him a blast from his flame thrower. Fred informs Wesley that she's no longer with Gunn, but Wesley takes the news as an opportunity to make another move on Fred, though he's interrupted by Cordelia and Lilah. Lilah and the gang argue about the possibility of saving the world, but then Cordelia gets a vision that allows her to see how to get Angel's soul back. Fred goes downstairs to inform Wesley about Cordy's vision, and she exchanges barbs with Angelus. Angelus casually mentions Wesley's involvement with Lilah - another shock for Fred. Gunn and Connor dig up the grave of a soul eater, the skull of which is needed to return Angel's soul. Once they hit the coffin, the soul eater proves to be more active than dead and attacks the duo. With Connor incapacitated, Gunn is able to chop the demon to bits and retrieve the head.

Meanwhile, the Beast offers a gift to its unseen master. Cordelia and Fred present the talismans they built for the spell while Gunn and Fred return with the fresh demon head. The spell is set up in the basement while Angelus tries to discourage them from trying. Wesley chants and a white soul-like mist emerges from the skull, passes through the talismans and surrounds Angelus in the cage. Angel's soul seems to be returned and once Angel sings for Lorne, it's concluded that his soul really has returned. Still worried, Angel decides to stay in the cage and direct the others. Cordelia refuses to take his orders because he's acting like a coward and convinces him that he needs to be out of the cage. Free, Angelus grabs Cordy and informs her that his soul really isn't back after all. Cordy fights back and tries to hide in the cage, but Angelus knocks her out and heads upstairs to continue his Angel charade.

Angelus drops in on Fred, and the others are still fooled by him, but they don't get long to chat as he leaves spouting an excuse about going out to save the world. Spotting an unconscious Cordy in the cage, they realize Angelus lied and depart to find him. A consensus is reached that they won't be saving Angelus, they'll be killing him on sight now. Angelus roams the crazy streets of LA, but can't find anything but dead bodies and vampires, and he doubles back to the hotel. Lilah fires a round of bullets at him and Cordy tries to shoot him with the crossbow, but none of the attempts are successful. Angelus throws the crossbow bolt back at Cordelia's leg, taking her down and leaving him to deal with Lilah. Connor tracks Angelus back to the hotel. Angelus stalks Lilah until he finally finds her trying to hide. He takes her ax from her, but before he can kill her with it, she tosses him over a stair railing and runs off. Cordelia catches Lilah on the run and in a surprising move, Cordelia stabs Lilah in the neck, informing a dying Lilah that she let Angelus out for a reason.


Main cast

*David Boreanaz as Angelus
*Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
*J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
*Amy Acker as Winifred Burkle
*Vincent Kartheiser as Connor
*Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce

pecial guest star

*Andy Hallett as Lorne

Guest stars

*Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
*Vladimir Kulich as The Beast
*Roger Yuan as Wo-Pang


Arc significance

*Lilah is murdered by Cordelia, who is under the possession of the being later known as Jasmine. Her possession becomes very apparent.


Lilah: He's gonna kill us

Cordelia: I know (stabs Lilah) Why do you think I let him out?

Production details


Music Score by Robert J. Kral
*Douglas Romayne - "Chasing Lilah"
*BJ Thomas - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"


* Italian title: "Calvario" ("Calvary")
* German title: "Das Geheimnis der Bestie" ("The Secret of the Beast")


*Stories that take place around the same time in the Buffyverse:

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