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The Best Angel Episodes of All Time 

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Angel episode, no matter how popular they are.

Here is the list of the best Angel episodes, as determined by voters like you. Although Angel began as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off, the show quickly found a unique and powerful voice all its own. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Angel episodes of all time are. Fans of Angel are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Created by Joss Whedon, Angel stars David Boreanaz as a vampire who changes his sadistic ways when his human soul is restored. Working as a private detective in Los Angeles, Angel and his associates help lost souls find their way again, while occasionally fighting demonic forces. 

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of episodes, including "I Will Remember You" and "A Hole in the World". What is the best Angel episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Not Fade Away is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 22, Season: Angel Season 5

Original Airing: May 19 2004

Angel and his friend's prepare for their "suicide" attack on the circle of the Black Thorn.
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A Hole in the World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 15, Season: Angel Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 25 2004

After being breathed on by an ancient sarcophagus, Fred contracts a mystery illness and lies near death while Angel and his friends try to figure out what's wrong with her.
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You're Welcome is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 12, Season: Angel Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 04 2004

When Lindsey returns and tries to defeat Angel using a secret "failsafe" entity created by the Powers That Be, Cordelia emerges from her coma to help save Angel.
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Smile Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 14, Season: Angel Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 18 2004

While Nina the werewolf show romantic interest in Angel, he investigates a demon-infested children's television program and gets turned into a puppet; Gunn makes a deal to keep his newly ...more
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Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 15, Season: Angel Season 4

Original Airing: Mar 19 2003

As Faith and Angelus lay drugged and possibly dying, they flash back to key events in Angel's life... and Willow comes to help the others in the quest to restore Angel's soul.
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I Will Remember You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 8, Season: Angel Season 1

Original Airing: Nov 23 1999

Old feelings are rekindled when Buffy comes to L.A. to visit Angel. Buffy and Angel are attacked by a Mohra demon, and together they slay it
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Hero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Angel Season 1

Original Airing: Nov 30 1999

"Hero" is episode 9 of season 1 in the television show Angel. Written by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and directed by Tucker Gates, it was originally broadcast on November 30, 1999 on ...more
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Are You Now or Have You ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 2, Season: Angel Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 03 2000

In the 19050s, Angel aids a woman hiding from her past inside a hotel with a long history of death and mayhem. Meanwhile, in the present day, Angel and his colleagues hunt down a demon ...more
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Spin the Bottle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 6, Season: Angel Season 4

Original Airing: Nov 10 2002

Lorne's spell to restore Cordelia's memory backfires and convinces everyone they're high school students who have been gathered to kill a vampire: Angel.
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Darla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 7, Season: Angel Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 14 2000

Lindsey finds himself drawn to Darla as her mental state deteriorates.
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Reunion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 10, Season: Angel Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 19 2000

The newly revamped deadly duo of Drusilla and Darla hit the streets of L.A. Angel is frantic, searching for the terrible twosome.
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Salvage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 13, Season: Angel Season 4

Original Airing: Mar 05 2003

"Salvage" is episode 13 of season 4 in the television show Angel, originally broadcast on the WB television network. After discovering Lilah’s dead body, a grieving Wesley breaks rogue ...more
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Shells is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 16, Season: Angel Season 5

Original Airing: Mar 03 2004

"Shells" is episode 16 of season 5 in the television show Angel.
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Waiting in the Wings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 13, Season: Angel Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 04 2002

Angel and his friends attend a ballet,where Angel realises he saw the exact same dancers on stage 110 years ago.
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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 19, Season: Angel Season 1

Original Airing: May 02 2000

Everyone, including Buffy Summers, is out to get Faith, and Angel is the only man who can stop them.
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Epiphany is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 16, Season: Angel Season 2

Original Airing: Feb 27 2001

After an empty night of passion with Darla, Angel wakes up with his soul still intact and has an epiphany. Angel tries to reunite with his former employees,but Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn are ...more
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Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Angel Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 19 2001

As Darla goes through a difficult labour, Holtz pursues Angel.
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City Of is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Angel Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 05 1999

"City Of" is the series premiere of the television series Angel. Written by co-creators Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt and directed by Whedon, it was originally broadcast on October ...more
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Through the Looking Glas... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 21, Season: Angel Season 2

Original Airing: May 15 2001

Angel, Gunn, Wesley and the Host are sentenced to death by the villagers. They are brought before the princess of Pylea, who they are shocked to discover is Her Royal Highness Cordelia. Soon, ...more
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Shiny Happy People is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 18, Season: Angel Season 4

Original Airing: Apr 09 2003

While everyone else worships the beautiful woman Cordelia bore, Fred sees another side of her.
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Birthday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 11, Season: Angel Season 3

Original Airing: Jan 14 2002

On her birthday, Cordelia learns her visions will kill her unless she goes back in time and chooses a different path in life - which doesn't include Angel.
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Sleep Tight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 16, Season: Angel Season 3

Original Airing: Mar 04 2002

"Sleep Tight" is episode 16 of season 3 in the television show Angel.
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There's No Place Like Pl... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 22, Season: Angel Season 2

Original Airing: May 22 2001

Angel struggles with the inner beast the demon dimension brings out in him, while Wesley and Gunn join with rebel forces to overthrow the government and Her Majesty. It's up to Cordelia to save ...more
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To Shanshu in L.A. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 22, Season: Angel Season 1

Original Airing: May 23 2000

Wolfram and Hart raise a powerful new foe to strike down Angel and those close to him.
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Life of the Party is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Angel Episodes of All Time
Episode: 5, Season: Angel Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 29 2003

Strange things happen when Lorne has his sleep removed right before Wolfram and Hart's big Halloween party.