The Best Angel Episodes of All Time

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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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  • Angel and his friend's prepare for their "suicide" attack on the circle of the Black Thorn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hero
    "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 the WB ...more
  • Salvage
    "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 slayer Faith ...more
  • Orpheus
    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.
  • Reunion
    The newly revamped deadly duo of Drusilla and Darla hit the streets of L.A. Angel is frantic, searching for the terrible twosome.
  • 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 responsible ...more
  • 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.
  • Smile Time
    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 implanted ...more
  • Angel and his friends attend a ballet,where Angel realises he saw the exact same dancers on stage 110 years ago.
  • Darla
    Lindsey finds himself drawn to Darla as her mental state deteriorates.
  • Lullaby
    As Darla goes through a difficult labour, Holtz pursues Angel.
  • Shells
    "Shells" is episode 16 of season 5 in the television show Angel.
  • 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
  • Sanctuary
    Everyone, including Buffy Summers, is out to get Faith, and Angel is the only man who can stop them.
  • Epiphany
    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 reluctant ...more
  • "Five by Five" is episode 18 of season 1 in the television show Angel. Written by Jim Kouf and directed by James A. Contner, it was originally broadcast on April 25, 2000 on the WB network. In "Five ...more
  • Reprise
    Wolfram and Hart's senior partner is coming to visit. When Angel learns that the "senior partner" is actually an evil and merciless demon from hell, he must sacrifice his own life to destroy the ...more
  • City Of
    "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 5, 1999 on the ...more
  • Home
    Lilah returns from the dead to offer Angel and his friends full ownership of Wolfram and Hart.
  • Birthday
    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.
  • While the group tries to track down a cult of vampires with a wicked scheme, Cordelia gets a surprise visit from her high school friend Harmony. Unaware that Harmony is now a vampire, Cordelia ...more
  • Wolfram and Hart raise a powerful new foe to strike down Angel and those close to him.
  • Calvary
    "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.