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Episode 73 - The Ring / Eternity (feat. Michael Holland)

July 23rd, 2021

Two episodes that likely don’t feature on anyone’s Top 10 lists. “The Ring” features our heroes releasing a bunch of murderous demons into the city. “Eternity” posits that anyone could have roofied Angel at any time to release Angelus. Both setups draw a fair amount of fan criticism. But Classic Hollywood connoisseur and CWDP repeat offender Michael Holland joins me to find the positives hidden deep within the two texts. For example, “The Ring” introduces the divinely sinister Lilah Morgan, who makes a very significant offer to our vampire with a soul that will prove prescient to the series as a whole. And “Eternity” raises genuinely interesting questions of the metaphysics of drug-induced happiness. And perhaps most importantly, to me at least, both episodes feature further hints of the depths of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce’s seemingly still waters.

 

NEXT: my good friend and Deli Counter of Justice co-author Eric Sipple is back, baby! Best of all, he’s back to share my love of the next two episodes of Angel, arguably among the best episodes of the series, 118, “Five by Five” and 119, “Sanctuary.” I literally cannot wait!

 

 

BREAKDOWN

00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest

00:07:25  -  Main Topic

01:35:00  -  Outro / Next

 

 

LINKS

Michael’s Blog - Holland Imaginarium

 

 

MUSIC

“Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017)

“Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963)

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