Misinterpreting one of Cordy's visions, Angel tries to help a pregnant woman and accidentally kills her demon protector. Now, Angel must fulfill the dead warrior's mission and fight a battle to save the woman's unborn baby. When the woman runs off though, Angel is forced to make an incredible sacrifice to find her again... He has to sing at a karaoke bar.
Did You Know?
Angel's rendition of "Mandy" is the first indication that he is familiar with contemporary American pop culture; throughout his appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997), he was consistently depicted as a "cultured" sort, collecting highbrow art and reading centuries-old literature, in direct contrast to thoroughly modern Spike. Angel's love of Barry Manilow
songs would also go on to be an occasional running gag during the rest of the series' run. As seen in Angel: Orpheus
(2003), "Mandy" was playing on a diner's jukebox when Angel, circa 1976, fed upon a dying man's blood; Angel felt such self-loathing from the act that it sent him on a twenty-year downward spiral, ending with him living as a derelict, feeding on rats. His use of the song on this occasion can be interpreted as self-recognition of how far he has come in his quest to redeem himself and how much farther he has yet to go. See more
After Angel defeats the demons in the gym, a mirror catches his reflection. See more
At first I was afraid, I was petrified / Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side / But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong / And I grew strong / And I learned how to get along.
Instead of the usual black background for the end credits, footage and out-takes of Angel's Karaoke performance are shown. See more
References The Enemy Below
Written by Scott English
and Richard Kerr
Performed by David Boreanaz See more