Angel Gets in the Mood for Love
Since Buffy spun off her blood-sucking beau into
his own series, he has
bared his fangs at
conceivable kind of
antagonist. But starting
with tonight's season
premiere of Angel (9
pm/ET on the WB), the
undead do-gooder and
sidekicks will stare
down their most
terrifying foe yet, a
cherub who is as handy with a bow and arrow as
they are with wooden stakes — Cupid.
"Everybody's going to be having feelings for
everybody in an inconvenient way," executive
producer David Greenwalt tells TV Guide Online.
"Gunn and Wesley are both going to have eyes for
[new regular] Fred, and Fred's going to have a big ol'
puppy-dog crush on Angel."
Horror of horrors, a new romance could even be in
the offing for the show's brooding title character.
"The fact that he has this curse should not stop him
from living," suggests Greenwalt, downplaying the
crippling effect of the vampire's, er, 'drinking problem.'
"So he's going to be moving on in a big way."
In part, that means Angel must accept that his former
girlfriend has gone to Slayer heaven. "He will
definitely be getting over Buffy," promises Greenwalt.
"In the first episode, he deals with that. There's also a
Romeo-and-Juliet-type couple out of his past that
represents the kind of undying love that he had with
That said, Angel isn't likely to be ready and raring to
get hot and heavy again overnight. After all, this is the
guy who, with one notable exception, shrugged off
the come-ons of incendiary old flame Darla for nearly
a year. And besides, he might wind up with more
pressing problems than scaring up a date for
"Just as he is getting over Buffy, there's a big thing
that comes back to haunt him," Greenwalt teases.
"You'll see at the end of episode one what he has to
deal with. So, whether he's going to be dating, he's
certainly going to have his hands full."
— Charlie Mason