There’s a new wolf in town.
Cast and Crew
as Charles Gunn
Acker as Fred
Written by Sarah Fain and Elizabeth Craft.
Directed by Mrita Grabiak
Unleashed originally aired on October 15,
Angel’s saves a woman’s life, but not before she gets bitten
Spike’s history with Wesley.
Is Cordelia really forgotten this quickly? Why is Angel
Some of these plot elements have been used before. In
everything but Spike’s story has been used on Buffy or
Angel in the
past. That’s not a good sign for originality.
other new element was Angel choosing deliberately not to
save a person
near the end. I give it 3 out of 6.
The effects weren’t extravangent this week,
were well done. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story was very well done, until the last few
when a couple of little problems turned up, as mentioned in
Point and Originality sections above. I give it 4 out of 6.
The acting from the guest stars was very well
regular cast is doing good work, as well. I give it 5 out of
The emotional response this produced was
very positive. Now
that the “new pilot” episodes are out of the way, they can
get back to
moving things along. There was humour here, as well as
suspense. I give it 5 out of 6.
The production value this week was pretty
high. It’s hard to
create dark and moody atmospheres with soft light, but this
consistently does that well. The sound was excellent,
during the “morning after” sequence. I give it 6 out of 6.
Overall, it’s the first step in a return to top form
Angel. I hope it lasts. I give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Unleashed receives 33 out of 42.