This release features four episodes of 'Angel' selected by series creator, Joss Whedon. The episodes focus on Wesley (Alexis Denisof), the disgraced ex-Watcher who drifts to Los Angeles to help Angel (David Boreanaz) fight the forces of darkness. In 'Parting Gifts', Wesley arrives in LA as a rogue demon hunter. In 'Guise Will Be Guise', Wesley pretends to be Angel while Angel is out of town in order to impress a client. In 'Loyalty', Wesley becomes convinced that the prophecy concerning Angel's murder of his baby son Connor is about to come true. Finally, in 'Sleep Tight', Wesley kidnaps Connor to keep him safe from Angel, unwittingly falling straight into Wolfram and Hart's trap.
In every generation, there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer...
Well, that's the theory. The reality, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is somewhat different. When Buffy briefly snuffed it at the hands of badguy, The Master, a replacement Slayer was activated. Armed with a stake called Mr Pointy and a seriously dodgy accent, Kendra didn't last long and her death, in turn, activated Faith.
Faith was a party-girl whose refusal to accept orders from her Watcher, Wesley Wyndham Price, ultimately led to her joining the dark side and fighting against Buffy and her friends. Faith was eventually restrained by a long-term coma, while Wesley was disowned by the Watcher's council and forced to remodel himself as a 'Rogue Demon Hunter'. He headed to L.A. and, in the process, switched from Buffy to the spin-off show, Angel. Although Angel tones down the humour that made Buffy so memorable, the shows are similar in that they operated in the same universe, occasionally allowing crossover episodes. The basic demon-fighting gist is unaltered, barring the subtle different that our Vampire-slaying heroine has been swapped for a hero who's a Vampire.
Angel was cruelly axed before its time in 2004. With one hundred and ten episodes to re-release countless times, Fox has decided to produce a four disc collection that celebrates the best episodes of the show. Here are Wesley's finest moments, as chosen by series co-creator Joss Whedon.