"If you don't sign, we'll sue your ass off and kill your children. Just kidding, Donald! Nobody wants a lawsuit."
Lilah Morgan
Series Angel
Season 2, Episode 1
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Air date September 26th, 2000
Writers David Greenwalt; Joss Whedon
Director Michael Lange
Producers Gail Berman; Sandy Gallin; David Greenwalt; Jim Kouf; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Kelly A. Manners; Tim Minear; Marti Noxon; Shawn Ryan; Skip Schoolnik; Joss Whedon
Starring David Boreanaz; Charisma Carpenter; Alexis Denisof; J. August Richards
Episode guide
"To Shanshu in L.A."
"Are You Now or Have You Ever Been"

"Judgment" is the first episode of season two of the supernatural action series Angel and the twenty-third episode of the series overall. It was directed by Michael Lange and written by David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon. It first aired on the WB Network on September 26th, 2000. In this episode, Angel slays a demon which he believes is preparing to attack a pregnant woman, only to discover that the demon was actually the woman's protector. To make restitution, Angel pledges himself to become the woman's new protector. To facilitate this however, Angel must first prove himself to the demonic singer of the Caritas night club, Lorne, by singing karaoke.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Production code number: 2ADH01.
  • Actor J. August Richards becomes a series regular beginning with this episode. He remains a member of the billed cast throughout the duration of the series.
  • First appearance of Lorne in the series. He will make recurring appearances throughout season two, and eventually become a series regular.
  • First appearance of Caritas, the demon night club.

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  • The song that Angel sings at Caritas is "Mandy" by Barry Manilow. Though the song was originally composed in 1971 by Scott English and Richard Kerr, American audiences are more familiar with Manilow's 1974 version, which appeared on Barry Manilow II. Angel can also be heard listening to the song in a flashback scene in "Orpheus".

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  • Lorne: My question first, and answer true, because you know I'll know: Why "Mandy?"
  • Angelus: Well... I know the words. And, I think it's kinda pretty.
  • Lorne: And it is, you great big sap! There is not a destroyer of worlds that can argue with Manilow and good for you for fessing up.

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