DO look good while you're melting down. I've always had a soft spot for Lindsey--his doomed love for Darla, his frustration at being a good man in a bad world--in a lot of ways, he's Angel's double, and this episode makes that more clear than ever as they must work together to undo some particularly nasty medical malfeasance. But I must say, the first thing I noticed in the opening Lindsey montage wasn't his plastic hand, but the stylin' bracelet he wears.
|Sort of looks like something a tween would buy from Claire's, but whatever.|
DO be suspicious of the Wolfram & Hart Insurance Plan. Everything seems to be normal with Lindsey's hand transplant
|And by "normal," I mean "not at all."|
until this little quirk that Jenn aptly identifies as a Shining homage.
|Lindsey is about to do a lot less work and a lot more play.|
DON'T ignore the The Host. Lorne again proves his desire to remain relatively neutral and make his nightclub a safe place for demons and humans all along the D&D Alignment scale by giving the newly handed Lindsey a spot on stage. Rather than karaoking, LMcD showcases his strumming skillz.
and probably shills for the latest Christian Kane album.
|Yup. That's a thing.|
Lorne insists that Angel and Lindsey should bury the hatchet and work together, which they adorably do, despite Angel's obvious jealousy over Lindsey's superior singing
|Angel's "I'm not impressed" face.|
and Lindsey's distaste for Angel's vampiric interrogation style
|"You're so gross." (Actual quote.)|
|Ugh. Poor guy that's just a torso.|
DO enjoy one of my favorite scenes from the series. Lindsey's "I've got an evil hand" monologue/resignation from Wolfram & Hart is equal parts hilarious, disturbing, and satisfying. He shoots a security guard in the foot,
|"That's gonna hurt in the morning!" (Actual quote.)|
ruffles "Charlie's" hair repeatedly,
|Charlie looks like Angel did listening to Lindsey sing.|
and cops a feel off Lilah
|"Evil!" (Actual quote.)|
before warning the partners not to pursue him because of his "evil hand" issues, and riding off into the sunset in his cool truck, which Angel has, um, altered, as a good-bye gift.
|Gotta love Angel when he's being immature.|
Jenn suspects that Lindsey's parting advice to Angel, to not play W&H's game, but rather to make them play his, is a nod towards season 5 and the role he plays in the end of the series. Both of us wouldn't put it past Joss.