Blood Money is the twelfth episode of the second season of Angel, and the thirty-fourth episode overall. Angel attempts to intimidate Lindsey and Lilah by threatening to reveal their attempts to steal millions from a charitable organization.
Angel looks into Wolfram & Hart’s connection to a community shelter. As he threatens to expose their dirty laundry, a demon from his past approaches Lilah and Lindsey to make a deal to finish an old fight.
Monster of the Week
- Boone: Boone is a blue demon who first met Angel during the 1920s in Juarez. The two had a disagreement and got into a fight that lasted until the sun came up and Boone let Angel go. He has recoiling metallic cables that wrap around his hands and is extremely strong. Although it isn't shown on screen, he may have been killed by Angel in their fight at the hotel.
There are no on-screen deaths in this episode.
Music is listed in order of appearance in the episode:
- Junkie XL - "Legion"
- Dixie Chicks - "Let 'er Rip"
- Vampire Mythos: Although they require an invitation to enter human dwellings, demon lairs are exempt from the rule.
- (Ex-)Angel Investigations: Gunn, Wesley and Cordelia have relocated into Cordelia's apartment temporarily. Although she says that she found some office space for them, the result of that finding is not shown in this episode.
- Wolfram & Hart: Lindsey and Lilah attempted to steal 2 million dollars from a charity for a troubled teen center, but now that Angel is sick of them, he's "playing the game" as well. By the end of the episode he completely humiliates both of them and intimidates them into knowing that he's done being messed with.
- Wesley and Gunn: This episode marks the shift in priorities for Wesley and Gunn's relationship. Previously, they were constantly fighting over who would be Angel's primary sidekick, but now they're more like a team.
- BtVS - 2x07 - Lie to Me: Just as she said, Anne was enamoured with vampires until she actually met one. At the time, she was going under the name "Chantarelle" and was nearly killed by Spike.
- Anne: A few years ago it would have been a big turn on. I thought vampires were the coolest.
- Continuity: The woman who is in charge of the teen help center is the same woman from Buffy episodes "Lie to Me" and "Anne". She took the name "Anne" from Buffy's middle name in the third season premiere.
Behind the Scenes
- Ratings: On its first airing, this episode scored a 4.5/7 in the overnight Nielsen ratings. It was ranked 4th out of the 17 WB shows which aired that week.
Allusions and References
- Emily Post: Emily Post is a wealthy author who wrote several books about manners and etiquette. Her most famous book was called, simply, "Etiquette." Although it was first published in the early 1900s, it continued to be updated until her death in 1960.
- Merl: Well, nearly drowning me and leaving me hanging in a sewer ain't exactly Emily Post either.
- Gunn: That's a Angel? Looks like a - a lobster with a… growth or... We'll make our own logo.
- Gunn: So it's big.
- Wesley: Big.
- Gunn: And fire breathing.
- Wesley: Breathing.
- Gunn: Big, two-headed, fire-breathing--
- Wesley: I think we all have the picture, Gunn. It's not a teddy bear and he probably shouldn't be attending the Kenyard School for Girls.
- Anne: Hey, guy I ran over.
- Angel: Hey, girl who ran over me.
- Lilah: Aren't you forgetting something? The Senior Partners want Angel alive.
- Lindsey: So?
- Lilah: So, what if this guy's actually as good as he says and actually kills Angel?
- Lindsey: Boo-hoo! Let me wipe away the tears with my plastic hand!
- (as Angel and Boone fight)
- Holden: They’re doing stunts now? Gonna take forever!
- Serna: I am not buying the makeup.
- Anne: What’s this?
- Angel: Blood.
- Anne: It’ll wash.