"And yet, somehow, I just can't seem to care."
As Angel threw Holland Manners' callous words back at him and locked the Wolfram and Hart lawyers in with Darla and Drusilla, Reunion cemented its position as one of the series' standout episodes.
It had already gotten off to a strong start, as Angel's desperate attempt to prevent Darla's rebirth was thwarted, resulting in Darla and Drusilla killing their way through L.A. and Angel moving ever closer to the breaking point. But few could have predicted how far he'd go over the line when he vengefully ensured that the lawyers would be massacred. The sight of Angel mercilessly walking away with the sounds of the slaughter ringing in his ears was unforgettably chilling, demonstrating just how far he'd fallen into darkness.
But the shocks weren't over yet. As Angel's team desperately tried to hold him to account for his cold-blooded actions and pull him back from the brink, the devastated vampire responded by summarily firing them. Angel's decision to shut his friends out of his life was a game-changing moment for them all, and things would never be quite the same again.