Series Angel
Season 4, Episode 14
Angel 4x14 005
Airdate March 12th, 2003
Writer Steven S. DeKnight; Elizabeth Craft; Sarah Fain
Director James A. Contner
Producer Skip Schoolnik; Steven S. DeKnight; David Fury; David Greenwalt; Tim Minear; Jeffrey Bell; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Kelly A. Manners; Joss Whedon
Starring David Boreanaz; Charisma Carpenter; J. August Richards; Amy Acker; Vincent Kartheiser; Andy Hallett; Alexis Denisof
Previous "Salvage"
Next "Orpheus"

"Release" is the fourteenth episode of season four of the supernatural fantasy series Angel and the 81st episode of the series overall. It was directed by James A. Contner and written by Steven S. DeKnight, Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain. It first aired on the WB Network on Wednesday, March 12th, 2003.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Production code number: 4ADH14.
  • Actor Darren Foy is credited under the name Darren Laverty in this episode.
  • Actress Catalina Martone is credited under the name Catalina Larranaga in this episode.

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  • Faith Lehane: Sorry about your bathroom.
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: It's not the bathroom I'm worried about. Although, I'm sure my security deposit is a complete loss.


  • Faith Lehane: You crossed it back there Wes.
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Oh you have a problem with a little torture now? Seem to recall a time when you rather enjoyed it.
  • Faith Lehane: Well it's not me anymore. You know that.
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: I remember what you did to me, Faith. The broken glass, the shallow cuts so I would remain conscious.
  • Faith Lehane: You think I'd hurt you again?
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: This the part where you tell me you've turned over a new leaf? Found God? Inner peace? We both know that isn't true. You haven't changed. You can't. Because you're sick. You've always been sick. It goes right down to the roots rotting your soul. That's why your friends turned on you in Sunnydale, why the Watchers Council tried to kill you. No one trusts you Faith. You're a rabid dog who should have been put down years ago!


  • Angelus: That hurt, baby. Kinda liked it. How 'bout you? There's my girl. Knew she was in there somewhere dying to come out and play again.
  • Faith Lehane: Shut up.
  • Angelus: I know how it feels. Forced to be someone you're not. Hurts to the bone. You try to bury the pain, but you can't get the hole deep enough, can you? No matter how much you dig, it's still there. Broken shards stabbing every time you breathe, cutting you up inside. You know, there's only one way to make the pain stop. Hurt someone else.

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