Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
Angel (David Boreanaz) searches for information about The Beast (Vladimir Kulich) while dealing with the emotional fallout of Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) and Connor (Vincent Kartheiser) sleeping together. Meanwhile, Cordy continues to spurn Connor's affections even as she hides out from The Beast with him. Meanwhile, electrified cat burglar Gwen Raiden (Alexa Davalos) witnesses The Beast murdering one of her clients. She shares her information with Angel's crew, who soon realize that somebody is systematically destroying the five members of the Ra-tet, an ancient mystical order to which The Girl in the White Room also belonged. By the time this pattern becomes clear, only one member remains alive: Manny (Jack Kehler), a rather ordinary-looking guy who is actually the mystical entity Manjet. Cordy and Angel bunker down to protect Manny at Gwen's high-tech apartment, but he's nonetheless murdered when both of them fall hopelessly asleep; it appears that Cordy and Angel have been drugged -- an inside job that furthers suspicions about Connor being in league with The Beast. Eventually, the gang square off against their colossal foe, who uses the combined power of the Ra-tet to complete a mystical ritual that blots out the sun. Perpetual night descends on Los Angeles just as Cordelia finally gets a complete read on the vision that's been skirting the edges of her consciousness: She suddenly knows that The Beast shares a connection not with Connor, but with Angelus, Angel's evil alter ego. Originally broadcast Jan. 22, 2003, on the WB network, "Long Day's Journey" marked season four, episode nine of the supernatural soap opera.