Angel : Belonging (2001)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard

Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) is transported involuntarily to the unfriendly home dimension of the Host (Andy Hallett) in this first installment of a four-episode Angel season finale. When a monstrous Drokken crashes through a portal at the Caritas karaoke bar, the Host turns to Angel (David Boreanaz) for help in tracking it down. Evasive about the creature's origins, the Host is found out when the gang inadvertently open up another portal through which steps Landokmar of the Deathwok Clan (Brody Hutzler), a warrior who turns out to be the Host's cousin. It seems the Host grew up in a repressive medieval dimension in which music did not exist; he escaped to Los Angeles a mere five years ago, shaming his family back home. Landok helps the gang track the Drokken, which Angel kills, earning the other dimensional warrior's respect. Along the way, the group learns that a librarian and physics student nicknamed Fred (Amy Acker) disappeared five years earlier through a portal similar to the one used by Landok and the Drokken. When Wesley (Alexis Denisof) and the others use a magic tome to open a portal so the wounded Landok can return home for treatment, Cordy gets sucked through inadvertently. Originally broadcast May 1, 2001, on the WB network, "Belonging" marked season two, episode 19 of the supernatural comedy drama. The saga continues in "Over the Rainbow." Amy Acker, who guest stars briefly in this episode and more extensively in the next three, would become a regular cast member in season three. The formerly nameless Host is here revealed to prefer the moniker Loren.