Ground State

The 'ep after'. Not surprisingly, Connor was barely mentioned, let alone seen in that episode. Aside from a few remarks by Fred that said it all (in other words, just how much she hates him, etc.), there was only one scene which revolved in some sense around Connor.

We get to see him wandering in the back alleys and bad areas of LA, practically blending with the homeless that reside there. The only item in his possession is a worn blanket, which we see him carrying around and eventually, when he settles on a spot on the ground, wraps himself up in and falls asleep. These weren't easy scenes, it's a given, regardless to everything Connor did, you can't help but feel sorry for him when you see that.

What we also get to see in these numbered shoots is Connor's face. I don't know, I might be completely off my mark, but what *I* saw were genuine feelings - I can even go as far as to say remorse, in his eyes. I don't know if what really got to him was being kicked by his father out of the only place he's grown to know as home, or maybe he really did start reflecting upon everything he's done, but I can clearly see he *is* sorry. If not sorry-sorry, at leas he knows, or maybe just begins to gradually understand and accept, he's done wrong. And that *is* a progress.

At the same scene, we see his father. Angel is standing several yards away, talking to Lilah. Yes, it's true he didn't come here to check on Connor, but the fact alone he *knew* where to come and whom to look for, proved beyond a shadow of a doubt he *has been* checking up on him ever since he threw him out. He hasn't deserted Connor. Heck, I knew Angel never would, but still it's nice to…see that:). Was nice to see that in spite of everything, he still is the same…father. He still loves his son, despite everything, he's watching out for him. He understands he can't reach out jus yet, it isn't the time, Connor's not there yet, not ready, but it doesn't prevent him from being *there* for Connor.


Lilah: Look, Angel. I know you’ve been out of the loop for a while, but I’m still evil. I don’t do errands unless they’re evil errands.
Angel: I think you’ll do this one.
Lilah: Why? What’s in it for me?
Angel: Just this once, I’ll ignore the fact that you’re within 50 yards of my son. Just this once.