Spoilers will be abound, so don’t read the thread if you haven’t finished the series yet.
OK, so I’ve seen most of Angel (I have seen 90% of the episodes in seasons 2-5, and almost none of season 1.) My questions concern the seasons I have seen.
First off, a gereral question: Did they ever really explain who (or what) Wolfram and Hart were? Yeah, I get that they are the Wolf, Ram, and Hart, and are some kind of powerful demons, but do we get anything beyond that? In season two, we learn that their power, at least at some point in the past, was also in the dimension of Pylea. In season five, Illyria tells us that in her days of glory, when demons as powerful, and probably more powerful, than her walked the Earth and made lots of carnage, the Wolf, Ram, and Hart were mere piddly-crap demons. Barely above vampires in the eyes of the big demons. So what’s the deal? Do we ever learn how/why they got so powerful?
Next: In season 3, Angel frees a prisoner trapped in some dimension from a cage of fire. His guard is Skip, who later elevates Cordy to a kind of angel thingy at the end of season 3, and then we learn it was all part of a plan to bring about The Beast/Jasmine. So…why was he the guard? It didn’t seem like guarding that guy/freeing him in any way affected the plan to being forth The Beast/Jasmine. Was he just there so that he could appear to Angel as a ‘good guy’?
Also in season 3, Wesley goes to the Hamburger Demon to ask him about the prophecy that says the father will devour the son (ie, Angel will kill Conner.) The demon, who seems to have lots of knowledge (maybe all-knowing) says it WILL happen, and gives Wesley three signs (earthquake, fire, blood.) But…the prophecy was false. It was fake and created by the time-traveling guy (Shausin? Something like that) with the hope that it would somehow prevent Conner from killing him (as we see in season 5, it didn’t work.) So if this Whopper Devil is all-knowing…why didn’t he just tell Wesley it was all a lie? Was he on the whole scheme too? Or is Shausin’s power so great he can not only make a prophecy, but make everyone think it will happen? (Or, my alternate theory, since Angel’s blood that he drinks was spiked with Conner’s blood, he, in a way, did devour his son, at least a part of him.)
That’s all for now, but I might have more later.