Story Code '5ADH14'
by Ben Edlund
When a popular children's show begins to steal the life forces of children by hypnotizing them, Angel goes directly to the studio to uncover the evil doings. Upon entering the building, Angel triggers a spell that transforms him into a puppet. In a race against time, puppet-Angel and company must find a way to reverse the spell, save the lives of hundreds of children and return Angel to his normal vampire state. Meanwhile, Nina (guest star Jenny Mollen), the werewolf Angel befriended, returns to declare her romantic intentions, but puppet-Angel is too embarrassed to reciprocate.
David Boreanaz (Angel), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Price), J. August Richards (Charles Gunn), Amy Acker (Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle), Andy Hallett (Host [Lorne]), James Marsters (Spike), Mercedes McNab (Harmony), Jonathan M. Woodward (Knox), Jenny Mollen (Nina), Marc Vann (Dr. Sparrow), David Fury (Gregor Framkin), Ridge Canipe (Tommy), Jenny Vaughn Campbell (Tommy's Mother), Abigail Mavity (Hannah)
Directed by Ben Edlund
TX (US): 18th Febuary 2004
*Featuring Angel, Wesley, Gunn, Fred, the Host and Spike