by Joss Whedon (and others)
NOTE: this series is a continuation that starts off where the TV show ended
Angel and his friend dragon take cars to people and send them to Connor for safety. Gwen and Nina are with the vampire’s son to help. The demon lord of Westwood and his son come to Angel because he keeps killing their men. Wesley (now a ghost) tells the demon that Wolfram & Hart won’t let him kill Angel. The demon lord leaves, threatening Angel’s life if he attacks his men again. When the son comes back to kill humans as revenge, Angel throws a stake in his eye. Gunn found a group of survivors and thought them how to fight.
Connor has become a target because he is Angel’s son. However, someone killed the lord that was after him and the demons start fighting over the title. Gwen shows them the writing in blood. Gunn is mad because he was turned into a vampire. He seems to be able to keep himself from killing humans and is now planning revenge on Angel. Angel goes to Spike, who is living like a king, in order to see Illyria.
Illyria starts fighting Angel and there are many time flashes in the process. Spike goes to stop her from killing Angel, but she doesn’t listen. The dragon comes to the rescue. Connor shows up and explains that Spike has been helping him save and harbor humans. Angel meets with the demon lords and challenges them all. He has two days to heal and figure out a plan, which isn’t much time since he’s no longer a vampire.
Wesley helps heal Angel. Lorne sends a couple of representatives to get them and bring them to his safe haven. Lorne says that he will not except Angel’s challenge over his territory and offers Gurusulug for backup. Lorne doesn’t trust Wesley because Wolfram & Hart brought him back for some dark purpose. Gunn blows up the law firm and Wesley disappears.
Angel goes to battle the lords. After he starts fighting, his friends come to help, inspired by Lorne. Spike asks Angel for his help with Illyria. Wesley’s ghost returns after being tortured by the senior partners. When Illyria sees him, she becomes Fred.
VOLUME TWO: First Night
Beta was a fish at a park and not violent.
Spike, glad to have survived, finds Fred in the street. He leaves her to save two other girls. Fred becomes Illyria, and Spike puts aside any thoughts of retirement.
Connor starts to get out of Los Angeles like Angel told him to, but turns back to help Angel. A horde of demons catch him and recognize him as Angel’s son.
After killing Lindsey, Lorne was in a bad place and flees the fight. He ends up in Silverlake and helps clear out all of the evil. The people elect him as their leader.
Beta is a powerful telepath being guarded by one of Gunn’s vampires.
Wesley knows he’s not really in heaven with Fred as the Senior Partners want him to think. They tell him if he cooperates, he can be with Fred after they are done with him. They send him back to Los Angeles in ghost form, planning for him to be their key to winning.
Connor is rescued by Kate, who leaves him in a weapons store with the advice Angel once gave her a while back.
Gwen had someone take her powers away. When hell was release on Los Angeles, they came back.
When Gunn falls in the first big battle, Angel promises he will be okay. However, when Angel goes to free the dragon, Gunn is kidnapped and turned by a gang of vampires. When he wakes up, he kills his sire and takes the leadership role.
Everyone is reunited for the big battle. gun watches from above and worries that he won’t be the one to kill Angel. A scepter (meant for killing immortals) is used to take out the lords. Angel’s team appears to win for now. they go to the Hyperion. Wesley takes Illyria to his body and explains that he couldn’t use it to break his contract with Wolfram & Hart for many reasons. Illyria wants Wesley to stay with her.
Connor takes Angel to a weak vamp nest because he thinks his father is suicidal to pick a fight with the vampire that has been causing issues. Illyria points out that Angel is human. Gunn uses Beta to kill two slayers. he takes the fish to the roof and the dragon and heroes show up (Angel, Fred, Nina).
Angel sends the dragon away with Fred and Nina. Before leaving, the dragon burns up the vampires and takes the girls to get the others. Gunn helps Angel with the vampires on the roof and leads him inside. He shows Angel the corpse of the demon that had the visions from the powers that be. Gunn went to release him when he killed the previous head vampire, but the demon was dying and gave the visions to Gunn, who believes that he is in control of his own demon and is doing good. He uses a stone to take away all of Angel’s healing spells and glamours. Gunn knows that Angel is human. Connor, Gwen, and Spike arrive with the dragon, but something is wrong with Gwen.
Gwen has been working for Gunn to draw the others to him so that he would make her normal. She didn’t count on falling for Connor. Angel sees Cordelia and fills her in. She says that she is there to make his passing easier. Angel wonders if it is a trick. Fred is looking for an answer to Gunn’s reappearance. Wesley disappears and she turns back into Illyria, who is Angry that her friends are gone. She threatens Nina before leaving to find them. Wesley shows up and explains to Gunn that his visions have been coming from Wolfram & Hart all along. This whole thing was planned for Angel because of the shanshu prophecy. Wesley shows Angel only what would happen (Angelus) and Angel decides to go with Cordy.
Spike, who Gwen had previously zapped off the roof, kills a vampire and rescues the slayers Gunn has kept locked up. Wesley explains that Wolfram & Hart are sending their army because Angel wasn’t supposed to die. On the roof, Gwen sends Connor inside so that she can use her electricity to take out Wolfram & Hart’s army of dragons. Inside, Connor throws Gunn out of a window and then convinces Angel that he needs to stay and fight. Spike was staked on his way up, but arrives upstairs intact with the slayers. Gunn finds Illyria and puts on an act to get her to become Fred. He shoots her with a crossbow.
Gunn takes Fred to a room that should return her to her original state. Angel is restored back five minutes, but Wolfram & Hart’s army comes to take him to the same place Gunn took Fred. Illyria reverts to her true form and starts destroying everything. Gun tries to have George tell Illyria to time slip back to the night before the alley. George explains that Illyria plans to end existence by collapsing time.
Gunn wants Illyria to end the world and tries to take on Angel, who ignores him. Gunn stabs Connor, so Angel, filled by fury, fights Gunn and wins, but doesn’t kill him. Angel comes up with the idea of George flooding Illyria’s mind with Wesley and Spike’s real memories of Fred. Angel says goodbye to Connor.
The army is determined to keep Angel alive, but just in case they can’t, they can reset time to when it all started. Angel and Wesley know what has to be done. Angel goes to fight Gunn and dies. They are back in the alley and everyone seems to have their memory from before the time reset. Angel gets Gunn and takes him to Wolfram & Hart, which isn’t there. So he take him to the hospital. Everyone seems to know Angel. He finds Connor.
Angel tries to find out what happened to Wolfram & Hart, but with no luck. Everyone in Los Angeles seems to remember the hell period and now Angel is famous.
Spike fights the people that had originally kidnapped George. He finds out that all of the demon lords that Angel had killed are now out for him. They go to Silverlake where Lorne and Illyria have been watching over Gunn. Angel leaves his original card so that Gunn can seek Angel for help when he comes out of his coma.