Merl was introduced to Angel by Wesley, who had used his services before, in exchange for money. Merl quickly got on Angel's bad side when he tricked him into killing Kamal, the bodyguard for a woman who's unborn baby was destined to become a great force of good, with the intent to cash in on the bounty for Jo's death, but after Angel discovered the deception, he instead protected her.
Afterward, he was frequently used by Angel for information about Darla and Drusilla. Instead of giving Merl monetary payment, however, Angel constantly physically and verbally abused Merl into giving him the information he needed. Because of this, Merl soon grew to dislike Angel and his friends by association.
Merl finally got enough of Angel constantly pushing him around after being hung upside down and not let go and demanded an apology, but when Angel visited his home the next day with a box of donuts, he found that Merl had been murdered by Gio, a fanatical demon hunter and a member of Gunn's old crew.
Behind the Scenes
- He was portrayed by Matthew James.