|Season 2, Episode 11|
|Air date||January 16, 2001|
|Written by||Mere Smith|
|Directed by||Michael Grossman|
Redefinition is the eleventh episode of the second season of Angel and the thirty-third episode overall. Written by Mere Smith and directed by Michael Grossman, it was originally broadcast on January 16, 2001 on the WB network.
As Wesley, Cordelia, and Gunn reel from the shock of Angel firing them, they end up at the Caritas demon karaoke bar. They talk to the host about their uncertainty until a vision of Cordelia's leads them to a woman who has been abducted by a demon. Meanwhile, the deadly serious Angel reinvents himself as a cold-hearted, one-man weapon of mass destruction to find and take out Darla and Drusilla, who are recruiting demons for a rampage through the city. Meanwhile, Lindsey and Lilah, the only survivors of the Darla and Drusilla office-party massacre, fear for their lives and jockey for position against one another when the unseen Senior Partners of Wolfram & Hart request a meeting with them.
Still reeling from being fired, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn walk down the street clutches boxes of their possessions, questioning their future and the reasons for Angel's actions. They agree to leave Angel alone for now, and all head to their respective homes. At the hotel, Angel burns his many drawings of Darla in the furnace. Intent on building himself into a one-man killing machine, Angel works on his strength and fighting skills. In Holland's cellar, dead bodies litter the floor, and from beneath them all, Lindsey wakes up, a survivor of the mess. As the paramedics check him and the bodies out, Lindsey is displeased to find out that Lilah also survived.
Virginia can't understand why Angel fired Wesley and the others. Wesley tries to explain, and then the two discuss Wesley's possible future. Lindsey and Lilah worry about their jobs at Wolfram & Hart and whether they will be blamed for the massacre that killed many of their co-workers. Darla and Drusilla are waiting for Lindsey and Lilah in Lindsey's office. Darla explains that they lived so that they could be connections on the inside of Wolfram & Hart for the vampires.
At the karaoke bar, Wesley, Cordelia and Gunn all independently find themselves in search of the truth of their futures -- and are so desperate to learn that they are willing to sing. Angel holds Merl by his ankles over water in the sewers and repetitively dunks the demon until he gets answers about Darla and Dru's whereabouts. Darla and Drusilla arrive at a demon fight club intending to recruit demons and vampires for their new gang. Angel is hidden in the crowd, and after hearing the plans, he leaves, but Drusilla senses his presence there, which causes Darla to become agitated. Outside the building, Angel concludes that he's still too attached to Darla to defeat her.
Lilah talks to Lindsey about possibly leaving the firm, but Lindsey figures out her secret plans and pulls her hidden microphone from her blouse. Wesley, Cordelia and Gunn all get very drunk and yell at each other before ending up on stage singing "We Are the Champions." The Host lets the The Powers That Be do the guiding, but offers protection for Cordelia's head as she gets a vision about a very dangerous demon and a young woman in trouble. The three head to the location the vision sent them, but without weapons or Angel, they have to make do with what little they have.
Darla is frustrated with all the focus others are putting on Angel and is eager to get to the factory and select members of her new army. Drusilla rants about fire and pain, but Darla brushes it off as they head for their factory. Armed with a bag full of weapons, Angel enters the factory where a large group of demons have gathered. Wesley and Gunn fight the kidnapping demon while Cordelia rescues the girl. Darla and Drusilla find all of their prospective minions dead and Angel at the back of the building smoking a cigarette. He drops the cigarette into gasoline that ignites both Darla and Drusilla, but Darla breaks open a fire hydrant and puts out the flames before it destroys them.
Lilah and Lindsey find themselves sharing the job of Executive Vice-President of Special Projects until one of them can prove they're the most qualified. Wesley informs Angel that he and the others will continue to fight the good fight, even if Angel won't. Slightly fazed by the news, Angel reasons to himself, "Let them 'fight the good fight.' Someone has to fight the war."
- David Boreanaz as Angel
- Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
- Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
- J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
- Christian Kane as Lindsey McDonald
- Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
- Andy Hallett as The Host
- Brigid Brannagh as Virginia Bryce
- Nicolas Surovy as Hunt Acrey
- Julie Benz as Darla
- Juliet Landau as Drusilla
- Matthew James as Merl
- Joel Stoffer as Vampire #1
- Brad Kalas as EMT
- Jamie McShane as Demon
- David Wolfson as Bartender