I'll agree that Angel started out as a seemingly spoiled ROTC Lt. who had no experience. But, from the start I liked him - there was the shot that he'd grow. And grow he did! I'm surprised that he survived his fall at the end of 25 for as long as he did, even with the Colony's doctors working on him. I want to hear more from him. Maybe one of the doctors working on him talked with him & we'll find out details? Maybe Scratch will try to break Burt further by revealing the family history of our "squeaky clean" lieutenant?
Maybe Michael will be looking through the journals & find something. I can't wait!
dang that bums me out, because I feel so much more could
be done with him, but i remember the show has an arc to go
follow. I liked that he started out as an annoying nerd to a
pretty cool dude, but then that was it. I think what bugged me
is that he was gone so long from the story his death (since i listen to the show
in real time and don't go back to older eps) it was very sudden and
lukewarm, nonetheless, if it's for the good of the story...
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I can not say that Angel was a favorite until the Angel/Kalani near death experience. Angel to me was an annoying kid that went to college, got commissioned, and thought he was entitled to something. It brought back a lot of memories from the military. One of the hardest things is being enlisted for 20years and a peckerhead Lt comes to the unit and is automatically the one in charge even though they don't know crap. I wanted to punch the computer when Angel said that he was an officer and trained to see the big picture. Gah! Lt's are the same as E-1/E-2's, new to the service and should have to shadow an NCO, but anyway.. LOL!
The momeny Angel and Kalani were faced with the behemoth my attitude toward Angel changed. At that point he became a leader and earned my respect. Like Saul told him, respect is earned, not a right cause your an officer. When Angel told Kalani to take a knee, how to balance the M-16, breathe, shoot, all in the face of a coming ass-whoopin, that made him a leader, nothing else before that point in my opinion. You could see an obvious change in him at that point.
Now, back to the bad. When Lizzy left the tower I was like WTF Angel! He should of never let her leave the tower. Doesn't matter what anyone else had said. He should of stepped up and said no, then changed the rules of the tower, remember he said he was trained to see the big picture. He should of reasoned that Lizzy on her own would be Zed-fodder. Top it off he should of known how Saul would react.
Now back to some good. When Angel went back to recover Kalani's journal like Kalani asked, that was a redeeming quality, then when he saved hope and hooked her up for the slide to the other building, that showed compassion and caring. He could of left her and been like "Hope? I thought she was over here already."
I understand that it was Angels time to depart the story, it would have been nice to see him develop and maybe make it to Irwin and get put in charge of soldiers again, to see where he would have went, what kind of leader he could of been. All in all it sucks that he is gone, but I do like the way he went out.. Telling Scrath to Fuck off. LOL.. Classic!
Here's my "Ode to Angel" if you will. Angel came from a corrupt environment of mafiosi, and crime, and yet he managed to go against the grain, and become something positive. An officer in the military, although not a great one at first, he earns the respect of his peers and and becomes an outstanding example of what an officer should be. When Michael left for the hostage exchange, he left the tower in Angel's hands. And when the tower came under attack Angel was responsible for its defense. Considering the overwhelming odds, the tower faced, Angel mounted an exceptional defense, and when that wasn't enough. He and his most loyal "soldiers" went down with the ship. He sacrificed himself so his friends could live. He died defending his home. He's a casualty of war, and a stark reminder of its cost.
The officer we'd come to know as Angel didn't survive the fall. He died in the collapse of the tower. What survived was his past self. The one that defied and resisted the family he'd been born into. This past version of Angel now surrounded by the darkness he'd fought so hard to escape, dies doing what he's always done, resisting his birthright.