Eve (Angel)

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Eve
Angel character
First appearance "Conviction"
Created by Joss Whedon
Portrayed by Sarah Thompson
Information
Affiliation Wolfram & Hart
Notable powers Immortality

Eve is a fictional character appearing in the fifth season of the television series Angel. She is played by Sarah Thompson.

Biography[edit]

Character history[edit]

Eve is "liaison to the Senior Partners" of Wolfram & Hart after Angel and his crew takes over the Los Angeles branch of the firm. Never trusted, she comes and goes at her leisure, usually stirring up trouble as she goes. Though she appears human, Eve is actually a Child of the Senior Partners, a being given human form and created to do their bidding.

Though Eve had sex with Angel once at Wolfram & Hart's Halloween party, under Lorne's spell (Life of the Party (Angel)), at some point she met and fell in love with Lindsey McDonald. The two hatched a scheme to slowly but surely demoralize Angel through a variety of means. Eve and Lindsey use a spell to make Angel and his team believe the existence of two vampires with a soul endangers the existence of the universe, then manipulate Spike into becoming a vigilante and reminder of the work Angel used to do. Eve frequently mentions Spike's new status as champion when he is recorporealized, and even puts a parasitic creature on Angel that sends him into a world of illusions, in which Angel has become a loser and Spike the champion.

The plan all along is for Spike to save Angel from the agent. Unfortunately for Eve, Angel, in a moment of cognizance, recognizes Eve as she unleashes the parasite. Although she tries to talk her way out of it, Angel and his friends trust her even less now. The revelation she has been working with Lindsey against Angel puts her on the run. Eve hides in Lindsey's apartment, using the runes covering it to remain beyond the Senior Partners' radar.

Eve's position with the firm is ended when she is confronted by the new liaison, Marcus Hamilton, and forced to sign away her immortality. She comes under the legal protection of Angel, as Angel believes she can be useful against the Senior Partners. Lindsey eventually returns from his own prison, thanks to Angel, and the two are able to spend some more time together before Angel approaches Lindsey for a final mission against the Circle of the Black Thorn, and Lindsey agrees to join in the battle.

Eve is skeptical of Lindsey's chances of survival during the last battle, and Angel's enigmatic words he isn't going to return only emphasize it (Lindsey is ultimately assassinated by Lorne). Lorne himself had, at a previous meeting, prophesized Eve has a terrible future ahead of her, and it seems to be coming true, having lost her job and her love with nowhere else to go, she remains in the crumbling Wolfram & Hart offices when they are destroyed, asking Angel where she should (or could) go, having just learned that Lorne had killed Lindsey. Eve's ultimate fate is not revealed.

In issue five of the canonical Angel: After The Fall comic book continuation of the television series, while conversing with Wesley in the White Room, the Senior Partners propose the possibility of using Eve to be their liaison to Angel, suggesting that, dead or alive, she is currently under their control once again.

Romantic relationships[edit]

  • Angel: Eve and Angel have a one-time encounter at Wolfram & Hart's Halloween party, when Lorne's empathic powers go out of control and he begins to unintentionally write destinies instead of just reading them. He tells Angel and Eve to "get a room", saying "you could cut the sexual tension with a knife". When Angel suggests they should talk about it, Eve remarks, "It's not like this is the first time I've had sex under mystical influence. I went to UC Santa Cruz." Angel never does fully trust her due to the fact she is directly involved with the Senior Partners. After this, however, their professional relationship becomes increasingly hostile due to Eve's relationship with Angel's old foe (and ex-Wolfram & Hart employee) Lindsey, particularly following her attempt to infect Angel with a dream-inducing parasite.
  • Lindsey McDonald: Eve and Lindsey are first shown together in the episode "Destiny" and the scene indicates that they have been in a relationship for some time. Eve appears to genuinely care for Lindsey, even going as far as to incapacitate Angel with a parasite and keep Angel's team from discovering Lindsey's plans. After Lindsey is abducted by the Senior Partners, Spike comments that Eve's only reason for existing is to see Lindsey again. After Angel tells his friends and Lindsey to spend the day as if it was their last, Lindsey chooses to spend it with Eve. After learning of Lindsey's assassination by Lorne, Eve's fate is left ambiguous as she suggests that she has nowhere to go.

Appearances[edit]

Eve appeared in 10 episodes:

Angel

Season 5 (2003–2004) - "Conviction"; "Hell Bound"; "Life of the Party"; "Lineage"; "Destiny"; "Soul Purpose"; "You're Welcome"; "A Hole in the World"; "Underneath"; "Not Fade Away"

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