This was Angel's answer to its counterpart from the concurrent Buffy season 6, OMWF. And not a bad answer. 'Waiting In The Wings' was a fabulous
episode of Angel. Loved it. I felt so bad for poor Wesley though. I was rooting for him to get together with Fred
I wish they'd included the deleted scene on the DVD, where Wes and Fred are doing ballet on the stage. That was fantastic, and I'm disappointed they cut it out. Other than that detail, though, the swordfight is cool, the masque henchmen are creepy, the tragic and comic elements are balanced very well, Summer Glau is just awesome, and the ep is indeed a treat for Angel/Cordelia shippers.