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Darrow summoned Angel to his timeline in order to stop James, but was briefly captured by the Illyria of that time until Angel convinced her that he was only working with Darrow out of necessity rather than choice. Darrow was subsequently killed by his associate Mendoza herself lover of James' sister Rowant Mor, but he was able to provide Angel with the Vanishing Gem before his death, which Angel was able to use to weaken James' past self.
In the past, Angel's associate Anne Steele gave birth to a part-demonic baby due to James's influence. Although the team was able to defeat James, Anne decided to keep the baby, which she named Polyphemus Darrow Steele—after the recently-deceased Polyphemus—hinting that the baby may have been Darrow's past self. What bearing this has on the future Angel witnessed is currently unclear.