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Laurence Reilly was the "father" of Connor Reilly. Angel had Wolfram & Hart implant memories into anyone and everyone's brains, so they would forget Connor. So he could have a real life.

Biography

Part of his new reality, Connor became Connor Reilly, the son of Laurence and Colleen Reilly, with new, normal memories of a traditional life, his most traumatic memory being getting lost in a store when he was five. However, he was destined to cross Angel's path again. A few months after Angel took over Wolfram & Hart, Laurence and Colleen brought Connor to the office in order to get some answers about their son. Apparently, Connor was hit by a van and suffered no injuries. Angel sent the family away, saying that there was nothing that he could do for their situation. Soon after, Connor's family was attacked by demons, and in the struggle, Connor displayed an amazing feat of strength, much to everyone's surprise. Having no other choice, Angel informed Connor of his special abilities, but left out the fact that he was his father. However, the attacks were not random occurrences. Cyvus Vail, an elderly demonic sorcerer and the architect of Connor's new life, had drawn Connor out on purpose. Vail demanded that Connor fulfill his destiny and kill Sahjhan, who Vail considered an enemy. When Angel resisted, the demon Vail threatened to return Connor's memories. Connor agreed to the fight, but was outmatched (due to having forgotten his formidable fighting skills). Meanwhile, Wesley discovered Angel's deception thanks to Illyria's revelation that Fred's memories had been altered, and confronted him at Vail's. No longer trusting Angel, and wondering if 'restoring' reality would bring Fred back, he shattered the Orlon Window, a magical artifact holding the memories of Connor's original existence, which upon breaking restored the memories of those present when the window broke—thus allowing Wesley and Illyria to remember the original course of events, although subsequent evidence suggested that Gunn and Lorne were still ignorant of Connor's true heritage—and enabled Connor to kill Sahjhan. Even though his memory was restored, Connor said goodbye and returned to the Reillys.

Behind the Scenes

  • He was portrayed by Jim Abele.

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