Season 3, Ep 6, Aired 10/29/01
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  • Episode Description
  • A wave of unexplained and extreme violence against women is traced back to Billy, the young man that Angel was forced to free from a demonic prison a few weeks earlier. Billy's merest touch can cause an otherwise good man to become violently misogynistic, and the results can be deadly. The crew rushes to prevent another brutal attack, unaware that Wesley has already been infected -- and he's alone in the hotel with Fred.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz


  • Tim Minear

  • Jeffrey Bell

  • David Grossman

  • Stephanie Romanov

    Lilah Morgan

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • The black sheep

    By joxerlives, Jan 21, 2012

  • Billy

    By TrueTvWatcher, Dec 12, 2010

  • By orallukeaplacia, Mar 14, 2007

  • Joss doesn't like misogyny.

    By TwistedConverse, Jul 17, 2008

  • Wes: (To Fred) What do you tell a woman with two black eyes? Nothing you haven't already told her twice

    By addict666, Jun 04, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Fred: It wasn't something in you Wesley. It was something that was done to you.
      Wesley: I don't know what kind of man I am anymore.
      Fred: Well, I do. You're a good man.

    • Wes: (To Fred) What do you tell a woman with two black eyes? Nothing you haven't already told her twice.

    • Angel: Is Billy here?
      Dylan: You a friend of his or something?
      Angel: Actually I'm here to kill him.
      Dylan: Oh come on in.

    • Gunn: (Playing a video game) Dead! So dead! So very, very dead, just how dead are you, huh? Angel: I'm tired of being the dead one.

    • Cordelia: (Looking at a picture of Billy) You're sure this is him? This is the guy? Angel: You pull someone from a hell dimension; you tend to remember their face.

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    Notes (5)

    • The original version of Gavin attacking Lilah was originally more graphically violent (you saw the beating), it was cut and shortened due to censors.

    • Music: When Billy is visiting his cousin -- "Clint Eastwood" by The Gorillaz When Angel goes to see Billy's cousin -- "Slow" by Elwood

    • In the script Angel's penchant for quick exits is exemplified in this stage direction from the shooting script: WHOOSH - Angel's off into the night. WESLEY'S POV. The dark figure of Angel just disappearing over a roof (or around a corner. Point is, he ain't Superman, but we get that the cat can cook when he wants to).

    • Joss wrote two scenes for this episode: Angel at Lilah's apartment and Cordelia at Lilah's apartment.

    • On the back of the UK video release, David Greenwalt is accidentally credited as writing this episode.

    Trivia (3)

    • If you pause on one of the flashes you can see the director and extras on set--right before the scene with the taxi and the two drivers arguing. Also you can see clips from E!. They are behind the scenes on the set of Angel.

    • Angel looks at the photo of the convenience store attack and says it took place at 11:24. The photo is timestamped 10:52.

    • Watch at the end when Fred leaves Wesley's apartment: you can just make out actress Amy Acker stumbling into either the cameraman or some equipment.

    Allusions (2)

    • Wesley: (Chases Fred through the Hyperion with an axe)
      This scene was largely inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic The Shining in which Jack Nicholson's character goes mad, carries an axe and begins hunting his wife (Shelley Duvall) throughout a large, creepy and empty hotel. The film itself was inspired by Stephen King's novel of the same name.

    • Cordelia: You can't barge into a police precinct and go all Terminator.
      In James Cameron's original Terminator movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a seemingly unstoppable android from the future on a quest to kill one woman and anyone who stands in his way. At one point he drives into a police station and shoots up the place killing most of the police inside.

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