Lonely Hearts

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 10/12/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Doyle receives a new vision that sends the group to the club scene. They soon learn they are looking for a serial killer who has been seeking his prey in D'Oblique, a local singles bar. While searching the crowd, Angel meets a woman named Kate who seems to be the type that the killer has been targeting. Distracted because he is making a real, human connection with Kate, Angel does not notice another young woman being lured out of the bar. The next night Angel manages to find a clue to the killer’s location, and he races against time to prevent another innocent death. However, someone else is heading to the same place perhaps to help Angel, perhaps to stop him.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz


  • Charisma Carpenter

    Cordelia Chase

  • Glenn Quinn

    Alan Francis Doyle

  • David Fury

  • James A. Contner

  • Fan Reviews (25)
  • The theme of connection continues in "Lonely Hearts," the second and sadly overlooked episode of Angel's first season.

    By tarafan2, Aug 05, 2013

  • Lonely Heart

    By joxerlives, Dec 28, 2011

  • Single City

    By maxpower03, Jun 29, 2005

  • Doyle recieves a vision of trouble at a singles' club which leads Angel to a demon who transfers bodies after sex.

    By NeoMyers, Jul 20, 2005

  • Well ... they can't *all* be gems ...

    By tjaman, Jul 27, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (32)

    • Kate: So, did you... did you just stop in? Angel: No, I'm sort of looking for someone. Kate: Oh, if I'm keeping you, you know... Angel: No, no, no. I'm just looking for someone to... rescue. Are you maybe in need of some rescuing? Kate: Well, that's the strangest line I'm gonna hear tonight.

    • Kate: I didn't thank you... for saving my life. Angel: I think saving mine was a start.

    • Cordelia: Demons. Is there anything more disgusting? Doyle: You think so? Cordelia: Come on. Look at this one. This demon wears a wreath of intestines around its head. I mean honestly, what kind of statement is this thing trying to make?

    • Angel: This socializing thing is brutal. I mean I was young once. I used to go to bars. It was never like this. Doyle: No, you used to go to taverns man. Small towns, everybody used to know each other. Cordelia: Yeah, like high school. It's easy to date there. We all had so much in common. Being monster food every other week for instance.

    • Angel: I'm just wondering... You notice anything unusual here tonight?
      Bartender: Unusual?
      Angel: Yeah, you know, out of the ordinary... Possibly even dangerous?
      Bartender: Don't worry, it's early yet. The really hot women don't usually mosey in until after 11:00.

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    Notes (9)

    • Music: When the gang arrives at the club -- "Girlflesh" by THC After the bar fight -- "Neo-Climactic" by Sapien During Doyle's vision -- "Deadside" by Ian Fletcher When Angel meets Kate -- "Do You Want Me" by Kathy Soce When Angel bumps into Kate -- "Lazy Daze" by Mark Cherrie & Ian McKenzie When Kevin and the bartender are talking -- "Emily Says" by Chainsuck When the bartender hits on the girls at the bar -- "Quango" by Helix As Angel is hunting for the killer -- "Touched" by Vast As the gang discusses how to socialize -- "Ballad of Amave" by Chucho Merchan When Kate is waiting for Angel at the bar -- "For You" by Adam Hamilton

    • David Boreanaz does the "previously on Angel" voiceover for the first time on the series.

    • First appearance of Elisabeth Rohm as Detective Kate Lockley on the series.

    • If you watch the opening credits, James A. Contner is credited as a Co-Producer, even though in reality, he's the Director. This is apparently a normal habit of Contner who is credited like that in other shows too. Supposedly it is part of his directing contract to be credited as Co-Producer.

    • This episode was a replacement for an original David Fury script called "Corrupt." Intending Angel to be much darker in tone, Fury wrote the script which involved Kate taking drugs and prostituting herself and Angel licking blood off a murder victim. Understandably, when the WB read this they were horrified, production was closed down, and David Fury had to write a whole new script. That script became this episode.

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    Trivia (9)

    • This season of the show was filmed in the then-standard 4:3 ratio, but in some re-airings (notably in the UK) the episodes were incorrectly shown in a widescreen format. In this episode, when shown in the wider format, during the fight with Neil, when Angel gets thrown into the corner of the room, breaking the lamp and end-table sitting nearby, a crew member can be seen on the right edge of the screen. In the correct display ratio, the cameraman is out of the shot.

    • The phone number on Angel's business cards is 213-555-0162. The "555" exchange is commonly used in entertainment because it is reserved for information services. This means that no active number will use the exchange. The "213" area code identifies the location as Los Angeles.

    • While searching the internet, Angel, Cordelia and Doyle come across two newspapers. They are supposedly published within the last couple of months, but if you check the dates the first article was published in 1957 and the other in 1919.

    • Cordelia's angel design on the new business cards are mistaken for: a butterfly (Angel), a bird (Doyle) and a lobster (Kate).

    • During Angel's fight with the geek, stuntmen's faces are visible in several instances.

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    Allusions (9)

    • Kate: Well, I'll tell you what, I can go wherever I want, and you can go to Hell. Angel: Been there, done that This is a reference to the time Angel spent in a hell dimension after Buffy sends him there in season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • Doyle: It's not like you have a signal folks can shine in the sky whenever they need help, you know?
      The Batsignal is a device used by Gotham City to summon Batman, a costumed crime fighter from DC Comics that inspired several TV shows, cartoons and films.

    • Cordelia: Cagney and Lacey Kate? I thought we were hiding from her. Cagney and Lacey was a 1982-1988 TV series starring Sharon Gless as Christine Cagney and Tyne Daly as Mary Beth Lacey, two women police detectives.

    • Bartender: Ah, she was there just a minute ago, getting it on with some Screech.
      Screech is a character from the 1989 television series Saved by the Bell played by actor Dustin Diamond.

    • Cordelia: Plus, your visions are kind of lame. A bar? That's nice and vague! I mean they should send you one of those self-destructing tapes, you know, that come with a dossier? The 1966 TV series Mission: Impossible featured self-destructing tapes used to send the main character on his assignment. An interesting fact is that Mission: Impossible regulars Martin Landau and Barbara Bain are the real life parents of Juliet Landau, who plays the vampire Drusilla on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

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