Parting Gifts

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (24)

  • Cordelia: I'm not going anywhere, so get used to it. I am staying right here. (her wristwatch starts beeping) Oop, I gotta go.

  • Wesley: Well, I'll be off. Farewell Angel. Who knows when our paths will cross. Angel: Wesley. Cordelia: Do you even know where you're headed? Wesley: Rogue Demon Hunters rarely do. Wherever evil lurks, wherever the forces of darkness threaten humanity, that's where I'll be. Cordelia: Oh, okay. Well, keep in touch. Wesley: Yes, yes, I will. But now evil lurking everywhere bids me onwards! So, I go. Cordelia: Take care! Wesley: Yes. (starts to leave but ducks back in) No rest for the wicked fighters. Through storm and rain, heat and famine, deep painful gnawing hunger, I go. Angel: Breakfast? Wesley: Ooo! I suppose so.

  • Barney: I'm a demon, sure. I'm evil, but, hey, I'm not, you know... *evil*.

  • Barney: You scared the heck out of me. Cordelia: You? I scared you? Look in the mirror lately? Barney: Every chance I get.

  • Wesley: I'm a fool. A sniveling, great... Angel: Ugly, grey, blobby thing. Wesley: Yes! I'm an ugly, grey, blobby...what?

  • Cordelia: I'm really not a seer. I only had a vision once, and I'm pretty sure it was just something I ate!

  • Cordelia: Oh! A vision! I'm having a vision. A demon. A creepy little... You! It's definitely you. You're in great, great... Barney: Danger? Cordelia: Pain! (she knees him in the groin)

  • Cordelia: One of the perks of the job: After an all-nighter of fighting the lurking evil, we get eggs!

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Notes (4)

  • Wesley says that he had two slayers under his supervision, one who is now in a coma and another who turned into a renengade. This is a reference to the third season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where he was supposed to be the Watcher for both Buffy and Faith. Faith was stabbed and put into a coma by Buffy, who later decided that she wasn't going to follow the Watchers Council guidelines anymore.

  • If you look closely at the auction audience, you can spot Machida among them (he was a demon killed by Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2, "Reptile Boy"). This is probably just a re-use of the costume, perhaps just as a cameo appearance.

  • Mac (Dominique Jennings) is the only Wolfram & Hart attorney that appeared this season that did not return for a later story.

  • Although still credited as a regular cast member, Glenn Quinn (Doyle) does not appear in this episode.

Trivia (6)

  • After Cordelia kisses Wesley he remarks that "it went considerably better than last time." Wesley is referring to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Graduation Day (2)" (3x22) in which Cordelia & Wesley share a very awkward kiss.

  • This episode marks the first on screen kiss between Cordelia and Angel.

  • The tattoo at the base of Charisma Carpenter's spine, is visible when she's making coffee at Angel's stove.

  • During the scene when Wesley confronts Angel, you can see that David Boreanaz couldn't hold back his laughing after slapping away the crossbow.

  • When Angel is startled by the demon in the bathhouse, he turns all the way around. Then the camera cuts to a new shot and Angel is still turning around.

  • When Angel is in his office with Barney his hands are either in his lap or steepled under his chin from shot to shot depending on which camera angle is used.

Allusions (2)

  • Barney: I don't think he's tracking me down to tell me I won Publisher's Clearing House. Barney is referring to the multimillion dollar Prize Patrol made famous by Ed McMahon.

  • Angel: Vampires don't sleep in coffins. It's a misconception made popular by hack writers and ignorant media. In fact, you know, we can and do move around during the day. As long as we avoid direct sunlight. Got it? Angel is refering to the many horror authors who portray vampires as sleeping in coffins during the day. Perhaps the most notable is Bram Stoker's novel Dracula in which the vampire sleeps in a coffin filled with his native soil.