Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 1/21/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Unprepared for the flood of business brought in by advertising, the Angel Investigations crew splits up to cover more ground -- and ends up being spread too thin for its own good. Fred is offered big bucks to solve a demonic puzzle; Angel takes a job from a high-paying businessman; and Gunn and Wesley protect a woman whose zombie ex-boyfriend is stalking her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz


  • Scott Murphy

  • Andy Hallett


  • Sunny Mabrey


  • Laurel Holloman


  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Heroes for hire

    By joxerlives, Jan 21, 2012

  • Provider

    By TrueTvWatcher, Dec 14, 2010

  • So dull!

    By sazmaqnilla, Sep 28, 2008

  • Angel gets greedy.

    By TwistedConverse, Jul 21, 2008

  • More like Avoider

    By lenzinoH20, Aug 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Angel: (to baby Connor) How's my little magna cum laude, Notre Dame, class of 2020?

    • Fred: There's a young woman whose dead boyfriend is stalking her. Angel: That's terrible. Did you... Cordy: I ran her credit. She's solvent. Angel: Nice.

    • Lorne: They either have to consult with the prince or go eat a cheese monkey. Did -- did I mention rusty with the lingo?

    • Wes: Adorable. Gunn: So sweet. Wes: I meant the baby. Gunn: I meant the hot mama.

    • Lorne: Hey, is my breath stinky? Angel: Yes.

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    Notes (1)

    • The barge visited by Fred and Lorn served as the S.I.U. headquarters on Nash Bridges in the show's later seasons.

    Trivia (5)

    • When Cordelia comes to rescue Fred from getting her head chopped off she comes with baby Connor in her hands. In this scene you can see Connor's head. But in the next scene with Cordy and the baby, Connor's head is covered with his blanket.

    • After Fred completes the puzzle the Nahdrahs drag her to their leader in an adjacent room, but in the previous scene, when Lorne is snooping, the room was upstairs.

    • When the Nahdrahs are first about to cut Fred's head off, they make sure that her pigtails are not going to be harmed by the blade. The second time, they are less thoughtful.

    • Angel says that he has to pay for three phone lines, but in the beginning of the episode Cordelia asks Angel to cover lines three and four.

    • When Gunn hits Brian with a wooden stake at the front door, you can see the (rubber prop) stake bend considerably.

    Allusions (3)

    • Cordy: Lorne, it's all snap, crackle, pop to me. This is a reference to the popular Rice Crispies characters by the same name.

    • Fred: If you can keep your head when those about you are losing theirs guess you're pretty lucky. I could kiss you both. Fred's line alludes to the first line of the poem If... by Rudyard Kipling "If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you". Arguably Kipling's most famous poem If... is considered inspirational and motivational and a guide to the rules of grown-up life.

    • Lorne: . . . Jules Verne meets Leona Helmsley.
      Lorne's comment about the decor of the Nahdrah's ship references author Jules Verne (1828-1905) and billionaire Leona Helmsley (1920- ). Verne wrote several novels that relied upon then-undiscovered modes of travel (e.g. space, air, underwater) most famously in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which is undoubtedly what Lorne is referring too. Helmsley married a real estate tycoon and became a symbol for lavishness and excess; she was later convicted of tax evasion and spent 18 months in prison. Her poor treatment of her employees earned her the title "The Queen of Mean."

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