Rm w/a Vu

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 11/2/99
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  • Episode Description
  • When Cordelia decides that she cannot stand her roach-infested apartment for one more day, Doyle offers to help her find a new place. He makes good on his offer and finds her a beautiful apartment that is well within her budget. But when she starts hearing strange voices, seeing things fly across the room, and waking up at night with her bed levitating off the floor, Cordy must decide how much the perfect apartment is really worth.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz


  • Charisma Carpenter

    Cordelia Chase

  • Glenn Quinn

    Alan Francis Doyle

  • Scott McGinnis

  • Jane Espenson

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • "Rm w/a Vu" is a fairly exceptional episode.

    By tarafan2, Aug 07, 2013

  • Rm w/a Vu

    By joxerlives, Dec 30, 2011

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Dennis

    By maxpower03, Jun 29, 2005

  • Beautiful. Just ... beautiful. :)

    By tjaman, Jul 27, 2005

  • 'I'm not a sniveling, whining little cry-Buffy. I'm the nastiest girl in Sunnydale history. I take crap from no one!'

    By SleepTight, Aug 20, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Angel: I can get Doyle to pay you the money. You have my guarantee. Griff: I saw what I saw, right? You’re a vampire. How come you’re helping some little demon half-breed? Angel: It's a good offer. You should take it. On the other hand, you're making me want to fight some more. You get lucky, you might last ten minutes. Really lucky and you're unconscious for the last five. Griff: You get Doyle to pay, and he’s safe. Angel: Thanks. Good meeting.

    • Cordelia: (referring to her new apartment) Yes! And part of it being perfect is there being one tiny flaw for me to fix. Doyle: Ah, must be why you find me so fascinating.

    • Cordelia: Get this, I tried to call Doyle -- I sunk that low -- and there was no answer. So, here I am. Not that you were a last resort, just that I had nowhere else to go.

    • Cordelia: My apartment. It's like the barrio or the projects or whatever. And I live there! I am a girl from the projects!

    • Angel: Sooner or later I'm gonna need to hear it. Doyle: What? Angel: The story of your life. Doyle: Ah, and quite a tale it is, too. Full of ribald adventures and beautiful damsels with loose morals.

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    Notes (13)

    • The scene near the end of the episode where Dennis is being bricked up into the wall is shown in the opening credits of each episode.

    • In this episode we learn two new things about vampires: first, an invitation can be given out before the vampire gets to the door, and second, the invitation can work without even describing a specific place. That is why Angel can just walk in Cordelia's new apartment.

    • Steve Paymer (who is said to live in Cordelia's apartment building) in actuality does live in the same apartment building as episode writer Jane Espenson.

    • Music: As Angel listens to music in his apartment -- "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven When Cordelia's radio turns on by itself -- "You Always Hurt the Ones You Love" by The Mills Brothers

    • On Kate's computer screen, two of the officers who have encountered the Pearson Arms apartments are listed as Richard Wagner and Joseph Green. Richard Wagner (Ree-card Vog-nur) and Giuseppe Verdi (transliteration to English as Joseph Green) are two very famous composers.

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    Trivia (10)

    • The website for the Los Angeles Globe-Register article that Doyle looks at concerning the dead Mrs. Pearson has no domain, like .com or .org or anything. It just reads www.lagloberegister/search/...

    • Timecode 35:28. As Cordelia is standing up, facing away from the camera, Charisma's tattoo can be seen.

    • In this episode, the entrance to Cordelia's apartment is an exterior door. In all future episodes it's an interior hallway.

    • After Cordelia showers in Angel's apartment, she is combing through her hair with her fingers and looking in a coffee pot (because Angel doesn't have any mirrors). She sets the pot back down on the table and Angel walks past, you can see his reflection on the coffee pot.

    • One of the Kaliff demons shoots a tile on the edge of the fireplace, but in subsequent shots, both during the fight and later, once Cordelia is settling into her apartment, it is intact again.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Cordelia: Hey, hey Phantom Dennis, put that back. A play on words of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a movie by George Lucas.

    • Cordelia: Well, get ready to haul your wrinkly translucent ass out of this place, because lady, the bitch is back. "The Bitch is Back" is the title of a 1974 song by Elton John.

    • Cordelia: Little old lady ghost. How come Patrick Swayze is never dead when you need him? Patrick Swayze is an actor who starred as Sam Wheat in the 1990 film Ghost. Plot: Sam and Molly are a very happy couple and deeply in love. Walking back to their new apartment after a night out at the theatre, they encounter a thief in a dark alley, and Sam is murdered. He finds himself trapped as a ghost and realizes that his death was no accident. He must warn Molly about the danger that she is in. But as a ghost he can not be seen or heard by the living, and so he tries to communicate with Molly through Oda Mae Brown, a psychic who didn't even realize that her powers were real.

    • Cordelia: Listen good, Casper, you haven't won a thing here! I'll die before I give up the apartment. You hear me? I'll die!
      Casper is a comic book "friendly ghost" from Harvey Comics who has inspired television and films. The most popular of which was the 1995 film of the same name. Plot: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know." But not so friendly are Casper's uncles, Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie, who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away. Ultimately, it is up to Harvey and Kat to help the ghosts cross over to the other side.

    • Doyle: It's all about money. What about friendship and family all those things that are priceless, like they say in those credit card commercial?
      Mastercard has commercials about how many things are priceless but "for everything else, there's Mastercard."

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