Angel

Sense & Sensitivity

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 11/9/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Kate is forced to enroll in sensitivity awareness training with her fellow police officers. When she uncharacteristically breaks down and makes a scene at her father's retirement party, Angel begins to suspect that something unusual is happening. Kate and the rest of the force seem to be completely unable to control their emotions and focus on their jobs, and this distraction may turn deadly.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz

    Angel

  • Charisma Carpenter

    Cordelia Chase

  • Glenn Quinn

    Alan Francis Doyle

  • Tim Minear

  • James A. Contner

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • "Sense and Sensitivity" is another fun, fairly light hearted episode that also gets to the root of some pretty important issues.

    By tarafan2, Aug 07, 2013

  • Sense and Sensitivity

    By joxerlives, Jan 02, 2012

  • GI Jill and the Drunken Morons

    By maxpower03, Jun 29, 2005

  • There's always time to be considerate of others.

    By tjaman, Aug 03, 2005

  • 'You know, Anthony, you can be a rainbow and not a pain-bow.'

    By SleepTight, Aug 22, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • Kate: I am not a bitch! I'm just protected!

    • Police officer: (to prisoner) I wanted to express my regret for having treated you so shabbily. So I composed a poem about it.

    • Doyle: Hey, excuse me. I need help. Police Officer: We're closed! Doyle: You're the police! You can't close!

    • Doyle: Cordelia thinks you're insensitive... which is ironic, considering the source.

    • Cordelia: What's her deal? To much, uh... (makes an odd gesture with her thumb toward her mouth) Doyle: Thumb sucking? Cordelia: Alcohol! Doyle: Don't look at me like that. I'm not the one who needs to brush up on her finger pantomime.

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    Notes (6)

    • Angel tells Cordelia that her mother called her, so presumably she's updated her parents on her life in L.A.

    • Kate's station is the LAPD Metro Precinct. Her badge number is 5787. Among her Commendations are the Award of Merit, the Medal of Valour, and the Citizen's Auxilliary Merit Achievment. Her father, a corporal, has badge number 6873.

    • Angel confirms that he hasn't got a pulse.

    • Features songs by Solomon Burke - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" and "Baby."

    • Little Tony's last name (Papazian) may have been inspired by Second Assistant Director Robert Papazian Junior.

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    Trivia (6)

    • Angel: 8843 Hyperion way. The name "Hyperion" becomes very important in season two, starting with the episode "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been", which was also written by Tim Minear.

    • This marks the only time in the series that Angel has to use night-vision equipment.

    • Timecode 36:30. After climbing through the police station window, as Cordelia bends over, then straightens up, Charisma's tattoo can be seen.

    • When Kate gives the speech at her father's retirement party, she starts with no purse and her arms at her side, then she suddenly has a purse and one hand is on her hip.

    • When Kate sees her father at the station she is carrying books, but they subsequently disappear with no indication she put them down.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Kate: Suddenly I'm Dr. Laura. Next thing you know I'll be talking about processing and my inner child. I'm sure I'll be back to my usual level of cynicism in no time. "Dr." Laura Schlessinger is the host of the nationally syndicated call-in radio show Dr. Laura. Also the author of several books, she is known for her outspoken fundamentalist views on such issues as premarital sex, homosexuality, and abortion. Dr. Laura arrived on television in the fall of 2000, but due to much negative campaigning for the show (led mostly by gay activists and the website StopDrLaura.com) the low-rated show was quickly cancelled in early 2001.

    • Title: Sense & Sensitivity
      The title is a pun off of Jane Austen's novel, Sense and Sensibility.

    • Cordelia: I'm so glad we came down to watch Late Night with creepy cop lady. A reference to Late Night with David Letterman or Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Both are late night talk shows that have aired on NBC after Jay Leno's show. In 1993 David Letterman started hosting the CBS show The Late Show with David Letterman and became the main rival to The Tonight show with Jay Leno while his NBC show was replaced with Conan's.

    • Lee Mercer: It means we'll shine a light in the darkest corners of this precinct and give the people a view of the brutality and callousness of this police force that will make Mark Fuhrman look like Gentle Ben.
      Mark Fuhrman was a police officer in the O.J. Simpson case. He was revealed to have rascist views by O.J.'s lawyers and was suggested that he may have planted evidence. Gentle Ben was the star of his own tv show and was a tame and much beloved bear in the series.

    • Cordelia: I don't care what horrible thing's about to happen. Asteroids are hurtling towards earth. Unspeakable evil is rising in the San Fernando Valley. Jar Jar is getting his own talk show. This is several references in one: •Asteroids hurtling towards earth refer to the fact that in 1998 there were two movies released with the basic plot of an asteroid hurtling towards the earth that is big enough to destroy all life on earth. The movies were Armageddon and Deep Impact. •The evil rising in San Fernando Valley is probably a small rib to the fact Charisma was on the television series Malibu Shores which was set in the San Fernando Valley. •Jar Jar is the name of a character from Star Wars Episode I : The Phantom Menace. He is widely considered to be the most annoying thing ever conceived.

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