Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Season 4, Ep 4, Aired 10/27/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Cordelia appears back at the hotel with no idea who she is or how she got there. She also cannot remember anything about her friends or her past. Worried that the full truth may scare her off, the gang attempts to hide the scarier parts of their lives from her until she is ready to deal with it. Unfortunately, that secrecy leads to mistrust on Cordy's part when the reality of their situation is revealed. Things get even more complicated when Lorne reads her mind and sees a terrifying vision of the future. Meanwhile, outcast Connor struggles to find his place in the world.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz


  • Jeffrey Bell

  • Skip Schoolnik

  • Andy Hallett


  • Stephanie Romanov

    Lilah Morgan

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Slouching towards mediocre!

    By joxerlives, Jan 21, 2012

  • Slouching Toward Bethlehem

    By TrueTvWatcher, Dec 17, 2010

  • Cordelia's back!

    By TwistedConverse, Jul 31, 2008

  • Sleeping Toward Bethlehem

    By lenzinoH20, Aug 15, 2007

  • Cordelia returns

    By SMGslayer97, May 10, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Fred: (To Angel) Have you been caffeinating your blood again, or is there something you're not telling us?

    • Angel: Maybe we haven't been 100% honest because... well... we were afraid the truth would scare you Codelia: Yeah, and the lying and deceit have been so comforting.

    • Gunn:That's right monkey boys, don't mess with the big dog! (from Fred's look) Well it's better than "sidekick."

    • Fred: Is that why you ran when Cordy was singing?
      Lorne: A) I wasn't running, I was fleeing and B) Yes.

    • Cordelia: (walking through the hotel) Angel? Mr. Bumpy Head? Hello?

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    Trivia (4)

    • After Angel and Lorne are talking -the scene where Lorne tells Angel about what's suppose to come--they do some flash scenes-if you pause it closely, you can see Charisma sitting in a chair smiling and Alexis and Stephanie laughing and smiling during one of their intimate scenes.

    • When Lorne stands up and tries to get Cordelia to stop singing, in the first two angles, he's holding the glass in his right hand. But in the third angle, it's suddenly in his left hand.

    • Lorne was implied to have walked into the lobby first in the previous episode, yet here we see him about to walk in after everyone else has already entered and found Cordelia in the lobby.

    • A car's cigarette lighter does not get hot enough to ignite gasoline.

    Allusions (2)

    • Lilah: That's what you said when he was sleeping with the fishes. This is a reference to The Godfather a 1972 crime film based on the novel Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and James Caan. The story spans ten years from late 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the life of the Corleone mafia crime family. The exact quote from the film is: Sonny: What the hell is this? Tessio: It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brazzi sleeps with the fishes.

    • Title: Slouching Toward Bethlehem
      This title comes from the poem 'The Second Coming' by William Butler Yeats.

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