Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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?

  • (Shot of a stuffed polar bear standing on its hind legs. It's an exhibit in a museum, where Connor's living.) Cordelia: How cool is that? Connor: I love that one. I wish I'd killed it. Cordelia: Kind of a funny way to express your affection. I love you... bang, you're dead.

  • Angel: I-I know it's a lot to take in. Cordelia: Says a vampire with a soul and his wacky gang of sidekicks. Gunn: Ah, not a sidekick.

  • Cordelia: Your friends here were just talking about murdering children. And, there's-there's singing and blood and pointy things, and did I mention the singing? I mean, what the hell is going on here, Angie? Angel: Angel. Cordelia: Whatever.

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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.