Season 4, Ep 11, Aired 2/5/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Angel's soul has been removed, and Angelus has come to the fore. Now, in the middle of a city shrouded in eternal night, the gang must try to get information from one of the most dangerous vampires ever to roam the earth.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz


  • Sean Astin

  • Sarah Fain

  • Elizabeth Craft

  • Vladimir Kulich

    The Beast

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Here's Angelus

    By joxerlives, Jan 22, 2012

  • Soulless

    By TrueTvWatcher, Dec 19, 2010

  • Angelus!

    By TwistedConverse, Aug 08, 2008

  • The team call on Angelus to help them defeat the Beast.

    By NitroSpy, Sep 19, 2007

  • The Truth Unfolds

    By lenzinoH20, Aug 16, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Angelus: Is that my shirt? Connor: Not anymore. Angelus: It looks good on you. Connor: (smugly) So did Cordy. Angelus: She looks good on everyone.

    • (After the guys find the Priestesses dead) (Connor runs down to the street and leans over into the bushes. He vomits, then kneels there, heaving and gasping. Cordelia follows him out,then sits down beside him when she sees what happened.) Cordelia: Connor? (sighs) The sun should be up. (beat) It's different, isn't it? Dead demons are just a big blob of oozing mess. Vampires turn into dust like they were never anything at all. But humans… it's different. (Connor shakes his head.) Connor: That's not… Cordelia: What? Connor: The family…

    • Connor: Angel's my dad. Angelus: I'm going to cry. Connor: That's what he told me... and he thought I believed him. The truth is, Angel's just something that you're forced to wear. You're my real father.

    • Angelus: (to Wesley) You know, you're not fooling anyone. Get some new clothes, cool haircut, hit the gym-—you're still the same loser none of the other kids wanted to sit with at lunch.

    • Angelus: Right. Like letting Lilah suck Lorne's brain. Or, here's an oldie but a goodie: Faith. Good job being her watcher. She turned out to be a peach.

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    Notes (1)

    • Andy Hallett (Lorne) is credited as "Special Guest Star Andy Hallett."

    Trivia (4)

    • When The Beast knocks Angelus to the ground in the flashback scene, there is blood leaking from the left side of Angelus' mouth. In the next scene the blood has changed sides and is running out the right side of his mouth.

    • Trivia: Just when the episode begins, we can see a headline on a newspaper. The headline reads "Crime Wave shuts down city." The article was written by "Kirk Seadorn."

    • When Wes, Cordy, and Connor come out of the house Wes's SUV is there. Connor throws up, then it (and Wes) are gone. Then the vamps attack and Wes drives up to the rescue. What happened to him and the SUV? Why'd he drive away and then come back?

    • When Cordelia glances up at the monitor just after the Wes/Gunn exchange, Connor and Angelus's position is totally different from what we see once our viewpoint moves down there.

    Allusions (4)

    • Angelus: Foul rag and bone shop of the heart, that's where you live. This is an allusion to the William Butler Yeats poem The Circus Animals' Desertion which contains the line: Now that my ladder's gone, I must lie down where all the ladders start In the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.

    • Angelus: If you go into the woods tonight...
      The song Angelus is singing when he's by himself in his cage is the children's song, "The Teddy Bears' Picnic."

    • Angelus: Bodies, bodies everywhere and not a drop to drink.
      The is a variation from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge called "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". In the poem this passage is:
      Water, water, every where,
      And all the boards did shrink;
      Water, water, every where,
      Nor any drop to drink.

    • Angelus: I mean, when you think about it, the first woman you boned is the closest thing you’ve ever had to a mother. Doing your mom and trying to kill your dad… hmm, there should be a play.
      The play that Angel is referring to is the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. In the story Oedipus fulfilled the prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Connor somewhat does that same thing.

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