Time Bomb

Season 5, Ep 19, Aired 4/28/04
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  • Episode Description
  • When Illyria's powers become unstable and cause her to erratically jump through time, she learns that the gang intends to kill her. Upon returning to the present, Illyria decides that she must kill everyone else before they are able to attack her. Angel, caught in Illyria's time distortion is pulled into the past and must find a way to alter the course of events.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz


  • Vern Gillum

  • Ben Edlund

  • Jaime Bergman


  • Nick Gilhool

    Fell Brother #1

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Illyria loses her godhood

    By joxerlives, Jan 22, 2012

  • Time Bomb

    By TrueTvWatcher, Dec 30, 2010

  • "A true ruler."

    By dmarex, Feb 14, 2010

  • Touch me and die vermin!

    By TwistedConverse, Aug 22, 2008

  • There She Blows!

    By lenzinoH20, Dec 27, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Illyria: A true ruler is as moral as a hurricane. Empty, but for the force of his gale.

    • Gunn: I turned him down. Not into making deals. Not anymore. Angel: Well, that's gonna make it tough to be a lawyer.

    • Hamilton: Curing cancer, Mr. Wyndam-Pryce?
      Wesley: Wouldn't be cost-effective. I'm sure we make a lot from cancer.
      Hamilton: You're right, the patent holder is a client.

    • Hamilton: Let me ask you something, Angel. Have you ever heard of the term "surgical strike"? Angel: You ever heard the term "appointment"?

    • Lorne: (about Hamilton) Well, tell you what. I still like him better then Eve.

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    Notes (2)

    • As of this episode, every member of the Angel cast has been killed at some point, counting Harmony's death on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Graduation Day (2)" (3x22), Gunn's temporary death in "Ground State" (4x02), and Connor's metaphysical death in "Home" (4x22).

    • Jaime Bergman (Amanda) is David Boreanaz's wife.

    Trivia (2)

    • Illyria shoves Wesley and his desk against a window and the blinds are closed. In the next shot, as she leaves his office, the blinds are open.

    • When Spike is talking about Illyria's fighting ability, he refers to "Brazilian Ninjutsu." There is no such style. Spike seemed to confuse Ninjutsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

    Allusions (7)

    • Hamilton: It's a business, boys, not a Batcave. A reference to the DC comics super hero Batman, a crime-fighter who maintains a secret, hidden lair called "The Batcave."

    • Spike: "Dear Penthouse, I don't normally write letters like this, but..."
      Spike makes reference to an adult publication called Penthouse which has a letters forum in which readers send in their personal stories of supposedly true sexual adventures.

    • Spike: Babe the blue ox
      Babe was the huge, blue ox companion of the lumberjack Paul Bunyan in American legend.

    • Spike: Yesterday, she spent two hours mind-melding with a potted fern. The character of Spock originally mind melded with people on the first Star Trek series. It has since been done by other Vulcans and become a staple of that species throughout the franchise.

    • Gunn: This place just went Poseidon on my ass. I don't know which way is up.
      The reference is to the movie The Poseidon Adventure in which a passenger ship is upside down.

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