Season 4 Episode 10


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 29, 2003 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • As we saw in "Eternity" (1x17) Angel reverted to Angelus after taking a mood altering drug. If it were that simple why don't they just tie him down and drug him instead of going through all the trouble of bringing in a dark mystic?

    • After Wesley gets his hand run through at the wall with the Hebrew writing Cordelia rips off part of her shirt to bandage it. When she and Angel are in the small cave retrieving the sword, there is no rip in her shirt.

    • In this episode, Angel says: "You have no idea what Angelus is, Wesley. All you know is what you've read in books. You've never had the pleasure of his company and you're not going to. " However in "Eternity" (1x17), when Angel temporarily became Angelus through the use of a mood-elevating drug, Wesley was there to deal with it.

  • Quotes

    • Gunn: Pretty much the only victory that we can claim is that we're not dead yet.

    • Beast: The boy joins the father in death.
      Connor: No! In kicking your stony ass!

    • Gunn: (about the shaman) Either he has a big mole on his butt or...

    • Cordelia: Angel, you don't have to do this.
      Angel: (lying strapped down, locked in the cage) Now she tells me.

    • Lorne: Is there any part of this guy that doesn't have writing all over it? Scratch that - I don't want to know.

    • Connor: It's all your fault! I never should have been born!
      Angel: Grow up! You think you're the only one who ever felt like that? Who wished his father were dead?
      Connor: Yeah, but mine already is.

    • Cordelia: (glancing at her chest) I knew you two would get me in trouble someday.

    • Cordelia: The sword of the Bash'ma'ad.
      Wesley: Slayer of the Beast.
      Gunn: Oooo....... can I play with it?

    • Angel: Was that an apology?
      Wesley: I was careless. Made a mistake that almost cost you your life. Would've made pulling you out of the ocean a big waste of my time.
      Angel: Yeah, that would've been a drag.

    • Angel: You hear that? There's a sword. A sword to kill the beast. And you wanted to turn me into Angelus by having an evil shaman cut off my head. Not that that wasn't a swell plan too.

    • Wesley: You don't have a choice!
      Angel: Yeah, I do. That was it. You wanna hear it again?

    • Beast: We could rule this world. Why do you oppose me?
      Angel: Rain of fire; blocking out the sun; and you just kinda piss me off.

    • Lorne: (after Angel sings) Sorry, bucko, I get nothing. Although, your choice of "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," might have thrown me a wee. Personally, not huge with the Vicki Lawrence love.

    • Gunn: So that's why we couldn't find anything written about The Beast in the books - these jokers are walking around with it written on their asses.

    • Connor: You're the reason my life sucks.
      Angel: Get over it.

    • Angel: (Beast comes crashing in) Oh, there he is...

    • Gunn: (slices table in half) My bad...

    • Cordelia: Who booby traps a dead end? That's just not right!

    • Angel: If anything should go wrong with Angelus, you're gonna have to kill me.
      Connor: (Instantly) Okay.
      Angel: If anything goes wrong.

  • Notes

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

    • In Angel's fantasy, Angel and Connor fight side by side to destroy The Beast. In the series finale, Angel and Connor will fight side by side to destroy Hamilton so at least one part of his fantasy came true.

  • Allusions

    • Lorne: All I could Kolchak was a rumor of bad mojo rising down in the warehouse district.
      A reference to the show Kolchak: The Night Stalker - a one-season ABC TV show from 1974 (with movie prequels in 1972 and 1973) about a reporter, Carl Kolchak, who investigates the supernatural.

    • Angel: Wood. Why did it have to be wood?
      After Angel sets off the Indiana Jones-inspired booby trap he says "Wood. Why did it have to be wood?" which is a take on Indiana Jones's famous line "Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?" from the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark.