Angel

Season 3 Episode 14

Couplet

5
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 2002 on The WB
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Angel feels isolated, obsolete and even a bit jealous when Groosalugg arrives in town from Pylea, immediately saves the gang in battle, and is welcomed into the loving arms of his former princess, Cordelia.

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Fanshen Cox

Fanshen Cox

Anita

Guest Star

Scott Donovan

Scott Donovan

Jerry

Guest Star

Steven Hack

Steven Hack

Lionel

Guest Star

Mark Lutz

Mark Lutz

Groosalugg

Recurring Role

Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett

Lorne

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Angel's cellphone rings Groo says "your coat is singing", but Lorne has said that there is no music in Pylea so Groo should not know the word "singing" or the meaning of it.

    • One of the "Wolf, Ram and Hart" books from Pylea (last seen in "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb" (2x22)) can be seen when Wes and Angel are in the book store. As soon as the scene transitions to the book store, the camera pans across the "wolf" book for several seconds.

    • The Groosalugg claims that the demon from Cordelia's vision is maybe a Bleaucha, and that he has slain many. He later tells Angel that he is going to behead the demon and give to Cordelia as a gift. When they actually kill the demon, it melts into the ground, making beheading impossible. This suggests that the demon is probably not the one the Groosalugg was thinking about. Or the Bleaucha could have different reactions on the two worlds like Angel does.

    • Cordelia almost has sex twice on the same night, with two different main characters. But, both times, she is interrupted by 'a force of evil'. In "Waiting in the Wings" (3x13) by the dramatist minions, and this time by a vision of the demon they later track.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Wesley: Angel...you're the reason we've all come together. It's your mission which animates us. We each contribute, it's true, but you...you're unique. You're like one of these rare volumes, one of a kind.
      Proprietor: (returning with rare volumes) I've got three of them.

    • Cordelia: I couldn't go through with it.
      Angel: You couldn't?
      Cordelia: No. Not after seeing that disgusting, spiny thing!
      Angel: Spiny?
      Cordelia: Right up in my face!

    • Groosalugg: (Cell phone rings) Angel... your coat is singing.

    • Groo: I shall present this beast's head to my princess as a token.
      Angel: Right, 'cause she'd love that.

    • Angel: (talking about Groo) He seemed...uh, I don't know, uh...short?
      Lorne: Oh absolutely. Clearly the guy shrank, all over probably. Why he's nothing but a muscle-y midget. I'm sure once Cordelia gets him home she'll just pop him in a smallish drawer and that'll be that.

    • Wesley: Why can't you have sex?
      Cordy: I could lose my visionity.
      Wesley: If you want to play it that way....
      Cordy: Vision-ity.

    • Wesley: You should have called one of us.
      Cordy: Oh please, like I'm going to bother you guys in the middle of the night because I want sex and can't have it.
      Wesley: Actually, I meant the vision.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Cordelia: It's not like your strength is in your hair, right?

      Cordelia here refers to the story of Samson and Delilah, found in the Book of Judges in the Christian Bible. Samson was an Israelite hero during Israel's war with Philistine; his long hair provided him great strength. During the war, Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah. The Philistines--eager to capture Samson--bribed Delilah to learn the secret of Samson's power. After Samson confided in Delilah, she cut off his hair while he slept and delivered him, weakened, to the Philistines.

    • Angel: It's better than breadcrumbs.
      This is an allusion to the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, which was popularized by the Brothers Grimm in the early nineteenth century. In the story, Hansel and Gretel are the children of an impoverished woodcutter. When famine strikes, the woodcutter's wife--stepmother to the children--convinces him to abandon his children in the forest to save food. As they wander through the forest, Hansel and Gretel leave a trail of breadcrumbs so that they might retrace their steps.

    • Lorne: (in response to Angel saying he likes being alone) Fine, Miss Garbo. Have it your way. Be alone.
      This is a reference to Greta Garbo and her signature line "I want to be alone" from the 1932 film Grand Hotel.

    • Cordelia: Once you lose the Battlefield Earth hair...
      Battlefield Earth was a 2000 film (set in post-apocalyptic 3000) about an alien race that has taken over Earth. In it, Barry Pepper sports a hairstyle much like Groo.

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