Season 2 Episode 6

Guise Will Be Guise

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2000 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Angel travels to a mystical swami to help him understand his haunting dreams and to find his path again, but while he is away Wesley assumes Angel's identity to try to save a young girl and rather enjoys playing the role of a vampire with a soul.moreless

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Brigid Brannagh

Brigid Brannagh

Virginia Bryce

Guest Star

Art LaFleur

Art LaFleur

T'ish Magev

Guest Star

Patrick Kilpatrick

Patrick Kilpatrick

Paul Lanier

Guest Star

Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett

Caritas Host

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • When Cordelia is talking to Gunn about the abduction of Wesley she mentions checking mug shots, but the computer behind them is already flipping through mug shots when she goes to the computer to access them.

    • When Wesley as Angel shakes Magnus' hand and every time Wesley touches Virginia, neither seem to notice that Wesley's skin is body temperature, not room temperature as it should be. Also, Virginia didn't notice Wesley's rapidly beating heart as they made love?

    • As Angel walks up to the swami's house you can clearly see his reflection in the water outside it.

    • When Wesley puts the drawer on the front desk there are still files on it, but when the man arrives and he comes up there aren't any files in the drawer anymore.

    • When Wesley is thrown into the sunlight, there are a few reaction shots of Cordelia where her hair style doesn't look like it matches up with the rest of the scene.

    • When Wesley heads for Virginia's bedroom he is wearing glasses, and then a fight begins and he's still wearing his glasses. In the next shot his glasses are gone with no indication where they went.

    • It's not clear in this episode how Angel gets into the house, since no one invited him. It's remotely possible that Magnus inviting Wesley-as-Angel in might be sufficient and that invitation thus extends to Angel as well.

    • The car Angel is driving up Ojai is, in the first shot, a different model car that is burgundy. The shot is stock footage taken from the promos, before they decided on what Angel's car would really be.

    • Look carefully and you can see the guard at Wolfram & Hart has his shoe punctured before Angel stabs it.

  • QUOTES (27)

    • Swami: You're deeply ambivalent.
      Angel: Yeah, well, I am but I'm not.

    • Cordelia: Look!
      Angel: Virginia Bryce, squired by Mr. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, private detective and bodyguard to the stars... "Squired"? Who says "squired"?
      Cordelia: Look at him all over her!
      Angel: Cordelia, you're just jealous that he's getting some attention.
      Cordelia: Damn skippy! He's getting famous off this! Reflected glory? That's my thing!
      Angel: Get a little perspective. "Bodyguard to the stars." Yeah right. There's no "Wyndam-Price Agency!

    • Wesley: You know, this whole "curse" thing has been widely misinterpreted.
      Virginia: Really?
      Wesley: Oh yes. Less-- less of a curse, more of a hex, really. Barely that. A recommendation.

    • Cordelia: And this whole "I'm Angel" thing is a very, very bad idea. I mean, if I thought that would work, I could've been Angel, because, guess what? Pretty much a girly name.

    • Cordelia: What are you doing?
      Wesley: Oh, knocking things over, driving away business… You know, the usual.
      Cordelia: Well, I found him and we have to stop him before it's too late. We have to change our… Do you have any clothes a man would wear?

    • Cordelia: (to Wesley) What is wrong with you? You've got like, delusions of Angel. You're not him. You can't do stuff on your own. (Mr. Bryce and Thug enter) Oh, hey, Mr. Bryce! I've seen your picture (to Thug) and I remember you from the armed abduction.

    • Gunn: He's got a plan.
      Wesley: A plan?
      Angel: Yeah. I get to the offices before they stop me.
      Gunn: See? What? That's the plan? Walking real quick was the plan?

    • T'ish Magev: (after being caught in the lip by a fishing hook by Angel) What are you doing?
      Angel: (vamped out) Getting in touch with my inner demon.

    • Swami: Right. So here's what you do. You go out…and find yourself some small, blonde thing. You bed her, you love her, you treat her like crap, break her heart. You and your inner demon will thank me. I promise.
      Angel: Um....

    • Angel: Uh, Wesley, that is my coat, right?

    • Angel: Why is Wesley wearing my coat?

    • Angel: Uh, Wesley, can I have my coat back?

    • Cordelia: What happened?
      Angel: He got hit.
      Cordelia: By who? The swami? Swamis don't hit, swamis...swam.

    • Magnus: (to Wesley) You're going to get out of my house now, loser. Take the piece with you.
      Cordelia: The piece? Was that supposed to be me?

    • Wesley: Oh, no, no, no. Not the sun, for I am a vampire. Oh no, it burns. Oh, oh, oh, oh no...

    • Wesley: (to thugs) Release her or die.
      Angel: Don't I say that?

    • Gunn: Okay, what I want to know is... how I live in L.A. all my life and not know this weird-ass stuff was going on?
      Cordelia: Oh, the ass is even weirder than you think.

    • Angel: Were you in Virginia?
      Wesley: That's beside the point.

    • T'ish Magev: (to Angel) How many warriors slated for the coming apocalypse do you think are going to be using that hair gel? Don't get me wrong. You're out there, fighting the ultimate evil; you're going to want something with hold.

    • Wesley: (pretending to be Angel) Blood. I don't usually... drink in front of humans.
      Magnus: Don't insult me, go on. It's fresh.
      Wesley: Dear God! That's... nummy.

    • T'ish Magev: Vampire living in a city known for its sun, driving a convertible. Why do you hate yourself?
      Angel: I don't. I got a deal.
      T'ish Magev: You got a deal? Why not a personalized license plate that says, 'irony'?
      Angel: Top goes up.

    • Angel: We're going. I don't have to sing.
      Cordelia: Oh thank God!

    • Gunn: Wait, are you saying... is he gonna sing? Oh God, is Angel gonna sing?

    • Angel: I guess I'm a little, um… rocky.
      The Host/Lorne: You're Rocky and Rocky II, and half of the one with Mr. T.

    • Magnus: She's impure? She's not a virgin? You... (to Wesley)
      Gunn: Whoa, that's what impure meant?
      Cordelia: She slept with him?
      Magnus: You were supposed to be Angel. This wouldn't have happened. That's why I hired him. He's a eunuch.
      Cordelia: You slept with her?
      Angel: A eunuch?
      Wesley: Things happen. Two young people. Danger.
      Virginia: What are you talking about?
      Magnus: She was a virgin before you got here.
      Virginia: I was not a virgin.
      Magnus: What?
      Wesley: Oh, thank goodness.
      Gunn: I could've told you she wasn't no virgin.
      Angel: Not a eunuch.
      Cordelia: One day as Angel... One day and he's getting some.
      Magnus: What? How could you? I kept you away from all men.
      Angel: I mean, the curse isn't even all that clear.

    • Cordelia: Right. This is Angel. "Oh, I can't do anything fun tonight. I have to count my past sins, then alphabetize them. Oh, by the way, I'm thinking of snapping on Friday."

    • The Host/Lorne: (to Angel) You don't have to sing. A break for you, a break for me, and a break for Manilow.

  • NOTES (2)


    • The Host/Lorne: You're Rocky and Rocky II, and half of the one with Mr. T.

      This is a reference to the film Rocky and its first two sequels, Rocky II and Rocky III, about a boxer who fights for a chance to prove his worth both in the ring and out.

    • Cordelia: It's like they don't even know you're a Shemp.
      Shemp Howard is most famous (or infamous) for being the replacement for his brother Curly, in the popular comedy group The Three Stooges. He was resented by many fans for not being as funny as Curly. The term has also seen usage in Sam Raimi films where stunt-doubles, photo-doubles and stand-ins are referred to as "Shemps." This itself is a reference to a period in the Three Stooges' career when the real Shemp Howard was recovering from a stroke and was frequently doubled onscreen by unconvincing lookalikes.