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Alan Francis Doyle
When Rieff finds Doyle on the floor, Doyle's ring is more clearly visible than usual. It appears to be a claddagh; a traditional Irish ring which Angel wears as well.
Doyle's movements, particularly his arms, don't match between the original shooting of their ad at the beginning of the show, and when Angel and Cordelia are watching it again at the end.
It was obviously supposed to be the same take, otherwise Doyle wouldn't have tripped over their "low rats" both times.
The Scourge are referred to as pure demons, but in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Graduation Day, Part 1" Anya said that all demons on the earth are either tainted (as in not pure-blooded demons) or human hybrids. She also said that pure demons are bigger, such as what the Mayor became after he ascended. The Scourge are not the size of Olvikan, and have humanoid qualities, making them not pure demons in the sense Anya described them.
However, it can be assumed the "pure-breeds" are the most pure demons that are still walking the earth; the real demons (Ancients), like what the Mayor ascended into, have either gone to other dimensions or are dead inside the Deeper Well, as seen in the episode "A Hole in the World" (5x15).
There seems to be a few scenes missing after Doyle's death. Like, for example, what happened to the rest of the Scourge? Last we saw they were outside the cargo hold; Angel only killed the boss, but Doyle previously said that killing members of the Scourge won't disuade them. Did they all just go home?
In the Lister abode, when Cordy and Doyle are talking their lips and the dialogue are badly out of synch.
Angel: I feel something coming, Doyle. I don't know what, but I know we're a part of it.
Doyle: Well, if it's a fight they want... can't someone else give it to them?
Demon: I can't thank you and your friends enough. I'm sure Rieff is in safe hands.
Cordelia: Doyle will get him here.
Demon: Yea, he is a good one. He understands our suffering.
Cordelia: We both do.
Demon: I apologize. I didn't mean to say that you didn't. It's just more familiar to Doyle. He has to live with a certain amount of persecution. You always do when you're half demon.
Cordelia: Angel started the day over knowing he'd remember everything that happened?
Doyle: It's pretty amazing, huh?
Cordelia: Amazing he didn't check the stock quotes or the lotto numbers.
Doyle: You had the one thing you've wanted in your unnaturally long life, and you gave it back?
Angel: Maybe I was wrong.
Doyle: Or maybe Cordelia was right about you being the real deal in the hero department. See, I would have chosen the pleasures of the flesh over duty and honor any day of the week. I just don't have that strength.
Angel: You never know your strength until you're tested.
Doyle: (to Angel) There's a girl upstairs who's not quite sad enough to cry in me arms, but keep up the dark cloud. I might get lucky.
Cordelia: Our boss is in a funk. You know that he's only happy when he's fighting evil. Let's drum some up!
Doyle: I don't know what we need evil for when we've got you right here.
Cordelia: I heard that.
Cordelia: (to Doyle) Come over here into the light, and let's see if we can create some cheekbones.
Cordelia: I know a little something about self-promotion, and I'm telling you, one commercial like this could help get us out of the red... or the black... or whichever one means we're broke. 'Cuz that's us!
Cordelia: Buffy blows into town and puts you into a permanent funk. And I'm just supposed to stand by and watch our business go belly-up?
Cordelia: I feel kind of hopeless with (Angel) down there doing the nonprofit brooding. It's not like he has a heart. How can it be broken?
Doyle: You never know until you've been tested. I get that now.
Doyle: If you need help, then look no further. "Angel Investigations" is the best. Our rats are low.
Doyle: It says rats. Sorry. Our rates are low, but our standards are high. When the chips are down and you're at the end of your rope, you need someone that you can count on. And that's what you'll find here. Someone who'll go all the way, who'll protect you no matter what. So don't lose hope. Come on over to our offices, and you'll see that there's still heroes in this world. (pause) Is that it, am I done?
Tiernan: You lied to us, half-breed!
Angel: You catch on quick, football head.
Tiernan: Soon only the pure will be left standing.
Angel: Actually, pure boy, you'll be on your ass! (Angel breaks Tiernan's neck)
Angel: It's all the same thing. Fight the good fight whichever way you can.
Doyle: Tell you what - you fight and I'll keep score.
Doyle: (to Cordelia) Too bad we'll never know (changes to his demon face) if this is a face you could learn to love.
Cordelia: Maybe if we get him a costume?
Doyle: A costume?
Cordelia: Well, the guy's a bonafide hero. Would it kill him to put on some tights and a cape and garner us a little free publicity?
Doyle: I don't see Angel pulling on tights and... Oh, now I do and it's really disturbing.
Cordelia: Why didn't you tell me that you were half demon? I thought we agreed that secrets are bad!
Doyle: I wanted to tell you. I was afraid. I thought if I did, you'd reject me.
Cordelia: I've rejected you way before now! So, you're half demon. Big Whoop! I can't believe you'd think I'd care about that. I mean, I work for a vampire! Hello?
Doyle: It's true. I just...
Cordelia: What do you think I am, superficial? - So you're half demon. That's so far down the list, way under 'short' and 'poor'!
Doyle: (To Cordelia about Angel Investigations) I'm sure people will start barging in once they hear about our low rats.
Doyle: (To Angel) Okay, one of us is drinking and I'm sad to say it isn't me.
Angel: Well, the Oracles said something bad is coming. Soldiers of Darkness ushering in the end of days kind of bad.
Doyle: So much for the security of long-term savings bonds, huh?
Cordelia: Okay, we fade up on an aerial shot -- downtown, skyscrapers, lights, yadda yadda yadda. We hear a narrator -- preferably famous, maybe that bald Star Trek guy or one of the cheaper Baldwin brothers -- and he says, "It's a big, bad city out there." Cut to a woman walking down a dark, spooky street -- alone. We'll cast some beautiful, young actress -- maybe an up-and-coming starlet whose career is on the verge of taking off. Anyway, she's all nervous, right? Mucho vulnerable. The voice guy says, "Danger lurks around every corner." She's attacked by big, ugly goon -- with a knife! She screams, "Help! Is there no one to help me?" "Well, now there's someone who'll answer your call. He'll protect you. Catch you when you fall. You can count on it."
Angel: "And you can count on me. Because I'm the Dark Avenger."
(Angel in the office)
Angel: I'm the what?
The opening scene of this episode (Cordelia's commerical) is actually from David Fury's unused script "Corrupt" (originally written as the second episode of the series). The script reads the same word-for-word as this scene does in this episode.
Actor Glenn Quinn passed away almost exactly three years after this episode aired.
The Scourge are virtually identical to the demon guards that appear in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Anne" (3x01).
This is the last regular episode featuring Doyle.
Doyle's death was planned early on in the development in the series and Glenn Quinn was fully aware of this when he signed on. He left on good terms contrary to some popular myths.
Cordelia: I'm guessing not Carnival.
Carnival is a popular line of vacation cruise ships known as the "fun ship".
Their cause is very similar to that of the Nazis who wanted to kill off all who were different and "impure" just as the Scourge want to kill all half breeds and all full humans. Even the Scourge's uniforms are reminiscent of the Nazi "SS" uniforms.
Cordelia: He's a larger than life character, way too Braveheart for Joe Couch Potato to relate to.
Braveheart was a movie starring and directed by Mel Gibson. It was about the legendary Scottish hero William Wallace who fought against the English rule of Scotland.
Cordelia: (As Doyle is clutching his head while having a vision) Oh, uh, I know this one! Ah, mask - mask head, ah, the man with two brains!
Mask was a very popular movie starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz.
The Man with Two Brains was a Steve Martin film.
Cordelia: We hear a narrator, preferably someone famous, maybe the bald Star Trek guy or one of the cheaper Baldwins.
The "bald Star Trek guy" is Patrick Stewart. Stewart is a British actor who played Jean Luc Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and movies. The Baldwins refer to a group of acting brothers who include: Alec, Daniel, Stephen, and William.
Angel: And you can count on me, because I'm the Dark Avenger.
Probably an homage to Batman who is also known as the Dark Knight.
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