Season 4 Episode 22


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 07, 2003 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Knox reads off the address of Fred's friend "6200 Crestwood Boulevard Lubbock Texas", while the city is real there is no such street as Crestwood Boulevard in Lubbock Texas.

    • If everyone is devastated and rioting from losing Jasmine's love, why are they at the mall for Connor to kidnap?

    • Lilah appears to be lying. Jasmine's victims didn't know what they were getting into by all indications, and Jasmine herself went to some efforts to hide her feeding efforts. There was never any indication her victims freely chose to let her eat them. Nobody seems to notice Lilah lying on this point, however.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Joss Whedon states in the Season 5 DVD featurette "To Live and Die in L.A.: The Best of Angel", that this episode is one of the best episodes of Season 4 and of the series as a whole.

    • This is the final episode that Tim Minear wrote and directed before leaving the show to work on Wonderfalls, an ill-fated 2003-2004 Fox midseason drama that was cancelled after only four episodes.

    • Lilah makes her final appearance as she says at the beginning, once she finished her job with Angel Investigations, she will return to Hell.

    • Charisma Carpenter makes her final appearance as a regular, although she still has no lines.

    • Vincent Kartheiser makes his final appearance as a regular.

    • This episode was written so that it would double as both a pilot episode for the next season or as a series finale if the show didn't get renewed.

  • Allusions

    • Gunn: Already rubbed elbows with Little Miss Muffet once.
      "Little Miss Muffet" is a short nursery rhyme about a little girl named Miss Muffet.

    • Lilah: Come on, Charlie. Let me show you around the Chocolate Factory.
      This is a reference to the classic movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in which a poor boy (Charlie), wins a tour through Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and eventually inherits the Factory. The movie was based on Roald Dahl's novel Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

    • Lorne: ...soon as it shows, It may come cannon-ballin' down from the sky.
      This lyric is from the song "Something's Coming" (possibly prophetic) from the musical West Side Story.

    • Angel: This is what you came back from the dead for? To play Let's Make An Evil Deal?
      Let's Make a Deal is a long-running game show hosted by Monty Hall where contestants earn prizes by doing crazy stunts and wearing weird costumes, and get the chance to try for even bigger prizes by going for "what's behind the curtain" and "what's behind door number 1."

    • Wesley : It's a lie!
      Lilah: Lah. It's a Lilah
      This is a takeoff on the Yao / Yoo and Yao/Yogi Nike commercial airing around the time of this episode.

    • Fred: You're like MacGyver.
      Richard Dean Anderson played the role of MacGyver, adventurer and master of improvising stuff out of common items.

    • Knox: No, I'm strictly R & D, although occasionally some D & D. Dungeons and...
      Knox is referring to the "role-playing game" Dungeons & Dragons, part of what is currently referred to as the d20 game system. Created in the late 70s, at its most basic it involves one player taking on the role of a fantasy adventurer and exploring dungeons created and/or described by another player called the "Dungeon Master".