Alan Francis Doyle
Doctor Ronald Meltzer
Doctor Vinpur Narpudan
Detective Kate Lockley
Dr Meltzer may have perfected some way of being able to detach and reattach his body parts, but it's all based on some medical technology and a little psychic surgery that he's perfected. Nothing in his research would allow his eyes to float around unattached. He's not supposed to be supernatural, just a nasty piece of work with a skill he's refined.
In the opening scene the invoice Cordelia is holding switches hands between shots.
Angel drinks coffee despite a comment he made to Joyce Summers in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Prom" that he didn't drink it because it makes him jittery.
When the doctor enters Angel's apartment and rejoins with his floating eye, the floating eye is clearly a different color than his other eye. After he blinks both eyes are the same.
Angel: He's killing now.
Doyle: Anyone that stands between him and his obsession. Don't we stand between him and his obsession?
Angel: I'm not comfortable asking people for money.
Cordelia: Then get over it!
(Cordelia and Doyle cough)
Angel: Uh, um, it's...
Angel: There's, uh, a bill.
Melissa: Bill who?
Angel: A bill... for my services.
Cordelia: See? You can save a damsel and make decent money. Is this a great country or what!?
Cordelia: Oh goody, recycled coffee. My personal favorite.
Melissa: Angel was right. You're weak.
Ronald: I'm weak? Then how was it I killed him?
(door slides open to reveal Angel)
Ronald: (to Angel) You can't be alive. You-You're not human!
Melissa: You should talk.
Cordelia: What if Angel doesn't come back?
Doyle: Ah, he'll be back.
Cordelia: What if Dr. Chopped Salad shows up before he does?
Cordelia: Steel boxes? Why would you want.... oh. For packing up people parts. You know, this job. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful to have it, god knows it's educational and all, but sometimes.
Melissa: Thanks. You guys have been really kind, listening to me, and ... (drinks) It's terrible.
Doyle: We're gonna take care of that.
Melissa: No, I mean the coffee.
Angel: You don't have to be afraid.
Melissa: You're just duct taping me in for fun?
Cordelia: I was just trying to fix your collar.
Doyle: What say we leave it crooked until this thing is resolved.
Doyle: Not a lot of things make me shudder. But this guy? Crawling around under the covers? At least it was just his hands down there... I wish I hadn't even thought that.
Kate: This guy could go to jail tomorrow, Angel, and still kill her in her dreams every night. I've put a few of these creeps away, and the hardest part is knowing that he's still winning. She's still afraid. He took this girl's power away, and nobody can get it back for her but her.
Doyle: (looks at a picture) Is that you?
Melissa: Uh... yeah. Bungee jumping.
Doyle: Ah, I've always meant to do that, but I intensely don't want to so... I haven't gotten around to it... yet.
Cordelia: Okay, flesh. Anytime you want to stop crawling is okay with me.
Melissa: I said Penny! I was very clear on the phone. I spelled it with letters!
Cordelia: What am I missing?
Doyle: Not a thing I can see.
Angel: What is this?
Cordelia: Last week's coffee. Think of it as... espresso!
Angel: (drinks) I think my esophagus is melting.
Melissa: I guess Angel has handled a lot of cases like this.
Doyle: Dozens. Hundreds. Dozens of hundreds.
Melissa: Wow, it happens that often?
Doyle: Well, exactly like yours? Not so many. But protecting young women such as yourself? Yeah, they've been...four. And three of them are very much alive!
Cordelia: What did you put in her tea?
Doyle: Enough whiskey to drop my Aunt Judy. And that woman had some girth.
Cordelia: What's the point?
Doyle: Well, it tastes good, and it relaxes you.
Cordelia: No, I mean of ever going out with anyone.
Doyle: Well, people need people. And people who need people...are the luckiest p...
Cordelia: Either you like them, and they don't like you. Or you can't stand them, which just guarantees that they're going to hover around and never go away.
Doyle: I hate guys like that.
Cordelia: I mean, it is just so unfair! This poor girl, she hooks up with a doctor — that's supposed to be a good thing. I mean, you should be able to call home and say, "Hey, Mom, guess what? I met a doctor!" Not, "Guess what? I met a psycho and he's stalking me and oh, by the way, his hands and feet come off and he's not even in the circus!"
Cordelia: I know Angel's been working day and night to help people fight their personal demons, but I need a raise.
Doyle: A raise? You've been working for him for what, like twenty minutes?
Cordelia: A month. And I have needs.
Cordelia: A person needs certain...designer...things.
Doyle: Personally, I don't think you need much in the way of clothes.
Kate: Wolfram and Hart. You know the name?
Angel: I've heard it.
Kate: Yeah. They're the law firm that Johnnie Cochran is too ethical to join.
Cordelia: What is stalking nowadays, like the third most popular sport among men?
Angel: Fourth, after luge.
Cordelia: (to Doyle) Well, you're smarter than you look. Of course, you look like a retard.
Cordelia: We need more of these now. Have a vision.
Doyle: I can't just perform on demand.
Cordelia: We need the clients. Have a vision.
Doyle: That money has corrupted you.
Cordelia: If I hit you on the head, will you have a vision?
Doyle: Get away from me. You're insane.
Cordelia: Am not. Now will you have a vision?
Doyle: Let's march down to the bank right now and deposit this beauty.
Angel: You guys go on. I think I'll stay here and not burst into flames.
Doyle: Oh, right, you're pretty much the night deposit guy.
Angel: Am I intimidating? I mean, do I put people off?
Cordelia: Well, as vampires go, you're pretty cuddly. Maybe you might want to think about mixing up the black-on-black look.
(talking about Angel)
Doyle: He likes playing the hero. Walking off into the dark, his long coat flowing behind him in that mysterious and attractive way.
Cordelia: Is this a private moment? 'Cuz I could leave you alone.
Doyle: I'm not saying I'm attracted...
(later, as Angel leaves the building, walking off into the dark, his long coat flowing behind him)
Maybe I'm a little attracted.
The courtyard of Melissa's apartment building will later be used for the courtyard of the Hyperion Hotel starting with Season 2.
In this episode, Christopher Hart plays the disembodied hand. It's basically his way of life - he also played the role of "Thing" (the disembodied hand) in The Addams Family movies and the evil hand in the movie Idle Hands.
This episode was originally a BtVS script, but the producers decided it was more fitting to Angel's style.
This is one of the first accounts of Angel murdering a human (Dr. Meltzer) in order to help someone, establishing that the moral line between good and evil on Angel is not as defined as the one on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The title "I Fall To Pieces" was a hit song by Patsy Cline in 1962.
In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Prophecy Girl" (1x12), Xander listened to this song in his room after Buffy refused to go to a dance with him.
Andy Umberger, who played Ronald, is one of the few actors who Joss Whedon refers to as "hat trick" actors (meaning that they've appeared on all three of his TV series). Mr. Umberger also played the demon D'Hoffryn in four episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the captain of the Dortmunder in the pilot episode of Firefly.
Doyle: Well, people need people, and people who need people are the luckiest...
This is a line from the song "People" from the 1968 movie Funny Girl.
Ronald: I mean your name is not really Jensen. You don't have a wife. What a tangled web, eh?
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive" is from the poem "Marmion: a Tale of Flodden Field," written by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).
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