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Alan Francis Doyle
Detective Kate Lockley
The website for the Los Angeles Globe-Register article that Doyle looks at concerning the dead Mrs. Pearson has no domain, like .com or .org or anything. It just reads www.lagloberegister/search/...
Timecode 35:28. As Cordelia is standing up, facing away from the camera, Charisma's tattoo can be seen.
In this episode, the entrance to Cordelia's apartment is an exterior door. In all future episodes it's an interior hallway.
After Cordelia showers in Angel's apartment, she is combing through her hair with her fingers and looking in a coffee pot (because Angel doesn't have any mirrors). She sets the pot back down on the table and Angel walks past, you can see his reflection on the coffee pot.
One of the Kaliff demons shoots a tile on the edge of the fireplace, but in subsequent shots, both during the fight and later, once Cordelia is settling into her apartment, it is intact again.
The noose used to hang Cordy changes appearance from shot to shot, sometimes appearing as a straight cord with a loop at the end, other times appearing as a large loop twisted around itself.
When Angel dials up the office from the police station, you can hear and see him dialing too many numbers.
One explanation may be that this episode takes place after the introduction of 10-digit dialing (requiring the area code to be dialed along with the seven digit telephone number) was introduced in Los Angeles.
When Cordelia is cutting up the floor in Angel's apartment, the Chock'o'nuts can over Doyle's shoulder changes facing from one shot to the next.
When Doyle enters the office in the morning and looks at his watch, it's obviously not working: the sweep hand isn't moving.
When Doyle enters the office in the morning, he puts the key in the lock and opens the door, but never actually turns the key to unlock.
Angel: I can get Doyle to pay you the money. You have my guarantee.
Griff: I saw what I saw, right? You're a vampire. How come you're helping some little demon half-breed?
Angel: It's a good offer. You should take it. On the other hand, you're making me want to fight some more. You get lucky, you might last ten minutes. Really lucky and you're unconscious for the last five.
Griff: You get Doyle to pay, and he's safe.
Angel: Thanks. Good meeting.
Cordelia: (referring to her new apartment) Yes! And part of it being perfect is there being one tiny flaw for me to fix.
Doyle: Ah, must be why you find me so fascinating.
Cordelia: Get this, I tried to call Doyle -- I sunk that low -- and there was no answer. So, here I am. Not that you were a last resort, just that I had nowhere else to go.
Cordelia: My apartment. It's like the barrio or the projects or whatever. And I live there! I am a girl from the projects!
Angel: Sooner or later I'm gonna need to hear it.
Angel: The story of your life.
Doyle: Ah, and quite a tale it is, too. Full of ribald adventures and beautiful damsels with loose morals.
Cordelia: It's her. I know it. The place has that weird little old lady smell like... violets and aspercreme.
Doyle: Well, they didn't find her body for three weeks so it wasn't violets there at the end, I'm thinking.
Cordelia: You know what? I get it. You're a ghost. You're dead! Big accomplishment! Move on! You see a light anywhere? Go towards it, okay? Ooh, cold wind. Scary. What're you gonna do, chap me to death?
Doyle: Well, it can't get any worse than this, can it?
Cordelia: You can't tell anything from the hallway.
Doyle: (Doyle sees the apartment) Hey, you're right! You know what I smell in here? (sees Cordy's angry face) Potential.
Doyle: Well the things you learn. I had no idea Angel was Queen of the Winter Ball.
Cordelia: Yesterday, your cousin called, with one of those names from your part of England.
Doyle: My part of England?
Cordelia: Connor or Fergus.
Doyle: Hey, Cordy, you're looking great, by the way.
Cordelia: I wouldn't know, man doesn't have a mirror. Like it would kill him to not see himself.
Doyle: If you ever want to, you know, spend one night away from the place, maybe give me a call.
Cordelia: Well, stranger things have happened. No... wait... they really haven't.
Cordelia: They gave it to a blonde who showed up in a skin-tight leather catsuit. She's supposed to be a housewife! She looked like catwoman taking out the cat trash!
Cordelia: (Looking at her new place) Oh my gosh. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?
Doyle: (Looking at her) Nope. Never.
Doyle: What about friendship and family and all the things that are priceless like they say in that credit card commercial?
Cordelia: My urination just hasn't been public enough lately.
Doyle: No... no-no-no-no! Angel, man, how could you?
Angel: Could I what?
Doyle: You know I was crazy about her — and I was wearing her down, too. But no — handsome brooding vampire guy has to swoop in, all sensitive mouth and overhanging forehead! How about leaving some scraps for the homely-looking fellas who don't turn evil when they get some?
Angel: Cordelia stayed over because there's something wrong with her place. I was on the sofa.
Doyle: Oh. That's okay, I suppose.
Cordelia: Angel, at some point in recent history you got peanut butter on the bed.
Angel: I don't eat.
Cordelia: Well, then I don't even want to know how it got there.
Cordelia: Like I'm still getting punished.
Angel: Punished for what?
Cordelia: I don't know. For how I was? For everything I said in high school just 'cause I could get away with it? And then it all ended and I had to pay. But this apartment.. I could be me again. Punishment over — welcome back to your life! Like, like...I couldn't be that awful if I get to have a place like that? It's just like you!
Angel: Working for redemption.
Cordelia: I meant because you used to have that mansion.
Cordelia: Roaches! Live ones, dead ones...all, all skinny feet and creepy antlers.
Cordelia: Oh my god, I wonder how many stowed away in that bag! Also, the water is all brown and spurty and not hot! I am dying for a shower. I actually smell. Smell me. I never smell. I didn't know I could. I'm just going to have to stay here until I find a decent place, however long that takes. And when I do you're completely invited over. Hey, you can just dump my stuff on your couch, or let me have the bed, whatever you feel good about. Also, my suitcase is still out in the hall.
Doyle: She's really something, isn't she? It's like wrestling a tiger just to get to know her. Tell me stuff.
Angel: What stuff?
Doyle: About Cordelia.
Angel: Well, I... I know she can't type or file. Until today I had some hope regarding the phone.
Kate: I wish I could be more help.
Angel: That's okay. Just knowing things that didn't happen, that's a help. You know, eliminating the possibilities.
Kate: Now you're talking like a detective.
Angel: I am a detective.
Kate: Well, see, the thing about detectives is they have resumes and business licenses and last names. Pop stars and popes, those are the one-name guys.
Angel: You got me. I'm a pope.
Cordy: I'm a bitch?
Maude: Take off the bed sheets, make a noose. Go on. It'll all be over soon.
Cordy: I'm not a sniveling whiny little Cry-Buffy. I'm the nastiest girl in Sunnydale history. I take crap from no one.
Maude: You are going to make yourself a noose and put it around...
Cordy: Back off, Poligrip! You think you're bad? Being all mean and haunty? Picking on poor pathetic Cordy? Well, get ready to haul your wrinkly translucent ass out of this place, because lady, the bitch is back.
Angel: (talking about Cordelia's high school friends) People called them the Cordettes. A bunch of girls from wealthy families. They ruled the high school. Decided what was in, who was popular. It was like the Soviet Secret Police... if they cared a lot about shoes.
Cordelia: How come Patrick Swayzee's never dead when you need him?
Doyle: Angel Investigations, we hope you're helpless. No, wait...
(after seeing the word DIE appear in blood on the wall in Cordelia's apartment)
Doyle: Dear sweet...
Angel: Come on.
Cordelia: I am not giving up this apartment!
Angel: It's haunted.
Cordelia: It's rent controlled.
Doyle: Cordy it says "DIE"!
Cordelia: Hey maybe it's not done yet, maybe it's "DIET," that's friendly! A little judgmental, sure...
The scene near the end of the episode where Dennis is being bricked up into the wall is shown in the opening credits of each episode.
In this episode we learn two new things about vampires: first, an invitation can be given out before the vampire gets to the door, and second, the invitation can work without even describing a specific place.
That is why Angel can just walk in Cordelia's new apartment.
Steve Paymer (who is said to live in Cordelia's apartment building) in actuality does live in the same apartment building as episode writer Jane Espenson.
As Angel listens to music in his apartment -- "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven
When Cordelia's radio turns on by itself -- "You Always Hurt the Ones You Love" by The Mills Brothers
On Kate's computer screen, two of the officers who have encountered the Pearson Arms apartments are listed as Richard Wagner and Joseph Green. Richard Wagner (Ree-card Vog-nur) and Giuseppe Verdi (transliteration to English as Joseph Green) are two very famous composers.
On the DVD commentary, Jane Espenson takes credit for creating phantom Dennis. She also mentions that whenever a character is re-introduced, the original writer gets a small residual payment. However, since we never actually "see" phantom Dennis in any later episodes (only special effects), Jane has not received any residual payments.
Cordelia mentions the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Graduation Day Part 2" (3x22) when Doyle says, "Hey, your high school diploma is all burned." She says, "Yeah, it was a rough ceremony."
This is the first "appearance" of recurring "character" phantom Dennis. The flashbacks in this episode are the only occurence where he is played by an actor, after this he is always invisible.
Angel is invited into Cordelia's new apartment. He is seen inside Doyle's home, so must have been invited in at one time. Of course Doyle was part demon and the not-wholly-human quirk been used to skirt this issue in other episodes.
Cordelia's old apartment is #4B, her new apartment is #212 Pearson Arms.
Angel is listening to Beethoven's "Ode To Joy" in his apartment when Cordelia arrives, which is also the song he was whistling when he visited the hospital in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Killed by Death" (2x18).
The choice of music now (and then) may also be sort of an inside joke, as any time he experiences a moment of true happiness (joy), he turns evil.
Doyle's telephone number is 555-0189.
Presumably, Aura is the same Aura who found an "extreme dead guy" in her locker in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Welcome to the Hellmouth" (1x01).
Cordelia: Hey, hey Phantom Dennis, put that back.
A play on words of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a movie by George Lucas.
Cordelia: Well, get ready to haul your wrinkly translucent ass out of this place, because lady, the bitch is back.
"The Bitch is Back" is the title of a 1974 song by Elton John.
Cordelia: Little old lady ghost. How come Patrick Swayze is never dead when you need him?
Patrick Swayze is an actor who starred as Sam Wheat in the 1990 film Ghost. Plot: Sam and Molly are a very happy couple and deeply in love. Walking back to their new apartment after a night out at the theatre, they encounter a thief in a dark alley, and Sam is murdered. He finds himself trapped as a ghost and realizes that his death was no accident. He must warn Molly about the danger that she is in. But as a ghost he can not be seen or heard by the living, and so he tries to communicate with Molly through Oda Mae Brown, a psychic who didn't even realize that her powers were real.
Cordelia: Listen good, Casper, you haven't won a thing here! I'll die before I give up the apartment. You hear me? I'll die!
Casper is a comic book "friendly ghost" from Harvey Comics who has inspired television and films. The most popular of which was the 1995 film of the same name. Plot: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know." But not so friendly are Casper's uncles, Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie, who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away. Ultimately, it is up to Harvey and Kat to help the ghosts cross over to the other side.
Doyle: It's all about money. What about friendship and family all those things that are priceless, like they say in those credit card commercial?
Mastercard has commercials about how many things are priceless but "for everything else, there's Mastercard."
Cordelia: She looked like Catwoman taking out the cat-trash.
Catwoman is a costumed cat-burglar from the Batman comic books by DC Comics.
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