Season 1 Episode 6

Sense & Sensitivity

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 09, 1999 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Angel: 8843 Hyperion way. The name "Hyperion" becomes very important in season two, starting with the episode "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been", which was also written by Tim Minear.

    • This marks the only time in the series that Angel has to use night-vision equipment.

    • Timecode 36:30. After climbing through the police station window, as Cordelia bends over, then straightens up, Charisma's tattoo can be seen.

    • When Kate gives the speech at her father's retirement party, she starts with no purse and her arms at her side, then she suddenly has a purse and one hand is on her hip.

    • When Kate sees her father at the station she is carrying books, but they subsequently disappear with no indication she put them down.

    • When Kate chases Spivey, he throws his bag on top of the car, but when the shot cuts back seconds later, the bag is gone. A little later it's back again.

  • Quotes

    • Kate: I am not a bitch! I'm just protected!

    • Police officer: (to prisoner) I wanted to express my regret for having treated you so shabbily. So I composed a poem about it.

    • Doyle: Hey, excuse me. I need help.
      Police Officer: We're closed!
      Doyle: You're the police! You can't close!

    • Doyle: Cordelia thinks you're insensitive... which is ironic, considering the source.

    • Cordelia: What's her deal? To much, uh... (makes an odd gesture with her thumb toward her mouth)
      Doyle: Thumb sucking?
      Cordelia: Alcohol!
      Doyle: Don't look at me like that. I'm not the one who needs to brush up on her finger pantomime.

    • Cordelia: I'm so glad we came down here to watch Late Night with Creepy Cop Lady.

    • Cordelia: You've got pensive face.
      Angel: I've always got pensive face.
      Cordelia: Pensiv-er face.

    • Cordelia: Can we get you some coffee or Valium? Or both?
      Kate: He walked out on me. He just walked out.
      Cordelia: Oh! He'll be back.
      Kate: Not Angel. My father.
      Cordelia: Oh.
      Kate: I have to find him.
      Doyle: Maybe you should just hold off on that for the time being. Angel said we should wait here.
      Kate: I hear what you're saying, but I need to find my daddy now.
      Doyle: Detective Lockley, you're not exactly yourself at the moment. Why don't we all just...
      Kate: Help each other!
      Doyle: Right, by staying here together.
      Kate: Well, we could do that, but see I have this...
      Cordelia: Personal problem you're gonna share 'til dawn?
      Kate: ...gun. And I don't want to come off as insensitive, but if either one of you try and stop me I'll have to blow you the crap away because I'm gonna find my dad.

    • Tony: Oh, I've been wanting to see you again.
      Kate: I'm sure he'd say the same thing, but that gun really makes you come off as hostile.
      Angel: That and the body language. It's so closed.

    • Angel: He admitted it to me after I... threatened him with physical violence.

    • Kate: (to Angel) You have the most intense eyes. I see such an old soul.
      Doyle: He gets that a lot, you know.
      Kate: (to Angel) I thought that enigmatic thing was just an act to get women. The truth is, you don't have an insincere bone in your body, do you?

    • Kate: My best friend Joanne, her mom was soft, and she smelled like macaroni and cheese, and she'd pick me up on her lap and she would rock me. She said that she wanted to keep me herself. She said that I was good and sweet. Everybody said I was. Do you realize that you've never told me that I'm pretty? Not once in my life?

    • Doyle: So, you were right. Papasian's planning something.
      Angel: What did you hear?
      Doyle: Papasian's planning something.
      Angel: That's it?
      Doyle: Johnny Red says, quote, "Papasian's planning something."
      Angel: I thought he might be planning something.
      Doyle: See? You were right.
      (Cordelia looks at them confused)

    • Kate: After mom died, you stopped , you know? It was like you couldn't stand the sight of me. Her face, her eyes looking up at you. But big girls don't cry, right? You said, gone's gone, and there is no use wallowing. Worms and dirt and nothing, forever. Not one word about a better place. You couldn't even tell a scared little girl a beautiful lie.

    • Cordelia: Mmm-hmmm!
      Angel: What?
      Cordelia: Nothing! I just find it endlessly fascinating how your instincts are so highly attuned when it comes to boring old evil, but you have yet to make any mention of these new shoes.
      Angel: Look, Cordelia. Women's shoes... men... they just don't...
      Doyle: Great shoes! New?

    • Tony: If I'd known how bad you wanted me, I mighta let you catch me sooner.
      Kate: If I'd known how much you needed the exercise, I might've let you run a little longer.

    • Angel: Cordelia, you need to...
      Cordelia: No! I don't care what horrible thing is about to happen -- asteroids are hurtling towards Earth, unspeakable evil is rising in the San Fernando Valley, Jar Jar is getting his own talk show, whatever -- I don't want to hear about it. Not 'til you ask us how it went.
      Angel: ... call your mother back.

    • Angel: I'm a little reserved, it doesn't mean I don't care.
      Cordelia: It's like you don't have a pulse.
      Angel: Well... I don't.

    • Cordelia: It's time for you to get all vampy! Grr! Kate needs you!
      Angel: (with a sad look) I don't want to. You both withdraw when I go vamp. I feel you judge me.

    • Cordelia: Mr. and Mrs. Spock need to mind meld now.

    • Trevor Lockley: So, Angel, how long you been seeing Katie?
      Angel: We're, um, pretty new friends.
      Trevor Lockley: Well, good to see her out with a man. I was starting to wonder if she didn't lean in another direction altogether.
      (Kate sips drink nervously)

    • Trevor Lockley: In my day we didn't need any damn sensitivity.

    • Angel: My parents were great. Tasted a lot like chicken.

    • Angel: You know, Anthony, you can be a rainbow and not a pain-bow.

    • Kate: Look at Doyle. Really look at him. What do you really see?
      Cordelia: A bad double polyblend?
      Kate: That's defense, Cordelia. Maybe you should try to open your heart to a new possibility.
      Doyle: Hey, you know, she's starting to make some sen...
      Cordelia: Angel!

    • Cordelia: You know what I think? I think he uses his tortured, creature of the night status as a license to be rude and insensitive. Sure, he's polite to the helpless and the downtrodden. But he ignores the people who are close to him, the people who matter the most, you know? Can you say "clueless?"

    • Cordelia: All right, I'm here. What's the big emergency? These middle-of-the-night hours are really eating into my potential social life.

    • Cordelia: Does giant tentacle spew come out with dry cleaning?

    • Angel: Make sure you cut up all the limbs and both heads this time. Remember to bury the parts separately. I don't want this thing coming back to life again.
      Cordelia: That's it?
      Angel: I'm gonna go clean out the nest. I'll see you back at the office.
      Cordelia: Okay, am I wrong in thinking that a "Please" and "Thank you" is generally considered good form when requesting a dismemberment?
      Doyle: He appreciates us, in his own...unappreciative way.

    • Cordelia: Would you come on!
      Angel: What's the magic word?
      Cordelia: Ugh!
      Angel: No, I don't think "Ugh" is the magic word, if one would call it a word and even then certainly not a magic one.
      Cordelia: We don't have time for this.
      Angel: There's always time to be considerate of others, Cordelia.
      Cordelia: Oh please.
      Angel: See, wasn't so hard, now, was it?

    • Angel: Well, what's that old saw: picture your audience in their underwear.
      Kate: (giving Angel the once-over) Way ahead of you.

    • Angel: Uh, Cordelia, I wanted to, you know, thank you so much for going through those coroner reports, because I can imagine how not fun it is to read about, you know, coroner stuff.
      Cordelia: Lame.

    • Spivey: I heard it was suicide.
      Kate: Supervisor Caffrey shot himself?
      Spivey: It happens.
      Kate: In the back of the head. Wrapped himself in plastic and locked himself in the trunk of his car?
      Spivey: He'd been depressed.

  • Notes

    • Angel tells Cordelia that her mother called her, so presumably she's updated her parents on her life in L.A.

    • Kate's station is the LAPD Metro Precinct. Her badge number is 5787. Among her Commendations are the Award of Merit, the Medal of Valour, and the Citizen's Auxilliary Merit Achievment. Her father, a corporal, has badge number 6873.

    • Angel confirms that he hasn't got a pulse.

    • Features songs by Solomon Burke - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" and "Baby."

    • Little Tony's last name (Papazian) may have been inspired by Second Assistant Director Robert Papazian Junior.

    • This is the first episode to feature John Mahon as Kate's dad Trevor. He appears later in the season in "The Prodigal" (1x15).

  • Allusions

    • Kate: Suddenly I'm Dr. Laura. Next thing you know I'll be talking about processing and my inner child. I'm sure I'll be back to my usual level of cynicism in no time.
      "Dr." Laura Schlessinger is the host of the nationally syndicated call-in radio show Dr. Laura. Also the author of several books, she is known for her outspoken fundamentalist views on such issues as premarital sex, homosexuality, and abortion. Dr. Laura arrived on television in the fall of 2000, but due to much negative campaigning for the show (led mostly by gay activists and the website the low-rated show was quickly cancelled in early 2001.

    • Title: Sense & Sensitivity
      The title is a pun off of Jane Austen's novel, Sense and Sensibility.

    • Cordelia: I'm so glad we came down to watch Late Night with creepy cop lady.
      A reference to Late Night with David Letterman or Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Both are late night talk shows that have aired on NBC after Jay Leno's show. In 1993 David Letterman started hosting the CBS show The Late Show with David Letterman and became the main rival to The Tonight show with Jay Leno while his NBC show was replaced with Conan's.

    • Lee Mercer: It means we'll shine a light in the darkest corners of this precinct and give the people a view of the brutality and callousness of this police force that will make Mark Fuhrman look like Gentle Ben.
      Mark Fuhrman was a police officer in the O.J. Simpson case. He was revealed to have rascist views by O.J.'s lawyers and was suggested that he may have planted evidence. Gentle Ben was the star of his own tv show and was a tame and much beloved bear in the series.

    • Cordelia: I don't care what horrible thing's about to happen. Asteroids are hurtling towards earth. Unspeakable evil is rising in the San Fernando Valley. Jar Jar is getting his own talk show.
      This is several references in one:
      •Asteroids hurtling towards earth refer to the fact that in 1998 there were two movies released with the basic plot of an asteroid hurtling towards the earth that is big enough to destroy all life on earth. The movies were Armageddon and Deep Impact.
      •The evil rising in San Fernando Valley is probably a small rib to the fact Charisma was on the television series Malibu Shores which was set in the San Fernando Valley.
      •Jar Jar is the name of a character from Star Wars Episode I : The Phantom Menace. He is widely considered to be the most annoying thing ever conceived.

    • Kate: Where's Little Tony?
      Spivey: Burbank, Stockholm, the planet Mongo.
      The planet Mongo was the home of Ming the Merciless, Flash Gordon's arch-nemesis in the comics and various movies.

    • Cordelia: Mr. and Mrs. Spock need to Mind Meld now.
      Mr Spock is a character in the Star Trek universe. He has the ability to link or "meld" his mind with someone else in order to extract information. There is no Mrs. Spock.