Season 1 Episode 13


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 08, 2000 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Wesley becomes an official part of Angel Investigations just in time to take part in their latest case. A series of horribly burned corpses lead to a race of creatures from another dimension whose gender warfare is spilling over into the streets of L.A.

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • A clapperboard is visible in the between-scene flash at timecode 8:53, with the information of scene C56, camera angle 13H, take 2.

    • In the scene where Angel is driving and trying to use his cell phone, he plugs in the charger because it says low battery. But when he's talking to Cordelia, it's no longer plugged in. This is especially obvious when he throws it into the back seat. If the battery was low, the amount of time he "charged" the phone wouldn't have been sufficient.

    • During the grappling hook scene, when Angel is speedily climbing the ladder attached to the side of the building, he completely misses the wide open set of windows/doors to his right.

    • When Angel uses his cell phone for the second time in the car chase, the readout says Low Battery. However, in the top right corner of the phone screen, you can see the battery meter is full.

    • While in the flower market, Wesley sees a container of flowers and remarks, "Nancy's Petticoat." The flower he's looking at is a ruffled pink rose, and Nancy's Petticoat is a day lily.

    • During the car scene where Angel is phoning Cordelia, you can see a reflection of his hands on the car's front window and a reflection of his shirt in the rear-view mirror.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • (Wesley gets hired by Angel)
      Cordelia: Well, this is great! Now we're really -- (turns toward Angel) Do I have to take a pay cut?
      Angel: No.
      Cordelia: (turns back to Wesley) A team!

    • Angel: I can't get too close, I mean, with women-
      Cordelia: You can be nice. It's not like Laura's gonna throw you down on the living room floor and tear off all your-- Well, actually, Laura--

    • Cordelia: (on Angel's cell phone) I can hear you now. Are you back?
      Angel: Yeah, I can hear you. You know, these things were definitely cooked up by a bored warlock.

    • Cordelia: (to Jheira): Oh, look who's here. Can I get you something? Knife to our throat so you can run away?

    • Wesley: Please don't fire me. What happened yesterday was an anomaly. I'm very rarely taken hostage.
      Angel: That's good to know. And you're not fired.
      Wesley: I'm not?
      Angel: No. It wasn't your fault. And you know what? You handled yourself very well.
      Wesley: Well, that's... I can't tell you... I am your faithful servant, Angel.
      Cordelia: Like I said, an art.

    • Tay: You don't understand our ways, human.
      Angel: No, I don't. (vamps out) And I'm not human.

    • Wesley: There's no answer.
      Cordelia: I bet he forgot to turn that thing on again. You'd think a guy who knows how to use an ancient Scythian short bow could figure out how to use a cell phone.

    • Angel: You should dress that. Your wound.
      Jhiera: Why are you doing this? I thought vampires were killers.
      Angel: They are. I was cursed by gypsies.
      Jhiera: Cursed to help people?
      Angel: Yeah... Gypsies, they have a strange sense of humor.

    • Wesley: (to Angel) We'll figure out who he is, where he comes from boss. You can count on it.
      Cordelia: Wesley, stop kissing butt. It's not like we get overtime.

    • Angel: I'm not a big talker, I usually let others carry the conversation. I am pretty good at putting these (indicates his crowbar) through heads though.

    • Wesley: I don't suppose there's any leftovers lying about, any abandoned shrimp puffs?
      Angel: You're broke aren't you?

    • Angel: Hi, Dennis. How ya doing? Still dead? (drinks) I know the feeling.

    • Angel: He's not from our dimension.
      Wesley: Ah — they must come to ours via portals.
      Cordelia: Portals? There are portals now? When did they put in portals? Don't we have enough on our hands without burning monster-fiends coming here?

    • Cordelia: I'm so glad you came. You know how parties are. You're always worried that no one's gonna suck the energy out of the room like a giant black hole of boring despair. But there you were, in the clinch!
      Angel: I didn't...boring?
      Cordelia: You used to be a person! Did you never party? Did people not gather in olden times?
      Angel: I talked to people...Laura.
      Cordelia: Laura thought you hated her. I had to tell her you were challenged.

    • (at Cordelia's party)
      Cordelia: Hi! You having fun?
      Angel: Sure. This
      Cordelia: Your idea of hell.
      Angel: Actually, in hell you tend to know a lot of the people.

    • Wesley: Angel, we need a plan
      Angel: Here's the plan: I go in, start hitting people hard in the face, see where it takes us.

    • Angel: I got two modes with people: bite and avoid.

    • Angel: Still, I mean, the quiet reserved thing, don't you think it makes me, kinda... I don't know, cool?
      Cordelia: (Referring to Wesley) He was cooler.
      Angel: Now I'm depressed.

    • Wesley: I'm coming with you. I intend to earn my keep. Oh, in terms of this keep... by the by...
      Angel: There's no dental.
      Wesley: Right. Well, I'll floss.

    • Woman: (trying to make idle chatter) Hey, Nice sweater. Hand knit?
      Wesley: Certainly not by me.
      Woman: I didn't mean... I meant, it's a great sweater.
      Wesley: Oh, well. I-I'll pass that on then, to the person who knit it. I mean, I would if I knew who did. But I don't so, I won't, pass it on, to anyone will I?
      Woman: Bye.

    • Wesley: (to Angel) What say a couple of brooding demon hunters start chatting up some of the fillies?

  • NOTES (9)

    • When Angel walks into Cordelia's party, the music Wesley is dancing to is "Strangelove Addiction" by Supreme Beings Of Leisure

    • According to the cell phone Angel is using while he's driving, the date/time in-show was January 12, 2000, 4:09 am.

    • Music:
      Angel's dance -- "Pure Roots" from the Non-Stop Music Library

    • David Boreanaz does the "Previously on Angel" voiceover.

    • A lot of publicity before the episode aired suggested that Jheira, played by actreass Bai Ling, was to become a regular character in the series. But, that never happened.

    • Sean Gunn appeared on the show just four episodes earlier in "Hero" (1x09), though he plays a completely unrelated character here.

    • Wesley apologizes to Angel saying that he doesn't usually get taken hostage. Actually, Wesley was taken hostage in his first episode on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Bad Girls" (3x14).

    • In this episode, Angel receives his infamous cell phone from Cordelia. It becomes a running joke that he is unable to get it to work properly. Later, it is his inability to use the voicemail that becomes the joke. In 2002, Buffy and friends in Sunnydale finally get cell phones after Angel and company already had them for over 2.5 years.

    • The credits of this episode do not appear with the standard black background, but with Wesley and Angel both dancing. The theme music was also replaced with another song.


    • Episode title: "She"

      She, by H Rider Haggard, is a novel about Ayesha, also known as She-who-must-be-obeyed, or for short, She. She is the embodiment of the mythological female figure who is both monsterous and desirable, and deadlier than the male.

    • Cordelia: Did she Carrie you?
      Carrie is a novel by Stephen King which was later made into a movie. In it, Carrie White is a picked on teen who's mother is a religious fanatic. She discovers she has telekinetic powers and after being mistreated at the prom she snaps and uses her powers to set the gym on fire killing most of the people there.