Season 4 Episode 4

Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 27, 2002 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The song Cordelia chooses when Lorne has to read her--'Greatest Love of All' by Whitney Houston--is the same song she sang for her talent show performance in the first season Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Puppet Show".

    • After Angel and Lorne are talking -the scene where Lorne tells Angel about what's suppose to come--they do some flash scenes-if you pause it closely, you can see Charisma sitting in a chair smiling and Alexis and Stephanie laughing and smiling during one of their intimate scenes.

    • When Lorne stands up and tries to get Cordelia to stop singing, in the first two angles, he's holding the glass in his right hand. But in the third angle, it's suddenly in his left hand.

    • Lorne was implied to have walked into the lobby first in the previous episode, yet here we see him about to walk in after everyone else has already entered and found Cordelia in the lobby.

    • A car's cigarette lighter does not get hot enough to ignite gasoline.

  • Quotes

    • Fred: (To Angel) Have you been caffeinating your blood again, or is there something you're not telling us?

    • Angel: Maybe we haven't been 100% honest because... well... we were afraid the truth would scare you
      Codelia: Yeah, and the lying and deceit have been so comforting.

    • Gunn:That's right monkey boys, don't mess with the big dog!
      (from Fred's look) Well it's better than "sidekick."

    • Fred: Is that why you ran when Cordy was singing?
      Lorne: A) I wasn't running, I was fleeing and B) Yes.

    • Cordelia: (walking through the hotel) Angel? Mr. Bumpy Head? Hello?

    • (Shot of a stuffed polar bear standing on its hind legs. It's an exhibit in a museum, where Connor's living.)
      Cordelia: How cool is that?
      Connor: I love that one. I wish I'd killed it.
      Cordelia: Kind of a funny way to express your affection. I love you... bang, you're dead.

    • Angel: I-I know it's a lot to take in.
      Cordelia: Says a vampire with a soul and his wacky gang of sidekicks.
      Gunn: Ah, not a sidekick.

    • Cordelia: Your friends here were just talking about murdering children. And, there's-there's singing and blood and pointy things, and did I mention the singing? I mean, what the hell is going on here, Angie?
      Angel: Angel.
      Cordelia: Whatever.

    • Gunn: So... I look Russian to you?
      Cordelia: Black Russian.
      Angel: That's a drink.
      Cordelia: Says the head spy.

    • (Angel, Gunn and Fred try to explain all the weird things in Cordy's past to jog her memory.)
      Cordelia: Now I know why I don't remember any of this. Who would want to?

    • (Connor rescues Cordy from being eaten by a demon.)
      Connor: You're not safe here.
      Cordelia: Ya think?!

    • Connor: You like shoes...and donuts...and you're very brave.
      Cordelia: Really?...Donuts?

    • Lorne: Hey, if this is about that missing lingerie, that was for a friend.

    • Gunn: Well, how horrible is this thing?
      Lorne: Well, I haven't read the Book of Revelations lately, but if I was searching for adjectives, I'd probably start there.

    • Angel: Gee, that could have been a disaster. Oh, hi. Welcome back, you're safe. By the way, there's a green demon right behind you.
      Fred: Don't you think we should tell her? I mean, we do live in a world of demons and icky things. She's bound to find out.
      Angel: Well yeah, sure, but, I mean, let's be smart. I want her to remember who I am before I freak her out with the whole undead, drinks blood part of my resume.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Lilah: That's what you said when he was sleeping with the fishes.
      This is a reference to The Godfather a 1972 crime film based on the novel Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and James Caan. The story spans ten years from late 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the life of the Corleone mafia crime family.

    • Title: Slouching Toward Bethlehem
      This title comes from the poem 'The Second Coming' by William Butler Yeats.