Season 4 Episode 11


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 05, 2003 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When The Beast knocks Angelus to the ground in the flashback scene, there is blood leaking from the left side of Angelus' mouth. In the next scene the blood has changed sides and is running out the right side of his mouth.

    • Trivia: Just when the episode begins, we can see a headline on a newspaper. The headline reads "Crime Wave shuts down city." The article was written by "Kirk Seadorn."

    • When Wes, Cordy, and Connor come out of the house Wes's SUV is there. Connor throws up, then it (and Wes) are gone. Then the vamps attack and Wes drives up to the rescue. What happened to him and the SUV? Why'd he drive away and then come back?

    • When Cordelia glances up at the monitor just after the Wes/Gunn exchange, Connor and Angelus's position is totally different from what we see once our viewpoint moves down there.

  • Quotes

    • Angelus: Is that my shirt?
      Connor: Not anymore.
      Angelus: It looks good on you.
      Connor: (smugly) So did Cordy.
      Angelus: She looks good on everyone.

    • (After the guys find the Priestesses dead)
      (Connor runs down to the street and leans over into the bushes. He vomits, then kneels there, heaving and gasping. Cordelia follows him out,then sits down beside him when she sees what happened.)
      Cordelia: Connor? (sighs) The sun should be up. (beat) It's different, isn't it? Dead demons are just a big blob of oozing mess. Vampires turn into dust like they were never anything at all. But humans… it's different.
      (Connor shakes his head.)
      Connor: That's not…
      Cordelia: What?
      Connor: The family…

    • Connor: Angel's my dad.
      Angelus: I'm going to cry.
      Connor: That's what he told me... and he thought I believed him. The truth is, Angel's just something that you're forced to wear. You're my real father.

    • Angelus: (to Wesley) You know, you're not fooling anyone. Get some new clothes, cool haircut, hit the gym-—you're still the same loser none of the other kids wanted to sit with at lunch.

    • Angelus: Right. Like letting Lilah suck Lorne's brain. Or, here's an oldie but a goodie: Faith. Good job being her watcher. She turned out to be a peach.

    • Angelus: (mocking Cordelia) Oh, God. Oh, Angel. Angel, we can't. I love you, but you were so bad. You ate babies. (scoffs) Chicks.

    • Angelus: Doesn't it freak you out at all that she used to change your diapers? I mean, when you think about it, the first woman you boned is the closest thing you've ever had to a mother. Doing your mom and trying to kill your dad… hmm, there should be a play.

    • Angelus: You want to know about the Beast.
      Cordy: Everything you know.
      Angelus: Oh... and in return I get what? Wouldn't mind a car, I hear the new Mustang is nice.
      Cordy: Something better.
      Angelus: What's a better ride than a Mustang?
      Cordy: Me.

    • Angelus: Now Cordy, there's a rack to write home about. Too bad about the personality though...yap yap yap...

    • Angelus: What are you going to do - kill me?
      Wes: If I have to.
      Angelus: Wait 'til they drop, Wes, then try that line again.

    • Angelus: Buttering me up. Getting me all relaxed. Not the most innovative interrogation technique, but okay, I'll play.
      Wes: Is it a game?
      Angelus: Hey, open book. Anything you want to know. How sweet that virgin gypsy tasted? Special smell of a newborn's neck? My first nun? Now that's a great story!

    • Angelus: Did ya bring me back a souvenir - maybe a stray baby toe?

    • Angelus: Wes, why the long face? Aren't you happy to see me?
      Wes: Should I be?
      Angelus: Well, if it wasn't for you and your shaman friend, I wouldn't be here. I'm feelin' the love.

    • Connor: Welcome to L.A., tourists.

    • Angelus: I love a woman with nice ripe... thighs!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Angelus: Foul rag and bone shop of the heart, that's where you live.

      This is an allusion to the William Butler Yeats poem The Circus Animals' Desertion which contains the line:
      Now that my ladder's gone,
      I must lie down where all the ladders start
      In the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.

    • Angelus: If you go into the woods tonight...
      The song Angelus is singing when he's by himself in his cage is the children's song, "The Teddy Bears' Picnic."

    • Angelus: Bodies, bodies everywhere and not a drop to drink.
      The is a variation from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge called "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". In the poem this passage is:
      Water, water, every where,
      And all the boards did shrink;
      Water, water, every where,
      Nor any drop to drink.

    • Angelus: I mean, when you think about it, the first woman you boned is the closest thing you've ever had to a mother. Doing your mom and trying to kill your dad… hmm, there should be a play.
      The play that Angel is referring to is the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. In the story Oedipus fulfilled the prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Connor somewhat does that same thing.

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