Dark Angel

Season 1 Episode 17

Shortie's In Love

Aired Unknown Apr 17, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Shortie's In Love
When Diamond, an old girlfriend of Original Cindy's mysteriously reappears to rekindle their relationship, Max finds her anonymity dangerously compromised by a stranger with a deadly secret. Max becomes suspicious of Diamond's presence when Max is attacked by strangers and Logan investigates the identity of the attackers.moreless

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  • Sista got blistas...

    I'm all for dedicating storylines to supporting characters, especially when it's the funniest of them all, Original Cindy, but there's something off about this one. Diamond isn't exactly a likeable person to begin with and her Cindy-isms are forced and hard to take. The idea of various other industries like Manticore, at least from a mad scientist standpoint, could have been great television if explored a little more, but what we get is an hour of missed opportunities. And, ehm, I know that Max and Cindy are living it rough, but who in their right mind would be that calm about a rat walking across the kitchen table and over your food...WHO?!moreless
  • original cindy's EX comes back

    i thought this was a good episode. i liked the fact that we learned more about original cindy. i didnt really like dimond at all untill the very end when you found out the people gave her a deases. i was very glad the way she killed that guy what a horrible way to go. there wasent a lot of max and logan sceans but the last one was very good, tho i felt bad for logan after he showed max his poem and she split. i have also finally decided that something will happen between them in the last episode of this season.moreless
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Max Guevara "X5-452"

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Logan Cale/Eyes Only

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

Herbal Thought (Season 1)

Richard Gunn

Richard Gunn

Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore

Valarie Rae Miller

Valarie Rae Miller

Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin (Season 1-2)

John Savage

John Savage

Colonel Donald Michael Lydecker (Season 1)

Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Synthedyne CEO

Guest Star

Kim Hawthorne

Kim Hawthorne


Guest Star

Tangelia Rouse

Tangelia Rouse


Guest Star

Jade C. Bell

Jade C. Bell


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Original Cindy reveals her whole name is Cynthia McEachin.

    • In the end credits, a character is mistakenly credited as "Bodygaurd", a misspelling of the word bodyguard.

    • Original Cindy says that before Diamond, she was shy and quiet, yet in the episode "Rising" she says that when she was at school, other kids would pay her for good verbal offences because she was amazing at them--just like how she is now.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Max: (sneeking up behind Logan) I didn't know you wrote poetry.
      Logan: You startled me. (Max snatches his book) It's not poetry.
      Max: Sure looks like poetry to me.
      Logan: Can please I have my book back now?

    • Max (voiceover, reading Logan's poem about her): "Forever eyes. Dark. Somebody's angel." Whatever. But I never had anybody write a poem about me before. So whoever's out there looking to put me in a cage or straight kill me, even if they succeed, they've already failed... because of this. Thanks, Logan. You're going to help keep me strong through this bitch.

    • Max: Since when did Logan Cale, man of letters speaker of truth, let the Fred Flintstones of this world get under his skin?

    • Max: You just watch her swing with my hard-earned cash. You seriously think she's waiting over at the donut shop to split it with me?

    • Max: Heard there was a party at that address. I wanted to meet some boys.

    • Sketchy: Max, throw me some details - what's it like at your crib? Three hot babies, hanging around and rubbing moisturizer on each other?
      Max: Yeah, Sketchy then we put on our sexy lingerie and have pillow fights.

    • Max: I parallel-process and multitask like there's no tomorrow.

    • Original Cindy: Original Cindy's aiight with mens - just don't ever ask her to go to bed with one.

    • Original Cindy: Suga sometimes you so butch, it's hard for me to believe you don't play on the all-girl team.
      Max: I'm just not into the whole pampering thing. Give me a hot shower, clean undies. I'm good to go.

    • Sketchy: Hey, Jacinda, has anyone told you you have beautiful eyes?
      Original Cindy: Ugh!
      Sketchy: What?
      Original Cindy: Sista girl's the bomb, but now isn't the time or the place, fool. (As Sketchy leads the way, carrying an old water heater up a flight of steps with Herbal, Original Cindy and Max's help.)
      Sketchy: Have you got rivalry issues with the heterosexual males such as myself?
      Original Cindy: I'm gonna put the smackdown on your ass.

    • Logan: So why would a player like Croal be interested in Diamond?
      Max: Maybe they dated when she was going through her experimental period and it ended badly.

    • Max: Something did go sideways: Diamond.
      Logan: Original Cindy's new, old, former, on-again girlfriend?

    • Croal: Pain in the joints or limbs?
      Max: No, but I'm beginning to notice a very acute pain in my ass.

    • Max (about the fight): They were just trying to get me to change long distance carriers.

    • Max: Lydecker's posse's all "G.I. Joe, hut-hut-hut."

    • Max: Mickey's cracked-out cousin thinks he's setting up house in our crib!

    • Logan: So they were really making out?

    • Max: What is it with guys and lesbians anyway? I mean, what's so damn fascinating about being unwanted by the opposite sex?

    • Sketchy: I pretty much get the drift here. You don't feature dudes.
      Diamond: Let's just say Diamond's never met a man worthy of her kiss, but I know how you boys like a challenge.

    • Max: Somebody out there just doesn't want me to be happy.

    • Original Cindy: What? You never had a manicure before, boo?
      Max: No. Sounds too much like Manticore.

    • Max: Herbal, you got some guns on you!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Max: Since when did Logan Cale, man of letters, speaker of truth, let the Fred Flintstones of this world get under his skin?
      This is in reference to the cartoon series The Flintstones that took place in the Stone Age.