The Short:From the WB11 home page: Kate, hardened by years of police work, enrolls in sensitivity training with her fellow police officers. At first the training appears to
be innocuous, but Angel and others begin to notice her excessive emotions. It becomes especially obvious when she pours her heart out at her father's retirement party. Then, the entire police station goes awry. Angel and Doyle figure out that Kate is in danger because of a recent arrest, and make the connection that the sensitivity teacher is responsible. But after a brief encounter with the teacher, it's Angel who's the new nice guy on the block. At first, Cordelia and Doyle can't deal with the pleasantries, but Angel soon manages to pull himself together and seals the fates of the evil hit men!
The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) Kate chases down a man named Spivey on the streets and takes him in for questioning (see Goof #1). She wants to know if he knows where Little Tony Papazian is, but Spivey refuses to talk (see Reference #1). Tony is wanted for killing County Supervisor Caffrey. After losing her cool the other officers pull Kate out of questioning. They need to find Little Tony and don't know how they will do it. Switch to Angel in the sewers fighting off tentacles of a large monster above him. Doyle and Cordelia show up with an enchanted sword and Angel slays the monster. He then runs off to destroy it's nest and orders Cordelia and Doyle to dismember and burry the monster. Cordelia is upset by Angel's insensitivity in requesting a dismemberment, as Doyle learns the monster isn't quite dead yet. (Listen to the teaser here.)
Angel, Cordelia and Doyle fight a giant two headed squid-like creature that lives
in the sewers of Los Angeles. It had regenerative powers and can only be killed with
an enchanted sword.
We get the third appearance of the law firm of Wolfram & Hart, this time with the lawyer Lee Mercer. Lee worked for Little Tony, and hired Allen Lloyd to disrupt the Los Angeles police. Wolfram & Hart were previously seen in I Fall To Pieces as lawyers of Ronald Meltzer and before that as lawyers for Russell Winters in City Of.
Allen Lloyd says he worships a variety of demons, who give him his powers.
He has a walking stick that influences the mind of anyone who touches it,
making them more expressive of their feelings.
Cordelia: ''You do remember leaving us in the sewer with a
Calamari is squid prepared as food.
Cordelia: ''Mr. and Mrs. Spock need to mind meld
This is of course a reference to the unemotional character of Mr. Spock from
Star Trek television and film series
played by Leonard
Nimoy. A mind meld was a telepathic ability he had to merge his mind
with another intelligent being to learn what they thought.
Angel: ''Long Beach, San Pedro, Carlsbad.
Pull up the tidal flow charts for the last 10 months. Match them to
the dates of these murders.''
Long Beach is a large city south of Los Angeles. A major shipping port.
San Pedro is smaller shipping port, but just north of Long Beach.
Carlabad is somewhere between Long Beach and San Diego. Known for Anderson
Split Pea Soup Restaurant.
(Thanks to Marsia from the Watcher's Diary for helping with this.)
Angel: ''Herb Saunders, Baltimore.''
Baltimore, Maryland is a city, north-central Maryland, U.S. It lies at the
head of the Patapsco River estuary, 15 miles above Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore
is Maryland's largest city and economic hub and covers a land area of 81
square miles (209 square km). The city, separated from Baltimore county in
1851, is the only city in Maryland not located within a county.
Angel: ''That's not the boat to Catalina?''
Santa Catalina Island is an island 22 miles off the Pacific coast of
California. It has it's own web site at
(Thanks to Marsia from the Watcher's Diary for helping with this.)
Kate: ''You've got to cancel your suite in Yerevan? You think
you can still get your deposit back?''
Yerevan is the capital of Armenia. It is situated on the Hrazdan River, 14
miles from the Turkish frontier.
Lee: ''It means that we will open this case to the
court of public opinion. It means that we'll shine light into the darkest
corners of this precinct and give the people a clear view of the brutality
and callousness of this police force that will make Mark Fuhrman look like
Mark Fuhrman was a lawyer for O.J. Simpson in his double murder trial.
He submitted the idea that police planted evidence trying to frame O.J. Gentle Ben was the title
character (if you can call a bear a character) of the 1960s television show of the
same name, about a boy and his tame bear. It starred Clint Howard (you know, Ron Howard's brother).
Also referenced by Xander Pangs.
(Thanks to the BuffyGuide for this entry.)
Kate: ''God, listen to me, suddenly I'm Dr. Laura.''
Doctor Laura is Laura Schlessinger, from New York who is an author who
hosts a nationally syndicated radio program on which she tries to solve
listeners' emotional problems. She has her own web site at http://www.drlaura.com/. Also referenced
by Buffy in I
Only Have Eyes For You.
(Thanks to Starshine from the Watcher's Diary for this picture.)
Cordelia: ''Can we get you some coffee or Valium, or both?''
Valium is also known by the generic name diazepam. Diazepam is a member of the benzodiazepine family. Benzodiazepines are sedatives that cause dose-related depression of the central nervous system. They are useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and muscle spasms. Diazepam is used for the short-term relief of symptoms related to anxiety disorders. Diazepam is also used for the treatment of agitation, tremors, delirium, seizures, and hallucinations as a result of alcohol withdrawal. Diazepam is also used for relief of muscle spasms in certain neurological diseases. Diazepam is used to abort active seizures and can be combined with other drugs in treating severe recurrent seizures. Diazepam may be taken with or without food. Diazepam is metabolized by the liver and excreted mainly by the kidney. Dosages of diazepam may need to be lowered in patients with abnormal kidney function.
Angel: ''Previously on Angel.''' Lonely Hearts - Angel met
Detective Kate Lockley, she suspected him of a murder, he escapes,
then saves her life.
Receptionist: ''Wolfram & Hart?'' I Fall To Pieces - The law firm of Wolfram & Hart
was last mentioned when we discovered they were lawyers for Doctor Ronald
Meltzer. City Of - Wolfram & Hart were the lawyers for
the vampire Russell Winters.
Jimmy Shubert, who played Johnny Red, is a stand up comedian with his own web site at http://www.jimmyshubert.com/. I contacted him though e-mail and talk to him about his part in the episode. You can read what he had to say here.
Special thanks to The Complete Buffy Episode Guide for
inspiration and technical help, as well as Buffy episode links and all the
readers of the
Watcher's Diary for their feedback in making this page what it is.