The Mohra demon is an assassin with regenerative powers. It requires salt to
survive, and can only be killed by shattering the crystal on it's head. It
has green skin and features that resemble a samurai mask. It dresses in garb
similar to a samurai and carries swords and other weapons. It has glowing
We have the first appearance of the Oracles, a male
and female with other worldly powers. They supposedly speak for the Power
That Be, the same beings who give Doyle his visions and choose Angel to
fight on the side of good. They seem precognitive, telekinetic and can alter
the flow of time, but prefer to be cryptic, as they subtly direct others
with their advice. They demand a tribute when people ask them for advice,
usually a small item of value.
In this episode they show again that vampires have an enhanced sense of
smell when Angel tracks the demon by following the smell of it's blood. We
also learn that at least sometime a vampire can be turned human again. It's
uncertain if any vampire can be turned human by Mohra demon blood or if it
had something to do with Angel's curse and the fact he had a soul.
Titanic is a 1997 film about
the doomed maiden voyage of the ship of the same name, it lasts 3 hours and
14 minutes! Plot: In his search for a blue diamond once owned by Louis XVI
that was believed to have gone down with the Titanic, Brock Lovett discovers
an intriguing sketch of a beautiful woman wearing the diamond on her neck.
When the sketch appears on a news program, an old lady steps forward,
claiming to be the woman in the drawing. She then recounts a beautiful story
that took place on the ill-fated ship. The Titanic was mentioned by Buffy in Living Conditions.
Cordelia: ''Yeah, the Angel and Buffy show. First they talk out their differences, then they punch them out.''
The Itchy and Scratchy Show is a cartoon within a cartoon shown on The
Simpsons. It involves a cat and mouse who constantly fight each other, dying in spectacular ways.
Buffy: ''Are you getting anything? Because I sure smell
sewer... Tunnel number one it is.'' Let's Make A Deal was a
television game show hosted by Monty Hall, where
choosing from a number of items, such as a door, box or envelope, was a
common challenge. Usually one choice contained a fabulous prize, the rest
contained useless or joke prizes. Also referenced by Amilyn in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Buffy: ''The next thing I knew we're being attacked by this
mutant ninja demon thing, and then we're on the floor on top of each other,
and it's just really confusing being around you.''
Buffy is probably making a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
a comic book series that became a hit with children, spawning various toy
lines, films and television series.
Ninja translates from the Japanese characters blade at heart. Often
superficially perceived as referring to assassination, the more subtle
connotation is one of perservance. No matter the odds, even with blade at
his heart, the ninja will overcome. Today a ninja is one who practices
ninjutsu, ninja skills, or more sublimely, ninpo the laws of universal
truth and enlightenment.
Cordelia: ''Jealous or not, our lives are about to
A kaleidoscope is a tube-shaped optical instrument that is rotated to
produce a succession of symmetrical designs by means of mirrors reflecting
the constantly changing patterns made by bits of colored glass at one end of
the tube. It is also a term used to refer to a series of changing phases or
Doyle: ''In the tunnel where you fought it. Then it was in some sort
of factory. I thought I tasted salt. Could have been the margarita.''
A margarita is a cocktail made with tequila, an orange-flavored liqueur, and
lemon or lime juice, often served with salt encrusted on the rim of the
Angel: ''Famille Rose vase. Ch'ing dynasty. Circa 1811.''
The Ch'ing dynasty, also called Manchu dynasty (1644-1911/12), the last of the Imperial dynasties of China. Under the Ch'ing the territory of the empire grew to treble its size under the Ming dynasty, the population grew from 150,000,000 to 450,000,000, many of the non-Chinese minorities within the empire were sinicized, and an integrated national economy was established.
Cordelia: ''He saw Buffy. He was in Sunnydale for three days,
tracking her and that thingymagiggy you saw in your vision.''
Doyle had the vision in Bachelor Party then
Angel saw Buffy in Pangs.
Buffy: ''Oh, boy. I was really jonesing for another
heartbreaking sewer talk.'' The Prom -
Buffy and Angel broke up last in the sewers beneath Sunnydale before her
Cordelia: ''Let me explain the lore here, okay? They suffer,
they fight. That's business as usual. They get groiny with each other,
the world as we know it falls apart.'' Surprise - Buffy and Angel got ''groiny'',
causing Angel's curse to be lifted, turning him evil.
Angel: ''Not to mention the fact that you just started
college.'' The Freshman - Buffy started her first year at U.C. Sunnydale.
who played the male Oracle, played the part of Refrax in the 1996 super-hero
film Generation X.
Randall appeared in the Roseanne episode Good Girls, Bad Girls as Sean,
alongside Glenn Quinn.
According to an interview with him he auditioned for the part
of Spike and was friends with James Marsters, who got the roll.
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