The Short:From the WB11 home page: Cordelia throws a happenin' soiree. While Wesley attempts to mingle, Angel spends most of the time brooding in the kitchen. The next morning, Angel officially hires Wesley, and Cordelia receives a vision of a murder in an ice factory. Angel locates the corpse and encounters a demon named Tay, who tells him his mission is to stop the bringer of chaos. Angel tells his findings to Wesley and Cordelia, and they get right into the research. That night, Angel pays a visit to the corpse's office and encounters a female demon. She sends him a powerful jolt then leaves. Angel recovering quickly, jumps into his car and follows her to a museum. There, he discovers the demon is attempting to help other females escape their homeland via a portal in the museum.
Back at Angel Investigations, Wesley discovers Tay is a Vigorie, a herbivore species from Oden Tal that enslaves its female members of the race. Back at the museum, the rescue is a bust after Tay and his cronies burst in. Angel and the demon (who soon introduces herself as Jheira) manage to get rid of them, but not before they take the runaway captive. They unmake her by removing her 'ko.' Jhiera later explains to Angel that the ko is located in the spine and controls a female's physical and sexual power. Meanwhile, Cordelia and Wesley pay a visit to the California Flower Mart to spy on the Vigories. They discover the demons know of Jheira's whereabouts and report back to Angel. We soon learn the other female runaways are at a spa called Palm Ridge. Angel figures out the location, and together they high-tail it to the mansion to warn Jheira. After assisting the escape of the women, Wesley and Cordelia are trapped by the Vigories. Jheira abandons them, but they manage to fight on their own. Jheira pays one
final visit and Angel warns her not to hurt any more civilians.
The Long: After a ''previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open on Cordelia's apartment during a lively party. She greets her guests and checks on Angel, who isn't mingling well (see Continuity #2). Cordelia is excited Steve Paymer came to the party (see Reference #1). Wesley is dancing up a storm and wants to chat up the ladies, but when one actually talks to him he makes a fool of himself. Angel socializes with a girl named Laura, but refuses to dance for fear he would make an ass of himself. He ends up in the kitchen having a beer with Dennis the ghost (see Cool Quote #1). Elsewhere a man in a warehouse is looking at a large box marked hazardous waste. He seems anxious about the box, but once he hears strange sounds coming from it he is drawn into opening it. (Listen to the teaser here.)
The Vigorie are a race of demons from another dimension called Oden Tal.
Males have four ridges on their foreheads and are said to be fierce warriors. The males are herbivores who consume a stew of rotting plants and flowers, and they consume half their body weight a day.
The females appear mostly human except for the two raised ridges running down either cheek, violet eyes and the row of raised ridges on their back. These ridges are called the ko. This area contains the personality and passions of the demon. When the females come of age, ko controls their physical and sexual power and it signals when they are aroused and have met desirable mates (it glows). When a female Vigorie matures she goes through a period where her ko supercharges them with energy, which manifests as heat and intense strength. At first they can't control this power and need to be cooled constantly. With practice and time they can use this power at will. When the ko is removed they are more easily controlled. Females live enslaved to the males in their home world, who cut off the females' ko. Males may also have a ko, but no powers seem to stem from them.
Cordelia: ''I'm so glad you came. You know how parties are.
You're always worried that no one is going to suck the energy out of the
room like a giant black hole of boring despair. But there you where, in
A black hole is a cosmic body of extremely intense gravity from which
nothing, not even light, can escape. A black hole can be formed by the
death of a massive star. When such a star has exhausted its internal
thermonuclear fuels at the end of its life, it becomes unstable and
gravitationally collapses inward upon itself.
Cordelia: ''Did she Carrie you? Carrie, the movie, you
know?'' Carrie is a 1974 horror novel
by Stephen King about a girl with telekinetic powers. It ended with the
spectacular destruction and burning of her school dance. It was made into a
film in 1976 starring Sissy
Spacek as Carrie White. Plot: Carrie is the story of Carrie White. She
is a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious
mother Margaret. After an embarrassing incident in the showers causes her
fellow pupils to tease Carrie ruthlessly, her teacher Miss Collins
disciplines them severely. Determined to have revenge, the other students
hatch a plot against Carrie, which turns horribly wrong when Carrie's
strange mental powers are unleashed during the school prom. This was one
of the movies used to train the hell hounds and was referenced by Buffy in
When Angel is following Jheira in the car he drives past the Los
Angeles Theatre showing the 1983 romance film Heartbreaker. The Los Angeles Theatre
was constructed in 1931 and is located at 615 South Broadway.
Angel: ''And this brings us to Manet's incomparable La Music Aux Tuileries. First exhibited in 1863. On the left one spies the painter himself. In the middle distance is the French poet and critic Baudelaire, a friend of the artist. Now, Baudelaire, interesting fellow. In his poem Le vampire he wrote: 'Thou who abruptly as a knife didst come into my heart.' He, ah, strongly believed that evil forces surrounded mankind and some even speculated that the poem was about a real vampire. Oh and, ah, Baudelaire was actually a little taller and a lot drunker than he is depicted here.''
Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was a French painter The son of a magistate, Manet went to sea rather than study law. On his return to Paris in 1850 he studied art with the French academic painter Thomas Couture. Manet was influenced by Velázquez and Goya and later by Japanese painters and printmakers and the objectivity of photography.
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) was a french poet, translator, and literary and art critic whose reputation rests primarily on Les Fleurs du mal, which was perhaps the most important and influential poetry collection published in Europe in the 19th century.
Wesley: ''Look! Nancy's Petticoat. Oh. They're quite rare.
They were named for Nancy Mitford, the author, because of her love
Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was an English writer noted for her witty novels
of upper-class life.
Jheira: ''Where are the girls?'' Mars: ''...and namaste to you too.''
Namaste is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning ''I honor the place within
you where the entire Universe resides, I honor the place within you of Love
and Light, of Truth and Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am
in that place in me, there is only One of us.''
(Thanks to Rob from the Watcher's Diary for helping me
Mars: ''They're chilling. The little sisters are
REM stands for Random Eye Movement, the state of sleep where dreams occur.
Mars: ''My shaman has a place in the dessert. He never could
turn away scantily clad women in distress, from any dimension.
You know, I wish you would let me work on your mirth chakra.''
Chakra, from the Sanskrit cakra for wheel, are any of a number of
psychic-energy centres of the body, prominent in the occult physiological
practices of certain forms of Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism. The chakras are
conceived of as focal points where psychic forces and bodily functions merge
with and interact with each other. Among the supposed 88,000 chakras in the
human body, six major ones located roughly along the spinal cord and another
one located just above the crown of the skull are of principal importance.
Angel: ''Previously on Angel.'' Rm w/a Vu - Cordelia got a new apartment with it's
own ghost. Parting Gifts - We learn Wesley is a rogue
Cordelia: ''Hi! Are you having fun?'' Angel: ''Sure. This is, ah...'' Cordelia: ''Your idea of hell?'' Angel: ''Actually in hell you tend to know a lot of the
Part 2 - In order to save the world from being sucked into hell, Buffy
had to send Angel there instead. Faith, Hope and
Trick - Angel mysteriously returns to Earth several months later, but
for him hundreds of years passed in hell.
Wesley: ''What did you see?'' Cordelia: ''I don't just see, I feel, okay? Thank you
Doyle.'' Hero - Cordelia was given the visions from
Doyle. Parting Gifts - Cordelia learned she gained
visions from Doyle.