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''Her desire for immortality will awaken the demon within him.''


Angel Eternity - 1ADH17

Written by Tracy Stern - Directed by Regis B. Kimble - First Aired on April 4, 2000

Synopsis - Creature Feature - Cool Quotes - References - Continuity - Goofs - Trivia - The Morgue - Cast - Famous Faces - Points Of View

Synopsis

Angel & Rebecca The Short: From the
WB11 home page: Wesley and Angel endure a painful experience: attending Cordelia's first stage appearance. As they stretch the truth to spare potential hurt feelings, Cordelia spots Oliver Simon, a top talent agent, and one of his clients, Rebecca Lowell, a former soap opera star, leaving a paparazzi-filled event. While Cordelia lists the many accomplishments of Rebecca Lowell, Angel notices Rebecca is in apparent danger and rescues her from an ongoing car. The next day, Rebecca pays a visit to Angel Investigations and tells Angel she is being stalked by a celebrity fan. She asks Angel for his help, but he turns down the case. Wesley deduces Angel has feelings for Rebecca and has rejected the case to prevent himself from obtaining the true happiness that would unleash his evil vampire within. Cordelia is beside herself with disappointment, after all, this Rebecca woman could be a serious networking opportunity! Later that evening, Rebecca has a gathering. As she ascends the stairs she hears noises. Angel bursts in and chases out the stalker. When Rebecca glances into the mirror, she notices Angel does not have a reflection. She asks him about this, and he tells her the truth. The next day, Rebecca asks Angel to attend a premiere with her. After they make their grand entrance, they enter a secret alleyway and encounter Rebecca's stalker. Angel manages to drag him down. When Rebecca realizes the stalker is a stuntman and former client of Oliver's, she confronts him. When Oliver mentions no one stays young forever, Rebecca glances at Angel and gets an idea. The next day, she and Cordelia go shopping and Rebecca pumps her for information. That night, she comes over in a sexy number and gives Angel a bottle of champagne to thank him for his valiant efforts. She slips a drug into his drink and moments later, tells him she wants to become a vampire. The drugs begin to affect Angel's judgement, and moments later, the persona of Angelus emerges. After an exchange of evil pleasantries, Cordelia and Wesley manage to knock him out and keep him contained until the drugs wear off. The next day Angel apologizes to Cordelia and Wesley for his behavior.

The Long: Unfinished.

Creature Feature

Mirror Although some people wonder about the mechanics of Angel's curse, I would guess that it was never lifted, and the effects of the drug merely made Angel less inhibited, letting his demon side which is always just below the surface, rise to dominance. One interesting note is that Angel displays superhuman leaping ability. We get a well done example of vampires not having reflections in this episode.

Cool Quotes

  1. Angel: ''Cordelia, you're here, and you brought a cross.''
    Cordelia: ''Along with three double half-caf, non-fat, skinny lattes.''
    Angel: ''...and a cross.''
    Cordelia: ''Well, judging by the outfit, I guess it's safe to come in. Evil Angel never would have worn those pants. Where is Rebecca?''
    I just love the Cordelia style.

  2. Cordelia: ''You don't think I wasn't ready for this, do you? That I hadn't prepared for it? Why do you think I have a stake stashed in my desk, a cross in my bag? I think about this happening, every single day!''
    Angel: ''That's just drinking water.''
    Cordelia: ''Fresh from a mountain spring, delivered right to our door, then blessed every second Tuesday by Father Mackie, the local parish priest, while you're down in the Bat-cave, sleeping through the better part of the day. You don't believe me? Have some!''
    I think Cordelia's acting strength is at improvisation.


References

  1. Wesley: ''You might try shouting fire, it's not technically a crowded theatre.''
    The phrase ''You can't shout fire in a crowded theatre.'' is a common expression to denote the limits of free speech under U.S. constitutional law.

    Cordelia
  2. Cordelia: ''One day, I might, yes, many years from now, when I've lost my looks a little. Do not laugh.''
    The play Cordelia is in is A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, written in 1879. Cordelia is playing the part of Nora Helmer. It has been made into a film many times, most recently in 1991. Plot: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem. (Thanks to Mabel and Crystal from the Watcher's Diary for helping find this.)

    Emma Thompson
  3. Rebecca: ''Oh god. Who called E.T.?''
    Wesley: ''Emma Thompson?''
    Cordelia: ''Entertainment Tonight, doofus.''
    Emma Thompson is an actress born in London in 1959.
    Entertainment Tonight is television show which reports entertainment news. They have an official web site at http://etonline.com/.

  4. Cordelia: ''We have to use this now before she's just another E! True Hollywood Story!''
    E! True Hollywood Story is a series of made for television movies that have biographies of famous actors.

    Emmy
  5. Rebecca: ''Huh. Well, stop by. I'll give you a private screening of the episode I didn't win the Emmy for.''
    An Emmy is a television award for excellence given by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. They have a web site at http://www.emmys.org/.

    National Enquirer
  6. Angel: ''Have you tried the police?''
    Rebecca: ''Oliver has been after me to but then I'd just be hand-feeding the story to the Enquirer. No thanks.''
    The National Enquirer is tabloid magazine which is famous for it's less then completely accurate and rather sensational stories. They have a web site at http://www.nationalenquirer.com/.

    Chevy
  7. Angel: ''The car that ran you down was a green, freshly painted '76 Chevy Nova. I caught the plates, ran the vehicle ID. It was stolen.''
    Chevrolet is of course the huge car manufacturer, part of General Motors. Their web site is at http://www.chevrolet.com/. The Nova is a model of car manufactured by them from 1962-1979 which is highly respected as a muscle car by collectors. (Thanks to Matt Cyran for the picture.)

  8. Cordelia: ''Right. He could be helping us both! Think of the karma!''
    Karma, in Buddhism and Hinduism, is the sum of ones actions in one of his successive existences, thought to decide the fate of the next.

  9. Rebecca: ''Which is impossible. Bela Lugosi, Gary Oldman, they're vampires.''
    Angel: ''Frank Langella was the only performance I believed but...''
    Bela Lugosi Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) played the part of the vampire Count Dracula in the 1931 film Dracula, which is probably the most famous rendition of Dracula in history. He became known for the roll and played Dracula numerous times including the 1948 comedy Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein.


    Gary Oldman Gary Oldman played the part of the vampire Count Dracula in the 1992 film Dracula. An interesting bit of trivia is that regular watchers of Buffy heard him in the episode Lover's Walk, he was the guy singing My Way on Spike's radio as he left town!


    Frank Langella Frank Langella played the part of the vampire Count Dracula in the 1979 film Dracula. One of his recent works is the 1998 film Small Soldiers, where he supplied a voice to Archer along side Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Ernest Borgnine
  10. Rebecca: ''According to those, I've slept with Ernest Borgnine, and I'm bulimic.''
    Angel: ''I hear Borgnine is a very skilled lover.''
    Ernest Borgnine is of course the classic film actor born in 1917. One of his recent works is the 1998 film Small Soldiers, where he supplied a voice to Kip Killagin along side Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Espresso
  11. Cordelia: ''Along with three double half-caf, non-fat, skinny lattes.''
    A latte is an espresso coffee topped with steamed frothed milk. Espresso is a brewing process by which the classic, dark-roasted cup of black coffee, full-bodied but aromatic, is made, and it is possibly the most difficult and potentially the most expensive way to make coffee. The word ''espresso'' derives from the Italian verb meaning ''to put under pressure,'' and that is exactly how the coffee is made. Boiling water and steam are forced through very finely ground coffee, preferably one without too much acidity, to produce a unique style of coffee with bite and great persistence on the palate. Also referenced by Rupert in Wild At Heart.

    Oscar
  12. Cordelia: ''...and the Oscar goes to...''
    The Oscars (a.k.a. the Academy Awards) are the annual presentation of awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. An Oscar is considered the highest honor one can receive in show business (and drive's one's asking price up as well). They have an official web site at http://www.oscar.com/. Also referenced by Xander in Beer Bad. (Thanks to the BuffyGuide for this entry.)

    Dom
  13. Rebecca: ''I went shopping with Cordelia to pick out a thank you gift for you, but what do you get the guy who has already seen everything? So I figured what's better than Dom?''
    Champagne is a sparkling white wine, traditionally made from a mixture of grapes grown in the old French province of Champagne; the best is from the Marne valley. It was reputedly developed in the 17th cent. by a monk, Dom Perignon. The fermented and blended wine is bottled, then sweetened and allowed to ferment further. The carbonic acid left in the bottle after the final fermentation gives champagne its sparkle.

  14. Cordelia: ''You know they close of stores for her? Oh, and lunch at Mirabelle's. I had the most to-die-for veal filet with a light truffle marinade, and...''
    Mirabelle Restaurant & Patio Bar is a restaurant at 8768 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Their phone number is 310-659-6022. An interesting bit of trivia is that before her acting career took off Charisma Carpenter worked at Mirabelle's as a waitress. (Thanks to the Marsia from the Watcher's Diary for helping with this entry.)

  15. Wesley: ''What did you give him?''
    Rebecca: ''Does it matter?''
    Cordelia: ''Well, if he's all homicidal, I'm thinking YEAH!''
    Rebecca: ''Doximall.''
    Doximall is...

    Witch
  16. Angel: ''What are you going to do? Melt me?''
    This is probably a reference to the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, where the Wicked Witch of the West was melted by being splashed with water. This film was referenced in What's My Line Part 2 by Xander, in The Pack by Buffy, and by Amilyn in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. This film was also the inspiration for scenes in Fear, Itself and Nightmares. (Thanks to Poppedijn for finding this picture.)

    Batcave
  17. Cordelia: ''Fresh from a mountain spring, delivered right to our door, then blessed every second Tuesday by Father Mackie, the local parish priest, while you're down in the bat-cave, sleeping through the better part of the day. You don't believe me? Have some!''
    The bat-cave is the headquarters of Batman, a costumed crime fighter from DC Comics that inspired several television shows, cartoons and films. Also referenced by Doyle in City Of.



Continuity

    Angel returns! Angel goes to hell!
  1. Angel: ''...and I thought I knew eternity.''
    AND
    Angel: ''...but I almost had it sucked into hell once, too.''
    AND
    Angel: ''I mean, I've been to hell but that was so much worse!''
    Becoming 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.

    Oliver
  2. Cordelia: ''That's Oliver Simon!''
    Wesley: ''Who?''
    Cordelia: ''Only one of the most important talent managers in this town! I was at a party with him. You were there!''
    Angel: ''Right. He gave me his card.''
    City Of - Angel met Oliver when he dropped Tina off to the party and bumped into Cordelia there.

  3. Cordelia: ''I have a card in here somewhere.''
    AND
    Cordelia: ''No! He can fight off donkey demons, who rip peoples guts out, but he can't help one defenseless actress from a psycho? What is your thing?''
    Lonely Hearts - Cordelia had business cards made up for Angel Investigations. The donkey demon Cordelia refers to is probably the burrower demon Talamour.

  4. Cordelia: ''Oh no! Not now! God! What's this I see in my vision? Oh. It's a figure, a woman. It's Rebecca. She's in danger. Terrible danger.''
    Parting Gifts - Cordelia learned she had been given the gift of visions from Doyle.

    Grave Stone
  5. Rebecca: ''How long? A hundred years?''
    Angel: ''Two hundred, and some change.''
    The Prodigal - It was revealed Angel was born in 1727, making him about 273 years old, not counting the years he spent in hell.

  6. Wesley: ''You're worried about the curse. I wouldn't be.''
    Cordelia: ''Hey, you weren't around the last time Angel went mental. I, on the other hand, was on the first wave of the clean-up crew. He knows perfect happiness, he goes evil. So don't tell me not to worry.''
    Innocence - Cordelia is probably referring to the time she had to clean up after destroying the Judge, who Angel joined up with right after losing his soul.

  7. Wesley: ''Angel's moment of true happiness occurred because he was with Buffy.''
    Surprise - Angel got happy when he had sex with Buffy Summers after they lost fighting the Judge and hid at his place.

  8. Rebecca: ''Cordelia says you've saved the world.''
    Angel: ''Couple times I helped.''
    Angel helped save the world in The Harvest, Prophecy Girl and The Zeppo.


Goofs

    Car 2 Car
  1. When Angel first glances at the car it has a huge cloud of exhaust coming out of the tail pipe, the camera is away for less them a second, then returns to show no exhaust behind the car.

    Reflection
  2. When Angel opens the door into the alley, you can see his reflection in the surface of the door, even though he is a vampire and should cast no reflection.
Note: Although some people wonder how Angel was able to enter Rebecca's home, she did invite him over to watch the episode of her show, this probably allowed him to enter.

Trivia

Tabloid Oliver
  • Angel is invited to Rebecca Lowell's house.

  • Oliver Simon is the 7th reoccurring non-star character on Angel. He was last seen in City Of.

  • The tabloid in Rebecca's house is The Global Snooper.

  • New names for Angel: The Dark Revenger (by Cordelia), Mister Distance (by Cordelia) and A True Non-Person (by Cordelia).


  • The Morgue

    1. None!


    Cast

    Starring:
    Angel David Boreanaz as Angel
    Cordelia Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
    Wesley Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce

    Guest Starring:
    Rebecca Tamara Gorski as Rebecca Lowell
    Oliver Michael Mantell as Oliver Simon

    Co-Starring:
    Masseuse Robin Meyers as the Masseuse


    Famous Faces

    Tamara Tamara Tamara Gorski, who played Rebecca, played the part Megan on Poltergeist: The Legacy and of Morigan in season 5 of Hercules, The Legendary Journies. Her other roles include parts on Forever Knight, Dracula: The Series, Highlander and Friday The 13th: The Series. One of her earliest starring roles was playing Jenny Nielson in the 1992 film Return To The Lost World, seen to the right. One of her latest starring rolls was playing Casey Roper in the 1999 film Striking Poses, seen far right. She has an official fan web site at http://www.homestead.com/tamaragorski/homepage.html.

    Points Of View

    Mathew:

    A little slow and predictable. Not too much excitement. It was good to see Cordelia stand up to Angel. One thing I dislike is the habit started by fans and now being used on the show of calling evil Angel Angelus. It's the same guy! Oh well.

    6 out of 10




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