At Angel Investigations, a battered Cordelia does her morning filing. Wesley walks in and they are both shocked at how bad each other look after their fights with Faith. Wesley apologizes for letting it happen, but Cordelia says it's not his fault. Cordelia tells Wesley Faith is still there. Angel walks out and is surprised to see Welsey. Angel takes donuts to feed Faith, but Wesley is upset Faith isn't restrained, calling her a rabid animal.
Welsey speaks his mind and leaves, upset with Angel (see Cool Quote #1). Cordelia has Angel sign some checks, and then he realizes they were for paid vacation for Cordelia. She tells him she has no intention of staying while Angel has a psycho in the basement (see Reference #1). Cordelia leaves (see Goof #1). At the scene of the fight, Kate Lockley shows up and investigates, despite the fact that it
isn't her case. Detective Kendrick thinks it was Faith, but wants to know why Lockley is looking in to it. He claims Kate has been investigating all the supernatural cases (see Reference #2). At Angel Investigations Angel
finds Faith alone with a knife, and gets her to give it up to him (see Continuity #2). At
Wolfram & Hart Lindsey, Lilah and Lee discover Faith is staying as Angel's house guest (see Continuity #3). They decide to kill them both. At Angel's place Faith is having flashbacks to when she killed Allan Finch. She gets up and starts to pack, but Angel talks her out of it (see Reference #3). At a bar called Third And Long that night, Wesley is playing darts by himself, when the Council retrieval team approaches him.
In the bar Wesley talks with the Council team. They offer to make him Watcher again if he helps them catch Faith. At Angel's place Faith and Angel talk about redemption and microwave popcorn (see Cool Quote #2). Faith wonders if she can say she is sorry, Angel wonders if she is. Faith mentions sleeping with Buffy's
new boyfriend, and Angel is shaken (see Continuity #4). At Wolfram & Hart Lindsey, Lee and
Lilah arrange for a demon assassin to kill Faith and Angel. At the bar
the Council team give Wesley a drug syringe to use on Faith. Wesley requires
that they don't harm Angel and they agree. At Angel's place Faith watches
television and eats popcorn as Angel showers (see Reference
#4). We see the demon climbing the ceiling above Faith. As Faith
flips the channels she comes across a news broadcast where they show her
picture and Kate says she's violent and unpredictable. Angel insists
she is safe there, then the demon attacks them (see Goof #2). Faith grabs a knife
and stabs the demon dead, then she breaks down in Angel's arms (see Goof #3). Buffy Summers walks in and is shocked at what she sees.
At Angel's place Buffy is fuming at the sight of Angel and Faith together.
She says she came because she heard Faith tried to kill Angel. Faith tries
to apologize, but Buffy won't accept it. Angel tells Faith to go upstairs,
Buffy hits Angel and Angel hits her back. Buffy is shocked Angel would hit
her, he apologies. Upstairs Wesley walks in and sees Faith, they talk. At
Wolfram & Hart Lilah informs the others that the assassin didn't kill Faith
(see Reference #5).
Lee rants about how crazy this is (see Cool Quote
#3). Lindsey decides they need to use the law to get Faith. Faith and
Wesley walk in and Wesley tells them the Council is coming. They prepare to
escape in the sewers, but Faith runs for the roof. At the police office
Lindsey tells Kate Faith is with Angel (see Continuity #5). He then mentions how vampires killed
Kate's father (see Continuity #6).
On the roof of Angel Investigations Buffy confronts Faith (see Continuity
#7). As they argue the Council team shows up with machine guns and attacks.
As Faith and Buffy run for the next roof a helicopter shows up.
Faith and Buffy dodge gunfire on the roof as Weatherby faces Angel
and Wesley. Angel breaks for the roof as Wesley is able to drug Weatherby
(see Reference #6).
Buffy knocks out Collins, and Angel jumps for the helicopter, where he takes
out Smith and forces the pilot to land. As Angel lands Kate confronts
him about where Faith is and when he refuses arrests him. Buffy and Wesley
show up at the police station as Kate threatens to put him in a cell with a
view of the sunrise. Buffy tries to protect him as they notice Faith
sitting there. She tells Kate she wishes to confess. Later on in the
police station Buffy and Angel have a falling out. Angel tells her she
was looking for vengeance. She admits she has someone else, but Angel
says he can't move on, so he wants her to go home. Buffy leaves and
Wesley walks up and tells him Angel did the right thing. Faith is shown
sitting in a cell alone, tired and at peace.
Collins, Weatherby and Smith work for the Watcher's Council, and were sent
to get Faith. They are humans, but very knowledgable of the supernatural.
Continuing in the roll of villains this episode are Lindsey McDonald, Lee
Mercer and Lilah Morgan of Wolfram & Hart. This time they hire a demon to
kill Faith and Angel, then when it fails they inform Kate that Angel is
An unnamed demon is employed by Wolfram & Hart to take out Faith and Angel. It is dark colored, has four eyes, a monstrous mouth, and can climb walls. The shooting script referred to it as a bug demon, and implied it was female.
Cordelia: '' Like I'm gonna stick around here while psycho-case is roaming loose downstairs with three tons of medieval weaponry? Not!'' Psycho is a 1960 film starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, a mild mannered motel owner who kills unsuspecting women. Plot: Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. Also referenced by Cordelia in Somnambulist.
Detective Kendrick: ''Come on Kate, everybody knows you've gone all Scully. Anytime one of these weird cases crosses someone's desk you're always there. What's going on with you?'' Kate: ''Scully is the skeptic.'' Detective Kendrick: ''Huh?'' Kate: ''Mulder is the believer, Scully is the skeptic.''
They are of course talking about the 1993 television series The X-Files starring David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. Plot: Fox Mulder is a believer in the paranormal. He has been assigned to the X-Files unit which investigates F.B.I. cases for which standard investigatory techniques don't seem to work. Dana Scully, a medical doctor and F.B.I. agent is a skeptic. Together they travel to F.B.I. cases where something unexplainable has happened. Also referenced by Buffy in The Pack.
Angel: ''Where are you gonna go? Back out in that darkness? I once told you that you didn't have to go out in that darkness. Remember? That it was your choice. Well, you chose. You thought that you could just touch it. That you'd be okay. Five by five, right, Faith? but it swallowed you whole. So tell me, how did you like it?''
Five by five is a old term used by radio operators used to gauge signal strength and clarity, both on a scale from one to five. Therefore five by five would be the strongest and clearest signal. The term five by five was a common phrase used by Faith in the last two seasons.
The first show on the television Faith watches is unknown.
The second show on the television Faith watches is unknown.
Angel: ''Previously on Angel and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.'' Bad Girls - Wesley meets Faith. Faith kills Allan Finch, says she doesn't care. Choices - Faith gets a new knife. Consequences - Angel has a long talk with Faith about evil and change. This Year's Girl - Buffy tells Faith it doesn't have to be like this. Faith shown in a coma. Rupert explains the Council retrieval team. Faith escapes them. Five By Five - Wolfram & Hart hire Faith to kill Angel. Faith nearly shoots Angel. Faith tortures Wesley. Faith and Angel fight, she breaks down in his arms.
Faith: ''I've been asleep for eight months. You rest.'' Graduation Day Part 2 - Faith fell into a coma after a being stabbed by Buffy. This Year's Girl - Faith woke up from her coma and escaped the hospital.
Lilah: ''I told you he wouldn't be easy. He can't be bought, and apparently he can't be killed, even by a Vampire Slayer. Rumor has it he used to actually date one.'' Reptile Boy - Angel first asked Buffy out. The Prom - Angel broke up with Buffy for the last time.
Faith: ''All my life there was only one person that tried to be my friend, went out of her way when I had no right or reason to expect her to, and I screwed her. Not to mention her boyfriend, only, him literally.'' Angel: ''Faith, you and I never actually...'' Faith: ''No, not you. The new one. Oh, my god. Angel, I'm so sorry I...'' Enemies - Faith and Angel almost had sex when he pretended to go along with her plans to learn more about them. Who Are You - Faith and Riley had sex while Faith was inside Buffy's body.
Lindsey: ''I believe that I have some information that will be of interest to you. Because, while it is true that we differ on a great many issues, we do have one thing in common.'' Kate: ''Ah, our bodies are both 80% water?'' Lindsey: ''An enemy.'' Sense and Sensitivity - The picture of Angel was from when he helped save Kate from Little Tony.
Lindsey: ''...and we can't be completely clear because the law isn't clear on these matters, is it? I mean take for example, those creatures that murdered your father. They could never have been brought to any kind of traditional justice, even if they had survived, and personally, I feel that you were totally justified in taking whatever, extra legal, measures you found necessary.'' The Prodigal - Kate's father was killed by a drug running vampire, Angel was there but was unable to save him. Kate later staked the vampire herself.
Faith: ''What do you wanna do? You're gonna throw me off the roof, again?'' Graduation Day Part 1 - Actually Faith jumped from a roof to escape Buffy.
Alastair Duncan, who played Collins, played Alastar the chameleon demon in the Charmed episode Brain Drain 4.07.
Jeff Ricketts, who played Weatherby, played the part of Famine on the Charmed episode Apocalypse Not 2.21. He also played the alien captain in the Enterprise episode Fight or Flight 1.03 and appeared again as Keval in The Andorian Incident 1.07. He would go on to play Malcolm in the 2001 film Chance.
Adam Vernier, who played Detective Kendrick, also played the courier driver in the X-Files episode The Amazing Maleeni 7.08, which is ironic considering he makes an X-Files reference in this episode. He has his own web site at http://www.adamvernier.com/. He appeared in the Limp Bizkit music video Rearranged.
I contacted him though e-mail and interviewed him about his part in the episode. You can read what he had to say here.
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