The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open on the Angel Investigations crew in the lobby of the Hyperion killing time. Fred surprises them, obviously looking for Angel, who is upstairs. Angel rushes down with the newspaper excited about a Charlton Heston double feature playing and wants to take the crew, but only Fred joins him. Elsewhere a young man is enjoying sex with a pair of women, and drinking up a storm. Suddenly he starts to convulse, says a magic chant, lights leave his body and then he crumples to the ground, his inside melting as the women scream. (Listen to the teaser here.)
Marcus uses an Algurian body-switching spell. He uses a special conjuring orb and the spell is activated with the words ''Alli permutat anima kimota. Alli permutat anima kimota.'' Reciting the words again reverses the spell. The spell burns out the body of the victim, eventually killing him, but Marcus switches back before that happens. We've seen body swapping in The Witch and This Year's Girl, but they were somewhat different. Neither of them was deadly to the victim, and were more permanent.
Angel: ''Charlton Heston. Double feature! At the Nuart. Soylent Green and The Omega Man.'' Charlton Heston, born John Charles Carter in Illinois, 1924, has been acting in films ever since 1941. He was quoted by Xander in When She Was Bad and Oz in The Freshman.
The Nuart Theatre is located in the heart of Los Angeles Westside on Santa Monica Boulevard just west of the 405 Freeway. The Nuart Theatre features an eclectic mix of programming, as detailed in the quarterly Nuart Filmcalendar. It is one of the country's most renown and prestigious epicenters for independent film, foreign language cinema, documentaries, animation festivals and restored classics. Having hosted many world premiere engagements as well as a number of highly anticipated film series over the past 25 years. The theatre is also Los Angeles home for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which plays every Saturday at midnight. Soylent Green is a 1973 science fiction film staring Charlton Heston as Police Detective Thornn. Plot: In the year 2022, the starving masses depend upon the government manufactured food item Soylent Green to exist, but in the midst of a murder investigation, a cop named Thorn uncovers the chilling source of the product. The Omega Man is a 1971 science fiction film staring Charlton Heston as Robert Neville. Plot: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves The Family. The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world, and a "user of the wheel", must die. Neville, using electricity, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay.
Angel: ''Hey, did anybody else see this? Police found the body of a twenty-six year old Woodrow Raglan in a two-bedroom suite at the Elondria Hotel. Unnamed witness said it was as if his insides had just collapsed.''
The Elondria Hotel is...
Phil: ''You know, I don't see anything that connects the three of them, except they were all in the evening Pilates class together.'' Angel: ''Pilates, is that like Tae-bo?''
Pilates is a unique method of physical and mental conditioning for strengthening and lengthening muscles, improving balance, and correcting muscular imbalances. In addition to increasing flexibility and coordination, Pilates is gentle on the body and emphasizes proper body mechanics and efficiency.
Marcus in Angel's body: ''Hey, Angel. How's my head? Hope you put some ice on it. Sweet deal you've got going on here, pal. Love the hotel, and Cordelia, whoh! That's how I spell w-o-m-a-n!''
This is probably a reference to the song...
Cordelia: ''If Julia Roberts ever makes a realistic movie about being an escort, I think it should be called pretty skanky woman.'' Julia Roberts is... Pretty Woman is a 1990 romantic comedy film. Plot: Edward is a rich, ruthless businessman who specializes in taking over companies and then selling them off piece by piece. He travels to Los Angeles for a business trip and decides to hire a prostitute. They take a liking to each other and he offers her money if she'll stay with him for an entire week while he makes the rich and famous scene.
Fred: ''It's like something out of Fitzgerald. The man who can have everything but love. Well, maybe in some ways you're better off, because love is... Well, in a way it's everything, but it's also heartache and disappointment, and those are good things to avoid.''
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