The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open in a rat infested sewer in 1771 Rome (see Reference #1). Angelus is running from hooded figures, but runs into a trap. Holtz rides in on a horse and thanks the priests for helping capture Angelus. Holtz starts to torture Angelus. Holtz wonders why Angelus came to Rome, Angelus says it was because Darla loves the art (see Reference #2). Darla and some vampires sneak in and a fight breaks out. Vampires and priests are killed. A vampire on a horse drawing a cart bursts in and the vamps cover themselves in blankets as they take off into the daylight. Darla leaves Holtz alive, because it's just so much fun making his life miserable. In the present day Darla arrived in Los Angeles on a bus full of drained victims. (Listen to the teaser here.)
Arney is a demon rapairman who had boil covered skin, pointed teeth and can play back any sound he hears perfectly. When he does so his eyes glow.
In this episode we see magical items like Muslok Trancing Amalgam, which is virtually indistinguishable from G.H.B. under a microscope, and Cyopian conjuring spheres, which appear to be small fragile glass balls.
Fred: ''Can I say something about destiny? Screw destiny! If this evil thing comes we'll fight it, and we'll keep fighting it until we whoop it. 'cause destiny is just another word for inevitable and nothing's inevitable as long as you stand up, look it in the eye, and say your evitable!''
Fred is so hot. Listen to the quote here.
Rome - 1771
Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy. It is on the Tiber and seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Rome is formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.
Angelus: ''Darla, she loves the Sistine chapel.'' Holtz: ''Michelangelo?'' Angelus: ''Not him. She's mad about Botticelli's frescos. The Temptation of Christ is her favorite, probably because of the leper.''
The Sistine Chapel is in Vatican City. Built between 1475 and 1483, in the time of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere, the Sistine Chapel has originally served as Palatine Chapel. The chapel is rectangular in shape and measures 40.93 meters long by 13.41 meters wide, i.e. the exact dimensions of the Temple of Solomon, as given in the Old Testament. It is 20.70 meters high and is roofed by a flattened barrel vault, with little side vaults over the centered windows.
Michelangelo is Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475. His full name was Michelangelo Buonarroti. He had a very aristocratic family and from an early age his parents tried desperately to quash his dreams of becoming an artist. Primarily a sculptor, Michelangelo was asked in 1508 to paint the ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel. The work was completed in 1512.
Sandro Botticelli reached his fame as an artist in 1478 and was called to Rome in 1480 along with Cosimo Rosselli, Perugino, and Ghirlandio to paint stories from the lives of Moses and Christ on the walls of the Sistine Chapel.
(Thanks to Melissa Evans for this information.)
Cordelia: ''That the end is coming. Well, all we can do is live each moment to the fullest and be grateful that we didn't throw too much money at the NASDAQ.''
The NASDAQ is the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System.
Wesley: ''Step one: Dobermans are happily gnawing on the steak.''
A doberman pinscher is a medium large breed dog of German origin with a glossy black-and-tan coat used as a watchdog.
Wesley: ''Good. You can explain to them why you keep so much G.H.B. on hand. You know, Rohypnol, the date rape drug.''
G.H.B. stands for Gamma Hydroxybutyrate. Rohypnol is a trademark used for the drug flunitrazepam, a powerful sedative drug, C16H12FN3O3, that is illegal in the United States but is used elsewhere as a hypnotic and in anesthesia. It is popularly known as the “date rape” drug because its ability to cause semiconsciousness and memory blackouts has led to its association with unwanted sexual encounters.
Angel: ''Previously on Angel.'' Guise Will Be Guise - Wesley and Cordelia explain how the host reads people. Judgement - The host of Caritas sings with Liz. Disharmony - Cordelia worries what would have happaned if he had had sex with Darla. Angel says she knows that wouldn't happen. Reprise - Angel pushes Darla around, then they have sex. Angel wakes up. Epiphany - Angel kicks Darla out and tells her if he ever sees her again he will kill her. That Vision Thing - The shaman says no man can help Darla. She decides to go visit daddy.
Wesley: ''I believe Fred's been through enough recently without people shouting at her.'' Billy - Wesley is probably refering to last episode where he fell under the influence of the demon Billy Blim and attacked Fred.
Wesley: ''There was another prophecy a while back. It seemed to be about Angel and contained the word Shanshu which I thought meant to die and I, sort of told Angel...'' To Shanshu In L.A. - Wesley had troubles translating the Prophecies of Obersian.
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