The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open on thr Angel Investigations crew getting back to the hotel after the events of last episode. They are shocked to discover the destruction in the lobby caused by the Commandos and Holtz. The host arrives looking for a place to stay, since they destroyed his club again. Angel is super-protective of the baby and won't let anyone touch him. The baby has a small scratch on his cheek, which Angel cares for. A demon attacks, but Wesley and Gunn are quick to kill it as Angel finds the baby has wet himself. (Listen to the teaser here.)
Lilliad demons make a magical broth out of the bones of human children. They are magic users and their powers are linked to the lunar cycle.
Gwen is in charge of Wolfram & Hart's Files and Records devision. She seems mostly human, but she has a photographic memory and her eyes do a strange flickering when she recalls something, indicating she may be more then human.
Lilah: ''Right. Does China Palace deliver down here?''
There seems to be no China Palace in Los Angeles, the closest is 7 miles away in Montebello.
(Thanks to Melissa Evans for this information.)
Justine: ''What are we talking about. Some kind of Karate Kid Mister Miyagi groove thing? Wax on, wax off.'' The Karate Kid is a 1984 film. Plot: Daniel and his mother move from New Jersy to California. She has a wonderful new job but Daniel discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd, especially when he tries to date one of their girl friends. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights but is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leap into the fray and save him by outfighting a half dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel find the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude is the their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel to fight and arranges a fight at a karate contest some months off. When his training begins, Daniel can't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.
Wesley: ''Trying to imagine myself as John Wayne in Rio Bravo. You?'' John Wayne was the stage name of Marion Michael Morrison (1907-1979), who starred in nearly 200 movies in his fifty-year career, and who came to typify the American Man and, by extension, the United States itself. He played Sherif John T. Chance in Rio Bravo. Also referenced by Buffy in What's My Line Part 2, Xander in Doppelgangland and Buffy in The Initiative.
(Thanks to the BuffyGuide for this entry.) Rio Bravo is 1959 western film. Plot: A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
Gunn: ''Austin Stoker, Assault on Precinct 13.'' Austin Stoker is an actor born in New York in 1948. He played Lt. Ethan Bishop in the film Assault on Precinct 13. Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 action film. Plot: A group of cops and convicts joining forces as they're besieged in an all-but-abandoned Los Angeles police station by Street Thunder, a gang armed with automatic weapons and silencers. The plot is said to be a remake of the film Rio Bravo.
Kira Tirimacco as the Doctor (Left) Stephanie Courtney as Gwen
Jake Tupen, Connor Tupen and Trent Tupen as Connor Angel (Uncredited)
Bronwen Bonner-Davies as Caroline Holtz (Uncredited, appeared in flashback to Quickening.)
Kasha Kropinski as Sarah Holtz (Uncredited, appeared in flashback to Quickening.)
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