The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open on a man running down an alley who is suddenly stopped by Connor, who hits him. The man vamps out and they fight. Far above Angel is watching the pair fight giving advice. Far above Angel Cordelia watches over Angel and wishes he could hear her begging to help her escape her realm. Connor stakes the vampire and runs off. Gunn and Fred show up concerned about Angel following Connor. Fred says he seems distracted and Gunn agrees. Angel decides they should go on a retreat to Las Vegas (see Continuity #2). (Listen to the teaser here.)
Although it was never given a name, the magic glowing ball allowed Lee to steal people's destinies and sell them to the highest bidder. Once shattered, all the destinies that hadn't been sold off returned to their original owners.
Angel: ''I know you're there, watching me.'' Cordelia: ''Oh my god! Angel, you can hear me? I so love you! You don't know what it's been like!'' Fred: ''We weren't spying.'' Cordelia: ''Ah, for crap's sake.''
Oh heavenly Cordelia!
Fred: ''Ah, well, the place Lorne is singing at is called the Tropicana.''
The Tropicana Resort and Casino has it's own web site at http://www.tropicanalv.com/.
Fred: ''They must think it's all makeup, like the blue man group. You don't think the blue man group...?''
The Blue Man Group is...
Angel: ''Ah, I don't know. I thought it was a little over produced for my tastes. It's like I told Sammy Davis at the Sands, when you, Frank and Dean are the meal, you don't need the trimmings.'' Gunn: ''Hold on. You knew the Rat Pack?''
The Rat Pack was made up of performers Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), Dean Martin (1917-1995), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990), Peter Lawford (1923-1984) and Joey Bishop. Also mentioned by Angel in The Shroud of Rahmon.
The Sands is...
Gunn: ''I don't know Lorne. I don't know why you did any of it. Why, you were living so large, belting out Tony Bennett so loud in that sweet suite of yours, you couldn't hear your conscience screaming at you!'' Tony Bennett is...
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