''L.A.'s a tough town, but on this night a mysterious force makes everyone a little too friendly.''

Angel Sense And Sensitivity - 1ADH06

Written by Tim Minear - Directed by James Contner - First Aired on November 9, 1999

Synopsis - Creature Feature - Cool Quotes - References - Continuity - Goofs - Trivia - The Morgue - Cast - Famous Faces - Points Of View


Angel & Kate The Short: From the
WB11 home page: Kate, hardened by years of police work, enrolls in sensitivity training with her fellow police officers. At first the training appears to be innocuous, but Angel and others begin to notice her excessive emotions. It becomes especially obvious when she pours her heart out at her father's retirement party. Then, the entire police station goes awry. Angel and Doyle figure out that Kate is in danger because of a recent arrest, and make the connection that the sensitivity teacher is responsible. But after a brief encounter with the teacher, it's Angel who's the new nice guy on the block. At first, Cordelia and Doyle can't deal with the pleasantries, but Angel soon manages to pull himself together and seals the fates of the evil hit men!

The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) Kate chases down a man named Spivey on the streets and takes him in for questioning (see Goof #1). She wants to know if he knows where Little Tony Papazian is, but Spivey refuses to talk (see Reference #1). Tony is wanted for killing County Supervisor Caffrey. After losing her cool the other officers pull Kate out of questioning. They need to find Little Tony and don't know how they will do it. Switch to Angel in the sewers fighting off tentacles of a large monster above him. Doyle and Cordelia show up with an enchanted sword and Angel slays the monster. He then runs off to destroy it's nest and orders Cordelia and Doyle to dismember and burry the monster. Cordelia is upset by Angel's insensitivity in requesting a dismemberment, as Doyle learns the monster isn't quite dead yet. (Listen to the teaser here.)


Creature Feature

Lee Mercer Calimari Angel, Cordelia and Doyle fight a giant two headed squid-like creature that lives in the sewers of Los Angeles. It had regenerative powers and can only be killed with an enchanted sword.

We get the third appearance of the law firm of Wolfram & Hart, this time with the lawyer Lee Mercer. Lee worked for Little Tony, and hired Allen Lloyd to disrupt the Los Angeles police. Wolfram & Hart were previously seen in I Fall To Pieces as lawyers of Ronald Meltzer and before that as lawyers for Russell Winters in City Of.

Allen Allen Lloyd says he worships a variety of demons, who give him his powers. He has a walking stick that influences the mind of anyone who touches it, making them more expressive of their feelings.

Cool Quotes

  1. Allen: ''That's good. Give yourself permission to open up. What were your parents like?''
    Angel: ''My parents were great. Tasted a lot like chicken.''
    Angel shows his whimsey. Listen to the quote


  1. Kate: ''Where is Little Tony?''
    Spivey: ''Burbank, Stockholm, the planet Mongo! I have no idea where he is! I'm losing patience with this crap.''
    Burbank is a city in the east side of the San Fernando Valley, where Warner Brothers/Burbanks Studios is. (Thanks to Marsia from the Watcher's Diary for helping with this.)
    Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. It is the nation's largest city and its economic and administrative hub, with an important shipbuilding industry and diverse manufactures. A cultural center, the city has a noted opera house, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, and many museums. Founded in the mid-13th century, it became the official capital in 1634.
    The planet Mongo is the throne world of Emperor Ming, from the 1934 Flash Gorden comic strip.

    Jar Jar
  2. Cordelia: ''Unspeakable evil is rising the San Fernando Valley. Jar Jar is getting his own talk show.''
    The San Fernando Valley is a valley in Southern California, referred to as the Valley of the Stars, comprising Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Los Angeles, and San Fernando. When the Spanish first looked down on the Valley, they saw that the smoke from the Native Americans' fires rose straight up, then flattened out. This was an early view of the notorious inversion layer that helps to trap smog and gases, and contributes to respiratory ailments. (Thanks to Melissa Evans for this information.)
    Jar Jar Binks is a character from the 1999 film
    Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace, who is widely held to be rather annoying by most of the adult population of this planet. Plot: When the evil Trade Federation plots to take over the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi warrior Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi embark on an amazing adventure to save the planet. With them on their journey is the young queen Amidala, Gungan outcast Jar Jar Binks, and the powerful Captain Panaka, who will all travel to the faraway planets of Tatooine and Coruscant in a futile attempt to save their world from Darth Sidious, leader of the Trade Federation, and Darth Maul, the strongest Dark Lord of the Sith to ever wield a lightsaber.

  3. Cordelia: ''You do remember leaving us in the sewer with a giant calamari?''
    Calamari is squid prepared as food.

    Leonard Nimoy
  4. Cordelia: ''Mr. and Mrs. Spock need to mind meld now.''
    This is of course a reference to the unemotional character of Mr. Spock from Star Trek television and film series played by Leonard Nimoy. A mind meld was a telepathic ability he had to merge his mind with another intelligent being to learn what they thought.

  5. Angel: ''Long Beach, San Pedro, Carlsbad. Pull up the tidal flow charts for the last 10 months. Match them to the dates of these murders.''
    Long Beach is a large city south of Los Angeles. A major shipping port.
    San Pedro is smaller shipping port, but just north of Long Beach.
    Carlabad is somewhere between Long Beach and San Diego. Known for Anderson Split Pea Soup Restaurant. (Thanks to Marsia from the Watcher's Diary for helping with this.)

  6. Angel: ''Herb Saunders, Baltimore.''
    Baltimore, Maryland is a city, north-central Maryland, U.S. It lies at the head of the Patapsco River estuary, 15 miles above Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore is Maryland's largest city and economic hub and covers a land area of 81 square miles (209 square km). The city, separated from Baltimore county in 1851, is the only city in Maryland not located within a county.

  7. Angel: ''That's not the boat to Catalina?''
    Santa Catalina Island is an island 22 miles off the Pacific coast of California. It has it's own web site at http://www.catalina.com/. (Thanks to Marsia from the Watcher's Diary for helping with this.)

  8. Kate: ''You've got to cancel your suite in Yerevan? You think you can still get your deposit back?''
    Yerevan is the capital of Armenia. It is situated on the Hrazdan River, 14 miles from the Turkish frontier.

    Gentle Ben
  9. Lee: ''It means that we will open this case to the court of public opinion. It means that we'll shine light into the darkest corners of this precinct and give the people a clear view of the brutality and callousness of this police force that will make Mark Fuhrman look like Gentle Ben.''
    Mark Fuhrman was a lawyer for O.J. Simpson in his double murder trial. He submitted the idea that police planted evidence trying to frame O.J.
    Gentle Ben was the title character (if you can call a bear a character) of the 1960s television show of the same name, about a boy and his tame bear. It starred Clint Howard (you know, Ron Howard's brother). Also referenced by Xander Pangs. (Thanks to the BuffyGuide for this entry.)

    Doctor Laura
  10. Kate: ''God, listen to me, suddenly I'm Dr. Laura.''
    Doctor Laura is Laura Schlessinger, from New York who is an author who hosts a nationally syndicated radio program on which she tries to solve listeners' emotional problems. She has her own web site at http://www.drlaura.com/. Also referenced by Buffy in I Only Have Eyes For You. (Thanks to Starshine from the Watcher's Diary for this picture.)

  11. Cordelia: ''I'm so glad I came down to watch Late Night With Creepy Cop Lady.''
    Late Night With Conan O'Brian is a night time talk show hosted by Conan O'Brian. Among the people he's interviewed are Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel stars David Boreanaz, Sarah Michelle Gellar (twice), and Alyson Hannigan.

    David Boreanaz Sarah Michelle Gellar Sarah Michelle Gellar Alyson Hannigan

  12. Cordelia: ''Can we get you some coffee or Valium, or both?''
    Valium is also known by the generic name diazepam. Diazepam is a member of the benzodiazepine family. Benzodiazepines are sedatives that cause dose-related depression of the central nervous system. They are useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and muscle spasms. Diazepam is used for the short-term relief of symptoms related to anxiety disorders. Diazepam is also used for the treatment of agitation, tremors, delirium, seizures, and hallucinations as a result of alcohol withdrawal. Diazepam is also used for relief of muscle spasms in certain neurological diseases. Diazepam is used to abort active seizures and can be combined with other drugs in treating severe recurrent seizures. Diazepam may be taken with or without food. Diazepam is metabolized by the liver and excreted mainly by the kidney. Dosages of diazepam may need to be lowered in patients with abnormal kidney function.


    Angel & Kate
  1. Angel: ''Previously on Angel.'''
    Lonely Hearts - Angel met Detective Kate Lockley, she suspected him of a murder, he escapes, then saves her life.

  2. Receptionist: ''Wolfram & Hart?''
    I Fall To Pieces - The law firm of Wolfram & Hart was last mentioned when we discovered they were lawyers for Doctor Ronald Meltzer.
    City Of - Wolfram & Hart were the lawyers for the vampire Russell Winters.


    Door 2 Door 1
  1. During the fight between Kate and Spivey he opens a door on a car that magically closes itself during a camera change.


Solomon Burke
  • The song playing in the background while Harlan tells Kate and Trevor about the sensitivity training is Baby by Solomon Burke. At the party they play Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, also by Solomon Burke. You can download clips of the songs here.

  • You can download audio clips from this episode at http://www.glennquinn.com/multimedia/audio/angel_sense.html.

    Charisma's Tattoo Tattoo
  • After Cordelia breaks into the police station, you get another good shot of the tattoo on the small of Charisma's back as she wipes her hands on her pants while facing away from the camera.

  • There is a bar in Los Angeles called the Blue Bar where policemen hang out.

  • The memo on sensitivity training is dated November 9th, 1999, setting this episode starting before that date, and ending sometime after it. Since they refer to it being Sunday during the opening scenes, that would probably be Sunday, November 7th.

  • Doyle's reference to finger pantomime was inaccurate, since pantomime involves non-verbal acting with the use of props. It was more accurately finger mime, due to the implied bottle.

    Herb Saunders
  • New names for Angel: Herb Sanders (by himself), Mister Spock (by Cordelia), Nancy Boy (by Little Tony), Mister Sensitivity (by Doyle).

  • New name for Doyle: Mister Humor (by Kate).

  • The Morgue

    1. Giant calimari: In the sewers, stabbed by Angel with an enchanted sword, although it wasn't quite dead yet and Cordelia and Doyle finished it off.
    2. Policeman: In police station, shot by Little Tony.
    3. Escaped prisoner: In police station, shot by Kate.


    Angel David Boreanaz as Angel
    Cordelia Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
    Doyle Glenn Quinn as Allen Francis Doyle

    Guest Starring:
    Kate Elisabeth Rohm as Detective Kate Lockley
    Tony John Capodice as Anthony "Little Tony" Papazian
    Trevor Lockley John Mahon as Trevor Lockley
    Allen Lloyd Ron Marasco as Allen Lloyd

    Harlan Alex Skuby as Detective Harlan
    Heath Kevin Will as Officer Heath
    Lee Mercer Thomas Burr as Lee Mercer
    Spivey Ken Abraham as Spivey
    Johnny Red Jimmy Shubert as Johnny Red
    Lieutenant Ken Grantham as the Lieutenant
    Cop #1 Adam Donshik as Uniform Cop #1
    Cop #2 Kevin E. West as Uniform Cop #2
    Coming soon! Wilson Bell as Uniform Cop #3
    Beat Cop Colin Patrick Lynch as Beat Cop
    Tony, Benny and Herb Steve Schirripa as the Henchman (Benny, center.)
    Traffic Cop Christopher Paul Hart as the Traffic Cop
    Coming soon! Michael Beardsley as the Accident Onlooker (Uncredited)

    Famous Faces

    John Tony John Capodice, who played Little Tony, played gangster Mel Monty in the Dead Last episode The Problem With Corruption 1.05.

    Trevor Lockley John Mahon, who played Trevor Lockley, played the N.A.T.O. colonol in the 1999 comedy film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, he played the police chief in the 1997 drama L.A. Confidential and was the language lab director in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. He also played General Wegman in the X-Files episodes Dreamland 6.04 and Dreamland II 6.05.

    Allen Allen Ron Marasco, who played Allen Lloyd, played the Halliwell's neighbor Allen in the Charmed episode Power Outage 3.07.

    Eliminati Harlan Alex Skuby, who played Detective Harlan the policeman, played Vincent, the vampire who attacked the Mayor in Bad Girls.

    Butch Spivey Ken Abraham, who played Spivey, played the part of Butch in the low budget 1987 monster film Creepozoids, where he got to do a shower love scene with scream queen Linnea Quigley.

    Johnny Red Jimmy Shubert, who played Johnny Red, is a stand up comedian with his own web site at http://www.jimmyshubert.com/. I contacted him though e-mail and talk to him about his part in the episode. You can read what he had to say here.

    Michael Beardsley, who played the accident onlooker, played a U.C. Sunnydale student in the episode Beer Bad, which first broadcast the week before this episode. Michael plays a lot of extras on various televisions shows and has his own web page at http://www.gbdesigns.com/freaksandgeeks/humphries.html.

    Points Of View


    A somewhat weak and annoying episode. I kept thinking Allen was just a bad Ethan clone. I did like seeing Angel as Herb Sanders trying to delay Little Tony. Why does a vampire need night vision goggles? And why the heck did the talking stick affect Angel so much more quickly then everyone else anyway? Cordelia was the bright spot with her sci-fi references and the shot of her tattoo.

    5 out of 10

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