Untouched - 2ADH04
Written by Meredyth Smith - Directed by Joss Whedon - First Aired on October 17th, 2000
Creature Feature -
Cool Quotes -
The Morgue -
Famous Faces -
Points Of View
The Short: As Darla continues her secret visits to Angel's bed
Cordelia gets a vision of a young woman in trouble. Angel runs to her rescue
only to discover the men who attacked her in an alley crushed by a dumpster.
He finds the girl but quickly learns she's terribly frightened and highly
telekinetic! He gives her his card and tells her to contact him if she
needs help. We learn the girl, Bethany, is staying with Lilah Morgan of
Wolfram & Hart, who plan to use her as an assassin. After some bad dreams
Bethany visits the Angel Investigations headquarters and Wesley is able to
deduce she was abused by her father as a child. Angel, with the help of
newly hired Charles Gunn, learn about Lilah's
involvement and discovers that Lilah actually hired the men to attack
Bethany to help bring out her powers. After Angel starts to reach Bethany
Lilah pulls her trump card out and sends the girl's father to bring her
to Wolfram & Hart. Bethany resists him and comes close to killing
him, but doesn't. Angel helps Bethany move out of
Lilah's apartment and sets her up outside Wolfram & Hart's reach.
The Long:: Unfinished.
Bethany Chaulk is a human psychic with vast telekinetic powers. At first her powers
seemed to work on an unconscious level when she was upset, lashing out at those who angered her, later she learned fine control and was able to move objects at will. Other characters who have displayed telekinetic powers
include Katherine Madison in The
Witch, Willow Rosenberg in Doppelgangland, Maude Pearson's ghost and Dennis Pearson's ghost in Rm w/a Vu and the Ethros demon in I've Got You Under My
In this episode we learn that some vampires bite each other during love making, although whether they gain sustenance from the vampire blood is unknown.
Cordelia: ''I can't get this bandage to... Stop moving!''
Angel: ''I'm not.''
Cordelia: ''Well, then stop breathing.''
Angel: ''I don't breathe.''
Cordelia: ''Then stop flexing your manly boob-muscles or whatever.''
Have I mentioned how much I love Cordelia lately?
- Angel: ''Cordelia?!?''
Cordelia: ''Tan van, FETCH!''
So now they've gone from co-workers to friends to family to... owner and pet?
- Cordelia: ''Ebenezer here doesn't want to share the
Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly character from Charles Dickens novel A
- Angel: ''Hey, you wanna get behind the tape? You wanna gawk,
go home and watch a high speed chase on Fox.''
Fox is a television network, who also happened to be the distributer
of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer videos. They have a web site at http://www.fox.com/.
- Angel: ''I'm out of vice three weeks, I've seen enough amateur
night crap to fill a mini-series. You wanna pretend that's not a Cub Scouts
uniform and tell me about dead people?''
In 1930, the Boy Scouts of America created the Cub Scout organization for boys younger than Boy Scout age. A year-round, home-centered program, Cub Scouting emphasizes involvement between boys and their parents, adult leaders, and friends.
They have a web ring at http://www.cubscout.net/.
- Officer: ''Nobody but our Mr. Bills. You know, 'Oh no,
Mr. Bill is a fictional clay figure which appeared on various television
comedy series including Saturday Night Live and Night Flight. He would
constantly be mangled and mushed in terrible accidents and would say
''OH NO!'' An interesting note is that a commercial for the Mr. Bill
show appeared on the Buffy videos released by Fox. See him in action
- Lilah: ''Oh, I like folding. It's like a Zen exercise for
me. It levels me out after work.''
Zen, from Sanskrit for meditation, is an important school of Buddhism
in Japan that claims to transmit the spirit or essence of Buddhism, which
consists in experiencing the enlightenment (bodhi) achieved by Gautama the
Buddha. The school arose in the 6th century in China as Ch'an, a form of
Mahayana Buddhism; though introduced centuries earlier, Zen did not fully
develop in Japan until the 12th century. In its secondary developments of
mental tranquillity, fearlessness, and spontaneity, all faculties of the
enlightened mind, the school of Zen has had lasting influence on the
cultural life of Japan.
- Angel: ''You wouldn't like me when I'm happy.''
This is a play on the famous line from the 1978 science fiction drama
television series The Incredible
Hulk, where David Banner says ''Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You
wouldn't like me when I'm angry.'' during the opening credits.
- Cordelia: ''It's the vanilla that makes the mocha less
A latte is an espresso coffee topped with steamed frothed milk. Espresso is
a brewing process by which the classic, dark-roasted cup of
black coffee, full-bodied but aromatic, is made, and it is possibly the most
difficult and potentially the most expensive way to make coffee. The word
''espresso'' derives from the Italian verb meaning ''to put under
pressure,'' and that is exactly how the coffee is made. Boiling water
and steam are forced through very finely ground coffee, preferably one
without too much acidity, to produce a unique style of coffee with bite and
great persistence on the palate. Also referenced by Rupert in Wild
At Heart and Cordelia in Eternity.
- Angel: ''Previously on Angel.''
The Ring - Lilah Morgan introduces herself to
To Shanshu In L.A. - Lilah welcomes Darla back
to the world of the living.
First Impression - Darla visits Angel in his
- Angel: ''Do you know how hard it is to think straight with
a rebar through your torso?''
Cordelia: ''Actually I do, benefits of a Sunnydale education.''
Lover's Walk - Cordelia was impaled with one when
a stairway collapsed in an abandoned factory.
- Gunn: ''Fair Cordelia, you still saving my life?''
First Impression - Cordelia vowed to keep Gunn
alive despite his self-destructive life-style.
- As Angel crosses the police line to investigate the crime scene, he
passes a police car where you can see his reflection in the paint, but
being a vampire he shouldn't have a reflection.
- When Bethany is taken into the van she appears to be at the Burbank
Pramanade by the Burbank Mall, but the car chase appears to happen in
downtown Los Angeles.
(Thanks to Marsia from the Watcher's Diary for spotting this.)
- When Bethany first sees her father she blows out the windows for several
floors around them, but when her father is thrown out the window most of
the formerly broken windows are now perfectly intact.
- Cordelia is hit by a nail in the upper part of her arm, but when she
gets up from the ground she is holding her arm in a much lower spot.
- Anonymous man: In the alley, telekinetically crushed with a dumpster by Bethany.
- Anonymous man: In the hospital, died from being telekinetically crushed with a dumpster by Bethany.
David Boreanaz as Angel
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
Sam Anderson as Holland Manners
Daisy McCrackin as Bethany Chaulk
Garth Williams as Bethany's Father
Julie Benz as Darla
David J. Miller as Man #1 (Right)
Drew Wicks as Uniform Officer
Michael Harte as the Detective
Madison Eginton as Young Bethany Chaulk
Daisy McCrackin, who played Bethany Chaulk, also acted in a Mastercard commercial where she played a Cinderella-like character. She would later appear as Natalie the genie in the Special Unit 2 episode The Wish 2.13.
Madison Eginton, who played young Bethany, played Picard's daughter in the 1994 sci-fi film Star Trek: Generations.
She is also going to appear as young Florence with Nicholas Brendon in the 2001 comedy film Psycho Beach Party.
Points Of View
They are definitely leading to something with this episode. The tension between the crew is growing, and even Wesley is noticing Angel's odd sleeping habits. The young confused telekinetic girl trick is old but trusted material, although I was shocked by the lack of any reference to Carrie. I think right now Cordelia pretty much runs Angel Investigations, let's all admit that one. What's interesting is all the super-powered women Angel has in the wings now. Super-strong Faith, pyrokinetic Jheira, telekinetic Bethany and of course the trusty precog Cordelia! They could start their own superhero team!
This was the first episode of Mere Smith's I saw where I didn't read any spoilers and I have to say it's pretty good. She has a great sense of humour and the "manly boob" quote had me rolling on the floor. The story also had its serious side but I kinda expected for Bethany's father to show up at the end. It was cool how the windows blew out though. It was kind of Cordelia to worry about Angel. It shows that she does care about people other then herself.
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