The Thin Dead Line - 2ADH14
Written by Jim Kouf & Shawn Ryan - Directed by Scott McGinnis - First Aired on February 13, 2001
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The Short: From the WB11 home
page: The new agency of Gunn, Wyndham-Pryce and Chase -- or whatever they end up
calling themselves -- is steadily taking on clients, including a poor girl
who sprouted a third eye in the back of her head, but all that takes a
backseat when an old friend of Gunn's calls for help. It's a small world.
Anne (Wolfram & Hart's teen shelter client in "Blood Money") asks Gunn for
help with a strange police brutality problem in their old neighborhood.
Gunn tries to handle the situation himself, running into some of his old
gang, who are little bitter about his up-and-coming lifestyle. The plan
was to lure the cops into harassing them while one of them got the whole
thing on videotape as proof. Cordy and Wesley decide this idea had "bad"
written all over it and set out to stop him.
As expected, Gunn and his friends get harassed by a cop, but when Wesley
steps in to explain that Gunn wasn't doing anything wrong he gets shot --
the officer was then shot by one of Gunn's friends. They fled, chased by
police cars, back to the teen shelter.
Meanwhile, Angel's figured out that something's going on with L.A.'s finest
when a policeman stops him for no reason and tries to kill him. Funny, most
humans wouldn't stop talking after their heads have been taken off by an
agitated vampire. Knowing that the supernatural's had a hand in things,
Angel goes to Kate to tell her about the renegade cops.
Wesley's health was failing quickly and the shelter was being attacked by
undead officers on a mission -- it seemed there was no way to stop them.
Just in the nick of time, Angel finds the source "puppeteering" the
resurrected cops and shuts him down -- turned out he was just a police
captain trying to clean up the streets by any means necessary. Wesley made
it to the hospital in time, but when Angel stops by to check in on him
(trying to be unseen by the trio), Cordy confronts him, saying that they
don't need their old boss anymore. Chalk the guilt-factor up a notch...
The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) we open on Angel walking into the lobby of the Hyperion, which is empty and messy. He shoves some papers on the floor then stands alone. At the new home of Angel Investigations Wesley goes on about how he wants some demon hunting action. Cordelia jokes about going after Steven Seagal (see Reference #1). Gunn is happy things are quiet. They still haven't chosen a new name. A woman named Francine Sharp and her daughter Stephanie walk in, having been sent by Wesley's girlfriend Virginia. They have a problem. Stephanie was bitten by something and has grown a third eye in the back of her head. Francine is willing to pay anything to make it go away. On the streets a young man and woman are on the run. They show up at Anne's home for children and frantically ask to be let in. Although Anne is reluctant to let them in this late, she finally lets the paniced pair in. Outside a police officer
watches the scene.
Stephanie was bitten by an unknown demon, and the next morning grew an extra eye in the back of her head.
Angel displays that he can tell if a grave has been disturbed in the last few weeks.
- Cordelia: ''Maybe we could by one of those star maps, find out where Steven Seagal lives. You're telling me he got to be a movie star without a little demonic assistance?''
Steven Seagal is...
- Rondell: ''Deluxe apartment in the sky.''
Rondell is probably making reference to the theme song to the 1975 comedy television series The Jeffersons, which depicts the life of a black family from the inner city who become a success in the dry cleaning business and move into an upper-middle class apartment complex.
- George: ''All right, look, all I'm saying is you got to let me set up so they don't see me with this. Cops see me with this, ain't no way we can Rodney King them.''
Rodney King is...
- Cordelia: ''Previously on Angel.''
The Prodigal - Angel calls Kate to warn her. A vampire kills Trevor. Kate mourns her father's death.
Reunion - Cordelia calls Angel General Custer and says he can't go in uninvited. Wesley says they are the only thing standing between Angel and real darkness. Lilah and Holland beg for Angel to help the lawyers, but Angel doesn't care.
Blood Money - Angel gives Cordelia's old clothes to Anne for her home.
Redefinition - Angel sets Darla and Drusilla on fire.
- Zombie Peter Harkes: In front of the shelter, beheaded by Angel.
- EMT: In an alley, shot by zombie cops.
- At least 10 Zombie cops (including Keven Hellenbrook): At the shelter, dropped dead when Angel destroyed the idol.
David Boreanaz as Angel
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
Elizabeth Rohm as Detective Kate Lockley
Julia Lee as Anne Steele
Mushond Lee as Jackson
Jarrod Crawford as Rondell
Cory C. Hardrict as Ray
Kyle Davis as Kenny
Camille Mana as Les
Darin Cooper as the Officer Peter Harkes
Brenda Price as Callie (Right)
Darris Love as George
Matthew James as Merl the Parasite Demon
Geoff Koch as the Street Cop
Jerry Giles as the Desk Sergent
Steven Barr as the Captain Atkinson
Suli McCullough as the EMT
Marie Chambers as the Mother (Francine Sharp)
John Mahon as Trevor Lockley (Uncredited, seen in flashback to The Prodigal.)
Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan (Uncredited, seen in flashback to Reunion.)
Sam Anderson as Holland Manners (Uncredited, seen in flashback to Reunion.)
Julie Benz as Darla (Uncredited, seen in flashback to Redefinition.)
Juliet Landau as Drusilla (Uncredited, seen in flashback to Redefinition.)
Jarrod Crawford, who played Rondell, has his own web site at http://www.jarrodcrawford.com/. At this site you can download Rondell wallpaper for your computer and even order Jarrard Crawford bumper stickers and mouse pads.
Camille Mana, who played Les, actually auditioned for the part of Callie in this episode first. She has her own web site at http://camille.actorsite.com/. I contacted her though e-mail and she was very friendly and helpful. You can read what she had to say here.
Darin Cooper, who played Officer Peter Harkes, played the part of Deputy Ray Hoese in the X-Files episode Requiem 7.22. He also played the Cardassian Officer in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Sacrifice The Angels Part 2 6.06. He has an official web site at http://darincooper.com/.
Darris Love, who played George, played the hall mate in Fear, Itself.
Jerry Giles, who played the desk sergeant, played the part of the security guard in the X-Files episode Trevor 6.17.
Steven Barr as Captain Atkinson, played the courier guard in the X-Files episode The Amazing Maleeni 7.08.
Marie Chambers, who played Francine Sharp, played the part of the guard in the X-Files episode Sien Und Zeit 7.10. She also played the Kyrian Arbiter in the Star Trek: Voyager episode Living Witness 4.23.
Points Of View
It's night of the living cops in L.A. I actually liked the variation on the old "zombies attacking the house" theme. Anne is a wonderful reoccurring character for Angel. I greatly enjoyed seeing Cordelia telling off Angel at the end.
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