''Before he was a hero, Angel was a legendary terror. Now the sins of his past have caught up with him.''

Angel The Offspring - 3ADH07

Written by David Greenwalt - Directed by Turi Meyer - First Aired on November 5th, 2001

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


Crew The Short: In the first of a four part series Angel comes face-to-face with the consequences of his night of passion when Darla arrives on his doorstep inexplicably pregnant. While Angel tortures himself over the decision whether or not to destroy the demon seed, the gang uncovers a prophecy that predicts the arrival of a great evil which will bring about the ruination of mankind.

The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see
Continuity #1) we open in a rat infested sewer in 1771 Rome (see Reference #1). Angelus is running from hooded figures, but runs into a trap. Holtz rides in on a horse and thanks the priests for helping capture Angelus. Holtz starts to torture Angelus. Holtz wonders why Angelus came to Rome, Angelus says it was because Darla loves the art (see Reference #2). Darla and some vampires sneak in and a fight breaks out. Vampires and priests are killed. A vampire on a horse drawing a cart bursts in and the vamps cover themselves in blankets as they take off into the daylight. Darla leaves Holtz alive, because it's just so much fun making his life miserable. In the present day Darla arrived in Los Angeles on a bus full of drained victims. (Listen to the teaser here.)


Creature Feature

Sahjhan Sahjhan is...

Arney Arney is a demon rapairman who had boil covered skin, pointed teeth and can play back any sound he hears perfectly. When he does so his eyes glow.

In this episode we see magical items like Muslok Trancing Amalgam, which is virtually indistinguishable from G.H.B. under a microscope, and Cyopian conjuring spheres, which appear to be small fragile glass balls.

Cool Quotes

  1. Fred: ''Who's Darla?''
    Gunn: ''Angel's old flame from way back.''
    Fred: ''Not the one who died?''
    Gunn: ''Yeah. No, not that one. The other one that died and came back to life. She's a vampire.''
    Fred: ''Y'all have a chart or something?''
    Gunn: ''In the files. I'll get it for you later.''
    Angel gets around. Listen to the quote

  2. Fred: ''Can I say something about destiny? Screw destiny! If this evil thing comes we'll fight it, and we'll keep fighting it until we whoop it. 'cause destiny is just another word for inevitable and nothing's inevitable as long as you stand up, look it in the eye, and say your evitable!''
    Fred is so hot. Listen to the quote here.


  1. Rome - 1771
    Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy. It is on the Tiber and seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Rome is formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.

  2. Angelus: ''Darla, she loves the Sistine chapel.''
    Holtz: ''Michelangelo?''
    Angelus: ''Not him. She's mad about Botticelli's frescos. The Temptation of Christ is her favorite, probably because of the leper.''
    The Sistine Chapel is in Vatican City. Built between 1475 and 1483, in the time of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere, the Sistine Chapel has originally served as Palatine Chapel. The chapel is rectangular in shape and measures 40.93 meters long by 13.41 meters wide, i.e. the exact dimensions of the Temple of Solomon, as given in the Old Testament. It is 20.70 meters high and is roofed by a flattened barrel vault, with little side vaults over the centered windows.
    Michelangelo is Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475. His full name was Michelangelo Buonarroti. He had a very aristocratic family and from an early age his parents tried desperately to quash his dreams of becoming an artist. Primarily a sculptor, Michelangelo was asked in 1508 to paint the ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel. The work was completed in 1512.
    Sandro Botticelli reached his fame as an artist in 1478 and was called to Rome in 1480 along with Cosimo Rosselli, Perugino, and Ghirlandio to paint stories from the lives of Moses and Christ on the walls of the Sistine Chapel. (Thanks to Melissa Evans for this information.)

  3. Cordelia: ''That the end is coming. Well, all we can do is live each moment to the fullest and be grateful that we didn't throw too much money at the NASDAQ.''
    The NASDAQ is the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System.

  4. Wesley: ''Step one: Dobermans are happily gnawing on the steak.''
    A doberman pinscher is a medium large breed dog of German origin with a glossy black-and-tan coat used as a watchdog.

  5. Wesley: ''Good. You can explain to them why you keep so much G.H.B. on hand. You know, Rohypnol, the date rape drug.''
    G.H.B. stands for Gamma Hydroxybutyrate. Rohypnol is a trademark used for the drug flunitrazepam, a powerful sedative drug, C16H12FN3O3, that is illegal in the United States but is used elsewhere as a hypnotic and in anesthesia. It is popularly known as the “date rape” drug because its ability to cause semiconsciousness and memory blackouts has led to its association with unwanted sexual encounters.

    Ken and Barbie
  6. Host demon: ''This is way beyond my Ken, and my Barbie and all my action figures. If it's alive...''
    Ken and Barbie are a famous doll line by Kenner. Barbie has her own web site at http://www.barbie.com/. Also referenced by Willow in Welcome To The Hellmouth, Cordelia in Halloween, Pete in Beauty And The Beasts, Sharon in Lonely Hearts and Gunn in First Impressions.


  1. Angel: ''Previously on Angel.''
    Guise Will Be Guise - Wesley and Cordelia explain how the host reads people.
    Judgement - The host of Caritas sings with Liz.
    Disharmony - Cordelia worries what would have happaned if he had had sex with Darla. Angel says she knows that wouldn't happen.
    Reprise - Angel pushes Darla around, then they have sex. Angel wakes up.
    Epiphany - Angel kicks Darla out and tells her if he ever sees her again he will kill her.
    That Vision Thing - The shaman says no man can help Darla. She decides to go visit daddy.

  2. Wesley: ''I believe Fred's been through enough recently without people shouting at her.''
    Billy - Wesley is probably refering to last episode where he fell under the influence of the demon Billy Blim and attacked Fred.

  3. Wesley: ''There was another prophecy a while back. It seemed to be about Angel and contained the word Shanshu which I thought meant to die and I, sort of told Angel...''
    To Shanshu In L.A. - Wesley had troubles translating the Prophecies of Obersian.


  1. Unfinished.


  • The official WB photo gallery for this episode is at http://www.thewb.com/Popups/PhotoGallery/0,8200,27129,00.html.

  • You can download the official trailer for this episode at http://www.thewb.com/Popups/Trailers/0,8204,24595,00.html.

    Transuding Furies Holtz
  • Daniel Holtz is the 42nd reoccurring non-star character on the show. He was last seen in Heartthrob. The Transuding Furies are the 43rd-45th reoccurring non-star characters on the show. They were last seen in That Vision Thing.

  • New name for Angel: Big Guy (by Cordelia).

  • The Morgue

    1. Anonymous Inquisitore: In 1771 Rome, shot with a flaming arrow by Darla.
    2. Anonymous vampire: In 1771 Rome, staked by one of the Inquisitore.
    3. Anonymous vampire: In 1771 Rome, staked by one of the Inquisitore.
    A couple of Holtz men were bitten and beaten in the fight in 1771 Rome, but we don't know if they died. Darla drained a number of people on the bus off camera, we saw at least 3 bodies.


    Angel Angel David Boreanaz as Angel
    Cordelia Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
    Wesley Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
    Gunn J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
    Fred Amy Acker as Winifred "Fred" Burkle

    Guest Starring:
    Darla Darla Julie Benz as Darla
    Host Andy Hallett as the Host Demon (Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan)
    Sahjhan Jack Conley as the Sahjhan
    Stephen Steve Tom as Stephen Mills
    Holtz Keith Szarabajka as Daniel Holtz

    The Furies Heidi Marnhout as Fury #1
    The Furies An Le as Fury #2
    The Furies Madison Gray as Fury #3
    Arney Robert Peters as Arney
    Rivalli Sergio Premoli as Monseigneur Rivalli
    Bus Driver Van Epperson as the Bus Driver
    Johnny Peyton Miller as Johnny
    Johnny Christian Miller as Johnny
    Mom Kathleen McMartin as the Mom
    Johnny's Mom Theresa Arrison as Johnny's Mom
    Liz Andy Kreiss as the Lizard Demon (Liz, uncredited, seen in flashback to Judgement.)
    Shaman Frank Salsedo as the Shaman (Uncredited, seen in flashback to That Vision Thing.)

    Famous Faces

    Benning Cain Jack Conley, who played Sahjhan, played Cain the Phases. He also played the Mr. Benning P.I. in The Rise and Fall Of Eddie Fiori 1.06 on Kindred: The Embraced.

    Arney Robert Peters, who played Arney, played the sergeant in the X-Files episode Trevor 6.17.

    Bus Driver Van Epperson, who played the bus driver, played an unnamed part in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Time's Arrow Part 2 6.01 and the Bajoran clerk in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Q-Less 1.07.

    Points Of View


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