Supersymmetry - 4ADH05
Written by Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain - Directed by Bill Norton - First aired on November 3rd, 2002
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The Short: The first of a two parter. After Fred's physics article is published she's invited to speak at a symposium. During her speech a portal opens, bringing her face to face with a demon. Angel and Gunn discover that Fred isn't the only science student who disappeared into portals in the last few years. When Fred finds out that her old professor is banishing his brightest students away because he can't deal with being out shined, Fred decides to get revenge by sending the professor to a demon dimension, but Gunn refuses to let Fred kill a man and kills the professor himself. Meanwhile Connor starts training Cordelia to fight vampires, but an awkward attraction between them makes Cordelia confront Angel with the question as to whether they were in love.
The Long: After a ''Previously on Angel'' segment (see Continuity #1) We open on Fred screaming for joy in her room over having a physics theory published. Gunn tries to read the article, but Fred quickly turns the mood romantic as they make out. In another room Angel serves soup for the host, who is still recovering from being assaulted by Wolfram & Hart. The host is adamant about not wanting to read Cordelia again after what he saw last time and the threat of Wolfram & Hart. Angel hears something and goes to investigate, only to discover Connor in Cordelia's room gathering some of her things. Angel is worried she's alone, but Connor insists she's safe. Angel wants her to have her slippers because her feet get cold, but Connor knows, as she always steals the covers. (Listen to the teaser here.)
The tentacled monster is summoned by Professor Seidel to attack Fred. It was never given a name, but evidently he found it in a spell book to use against his rivals.
The voynok demon Angel fought is spiny, strong and had nine lives.
- Host demon: ''Well, it's all too much Sturm and Drang for my appetite. Cordelia shacking up with your hell-spawn, no offence, and the hole between my horns.''
Sturm and Drang is...
- Gunn: ''Think Daredevil 181. I'm Bullseye, you're Electra. One wins, one dies. Get what I'm saying?''
Daredevil is is a comic series started in 1964 by Marvel comics starring a hero of that same name. Issue #181 was a double sized special and retails for about $40 these days.
- Jarard: ''Yeah, but we're kind of crushing the Dark Horses.''
Darkhorse comics is... They have a web site at http://www.darkhorse.com/.
- Fred: ''Previously on Angel.''
- There is a bit of a goof in the exterior shot of the Hyperion Hotel. Usually they shoot the hotel so that you are unable to see the sign which says ''The Los Altos Hotel & Apts'' on the building used for the external shots, but this week we could see it (although it was backwards).
- Anonymous vampire: In an alley, staked by Cordelia.
- Anonymous voynok demon: In Seidel's office, killed seven times by Angel.
- Professor Oliver Seidel: In the science lab, neck snapped by Gunn.
David Boreanaz as Angel
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
Amy Acker as Winifred "Fred" Burkle
Vincent Kartheiser as Connor Angel
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Andy Hallett as the Host Demon (Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan)
Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
Randy Oglesby as Professor Oliver Seidel
Jerry Trainor as Jarard
Jennifer Hipp as Laurie Drummond
Lynne Maclean as Claire (Uncredited, voice heard in flashback to Belonging.)
Randy Oglesby, who played Professor Oliver Seidel, played Ro-Kel/ Ah-Kel in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Vortex 1.12. He played Silaran Prin in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode The Darkness and The Light 5.11. He played Kir in the Star Trek: Voyager episode Counterpoint 5.10. He played Reverend Mackey in the X-Files episode Signs and Wonders 7.09. He also played Trena'L in the Enterprise episode Unexpected 1.05.
Jennifer Hipp, who played Laurie Drummond, has an online acting resume here.
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We got to see Cordelia's parents! I wonder if that's foreshadowing to an appearance on the show?
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