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Angel: In the Dark

Spike follows Oz to LA, and enlists the help of a demented Vampire to regain the Gem of Amara, a ring that gives the Vampire who wears it great powers of survival. The only problem for Spike is that Angel has the ring.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 1ADH03
Airdate: Tuesday October 19th, 1999

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Jul 20, 2009


Guest Stars
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Spike
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Daniel "Oz" Osborne
Kevin WestKevin West
As Marcus
Malia MathisMalia Mathis
As Rachel

Co-Guest Stars
Ric SarabiaRic Sarabia
As Vendor
Thomas Rosales, Jr.Thomas Rosales, Jr.
As Manny The Pig (credited as Tom Rosales)
Gilbert B. CombsGilbert B. Combs
As Bouncer (credited as Gil Combs)
Buck McDancerBuck McDancer
As Dealer
Jenni BlongJenni Blong
As Young Woman
Main Cast
Glenn QuinnGlenn Quinn
As Allen Francis Doyle
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This is the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover. This episode continues on from where "The Harsh Light of Day" ends. This is Oz's only appearence on Angel.

This episode received a 6.0/9 in the overnight ratings.

James Marster's (Spike) first appearance on this series. Later in the fifth season, he joins the cast full time.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 15 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.7 in the national ratings.

This episode ranked 88 out of 139 in prime time shows.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSymphony No. 41 

Episode Quotes
Spike: (as Rachel) How can I thank you, you mysterious black-clad hunk of a night thing?
(as Angel) No need, little lady. Your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see, I was once a badass vampire, but love - and a pesky curse - defanged me. And now I'm just a big, fluffy puppy with bad teeth. No, not the hair! Never the hair!
(as Rachel) But there must be some way I can show my appreciation.
(as Angel) No, helping those in need's my job. And working up a load of sexual tension, and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough.
(as Rachel) I understand. I have a nephew who's gay, so...
(as Angel) Say no more. Evil's still afoot. And I'm almost out of that Nancy-boy hair-gel I like so much. Quickly, to the Angel-mobile! Away!

Angel: Oz.
Oz: Angel.
Angel: Nice surprise.
Oz: Thanks.
Angel: Staying long?
Oz: Few days.
(long pause)
Doyle: (to Cordelia) They always like this?
Oz: No, we're usually laconic.

(after Angel gets the ring of Armara)
Doyle: Why don't you put it on and, here, I'll stake you. It'll be fun!
Angel: Maybe later.
Doyle: What, are you out of your mind?
Angel: I said, maybe later.
Doyle: Yeah...
Angel: Doyle!

Angel: Is this your big strategy for getting the ring back?
Spike: I had a plan.
Angel: You, a plan?
Spike: A good plan. Smart, carefully laid out. But I got bored. All that watching, waiting. My legs started to cramp.

Cordelia: Frankie Tripod? Oh, I get it. Some kind of three-legged monster, right?
Doyle: No, he’s human.
Cordelia: Then what's his name supposed to... Oh.

Doyle: Manny the Pig said he didn't know anything about a vampire called Spike.
Angel: So?
Doyle: Yeah, well, he said that before I mentioned anything about Spike. So, you'll find him at a joint down on third called the Orbit Room.
Angel: Okay, I'll start with Manny the Pig, then.

Spike: It's called addiction, Angel. We all have them. I believe yours is named Slutty the Vampire Slayer. (music stops) Thank you. Speaking of little Buff, I ran into her recently. Your name didn't come up. Although, she has been awful busy... jumping the bones of the very first lunkhead who came along. Good-looking fellow. Used her shamelessly. She is cute when she's hurting, isn't she?
Angel: I think she's cuter when she's kicking your ass.

Cordelia: (on searching for the ring of armara) This is not a needle in a haystack. This is a needle in Kansas.

Cultural References
Spike: Quickly! To the Angel-mobile! Away!

Spike is referring to the Batmobile, the name of Batman's primary vehicle of choice in the comics. It has followed the character throughout the decades and in virtually every media he has appeared in, evolving into different designs.

Cordelia: I don’t think Oz appreciated being called "my little Bamm-Bamm" all night.

Cordelia is making a reference to Bamm-Bamm from the animated series The Flintstones.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman
ProducerTim Minear  |  Kelly A. Manners  |  Tracey Stern
Co-ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Consulting ProducerMarti Noxon  |  Howard Gordon
Associate ProducerR.D. Price
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorMark Westmore, A.C.E.
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff  |  Jennifer Fishman
Unit Production ManagerKelly A. Manners
First Assistant DirectorMichael Zimbrich
Second Assistant DirectorRobert Papazian, Jr.
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerJessica Pazdernik
Key GripMatt Mania
Camera OperatorGuy Skinner
Set DesignerWill Batts
Set DecoratorSandy Struth
Location ManagerMitchell Binder
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterCourtney Jackson (2)
Construction CoordinatorBruce Di Valerio
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorJain Sekuler
Production CoordinatorElyse Ramsdell
Script CoordinatorMere Smith
Assistant EditorLisa Lassek
Supervising Sound EditorRobert Ewing
Re-Recording MixerRon Evans  |  Kurt Kassulke  |  Adam Sawelson
LeadmanChris Carriveau
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Stunt CoordinatorSpiro Razatos
Post Production CoordinatorJennifer Davis (2)
Main Title ThemeHolly Knight  |  Jymm Thomas  |  Cami Elen
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignRegis Kimble
Chief Lighting TechnicianRick A. West
ScoreRobert J. Kral  |  Christophe Beck
AssistantJesse Stern  |  Jose Molina  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)  |  David Burns (3)
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Music CoordinatorJohn C. King
Head HairstylistDiana Acrey
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
Make-up SupervisorDayne Johnson
Main Title Theme Performed ByDarling Violetta
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
Make-up EffectsDavid B. Miller
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