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Angel: Somnambulist

Angel is having horrific dreams in which he is again an evil vampire who is slaying innocent people. He awakes every time to discover that the murders he dreamed of have occurred, but he can't remember whether he committed them or not.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 1ADH11
Airdate: Tuesday January 18th, 2000

Director: Winrich Kolbe
Writer: Tim Minear

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Jul 30, 2009


Guest Stars
Elisabeth RöhmElisabeth Röhm
As Detective Kate Lockley

Co-Guest Stars
Nick McCallumNick McCallum
As Skateboard Kid
Kimberliegh AarnKimberliegh Aarn
As Precinct Clerk
Paul WebsterPaul Webster
As Uniform #1
Brien DiRitoBrien DiRito
As Task Force Member #1
Main Cast
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
Glenn Quinn is removed from the opening credits.

Alexis Denisof (Wesley) is added to the opening credits.

This episode received a 4.9/7 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 4 out of 15 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.1 in the national ratings.

This episode ranked 92 out of 136 in prime time shows.

In the late 1700's, it was Angelus's custom to carve a Christian cross in to the left cheek of his victims.

Penn's act of killing in Los Angeles creates him the image of being the "Pope."

Penn relives his past by doing the exact same kills that Angelus and him performed in the 1700's.

Kate, finally, discovers that Angel is a vampire in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lunatic CalmLeave You Far Behind 

Episode Quotes
Penn: You're right, Angelus. My work was getting stale. I appreciate the critique. So look for something new, innovative... something shockingly original. Just think of the worse possible thing you can imagine, and I'll see you there.

Cordelia: (to Wesley) I don't care how many files you have on all the horrible things that he did back in the Powdered Wig Days. He is good now. And he is my friend. And nothing you or anyone else can say will make me turn on a friend.
Angel: Cordelia, he's right.
Cordelia: You stake him, and I'll cut his head off.

Angel: Its gotta end.
Penn: Why? Because you say so? Yeah, how does that work exactly? Do you just wake up one morning and decide "okay, now I'm good"? No, Angelus, it doesn't end. It never, ever ends. It just goes on and on.
Cordelia: That's not the only thing that goes on and on.

Cordelia: People really do change.
Angel: Yes they do...and sometimes they change back. If the day ever comes that I...
Cordelia: Oh, I'll kill you dead.
Angel: Thanks.
Cordelia: What are friends for?

Cordelia: Great news, sports fans - there's been another killing.

Cordelia: (while tying Angel to the bed) My glamorous L.A. life. I get to make the coffee and chain the boss to a bed.

Angel: I stalk them, toy with them, mark them while they're still alive. Before they can die from their fear, I feed on them.
Cordelia: Okay, so you've been having nightmares, it doesn't mean you ...
Angel: They're not nightmares. I've enjoyed them.
Cordelia: Oh.

Penn: You approved of me in ways my mortal father never did! You're my real father, Angelus.
Angel: Fine! You're grounded.

Kate: Angel, are you okay? Not that the brooding "man of mystery" thing isn't working for you. I mean it is, a lot.

Wesley: You recall earlier this morning that mix-up with the dentist's mail and newspaper? Thats when I saw this.
Cordelia: Oh my god! You cut up Mr. Folger's newspaper? You're going to get us kicked out of this building.

Wesley: (to Angel) You can't walk into a police precinct with intimate knowledge of these murders and claim a 200 year-old Puritan's responsible. You'd be locked up faster than Lady Hamilton's virtue. (to Cordelia) My apologies.
Cordelia: That's okay. I don't - I don't know what that meant.

Cultural References
Wesley: You'll be locked up faster than Lady Hamilton's Virtues.

Wesley is making reference to a centuries old dramatic play.

Episode References
Penn: I was a Puritan, remember?

The allusion given is that Angelus and Penn were both in England during the Puritan's attempts at change in England during the 1700's. The reference is made to the late 1700's.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman
ProducerTim Minear  |  Kelly A. Manners
Co-ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Consulting ProducerHoward Gordon  |  Marti Noxon
Associate ProducerR.D. Price
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorMichael Stern
CastingJennifer Fishman  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerKelly A. Manners
First Assistant DirectorRobert D. Nellans
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 EditorJoshua Charson
Supervising Sound EditorRobert Ewing
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Ron Evans  |  Kurt Kassulke
LeadmanChris Carriveau
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Stunt CoordinatorSpiro Razatos
Post Production CoordinatorJennifer Davis (2)
Main Title ThemeCami Elen  |  Holly Knight  |  Jymm Thomas
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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