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Angel: Expecting

When Cordelia mysteriously wakes up several months pregnant, Angel must find out what caused it and who or what is growing inside of her before it comes out.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 1ADH12
Airdate: Tuesday January 25th, 2000

Director: David Semel
Writer: Howard Gordon

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Jul 31, 2009

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (7 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Ken Marino
As Wilson Christopher
Josh Randall
As Bartender

Co-Guest Stars
Doug Tompos
As Dr. Wasserman
Julie Quinn
As Pregnant Woman
Steven Roy
As Jason
Main Cast
Alexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Charisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This episode received a 5.8/9 in the overnight ratings.

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

This episode scored a 4.3 in the national ratings.

This episode ranked 81 out of 135 in prime time shows.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
SplashdownGames You Play 


Episode Quotes
Cordelia: I learned something, too. I learned, um, men are evil? Oh wait, I knew that. I learned that LA is full of self-serving phonies. No, had that one down, too. Ahh...sex is bad?
Angel: We all knew that.
Cordelia: Okay. I learned that I have two people I trust absolutely with my life. And that part's new.

Wesley: Hello. I was just in the neighborhood, patrolling with my new Bavarian fighting axe when I suddenly thought, "Perhaps Cordelia has had a vision." Perhaps you need my help in the battle against evil.
Angel: We seem to be evil-free at the moment.
Wesley: I also packed along a "Word Puzzle 3-D," if either of you has the nerve to take me on.
Cordelia: Gee, Wesley, I'd love to… but unlike you, I'm not in my eighties quite yet.

(discussing filing)
Angel: All right, so, why is Mrs. Benson filed under "F"?
Cordelia: Because she's from France. Remember what a pain she was?
Angel: Yeah. It made me wanna drink a lot.
Cordelia: Well, that's the French for ya.

Demon: Who are you?
Wesley: Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, Rogue Demon Hunter, and I'm here to fight you, sir, to the death...preferably yours.

Wesley: I mean, no one's more fond of Cordelia than I, but if she wants to go gadabouting with those doxies...
Angel: I think they liked you.
Wesley: Really? I...I...didn't mean doxy in a sexually promiscuous sense, exactly....I..You don't think sticking the axe in the wall put them off?
Angel: That was charming.
Wesley: What about the fact they thought we were gay?
Angel: Adds mystery.

Wilson: This is a private club, featured word, private.
Angel: You don't talk to me, I'll kick your ass. Featured word, ass.

Cordelia: You're not going to hurt my babies. No one is going to hurt my babies.

Angel: (seeing Cordelia drink his pig's blood) I don't think I've ever realized just how disgusting that was.



Cultural References
Cordelia: And now I look like the Joker.

Cordelia says this when she smeers her makeup because the Joker on Batman has makeup on his face.

Wesley: I don't suppose you are familiar with the Biblical story of David and Goliath.

Wesley is making reference to a small David and a huge Goliath fighting one another with the smaller one(David) winning the battle in the Bible.



Episode References
(When Cordelia says sex is bad)
Angel: We all knew that.

This is referencing to Angel losing his soul in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season two after a night of sex. Basically Angel cannot experience true happiness, which has already occurred through sex. This becomes a theme for people not wanting to have sex with Angel because of this simple fact.



Analysis
The Bathing Pool

The bathing pool that Cordelia and the other girls reflects that of a baptism. The girls all are in white with a "new birth" inside of them. The differences is that the water is not water and it is being done for evil. They are all commanded to serve their "master" to bring forth the new birth inside of them.



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
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 DirectorIan Woolf
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 ThemeJymm Thomas  |  Cami Elen  |  Holly Knight
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignRegis Kimble
Chief Lighting TechnicianRick A. West
ScoreChristophe Beck  |  Robert J. Kral
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
 
Warning: Angel season 1 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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