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Angel: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been

Angel gets a flashback when he sees the old hotel where he would like to set up shop. He is reminded of his past in the 1950's and a very dangerous situation that took place there during that time period.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 2ADH02
Airdate: Tuesday October 03rd, 2000

Director: David Semel
Writer: Tim Minear

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Aug 18, 2009


Guest Stars
John KapelosJohn Kapelos
As Hotel Manager
Tommy HinkleyTommy Hinkley
As Detective
Brett RickabyBrett Rickaby
As Denver
J.P. ManouxJ.P. Manoux
As Bellman

Co-Guest Stars
David KagenDavid Kagen
As Salesman
Terrence BeasorTerrence Beasor
As Older Man
Julie AraskogJulie Araskog
As Over the Hill Whore
Tom BeyerTom Beyer
As Blacklisted Writer
Eve SigallEve Sigall
As Old Judy

Tony AmendolaTony Amendola
As Thesulac Demon
Main Cast
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Episode Notes
This episode received a 4.5/6 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 6 out of 17 WB shows for that week.

This episode scored a 3.1 in the national ratings.

This episode ranked 72 out of 111 in prime time shows.

The title is making reference to the red scare "are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist party."

Angel was in Los Angeles during the 1950's residing in the Hyperian Hotel.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Perry ComoHoop-Dee-Doo 

Episode Quotes
Cordelia: (about the hotel) Seventy years of violence, mayhem and paranoia. Bad vibes.
Angel: We're moving in.
Cordelia: I mean, a few throw pillows and what's not to love?

Judy: Uhm - uhm - my-my boyfriend, he's kind of the jealous type...
Angel: Maybe you shouldn't go wandering into other men's rooms.

(fighting a demon)
Angel: Watch his tentacles!
Cordelia: Excuse me?
Wesley: Tentacles.
Cordelia: Oh.

Cordelia: Yep, it's not that vampires don't photograph. It's just that they don't photograph well.

Wesley: Angel, you don't find me especially paranoid, do you?
Angel: Not especially.
Wesley: Thank God. I was worried.

Cordelia: It's kind of like a puzzle. The "who died horribly because Angel screwed up fifty years ago?" game.

Wesley: I've been accused of a great many things in my time but paranoid has never been one of them. Unless people have been saying it behind my back.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman
Supervising ProducerTim Minear
ProducerShawn Ryan  |  Kelly A. Manners
Co-ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Consulting ProducerJim Kouf  |  Marti Noxon
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorMichael Stern
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorRobin R. Oliver
Second Assistant DirectorMichael Finn
Music EditorTim Isle
Costume DesignerJessica Pazdernik
Key GripMatt Mania
Camera OperatorFrederick Iannone
Set DesignerAndrew Reeder
Set DecoratorSandy Struth
Location ManagerEd Lippman
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterCourtney Jackson (2)
Construction CoordinatorBruce Di Valerio
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorJain Sekuler
Production CoordinatorElyse Ramsdell
Script CoordinatorElisabeth James Rhee
Assistant EditorMarc Pollon
Supervising Sound EditorThierry J. Couturier
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Tom Perry  |  Adam Sawelson
LeadmanChris Carriveau
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Stunt CoordinatorMichael M. Vendrell
Post Production CoordinatorJennifer Davis (2)
Main Title ThemeJymm Thomas  |  Holly Knight  |  Cami Elen
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignRegis Kimble
Chief Lighting TechnicianRick A. West
ScoreRobert J. Kral
AssistantJesse Stern  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)  |  David Burns (3)
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Music CoordinatorJohn C. King
Head HairstylistDiana Acrey
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
Stunt DoubleMike Massa
Makeup ArtistDavid Deleon
Lead PainterTerri Lee Holm
Make-up SupervisorDayne Johnson
Main Title Theme Performed ByDarling Violetta
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
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