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.
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?
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.