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Angel: Supersymmetry

After Fred's physics article is published; she's invited to speak at a symposium where a portal opens, bringing her face to face with a demon and a dark secret about her old professor. Meanwhile, Angel tries to solve the mystery of the portal and why someone would want Fred out of the way.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x5
Production Number: 4ADH05
Airdate: Sunday November 03rd, 2002

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 02, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Andy HallettAndy Hallett
As Lorne

Guest Stars
Stephanie RomanovStephanie Romanov
As Lilah Morgan
Jennifer TracyJennifer Tracy
As Laurie Drummond
Randy OglesbyRandy Oglesby
As Professor Seidel
Main Cast
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Amy AckerAmy Acker
As Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 3.2/4 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 10th out of 17 WB shows for the week.

This episode received a 2.2 in the national ratings.

This episode received a 106 out of 135 in prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Winifred: You know what they say about payback? Well, I'm the bitch.

Professor Seidel: Winifred's a natural. By the end of the semester, she was taking on W.I.M.P.s.
Gunn: You should see her now: killer left hook.
Fred: W.I.M.P.s are Weakly Interactive Massive Particles.
Gunn: Oh, yeah, uh... (nervous laugh) Just kidding.

Angel: How's your head?
Lorne: Smashing.

(Regarding Cordelia)
Angel: Take her slippers! Her feet get cold.
Connor: I know, she's always stealing the covers.

(Regarding Fred and Gunn having sex last night)
Fred: Did Charles tell you?
Angel: Well he didn't describe it.

Fred: If I had not gone through that portole, I would have never learned my string compatification theory.
Gunn: Exactly because strings need to...compactify.

(To Angel regarding Fred)
Lilah: If I wanted to kill the twig, would I do it in a room full of people and make a conspicuous getaway to make it more conspicuous

(Hits Professor Seidel)
Fred: You know what they say, the bitch is back.

(Hits Professor Seidel)
Fred: You know what they say, the bitch is back.

Cultural References
Fred: Think Nomar Garciapara and Sammy Sosa.

Fred is mentioning two famous sluggers in baseball.

Fred: Cute little Fred she'll turn the cheek like a good little girl.

Fred is referring to a biblical reference of Jesus saying "turn the other cheek."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
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