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Angel: Players

Angel and the gang set out to find out as much as they can about Cordelia's pregnancy and the identity of The Beast's master while Gwen Raiden enlists Gunn's help to crash a black-tie affair and rescue a kidnapped girl.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x16
Production Number: 4ADH16
Airdate: Wednesday March 26th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 09, 2009

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (5 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Alexa Davalos
As Gwen Raiden
Dana Lee
As Takeshi Morimoto
David Monahan
As Garrett
Hope Shin
As Little Asian Girl
John Fremont
As Security Guy
Michael Patrick McGill
As Checkpoint Guard
Wendy Haines
As Over-Jeweled Woman
Main Cast
Alexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Charisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
J. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Andy Hallett
As Lorne
Amy Acker
As Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Episode Notes
This episode received a 3.3/5 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 7th out of 17 WB shows for that week.

This episode received a 2.2 in the national ratings.

This episode ranked 101 out of 118 in prime time shows.

This is the last appearance of Gwen on the series.

Episode Quotes
Cordelia: I feel what it feels. I can sense its goodness. It's love.

(Regarding Cordelia's baby)
Gunn: It's not going to be long before woosh pop.

Angel: Lorne you are...
Lorne: Reliable as a cheap fortune cookie?

Angel: Maybe someone will...
Gwen: Strike you? Be careful what you wish for.

Connor: I don't care what they say.
Cordelia: Really? Is that why you retreated to the fortress of solitude?

Gunn: I've spent most of this year stuck in a liturgical soap opera. It feels good to actually help people out for a change.

Security Guard: The eletronic imprint on your invitation has been altered.
Gwen: I can explain that. I was struck by lightning.

Gunn: Now I'll have to get your lame ass blood out of this sweet new suit. You better hope this comes out.

Gunn: I can't believe I took time out of the apocalpyse for this.
Gwen: Even the Pres takes vacations.

(To Gunn)
Gwen: Dont knock the muscles. The girls go all crazy over that.

Cultural References
Lorne: You think this Dungeons and Dragons cloak is a fashion statement?

Dungeons & Dragons is a real time fantasy game with different characters and different abilities for players in it.

Episode References
Wesley: Last time Cordelia was impregnated, she was ready to give overnight.

Wesley is referring to the demon pregnancy through Cordelia in season one.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Warning: Angel season 4 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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