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Angel: Hell Bound

Spike struggles to maintain his weak grip on reality as spectral forces threaten to send him to hell. He encounters ghostly apparitions, including an eighteenth-century serial-killer doctor. Meanwhile, Fred continues her quest to find a way of restoring Spike to his corporeal self.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x4
Production Number: 5ADH04
Airdate: Wednesday October 22nd, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 16, 2009


Guest Stars
Sarah ThompsonSarah Thompson
As Eve
Allison BarcottAllison Barcott
As Armless Woman
Dorie BartonDorie Barton
As Psychic
Elliott GreyElliott Grey
As Hanging Man
J.T. LawsonJ.T. Lawson
As No Face
Judson Pearce MorganJudson Pearce Morgan
As Bloody Lawyer
Peter KanetisPeter Kanetis
As Lawyer #1
Simon TemplemanSimon Templeman
As Pavayne
Willow GeerWillow Geer
As Glass Woman
Main Cast
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Andy HallettAndy Hallett
As Lorne
Amy AckerAmy Acker
As Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Episode Notes
The WB put an advisory warning on this episode before it aired because of suggested content.

This episode scored a 4.4/6 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 6 out of 16 WB shows for that week.

This episode received a 3.1 in the national ratings.

This episode received a 95 out of 122 prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Spike: Is this the part where I say, "Who's there?" and something creepy happens? (A shadow moves nearby.)Thought so.

Wesley: Spike has been unintentionally disapparating more and more frequently.
Gunn: Give him 20 minutes: he'll be popping up next to you in the bathroom, making cracks about your . . . Am I the only one he does that to?

Gunn: (Reading) Got it. The dark soul.
Angel: What's it say?
Gunn: A lot. There are over thirty-two hundred different references. Four of them are about you.

Spike: So thats it then, I really am gonna burn.
Angel: Welcome to the club.
Spike: Least I got company, eh? You and me, together again. Hope and Crosby. Stills and Nash. Chico and the -
Angel: Yeah, are we done?
Spike: Never much for small talk, were you? Always to busy trying to perfect that brooding block of wood mystique. God, I love that.
Angel: Not as much I loved your nonstop yammering
Spike: The way you always had to be the big swingy, swaggerin' around barkin' orders.
Angel: Never listening
Spike: Always interrupting
Angel: And your hair. What color do they call that, radioactive?
Spike: Never cared much for you, Liam, even when you were evil.
Angel: Cared for you less.
Spike: Fine.
Angel: Good. There was one thing about you.
Spike: Really?
Angel: Yeah, I never told anybody about this, but I like your poems.
Spike: You like Barry Manilow

Fred: I"ve never seen anything like you.
Spike: I bet you say that to all the spooks.

Fred: I guess I may have gone over the budget by...
Eve: $800,000.

Cultural References
Spike: Put your martyr away Mahatma.

Mahatma is a title in Sanskrit for a religious leader/overseer. It is most associated with Ghandi, the leader of the non-violent protest against English rule in India, as well as other things.

(To Angel)
Spike: You and me together again. Hope and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

The first pair refers to Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. It's also a play on words, referring to the folk rock/rock supergroup "Crosby, Stills and Nash".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
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