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Angel: Lineage

Wesley's father mysteriously shows up at Wolfram & Hart, while the gang has to deal with a group of robots who have come to take over Angel. How successful will this takeover mission be?

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x7
Production Number: 5ADH07
Airdate: Wednesday November 12th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 20, 2009

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jonathan M. WoodwardJonathan M. Woodward
As Knox
Sarah ThompsonSarah Thompson
As Eve
Roy DotriceRoy Dotrice
As Roger Wyndham-Pryce
Main Cast
Alexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
J. August Richards
As Charles Gunn
Andy Hallett
As Lorne
Amy Acker
As Winifred "Fred" Burkle/Illyria
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 4.0/6 in the overnight ratings.

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

Wesley's father pays a visit in this episode.

This episode received a 3.1 in the national ratings.

This episode received a 98 out of 122 prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Winifred: Part of you knew. Even if you can't admit it to yourself, part of you knew it wasn't him.
Wesley: No. I was sure it was him. You were there. I killed my father.
Winifred: He was threatening your friends.
Wesley: He was threatening you he pointed a gun at you, Fred... So I shot him.

(To Angel regarding Wesley)
Eve: Are you worried that he will betray you again and sacrifice for the greater good?

(To Wesley)
Roger: Some say your tenure as Watcher as one of the most embarassing ever.

Spike: Sex with robots is more common than most men think.

Knox: Do you see a trip mechanism?
Wesley: You mean like the one I just tripped.

(To Eve on the Elevator)
Spike: You'll never take me to Hell Pavayne!(Elevator lights come back on) Well, I say that sort of thing you know...when it gets dark.

Cultural References
(To Roger)
Lorne: You're like a young Winston Churchill.

Refers to Winston Churchill, the leader of England during World War II against Hitler.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Warning: Angel season 5 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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