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Angel: Soul Purpose

Angel is plagued by dreams of Spike being the chosen champion and the new protector of the helpless, which makes Angel question if he is still doing what he use to do.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x10
Production Number: 5ADH10
Airdate: Wednesday January 21st, 2004

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 21, 2009


Guest Stars
Christian KaneChristian Kane
As Lindsey McDonald
Mercedes McNabMercedes McNab
As Harmony Kendall
Sarah ThompsonSarah Thompson
As Eve
Clara Hughes (2)Clara Hughes (2)
As Blue Fairy
Jodi HarrisJodi Harris
As Woman
Rob EvorsRob Evors
As Man
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
This episode ranked 10 out of 16 WB shows for that week.

This episode received a 2.3 in the national ratings.

This episode received a 104 out of 117 prime time shows.

This is the first episode that David Boreanaz (Angel) has directed on the series.

Episode Quotes
Lorne: Hey, down in front!
Harmony: Yeah, Angel. You're blocking the apocalypse.

(To Angel)
Spike: All your life is a lie. Your dreams of redemption. All for nothing.

Spike: I want to know who or what you are and how fast I can snap your forearm before you talk.
Lindsey: I'm Doyle.

(To Lindsey)
Spike: I get really violant when I get played.

Woman: Thank thank you, that thing was trying to kill you.
Spike: Well what do you expect. Walking out here out in the middle of the night. I should just kill you myself.

(To Angel)
Fred: You're empty. You're nothing left but a shell.

(To Angel)
Wesley: You're finally coming to terms with the truth...you are irrelevant

Lindsey: These are the only things keeping me off Wolfram & Hart's radar.
Eve: Doesn't mean we're ther're not sexy.

Spike: Now that'll be a bitch of a clean up.
Angel: Spike...
Spike: No need to help me. Just helping the helpless.

Cultural References
Gunn: I say we whoop some Machiavelli on his punk ass!

Machiavelli wrote "The Prince", a book advising a certain prince to use manipulation and cunning to keep his position, no matter what.

Angel: Gunn, get a meeting with your best Judas but don't tell him your plans

Refers to Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus.

Spike: Look who came to call..Crockett and Tubbs.

Refers to a couple of actors on "Miami Vice".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
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