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Angel: A Hole in the World

When a mysterious sarcophagus is delivered to Wolfram and Hart, Fred accidentally opens it and releases a ancient powerful demon called Illyria. Now with only 24 hours left to live before the demon consumes her, Angel and the gang must figure out a way to save her before its too late.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x15
Production Number: 5ADH15
Airdate: Wednesday February 25th, 2004

Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 26, 2009

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Alec Newman
As Drogyn
Gary Grubbs
As Roger Burkle
Jennifer Griffin
As Trish Burkle
Jonathan M. Woodward
As Knox
Sarah Thompson
As Eve
Jeremy Glazer
As Lawyer
John Duff
As Delivery Man
Kevin Grevioux
As Delivery Man
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 3.7/5 in the overnight ratings.

As of the end of this episode, the character of Fred is no more. Illyria (still played by Amy Acker) has taken over her body for the remainder of the series.

This episode ranked 7 out of 14 WB shows for that week.

This episode received a 2.6 in the national ratings.

This episode received a 91 out of 108 prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Spike: What's your favorite color? Whats your favorite song? Who's the goal keeper for Manchester United? And how many fingers am I holding up? You want to kill me. Try. I don't have time for your quirks

Spike: If cavement and astronaunts got in to a fight, who would win?
Wesley: You've been fighting fourteen hours over this.

Wesley: Time is not on our side.
Spike: Nobody is on our side.

Wesley: You're the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
Fred: You always like blotchy girls.

Cultural References
Spike: We're 007 now without the ponsy suits.

References the James Bond 007 series.

Lorne: If I was you I'd just be Carmen Miranda and die.

References the 1940's actress who collapsed and died on the Jimmy Durante show.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
Warning: Angel season 5 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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