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Angel: Origin

Angel resists the appeal of parents seeking help from Wolfram & Hart regarding their son's supernatural abilities after he discovers that the boy is his son, Connor. Despite his reservations, Angel is forced to bring Connor into conflict with an old adversary to prevent his son's memories from being restored. Meanwhile Wesley uncovers a mysterious deal struck by Wolfram & Hart that threatens the secret Angel desperately wants to protect.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x18
Production Number: 5ADH18
Airdate: Wednesday April 21st, 2004

Director: Terrence O'Hara
Writer: Drew Goddard

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Oct 27, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Vincent KartheiserVincent Kartheiser
As Connor

Guest Stars
Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin
As Hamilton
Adrienne Brett EvansAdrienne Brett Evans
As Connor's Mother
Dennis ChristopherDennis Christopher
As Cyvus Vail
Jack ConleyJack Conley
As Sahjahn
Jim AbeleJim Abele
As Connor's Father
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
Mercedes McNabMercedes McNab
As Harmony Kendall
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 3.9/6 in the overnight ratings.

Vincent Kartheiser (Connor) returns in this episode.

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

This episode received a 2.5 in the national ratings.

This episode received a 98 out of 120 prime time shows.

This episode marks the death of Sahjahn.

Episode Quotes
Illyria: (to Connor) His body warms....this one lusts over me.

Connor: You have to do anything you can to protect your family. I learned that from my father.

Spike: Bugger that. Do it yourself

(To Angel regarding Illyria)
Wesley: She is either counting oxygen molecules, analyzing a petri dish she put in her mouth or sleeping...I can really never tell.

(To Wesley)
Angel: Fred is dead Wes, you are not. Start acting like it.

(To Illyria)
Spike: When I hit you, you tell me how you feel so I can write that down on my clipboard.

Connor: Are you 500 years old?
Angel: Do I look 500 years old?

Connor: I guess I've always had a thing for older women.
Angel: They were suppose to fix that.

Angel: How do you know about Connor?
Cyvus Vail: I built him.

Cultural References
(To Angel)
Connor: Do you spend your time making out with other vampires like Anne Rice novels?

Anne Rice writes novels about vampires; there are some sexual scenes in the novels.

Sahjahn: For releasing me from my prison in gratitude I grant you three wishes.

Refers to the genie's reputation for granting three wishes

Connor: I figured I was going to Tony Roma's tonight.

Tony Roma's is a restaurant with locations around the world.

(To Angel)
Wesley: Is this your thirty pieces of silver?

References the money that Judas was paid to betray Jesus.

(To Angel)
Connor: You should make a whole suit out of it like the Pope has.

References the white suit of clothing that the Pope wears.

Episode References
Hamilton: I am not a little girl and I won't be having sex with you on that couch anytime soon.

Hamilton is referring to what Eve and Angel did in the episode "Life of the Party."

Sahjahn: How did Quortoth work out for you?

He is referring to when he sent Connor to Quortoth to avoid being unleashed in the world.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Greenwalt  |  Joss Whedon
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