Angel

Underneath - S5-E17

Trivia: In the episode "Underneath", Illyria is talking about different dimensions she has visited and she says "And one world with nothing but shrimp...I tired of that one quickly." This is a reference to Buffy episode "Superstar": when Anya is explaining that there are many types of alternate realities, she says, "And there could even be a world with nothing but shrimp."

Hell Bound - S5-E4

Trivia: Angel leaves the Reaper locked in a metal cage as the camera pans slowly back so we can only see his eyes - almost exactly the same shot as when Connor left Angel trapped in the metal coffin at the end of "Tomorrow". They even say the same thing - "You get to live. Forever". Like father, like son.

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Shells - S5-E16

Trivia: When the gang is trying to figure out how Illyria got by them, Gunn says "Yeah, like she was pulling a Barry Allen. Jay Garrick? Wally... Like she was moving really fast." No one knew who he was talking about. All three name are different incarnations of The Flash.

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Lineage - S5-E7

Trivia: In one scene, Spike comments "Sex with robots is more common than most people think." This refers to the Buffybot Spike had commissioned in Buffy's fifth season.

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Origin - S5-E18

Trivia: In episode 18 of season 5 after Connor kills the demon he tells Angel that he doesn't like people touching his neck. This is a reference to getting his throat cut by Angel in episode 22 of season 4. No one knows that Connor just got his memories back.

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A Hole in the World - S5-E15

Trivia: Concerning Fred's line "Handsome man saves me from the monsters," she said this as well in Pylea. Those are the first and last words she ever says to Angel.

Maria Santos

Season 5 generally

Trivia: Because they were both friends with Glenn Quinn, David Boreanaz and Christian Kane were uncomfortable filming the Lindsey-posing-as-Doyle arc.

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You're Welcome - S5-E12

Trivia: David Boreanaz was suffering knee problems during production. To keep him off his feet, a lot of his scenes were shot with him sitting down.

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Not Fade Away - S5-E22

Trivia: The famous "Wilhelm scream" makes an appearance - the first demon Lindsey cuts up cries it out.

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Smile Time - S5-E14

Trivia: Gregor Framkin, the creator of the "Smile Time" show-within-a-show, is played by executive producer David Fury.

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Lineage - S5-E7

Trivia: In one scene, Wesley's father mentions the destruction of the Watcher's Council building, which happened in the Buffy episode "Never Leave Me."

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Conviction (1) - S5-E1

Trivia: With this episode, David Boreanaz is the only remaining original cast member from season one. Glenn Quinn's character died in episode 9 (He died in real life 3 years later) , Charisma Carpenter was written out of the show at the end of season four, while Alexis Denisof and J. August Richards began as guest stars; Amy Acker and Andy Hallett weren't introduced until season two, and Vincent Kartheiser first appeared in season three.

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Season 5 generally

Trivia: Joss Whedon wanted Sarah Michelle Gellar to guest star as Buffy in "You're Welcome" (the show's 100th episode) and "Power Play" (the penultimate episode), but she was unavailable. She later became available for the series finale, but Whedon declined, wanting the series to end focused on Angel. Conversely, David Boreanaz was available for the Buffy finale, but only for a limited amount of time.

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Not Fade Away - S5-E22

Trivia: Angel's plan to kill the ranking members of the Circle of the Black Thorn bears a striking similarity to the mass murders ordered by Michael Corleone in the climax of The Godfather and its sequels.

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Not Fade Away - S5-E22

Trivia: When the gang are in Spike's apartment where Angel is assigning them to go after members of the Circle of the Black Thorn, Spike says "First off, I'm not wearing any amulets. No bracelets, broaches, beads, pendants, pins, or rings. " This is a reference to how Spike dies in the series finale of Buffy by wearing an amulet to destroy the Hellmouth.

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Why We Fight - S5-E13

Trivia: Sam Lawson was the only vampire Angel sired after he was ensouled. As pointed out in the episode, he only did so in order to save the submarine, not for personal pleasure.

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