"Hell Bound"
Series Angel
Season 5, Episode 4
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Air date October 22nd, 2003
Writers Steven S. DeKnight
Director Steven S. DeKnight
Producers Skip Schoolnik; David Greenwalt; Steven S. DeKnight; Ben Edlund; David Fury; Jeffrey Bell; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Kelly A. Manners; Joss Whedon
Starring David Boreanaz; James Marsters; J. August Richards; Amy Acker; Andy Hallett; Alexis Denisof
Episode guide
"Life of the Party"

"Hell Bound" is the fourth episode of season five of the vampire television series Angel and the ninety-second episode of the series overall. It was written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight. It first aired on the WB Network on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003. In this episode, Spike makes some headway towards trying to become corporal, but also finds himself being pulled into a Hell dimension.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is production code number 5ADH04.
  • This episode is a Spike spotlight episode.

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  • A medium is someone who possesses a natural affinity for communicating with the dead.
  • Spike makes reference to Barry Manilow in this episode, who is a singer and songwriter best known for songs such as "Mandy" and "Copacabana". Angel was forced to perform "Mandy" at Caritas in the season two episode, "Judgment".
  • Spike compares his history with Angel to "Hope and Crosby", which is a reference to the comedy duo Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. He also links this reference to another "Crosby", David Crosby, of the Classic Rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash.
  • Spike makes a partial reference to Chico and the Man, which was a sitcom series that aired on NBC from 1974 to 1978.

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  • Spike: So that's it, then. I really am going to burn.
  • Angel: Welcome to the club.
  • Spike: Well, least I got company, eh? You and me, together again. Hope and Crosby. Stills and Nash. Chico and the...
  • Angel: Yeah, are we done?
  • Spike: Never much for small talk, were you? Always too busy trying to perfect that brooding block of wood mystique. God, I love that.
  • Angel: Not as much as I loved your nonstop yammering.
  • Spike: The way you always had to be the big swingy, swaggerin' around, barkin' orders.
  • Angel: Never listening.
  • Spike: Always interrupting.
  • Angel: And your hair. What color do they call that? Radioactive?
  • Spike: Never much cared for you, Liam, even when we were evil.
  • Angel: Cared for you less.
  • Spike: Fine.
  • Angel: Good. [long pause] There was one thing about you.
  • Spike: Really?
  • Angel: Yeah, I never told anybody about this, but I-I liked your poems.
  • Spike: You like Barry Manilow.

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