- "You went to a lot of trouble to get this staff. You had us attacked, you smuggled in a weapon, you brought in an army so you could escape. I don't know why you're doing all this, but did you ever once consider there might be another way? Did you ever once consider talking to me about it?"
- ―Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
|Air date||November 12th, 2003|
|Producers||Jeffrey Bell; Gail Berman; Steven S. DeKnight; Ben Edlund; Sandy Gallin; David Greenwalt; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Kelly A. Manners; Skip Schoolnik; Joss Whedon|
|Starring||David Boreanaz; James Marsters; J. August Richards; Amy Acker; Andy Hallett; Alexis Denisof|
"The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco"
"Lineage" is the seventh episode of season five of the supernatural drama series Angel and the ninety-sixth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Jefferson Kibbee and written by Drew Goddard. It first aired on the WB Network on November 12th, 2003. In this episode, Wolfram & Hart are besieged by jumping ninja cyborgs! After placing Winifred Burkle into a situation where she is nearly killed, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce receives a tongue-lashing from Angel. To make matters even worse for Wes, his father, Roger Wyndam-Pryce pays a visit. He tells Wesley that the Watcher Council is regrouping and that he is here to evaluate his son's performance to see if he is ready to become a Watcher again.
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Cast[edit | edit source]
Principal Cast[edit | edit source]
|J. August Richards||Charles Gunn|
|Amy Acker||Winifred "Fred" Burkle|
|Alexis Denisof||Wesley Wyndam-Pryce|
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
|Roy Dotrice||Roger Wyndam-Pryce|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Production code number: 5ADH07.
- This episode received a 4.0/6 in the overnight ratings.
- This is the third episode of Angel directed by Jefferson Kibbee. He previously directed "Peace Out". His next episode is "Damage".
- As revealed at the end of the episode, the Roger Wyndam-Pryce that appears in this episode is actually a disguised cyborg. The true Roger Wyndam-Pryce only makes a behind-the-scenes appearance on the other end of a telephone.
- This episode is the first professional acting work for Linda Jewell, who is uncredited for her participation in this episode.
Allusions[edit | edit source]
- Spike makes a comment about having sex with robots. This is not a strange phenomenon for Spike who used to pleasure himself via the "Buffybot" over on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Winifred Burkle: This thing really blurs the line between human and robot.
- William Pratt: Aha! So you're not ruling out that a human being could've boffed a robot. Sex with robots is more common than most people think.
- Eve: That's odd.
- Spike: I know what this is. You'll never take me to hell, Pavayne! (Emergency power comes on) Oh. Well, that's just something I say...when, uh... it gets dark.
- Eve: Willing to risk anything...or anyone... for the greater good. Look, hey... I'm just asking. Could it be there's another reason you're getting so mad at him about this? Mmm... stealing your son, for instance?
- Angel: We don't talk about my son.
- Spike: I don't know if you know this, but, uh... I killed my mum. Actually, I'd already killed her, and then she tried to shag me so I had to –
- Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Thank you. I'm... very comforted. Right.
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