"Shells"
Series Angel
Season 5, Episode 16
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Air date March 3rd, 2004
Writers Steven S. DeKnight
Director Steven S. DeKnight
Producers Skip Schoolnik; David Greenwalt; Steven S. DeKnight; Ben Edlund; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; David Fury; Jeffrey Bell; Kelly A. Manners; Joss Whedon
Starring David Boreanaz; James Marsters; J. August Richards; Amy Acker; Andy Hallett; Alexis Denisof
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"Shells" is the sixteenth episode of season five of the vampire television series Angel and the 104th episode of the series overall. It was written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight. It first aired on the WB Network on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004. In this episode, the members of Team Angel have to accept the fact that Fred Burkle is dead and gone, and now only Illyria stands in her place.

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  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode is production code number 5ADH16.
  • Winifred Burkle appears in flashback only. This is the final appearance of the character.
  • This is the third and final appearance of Doctor Sparrow. He appeared last in "Smile Time".

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  • The title given to Illyria's high priest on Earth is "Qwa'ha Xahn". Knox fills the role of this function. All of Illyia's previous Qwa'ha Xahns have been taller than Knox.
  • Illyria gets her red leather body-suit in this episode.
  • Illyria demonstrates the ability of molecular immobilization in this episode. This is the ability to slow-down time, and possibly even halt it. Generally, the person who casts this ability is immune to the effects themselves. This is also an ability utilized by the Charmed Ones on Charmed.
  • Anegl and Spike are on their way home from a failed mission in England in this episode.
  • The mini-bottles that Spike is consuming on the airplane is Jack Daniel's, which is a popular brand of Tennessee whiskey.

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