|"The Magic Bullet"|
|Air date||April 16th, 2003|
|Producers||Skip Schoolnik; Steven S. DeKnight; David Fury; David Greenwalt; Tim Minear; Jeffrey Bell; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Kelly A. Manners; Joss Whedon|
|Starring||David Boreanaz; Charisma Carpenter; J. August Richards; Amy Acker; Vincent Kartheiser; Andy Hallett; Alexis Denisof|
"Shiny Happy People"
"The Magic Bullet" is the nineteenth episode of season four of the vampire action series Angel and the eighty-sixth episode of the series overall. It was written and directed by Jeffrey Bell and first aired on the WB Network on April 16th, 2003. In this episode, Jasmine increases her dominating influence across Los Angeles. However, Winifred Burkle manages to break free of her control and tries to escape, prompting Jasmine to send the rest of the mind-controlled Team Angel after her.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Starring[edit | edit source]
|Charisma Carpenter||Cordelia Chase|
|J. August Richards||Charles Gunn|
|Amy Acker||Winifred "Fred" Burkle|
|Alexis Denisof||Wesley Wyndam-Pryce|
Guest Starring[edit | edit source]
|Andre Hotchko||Man in lobby|
|Ajgie Kirkland||Black man|
|Michael McElroy||Young boy|
|Chad Williams||Rock dude|
|Phyllis Flax||Very old woman|
|Amy Raymond||Weeping woman|
|Steve Forbess||Mexican man|
|David Block||Wolfram & Hart lawyer|
|Jack Gill||Man in car|
|Abigail Margulis||Lovely follower|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This episode is available on disc five of the Angel: Season Four DVD collection as well as the Angel: The Complete Series box-set edition.
- This episode is production code number: 4ADH19.
- This is the first episode of Angel directed by Jeffrey Bell. He directs three episodes of the series in total. His next episode is "The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco". This is his eleventh episode as a teleplay writer. He writes eleven episodes of the series in total. He previously wrote "Players". He next writes "The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco".
- Winifred Burkle is the first character seen in this episode.
Allusions[edit | edit source]
- The title of this episode refers to the Magic Bullet Theory, which was a legal concept conceived by the Warren Commission in relation to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was murdered in Dallas, Texas on November 22nd, 1963. The theory posits that a single bullet was responsible for multiple wounds, lending to the Commission's conclusion that Kennedy was assassinated by a single shooter. It is a theory that is largely disbelieved by many analysts.
- The opening song from this episode is "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys. It is the opening track off their 1966 album, Pet Sounds.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Charles Gunn: All right, now I'm getting mad.
- Lorne: Don't be shy, Slim-Jim. Go get some of that gorgeous goodness.
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