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Angel/Sense and Sensitivity

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Sense and Sensitivity
Sense and Sensitivity
Season 1, Episode 6
Airdate November 9, 1999
Production Number 1ADH06
Writer(s) Tim Minear
Director(s) James A. Contner
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Sense and Sensitivity is the sixth episode of the first season of Angel, and the sixth episode overall. Kate hires Angel to help find a mobster connected to the death of a county supervisor, but when the mobster employs Wolfram & Hart to break him out, everyone gets a little too emotional.

Guest Stars: Elisabeth Rohm (Kate Lockley), John Capodice (Little Tony Papazian), John Mahon (Trevor Lockley), Thomas Burr (Lee Mercer), Ron Marasco (Allen Lloyd)

Co-Stars: Alex Skuby (Harlan), Kevin Will (Heath), Thomas Burr (Lee Mercer), Ken Abraham (Spivey), Jimmy Shubert (Johnny Red), Ken Grantham (Lieutenant), Adam Donshik (Uniform Cop #1), Kevin E. West (Uniform Cop #2), Wilson Bell (Uniform Cop #3), Colin Patrick Lynch (Beat Cop), Steve Schirripa (Henchman), Christopher Paul Hart (Traffic Cop)


Plot Overview


Monster of the Week

  • Allen Lloyd: Lloyd is not a demon, but worships several demons which give him great strength thanks to his loyalty. Using his job as a sensitivity training counselor, he sends people to emotional extremes through a "talking stick" talisman.

Body Count

# Whom By Whom How Where
1 Tentacle Monster Angel Dismembered Tunnels
2 Police Officer Little Tony Shot Precinct station


Songs are listed in order of appearance in the episode.

  • Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
  • Solomon Burke - Baby

Arc Advancement


  • Wolfram & Hart: When Little Tony Papazian uses his phone call to call his lawyers, a man at Wolfram & Hart picks up. They hire Allen Lloyd to turn the police against each other so that Little Tony can kill Kate and escape.


  • Kate: Kate's father is introduced in this episode. He's a police officer who retires in this episode. Much of the episode deals with Kate's relationship with him, and how they've been distant since her mom died.
  • Cordelia and Doyle: Kate points out Doyle's crush on Cordelia, but she refuses to believe her and he denies it entirely.



The Show

  • Badge Number: Kate is a detective at the LAPD Metro Precinct. Her badge number is 3747 and among her commendations is the Medal of Valor. Her father, a corporal, had a badge number of 6873 prior to retiring.

Behind the Scenes

  • Ratings: On its first airing, this episode scored a 5.0/7 in the overnight Nielsen ratings. It was ranked 4th out of the 15 WB shows which aired that week.

Allusions and References

  • Jar-Jar Binks: Jar-Jar Binks is a character from the Star Wars prequel trilogy who first appeared in The Phantom Menace. Many Star Wars fans regard him as a cheap attempt to cash in on a younger audience. Older fans feel that the character was annoying and some felt that his speech pattern and look was a racist parody of Jamaicans.
Cordelia: Jar-Jar is getting his own talk show.
  • Spock: On Star Trek: The Original Series, Spock was the First Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Spock was a Vulcan, an alien race that live by reason and logic above all. Cordelia is likely referencing this cold dependancy on logic rather than emotion.
Cordelia: Mr. and Mrs. Spock need to mind-meld now.
  • Mark Fuhrman: During the investigation of the murder of Nicole Simpson, O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, a bloody glove was found on O.J.'s property. That glove was found by investigating police officer Mark Fuhrman. During the trial, the defense discredited him as a racist and misogynist who bragged about being in a secret organization called "Men Against Women" and torturing gang members.
Kate: It means that we'll shine light into the darkest corners of this precinct and give the people a clear view of the brutality and callousness of this police force that will make Mark Fuhrman look like Gentle Ben.
  • Dr. Laura: Laura Schlessinger is a conservative radio talk-show host who has a popular call-in advice show called "Dr. Laura." At one time, she had a television spin-off of her radio show, also called Dr. Laura, but the show was quickly cancelled due to protests from gay rights organizations and low ratings.
Kate: Oh god, listen to me. Suddenly I'm Dr. Laura.

Memorable Moments


  • Angel: What's the magic word?
    Cordelia: Ugh!
    Angel: No, I don't think 'ugh' is the magic word, if one would call it a word. And even then it's certainly not a magic one.


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