When an ancient sarcophagus arrives in the laboratory at Wolfram & Hart, Fred opens a small compartment and is infected by an ancient disease that slowly begins to kill her. As Angel and Spike travel across the world in order to help her, Wesley slowly begins to realize that there may be no stopping this disease. Written by
Did You Know?
Co-creator Joss Whedon
was set to write and direct the previous episode, "Smile Time" (5.14), but he came up with this one and entrusted the other to Ben Edlund
. According to Whedon, he was reading Shakespeare with actors Alexis Denisof
and Amy Acker
and suddenly decided to kill Fred and allow Acker to play an entire different character. See more
Spike is looking down at the "hole in the World" that's the cemetery of demons. He imagines that at the antipodes a New Zealander could have the same view but reversed. But he's in England, and the antipodes of England are in open Pacific Ocean. The antipodes of New Zealand is actually southern Spain. See more
[on a private jet to England in an attempt to save Fred
Can't lose her, Spike.
I lost Cordy.