After running across it, Angel is vaguely familiar with an abandoned building, the Hyperion hotel. At his request, Wesley and Cordelia discover that Angel used to be a tenant in the hotel in the 1950s. At that time, Angel was pulled into a sticky situation with a woman hiding her past which lead to an unfortunate end. In the present day, Angel and the team attempt to rid the hotel of its demons. Written by
Patrick "The G" Gurney
Did You Know?
Cordelia and Westley mention that the hotel bellhop's name was Frank Gilnitz. "Gilnitz" is a name that was often used for incidental or unseen characters on "The X-Files" (1993) (usually with the first name John); it became a running joke on that show. The name was an amalgam of the names of longtime X-Files writers John Shiban
, Vince Gilligan
, and Frank Spotnitz
. The writer of this Angel
episode, Tim Minear
, was a writer and story editor for "The X-Files". See more
A flashback to 1952 shows a woman who embezzled $11,000. When the money is shown, it is in the new $20 bills that weren't issued until 1996. See more
The Hyperion Hotel. It appears to be abandoned.
Sixty eight rooms, sixty eight vacancies.
In California Spanish, deco influence. I'd say built in the late nineteen twenties.
That'd be my guess.
Performed by Perry Como See more