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?
The phrase "are you now or have you ever been..." is strongly associated with the Red Scare/Blacklist era of the 1950s, when it was a commonly heard introduction to questions posed by the House Un-American Activities Committee to defendants they suspected of being Communists. The question can be heard during the 1950s section of the episode when footage (containing infamous Communist-hunter Senator Joseph McCarthy) is briefly visible on a television in the hotel lobby. See more
When Angel hides the bag of money up on the shelf in the basement, he is not wearing glasses. However, in the close up shot of his arms and the bag, he is. 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