Angel: Season 1, Episode 12

Expecting (25 Jan. 2000)

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Cordelia has a date, wakes up at home and is very pregnant. She has been impregnated by a demon.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sarina (as Daphnee Duplaix)
Wilson Christopher
Dr. Wasserman
Pregnant Woman


Cordelia has a date, wakes up at home and is very pregnant. She has been impregnated by a demon.

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At the OB-GYN, Wesley and Cordelia are pretending to be Mr. and Mrs. Pangborn. This appears to be an homage to science fiction writer Edgar Pangborn (1909-1976), who is famous for his classic novelette "Angel's egg" (1951). (See also Angel's Egg (1985).) See more »


Possessed and pregnant, Cordelia drinks blood from Angel's pitcher and it runs down her front, then she wipes the blood from her mouth with her sleeve. From the point that she knocks Wesley out with the book to the end of the episode, the blood is missing from her clothes, though she doesn't ever change. See more »


[watching Cordelia drink a supply of blood from his fridge]
Angel: I don't think I've ever realized just how disgusting that was.
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References Evita (1996) See more »

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The Good; Cordy hits the town with the girls but gets more than she bargained for. Great to see Phantom Dennis back and his scenes with Cordy are beyond lovely. Love the reaction of the doctor and nurse during the ultrasound. Very good ep

The Bad; How come Cordy is dressed after sex?

Best line: Angel; "You're not alone" Cordy; "That's kind of the problem"

Jeez, how did they get away with that? Cordy and co in the goop, yuck

Apocalypses: 4

Angel Clichés Damsel in distress; 8, a whole bevy of them

In disguise; 3

DB get's his shirt off; 3

Cordy's tattoo;3

Cheap Angel; 2

Fang Gang in bondage: Cordy: 5 Angel: 5 Wes: 1

Fang gang knocked out: Wes by Cordy Cordy: 8 Angel: 7 Wes: 2 Doyle; 1

Kills: Cordy: I'll give this one to Cordy. 3 vamps, 1½ demons Angel: half a demon so 8 vamps, 4 and 1/2 demons, 2 humans. Doyle; 1 vamp Wes; 1/2 a demon

Fang Gang go evil: yep, Cordy overwhelmed by her maternal instincts Cordy: 2 Angel: 1

Alternate Fang Gang: Cordy: 2 Angel: 5

Characters killed: 20

Recurring characters killed; 1;

Total number of Angel Investigations: 2, Angel and Cordy

Angel Investigations shot: yep, Angel,

Angel: 6,

Packing heat; Wes with a pistol (presumably taken from the gun club?) Wes; 1 Doyle; 1

Notches on Fang Gang bedpost: I thought it was Xander who had the thing for demons? Cordy: 2 ?+Wilson/Hacksaw Beast Angel: 1;Buffy

Kinky dinky: How gorgeous are CCs friends, especially Sarina? Obviously this goes some VERY dark places, it smacks of GOT fetishism (beautiful women being raped and impregnated by demons/monsters/aliens who they then fall in love with, just google 'Monsters and Angels' to see the Buffy girls doing just that), the ultrasound reminds me of the infamous maternity ward scene in Aliens vs Predator; Requiem (of course Joss wrote Alien Resurrection so he's no stranger to the concept). Considering that Joss is supposed to be this great pro-feminist he puts his heroines through a lot of nasty stuff, almost like he wants to have his cake and eat it. Wilson apparently nearly had phonesex with the restaurant manager to get them in. Cordy drinks Angel's pig's blood, Angel states he never realised how disgusting it was until just then. At the end Cordy states she's learned sex is bad and men are evil. Angel agrees.

Captain Subtext; The girls assume Wes and Angel are a couple. Angel says it adds mystery. Angel describes Cordy as family and she says she trusts him and Wes implicitly.

Know the face, different character; 2

Parking garages; 3,

Buffy characters appearing in Angel; (unless someone can correct me no original Angel character ever appears on Buffy?) 6; Angel, Cordy, Oz, Spike, Buffy, Wes

Questions and observations; Fun story, putting Angel Investigations together more and more. How wonderful that when Wes has to come up with a name for him and Cordy he decides on Mr and Mrs Penborne. Angel comments that their French client made him want to drink a lot. Alcohol or blood? CC refers to Angel giving her date the 3rd degree which he and Doyle also did in the Bachelor Party. Wes refers to David and Goliath, the Watchers Council occasionally make biblical references.

Marks out of 10; 7/10

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