Angel: Season 1, Episode 16

The Ring (29 Feb. 2000)

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When an investigation goes wrong, Angel finds himself kidnapped by a demon fight club. He's trapped there, forced to fight other demons as part of a gladiator show. Cordy and Wes search for... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Cribb
Darin MacNamara
Jack MacNamara
Anthony Guidera ...
Ernie Nellins
Mr. Winslow
Marc Rose ...
Juan A. Riojas ...
Val Trepkos
Michael Philip ...


When an investigation goes wrong, Angel finds himself kidnapped by a demon fight club. He's trapped there, forced to fight other demons as part of a gladiator show. Cordy and Wes search for him, desperate to rescue Angel before it's too late. Meanwhile, Angel meets another Wolfram and Hart lawyer, Lilah Morgan. She promises to get Angel out of the club if he agrees to come over to Wolfram and Hart's side. Written by katierose295

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This episode was nominated for a 2000 Emmy for outstanding make up in a television series. See more »


In the final scene where Trepkos and Angel are fighting, the blood stain on Angel's shirt is on the left side. Later in the same scene the stain is on the right side. See more »


Cordelia Chase: "Demons, Demons, Demons." Wow. They put a lot of thought into that title.
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: It's a demon database. What would you call it?
Cordelia Chase: I don't know. How 'bout..."Demon Database"?
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Ah. A name rife with single entendre.
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References The Jerry Springer Show (1991) See more »

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Is there a reason that this episode closely resembles Hercules' episode 1.10 titled Gladiator?

I looked through the list of people who worked on both episodes and didn't see any overlapping names. I didn't notice it ten years ago, but I recently started watching Herc on netflix and halfway through the episode I began to feel a little deja vu. Which totally makes sense because I saw the episode when I was a teenager, but the longer I watched the more familiar it became.

When the queen requested to see Herc in her bed chamber a light came on in the distance. But, when he asked to go back to his cell A flood of memories came to me. I shouted "Angel", "Lilah", "The Ring!", "Which one's Cordi?" and other unintelligible things. Because, I'm the kind of loser who gets excited over this kinds of things

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