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| writer = [[Mere Smith]]
 
| writer = [[Mere Smith]]
 
| director = [[Fred Keller]]
 
| director = [[Fred Keller]]
| previous = [[Belonging]]
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| previous = "[[Belonging]]"
| next = [[Through the Looking Glass]]
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| next = "[[Through the Looking Glass]]"
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| cast = {{CastList
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| starring = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=David Boreanaz|character=Angel}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Charisma Carpenter|character=Cordelia Chase|billed=Cordelia}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Alexis Denisof|character=Wesley Wyndam-Pryce|billed=Wesley}}
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| {{CastActor|name=J. August Richards|character=Charles Gunn|billed=Gunn}}}}
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| gueststarring = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=Andy Hallett|character=Lorne|billed=The Host}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Amy Acker|character=Winifred Burkle|billed=Fred}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Susan Blommaert|imdb=0088964|character=Vakma of the Gathwok Clan|billed=Vakma}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Persia White|character=Agnes Bellfleur|billed=Aggie}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Daniel Dae Kim|character=Gavin Park|billed=Gavin}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Michael Phenicie|imdb=0309605|character=Silas}}}}
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| costarring = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=Brian Tahash|imdb=0846663|character=Narwek|billed=Constable}}
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| {{CastActor|name=William Newman|imdb=0628309|character=Trensiduf}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Drew Wicks|imdb=1053452|character=Blix}}}}
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| uncredited = {{CastGroup|{{CastActor|name=Brody Hutzler|imdb=0404693|character=Landok}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Jackson Bolt|imdb=1357257|billed=Pylean}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Andrew Parks|imdb=0662904|character=Barshon|billed=Priest #1}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Rachelle Roderick|imdb=0734614|billed=Slave}}
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| {{CastActor|name=Lee Whittaker|imdb=0924121|character=Seekul}}}}}}
 
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"'''Over the Rainbow'''" is the twentieth episode of the [[List of Angel season two episodes|second season]] of ''[[Angel (series)|Angel]]'' and the forty-second episode overall. Written by Mere Smith and directed by Fred Keller, it was originally broadcast on May 8, 2001 on the WB network.
   
[[Cordelia Chase]] is inadvertently sucked into a portal and ends up in [[Pylea]]. The Host is revealed to be Krevlornswath, aka: [[Lorne]]. In the dimension of Pylea humans are not treated as human and she becomes a slave, until her owners learn of her power of sight. Back in [[Los Angeles]], [[Angel]], [[Wesley Wyndam-Pryce|Wesley]] and Lorne the Host try to use every available means to try to get to Pylea to rescue Cordelia, while [[Charles Gunn|Gunn]] visits his old street gang and finds them alienated from him over leaving them to fend for themselves against the forces of darkness.
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[[Cordelia Chase]] is inadvertently sucked into a portal and ends up in [[Pylea]], [[Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan|the Host]]'s former dimension. She is quickly enslaved, but when her visions manifest in public, she is thought to be cursed. Back in [[Los Angeles]], [[Angel]], [[Wesley Wyndam-Pryce|Wesley]] and Lorne try to use every available means to try to get to Pylea to rescue Cordelia.
   
== Synopsis ==
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==Synopsis==
The group realizes Cordelia has been sucked into the Host's home dimension of Pylea, which the Host says he was glad to leave. Caritas, the bar he runs, was once the abandoned building where the portal from Pylea opened up. Angel reads from the book to reopen the portal, but it fails to open; Wesley's researching discovers that the portal can only open in hot spots and Caritas is currently cold. The Host seeks help from a psychic friend in order to find a hot spot, but she won't provide the information until he agrees to go with the others to finish his business in Pylea. Two lawyers from Wolfram & Hart appear at Angel's hotel, informing Angel that the law firm plans to buy the hotel when the current lease expires. Angel vamps out and lawyers take their leave, but not before threatening to make Angel's life difficult. Angel leaves a message on an answering machine with information about saving the hotel in case they don't make it back from Pylea.
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Cordelia finds herself in a new dimension, where she is chased down by a green demon who declares her a "cow", or human slave. She is sold at the market, and her [[Vakma of the Gathwok Clan|demon owner]] forces her into a collar that can be used to shock her when she doesn't obey. As she later mucks out the stables, wondering aloud if she can remove the collar, [[Winifred Burkle|a runaway slave]] warns her through a hole in a wall that she shouldn't bother fighting. Cordelia is unable to see that the woman is Fred from her vision, crazy after all her years in Pylea. Before any more information can be exchanged, Fred is caught and taken away. Later, Cordelia follows her owner, carrying purchases from the market, until a vision causes her to fall and drop everything. She reveals she saw a villager being attacked by a [[Drokken Beast|Drokken]] in her vision, and a crowd gathers and declares her to be cursed. Cordelia is brought before [[Narwek|Constable Narwek]] and explains she has precognitive visions.
   
Cordelia finds herself in a new dimension, where she is chased down by a green demon who declares her a "cow", or human slave. Her demon owner forces her into a collar that can be used to shock her when she doesn't obey. As she later mucks out the stables, wondering aloud if she can remove the collar, a runaway slave warns her through a hole in a wall that she shouldn't bother fighting. Cordelia is unable to see that the woman is Fred from her vision, crazy after all her years in Pylea. Before any more information can be exchanged, Fred is caught and taken away. Later, Cordelia follows her owner, carrying purchases from the market, until a vision causes her to fall and drop everything. She reveals she saw a villager being attacked by a Drokken in her vision, and a crowd draws, declaring her cursed. Cordelia is brought before Constable Narwek and explains she has precognitive visions.[[File:Angels2s8.jpg|thumb|left|352px|Cordelia once arrived in Pylea]]Angel pulls his car up to the gate of a movie studio lot, following the Host's information that it is a psychic hot spot. Although Gunn had earlier stated that George's death made him realize he's needed in this dimension, Angel's depressing phone message persuades him to join the mission. Wesley reads from the book, and with final good-byes to L.A., Angel drives his car through the portal. The book falls onto the sidewalk as the car vanishes. As the car arrives in daytime Pylea, Angel rushes to cover himself before realizing the two suns are not fatal to vampires. Happy and amazed, Angel goes off to gather branches to hide the car while enjoying the rare opportunity to be in sunlight. After covering the car, the guys realize that the book is gone and that they'll have to find another way to get back home. In town, the Host advises that they stay to the shadows, as humans are treated as slaves. The Host tries to get help from an old friend but is met with bad reception. Chased by villagers, the gang is eventually caught and tied up in the middle of town.
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Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the group realizes Cordelia has been sucked into the Host's home dimension of Pylea, which the Host says he was glad to leave and will never go back to. [[Caritas]], the bar he runs, was once the abandoned building where the portal from Pylea deposited him. Angel, desperate to save Cordelia, reads from the book to reopen the portal, but nothing happens; Wesley's research discovers that portals can only be opened so many time before they become "cold". This means that the gang must find a new hot spot to open the portal. The Host seeks help from a [[Agnes Bellfleur|psychic friend]] in order to find a hot spot, but she won't provide the information until he agrees to go with the others to finish his business in Pylea. Wesley finds out that the portal scatters multiple people who go through, and they realize that Cordelia won't have arrived in Pylea with [[Landokmar of the Deathwok Clan|Landok]]. [[Gavin Park]], a lawyer from [[Wolfram & Hart]], appears at the [[Hyperion Hotel|hotel]] with a colleague and informs Angel that the law firm plans to buy the hotel when the current lease expires. Angel, uninterested in dealing with lawyers, vamps out and Gavin takes his leave, but not before promising to make Angel's life difficult. Angel leaves a message on an answering machine for [[Charles Gunn|Gunn]], who has elected to go reconcile with his old gang, with key information in case they don't make it back from Pylea.
   
After the Constable arrives, the Host is taken away for questioning while the rest are chained in a dungeon until they are sentenced. In the dungeon, the guys brainstorm for escape plans and then with his vampire hearing, Angel overhears a conversation about Cordelia and her "sight." Guards bring Angel, Gunn, and Wesley to the Constable, who announces they will all be killed. For their death sentence, they are brought before the Princess of Pylea...Cordelia.
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[[Image:Angels2s8.jpg|thumb|left|Cordelia after arrival in Pylea]]
   
== Cast ==
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Angel pulls his car up to the gate of Paramount Studios, following the Host's information that it is a psychic hot spot. Wesley's research revealed that if the gang use the car to travel through the portal it should allow them to stay together. Although Gunn had initially stated that [[George]]'s death made him realize he's needed in this dimension, Angel's distressing phone message persuaded him to join the mission. Wesley reads from the book, and with final good-byes to L.A., Angel drives his car through the portal however the book is left behind. As the car arrives in daytime Pylea, Angel rushes to cover himself before realizing that the two suns are not fatal to vampires. Happy and amazed, Angel goes off to gather branches to hide the car while enjoying the rare opportunity to be in sunlight. After covering the car, the guys realize that the book is gone and Lorne is horrified. Wesley realizes the book must have been bound to Earth, and Angel points out that they can't return home without Cordelia anyway, so finding another way to open a portal will have to wait until after she's rescued.
====Main cast====
 
*[[David Boreanaz]] as [[Angel]]
 
*[[Charisma Carpenter]] as [[Cordelia Chase]]
 
*[[Alexis Denisof]] as [[Wesley Wyndam-Pryce]]
 
*[[J. August Richards]] as [[Charles Gunn]]
 
   
====Guest stars====
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Meanwhile, Cordelia is taken before a tribunal and tested to see if she is afflicted with a curse. They test her using hot pokers and sharp needles, and unanimously decide that she is indeed cursed and take her away.
*[[Andy Hallett]] as [[Lorne]]
 
*[[Amy Acker]] as [[Winifred Burkle]]
 
*Susan Blommaert as [[Vakma]]
 
*[[Persia White]] as [[Agnes Bellfleur|Agnes "Aggie" Bellfleur]]
 
*[[Daniel Dae Kim]] as [[Gavin Park]]
 
*Michael Phenicie as [[Silas]]
 
   
====Co-stars====
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In town, the Host advises Wesley, Angel, and Gunn to stay to the shadows, as humans are treated as slaves. He tries to get help from an old friend but is met with a hostile reception, as he is considered to have deserted his people. Chased by villagers, the gang is eventually caught and tied up in the middle of town. They are taken to a dungeon and chained up, and eventually taken to be sentenced to death by the Monarch. Instinctively, they try to escape, but discover that the Monarch is a very contented looking Cordelia wearing a sequinned bikini and many jewels.
*[[Brian Tahash]] as Constable
 
*William Newman as Old Demon Man
 
*Drew Wicks as [[Blix]]
 
   
==Goofs and Trivia==
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==Continuity==
* During the gathering brush scene (Angel in the patch of sunlight) the microphone boom can be seen on the right side of the screen
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*This episode marks the first appearance of Gavin Parks.
* Prior to the Gunn/Angel (in demon form) fight scene a mirror can be seen on the left side of the screen (possibly from the lighting crew during filming)
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*It is established that Angel was in the Tower of London at some point.
* This and the following two episodes, "[[Through the Looking Glass]]" and "[[There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb]]", all reference children's stories in which the protagonist travels from their world into a wondrous, mystical one; "Over the Rainbow" and "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb" both reference [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_Wizard_Of_Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz] by L. Frank Baum, and Through The Looking Glass references [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_in_Wonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] by Lewis Carroll.
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[[Category:Angel episodes]]
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==Appearances==
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===Locations===
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*[[Los Angeles]], CA
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*[[Pylea]]
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== Behind the Scenes ==
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===Broadcast===
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*The first few moments of the opening sequence of the crew searching Caritas for Cordelia from the broadcast version is missing on the DVD.
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=== Pop Culture References ===
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*This and the following two episodes, "[[Through the Looking Glass]]" and "[[There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb]]", all reference children's stories in which the protagonist travels from their world into a wondrous, mystical one; "Over the Rainbow" and "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb" both reference [[Wikipedia:The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz|''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'']] by L. Frank Baum, and "Through The Looking Glass" references the book of the same name by Lewis Carroll (not to be confused with ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland''). Cordelia also taps her heels three times in an attempt to return home, something the main character does in ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz''.
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*'''[[Wikipedia: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood|Mister Rogers' Neighborhood]]''': Lorne: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood all right."
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*'''[[Wikipedia: Xena: Warrior Princess|Xena: Warrior Princess]]''': Gunn: "Why’re they afraid of Xena? I mean, I think she's kinda fly."
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*Lorne references [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Pitt Brad Pitt] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Aniston Jennifer Aniston], a well-known celebrity couple at the time.
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===International titles===
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*'''German:''' Gefangene der Dimension ''(Prisoners of the Dimension)''
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*'''French:''' De l'autre côté de l'arc-en-ciel ''(Over the rainbow)''
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===Music===
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*[[Robert J. Kral]] - "Welcome to Pylea"
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*[[Robert J. Kral]] - "Cordy Meets Fred"
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*[[Robert J. Kral]]- original score
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===Goofs, Bloopers & Continuity Errors===
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*When Angel is in the patch of sunlight gathering brush, the microphone boom can be seen on the right side of the screen.
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===Other===
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*This episode is included in [[Angel DVDs#The Vampire Anthology#Fred|The Vampire Anthology: Fred]] DVD.
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[[Category:Angel Season 2]]

Revision as of 10:17, November 9, 2019

Angel
Season 2, Episode 20
Angel 2x20
Air date May 8, 2001
Written by Mere Smith
Directed by Fred Keller
Episode Guide
previous
"Belonging"
next
"Through the Looking Glass"
Cast
Starring
David Boreanaz Angel
Charisma Carpenter Cordelia
Alexis Denisof Wesley
J. August Richards Gunn
Guest Starring
Andy Hallett The Host
Amy Acker Fred
Susan Blommaert Vakma
Persia White Aggie
Daniel Dae Kim Gavin
Michael Phenicie Silas
Co Starring
Brian Tahash Constable
William Newman Trensiduf
Drew Wicks Blix
Uncredited
Brody Hutzler Landok
Jackson Bolt Pylean
Andrew Parks Priest #1
Rachelle Roderick Slave
Lee Whittaker Seekul

"Over the Rainbow" is the twentieth episode of the second season of Angel and the forty-second episode overall. Written by Mere Smith and directed by Fred Keller, it was originally broadcast on May 8, 2001 on the WB network.

Cordelia Chase is inadvertently sucked into a portal and ends up in Pylea, the Host's former dimension. She is quickly enslaved, but when her visions manifest in public, she is thought to be cursed. Back in Los Angeles, Angel, Wesley and Lorne try to use every available means to try to get to Pylea to rescue Cordelia.

Synopsis

Cordelia finds herself in a new dimension, where she is chased down by a green demon who declares her a "cow", or human slave. She is sold at the market, and her demon owner forces her into a collar that can be used to shock her when she doesn't obey. As she later mucks out the stables, wondering aloud if she can remove the collar, a runaway slave warns her through a hole in a wall that she shouldn't bother fighting. Cordelia is unable to see that the woman is Fred from her vision, crazy after all her years in Pylea. Before any more information can be exchanged, Fred is caught and taken away. Later, Cordelia follows her owner, carrying purchases from the market, until a vision causes her to fall and drop everything. She reveals she saw a villager being attacked by a Drokken in her vision, and a crowd gathers and declares her to be cursed. Cordelia is brought before Constable Narwek and explains she has precognitive visions.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the group realizes Cordelia has been sucked into the Host's home dimension of Pylea, which the Host says he was glad to leave and will never go back to. Caritas, the bar he runs, was once the abandoned building where the portal from Pylea deposited him. Angel, desperate to save Cordelia, reads from the book to reopen the portal, but nothing happens; Wesley's research discovers that portals can only be opened so many time before they become "cold". This means that the gang must find a new hot spot to open the portal. The Host seeks help from a psychic friend in order to find a hot spot, but she won't provide the information until he agrees to go with the others to finish his business in Pylea. Wesley finds out that the portal scatters multiple people who go through, and they realize that Cordelia won't have arrived in Pylea with Landok. Gavin Park, a lawyer from Wolfram & Hart, appears at the hotel with a colleague and informs Angel that the law firm plans to buy the hotel when the current lease expires. Angel, uninterested in dealing with lawyers, vamps out and Gavin takes his leave, but not before promising to make Angel's life difficult. Angel leaves a message on an answering machine for Gunn, who has elected to go reconcile with his old gang, with key information in case they don't make it back from Pylea.

Angels2s8

Cordelia after arrival in Pylea

Angel pulls his car up to the gate of Paramount Studios, following the Host's information that it is a psychic hot spot. Wesley's research revealed that if the gang use the car to travel through the portal it should allow them to stay together. Although Gunn had initially stated that George's death made him realize he's needed in this dimension, Angel's distressing phone message persuaded him to join the mission. Wesley reads from the book, and with final good-byes to L.A., Angel drives his car through the portal however the book is left behind. As the car arrives in daytime Pylea, Angel rushes to cover himself before realizing that the two suns are not fatal to vampires. Happy and amazed, Angel goes off to gather branches to hide the car while enjoying the rare opportunity to be in sunlight. After covering the car, the guys realize that the book is gone and Lorne is horrified. Wesley realizes the book must have been bound to Earth, and Angel points out that they can't return home without Cordelia anyway, so finding another way to open a portal will have to wait until after she's rescued.

Meanwhile, Cordelia is taken before a tribunal and tested to see if she is afflicted with a curse. They test her using hot pokers and sharp needles, and unanimously decide that she is indeed cursed and take her away.

In town, the Host advises Wesley, Angel, and Gunn to stay to the shadows, as humans are treated as slaves. He tries to get help from an old friend but is met with a hostile reception, as he is considered to have deserted his people. Chased by villagers, the gang is eventually caught and tied up in the middle of town. They are taken to a dungeon and chained up, and eventually taken to be sentenced to death by the Monarch. Instinctively, they try to escape, but discover that the Monarch is a very contented looking Cordelia wearing a sequinned bikini and many jewels.

Continuity

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Gavin Parks.
  • It is established that Angel was in the Tower of London at some point.

Appearances

Locations

Behind the Scenes

Broadcast

  • The first few moments of the opening sequence of the crew searching Caritas for Cordelia from the broadcast version is missing on the DVD.

Pop Culture References

  • This and the following two episodes, "Through the Looking Glass" and "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb", all reference children's stories in which the protagonist travels from their world into a wondrous, mystical one; "Over the Rainbow" and "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb" both reference The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, and "Through The Looking Glass" references the book of the same name by Lewis Carroll (not to be confused with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). Cordelia also taps her heels three times in an attempt to return home, something the main character does in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Lorne: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood all right."
  • Xena: Warrior Princess: Gunn: "Why’re they afraid of Xena? I mean, I think she's kinda fly."
  • Lorne references Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, a well-known celebrity couple at the time.

International titles

  • German: Gefangene der Dimension (Prisoners of the Dimension)
  • French: De l'autre côté de l'arc-en-ciel (Over the rainbow)

Music

Goofs, Bloopers & Continuity Errors

  • When Angel is in the patch of sunlight gathering brush, the microphone boom can be seen on the right side of the screen.

Other

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