"Here's how it works. I kill this Sahjahn thing and we walk. You come near my family again and I'll slit your throat and if that doesn't kill you I'll chop your whole head off, and if that doesn't work I'll... I'll just keep stabbing you till you bleed to death. You understand that?"
Series Angel
Season 5, Episode 18
Angel 5x18 005
Air date April 21st, 2004
Writers Drew Goddard
Director Terrence O'Hara
Producers Jeffrey Bell; Gail Berman; Steven S. DeKnight; Ben Edlund; David Fury; Sandy Gallin; David Greenwalt; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Kelly A. Manners; Skip Schoolnik; Joss Whedon
Starring David Boreanaz; James Marsters; J. August Richards; Amy Acker; Andy Hallett; Alexis Denisof
Episode guide
"Time Bomb"

"Origin" is the eighteenth episode of season five of the supernatural drama series Angel and the 107th episode of the series overall. It was directed by Terrence O'Hara and written by Drew Goddard. It first aired on the WB Network on April 21st, 2004.

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Actor Role
David Boreanaz Angel
James Marsters Spike
J. August Richards Charles Gunn
Amy Acker Illyria
Andy Hallett Lorne
Mercedes McNab Harmony Kendall
Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndam-Pryce

Guest Starring Edit

Actor Role
Vincent Kartheiser Connor
Dennis Christopher Cyvus Vail
Jack Conley Sahjhan
Jim Abele Laurence
Adrienne Brett Evans Colleen
Adam Baldwin Marcus Hamilton

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Production code number: 5ADH18.
  • Angel's line, "You got to do what you can to protect your family. I learned that from my father." is rather ironic since he killed his father upon first becoming a vampire. [1]
  • This is the final appearance of Sahjhan; dies in this episode.

Quotes Edit

  • Illyria: You reek of frustration. Curls off of you like smoke.
  • Spike: Actually, love, we call that scotch. Twelve-year Lagavulin if I'm not mistaken. Good choice.


  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: She doesn't understand our world. She needs someone to guide her. She needs...
  • Angel: When was the last time you slept? You're not her savior. I need you here, working, not off drinking yourself into a coma, chasing ghosts. Fred's dead, Wes. You're still alive. Start acting like it.


  • Angel: You got to do what you can to protect your family. I learned that from my father.


  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: She's either counting oxygen molecules or analyzing the Petri dish she just put into her mouth. Or sleeping. I can never quite tell.
  • Angel: You sure this is a good idea?
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: We have plenty of Petri dishes.


  • Angel: She really put a whole petri dish in her mouth?


  • Spike: Oh, old broody-pants got you wound up, eh? Keep in mind, he can't get laid without maybe going crazy. Makes it funny.


  • Connor: You almost broke that guy in half! That was awesome!

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See also Edit


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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