"Heartthrob" is the first episode of season three of the supernatural action series Angel, and the forty-fifth episode of the series overall. It was written and directed by David Greenwalt. It first aired on the WB Network on September 24th, 2001.

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  • Actress Amy Acker becomes a regularly billed cast member on the series beginning with this episode.
  • Actress Julie Benz is given a "Special Guest Star" credit in this episode.
  • This is the first supernatural genre television work for teleplay writer and story editor Scott Murphy. It is his second work in scripted in television following the "Basic Maternal Instinct" episode of The Huntress.

Quotes Edit

  • Angel: "Listen. Listen." What are you listening for?
  • Fred Burkle: The click. When it all comes together and makes sense, there's like a click in your brain and you understand things again.
  • Angel: Well, what happens if you run out of wall space before you get the click?
  • Fred Burkle: I don't know.
  • Angel: Fred. You know, you spend...five years in a place where humans could only be slaves or fugitives. I know that wasn't a picnic for you, but you're home now. You're safe. You can come out of your room.


  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: I realize we sacrifice a great deal of our social lives, but we have to. Work demands it.
  • Charles Gunn: True. I mean who's got time for love when you're out there doing it with the demons? Didn't that come out sad and wrong?
  • Cordelia Chase: Yeah.
  • Charles Gunn: I need to get out more.


  • Angel: I'm okay.
  • Cordelia Chase: Then - what's the problem?
  • Angel: That I'm okay. That losing Buffy didn't kill me. That I could deal with it. In all those years, no one ever mattered. Not like she did. And now she's gone... forever.
  • Cordelia Chase: And you're still here.
  • Angel: Yeah. I just feel like I'm betraying her somehow.
  • Cordelia Chase: No! If you were a loser, if you were some sick obsessed vampire, you'd go to a Snod demon, or whatever, and get your heart cut out. But you're not! You're a living, breathing... well, living, anyway - good guy, who's still fighting and trying to help people, and that's not betraying her, that's honoring her.
  • Angel: You think?
  • Cordelia Chase: I'm Cordelia. I don't think. I know. Okay?

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