Angels in the Night

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"Angels in the Night" is the thirteenth and final episode of the non-canonical third season of Gargoyles called The Goliath Chronicles. It was written as the finale for the entire Gargoyles series. It originally aired on February 15, 1997.


Opening Monologue

"The yearning for renewal is universal. The human new year takes many forms, but each message is the same. The struggles of the old year die away, as unspoiled hopes of the new year are born. Sometimes, hope is all we have."

Ending Monologue

"One thousand years ago, we lived in a world that understood our purpose. It was the age of Gargoyles. Ten centuries later, we awoke to a world bent on our destruction. Somehow, we never lost hope, and today we come full circle. A new age has begun, and we live again."

First Appearances




The recording that John Castaway had of Goliath's threat was dialogue altered from his time in court. ("And Justice For All")


Margot Yale's trusting of Castaway is questionable considering that he was arrested for endangering the city in "...For It May Come True".


Originally, the production team for The Goliath Chronicles intended to end the episode with the gargoyle and Elisa fleeing New York for good; Goliath and Elisa would move to Chicago (Elisa changing her name) and Brooklyn and Lexington would embark on their own world tour. Fortunately, Greg Weisman persuaded his successors not to use this idea.

This is the only episode in The Goliath Chronicles (apart from "The Journey") to include a Shakespearean reference (assuming that Titania's role in "...For It May Come True" doesn't count): Xanatos's line "Now you have two choices: to be or not to be."

There is a brief allusion to the rock band The Beatles when Castaway promises to award the informant Maxwell the "Silver Hammer" for his services (the Beatles had a song called "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"). The Beatles were known as The Quarrymen before they became famous.

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