It is all kinds of crazy to see this much daylight on Angel. Connor is on a road near an overpass. And further down, in a culvert, he sees a girl arguing with someone. He hops down to investigate.
The girl, Sunny, is offering some CDs called 80's Pop to a drug dealer named Tyke. Sunny. And the sunlight. And a guy impropably named "Tyke." And Angel's son! It's a whole motif. Tyke's not impressed, and says, "They suck!" "They rock!" she insists. Think they're arguing about Duran Duran? As Connor sneaks up on them, Tyke tells the girl, "You're embarrassing yourself," and finally throws the CDs away. She pummels him pathetically, and he grabs her and says, "That you get to work off," before shoving her into the handy abandoned car. Tyke spots Connor, and I think we all know what's going to happen here. Tyke reminds me a little of Charles Rocket. Something about the eyes and hair. It's confusing, because any second I expect him to take over Network 23, or get Bruce Willis into trouble. Tyke looks at Connor, and as he steps away with his back to the vehicle, Sunny makes a break for it. Except she doesn't, because she's not very bright. Tyke tells Connor, "An entire suit made of chamois? That's different." Tyke doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd use the word "chamois." Not that I want to stereotype evil raping drug dealers as uneducated. He asks Connor about his bandolier of teeth and claws, and Connor explains, "Things I killed." That's the longest sentence he's said so far. He's like the anti-Fred. Which is why I'm starting to like him. Tyke doesn't, though, so he whistles for his flunkies, who come out behind Connor. Tyke giggles, "Aren't you all scary? Chamois and teeth. Wanna know what else is scary?" Connor turns, and one of the flunkies cracks his head with a crowbar. Connor collapses, and Tyke finishes with the obligatory "Me." Oh dear. It looks like there's murder by the roadside in a sore, afraid new world.
After some ads, Tyke steps over to the unconscious Connor and pulls off his bandolier. I swear to you, I think there's a rabbit's foot on there. Hee. Tyke instructs his flunkies to "get rid of him," and then walks back over to the car. Where Sunny has stayed. She is so very dumb. Tyke takes off his leather jacket and puts it on the car's trunk, along with the bandolier. Connor opens his eyes just as the flunky prepares to smash Connor's skull with the crowbar, and rolls out of the way. They tried to break him, looks like they'll try again. Connor then kicks the flunky, grabs the crowbar, and then there's fighting. More twirliness from Connor, and a nice bit where he climbs on a fallen flunky's back in order to kick another flunky in the head. Tyke just sorta watches uselessly for a minute and eventually pulls out a gun. But Sunny finally remembers how to move, so she opens the car door to hit Tyke just as he fires. The bullet hits a flunky instead. D'oh. Tyke turns to shoot Sunny, and Connor goes after him. Eventually Tyke gets flipped onto the hood of the car, and I feel bad glossing over a lot of nice fight choreography here, but I did my part in the opening, right? While Connor tosses a knife into the wrist of a recovering flunky, Sunny pops out of the car and grabs Tyke's coat full of money and drugs. She spots Connor preparing to slit Tyke's throat, and pulls him away, insisting that "the police are probably on their way." I'm skeptical, since it's not like there are a bunch of witnesses around, but okay. Sunny heads off, and Connor grabs his bandolier and follows. Then he stops, goes back, and cuts off Tyke's ear. "So he won't forget me," he tells Sunny as they leave, while Tyke screams in the background. Dude. He cut off a guy's ear. That's awesome.