In the next chamber, Angel wonders if they should be marking their progress on graph paper while Wesley consults the wandering monster table. Oh wait, that's all me. Actually, Angel wonders which way they should go, since there are two options. The gang decides to split up, and Angel tells Connor to go with Wesley. Connor snaps, "I'll go with Cordy." Cordy disagrees, and tells him that they don't have time to argue about. They separate.
Around the corner, Cordelia apologizes for Connor's behavior. She says that he's confused, and sighs, "I've really made a mess of a messy situation, haven't I?" She adds that she'd like to take back some of her decisions, adding, "I don't know if you ever could..." "'Could'?" Angel repeats. Cordy looks at something off-camera and whispers, "Whoa." She moves on, and Angel follows, asking, "What could I ever...?"
They walk into a brightly lit, slightly cheesy-looking set. It actually has a strong resemblance to the "conduit" room from "Birthday." Except the conduit itself is now a big flat solid rock instead of a big flat hollow rock. Cordy says that this has to be the right place, but the sword is nowhere to be seen. Angel says, "The light must be coming from somewhere," and approaches the non-conduit. He stretches his hand out over it, and his hand disappears into a big glowing ball of FX. Angel feels around inside the orb and calmly explains, "It's some kind of dimensional hub." This is where, if I hadn't known the ending already, I'd have started throwing things in protest of how stupid the show was. But since I did know the ending, I thought it was hysterical. "Oh, it's obviously a dimensional hub. Duh." Angel explains that this is how the sword could be in hundreds of places at once. With that, he triumphantly pulls a sword out of the ball of light. The sword is nice, I guess, but it's not so impressive that I think Cordy would say it's pretty. Not that it matters. The orb continues glowing brightly as Angel says, "I'd say things are starting to look --" Then the ball of light starts glowing red and shimmering. Angel and Cordy back away as the ball swells, then plunges down into the non-conduit. Everything starts shaking, and a pillar crashes down near Cordelia. Flames shoot up, even though everything is made of rock. Angel's subconscious is so melodramatic. Cordy shouts, "Angel!" and then screams as the flames increase.