Angel enters the lobby and declares, "We're gonna need a cage." He starts detailing specs and heads for the office, adding, "I'll make some calls." Gunn asks if Angel really thinks they can cage Satan. Wesley clarifies, "It's for [Angel]."
Cut to the MoG putting the finishing touches on a cage in the basement. Cary attaches straps to a metal table inside it while Connor tightens bolts. Gunn observes, "The cage is solid, man." I automatically add, "Jackson," because I'm easily influenced. Angel sends Wesley off to fetch Wo Pang. Cary asks if he can wait things out upstairs, explaining that "dark magic unleashing unspeakable evil gives [him] the heebies." He's wearing a gorgeous deep blue shirt that I think is silk. I don't know why I'm suddenly noticing everyone's clothes again. Oh, and Angel finally changed clothes, which is good, because Angelus wouldn't be quite as menacing in a zippered hoodie. Angel tells Cary that Fred and Cordy can wait upstairs, too. Cary exits, and Connor starts to follow, but Angel calls him back. Angel says, "I know [that] you like to think that I'm the enemy, but if this works, I will be. I'm going to become the thing you were raised to believe I was, the thing I never, never wanted you to see." Connor insists that he can handle it. Angel tells Connor to remember that Angelus isn't his father; Angel is. He adds, "No matter what happens, or happened...I love you." Aw. Connor looks awkward, because he's a teenager, and silently heads upstairs. Angel calls after him, "If anything should go wrong with Angelus, you're gonna have to kill me." "Okay," Connor says blithely. "If anything goes wrong!" Angel insists. Heh.
Gunn and Wesley fasten leather straps around Angel's wrists, binding him to the table in the cage. Oh my. I bet Wesley fetched those from his apartment. I think Angel's legs are strapped down as well. The shaman places a glass bottle on a table outside the cage and tells Cordy the bottle will hold Angel's soul. Personally, I'd put that sucker in a box full of Styrofoam peanuts, because you never know when Wesley's going to revert to his pratfalling persona. Angel sees Cordelia and says, "I don't want you here!" "Tough," she replies. Gunn and Wesley exit the cage, and Wo Pang steps inside, pulling the door closed behind him. He suggests that they put another lock on the door. "Do as he says," Wesley orders, and Gunn does it because now is not the time for "Do it your own damn self!" bickering, I guess. Cordy approaches the cage and tells Angel that he doesn't have to do this. Angel sighs, "Now she tells me." Wo Pang instructs, "Close your eyes and don't speak," placing a hand on Angel's giant brow. Angel remembers how bad things happen whenever people tell him to close his eyes, and tries to comfort himself with the thought that at least Wo Pang isn't a pretty blonde girl. Or is he? The MoG watch as Wo Pang starts chanting. After a moment, he opens his eyes, which are scarlet, matching his ninja outfit. That's taking color coordination to the extreme. He leans down and whispers, "Time to say goodbye," in Angel's ear. Then he stands, whips a dagger out of his belt, and makes some exciting swishy noises with it. Angel opens his eyes as the blade plunges toward him, and we go to commercial.