In the basement, the de-fleshed Souleater skull is put in a circle as everyone sets up various magical implements like candles and powder and...um, sticks. From the cage, Angelus complains, "You're going to use black magic to restore my soul? People, this never goes well. Am I the only one paying attention?" Hee. Lilah places odds that they'll end up sucking the hotel into a hell dimension. Angelus insists that they're doomed, dooooomed, and Fred sniffs, "That's your opinion." Lilah nonsupportively says, "You tell him, honey." Fred snaps, "Shut your fat mouth!" I like that Fred is terrible at snarking. Hey, it's a third thing that she can't do! And it helps to make everyone else seem funnier. As they prepare to start the spell, Angelus says that Angel let them take his soul because he'd given up on them all. Cordy approaches the cage and cheerily says, "You're right. Buh bye!" She tosses something into the cage, and Angelus is thrown back into the wall and collapses. Wesley starts reading the magic words. Angelus keeps protesting as the candle flames shoot up. Some smokey CGI effects ooze out of the skull and up around the talismans everyone is holding. Angelus moans, "I promise you, this isn't the end!" The smoke surrounds Angelus and pulls him up toward the ceiling, and then drops him as the skull shatters. Gosh.
After a moment, Angel (or is it?) looks up at them from the floor and says, "I'm so sorry..." Cary says that the spell worked, but Connor is skeptical. In response, Angel (or is it?) apologizes to Fred for attacking her. Wesley tells Angel, "We need your help to fight [Satan's boss], but first you have to sing." Tee hee. Angel looks confused, I chuckle, and Wesley explains that Cary has to confirm that the resouling spell worked. After a minute, Angel (or is it?) bobs his head a little and sings, "Raindrops keep falling on my head, doo do doo doo..." Snicker. Cary smiles and chirps, "Sweet fancy B.J. Thomas -- it's him!" He adds that "the vibe's totally changed, and the aura screams 'soul'!" Connor sighs, "He's back," with no enthusiasm at all. Fred says that they can open the cage, but Angel says he'll stay where he is. He explains, "For all we know, this spell is only temporary, and God forbid..." The "God forbid" part makes me think that it was actually Angelus the whole time, but then again... Oh, I just can't decide. It's like he's Schrodinger's vampire. Whoever he is, he insists that he can boss people around from the cage, and immediately demonstrates: "No more back-biting, fist-fighting, fraternizing, or vengeance." Wow, that was a mouthful. He gives a heartwarming speech about how he'd never give up on them, and Lilah smirks, "I can't believe we didn't crush you people years ago." Angel tells Wesley to get back to the research, Lilah to make coffee, Cary to look for leads on Satan's boss, and Connor and Gunn to go patrol the area.