Angus sneaks about the retirement home of the damned, dodging bear traps and slipping past the razor wire. He sees a guard on duty in a watchtower, and ducks out of sight. Then he gets an idea, and tosses Peter Graves into the center of the compound. While the guards rush out to see who's violating curfew, Angus escapes with the rescued fighter pilot. Hold on. I got a little confused in there. Angus sets off a fire alarm. Yes. That's what happens. Honest. And then he hurries toward the door, but is unexpectedly sidetracked by a heart attack. He falls down. Whoops.
Lilah finishes her drink while Marcel strikes an amazingly dorky pose on the edge of the desk. He's leaning back on his arms, so his shoulders are all squished up, and maybe he's thinking that if he leans back his head will look smaller because of the forced perspective. It's not helping any. Anyway, Lilah starts to leave, but he lifts a leg up to block her path, saying, "Oops." Lilah looks a bit nervous, and well she might. She asks what he wants, and Marcel strokes her hair and answers, "You. Don't tell me you never thought about it." He stands up and kisses her, and Lilah hesitates for a few seconds before diving in. Ack. She starts to tear his shirt off, and Kelly's quite entertained by the way I throw my hands up in front of my eyes and scream, "No! Don't take his shirt off!" Luckily, they settle for unbuttoning it before moving on to Lilah's clothes. They scuffle about, and gasp, and collapse on the desk, and of course that's when Fred strolls in, wearing a strappy red number that does nothing for her. She looks at the intertwined pair for a moment, then runs away. Marcel nuzzles Lilah's neck, then vamps out and sinks his teeth into her. Lilah squeals in the bad way as we go to commercial.
During the ads, Johanna calls, and speculates that things will be mighty awkward the next time Lilah runs into Angel. I point out that they won't be awkward if Marcel kills her. Then I giggle a bit, because it'd be pretty funny if Lilah got killed and Angel never found out how it happened. He'd ask Gavin, all innocently, "Whatever happened to Lilah?" and Gavin would take it as a threat. It could lead to more wacky mix-ups! We love those! Er, so when the show starts up, Lilah manages to toss Marcel off of her. Presumably because Marcel is confused himself, because I don't believe she'd be strong enough to do that if he was really holding her down. She grabs her purse and sobs, "You son of a bitch!" Again with the language! Cool. Marcel apologetically explains, "It felt like the thing to do!" She pulls a cross out of her purse and holds it up, causing Marcel to ask if she's suddenly been born again. Ho hum. Lilah says, "I don't know what kind of sick game this is, Angel, but I hope you enjoyed it, because you're never getting this close to me again." Still holding the cross, she hurries out. Marcel tries to sort himself out, and reaches up to smooth his hair. Which reminds me that his hair is looking less ridiculous this episode. To the point that I went back to look at the pre-body-swapping scenes, wondering if it was supposed to be a little plot point, but it didn't look different. I'm not saying it looks normal, but it's not as randomly spiky as it used to be, and I think that's for the best. Just felt like I should give a nod to the marginally less goofy hair. Anyway, Marcel is about to smooth it even more, but stops when he realizes that his brow is even bumpier than usual. He feels his prosthetic and notes, "This is new." He experimentally feels his fangs and then yelps when he cuts his thumb. He sucks the wound, and notices that he enjoys the taste. Sadly, he doesn't keep wandering around with a thumb in his mouth like a big baby. Damn. Instead, he hurries to the bathroom and gazes at his lack of reflection.