Connor bursts into a dark room, followed by Gunn and Fred. The room appears to be empty; Fred guesses that Marissa is out. Boy, she sure is smart. She wonders if they should wait for Marissa to come back; Connor zips across the room and lifts a blanket, under which there's a walkman still playing quietly. "We won't have to," he says. Gunn and Fred raise their flashlights just as a vampire leaps down from the rafters, tackling them. Connor blocks the door, and he and Marissa trade a few punches before he pins her against a beam with a sword to her throat. Fred and Gunn proceed to interrogate Marissa about whether she saw Angel down on the beach a few months ago. Marissa instantly asks, "Tall, good-looking, weird hair?" Hee. Two hair jokes in one episode. Connor looks at her intently, then backs away as he explains, "He's my father. If you know what happened --" Marissa takes the opportunity Connor handed her to punch her way past them and dive through a window. Gunn starts to yell at Connor for being careless, but Connor races across the room and dives out after Marissa. Fred and Gunn boggle and give chase. They use the door, though. Wimps.
Marissa tries to escape from Connor by running down an alley. And then up a wall. It's pretty cool. I suppose it's a glaring continuity error, even though I'm pretty sure that it doesn't actually contradict anything that's been established. It's just something we haven't seen before. Which isn't really what "continuity" means, but there's probably a special fandom dictionary that I haven't seen. Anyway, Marissa reaches the rooftop and runs across it, but stops when she sees Connor already waiting for her. Connor asks what she saw on the beach, and Marissa insists that it's not important. She devamps, which is exciting since non-recurring vampires hardly ever get to do that, and smiles winningly at Connor. "It'll be our little secret," she insists. Connor calmly stakes her, and then hears Gunn calling for him. He rips his shirt sleeve and then cuts his arm with the stake. He put an edge on the wooden stake that'll cut skin? Wow. Oh, now I'm just thinking of getting an arm full of splinters, owie. Gunn and Fred catch up and ask Connor where Marissa is. Connor explains that he had to stake Marissa to defend himself. So now they'll never find Angel, nyah, nyah, nyah! He doesn't actually say that part out loud. Gunn shouts, "Do you know what you just did?" Connor throws the stake down angrily, runs to the edge of the building, and hops off. I guess they got used to him doing that over the summer. Gunn kvetches about Connor staking their only clue, and Fred has to be the understanding-mother-figure as she insists that Connor's "just a boy." Gunn responds with a little exposition about Connor's origins, and adds, "His nickname back in Quor-toth was 'The Destroyer.' Unless you put 'Conan' in front of that, I'm guessing it's not a good sign." Not even then, really. Fred snits, "He's Angel's son. That's all that matters," and stomps off.