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.
Connor crouches on a building's edge, looking over the city in a way that makes me want to quote Ben Edlund. Angel walks into the background and observes that the city is beautiful. Connor calmly replies, "The way it should be," and turns to look at Angel. "What, no hug?" Angel mugs. Connor tensely tells Angel to "get it over with," but they're suddenly joined by a small group of vampires. Angel laughs, and Connor laughs exactly the same way. I like to imagine them practicing that. "Hee hee hee!" "No, more menacing, like this: heh heh heh." "Hah hah hah?" "No, try again..." Sorry, I got distracted by that idea. Right, so they're laughing. One vamp asks what the joke is, and Angel says, "I'll tell you later." Punching, flipping, and vamp-tossing ensue. Connor saves Angel from a staking. By the way, they seem to have dropped the stop-motion effect from the fights. And all the fight scenes in this episode are visible and comprehensible and everything. See, guys, was that so hard? The fight ends, and Angel chuckles and grips Connor's shoulders in a friendly manner. And then snaps Connor's neck.