Commercials. Johanna reports that she really didn't like the armless woman. Okay, so Johanna went to see The Blair Witch Project with a couple of friends in D.C. They parked on a side street near Rock Creek Park. After the movie, they had a mass panic attack because they had to go near woods to get to the car. And it was a two-door car, so Johanna stood on the sidewalk with her back to the park as one guy got into the back seat, and she later reported that she almost shoved him into the car because she was so frantic to get away from the woods. Then she got home, and nobody else was at the house, so she called me at around midnight and made me talk to her while she turned on every light in the house, checked all the locks, and then sat around waiting for someone else to get home for an hour or so. And for months afterward, I could freak her out by alluding to the movie while we were outside. Or by standing in a corner. Seriously, she's probably going to yell at me for writing the phrase "standing in a corner."
We return to Spicule, who is pretending that he isn't bothered by the mysterious shadows and noises and so on. I can still win R.E.M. tickets! Shut up, scrolling message! Spicule goes upstairs and passes by a bank of elevators. A bell dings and the elevator door opens. Spicule says, "Oh, no. Haunted lift. Take a slice more to wet my knickers." If we're stuck with him, can't they at least ease up on the gratuitous Britishisms? It seems to get worse every year. With a sigh, Spicule steps into the elevator, and the doors close.
In Wesley's office...or, I think it's Wesley's office. Maybe it's Gunn's. Who can tell, with the same characterless furniture everywhere? I only know it's not Angel's office because the desk is facing the wrong way. Anyway, it appears that when the MoG decided to split up and look for Spicule, they actually meant that everyone but Angel should meet up in Wesley's office. Wesley says that Spicule has been disappearing more often. Gunn sniffs, "Give him twenty minutes -- he'll be popping up next to you in the bathroom, making cracks about your...Am I the only one he does that to?" After an awkward moment, Fred insists that something's wrong because Spicule was hallucinating. The fact that they don't believe Spicule is actually seeing something is so very tiresome. Since Wesley and Gunn aren't worried enough to suit her, Fred drops the bomb: she knows where Spicule goes when he vanishes: "It's hell." Dramatic zoom and pause. Gunn and Wesley chorus, "Kind of figured. Where else would he be headed?" and "Of course." Heh.