And with that, they start fighting. Punching, barbell-fu, display-smashing. Angel conks Connor with a bowling ball, and then throws him across the room and hurries to free the hostages. The people de-tape themselves and run out of the store. As Angel turns to unfasten Cordy, Connor grabs him, and there's a bit of slow-mo flippiness. This time, Angel is tossed out of the way, and Connor marches toward Cordy. Angel smashes the top of a glass case and pulls out a knife, which he throws into Connor's leg. Owie. Connor falls to the ground. And the kid who was unfazed by a bowling ball to the head is suddenly incapacitated because there's a knife in his thigh. Connor struggles to crawl toward Cordy, but Angel pulls the knife out and yanks him back. Connor is thrown onto his back, and Angel crouches over him, holding the knife. They stare at each other for a moment, and Angel says, "I really do love you, Connor." Connor asks, "So what are you gonna do about it?" Angel looks sad and says, "Prove it," and then slashes the knife down across Connor's neck. Fade to white.
Then the show ends, because Angel has had to kill his son just as Connor had to kill his daughter, and for pretty much the same reasons, giving the whole thing a nice tragic symmetry. Holtz's revenge is complete, but not in the way he expected, because not only did Angel lose his son, but he also had to kill his child in a way that echoes Holtz killing his vamped daughter. Although the Loa's prophecy remains sadly unresolved, which pisses me off. But all in all, not a bad ending. Oh, and then the MoG tell Wolfram & Hart to fuck off, because that was just a really poorly thought-out bit of comedy relief, and the gang heads back to the hotel. If there's no next season, we can feel like this is a mostly solid resolution to the story that's been told. If there is a next season, the MoG can mostly get a fresh start, while there are still enough elements (like Cordelia) left hanging to keep people interested. Still an uneven episode, but Connor's ending was mostly satisfying, and I'll overlook the rest because of that.
Oh, shit, there's five more minutes of show. Okay, listen, I think you're better off not knowing about them. Really. Go away, go get ready for the Dawson's Creek finale or something. Trust me. Are you still here? Fine, it's your choice, but don't say I didn't warn you.