Outside they're staging the usual riot, but Connor prefers it to the silence, yes he's more afraid of quiet. He walks along the street, then turns and looks up at someone in dark clothes pacing on a nearby rooftop. I assume he thinks it's Angel, since I did.
But it's actually a cop. Up on the rooftop, Connor approaches and asks if the cop's okay. The cop frets, "I lost something. Something I need. I can't find it!" He asks if Connor can help him look. Connor says, "I don't think I can. I think it's gone." The cop looks at the gun in his hand, and starts to aim it at his head. Connor grabs the cop's arm and insists, "What you're feeling right now won't last." He helps the cop put the gun in its holster, and tells him to go home. The cop is confused, and Connor sighs, "You got one, don't you?" The cop pulls out his wallet and shows some family photos to Connor. He mutters, "That's Sarah, and that's Jill. That's my home, right there." Connor growls, "That's your family and you were just gonna leave them like that? How were they gonna feel if you didn't come back?" The cop gasps, "I'm sorry, I wasn't thinking." Connor starts to leave, and then turns back and punches the cop, knocking him down. Then he starts pummeling the cop, grunting, "You were gonna leave 'em, huh? Think about this!" I'm not entirely sure I buy this. I don't know. I can believe Connor would punch the guy once. Or I can believe Connor would snap the guy's neck. There's just something about the prolonged beating that feels off.