In the Hyperion's lobby, Fred is crossing the room saying, "Maybe I can --" There's a blaze of light as Angel and an unconscious Skip appear in the room near her. Fred finishes, "-- have an embolism!" Oh yes, please! The magic dreidel spins to a halt on the floor. Gunn's changed into a track suit. Feh. Angel explains that Skip's part of whatever's going on, and adds, "We need to bind him to this dimension." Everyone stares at messy Angel and unconscious Skip. Angel eventually hints, "Before he wakes up would be nice."
A blonde girl is in a rats' alley, where the soon-to-be-dead girls dropped their books. She backs away from a vampire, who says, "I really love virgins." Johanna and I both spend some time wondering how the vampire can tell she's a virgin. Maybe it's her sensible shoes. The vampire suddenly explodes into dust, as Connor saves the day. He asks the girl if she's okay. The girl bursts into tears and thanks him for saving her. Connor looks around, nods awkwardly, and punches the girl. Whoa.
Cordy strolls around the girl, who is lying unconscious in their hideout, and asks Connor if he got everything else. I guess a kidnapped virgin makes a change from the usual pickles and ice cream. Connor's looking pained. Yet elfin. It's his gift. Cordy says, "I know what your heart is telling you, Connor. But it will lie to you if you let it." She tells him to mourn for the girl, but to remember that "she's one of them. One of the average, normal people that fill this world." This is eerily similar to the recapper initiation ceremony. Whoops, I've said too much. Cordy explains that they will give her death meaning: "Her blood for our baby. That's more than fair. Isn't it?" That higher plane must have offered advanced classes in moral relativism.