Remember that shot of Holtz galloping, galloping, galloping, from last week? Well, in case you forgot, here's your chance to see it again! Whee! But this time, it's intercut with blipverts of Caroline and Sarah. Again, we see Holtz rush into his house and check his wife's dead body. But, in the style of a DVD special edition, there's new footage we've never seen before! Holtz kneels over Caroline's body, his hands covering his eyes, and then he hears, "Papa?" After a moment he looks around and sees Sarah standing behind him. Sarah, who we saw get bit last week. But Holtz didn't, so he hurries over and tries to comfort her, hugging her as he sings, "Sleep, my love, and peace attend thee,/ All through the night..." Which is a rather odd thing to do, but I'm guessing that at this point he's a tad unhinged. Sarah hugs him as he sings and stares at Caroline, and I'm expecting that at any moment Sarah will vamp out and bite Holtz. That's not what happens, though. And I'm happy to be wrong. Nope -- instead, Holtz leans back, still singing, and brushes Sarah's hair out of the way so that he can see the big bite marks on her neck. He stops singing, and then some of his Merry Men enter. One man sees Caroline and crosses himself, but Holtz orders them to leave. They do. Sarah kneels on the floor and starts playing with a doll, her mother's body on the floor behind her. Holtz numbly sings, "No forebodings will alarm thee/ All through the night," as he leans back against a wall, staring at his daughter. Cool scene. The only jarring thing for me -- and this is just a personal problem -- is that I can't hear that song without thinking of the part in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen when Vulcan makes up, and out, with Venus. But again, that's my issue. Notice how this flashback scenes are neat and creepy and subtle? Can anyone explain why the scenes in the present are totally lacking all of these elements?
Lilah, Gavin, and Linwood are engaged in a pedeconference as they try to figure out who Holtz might be. Gavin reminds everyone that Holtz called Angel "Angelus," and Linwood guesses that Holtz is "an old friend." Lilah says that Angel didn't really have friends when he was Angelus, which I think is rudely dismissive of his relationships with Darla, Spike, and Drusilla. Okay, maybe not Spike so much, but he seemed to be on good terms with the girls. Anyway, Gavin says that Fetvanovich and the commandos were "successfully deployed," but that's all they know. Linwood decides that he doesn't even know that, and prepares a highly technical ass-covering maneuver called "pretending it never happened." Before exiting, he tells Gavin and Lilah, "Be advised, when I hear about all this for the very first time, I will be both shocked and appalled." Gavin worries, "He's gonna crucify us." Lilah says, "We don't crucify here. It's too Christian." I thought that was a Roman innovation. Auto-da-fé seems more Christian to me.