Meanwhile, Angel has noticed that one of the dead commandos by his feet is holding a grenade. Holtz tells Lilah that he can't let her leave, because she works for the law. Lilah reassures him, "I said I'm a lawyer. I don't care about the law." Angel works a foot under the commando's hand and says, "Lilah? Duck." Angel kicks the grenade up so that he can grab the pin in his teeth, and starts shaking his head like a big dog worrying a bone. Heh. The grenade falls to the floor as Angel still holds the pin in his mouth. I thought you had to lift up the lever to finish arming a grenade. Oh well: kaboom! Angel is blown back by the force, and the iron pincer-thingies holding him are wrenched out of the demons' hands. Because grenades don't hurt vampires, which I'd accept if I hadn't just recently watched an old episode of Buffy in which some goofy-looking guy used a grenade to dispatch several vampires. Oops. Um, maybe Angel habitually wears chain-mail under his clothes. It works for Greyshirt. When the smoke clears, there's an Angel-shaped hole in the elevator doors. Okay, that's just a bit silly. I mean, a hole, fine, but the outline is a bit much. Besides, the part where his head went isn't big enough. Holtz runs over and looks down the empty elevator shaft. Hey, where's the actual elevator? And how deep does the elevator shaft go, anyway? We see the cables running down into blackness, which makes me think it goes a ways. What's down there? Holtz orders his demons to search the grounds, then returns to Lilah. He tells her that the men she sent were brave, but that he won't let anybody else kill Angel. Lilah explains, "They weren't sent for Angel. This was meant to be a party for his girlfriend." On his way out the door, Holtz stops dead and asks, "You know of Darla?" He asks if the gypsies cursed Darla with a soul as well. Lilah answers, "No, she's free-range evil." Holtz nods and heads back to the chase as Lilah mentions that if he catches Darla, maybe the two of them can do business. Holtz says, "The only business I have with Darla is to send her back to the hell that made her." Lilah considers explaining that Wolfram & Hart is the hell that (re)made her, so that works out fine, but decides that the entire situation is way too complicated to bother about. As Holtz leaves, she pulls out a cell phone and says, "Harvey? It's Lilah. I got a job for you." Isn't Pulp Fiction humor a little dated at this point? Oh well, at least it's not another O.J. Simpson joke. While explaining that she needs the "full cleaner service," Lilah notices a fragment of the Nyazian scroll from the front desk. After finishing her call, she grabs up the scroll-bits and some other papers and hurries off.
Episode Report CardStrega: C+ | 696 USERS: B-
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