Time passes, Angel screams some more, and I decide that I really like Holtz. He tortured Angel! Plus, Keith Szarabajka is cool, and I love his delivery. He's kind of like Gunn that way, actually. And they get almost the same amount of screen time! Anyway, Angel gasps and moans off-screen while Holtz takes a break. The Monsignor is chanting in the background, which may or may not be the cause of Angel's screams. Holtz finishes his drink and says, "You lost me in North Africa. I knew you'd come back to Europe, but Rome, Angelus? Why in God's name would you come to the seat of all that's holy?" I'm not sure it's wise to take the lord's name like that when there are sadistic ex-monks around. Holtz walks over to Angel, whose hands are bound to something unseen on the ceiling. He's looking a bit scruffier. Actually, they both are. Angel explains that Darla came to see Botticelli's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. He adds, "The Temptation of Christ is her favorite, probably because of the leper." Or maybe because of the idea that sin is cleansed with blood. If you'd like to see the leper, you can check the fresco out here, although be warned, it's kind of like playing the Reformation version of Where's Waldo?. Holtz picks up a new torture implement, and Angel asks what Holtz wants. Holtz says that he wants to find Darla, but wouldn't believe any information he got from Angel. He says, "The only thing I want to discover is if a thing such as yourself can be made to pay for its sins." He punctuates his words with a nasty off-screen jab, and continues, "You're a demon. It is your nature to maim and kill. But you were also once a man. If we beat and burn the demon out of your living flesh, will there be anything left?"
Holtz goes on like that, and is finally interrupted when a flaming arrow flies into one of the monks. Darla and a gang of hench-vamps are standing by one of the mysterious tunnels. Darla apologizes to Angel for taking so long, and for a nightmarish second I worry that she's going to explain, "Traffic was a bitch." Luckily, she just tells the hench-vamps to kill everyone. Holtz takes a flaming arrow to the chest, and the vamps make merry with the monks. In the beating and killing sense, mostly. There are even a couple of female vampires trading blows, which is nice. The Monsignor starts making with the Latin, and Darla casually tosses him into a wall as she goes to unchain Angel. The door is pulled open, and a horse-drawn cart is driven in by a vampire under a blanket. They toss Angel onto the cart as Holtz struggles toward a weapon. Just as he picks it up, Darla clubs him, and then hops into the cart herself. Angel asks whether maybe they should kill Holtz. Darla cheerfully explains, "It's just so much fun ruining his life. He's like family now." They kiss, and the hench-vamps mercifully throw a blanket over the pair as the cart is driven back outside. I'm not sure I like Darla coming to rescue Angel. Yeah, it's just so we get all of the relationships established at once, but six years earlier she did hit Angel over the head with a shovel rather than face Holtz with him. Oh well.