The car, top up or down, should do it....I'm almost positive." Angel doesn't like the "almost" there. So just put. The top. Up. What reason is there to leave it down? Why is this conversation happening? Wesley claims to be ninety-six percent sure. Suddenly he's Mister Spock. When Angel continues to scowl, Wesley drops the Spockitude and whines about how much pressure he's under, and that's when Gunn hops into the car saying, "Suck it up, English." Wesley starts to ask Gunn, "How did you --" The director cuts him off, frantically waving his arms to indicate, "We don't have an explanation for how Gunn was able to find the car, so please don't bring it up, and maybe then no one will wonder about it." Gunn explains that Angel's message "sounded like the captain of the Titanic getting ready to go down with the ship." See? I was right about speakerphones; Angel sounded like he was underwater. Which, I guess, reminded Gunn that Angel's not very bright and won't be able to rescue Cordelia without more help. Angel explains that he just wanted someone to have the information in case they didn't make it back. Cary starts to hop out, declaring that if Gunn is going along, "someone else will have to stay here, mind the store." Angel, Wesley, and Gunn all shove Cary back down, chorusing, "Shut up." Cary does have a point, though. Did Gunn pass on the information to one of the Found Boys? Oh, and yes, now that we've established that they need the car to make sure they all arrive in Pylea together, it is a lucky thing that Cary went looking for a new hot spot. But there's no reason that these elements couldn't have been reordered so that Wesley quickly figured out that the car could keep them together, and then Cary had to find a hot spot they could drive the car through. Rearrange the scenes, rewrite a few lines, it would have worked out the same way except that I wouldn't have a headache now. Sigh. So, Wesley finally opens the book and starts reading "Klatu barada nikto," or something like that. The air in front of the Paramount gates swirls and morphs. Everyone buckles up as Angel accelerates the Tardis...I mean, "car" into the magical morphing swirls. The Angelmobile goes poof, along with the portal. And then the book falls to the ground on the empty street.
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