Gunn sits in his vamp-attack vehicle and thinks about his mysterious past, the incredible adventures he's had off-screen, and the deep feelings he never gets a chance to articulate. Poor, poor Gunn. I talked about the Hawk effect ages ago, too. Hawk became Buck's sidekick after a female relation died tragically. He also had a cool spaceship, though, so the parallel isn't exact.
A woman says, "You don't know where you're going." We will soon find out that her name is Aggie, perhaps because she's Texan. But probably not. She's in a cubicle at a psychic hotline phone center. People using headsets wander by, stalling their callers as they use financial records, reverse look-up tables, and records of previous calls to gain mystic insight into the lives of the gullible. Cary sidles up to the cubicle, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses. He's also holding a magazine over his face. And he has on a bright red suit. Way to blend in, Cary. And that red eye shadow is a bit much in natural lighting -- save it for evening wear. He pokes his head into the cubicle and asks, "Is this a bad time?" Aggie tells her caller, "It's like you feel cut off," and hangs up before giving Cary a big hug. She looks Cary up and down and asks, "You hiding from the mob?" Cary says that his hat is "chafing [his] horns." Is that dirty? I can't tell. Cary loses the sunglasses and magazine, increasing my confusion as to whether or not people at the phone center should be surprised by his appearance. He explains that he needs to locate a psychic hot spot. Aggie asks, "And the big flashing neon warning light in your aura means what?" Cary suggests, "Eat at Joe's." Aggie says she feels "ugly conflict vibes," and that she can't help him. Cary reluctantly admits that some friends need to find a Tessaract...I mean, "portal" because they're going to Pylea. Aggie asks, "And you're not going with them?" Cary does his own version of the Weird Al classic, "One More Minute," with lyrics like, "I would rather sit through a junior high school production of Cats." Aggie says that if Cary doesn't go, "they'll never rescue the girl." She continues, "You've gotta go with 'em. It's the only way you're gonna resolve these issues that are cloudin' up your aura." Cary sighs as Aggie tells him, "You've always known you'd have to take that one last trip back home." Cary doesn't like the sound of "last." Aggie says that "sometimes the journey is taken simply because it must be taken. That vague enough for ya?" Cary laughs, "Is that what I sound like? Yeesh. No wonder people complain."