Hyperion blipvert. Wesley wonders whether he could use a binding spell to keep them together when they use the Omni...I mean, "portal." Angel approves, until Wesley adds that the spell could turn them into "a freakishly hybridized Siamese twin." Angel nixes the spell. Wesley notes that metal keeps turning up in his research. Angel asks, "What, we handcuff ourselves together? Who do we know that has handcuffs?" Wesley blurts, "Well, I -- wouldn't know." Another part of my soul is burned away. And for no reason, since Wesley and Cordelia have already used chains and manacles to secure Angel. Twice. And they definitely still have all the stuff, since Wesley showed the bondage box to Gunn earlier this season. Anyway, Wesley says that handcuffs wouldn't work. Angel complains that Cordy's been missing for twelve hours (which means that the hot spot at Caritas really ought to be recharged by now, but don't let me get in the way of this totally artificial problem). They're interrupted when Lieutenant Matheson from Crusade, alias Daniel Dae Kim, enters with some other guy in tow. Wow, it's strange seeing him in a suit. But I'm happy, because he's a good actor. They're both holding briefcases as well, and Angel sighs, "Lawyers. Don't you people sleep during the day?" Yeah, well, they probably thought that vampires sleep during the day, so you've both learned something. Matheson claims to be named Gavin Park, and introduces his companion as "Mr. Hayes." Poor guy doesn't have a first name. They're from Wolfram & Hart -- big surprise -- and want to appraise the hotel. Apparently Wolfram & Hart might buy the building when Angel's lease expires. Angel chuckles, "You couldn't get me to turn evil, so now you wanna evict me?" Maybe they won't evict him. Maybe they'll be his new landlords. That might be funny. Sorta like Three's Company with Wolfram & Hart playing the Don Knotts role, only...well, completely different. Because it might be funny. Forget I brought it up. Angel tells Wesley, "Now they're trying to annoy me to death." The lawyers want to take a look around, but Angel vamps out and snarls at them. Park manages to convey the gestalt of rolling his eyes without actually rolling his eyes, which is a pretty cool trick, and tells Angel, "Very well. We'll contact your real estate company and inform them of your non-compliance." Blah blah "notice of obligation" blah blah "lease agreement" blah blah rental-cakes. With that, they exit. Angel de-vamps off-camera, and Johanna wonders if his shifts to and from game-face are always so noisy. He sighs heavily and asks Wesley how soon they can leave.
Cordy is shoveling demon poo in a barn. She's changed her jumpsuit for a dress made out of burlap sacks. She whines about all the things she'd rather be doing (i.e. anything else) and gets zapped for her attitude, even though Haggar is nowhere to be seen. Cordy, not one to learn from experience, whines, "Woman has ears like a bat." In a stall behind her, we can see the head of a large badger with horns, or something like that. It's kinda neat-looking for a relatively immobile mask, so good effort, effects team, with your itty bitty budget. Cordy fusses with her control collar, trying to take it off. Suddenly Fred says, "Don't do that." Fred's peeking at Cordy through a knothole. Cordy sneaks over to the hole and tries to figure out who's talking to her. Fred tells her, "If you take the collar off, bad things'll happen to your head, like...it'll implode. So don't take the collar off, okay?" Fred's got a southwestern-ish accent. At least I think that's what it sounds like, although I'm bad at placing accents. Really, it could be Swedish for all I know. Fred also sounds a bit nuts, which I'm much better at identifying. Fred tells Cordy to keep shoveling while they chat. Cordy asks how long Fred's been there, and Fred says, "I was born here. I mean, not really, I just...sometimes I think I was. I mean, I don't think it with my thoughts. I forget certain words." Riiiight. You get the idea. Cordy asks where they are, and Fred says it's called Pylea, and continues her almost, but not quite, entirely unhelpful crazy-talk. Cordy asks how she can escape, and Fred giggles before explaining that she'd forgotten about laughter. She less cheerfully answers, "You don't. They use you as a slave, then your body gives. Zip! Gone." Cordy insists that her friends will rescue her. Fred says that she tried to get home, but she "didn't have the math," and asks how Cordy wound up in Pylea. Cordy mentions the flux capacitor...I mean, "portal," and Fred asks where it was. But they're interrupted when someone calls "Fugitive!" Richard Kimble's there too? This is the mother of all crossovers. Fred wails her distress as a demon-at-arms enters with some villagers. The villagers rush in and grab Fred as the demon-at-arms orders Cordy to lie down on the floor. Another villager pushes Cordy down as Fred is dragged out. Cordy only sees Fred's legs because, apparently, she's lost her peripheral vision. At least she's learned that the slaves get razors, since Fred's legs look silky smooth. The demon-at-arms looks Fred over and announces that the "clever little cow" has disabled her control collar. The demons exit with Fred while Cordy cowers on the floor.