Angel's talking to himself -- or maybe to the speakerphone. He explains that he and Wesley will be leaving soon, and that he doesn't know if they'll be back. He observes, "It's 11:16. Cordy's been gone for almost twenty-four hours now. I think I've covered everything..." Angel says that the mortgage is in the company's name, and that the lease is up in six months. Wasn't it a six-month lease originally? Hasn't some time passed since they moved in? Oh well. With a final "take care of yourself," Angel hangs up. When you're leaving an important message full of business details for someone, you should probably pick up the receiver, because speakerphones don't always have great microphones. Plus, Angel's never been great at enunciating. Cary enters the office and asks Angel how he's doing. Angel says he's "just waiting for Wes to have that 'eureka' moment." Cue Wesley's shout of "Eureka!" Cary asks, "You mean he actually really [sic] says 'eureka'?" Wesley races in and announces that he knows how to get them all through the Pylon...I mean, "portal."
Haggar and Cordy go shopping. Haggar asks for a lot of things with silly names. And a spatula. Although "spatula" is a silly name, too, when you think about it. Cordy is loaded down with baskets of stuff. She tries to ask Haggar about Fred, but Haggar orders her to shut up. Haggar also reminds Cordy not to spill the "viper's milk," and Cordy starts to complain about all the stuff she's carrying, but is interrupted by a vision. She sees a Drokken attacking a demon in a red shirt. No, he's really in a red shirt. Only now do I realize that the Drokken is just a bald mugato. Cordy tells Haggar what she saw in the vision, adding that the attack is taking place "by the forest, near a big yellow rock." There are boulders in the background, but none of them looked particularly yellow to me. More demons gather around Cordy and stare at her. Cordy recovers, looks around, and whines, "Isn't anyone gonna ask if I'm okay?" As someone lowers a pitchfork toward her, Haggar screams, "My cow is cursed!" Cheer up, Haggar; maybe you can trade her for some magic beans. Cordy tries to explain her vision again, but is drowned out as the villagers start chanting, "Cursed!"
The Angelmobile pulls to a stop opposite the arched gateway to Paramount Studios. Angel asks, "Here? Isn't this a movie studio?" Cary insists that it "makes a certain kind of sense." I'm not convinced. Cary adds that Aggie told him there was a hot spot there, "and Aggie's never wrong when it comes to hot spots. She was doing SkyBar way before Brad and Jennifer." He checks to make sure that Wesley has the book, which of course he does, since they need it to get to Pylea. Duh. Angel asks whether he should put the top up, and the answer is yes, since they don't know what the weather will be like in Pylea, but Wesley says, "We only require a metal enclosure on four sides to ensure that we travel through the portal together. 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.