The neck theme is getting a workout in this episode. The Keeper lifts Angel by his neck for a change, and I wait for the Priest to ask, "See how you like it!" Instead, the Priest wonders why Angel is always trying to make things right for Connor even though "it's never enough." Angel gasps, "I can see you never had kids," and frees himself from the Keeper's grasp. While Angel dodges further clubbings, the Priest points out that Connor only exists because of Jasmine's plan. Angel winds up next to the Priest as he sniffs, "People get born for all sorts of reasons," and then stabs the Keeper in the belly. "He will never love you," the Priest insists. The Keeper spins around for a mighty swing, and Angel hops out of the way. The end result is that the Keeper accidentally smashes the Priest instead, knocking him across the room and into the wall. Which is, for no readily apparent reason, lined with spikes. Angel takes the time to quip, which gives the Keeper a chance to grab him. The Keeper lifts Angel up over its head. The captioning indicates that Fred should be dubbed in here saying, "Angel's not gonna make it, is he?" as a little transition, but I guess they changed their minds.
Instead, we go back to the cage just in time to see Gunn kick the lock, and then Fred says, "I mean, it's starting not to look so good for us." Cary has assumed a Rodin-esque pose on the floor, while Wesley lurks in a corner. Gunn bounces up and down a little and kicks the lock again, making a tremendous clanging noise. Cary asks Gunn to stop, and Gunn says he will if someone suggests a better way to escape. Cary moans that they have no way to stop Jasmine even if they do break out. Gunn suggests a "one thing at a time" philosophy, which Angel would do well to adopt. Fred wonders why Connor left them unguarded. Gunn thinks that they were "getting to him," but Cary suggests that Jasmine summoned Connor for "some tender lovin' --" "Blood," Wesley mutters. Fred asks, "Is that some kind of ritual she has him do, 'cause...ew." Hey, you're the ones who cut his chest open and smeared blood on him, missy, so let's be less judgmental. Wesley explains, "I was just thinking, and so my mouth started working because I wasn't devoting all my concentration to being taciturn." He wonders why Cordelia was moved, and Gunn points out that, hello, they did a thing to de-thrall people using her blood, duh. Wesley argues that they're the only people who know about that, and if Cordy's a danger to Jasmine, "why not kill her and be done with it?" Er, maybe she did and didn't tell Connor? Isn't that what you were trying to convince him might have happened? But now you're secretly convinced that she really was relocated because...why? Anyway, this leads to Wesley's random conclusion that Jasmine can't hurt Cordelia, "but maybe Cordelia can hurt Jasmine." Gunn points out, "That's a whole lot of maybes." Wesley says, "Maybe." He says that Cordelia may be their only way to stop Jasmine. Cary points out that they'll have to wake Cordy up, first. Fred points out that they'll have to find Cordy before that. And, of course, they also have to get out of the cage and past the throngs in the lobby.