Commercials. I wish I could take the episodes and rearrange them so that the episodes with Angel at his creepiest were right before this, and it would make a bit more sense. The character has been all over the place from week to week, and now that his state of mind is supposed to be terribly significant, it's really hard to forget that a week ago he was acting like a doofus in Italy.
In a different conference room than usual, Wesley is muttering that there must be a reason for Angel's behavior. Everyone sure got muttery this season. Oh, maybe being around Illyria makes people mutter. That would explain why it's mostly Wesley and Spicule who've been affected. Wesley tells Cary, "It could be a ploy!" Whoa, Wesley was almost right there for a second! Cary says that he thinks Angel believes everything he said. See! I still like that. Wesley mutters that Angel never cared about power, but Cary says that Angel never had any power to care about before. Then Gunn and Spicule burst into the room, dragging a shackled Lindsey along with them. Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrists? And what's with the shackles, anyway? They must have retrieved him from Angel's apartment. Lindsey raises his manacled arms and smirks, "You boys look like you could use a hug!" And you could use a haircut, Lindsey. Is there a reason he has to look like that?