The Southern California School of Art & Design (or SCAAD, as the sign says, and may I say that is an awesome acronym). Angel is lurking outside and catches Nina on her way from class. They hug, and then Angel hands Nina some plane tickets. She's all excited that Angel's going on vacation with her, but then she realizes that the ticket are for her, her sister, and her niece. Angel says he needs her to get somewhere safe, and Nina insists that she wants to be with him. She asks if he's afraid she'll get hurt, and Angel says, "I'm the thing that'll hurt you." And they argue for a while. I don't know what to make of this scene. It pretty much destroys the idea that Angel's gone all evil. Maybe we were supposed to think that this means even Angel realizes he's been corrupted, but that he can't resist the temptation or whatever. It really doesn't play that way, though, and seems terribly unnecessary. I just don't get this subplot at all. Angel unconvincingly says, "If I get through this intact, I'll come for you. We'll have time." A piano plinks as Nina tells Angel that he's a crappy liar. Angel tells her to go, and Nina sighs, "I'll go. Why on earth would I stay?" And off she goes to hook up with the Immortal. Probably.
Illyria and Drogyn are playing Crash Bandicoot, and having a meta-conversation about the game and life, so that Illyria can talk about how she doesn't know why she keeps on going the way she does when she has no purpose, but she does it anyway. Just as I'm about to fall asleep, Hamilton smashes the door open and enters. It was a nice door-smash, too. Shame Angel wasn't there to enjoy it. Drogyn and Hamilton apparently know each other, and Hamilton says, "So, I hear you're living in a tree now?" Hee hee. Drogyn sniffs that he lives in a cave; the tree is just the entrance. Hamilton grrs that Drogyn won't be going back there, and then tosses him into a wall. Illyria steps up to defend Drogyn, and Hamilton beats her and beats her and beats her, and finally stomps on her. So that bit at the start of the scene was there to explain why Illyria bothers protecting Drogyn when she's not invested in anything that happens to the MoG. Fair enough. But it'd have been funnier if Hamilton had marched in and grabbed Drogyn, and Illyria had kept playing the game and said, "Go on and take him, I don't care." Incidentally, were we supposed to worry that Illyria might be dead? Because, well, speaking of not-caring...I don't.