I've noticed that they never seem to have car chases on television anymore -- especially ones where cars hurtle through the air and crash into each other and innocent commuters are casually killed in giant exploding pile-ups. And this episode of Angel doesn't have most of that either, but at least there's a car chase. As Angel goes into hot pursuit mode, he pulls out a cell phone and dials. He gets a message saying his call did not go through. He redials, and this time he gets a low battery alarm. Rummaging through the glove compartment, he pulls out a cigarette-lighter adapter and hooks it up to the phone. He looks up in time to make a sudden turn, cutting off someone, but still avoiding an actual collision. At Angel's office, the phone rings, and Cordy answers. Angel declares, "I hate this cell phone that you gave me. Any luck?" Cordy tells him that they've found four other cases of men being burned to death "from the inside out," all of which occurred in the past eleven months. ["Man, they should hook up with the crew at Now and Again. -- Wing Chun] She asks if Angel found the chaos-bringing thing, and Angel says that he did: "And it's not an it. It's a she." The phone begins cutting out, so that it sounds as if Cordy asks, "Did she care you?" "Did she care about me?" Angel asks. Cordy repeats, "Did she Carrie you? Carrie, the movie, you know?" The phone cuts in and out some more, and Angel finally says, "These things were definitely cooked up by a bored warlock." He tells Cordy and Wesley to keep trying to find Tay, and describes SWMBR, adding that "She seemed intelligent; she was very attractive, for a demon." Cordelia comments, "A hottie, huh? I guess she's that, all right, what with the sizzle." The phone begins going out again, sparing Angel from hearing Cordy's joke. He finally hangs up and throws the phone into the back seat. Apparently some people found the phone bit tiresome, but I like it when they inject a few real-world annoyances into the stream of fantasy, so it worked for me.
SWMBR pulls up at a museum and enters, putting on a dark hood and some sunglasses to disguise herself as a rock star. She tells a security guard that a man is following her, and points out Angel, identifying him by his black coat. As Angel follows her past the Impressionist paintings, he pulls off his jacket and buttons the top button of his shirt. I guess that's his version of a disguise. Guards begin to converge on Angel, so he suddenly stops by a painting and starts playing tour guide: "And this brings us to Manet's incomparable 'La Musique Aux Tuilières,' first exhibited in 1863." The guards are, naturally, taken in by this and cannot figure out where the mysterious stalker could be. Meanwhile, SWMBR makes her way to an art restoration room. Angel eyes the guards as he goes on lecturing, pointing out Baudelaire among the crowd of people in the painting. He says, "Baudelaire -- interesting fellow. In his poem 'Le Vampire,' he wrote, 'Thou who abruptly as a knife didst come into my heart.' He strongly believed that evil forces surrounded mankind, and some even speculated that the poem was about a real vampire." Angel chuckles with the crowd, then as the guards disperse, adds, "Oh, and Baudelaire was actually a little taller, and a lot drunker, than he's depicted here." The crowd applauds as Angel exits, I guess because he finally shut his pretentious mouth.