Cordy dashes into the...new set. It's mostly full of boxes, and I can't tell what the room is meant to be. As she hides behind a few boxes, Angel enters and sneers, "You liked me so much before. Now I can't even get a little kiss?" He's sort of Angelus-lite. Johanna and I can't figure out why having everyone else know that he's a vampire suddenly makes him evil. Maybe he's just acting the way he thinks they expect him to? It's like a nature vs. nurture thing. Or maybe it's just that whole problem with plotting I mentioned earlier. Angel peers into a dark corner and says he sees Cordy. She makes a run for it, in the sense that she runs directly into Angel's chest. I think Cordy needs glasses. She tells Angel that she has her own superpower. Angel moves his mouth silently, and the captioning says, "What is that, now?" Odd. Why take that out? Especially when you can see his mouth move? Anyway, Cordy shrieks, and boy do I mean "shrieks." For about seven seconds. Which doesn't sound like a long time, but try screaming for seven seconds and see what you think. And it's a particularly piercing scream, too. Angel releases her and makes pained "please stop" gestures. Johanna says that Cordy used to be a better screamer, but I'm pretty sure that the awfulness of the noise she makes here is intentional. She finally stops, and Angel admits, "That really is inhuman." Then he adds, "What good do you really think that --" and is interrupted when Connor knocks him across the room. Wesley hurries down the stairs and shouts, "Yes, that one!" before tripping over absolutely nothing. It's impressive, in terms of physical comedy. And yet, it's also tiring. Angel rushes Connor, and Connor knocks Angel through a window that opens into the two-story kitchen. There's an observation deck for the kitchen? Angel plummets to the kitchen floor. Connor looks down at him through the window. Cordy thanks Connor with great intensity. Connor asks why Angel attacked her. Cordy says, "Well, who wouldn't?" She runs her hand over Connor's back and says, "You're a wee bit chess-club for my usual beat, but you kill that freak and you're getting a big reward." Connor asks if she means it, and Cordy assures him that she does. Luckily for him, Connor doesn't ask her if it's gonna cost fifty bucks.
Episode Report CardStrega: B- | 1232 USERS: B-
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