Seidel slowly stands up and asks if he and Fred can talk about this. He insists that she isn't capable of hurting anyone. Fred advances on him as responds, "Five years of pain and suffering in a hell dimension will make a girl capable of a lot of things." Was her whole complex plan just to kill him with a crossbow? Why did she need Wesley's help with that? If she just needed a ride, couldn't she have called a cab?
Angel gazes happily at the demon's severed head. What makeshift weapon did he cut it off with, a ruler? He looks at the body, and then sees that its hands are moving again. Angel whines, "Come on! I'm holding your head!" Heh. The demon stands up as a new head emerges from its neck.
Fred asks if Seidel got rid of her and the others because he was threatened by them. She adds, "That's why Laurie is still around. She's not smart enough to overshadow you, is she?" Seidel stammers, "Why don't you just let me --" "Go?" Fred interrupts. I'm thinking the next word was "explain," actually. But Fred has worked herself up enough to start speaking in tongues. She says some magic words, and a portal opens up in the floor. Oh, okay, she probably did need Wesley's help to figure that out. Fine. Seidel clings to the furniture as Gunn rushes into the lab. Fred tells Gunn to go away, saying, You asked me not to kill him and I'm not! Not exactly." Gunn says Seidel won't survive "that," although he can't possibly know what that is. Maybe it's a portal to a shiny happy world! Okay, he's probably safe in assuming it's not. Fred screams at Gunn, "How dare you! You don't know! You don't know what it was like!" Seidel calls for help while Gunn insists that they'll find some other solution. Seidel goes on shouting to Fred for help, although you'd think he'd maybe ask for help from the guy who wasn't pointing a crossbow at him a minute ago. Academics. They're so impractical. Gunn tells Fred, "If you kill him, I'm gonna lose you." Fred stares back numbly. Gunn finally races over and grabs Seidel's arm just before Seidel is sucked into the portal. In the captions, Fred shouts, "Charles, no!" And you can faintly hear her under the wind-machine sounds of the portal, so I can't tell if they wanted to obscure her shout or if it was badly mixed. Gunn looks at Fred and suddenly twists Seidel around in a way which, I guess, is meant to indicate that he snapped Seidel's neck. That seems to be the consensus, anyway. It's hard to tell, because usually neck-snappage goes with a dramatic musical cue of some kind, and this one just has the portal-swirling wind machine soundtrack. But it's definitely true that Gunn pushes Seidel into the portal. Holy crap. I didn't expect that. The portal closes. Gunn and Fred look at each other. The office door opens and Angel enters, looking a bit disheveled. He asks what happened to Seidel. Gunn says, "It's taken care of."