Fred and Gunn have returned, and Cary is reclining on the couch. As soon as she spots Angel, Fred announces that the visions aren't from TPTB. Cary gripes at Fred for spoiling his news. Angel asks who is responsible for Cordy's visions, and Cary says he doesn't know, but that it's coming from somewhere local. He suggests that Angel examine his "mile-long list" of enemies. "Who wants to get to you, who has the sizable resources, and who'd be willing to mess up a pretty face like Cordelia's?" Maybe a blipvert will have the answer.
Lilah is focused on the game of golf she's playing on her office computer. She, uh...I don't know golf lingo. Well, I know some, but I don't know what it means. The point is that she screws up somehow and curses. She's startled when she hears Angel say, "Jeez, I hate traps," right behind her. Angel explains that Gavin helped him to enter the building without setting off the vamp-detectors. Lilah makes a really funny "oh, that's just typical" face at that. Angel tosses the key and coin onto the desk and asks whether she's looking for them. Lilah admits that she is, and Angel declares, "You got what you wanted. Now it's over." Lilah demurs, and says that Angel will need the key and coin to finish the job. She tells Angel that he needs to rescue a prisoner. Angel clarifies that if he does this, she'll stop sending painful visions to Cordelia. Lilah says, "No. You'll do this for me because I tell you to." She might be pushing her luck just a teeny bit. She sidles up to Angel and starts running her hands over his shoulders, ew, as she says that he could kill her, but then the visions won't ever stop. She coolly adds, "For the record, those little skin problems on what's-her-name weren't intended -- just an unfortunate little side effect." Angel grabs Lilah's neck, which spoils her calm and collected attitude, and growls, "Her name's Cordelia, and you will help her." He releases Lilah, who pauses to collect herself. Some people don't think Lilah's menacing enough because she's scared of Angel. I don't think she's menacing either, but I like that Angel scares her because, y'know, he should be scary. And if he's not going to be scary in flashbacks when he's Angelus, he might as well be scary when he's Angel. Anyway, Angel turns his back and finally asks, "So where's this jail?" Lilah resumes her touchy-feely behavior and says, "I needed a champion of good, a warrior...and I needed someone who could travel in and out of a fortressed demon dimension." More dimensional travel. I really need to update my story-generator.
For some reason Wesley has returned to the Hyperion, where he is examining the mysterious coin. Angel enters and reports that Gunn and Fred are looking after Cordelia. So I guess that after leaving Wolfram & Hart, Angel went to Cordy's, picked up Wesley, told him to start researching, and then went back to Cordy's, and now he's back at the hotel again. How long a night is this? Did they all move to the North Pole when I wasn't paying attention? Wesley reports that both the key and the coin are "considered [to be] objects of good." Angel sighs, and confirms that the Chinese couple and the boil demon were also good guys. He grumbles, "It's so hard to tell these days. Y'know, they should wear lapel pins or something." I'm not sure whether Angel was supposed to be serious, although we were meant to find that funny, or if Angel was actually making a joke. Wesley goes on to say that the coin and key work together to allow entry to the other dimension. Angel wonders what the other dimension is like, and Wesley guesses that, based on Cordy's vision, there will be fire, and based on the description of a fortress, there will be guards. Angel heads for the weapons cabinet as Wesley sniffs, "If Wolfram & Hart are behind this mission, it can't be good." Wesley goes on belaboring the obvious, such as the fact that Lilah might be lying about the details, and that helping her goes against everything Angel stands for. Angel stands for something? I must have missed a press release. Angel agrees with both of those points, and then Wesley insists on coming along. Angel says that Wesley needs to stay behind in case something goes wrong, and finishes arming himself. Wesley doesn't need much convincing, because he sucks. When Angel's ready to go, Wesley puts the key through the hole in the coin, and spare me the Freudian analysis, please. He then tosses it down so that it spins on the floor like a top. Except the tops I had didn't create a swirling blurry light. Wait a minute: there's a magic key that opens a dimensional portal, and the title character is going to enter it in order to save a co-star's life. Do I have that right? Because it sounds strangely familiar. Sigh. Angel tells Wesley to take care of Cordy, and walks into the swirl. He goes poof, and the weapons he was carrying clatter to the floor. Oops.