Angel lands on a convenient rooftop and says, "I know you're there. Watching me." Cordy excitedly gibbers, "Angel, you can hear me? I so love you! You don't know what it's been like --" She's cut off as Fred and Gunn appear behind Angel. Fred says, "We weren't spying," and Cordy sniffs, "Oh, for crap's sake!" I know, Cordy. A lot of us feel that way about Fred. Fred and Gunn talk about how Angel's been practicing his lurking abilities on Connor. Gunn suggests that Angel try talking to Connor, and Fred asks Angel what he wants to do. After some pondering, Angel decides that it's time for them to go on "a little retreat." Gunn asks if it'll be like "that monastery [Angel] went to in Tibet." Angel says yes, ignoring the fact that the monastery was actually in Sri Lanka. Oops!
Cut to Fred, Gunn, and Angel driving into Vegas. Credits. Or so I assume.
After the commercials, I have visuals again. Phew. Vegas-vert of the Angelmobile tooling along the strip. Angel mentions that he hasn't had a break lately, "not counting [his] recent ocean cruise." Fred asks if they're going to see Cary, and if Angel is going to sing so that Cary can rediscover Angel's purpose. Angel unenthusiastically says, "Yeah, whatever." Angel talks about how Vegas has changed since he was there last. He points to one side and boggles, "There used to be dunes over there." Cue the lame joke. Angel name-drops Bugsy Siegel, and mentions that Bugsy "had a mean backhand on the tennis court." Er. My turn to say, "Yeah, whatever." Fred checks her notes and says that Cary is performing at a place called the Tropicana, causing Gunn to boggle. Angel notes that the Tropicana is bit high-profile, and insists that Cary would be somewhere a little more discrete. As they pull up at a light, Fred asks, "How discrete, exactly?" They turn to gaze at a Tropicana billboard with a big picture of Cary and a LED display describing him as "the green velvet fog." Wow, a Mel Torme joke. The sign also says that this is Cary's "17th straight week." Oddly, that part is painted. Wouldn't you put the number of weeks on the LED display, since that'll change every week? Wondering about that distracted me from the questionable use of "straight" with regard to Cary.