Cordy enters the lobby, spots Angel staring at the floor, and asks, "When did we get the statue for the lobby? Oh, it's just you." Angel asks if they can clean off the pentagram, since it scared away a potential client. Hey, Angel, here's a thought -- you're the one who made it, so maybe you should clean it up. Cordy thinks it's more important that they have a heart-to-heart chat about what happened while she was gone. Didn't they just do this in the last episode? Angel isn't forthcoming, and Cordy says she wants to know "about that little five-pointed doodad decorating our lobby and the voodoo that you dood -- did -- over it." She snaps at Angel about doing "dark magic," which I guess means Cary is a big tattletale. She bizarrely insists, "I should probably know what kind of spell it was." Because she knows so much about magic? She goes on to say that there are "repercussions" for "using primordial powers." She must have been watching the other show, because since when have there been repercussions for anything these people do? Cordy also points out that "the one person who might be able to help us with that isn't around anymore." Angel glares at her, and Cordy slowly backs away from Wesley's name, but goes on with her insistent foreshadowing about consequences. Angel finally snaps, and summarizes the past few episodes in a couple of sentences in case anyone came in late. After griping about Wolfram & Hart and Wesley, Angel sits down and grouses, "Dammit, Cordelia, you got me talking about this!" Cordy says he probably needed to vent, and then asks why he didn't call her. Angel's lame excuse is, "I didn't want to mess up your vacation. I just thought one of us should be happy." Uh. Okay. He goes on to say that there was nothing she could have done, which causes Cordy to bluster about her visions. If she was going to have a vision, wouldn't she have, y'know, had it? Wherever she was? She helpfully expositions that she's part demon now, so maybe she has "some untapped power" she could have used. Wow, that was exposition and foreshadowing, all in one sentence! Very efficient. She finishes grousing, and Angel notes that Cordelia needed to vent, too. Cordy whines that she should have been there for Angel, and Angel stammers, "You...you were. I mean, you are. You're always...." He abruptly changes the subject and insists that he's trying to move on, and that he wants to think about something else. With that, he says that if Cordy wants to help him, she should find him a case to work on. If I were Cordy, I'd go get Angel some Encyclopedia Brown books. That'd keep him busy for days.
Episode Report CardStrega: C+ | 897 USERS: C+
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