While Angel heads back to his cell, Trepkos and the Runt go out for their match. Angel pauses to tell Trepkos, "No one fights, no one dies." Way to lead by example there, hypocrite. Froggy interjects something, but I'm too busy begging them all to shut up to hear him clearly. Angel insists, "We can fight them, but only if we stop fighting each other." Trepkos finally speaks, only to say, "I'll kill him quick [sic]." The match starts. Trepkos keeps his word. The match ends. Cordy suggests that they should call the police. Wesley says that Darin would kill the demons if there was a police raid. He goes to say that they need to rescue Angel, which means getting the bracelets off, and then claims that the bracelets "were forged by ancient sorcerers." But alas, Wesley will need one of the bracelets in order to figure out how to open them. Luckily, it turns out that Cordelia swiped the bracelet that Darin was toying with during the fight. See, there was a reason for us to see all that. If only I could say the same for this episode in general.
I spent at least half of the show on the phone with Johanna, because that was really the only way I could retain my tenuous grip on sanity. This scene will demonstrate why. Jack enters and jabbers away at Angel about something unimportant. Angel stands just inches from the red line on the ground. Jack approaches until he is just barely on the "safe" side of the line. Johanna pointed out that, since the bracelet triggers disintegration, the prisoners could presumably step across the red line as long as they kept their braceleted wrist on the other side. Upon realizing she was correct, I pounded my forehead against the wall some more and had visions of Angel teaching all of the other demons to do the hokey pokey. Then I speculated that Angel would reach out with his unbracleted arm and grab Jack. Johanna said he wouldn't, he'd just lure Jack a little closer to the line and then grab him, because that would be much more stupid. Turns out Johanna was closer to being right.