Elsewhere, the Trombli are complaining about letting a "cow" wear the crown. Enik insists, "She is our sovereign, now. And no harm must come to her. At least, not until after the Com-shuk." Enik adds that if Cordy survives the dreaded Com-shuk, then they'll see about decapitating her. Gee, the Trombli are up to no good or something. Who'd have guessed?
Angel and Cary, having hitched a ride in a wagon, arrive at Cary's old homestead. Among the trees a group of demons are engaging in backyard wrestling. Cary nervously calls to them, "Guess who's back?" A big gray-haired, bearded demon looks up in wonder and starts toward them, saying, "I have often prayed that I might look again on your face." The demon then spits in Cary's face, and goes on about Cary shaming his clan. Cary wipes away the spittle and grumbles, "Thanks, Mom." Over his shoulder, we see Angel look up suddenly and inaudibly say, "Mom?" There's a lot of "over so-and-so's shoulder" stuff happening in this episode, by the way. Which I like, because the jokes are better when they're not shoved in my face. Mom goes on complaining, and concludes, "Your father was right: we ate the wrong son." Over her shoulder, a red-haired demon is awaiting his cue. Cary tries to get to the point, and asks if she noticed any unusual phenomena when he vanished five years ago. Mom assures Cary, "We noticed feasting and celebration! Your brother Numfar did the Dance of Joy for three moons! Numfar, do the Dance of Joy!" The red-haired demon begins imitating Lord of the Dance in the background. Joss Whedon, ladies and gents. Angel wanders behind Cary, probably so that he doesn't crack up and ruin the scene. Cary tries describing the appearance of the Transdimensional Collapsatron...I mean, "portal" to Mom, then turns and tells Angel, "Ya know how I said there was no music in my world? Wish I could say the same about the dancing." Mom finally shouts, "No longer do the Dance of Joy, Numfar!" Joss takes a break, and contemplates new and exciting ways to make me loathe the word "franchise." Cary concludes that Mom's not gonna help them find a hot spot. Landok wanders into the background as Mom snaps, "Now take your cow and get off my lawn!" Landok shouts, "That is no cow!" and shoves Cary out of the way as he greets Angel. Landok introduces Angel to Mom as "Angel, the brave and noble Drokken killer!" Angel squirms and pretends to feel uncomfortable as Landok sings his praises. Cary's jaw drops as Mom says, "Then he shall be welcome in our home, and we will do him honor! Numfar, do the Dance of Honor!" More goofy dancing. Cary tries to calm things down, but it's too late: more demons are rushing up and taking Angel's coat away. Landok insists that Angel receive "raiments [sic] befitting a warrior." As more demons drape a big animal-hide cape with studded epaulets over his shoulders, Angel calls after the ones who took his coat: "Uh, no wire hanger, 'cause that's leather!" A beaded necklace is thrown over his head as Angel protests, but when they drag out a mirror he's captivated once again. Landok says that Angel will be the guest of honor at the village feast while Whedon imitates a chipmunk in the background. Cary looks around in disbelief as Angel is escorted to the house.