When we return, Adam Baldwin is approaching the MoG. Angel lets go of Lindsey as he steps forward, and Lindsey immediately collapses to the floor, which is hilarious. The fact that Eve doesn't seem to notice, and that Cary does, makes it even better. Angel tells Baldwin that Eve is under his protection. Baldwin reaches into his breast pocket and, with a dramatic cue on the soundtrack, pulls out a pen. Baldwin tells Eve, "You know how it works." Eve begs him to talk to the Senior Partners for her, but Baldwin says he can't do that, and pulls out a contract. Angel warns Baldwin to back off, but Eve sighs, "Don't bother, Angel. It's over." She steps forward and obediently signs the contract where Baldwin tells her to. "Good girl," he says. Angel asks what's going on, and Baldwin finally introduces himself: "I'm Marcus Hamilton, your new liaison to the Senior Partners." Eve goes on signing and initialing while Hamilton explains that Eve is signing over her immortality "and certain other privileges." Angel gets all menacy at Eve, growling, "This is about a contract? I thought you said you were going to die." Eve replies, "And now, one day I will." Hamilton explains that Eve "was too easily distracted." Eve argues that she fell in love. Hamilton says, "Yes. Congratulations!" Heh. She snits off, and Hamilton gives kudos to the others for their escape. He adds that he'll be in touch, and says, "I have some excellent ideas I can't wait to share." Angel takes a step closer to Hamilton, and I don't think Adam Baldwin is actually nine feet tall, but I can't decide if he's wearing lifts or if it's actually just the camera angles that make him look like he's a giant. I think there must be lifts. Anyway, Angel says, "The only ideas that matter are mine." And as soon as you have any, I'm sure we'll all be eager to hear them, Angel. Hamilton agrees, though, and says, "The Senior Partners are behind [Angel] 100\%." He adds that he's "looking forward to working [him]self into the mix," shakes Angel's hand, and as he backs away, he tells Spicule, "Welcome to the team!" While Eve finally gets around to helping Lindsey get up, Cary says, "Well, he's not so bad!" Angel and Spicule stare after Hamilton in identical hands-on-hips poses, which is just weird.
Wesley and Illyria are standing on a set made to look somewhat like a rooftop. I'm willing to overlook some cheesy stuff given the budget cuts and all, but on the other hand, if you know you can't afford to shoot on a real rooftop, maybe you could rewrite the scene so it doesn't take place on one? The setting doesn't seem particularly necessary to anything. Of course, that goes for all of Wesley and Illyria's scenes this week. At the very least, couldn't they even afford a fan? Something to make their hair blow a teeny bit? Hello? Ah well. Illyria whines, "I'm trapped. On a roof. Just one roof. In this time. In this place with an unstable human who drinks too much whiskey and called me a Smurf." Wesley guesses that Illyria can't go anywhere as she is, and Illyria admits, "I'd be but prey to those I knew. I reek of humanity." Wesley gazes up at the simulacrum of a night sky and says, "Just think -- all our broccoli must have once come from the stars, only to mutate and become more passive down the eons...." Well, he doesn't, but if I'm going to quote nonsense, it might as well be nonsense that amuses me. They go on saying profound things that don't mean anything or entertain anyone, and finally the scene ends.