Gunn takes an improbable break from aiming his shotgun to look at the menu and ask, "What, no leprechaun soufflé?" Crane snides, "There's no such thing as leprechaun." Continuity porn. Bow-chicka-bow-bow! Angel smashes another cuff, and suddenly more goons march in with guns. One of them shoves a pistol at Wesley's neck. Oh, necks again. Naturally, that's the one element of the show they don't change. Wesley observes, "We've hit a snag." Angel says they aren't leaving without Nina. Crane says, "I'm willing to let my men die. Can you say the same?" Should he say that in front of the men he's willing to let die? It seems like that would lower morale. Gunn keeps on aiming at Crane and announces, "I go, you're going with me." I sincerely doubt that, if his brains are blown out, Gunn will still be able to aim and fire at Crane. So it's no surprise that Crane isn't intimidated. Angel tells Crane, "Probably should've told me to drop this," and tosses the candlestick into the air. The goon facing him looks up at the candlestick, and Angel punches him. The rest of the MoG think for a second: "Not a pun, not a threat -- that means melee, hooray!" and cue the fighting. One goon shoots Angel, who falls back, and then Wesley gets a reaction shot for no readily apparent reason before Nina sits up, all wolfy. Nina chomps into a diner's throat, and Gunn knocks out a goon. Nina rushes Gunn, knocking him down, and then Wesley fires a tranq into her while keeping another gun pointed at Crane. In his other hand, I mean. Nina collapses, and Angel says that they're going to take her and leave. Crane still isn't convinced, and you have to admire his persistence. He says, "Tonight may not be salvageable, but my guests have paid a high price." He looks at the man Nina killed and adds, "Some higher than others. And I promised them a werewolf." Why does he think Angel would care? "Oh, sorry, I didn't realize that. You're going to have to refund their money? Well in that case, go on and eat the girl. Sorry!" But of course it's just setting up the ironic twist: Nina suddenly sits up and bites Royce's leg. He screams, and Wesley shoots another tranq into Nina. Angel tells Crane, "And a month from now, you'll have one." Crane seems okay with that. Royce starts whining and begging as goons drag him off. Crane was played by Braeden Marcott, and I'm mentioning that because I liked him. I think I'd rather be watching a show all about Crane's restauranting adventures right now, actually. That could be good. For half of each episode, he has to hunt a monster, and then there's a little ten-minute cooking show, and then the last act is a fun dinner party with wacky characters. I'd watch.
Episode Report CardStrega: C- | 876 USERS: B
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