Cut to some dead crewmen (they're stiff, geddit?), and then Spicule leads Angel into the control cabin. Spicule introduces Nostroyev, a snooty Russian noblevamp, and the Prince of Lies. The Prince of Lies is Camden Toy, doing a great impression of Willem Dafoe doing an impression of Count Orlock. Spicule presents Angel as "Angelus. The Angelus." Nostroyev promptly gets into a "who's evilest" pissing match with Angel, and brags that he's the Scourge of Siberia, and the Butcher of Alexander Palace. Angel shrugs, and Nostroyev shouts, "I was Rasputin's lover!" Spicule interrupts with some vague exposition about how they got free and attacked the sailors. Angel confirms that there aren't any humans alive in the front of the ship, and says that there are a few sailors left in the torpedo room. Spicule's ready to attack, but Angel says that they aren't going to kill anyone else yet. Spicule asks why not, and Angel explains, "We're trapped at the bottom of the ocean." Spicule knows that, but the Prince of Lies looks around and says, "Ve're underwater?" Angel says they need the remaining crew to operate the sub. Spicule insists that they can figure it out, and demonstrates by flipping a couple of switches and causing a siren to start blaring. Nostroyev doesn't react to the noise, but the Prince of Lies clutches his ears and hisses in pain. Hee. Angel shuts the siren off,while Nostroyev grabs an axe and agrees to leave one sailor alive, and eat the rest. Angel stops Nostroyev from passing through the hatch, and Spicule warns Nostroyev, "[Angel] likes to pretend he's the boss." Nostroyev sneers at Angel, "You may have made a name for yourself muscling around weaker vampires, but I am Nostroyev, I will tear you open and play 'Coachmen, Spare Your Horses' on the lute of your entrails." That was a really complicated threat. Angel moves out of the way. As Nostroyev passes, Angel punches him, grabs the axe, and stakes Nostroyev with it. Poof. Angel repeats that they won't kill the sailors till they reach land. Spicule agrees by making with the two-finger salute and saying, "Heil Hitler."
Angel's up in his hateful suite working on something when Lawson enters and says, "Hiya, Chief." Angel recognizes him, and Lawson asks if Angel wonders how he got into the building. Angel sighs, "You'd be amazed how many people break into this building on a regular basis." Lawson tries to brag about how clever he is, but Angel grumps, "Sorry, but this place might as well be a bus station." Lawson natters on and on and on, and I thought he was kind of cute at first but the talking is awfully wearying. This episode is annoying me in exactly the same way "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been" did -- alternating between the past and present storylines is removing the tension from both of them. Not that "Heartthrob" was exactly flawless, but I wish they'd used something closer to that structure instead. Start with a frame story, have some unseen person attacking the MoG, and then cue the flashbacks and tell the whole story of what happened on the sub; then when that's over, you reveal that the attacker is Lawson, and wind things up with a fight. Where was I? Lawson mentions that he's been checking on Angel "every decade or so," and asks Angel to explain how he can fight evil at Wolfram & Hart. Angel says that it's complicated. Lawson waxes nostalgic about how simple things used to be, and we fade back into the flashback.