ANY-way, Chronic recoils at Phoebe's declaration, Phoebe babbles that she meant to say something else, and Raige discreetly orbs in behind a curtain to put an end to this tedious scene. Raige crosses to their table and, euphemizing that Piper's got "a power problem," convinces the Feebs to cut her date short. Phoebe exits the restaurant with a maximum of hooting and yodeling, at one point obliviously backing into a waiter to send him crashing to the floor along with his fully laden tray. Stupid bitch. Chronic passes a hand over his face in embarrassment and shame. Didn't I tell you to cram it, dillhole?
What's this? Oh, my God! It's a dank, forbidding alleyway! Hooray! I think I can even make out a few Convenient Shipping Pallets Of Grave Bodily Injury lurking in the background, ready to pounce. Aw, guys. Sniff. You shouldn't have. Piper crouches behind a pile of fetid trash, anxiously eyeing whatever it is that's unleashing those tormented howls of agony and distress we hear on the soundtrack. Raige orbs in with Phoebe, and the two tiptoe across puddles of filth to join their sister. "Let's vanquish this demon!" Raige enthuses. "Eh," Piper notes with more than a hint of distaste coloring her tone, "he beat us to the punch," and the shot shifts to take in the reptilian monster currently snacking on the aforementioned demon's entrails. The monster paws through the demon's sucking chest wound for a bit to extract something we don't see, and places that something in a small pouch. The demon's head drops to one side, and his body presently disintegrates down through the pavement, presumably on its way to The Waste Land. The monster rises to its feet as Raige hisses, "What is it?" Piper doesn't want to hang around long enough to learn the answer to that question, and the three back up slowly to orb out. Unfortunately, they make a bit of a racket doing so, and the monster super-speeds to their end of the alleyway to hurl Phoebe and Raige backwards through the air into yet another pile of trash. Piper deploys the Hands of Discontent, then shrieks in fright when the resulting mojo explodes harmlessly on the surface of the monster's skin. It does seem to stun the thing momentarily, though, so she flings her Hands a few more times while backing away in an attempt to flee. Phoebe urgently calls for Raige to "do something." Raige spots an appropriately battered transformer above and behind Piper's head and shouts, "Power lines!" One of said lines breaks free from its base in a shower of sparks, and proceeds to flail through the air until its active end makes contact with the monster's head. The monster screams and shrieks while jittering about before exploding in a spray of flame.