(This is a short recap; we hope to have a longer, more detailed summary
Aired: November 12, 2003
Wesley is in negotiations with criminals in the weapons trade
business. Fred is helping him but is left weapon less when a masked
stranger shows up and starts killing all the bad guys. Angel appears
for the fight. The masked stranger turns out to be a type of cyborg.
Fred is found injured, with a hook through her arm.
Angel is pissed at Wesley for having Fred with him and blames him
for her getting hurt. Wesley explains that she was there because she
was experienced with the weapons plus she was someone he can trust.
Angel tells Wesley that he has to be cleared through him before
using any of ‘his people’.
Eve sticks up for Wesley after he leaves the room. She tells
Angel he came down on him a little too hard. She blames him for
still holding a grudge. She suggests that he may still not trust
Wesley after stealing his son even though Connor and Angel are both
now. Maybe Wesley knew what he was doing? Angel denies it.
Wesley feels guilty about Fred's injury. He says he should have
protected her, which Fred takes as patronizing and they are arguing
when Wesley’s father Roger Wyndham-Pryce unexpectedly enters the
Mr. Wyndham-Pryce has returned to evaluate his son so he can be
reinstate into the Watcher’s Council. He and four remaining council
members are trying to rebuild the council after it was destroyed and
despite his disgrace they want Wesley back.
Wes wants no part of it, even if it does supposedly clear his name.
Wesley tries to tell his father that Wolfram & Hart isn’t the ‘Haven
of Evil’ he remembers and they are trying to change things under
their control and they can make a difference. They take their work
seriously. Lorne appears speaking of a party for Louis Gossett Jr.
and Gunn talks about the lab working on a robo cop. Roger isn’t
taking them seriously.
Fred is working on the cyborg and may have found a human nervous
system but the technology seems foreign. If she can crack it’s
memory maybe they could find a record of everything it’s been doing
and figure out who or what it wanted.
Spike in the mean time knocks over a beaker and Eve eyes this and
doesn’t look impressed. Wesley takes his father to the lab where
Roger meets Angel and Spike. Roger has met Spike in the past 1963 to
be exact. He found Spike slaughtering an orphanage in Vienna. Also
Roger refuses to shake Angel's hand.
Wesley and Roger join the autopsy where Wesley believes he has set
off a bomb. He shouts for everyone to evacuate and tries to usher
Fred out, he’ll stay with the bomb. Spike goes to run out and
realizes he doesn’t really need to go anywhere. In the panic the
elder Wyndham-Pryce defuses the bomb. Roger belittles his son.
Angel gives Wesley a report about the cyborgs. They maybe from an
East origin and it seems they are doing Angel and the gangs work for
Roger tries to talk to Wesley about Fred and his love life but Wes
doesn’t want to. He then explains to dad that he had to chop up (in
little pieces) his last girlfriend because the higher powers saw fit
to stab her in the neck. Roger thinks he’s being sarcastic.
Wesley shows his father the template books. The elder Wyndham-Pryce
comments on how dangerous it is to have books like those just
sitting around. He sees how powerful they are and how easily they
could fall into the hands of evil.
While alone in an elevator with Eve, Spike confronts her. He's
figured she’s keeping an eye on him in case he figures a way to get
away from W&H and that she's part of the reason he's trapped there
for all eternity. He says the amulet was meant for Angel but she
asks who said it was meant for Angel.
The lights go out and security alarms go off. Cyborgs attack the
building and go directly for the template books. Father and son
battle and take down the cyborg. Roger insists they hide the
templates and Wesley puts them into the vault. Just as he turns his
back to his father, Roger strikes his son and takes a key and steals
a crooked staff. He contacts someone saying “phase one is complete,
begin phase two.”
Spike with concentration hits a cyborg and is able to save Gunn who
was being chocked. He brings up the fact that Eve is stuck in the
elevator but doesn’t care about finding maintenance to rescue her.
Wes wakes up with a headache and a bad feeling about what his father
is up to. He tortures the injured cyborg to find out.
Meanwhile, Roger lures Angel up to the roof by telling him that
Wesley is up there and he needs their help. Roger’s visit was not to
investigate Wesley but to come for Angel. Once at the rooftop he
whips out the crooked staff that holds magical powers and takes
control of Angel.
Wesley appears and holds a gun on his father. Roger is using the
staff of Deva Sin to use Angel as a slave. He calls Angel a puppet
to the Powers that Be and W&H, now he wants him. Roger has been
controlling everything including the cyborgs just for this purpose.
Fred who has also arrived on the rooftop is grabbed by Roger to use
as a hostage but Wesley shoots him several times and then throws up.
Sparks fly from Roger's body and they realize that he had been a
cyborg all along. Angel quickly regains his will.
Wes is guilt stricken over killing his father even though it wasn’t
actually his real father. He believes the cyborgs came after him
because they thought he was the weak link in the gang. He didn’t let
anyone down especially Fred who because her life was being
threatened was the reason he killed his dad. Angel attempts to
comfort his friend by telling him he killed his real dad when he
became a vampire. Spike also adds that he killed his Mum, twice.
Fred’s comfort leads them to what could be a tender moment but they
are interrupted by Knox who offers to drive Fred home.
When alone Wesley calls his real father who with his usually
criticism Wesley knows his dad is okay.
“If I knew this was going to be a seminar I would have worn a name
“Thank you Wesley I’d love a gun.” Fred.
“Sex with robots is more common then most people think.” Spike.
“I’m not very comfortable with hugging.” Angel.
“Apparently when Percy here was younger he use to be known as ‘head
boy.’ Spike speaking of Wesley. (Reference to the Harry Potter
“I know what this is. You will never take me to hell Pavayne!
Oh…well that’s just something I say when uh it gets dark.” Spike
stuck in elevator with Eve.
“You know I killed my actually dad, it was the first thing I did
when I became a vampire.” Angel comforting Wesley.
“I don’t know if you know this but I killed my mum. Actually I
already killed her and then she tried to shag me so I had to uh...”
Also comforting Wesley.
Written by: Drew Goddard Directed by:
Starring: David Boreanaz, James
Marsters, J. August Richards, Amy
Acker, Andy Hallet, and Alexis Denisof
Guest-starring: Roy Dotrice (Roger Wyndham-Pryce), Sarah Thompson (Eve),
and Jonathan M. Woodward (Knox)
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