(This is a short recap; we hope to have a longer, more detailed summary
Aired March 14, 2004
sits alone at a conference table. Apparently everyone is busy and
not coming to the meeting. According to Harmony, Wesley is
babysitting Illyria, Lorne is M.I.A (still mourning Fred) and Gunn
is still in the hospital. Good old Spike shows up, though, with a
brief case and beer in hand. He feels part of the team, “Angel’s
Angel confides in Spike that he is still
feeling bad about Fred and still suffering from them coming to
Wolfram & Hart. He knows that the senior partners are up to
something and have a plan.
Angel and Spike visit Eve to seek help.
She is trapped in a house covered in symbols (they ward off W&H
finding her). The house begins to shake like an earthquake and
the symbols disappear; the senior partners have found her. A tall,
well-dressed man in a suit crashes through the door, but Angel,
Spike and Eve have already escaped through the window.
Lorne is in a demon bar doing readings
for the bartender. He is
depressed and has been drinking since the day Fred died. He knows
he needs to go back to work with a fake smile.
Angel and Spike bring Eve back to the
office. Angel beefs up security and puts Spike in charge of
guarding her. Angel also goes to Gunn for a legal way to protect
Eve. Angel knows that Gunn feels bad about Fred and he should
because he is a good man. He tells Gunn to stop hiding out
in the hospital.
Wesley dreams about Fred and
telling her a bad joke. Back to reality, Illyria points out that
he has been sitting a long time alone in the dark. He tells
her that he was having a nightmare, so Illyria speaks
of her dark past and the nightmares that use to walk among her.
Eve can’t help the gang. She is an
immortal that watches what is going on for the senior partners, but she only knows what they want her to know, when they want her
to know. Lindsay could have given them the answers, since he’s
been studying W&H for years, but Eve says Lindsey is in hell.
We see Lindsey lying in bed with
woman, his wife; then we see a young boy, his son. He goes
out to get the paper in a suburban paradise, along with all of the
other "dads", who wave to each other. Lindsey is living in
the ‘perfect world’. Gunn says he knows where to find him;
Lindsey is in
a holding cell while the partners figure out what punishment to
Lindsey is in the kitchen helping his
son do his homework and is interrupted by his wife, who needs him
to go the basement to get a light bulb. Lindsey makes up excuses,
like he is afraid to go down, but eventually he does.
A Camaro takes Angel, Spike and Gunn to
Lindsey’s suburbs. Spike compares it to Kitt in
"Knight Rider" because it drives itself. It magically knows
where to take them.
Illyria continues to talk about her
past in a wistful way. Wes tries to convince her to leave
because seeing her around hurts him and she feels
Lindsey begins his day the very same
way, a walk to the end of the driveway, along with the other
husbands to get a paper, a quick wave and back into the house.
The Camaro pulls up in front of
Lindsey’s house. When Spike and Angel go into
the bright sun light, they do not burn. The guys knock at the
front door and are greeted by the blonde woman, who cheerily
invites them in and calls for Lindsey. Lindsey who does not know who they
are. He offers them coffee and thinks they are there because
he won a contest. They tell Lindsey that he use to be
a lawyer at W&H and that his life is a lie, not real.
Lindsey doesn't believe them and thinks they're pulling a prank
for one of his friends.
Eve tells Lorne and Harmony that she
wants Lindsey back and she is afraid to die. Lorne says the
offices are like a fortress, but then security alarms go off. The guy
in the suit appears and punches a hole into a security guard.
Lorne, Harmony and Eve scream.
Angel rips a medallion from
neck off of him (this is retaining his memory) and he remembers
them. Suddenly, the wife attacks with a machine gun, as does a guy in an ice
cream truck, men in black, and the son. Angel punches out the wife
and son. They try to go outside but the Camaro
has disappeared. Angel, Spike, Gunn, and Lindsey run into the basement,
even though Lindsey tells them that's a bad idea.
Harmony jumps on the back of the man in
the suit, but he is unfazed by the attack. He throws her across
the room as if she were a fly, knocking her out. Eve and Lorne run to the elevator.
The basement is a
torture chamber where
every day they rip Lindsey’s heart out. They see his hearts
lying around and lots of scary equipment. A large scary demon with
a leather mask appears,
and Spike turns vamp face to fight him. Angel also turns vamp
face and fights as well. The guys aren’t doing too well in the
fight. Gunn puts on the medallion, knowing that they will not be
able to leave with Lindsey without leaving someone behind. Gunn
knows that he will forget everything but says he believes that this is
where he belongs (to atone for his sins). Angel protests ,but he and Spike and
jump into a cell of fire and escape.
Eve and Lorne are on an escape of their
own and run into Angel, Spike and Lindsey in the parking garage.
Lorne asks where Gunn is and points out that they never leave one
of them behind, but he guesses they do now. The well-dressed man
appears again in the garage. They are ready to fight, but
they are surprised by his calm attitude. He says Eve knows how it works, and
he pulls out a pen for Eve to sign a contract. The man is Marcus
Hamilton, the new liaison to the senior partners. Eve is let
go, which means she will no longer be immortal. The others are
annoyed that Eve made them think she was going to die soon, not
Angel tells Marcus that he has his own
rules, but Marcus tells him that the senior partners are behind him
100%. He wishes them well and leaves, saying something
cryptic to Spike.
Illyria still complains about the
world she is in, with so many unstable humans that drink and call
her a smurf. She is not enjoying the body she is in. She says
the world is small and human are trapped in walls and routines,
they are weak. Wesley takes her up to the roof so she won't
feel so claustrophobic. At first she gets annoyed with him
suggesting that she leave to go to another dimension, since she
knows he is just trying to get rid of her. But she says she
can't leave (I believe).
Lorne removes bullets from Spike's
Angel wants answers from
Lindsey has none. He says he knows what Angel knows (you know?). Then,
after some threats, he tells them that they are
all in the middle of the apocalypse. Lindsey tells Angel that
heroes don’t accept the evil, they fight it. Everything they do
is a distraction from what is really going on. In other
words, by joining Wolfram and Hart, they have given in and
compromised, so evil is winning.
We see Gunn living
(think ‘Groundhog’ Day). Gunn, with the same family, is studying
with his son when the wife interrupts them and asks if he would go
into the basement for a bulb.
“I was dreaming, you twit.” Wesley to
“Ever heard of the Knight Rider?” Spike.
“This isn’t hell, it’s the Burbs. It is
“One world entirely of shrimp. I tired of
that one quickly.” Illyria.
“Sun’s the non-frying variety.” Gunn
“Seems your wife is a little moody.” Spike.
“Man! He is dressed well.” Angel.
“War’s here and you're already two soldiers
Written by: Sarah Fain & Elisabeth Craft. Directed by: Skip Schoolnik.
Starring: David Boreanaz (Angel), James
Marsters (Spike), J. August Richards (Gunn), Amy Acker (Fred/Illyria),
Andy Hallet (Lorne) new Mercedes McNab (Harmony) and Alexis
Denisof (as Wesley).
Guest Starring: Sarah Thompson (Eve), Christian
Kane (Lindsey), and Adam Baldwin (Marcus Hamilton)
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