Old enmities are put aside before the signs of an imminent apocalypse.

* AfterActionPatchup / ShirtlessScene: Ramping up the {{UST}} between Cordelia and Connor.
* BadVibrations: In the coffee bar where Fred is when the ground starts trembling.
* BettyAndVeronica: Lilah vs. Fred.
-->'''Lilah:''' Oh, come on. Do you think I care about your little crush? Moon all you want over the [[TheNicknamer Texas Twig]] 'cause I know whose bed you'll be crawling into at the end of the day. (puts arms around his neck) Or the middle of it. (starts kissing Wesley)
* BlankWhiteEyes: Cordelia having a vision.
* BoundAndGagged: Gavin getting [[PerpSweating Perp Sweated]] by Angel.
-->'''Lilah:''' Couldn't you have tortured him some more?
* BuffySpeak: "Snacky goodness" (a {{Pun}} on last week's "salty goodness").
* ConnectTheDeaths: The Fang Gang plot the recent mystical disturbances on a map to find out where the Beast will be.
* ContinuityNod: Gunn being afraid of rats, mentioned in "Heartthrob".
* CurbStompBattle / TheWorfBarrage: The Fang Gang vs. the Beast
** AnnoyingArrows: Angel yanks a pair of quarrels out of himself.
** BiggerStick / MoreDakka: Wes goes from crossbow to handguns to pump-action shotgun. [[ImmuneToBullets None of it works.]]
** CatchAndReturn: Gunn throws his axe at the Beast, who [[SuperStrength crushes its blade in his hands]] and chucks it back at him.
** DualWielding: After losing his sword, Angel attacks with a couple of handaxes.
** FriendOrFoe: Lorne and Wes fire their crossbows. The Beast [[BulletDodge deflects the quarrels]] into Angel.
** GrievousHarmWithABody: As Lorne and Wes reload, the Beast throws Angel into them.
** GunsAkimbo: Wesley with dual handguns. Not quite a LeapAndFire, more like Run Sideways While Shooting In SlowMotion.
** HoistByHisOwnPetard: Angel gets [[ImpromptuTracheotomy stabbed in the neck]] by his own [[NothingUpMySleeve wrist-stake]].
** HopeSpot: The first is when Wesley's shotgun blasts bring the Beast to its knees, with him advancing on it firing from closer and closer - until he gets within range, at which point it grabs him, hurls him into a wall, and stands up as though its apparent injury was just an act. The second is when Angel puts his GameFace on and goes in for a rematch. He also manages to knock The Beast to its knees, produces a stake, and stabs it towards The Beast's eyes, the [[GoForTheEye only seemingly vulnerable part of it]]. He stops an inch away, and the [[RevealShot camera reveals]] the Beast had caught his wrist. Then it stabs him in the neck with his stake and hurls him off the skyscraper.
** MookChivalry: The Fang Gang should co-ordinate their attacks a bit. Not that it would have done much good.
** PunchedAcrossTheRoom
** ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The Beast smirks at Wesley emptying a couple of clips into its chest. [[MoreDakka Wes pulls a Mossberg 12-gauge from under his coat]] and [[DoNotTauntCthulhu empties it into the Beast's face]].
** WreckedWeapon: Gunn's [[IconicItem hubcap axe]] is destroyed.
* CurseCutShort: Wesley enters his apartment to find Lilah dressed up like Fred.
-->'''Lilah:''' (in Southern accent) Isn't this what you like? Big brain and a tight little—-
-->'''Wesley:''' (rolls eyes) Lilah...
* DaydreamSurprise: [[spoiler:Cordelia's dream.]]
* DivideAndConquer: Angel points out that helping him fight the Beast is a win-win situation for Lilah. Either way, one of her enemies is going down.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[{{Satan}} Huge horned demon]] coming up from the [[{{Hell}} fiery depths below]]...
* DoubleEntendre: Angel gets in a barb at Wes when he says that [[ReallyGetsAround Lilah can be pretty giving]].
* EnemyMine: Lampshaded by Angel re Lilah. Wesley and the Fang Gang also put aside their differences in the face of what's coming.
* EvilSoundsDeep: The Beast certainly does.
* FanDisservice: A grim-faced Angel watches his son having sex with Cordelia. A lot of fans had an "eeeewww" reaction as well.
* {{Fanservice}}: Cordelia's loose, cleavage-revealing tops. Connor's hormones must have been going off the scale.
** Lilah Morgan playing dress-up games with Wes is sheer unapologetic [[{{Meganekko}} fanservice for geeks]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
-->'''Wesley:''' Maybe if we pool our data...
-->'''Gunn:''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms Go pool yourself.]]
* GonnaNeedMoreX: The Fang Gang barge into the Sky Temple Club to find a huge horned demon with rock-like skin holding up a corpse in one hand after killing everyone in the place for a blood rite.
-->'''Lorne:''' Ooh, uh, I'm gonna need a bigger arrow.
* GreenEyedMonster: Lilah tries to take control of events by dressing like Fred. She's stunned when Wes coldly demands she keep the glasses on.
* HumanSacrifice
* ItsAllMyFault: Connor [[ThereAreNoCoincidences doesn't think it's a coincidence]] that the Beast erupts from the ground in the exact same place he was born.
* InadvertentEntranceCue: Subverted
-->'''Lorne:''' A certain somebody with a good understanding of higher dimensions could tell me what got hoovered out of my head. Um, name starts with a "C."
-->'''Angel:''' Connor.
-->'''Lorne:''' No, I was leaning more towards a perky love muffin, but... Oh. (sees that Connor has walked into the lobby)
* LoveConfession / BaitAndSwitchComment: Cordelia says she loves Angel, but while she was a higher being she looked back in time and saw (and experienced) [[TooMuchInformation all the evil that Angelus did]].
* MustHaveCaffeine: Fred hangs out in the coffee bar for hours while she ponders what to do about her LoveTriangle.
* MustNotDieAVirgin: Played with.
-->'''Cordelia:''' You've never had anything that's real... [...] and if this is the end, I want you to have something that is.
* NerdsAreSexy / GirlishPigtails: Lilah dresses up like Fred to taunt Wesley. When they start making out, Wes tells her to [[SexySpectacles keep the glasses on]].
* NeckLift: The Beast to Cordy.
* TheNicknamer: This time Cordy does it to herself.
-->"Don't worry. I'm not gonna turn into Amnesia Action Figure Cordy again."
* PreClimaxClimax: Cordelia faced with [[PortentOfDoom fire raining from the sky]] makes love to Connor.
* RooftopConfrontation: The battle with the Beast in the Sky Lounge.
* SexyDiscretionShot: The camera view lifts just as Wes is about to yank up Lilah's short skirt. Apparently much of their sex scene had to be cut too, after JossWhedon requested more "thrusting" and the actors complied.
* SignsOfTheEndTimes: There are birds crashing into buildings, snakes doing obscure things, rats swarming out of the plumbing and eventually, all the locations of the phone calls they get about these things, when laid out on a map, make an ancient symbol of destruction.
* SingleTear: Connor when Cordelia kisses him.
* SnakesAreSexy: That is, if [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar we read one of Lorne's phone conversations right]].
-->"Snakes? Uh-huh. And they came out of your ''what?'' OK, OK, well did they get up there themselves, or is this part of a, you know, a thing. (laughs nervously) No, I'm not judging."
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Cordelia makes a point of mentioning (in this episode and the previous one) that Connor is eighteen years old, [[SeriesContinuityError despite being only sixteen the year before]]. They could have plausibly made him seventeen, so Connor would be the same age Buffy was when she had sex with 243-year old Angel, [[DoubleStandard but well...]]
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Lorne suggests holding off until they know more about what they're dealing with.
-->'''Angel:''' If it's alive, we kill it. If it's not, we bury it.
* StealthHiBye: Apparently ItRunsInTheFamily, as Connor too has this power. Along with Angel's silver tongue.
-->'''Cordy:''' [[LamarckWasRight It must be genetic.]]
* SwissCheeseSecurity: Wolfram & Hart's much vaunted vampire detectors aren't working at all now.
* TemptingFate: It's not like the world is going to end this second.
* TerseTalker
-->'''Cordelia:''' Guess the [[StealthHiBye sneaky's]] not the only thing you got from Angel. Getting pretty good with saying the right words, too.
-->'''Connor:''' Complete sentences. I've been working on it.
* ThisIsThePartWhere: Lilah and Angel.
-->'''Lilah:''' Swell, but I'm having a bit of a day, so let's say we skip the usual two-step, you threaten me, I threaten you, [[BlahBlahBlah yadda, yadda, yawn]].
-->'''Angel:''' (later) Normally, this would be the part where I'd make a grand threat...
* TitleDrop / BuffySpeak
-->'''Lorne:''' I hate to be the little demon that cried apocalypse nowish...
* TwistedEchoCut
-->'''Angel:''' (re Lorne's snake call) Are they making any kind of weird demony sounds?
-->''[Cut to Gunn and Fred investigating a haunted house]''
-->'''Housewife:''' The noises are horrible. The thumping, the groaning...it's impossible to sleep at night.
* WatchingTroyBurn: Heroes and villains alike look on with fear as The Beast rains fire on Los Angeles.
* TheWorfEffect: The Beast trounces Connor and later the Fang Gang.
* YourHeadAsplode: Wolfram & Hart have been [[WeHaveReserves burning through their psychics]] trying to find out what Lorne read from Cordelia.
-->'''Angel:''' You're trying to decipher what you took out of Lorne's head. Hundreds of psychics probing and prodding—Well, not quite that many now, because every time they peel back a layer, their brains end up decorating the walls.
-->'''Lilah:''' You should see the cleaning bill. Now that is terrifying.