Anyone Can Die: Double subverted despite obvious candidates for death like Lorne and Groo, plus the arrival of a new team member in the form of Fred. When all our heroes return alive, only to be faced with the news of Buffy's death.
Brick Joke: "Numfar, do the Dance of Shame!" (sound of feet hitting the floor boards). Also Lorne bursting into song as he leaves, causing a pair of demons doing road work (now all their slaves have been freed) to clasp their ears in pain.
But Now I Must Go: Groo wants Cordelia to stay and rule alongside him. Much as being a princess appeals to her, she has to return to Los Angeles and help fight evil there.
Covert Pervert: Lorne's head closes his eyes and pretends to be dead. Cordelia orders a pretty female slave to take off her clothes. The eyes quickly open again.
Commercial Break Cliffhanger: An ad break is preceded by Angel falling down and Groo swinging his axe down on him. Needless to say, Angel manages to avoid death after the commercials.
Markallo: "Kaldar, remove the traitor's filthy head from our lady's august presence. Cordy: No, no, no, no! I...like the filthy head. That is, ah, I want to defile it more! (turns and spits on Lorne, who is playing dead) I just keep it...to spit upon, and-and-and when I grow tired of that, I-I-I will make it into ah, a planter. A traitor planter...for all to see. Or maybe a candy dish.
Gunn: ''...saying people are free, don't make'm free. You got races that hate each other, you got some folks getting work they don't want, others losing the little they had. You're looking at social confusion, economic depression, and probably some riots. Good luck.
Downer Ending: Our heroes return in triumph to the Hyperion, only to find Willow waiting there in somber clothing. When she doesn't respond to their surprised greeting, Angel instantly realises what's happened.
Groo: It was worth it for one moment of your intimate touch. Cordy: That was an accident. I-it was kind of dark and... Oh, you mean the hug.
Golden Moment: Averted; before leaving Pylea, Angel encourages Lorne to make up with Mom. After all, she didn't leave his body on the maggot heap like Lorne supposed she would. A scratching Lorne thanks Mom for putting him on the lice heap instead, and they both end up retreating in a hail of verbal abuse because Lorne has disgraced his family all over again by helping free the slaves, so there's no-one to do all the dirty work.
Cordy: Groo, I can't give up my visions. I like them. Okay, I don't like the searing pain and agony that is steadily getting worse... Groo:You are pure human. You are not meant to carry such a burden Cordy: Maybe not. But I'm not ready to give them up either. They're a part of who I am now. They're an honor.
Improvised Weapon: Wesley and Gunn are being held in stone stocks ready for decapitation when the soldiers attack — they use them to fight, impressing the rebels. Averted when Cordelia is carrying around Lorne's head in a bucket.
Cordy: Do you mind if I hit him over the head with you? Lorne: Yes!
Angel: (Studying Fred's Cave Full of Crazy) Krv... drplgr.. I know these words. These are the words we used to open up the portals. Fred: They're not words. They're consonant representations of a mathematical transfiguration formula. Angel: (beat) Well, obviously. Fred: I used to think that if you said them out loud and in the right order the quaking and quivering would... Angel: Oh, you mean open a portal. Well, that's how we got here and that's how we'll get back.
Gunn: Those men you sent to create a diversion are going to get killed. Wesley: Yes, they are. (beat) You try not to get anybody killed, you wind up getting everybody killed.
Neutral Female: Averted when Fred clonks the soldier spearing Angel with a big rock.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Wes and Gunn are about to be executed by the rebels when an arrow appears in the axeman's chest and soldiers shouting "Kill the Outworlders!" attack. This both saves their lives and reassures the rebels which side they're on.
Nightmare Fetishist: Cordelia's grovelling slave offers to cut out her tongue for offending the great princess. When Cordelia wants to know "What is it with you people and mutilation?" the slave admits quietly that they don't have much entertainment here.
Gunn: I've got a plan. Wesley: Oh thank God! What is it? Gunn: We die horribly and painfully, you go to Hell and I spend eternity in the arms of baby Jesus.
Screaming Woman: Cordelia gives out an Overly Long Scream when she realizes Lorne's decapitated head is talking to her. Lorne patiently tells Cordy to get it out of her system, but when the scream goes on and on without stopping tells her to shut up because he no longer has the hands to cover his ears.
Lorne: My psychic friend told me I had to come back here. I didn't believe her. Then I realized I did have to come back here, because... I really always thought I had to come back here, deep down inside, you know? I had to come back here to find out I didn't have to come back here. I don't belong here. I hate it here. You know where I belong? L.A. You know why? Nobody belongs there. It's the perfect place for guys like us.
Priest: He is a Van-tal, a drinker of blood. He can only be killed by fire, decapitation or a wooden spear through the heart. Silas: Perhaps all three, just to be thorough.
There's No Place Like Home: Averted; Angel wants to say this when he and the rest of the Fang Gang (with Fred and Lorne) return to the Hyperion, but then they see Willow in the lobby.
Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Unaware of how Cordy and Groo have been bonding, Angel is sent to challenge Groo in a fight to the death, both to provide a distraction and draw him away from Cordelia so she can be rescued. Angel isn't happy about this because the only way he'll be strong enough to defeat this undefeated champion is to revert to his demon side.
Trash the Set: The team drive Angel's convertible through the portal and right into the middle of Caritas, crashing through tables and ramming the bar.
Lorne: You know I've been thinking about remodeling the bar.
Sasha: The castle is well guarded. Angel:Unlike this place. Wesley: (as rebels draw swords) It's alright. It's alright. He's a friend. Sasha: Glad we were keeping watch. Gunn: He's Angel. He does that.
Warrior Princess: Cordy invokes this trope to solidify her authority. She cuts off the head of the villainous Silas. After that, no priest dares ignore the decrees of the axe-wielding Cordy.
Cordy: I have a vision. Actually I have two visions, and in one of them you keep your head.
You Are Better Than You Think You Are: A rather dark version comes from Wesley when he assures Angel that he's a man with a demon inside him, not the other way around, and can come back from the transformation he'll need to make to win the fight Wesley is sending him into. Once Angel is gone Gunn asks him if he's really sure about that, and Wesley replies that he "needs him to think it." It turns out to be true though.
You Are in Command Now: After their leader gets killed, the rebels declare Wesley their new Rebel Leader as he has a plan and knows fancy terms like "guerrilla warfare". Wesley rises above his previous uncertainty and becomes brutally pragmatic about sacrificing both anonymous rebels and his friend Angel.
Wesley: Why do people keep putting me in charge of things? Gunn:I have no idea.