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* AndIMustScream: Having spent three months trapped at the bottom of the ocean, Angel's gone [[HorrorHunger mad with hunger]] and [[GoMadFromTheIsolation loneliness]]. By the time Wesley finds him and fishes him out, he's suffering from BadDreams and hallucinations.

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* AndIMustScream: Having spent three months trapped at the bottom of the ocean, Angel's gone [[HorrorHunger mad with hunger]] and [[GoMadFromTheIsolation loneliness]]. By the time Wesley finds him and fishes him out, he's suffering from BadDreams nightmares and hallucinations.

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* BoardToDeath: Linwood holds a meeting where he claims, due to Lilah's recent shortcomings, that she will be moved to a "less central office" or a "third-world dimension" according to Gavin. Lilah, however, secretly spoke to a Senior Partner named Mr. Suvarta who agreed with her on Linwood's incompetence. During the meeting, Lilah activates a trap located in Linwood's chair, releasing a blade that decapitates him. After which, she takes his position.


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* OffWithHisHead: How Lilah gets her promotion.
-->'''Linwood:''' You went over my head?
-->'''Lilah:''' Actually, I went under it. ''* blade extends from Linwood's chair and slices his head off.*''


The Fang Gang searches for Angel, unaware that Connor was responsible.

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The Fang Gang searches entire gang, complete with Connor, Lorne, and Wesley sit around a table enjoying a happy meal together. Connor has a great relationship with his father and even Wesley is present. As plates are passed around the table and Angel is ignored, things start to change and soon the dream becomes reality and a physically weakened Angel is in his watery prison. Fred and Gunn run back to Gunn's truck, trying to escape vampires. One crashes onto the windshield and more arrive in another car.

Gunn and Fred, now running Angel Investigations themselves since Angel and Cordelia both disappeared on the same night, ask a vampire gang about a girl named Marissa, but the vampires aren't really interested in talking. After giving up what could be accurate information about Marissa, the vamps attack. Several of the vampires are slain and Connor jumps in just in time to save Fred from a flying ax. Gunn and Fred lecture Connor back at the hotel about the danger of his wild actions, despite the fact that they're all still alive. In the office, Fred talks about their efforts to look
for Angel, unaware Cordelia and Angel and how little success they've had over the past three months.

Angel stands atop the cliffs, where he was meant to meet Cordelia. This time, she arrives and the two discuss their feelings for each other even though Angel realizes this isn't how it happened. As the two kiss, Angel's hunger takes over and he starts feeding from her. Under the water, Angel wakes up screaming. Connor finally finds out from Gunn and Fred that they have another lead into Angel's whereabouts, and he's not pleased that they didn't tell him earlier. Fred agrees to let him to tag along as they check out a potential location for her. While Connor's out of the room, Gunn and Fred argue about the tough situation they are in with the hotel, business and the struggle to find Angel and Cordelia. Both know that if this lead doesn't pan out they'll be at a complete dead end, since the only other options are Wolfram & Hart or Wesley (who has already refused to help twice)

Lilah collapses on top of Wesley after another round of sex. Seemingly on much better terms, Lilah attempts to weasel information out of Wesley on where Angel is. Wesley makes it clear to her that he doesn't know where Angel is and doesn't care, claiming that part of his life to be over. After she leaves, Wesley dresses and proceeds towards a closet. Inside, he has Justine chained up in a cage and he announces that it's time for them to go look for Angel. Later, Justine taunts Wesley as he directs a boat around the ocean in search of the steel box Angel is confined in. Connor kicks in a door at the building where the gang hopes to find Marissa. They find her and grill her about the cliffs where Angel last went to, but Connor lets her escape. He runs after her and kills her before Gunn and Fred show up. He cuts himself with the stake and pretends as if she attacked him when the others arrive and then runs off.

Angel finds Connor on a tall rooftop and they start to talk before they're rudely interrupted by a group of vampires. Angel and Connor fight and kill them all and then Angel snaps Connor's neck. In his underwater grave, Angel wakes and starts to scream again. Fred finally reaches Lorne in Vegas, but he's very busy and doesn't have any new information to share with her. At Wolfram & Hart, Linwood, Lilah and Gavin walk as Linwood praises Gavin's latest findings. Lilah realizes that they know about her and Wesley and tries to offer an explanation, but Linwood really isn't interested.

Wesley finally senses something metal on his sensor and sends Justine down to check it out. It turns out to be Angel and the steel coffin is raised from the ocean. Wesley opens it and frees Angel's arms only to have Angel wake up and catch Wesley's throat in a death grip. Although it initially seems Angel is following through with his promise to kill Wesley, Wesley is able to lower the arm back down as he explains to Justine that while vampires can live forever without feeding prolonged starvation can cause brain damage. Wesley slowly feeds Angel animal blood while Justine taunts him from the background, reminding him that Angel and the rest of the team hate him and will never take him back.

Connor returns to the hotel to find Fred and Gunn worried and waiting for him. Connor gets testy when Gunn suggests Connor's like his father. On the boat, Angel hallucinates that Lorne is on the boat with him as Wesley comes below deck to check on Angel's progress. Angel sees Connor instead of Wesley and Wesley realizes that the animal blood isn't returning Angel's strength fast enough and cuts his own arm to feed Angel. Before a meeting, Lilah absentmindedly strokes the top of Linwood's chair. As the meeting begins Linwood asks a room full of lawyers about Lilah and her future at the firm due to her failures regarding Angel. Lilah smugly and quickly turns the tables on him saying "I may have failed on numerous occasions, but one thing I've never been is afraid of Angel." She announces that she spoke with a Senior Partner. Linwood becomes visibly angry demanding from Lilah "You went over my head?" Lila smirks and says "Well, more like under it." Then, with a touch of a button, Linwood is beheaded and she's the new boss. She asks Gavin to remove the head.

Fred brings Connor a sandwich and they start to talk as he eats. Unexpectedly, Fred promises him great suffering for what he did to his father and then subdues him with a stun gun. Downstairs, Fred speaks angrily to Connor as he's tied to a chair. She and Gunn reveal that Wesley called them and informed them about his finding Angel and
that Connor was responsible.
behind his disappearance all along, and accuse him of also disposing of Cordelia. Meanwhile, Wesley buckles Angel into the car and leaves Justine handcuffed to the pier, telling her she can continue being a slave or live her own life. Back at the hotel, Connor argues with Fred and Gunn that Angel's not his father and shows no regret for his actions. Wesley carries a weakened Angel into the hotel and, after making sure he's ok, Gunn and Fred demand to know why Wes didn't tell them what was happening or warn them about Connor. Wesley doesn't offer much of an explanation and just leaves, showing just how little he cares for his former friends.

As Wesley leaves, a noise is heard in the office, drawing the attention of the humans. Having broken free of his restraints, Connor knocks Gunn down and shocks Fred with the stun gun, but as he turns around Angel's standing in front of him. Angel orders him to sit and he explains to his rebellious son the truth about Holtz's death and Angel's lack of involvement in it. Realizing he's in trouble, Connor attempts a getaway, but Angel isn't done yet and throws Connor into the wall. After making sure that he had nothing to do with Cordelia's disappearance, Angel tells Connor, with a parting lecture about life and an admission of love, to leave, which he does immediately. After he does so, Angel nearly collapses with Gunn and Fred urging him to rest but Angel's main focus now is finding Cordelia.

Meanwhile, Cordelia, now in a higher dimension, bemoans her boredom.




* ActorAllusion: Linwood refers to his department at Wolfram & Hart as his "corner of the sky," a reference to the song "Corner of the Sky" in the musical ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}''. John Rubinstein, who plays Linwood Murrow, originated the title role in the Broadway production.

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* ActorAllusion: Linwood refers referS to his department at Wolfram & Hart as his "corner of the sky," a reference to the song "Corner of the Sky" in the musical ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}''. John Rubinstein, who plays Linwood Murrow, originated the title role in the Broadway production.



** Angel mentions his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer girlfriend]] sending him to a hell dimension for a hundred years ("Becoming, Part 2").
** To BTVS "The Body" where Buffy remembers a happy family-and-friends dinner gathering, only to cut back to the reality of her mother's dead body.

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** Angel mentions his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer girlfriend]] sending him to a hell dimension for a hundred years ("Becoming, ("[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2 Becoming, Part 2").
2]]").
** To BTVS "The Body" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody The Body]]" where Buffy remembers a happy family-and-friends dinner gathering, only to cut back to the reality of her mother's dead body.



* CrashingDreams / MoodWhiplash: Angel's dreams always start off with an ideal vision -- his TrueCompanions (including Wesley and Connor) sharing a hearty meal and a FriendshipMoment, Cordelia confessing her love like she intended in "Tomorrow", Angel and Connor fighting side by side -- then things turn ugly as Angel's hunger or rage breaks through.
* DaydreamSurprise

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* CrashingDreams / MoodWhiplash: Angel's dreams always start off with an ideal vision -- his TrueCompanions (including Wesley and Connor) sharing a hearty meal and a FriendshipMoment, Cordelia confessing her love like she intended in "Tomorrow", "[[Recap/AngelS03E22Tomorrow Tomorrow]]", Angel and Connor fighting side by side -- then things turn ugly as Angel's hunger or rage breaks through.
* DaydreamSurprise
through.


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* GetOut: "I love you, Connor. Now get out of my house".


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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Gunn and Fred are trying to find Angel alongside Connor, unaware that Connor himself is responsible for Angel's disappearance, having attacked him, sealed him in a metal coffin, and sunk him to the bottom of the ocean. They eventually do find out from Wesley, who had been searching for Angel this whole time, and call him out over the fact that he didn't tell them or warn them of Connor's actions; Wesley justifies himself by stating Connor wouldn't hurt humans, and he felt they were safer not knowing.


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* OffhandBackhand: A variatio with a considerably more badass Wesley on the other side of it. Justine picks up a wrench, then when Wesley calmly threatens to take away her toilet bucket she puts it down again. It ''could'' be explained as Wesley seeing her reflection in the glass (he was steering a boat at the time).


* HilariousInHindsight: It's funny to see Creator/AmyAcker being trigger-happy with a Taser given her future role on ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.



*** Wesley's reaction to Fred's final question verges on ArmorPiercingResponse, as he simply notes that Angel will need more blood, due to Wesley being "fresh out." Given the very prominent piece of cloth wrapped around Wes' arm, Fred and Gunn are quick to deduce the meaning of this.

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*** Wesley's reaction to Fred's final question verges on ArmorPiercingResponse, as he simply notes that Angel will need more blood, due to Wesley being "fresh out." Given the very prominent piece of cloth wrapped around Wes' arm, Fred and Gunn are quick to deduce the meaning of this.this.
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: As Connor rants about how Angel deserved it, he's stunned and quiet when Fred asks him how long until he'd start thinking she and Gunn deserved it.



* BreakThemByTalking: This one flies thick and fast from all sides.

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* BreakThemByTalking: This one flies thick and fast from all sides. Angel's speech to Connor (and to an extent, Wesley's to Justine) also count as TheReasonYouSuckSpeech's.

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Apparently vampires can Spiderman-climb straight up walls now?


* HilariousInHindsight: It's funny to see AmyAcker being trigger-happy with a Taser given her future role on ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: It's funny to see AmyAcker Creator/AmyAcker being trigger-happy with a Taser given her future role on ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: It's funny to see AmyAcker being trigger-happy with a Taser given her future role on ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:For the mid-season return of Angelus.]] Wesley is helping Angel into his car.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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[[spoiler:For the mid-season return of Angelus.]] Wesley is helping Angel into his car.


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** For "The House Always Wins". Lorne is in Las Vegas, and is sending messages his friends can't understand.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Angel confronts Connor and asks him "what do ''you'' deserve?", Connor, realizing how much trouble he's in, tries to make a break for it... but Angel intercepts him and tosses him into the wall.
-->'''Angel''': Daddy's not finished talking.


* AndIMustScream / HorrorHunger: Angel is going mad with hunger after three months in a steel box.

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* AndIMustScream / HorrorHunger: Angel is going mad with hunger after AndIMustScream: Having spent three months in a steel box.trapped at the bottom of the ocean, Angel's gone [[HorrorHunger mad with hunger]] and [[GoMadFromTheIsolation loneliness]]. By the time Wesley finds him and fishes him out, he's suffering from BadDreams and hallucinations.



* OhCrap: Connor's reaction when Fred reveals she knows that he was behind Angel's disappearance, right before she tasers him.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** The minute Linwood finds out that Lilah went behind his back and spoke with one of the Senior Partners, he knows he's done for.
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Connor's reaction when Fred reveals she knows that he was behind Angel's disappearance, right before she tasers him.

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* AndStarring: Alexis Denisof is moved from third billing to the very end of the cast list, complete with "And" credit. He'll remain there for the rest of the series.


-->'''Gunn:''' What took you so long to tell us about Connor?\\

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-->'''Gunn:''' --->'''Gunn:''' What took you so long to tell us about Connor?\\


* AloofAlly: Wesley. He goes through great lengths to rescue Angel from the bottom of the ocean, even letting Angel drink from him once it becomes apparent pig blood won't be enough to return Angel to lucidity. He also calls Fred and Gunn to warn them about Connor. Then he leaves as soon as Angel is dropped off at the hotel.

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* AloofAlly: Wesley. He goes through great lengths to rescue Angel from the bottom of the ocean, even letting Angel drink from him once it becomes apparent pig blood won't be enough to return Angel to lucidity. He also calls Fred and Gunn to warn them about Connor. Then he leaves as soon as Connor so that they can make sure he's restrained before Wesley and Angel is dropped return to the Hyperion. However, after Wesley drops Angel off at the hotel. and makes sure that Gunn and Fred have secured him, he abruptly departs instead of attempting to fully reconcile with everyone, curtly saying that his business with them is done. He does give one final note that Angel will need more blood before walking out.



* WhatTheHellHero: Gunn and Fred both give one to Connor after discovering that he was responsible for Angel's disappearance.

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* WhatTheHellHero: VillainsNeverLie: Connor appears to accept Angel's word that he didn't kill Holtz. But then again, he's had three months to think about it and so probably suspects the truth anyway. Gunn is skeptical when Connor says he didn't kill Cordelia, but Angel says that Connor has lied enough to him that he's learned to tell the difference. "The truth has a better sound to it, less nasal."
* WallCrawl: Marissa fleeing Connor.
* WhatTheHellHero:
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Gunn and Fred both give one to Connor after discovering that he was responsible for Angel's disappearance.



* VillainsNeverLie: Connor appears to accept Angel's word that he didn't kill Holtz. But then again, he's had three months to think about it and so probably suspects the truth anyway. Gunn is skeptical when Connor says he didn't kill Cordelia, but Angel says that Connor has lied enough to him that he's learned to tell the difference. "The truth has a better sound to it, less nasal."
* WallCrawl: Marissa fleeing Connor.

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* VillainsNeverLie: Connor appears *** Wesley's reaction to accept Angel's word Fred's final question verges on ArmorPiercingResponse, as he simply notes that he didn't kill Holtz. But then again, he's had three months to think about it and so probably suspects the truth anyway. Gunn is skeptical when Connor says he didn't kill Cordelia, but Angel says that Connor has lied enough will need more blood, due to him that he's learned to tell Wesley being "fresh out." Given the difference. "The truth has a better sound very prominent piece of cloth wrapped around Wes' arm, Fred and Gunn are quick to it, less nasal."
* WallCrawl: Marissa fleeing Connor.
deduce the meaning of this.


* AloofAlly: Wesley

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* AloofAlly: WesleyWesley. He goes through great lengths to rescue Angel from the bottom of the ocean, even letting Angel drink from him once it becomes apparent pig blood won't be enough to return Angel to lucidity. He also calls Fred and Gunn to warn them about Connor. Then he leaves as soon as Angel is dropped off at the hotel.

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