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* {{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.


* IgnoredEpiphany: Angel tells Connor that the truth about Holtz's death. After a brief pause, Connor responds:

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* IgnoredEpiphany: Angel tells Connor that the truth about Holtz's death. After a brief pause, Connor responds:


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* 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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* 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.


* HyperAwareness: Justine is about to WrenchWhack Wesley from behind when (without turning around) he calmly threatens to take away her toilet bucket the next time she's in the cage. Justified as he likely saw her reflection in the window.

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* HyperAwareness: Justine is about to WrenchWhack Wesley from behind when (without turning around) he calmly threatens to take away her toilet bucket the next time she's in the cage. Justified as he likely [[RevealingReflection saw her reflection in the window.window]].


* DesignatedParents: With [[AndIMustScream Angel]], [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Cordelia]], [[PutOnABus Lorne]] and [[DatingCatwoman We]][[TheAtoner sl]][[WeUsedToBeFriends ey]]not available, [[OfficialCouple Fred and Gunn]] have fallen into the role of Connor's surrogate parents, worrying about his tendencies toward destructive rebellion in the way that his own parents might worry about it.

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* DesignatedParents: With [[AndIMustScream Angel]], [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Cordelia]], [[PutOnABus Lorne]] and [[DatingCatwoman We]][[TheAtoner sl]][[WeUsedToBeFriends ey]]not ey]] not available, [[OfficialCouple Fred and Gunn]] have fallen into the role of Connor's surrogate parents, worrying about his tendencies toward destructive rebellion in the way that his own parents might worry about it.


* CallBack: 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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* CallBack: CallBack:
** Angel mentions his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer girlfriend]] sending him to a hell dimension for a hundred years ("Becoming, Part 2").
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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.



* ContinuityNod: Angel mentions his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer girlfriend]] sending him to a hell dimension for a hundred years ("Becoming, Part 2").

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* DirtyCoward: Lilah and the Senior Partners conclude that Linwood is too much of a coward to get the job done.


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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Mr. Suvarta gave Lilah "some great hints on office furniture."


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* KilledOffForReal: Linwood.


* DesignatedParents: With [[AndIMustScream Angel]], [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Cordelia]], [[PutOnABus Lorne]] and [[DatingCatwoman We]][[TheAtoner sl]][[WeUsedToBeFriends ey]]not available, [[OfficialCouple Fred and Gunn]] have fallen into the role of Connor's surrogate parents, worrying about his tendencies toward destructive rebellion in the way that his own parents might worry about it.

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* DesignatedParents: With [[AndIMustScream Angel]], [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Cordelia]], [[PutOnABus Lorne]] and and [[DatingCatwoman We]][[TheAtoner sl]][[WeUsedToBeFriends ey]]not available, [[OfficialCouple Fred and Gunn]] have fallen into the role of Connor's surrogate parents, worrying about his tendencies toward destructive rebellion in the way that his own parents might worry about it.


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** They also give one to Wesley over the fact that he knew what Connor had done to Angel, but didn't tell them or warn them. Wes just leaves.
-->'''Gunn:''' What took you so long to tell us about Connor?\\
'''Fred:''' You knew what he could do to us.\\
'''Wes:''' You're human. He wouldn't have hurt you. I thought you were safer not knowing.\\
'''Fred:''' We were safer? You really don't care anymore, do you?

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