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* WaxingLyrical: Eve's comment "we've got trouble with a capital T, that rhymes with P, that stands for prophecy" is a reference to one of the songs from ''Theatre/TheMusicMan''.


* AlwaysSecondBest: Spike's longtime resentment of Angel comes to the fore here. We even see how it started (Angelus [[FoeCooties having sex with Drusilla]] after Spike called her his OneTrueLove). [[spoiler:Subverted in the end, however; for the first time in their long history, Spike definitively wins a fight with Angel.]]

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* AlwaysSecondBest: Spike's longtime resentment of Angel comes to the fore here. We even see how it started (Angelus [[FoeCooties having sex with Drusilla]] after Spike called her his OneTrueLove). [[spoiler:Subverted Subverted in the end, however; for the first time in their long history, Spike definitively wins a fight with Angel.]]



* BaitAndSwitch: [[spoiler:It's not the hero of the series but Spike who wins the Cup. Which turns out to be fake.]]
* BaitAndSwitchComment: Angel asks Spike if he really wants this destiny, or if he just wants to win the Cup from Angel. Spike pauses to consider this... then shrugs. "Bit of both."
** [[spoiler:Spike drinks, the Cup does a SlowMotionDrop from his hand... "I-it's... Mountain Dew?"]]

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* BaitAndSwitch: [[spoiler:It's It's not the hero of the series but Spike who wins the Cup. Which turns out to be fake.]]
Mountain Dew?.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: Angel asks Spike if he really wants this destiny, or if he just wants to win the Cup from Angel. Spike pauses to consider this... then shrugs. "Bit of both."
** [[spoiler:Spike drinks, the Cup does a SlowMotionDrop from his hand... "I-it's... Mountain Dew?"]]
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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Lindsey [=McDonald=], last seen in Season Two's "[[Recap/AngelS02E18DeadEnd Dead End]]", is conspiring against Team Angel.]]

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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Lindsey Lindsey [=McDonald=], last seen in Season Two's "[[Recap/AngelS02E18DeadEnd Dead End]]", is conspiring against Team Angel.]]



* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode: When Spike gets his body back, it takes a matter of hours for him and Angel to come to blows (though the bad guys helped arrange it). The clear winner is [[spoiler: Spike, which doesn't much help the confidence issues Angel was going through]].

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* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode: When Spike gets his body back, it takes a matter of hours for him and Angel to come to blows (though the bad guys helped arrange it). The clear winner is [[spoiler: Spike, which doesn't much help the confidence issues Angel was going through]].through.



* HolyGrail: The Cup of Everlasting Torment [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope is just a shiny cup full of Mountain Dew]].]]

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* HolyGrail: The Cup of Everlasting Torment [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope [[SubvertedTrope is just a shiny cup full of Mountain Dew]].]]



%%* InASingleBound



* LetsYouAndHimFight / AHouseDivided: [[spoiler:Lindsey was hoping that Spike would kill Angel, though doesn't show any disappointment when Eve tells him this didn't happen -- he says "It's a start" that Spike and Angel beat each other to a pulp and Team Angel think the Senior Partners are plotting against them.]]

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* LetsYouAndHimFight / AHouseDivided: [[spoiler:Lindsey Lindsey was hoping that Spike would kill Angel, though doesn't show any disappointment when Eve tells him this didn't happen -- he says "It's a start" that Spike and Angel beat each other to a pulp and Team Angel think the Senior Partners are plotting against them.]]



%%* MockGuffin: [[spoiler:The Cup of Mountain Dew.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Eve turns out to be in bed with Lindsey, in both senses of the word.]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler:Eve Eve turns out to be in bed with Lindsey, in both senses of the word.]]



* MoreHeroThanThou: Angel and Spike shared one of these when they were told of some cup that a vampire with a soul had to drink in order to save the world, the cup is known as "The Cup of Perpetual Torment". They were arguing over which one of them was the prophesied vampire and, because it's Spike and Angel, ended up having one of the most brutal fights ever seen on the show to drink from it and prove themselves the true champion. Effectively, punching each other while shouting "I'm more of a hero than you!" [[spoiler:Spike]] wins, but the cup [[spoiler:turned out to contain Mountain Dew and be made in China]].

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* MoreHeroThanThou: Angel and Spike shared one of these when they were told of some cup that a vampire with a soul had to drink in order to save the world, the cup is known as "The Cup of Perpetual Torment". They were arguing over which one of them was the prophesied vampire and, because it's Spike and Angel, ended up having one of the most brutal fights ever seen on the show to drink from it and prove themselves the true champion. Effectively, punching each other while shouting "I'm more of a hero than you!" [[spoiler:Spike]] Spike wins, but the cup [[spoiler:turned turned out to contain Mountain Dew and be made in China]].China.



* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: [[spoiler:Creator/ChristianKane as Lindsey [=McDonald=].]]

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* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: [[spoiler:Creator/ChristianKane :Creator/ChristianKane as Lindsey [=McDonald=].]]



* ProperlyParanoid: Although he's been driven to supernatural insanity when he says it, [[spoiler:Gunn is absolutely right that Team Angel can't trust Eve.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: Although he's been driven to supernatural insanity when he says it, [[spoiler:Gunn Gunn is absolutely right that Team Angel can't trust Eve.]]



* ShirtlessScene: [[spoiler:Lindsey in bed with a prominent tattoo on his chest.]]

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* ShirtlessScene: [[spoiler:Lindsey Lindsey in bed with a prominent tattoo on his chest.]]



* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: Reality is breaking down because there are two champions. [[spoiler:Subverted in that it's actually Lindsey and Eve causing it.]]

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* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: Reality is breaking down because there are two champions. [[spoiler:Subverted Subverted in that it's actually Lindsey and Eve causing it.]]



* WhamShot: TheReveal of [[spoiler:[[TheBusCameBack Lindsey]] as the mastermind of the episode's events.]]

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* WhamShot: TheReveal of [[spoiler:[[TheBusCameBack [[TheBusCameBack Lindsey]] as the mastermind of the episode's events.]]


* AbsenteeActor: Although credited, Alexis Denisof doesn't appear in this episode. This was due to his wedding to Creator/AlysonHannigan at the time of filming. This is the only episode after he made his first appearance in which he does not appear.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Spike's longtime resentment of Angel comes to the fore here. We even see how it started (Angelus having sex with Drusilla after Spike called her his OneTrueLove). [[spoiler:Subverted in the end, however; for the first time in their long history, Spike definitively wins a fight with Angel.]]

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* AbsenteeActor: Although credited, Alexis Denisof Creator/AlexisDenisof doesn't appear in this episode. This was due to his wedding to Creator/AlysonHannigan at the time of filming. This is the only episode after he made his first appearance in which he does not appear.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Spike's longtime resentment of Angel comes to the fore here. We even see how it started (Angelus [[FoeCooties having sex with Drusilla Drusilla]] after Spike called her his OneTrueLove). [[spoiler:Subverted in the end, however; for the first time in their long history, Spike definitively wins a fight with Angel.]]



* {{Cuckold}}: Dru cheerfully jumps in bed with Angelus despite having been previously involved with William. Angelus even actively mocks and taunts William with it once he finds out.



-->'''Angelus:''' Yeah, she is a sweet plum. I mean, a bit dotty and brain-addled, but...
-->'''William:''' She's not... She's just... It's like she's still got a bit of a child in her.
-->'''Angelus:''' Perhaps two or three by now.

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-->'''Angelus:''' Yeah, she is a sweet plum. I mean, a bit dotty and brain-addled, but... \n-->'''William:''' \\
'''William:'''
She's not... She's just... It's like she's still got a bit of a child in her. \n-->'''Angelus:''' \\
'''Angelus:'''
Perhaps two or three by now.



-->"They're always up for a little homoeroticism -- Creator/{{David|Boreanaz}} and Creator/{{James|Marsters}}."
-->"I think this was the scene when Creator/JossWhedon saw it shot he said, "Why don't they kiss already?"
* InASingleBound

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-->"They're always up for a little homoeroticism -- Creator/{{David|Boreanaz}} and Creator/{{James|Marsters}}."
-->"I
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"I
think this was the scene when Creator/JossWhedon saw it shot he said, "Why don't they kiss already?"
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-->'''Gunn:''' 6 more cases. That's what -- a 30% increase in the last hour?
-->'''Fred:''' 32.4, but who's counting?

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-->'''Gunn:''' 6 more cases. That's what -- a 30% increase in the last hour?
-->'''Fred:'''
hour?\\
'''Fred:'''
32.4, but who's counting?



* MockGuffin: [[spoiler:The Cup of Mountain Dew.]]

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* %%* MockGuffin: [[spoiler:The Cup of Mountain Dew.]]]]
* ModestyBedsheet: At the end, when Eve crawls into bed with Lindsey, with both clearly naked under the bedsheets.



-->'''Harmony:''' You don't want me! You want your Slayer whore! (rushes him) IllKillYou
-->''([[WouldHitAGirl Spike punches Harmony]], sending her [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom flying over the desk]])''

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-->'''Harmony:''' You don't want me! You want your Slayer whore! (rushes him) IllKillYou
-->''([[WouldHitAGirl
IllKillYou\\
''([[WouldHitAGirl
Spike punches Harmony]], sending her [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom flying over the desk]])''



-->'''Angel:''' That's why Buffy never really loved you: Because you weren't me.
-->'''Spike:''' Guess that means she was thinking about you... all those times I was puttin' it to her.

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-->'''Angel:''' That's why Buffy never really loved you: Because you weren't me.
-->'''Spike:'''
me.\\
'''Spike:'''
Guess that means she was thinking about you... all those times I was puttin' it to her.



* TheReveal: At the end of the episode, we see Eve entering a bedroom and starts undressing while gloating about manipulating Angel and Spike to someone in the bedroom. Once she's fully undressed, she crawls under the ModestyBedsheet into bed, with a RevealShot showing none other the Lindsey, revealing they were both in cahoots the whole time.



-->'''Spike''': Used to hit a lot harder, gramps.
-->'''Angel''': No, your head's just gotten thicker.
* YourCheatingHeart: Dru, who was involved with William for all of a few days before cheerfully jumping in bed with Angelus.

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-->'''Spike''': Used to hit a lot harder, gramps.
-->'''Angel''':
gramps.\\
'''Angel''':
No, your head's just gotten thicker.
* YourCheatingHeart: Dru, who was involved with William for all of a few days before cheerfully jumping in bed with Angelus.
thicker.


* MoreHeroThanThou: Angel and Spike beat each other senseless over who gets to endure everlasting torment as part of a prophesised destiny. Downplayed, in that they (mostly Spike) are just as motivated by outdoing each other as they are achieving their destiny.

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* MoreHeroThanThou: Angel and Spike beat shared one of these when they were told of some cup that a vampire with a soul had to drink in order to save the world, the cup is known as "The Cup of Perpetual Torment". They were arguing over which one of them was the prophesied vampire and, because it's Spike and Angel, ended up having one of the most brutal fights ever seen on the show to drink from it and prove themselves the true champion. Effectively, punching each other senseless over who gets to endure everlasting torment as part while shouting "I'm more of a prophesised destiny. Downplayed, hero than you!" [[spoiler:Spike]] wins, but the cup [[spoiler:turned out to contain Mountain Dew and be made in that they (mostly Spike) are just as motivated by outdoing each other as they are achieving their destiny.China]].


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-->'''Spike''': Used to hit a lot harder, gramps.
-->'''Angel''': No, your head's just gotten thicker.


* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: [[spoiler:Christian Kane as Lindsey [=McDonald=].]]

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* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: [[spoiler:Christian Kane [[spoiler:Creator/ChristianKane as Lindsey [=McDonald=].]]



* SublimeRhyme: Who would be sending post to a ghost?



* ThisExplainsSoMuch;
-->'''Spike:''' [Wesley] thought he killed his bloody father. Try staking your mother when she's COMING ON TO YOU!

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* ThisExplainsSoMuch;
ThisExplainsSoMuch: As Spike demands an office at Wolfram & Hart:
-->'''Spike''': At least give me Wesley's office, I mean, since he's gone -
-->'''Angel''': He's not gone, he's on a leave of absence.
-->'''Spike:''' [Wesley] thought Yeah, right. Boo hoo. Thought he killed his bloody father. Try staking your mother when she's COMING ON TO YOU!



* VampiresAreSexGods


* CallBack

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* CallBackCallBack:



* ChekhovsGunman: Sirk, the ex-Watcher from the Season 4 finale "[[Recap/AngelS04E22Home Home]]".



** The references in the flashback to the events of "[[Recap/AngelS02E07Darla Darla]]" (Angelus getting beaten up by the Master), [=BtVS=] "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove Fool for Love]]" (Drusilla siring William the Drunken Poet) and [=BtVS=] "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapmireSlayerS7E17LiesMyParentsToldMe Lies My Parents Told Me]]" (Spike staking his own mother).

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** The references in the flashback to the events of "[[Recap/AngelS02E07Darla Darla]]" (Angelus getting beaten up by the Master), [=BtVS=] "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove Fool for Love]]" (Drusilla siring William the Drunken Poet) and [=BtVS=] "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapmireSlayerS7E17LiesMyParentsToldMe "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E17LiesMyParentsToldMe Lies My Parents Told Me]]" (Spike staking his own mother).



* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode: [[spoiler:Averted -- Spike is the clear winner.]]

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* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode: [[spoiler:Averted -- When Spike is gets his body back, it takes a matter of hours for him and Angel to come to blows (though the bad guys helped arrange it). The clear winner.]]winner is [[spoiler: Spike, which doesn't much help the confidence issues Angel was going through]].



* [[IHateYouVampireDad I Hate You, Vampire Yoda]]



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Although credited, Alexis Denisof doesn't appear in this episode, ostensibly due to Wesley being given leave of absence following the events of "Lineage" -- actually because of Denisof's wedding to Creator/AlysonHannigan at the time of filming. This is the only episode from which Wesley is absent following his appearance in Season One's "Parting Gifts".

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Although credited, Alexis Denisof doesn't appear TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Spike gives one to Angel after defeating him in this episode, ostensibly due battle, explaining that Angel only does good when he has a soul, a soul forced on him as a curse. Spike was willing to Wesley being given leave of absence following the events of "Lineage" -- actually do good even without a soul, and even then, he eventually ''fought'' to get one because of Denisof's wedding he ''wanted'' to Creator/AlysonHannigan at be a good person again. Of course, Angel also pokes holes in that speech and gives him a speech - which, just like Spike's speech, is essentially fan opinions used by shippers in the time of filming. This is the only episode from which Wesley is absent following his appearance in Season One's "Parting Gifts".great Spike/Angel war.



* ThisExplainsSoMuch

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* ThisExplainsSoMuchThisExplainsSoMuch;



* WrittenInAbsence: Although credited, Alexis Denisof doesn't appear in this episode, ostensibly due to Wesley being given leave of absence following the events of "[[Recap/AngelS05E07Lineage Lineage]]" -- actually because of Denisof's wedding to Creator/AlysonHannigan at the time of filming. This is the only episode from which Wesley is absent following his appearance in Season One's "[[Recap/AngelS01E10PartingGifts Parting Gifts]]".



* YourCheatingHeart: Dru, who was involved with William for all of a few days before cheerfully jumping in bed with Angelus.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Dru, who was involved with William for all of a few days before cheerfully jumping in bed with Angelus.Angelus.
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When another mysterious package arrives at Wolfram & Hart that recorporealizes Spike, the gang learns that the existence of two living ensouled vampire heroes has created chaos in the world. After Eve tells them about a prophecy that states that the only way to restore order is to find the Cup of Perpetual Torment that bestows human life, Angel and Spike battle it out for the ultimate prize. A series of flashbacks show the history of Angel and Spike and their relationship with Drusilla.

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When In 1880 London, recently-sired William (not yet Spike) meets Angelus for the first time. Angelus accepts William into the group, saying he looks forward to killing with another mysterious man. In the present, Spike demands his own office (or Wesley's office during his leave of absence, while he adjusts to the shock of killing what he believed to be his father). Spike lacks sympathy for Wesley, since he himself killed his mother while she was hitting on him.

Harmony opens a
package for Spike from an unknown source, producing a flash of light. When Harmony goes to answer the phone, she's greeted by electronic screeching. As phones start ringing off the hook, Spike heads for Angel's office, but when he tries to walk through the door, he quickly finds he is corporeal again, and immediately makes the most of his new body by taking away Harmony for sex.

Fred arrives, complaining that all of the atmospheric gauges in the science department have gone haywire and blown out the instruments. She is surprised to hear that Harmony and a re-corporealized Spike are, as Gunn says, "having a nooner". Eve
arrives at Wolfram & Hart that recorporealizes Spike, the gang learns and announces that the whole universe is in turmoil — Spike's existence is messing with the expected course of the Shanshu Prophecy, because after dying on the Hellmouth to save the world, Spike now qualifies as a champion. Although this hadn't been a problem before when Spike was a ghost, now he's flesh again the universe can't cope. Meanwhile, Harmony's eyes start bleeding and she bites Spike, screaming that he's using her and really wants his "Slayer whore". He returns to the group, and Eve says because there are two living ensouled vampire heroes has created chaos possible candidates for the Shanshu, "the wheel of destiny starts to spin off its axis."

Gunn returns with news that the White Room is gone, replaced with a howling abyss. Eve thinks the solution is
in the world. After Eve Shanshu Prophecy, but Angel says he just read it and it wasn't helpful. Spike is surprised he has been reading the prophecy which he claims not to believe in. They decide someone from Wesley's department needs to look over the prophecy, and meet with Sirk, who tells them about a prophecy that states that they read a translation and therefore didn't get everything out of it. He re-translates: "The balance will falter until the only way to restore order is to find vampire with a soul drinks from the Cup of Perpetual Torment Torment". Sirk says that bestows human life, whoever drinks from the cup is the one who was destined to, and once the champion is decided the universe will go back to normal. Sirk says the cup is in a destroyed opera house in Death Valley, Nevada.

Back in 1880, Angelus and William celebrate a wedding massacre, until William leaves to be with Drusilla, whom William calls his destiny. Shortly after, William discovers Angelus having sex with Drusilla; the two laugh at William and Angelus taunts him with his earlier words. At the opera house, Spike and
Angel and Spike battle it out for the ultimate prize. A series of flashbacks show cup with Spike saying that Angel has already chosen the history side of evil by working at Wolfram & Hart. In the science lab, Gunn begins bleeding from the eyes, warning Fred not to trust Eve. He starts choking Eve, demanding to know who she really is. Fred tends to Eve, who starts crying and says that she knows what all the group think of her, but she's "not the bad guy." Back in 1880, William fights Angelus for sleeping with Drusilla. Angelus tells him that no one belongs to anyone, and William should take Drusilla if he wants her; William chooses to keep fighting.

As Angel struggles in their fight, Spike tells him he knows why Angel can't stand the sight of him; because every time he looks at him he sees the monster he created. As he repeatedly punches Angel in the face, Spike reminds him that every life he took and every terrible thing he did was because of him, and while Drusilla made him a vampire he always considered Angelus to be the one who made him a monster. At this point, Spike hits Angel with a cross despite it burning his hands. As he lands, Angel retorts that he didn't make the monster but just let him out. Spike isn't done, however, and believes Angelus tried to make Spike into another creature as terrible as him in the world, so that he could feel better about himself. Also, unlike Angel who had his soul forced upon him, Spike fought demon trials so that he could be rewarded with one so that he could be a better man. Angel retorts that Spike only did it to try and have sex with Buffy who never really loved him. Spike, furious, reveals to him that while Angel only had sex with Buffy once he did it plenty of times.

Provoked into a jealous rage by Spike's words, Angel quickly gains the upperhand, fighting more fiercely than before. Both furious, the fight continues more aggressively. However, for the first time in 100 years, Spike comes out the victor. He contemplates killing Angel, but stakes his shoulder instead, stating that he would dust him, but he also doesn't want ''her'' (Buffy) to "bitch" about it. Spike grabs the cup and Angel tells him that it's not a prize — it's a burden: "Do you even really want it? Or is it that you just want to take something away from me?" "Bit of both," Spike replies, drinking from the cup. His expression changes as he realizes the cup is filled with Mountain Dew. Angel returns to Wolfram & Hart with the news that the cup was a set-up; Sirk has disappeared. Gunn and Harmony regain consciousness.

Back in Angel's office, Eve tells everyone that the Senior Partners temporarily fixed things. She says that they don't know anything about Sirk's trick and are as angry as Angel is. He is soon seen brooding over something, and Angel confesses that even though the cup was fake, Spike beat him for the first time ever and was the one that managed to drink from it. As a result, Angel is starting to believe that this is proof that Spike is the vampire for the Shanshu Prophecy as not only was he stronger, but he "wanted it more".

Elsewhere in L.A., Eve enters an apartment and undresses, gloating to someone that
Angel and Spike fell for the cup story and their relationship Sirk disappeared without the Senior Partners knowing anything. In addition, the gang are wondering if they can trust the Senior Partners. She crawls into bed with Drusilla.a tattooed Lindsey. "Well... it's a start," he replies.


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* SequelEpisode: To "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E17LiesMyParentsToldMe Lies My Parents Told Me]]", in which we see Spike being sired by Drusilla. We see a flashback to Spike’s first meeting with Angelus and back in present time, Spike references the events seen in that episode when he says:
-->Yeah, right. Boo-hoo. Thought he killed his bloody father.Try staking your mother when she’s coming on to you!


* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Lindsey [=McDonald=], last seen in Season 2 "Dead End", is conspiring against Team Angel.]]

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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Lindsey [=McDonald=], last seen in Season 2 "Dead End", Two's "[[Recap/AngelS02E18DeadEnd Dead End]]", is conspiring against Team Angel.]]



** Harmony accuses Spike of thinking of Buffy while he's having sex with her, which happened in [=BtVS=] "Family".
** Spike driving along singing to rock music, like he did at the end of [=BtVS=] "Lovers Walk".
** Angel catching the rebar as Spike thrusts it at his face is similar to Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'s BarehandedBladeBlock when fighting Angelus in "Becoming, Part II".
* ChekhovsGunman: Sirk, the ex-Watcher from the Season 4 finale "Home".

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** Harmony accuses Spike of thinking of Buffy while he's having sex with her, which happened in [=BtVS=] "Family".
"[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E6Family Family]]".
** Spike driving along singing to rock music, like he did at the end of [=BtVS=] "Lovers Walk".
"[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E8LoversWalk Lovers Walk]]".
** Angel catching the rebar as Spike thrusts it at his face is similar to Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'s BarehandedBladeBlock when fighting Angelus in "Becoming, "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2 Becoming, Part II".
II]]".
* ChekhovsGunman: Sirk, the ex-Watcher from the Season 4 finale "Home"."[[Recap/AngelS04E22Home Home]]".



** The references in the flashback to the events of "Darla" (Angelus getting beaten up by the Master), [=BtVS=] "Fool for Love" (Drusilla siring William the Drunken Poet) and [=BtVS=] "Lies My Parents Told Me" (Spike staking his own mother).
** In "Hellbound" Angel worries that the moment Spike got corporeal he'd run off to see Buffy. Spike's first reaction when things start going to hell is to run off to Europe...where Angel told him Buffy had gone.

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** The references in the flashback to the events of "Darla" "[[Recap/AngelS02E07Darla Darla]]" (Angelus getting beaten up by the Master), [=BtVS=] "Fool "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove Fool for Love" Love]]" (Drusilla siring William the Drunken Poet) and [=BtVS=] "Lies "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapmireSlayerS7E17LiesMyParentsToldMe Lies My Parents Told Me" Me]]" (Spike staking his own mother).
** In "Hellbound" "[[Recap/AngelS05E04Hellbound Hellbound]]", Angel worries that the moment Spike got corporeal he'd run off to see Buffy. Spike's first reaction when things start going to hell is to run off to Europe...where Angel told him Buffy had gone.


Spike and Angel battle it out to see who is the champion foretold in the Shanshu Prophecy.

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When another mysterious package arrives at Wolfram & Hart that recorporealizes Spike, the gang learns that the existence of two living ensouled vampire heroes has created chaos in the world. After Eve tells them about a prophecy that states that the only way to restore order is to find the Cup of Perpetual Torment that bestows human life, Angel and Spike and Angel battle it out to see who is for the champion foretold in ultimate prize. A series of flashbacks show the Shanshu Prophecy.
history of Angel and Spike and their relationship with Drusilla.




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* AbsenteeActor: Although credited, Alexis Denisof doesn't appear in this episode. This was due to his wedding to Creator/AlysonHannigan at the time of filming. This is the only episode after he made his first appearance in which he does not appear.

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Angelus sure likes touching and grabbing a newly turned William.

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* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Both Angel and Spike, in different ways. Angel thinks all his angst and repression makes him better, but he's scared that Spike is the true hero, not him. Spike meanwhile keeps trying to justify himself as better than everyone else because he's been the whipping boy in both life and undeath.


* BaitAndSwitchComment: Angel asks Spike if he really wants this destiny, or if he just wants to win the Cup from Angel. Spike pauses to consider this...then shrugs. "Bit of both."
** [[spoiler:Spike drinks, the Cup does a SlowMotionDrop from his hand... "I-it's...Mountain Dew?"]]

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: Angel asks Spike if he really wants this destiny, or if he just wants to win the Cup from Angel. Spike pauses to consider this... then shrugs. "Bit of both."
** [[spoiler:Spike drinks, the Cup does a SlowMotionDrop from his hand... "I-it's... Mountain Dew?"]]


--->'''Spike:''' Come on, hero. Tell me more. Teach me what it means. And I'll tell you why you can't stand the bloody sight of me. 'Cause every time you look at me...you see all the dirty little things I've done, all the lives I've taken...because of you! Drusilla sired me...but you... you made me a monster. Too busy trying to see your own reflection... praying there was someone as disgusting as you in the world, so you could stand to live with yourself.

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--->'''Spike:''' Come on, hero. Tell me more. Teach me what it means. And I'll tell you why you can't stand the bloody sight of me. 'Cause every time you look at me... you see all the dirty little things I've done, all the lives I've taken...because of you! Drusilla sired me... but you... you made me a monster. Too busy trying to see your own reflection... praying there was someone as disgusting as you in the world, so you could stand to live with yourself.


-->'''[[PunctuatedPounding NOBODY...REPLACES...THE TONER!!!]]"'''

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-->'''[[PunctuatedPounding -->'''"[[PunctuatedPounding NOBODY...REPLACES...THE TONER!!!]]"'''

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