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The Fang Gang interrogate Angelus to discover his connection to the Beast. Angelus responds by trying to turn the gang against each other.


  • Continuity Nod: Angelus nailing a puppy to a wall was first mentioned in the Buffy episode "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered". We see Angelus in Prussia in 1789 making his way to Austria. This places him just after Darla abandoned him to Holtz in the barn — they'd agreed to meet in Vienna.
  • Covert Pervert / A Date with Rosie Palms
    Angelus: Ah, Fred. You look all fresh and sweet, but I hear you at night in your room with Gunn. The things you say. I'm lying there, listening, hands under the covers... I can't help myself. It's so... gripping.
  • Double Entendre: Loads
    Angelus: (seeing Connor is wearing his shirt) Looks good on you, son.
    Connor: (smirking) So did Cordy.
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    • Angelus re Wes/Fred.
      "You want to impress the girl. Move in, get her to love you, and after a couple days of flowers and chocolate-covered cherries, you'll bend her over the kitchen counter."
    • After Wes pretends to give up and walk out..
      "Nice stamina, Wes. No wonder Fred's not interested."
    • Angelus to Gunn/Fred.
      "So much for stand by your man. Then again, you probably like her on her knees."
  • Empathy Doll Shot: In the Svear house massacre.
  • Eyes Never Lie
    Cordelia: Look in my eyes. Angel knows me. You know me. Better than anyone. So, when you look at me, you know I'm not lying.
  • Face–Monster Turn
  • Foreshadowing: Angelus bringing up Wesley's poor performance as Watcher to Faith.
  • Freudian Excuse
    Angelus: I guess you just can't understand that special bond between dad and son, given that your own father's ashamed of you—
    Wesley: And Connor's ashamed of you. The universe's way of maintaining order, I guess.
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  • Hannibal Lecture: Par for the course when an intelligent evil guy is locked in a cage. Using Half Truth to dispirit and divide them.
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