Sunnydale After Dark
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Written By: Mere Smith
Directed By: Terrence O’Hara

This episode originally aired on March 19, 2003


ANGEL (V.O.) Previously on Angel:

1 EXT. SKY TEMPLE CLUB ON KIMBALL BUILDING ROOF - NIGHT The Beast kneels on one knee, punching the floor at the center of his human square, sending a trail of fire out along the floor in the shape of the Eye of Fire symbol. A shock wave emanates from the area, knocking everyone back a few feet. The fire is tall now, taller than the beast. The Beast leaps straight up into the sky, riding the fire that he created.

CORDELIA (V.O.) The rain of fire, even blotting out the sun—those were only the first steps to something bigger.

Cut to:

2 EXT. STREET BEHIND CONNOR'S PLACE The sun becomes blocked out by black magic.

Cut to:

3 EXT. STREET BEHIND CONNOR'S PLACE Cordelia and Connor are waiting anxiously by the car. Angel and crew come out of the building, and Cordelia runs to them.

WESLEY We need Angelus.

Cut to:

4 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL/ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS The shaman puts his hand on Angel's head, closes his eyes, and when the shaman's eyes open again, they're red.

Cut to:

5 INT. OFFICE AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Close-up of a drawing depicting the aerial view of a park. Wesley walks up to the picture and opens it like a door, revealing a safe behind it. He twists the dial on the safe door to the right combination. Cordelia's standing behind him, holding the receptacle that contains Angel's soul. Fred, Gunn, and Lorne are also in the room.

GUNN Taking out Angel's soul. Putting it in a jar. I hope we know what we're doing.

Cut to:

6 INT. OFFICE AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Cordelia walks into the office where Lorne, Fred, and Gunn are staring at the safe.

FRED Angel's soul. It's gone.

Pan over to show the empty safe.

Cut to:

7 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Angelus is sitting inside the cage.

CORDELIA (V.O.) Angelus.

Cut to:

8 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL/ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Cordelia unlocks his cage, opens the door, letting Angelus out.

Cut to:

9 INT. CORRIDOR IN HOTEL/ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Wes and Gunn stop in their tracks when they come upon the hallway where Angelus is.

ANGELUS (looks up, his mouth bloody) Catch ya later.

Angelus runs away from Gunn and Wes down the hallway and out the window.

Cut to:

10 INT. SEEDY DEMON BAR Vampires and demons are smoking and drinking in a country-western bar. Angelus walks in.

ANGELUS The rumors are true. Angel has left the building, and I am back.

Cut to:

11 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Wesley's talking to the AI gang.

WESLEY We're gonna save Angel, and I know who we need to help us do it.

Cut to:

12 EXT. PRISON EXERCISE YARD The gate buzzes, and Faith walks out into the yard.

Cut to:

13 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Wesley and Faith walk in through the front doors.

WESLEY This is Faith, the vampire slayer.

FAITH (in Connor's face) If Angelus needs putting down, I'll be the one to do it, not you.

Cut to:

14 INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Cordelia shows her very pregnant belly to Connor.

CORDELIA We're having a baby.

Cut to:

15 INT. BACK ROOM AT DEMON BAR - NIGHT Faith goes to the side of a woman who's nearly passed out on a couch. Wes picks up a hypodermic syringe from the floor.

FAITH (to the girl) Can you walk? (looks at the girl's arm covered in track marks)

DRUGGED GIRL No, but I can fly.

FAITH (to Wes) What did they do to her?

WESLEY She did it to herself. They shoot up, the vampires feed... I've read the effects can be quite intoxicating...for both of them.

Cut to:

16 INT. OCCULT BOOKSTORE - NIGHT Wearing reading glasses, Angelus sits by the fire, reading through the papers and book he took from Fred.


Angelus is startled, stands, holds his hands to his ears.

Cut to:

17 INT. DEMON BAR - NIGHT Angelus is talking to the mysterious voice he heard.

BEASTMASTER (O.S.) (flash to show white-eyed Cordelia in her room at the hotel saying what Angelus is hearing) I have wonderful plans for you, my sweet boy.

Cut to:

18 INT. MAURY'S OCCULT BOOKSTORE- NIGHT Faith and Wesley turn to face Angelus. Wesley cocks the shotgun and fires a round at Angelus who ducks.

ANGELUS Gotta do better than that, Wes. (throws Wes through a window and over a ledge; he lands 20 feet down; Faith and Angelus fight) Nothing will ever change who you are, Faith. You're just like me.

Enraged, Faith stands and goes after Angelus. She punches and kicks him until he's on the ground. Then she goes over to him, straddling him, and beats him in the face again and again.

FAITH No! (jumps back, stops hitting him) You're wrong. I'm different now. I'm not like you.

Angelus kicks Faith's ankles, pulling her feet out from under her, sending her to the ground where he is. He goes around behind her, grabs her, and vamps out.

ANGELUS You will be.

Angelus bites into Faith's neck, and she whimpers.

Fade to black.

The Start Of Episode


19 INT. MAURY'S OCCULT BOOKSTORE- NIGHT Resume. Angelus has just bitten into Faith's neck, and he's greedily feeding on her. Suddenly, he drops her and recoils.

ANGELUS (wipes his mouth, then looks at Faith) What... did you do?

Cut to:

19a INT. MAURY'S OCCULT BOOKSTORE- NIGHT FLASHBACK: Moments earlier, while Angelus and Wes are facing off, Faith is planning ahead.

ANGELUS (O.S.) You got to do better than that, Wes.

Faith grabs a hypodermic syringe from her boot.

ANGELUS (O.S.) Come on, I'll give you one more.

A close-up of the syringe shows it's one like the drugged girl from the bar was using. Faith's syringe still has drugs in it. She sticks the needle into her arm and presses the plunger until she has injected all of the drug in the syringe.

ANGELUS (O.S.) Strike three.

Cut to:

ANGELUS (staggering, trying to stand) You—you sp— You spiked... (passes out)

WESLEY (regaining consciousness, to Faith) You all right?

FAITH (panting, slurring) Kicked his ass. (passes out)

Fade to black.

Opening credits.


20 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Fred is researching at the Front desk when Gunn comes in through the front door carrying a passed-out Angelus.

GUNN Connor!

FRED (looks up from her book) Oh, my God! Angelus.

GUNN (carrying Angelus down the stairs) Pick up your tranq gun. I don't know how much time we have. Connor!

FRED (goes to Gunn's side) What happened?

GUNN Wes called, I went.

FRED Where is he? Where's Faith?

LORNE (walks into the lobby) Well, what is all the—-Aah! Angelus! He's in the hotel.

GUNN (to Fred) Gimme steel shackles. (Fred grabs the shackles)

LORNE Oh, uh, but maybe we're already aware of that.

GUNN All I had was rope in the truck.

CONNOR (walks out to the balcony) What's going on?

GUNN (to Connor) Get down here now. (to Fred) Leg irons too.

CONNOR (hustles down the stairs) She found him.

LORNE Wesley and Faith. Where are they?

WESLEY Get him downstairs.

CONNOR What happened to Faith?

WESLEY (walks through the front door carrying unconscious Faith in his arms) She captured Angelus.

FRED God, what did he do to her?


GUNN We got it.

LORNE She looks not well.

CONNOR She gonna be—

GUNN (to Connor) Wake up, kid. I need you here.

WESLEY Help me with her.

Cut to:

21 INT. HALLWAY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Wesley carries Faith down the hall to a room. Fred and Lorne accompany her. Faith's neck is covered with a bloody bandage.

Cut to:

22 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor opens the cage door for Gunn, who carries Angelus into it, laying him down on the floor.

Cut to:

23 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Wesley lays Faith's limp body down on the bed.

Cut to:

24 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Gunn unties Angelus's hands, and Connor places steel shackles on Angelus's hands.

Cut to:

25 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Lorne goes to look at Faith—he looks in her eyes, then sees her arm—it's discolored where she injected the drug into it. Taken aback, Lorne turns to look at Wesley, who just stares straight ahead at Faith.

Cut to:

26 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor and Gunn continue to secure Angelus in the cage.

Cut to:

27 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Fred brings in a bowl of water and a towel and sits beside Faith. Fred removes Faith's bandage and seems disturbed when she sees the bloody gash left on Faith's neck by Angelus, but Fred remains calm and continues.

Cut to:

28 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor and Gunn continue securing Angelus in the cage.

Cut to:

29 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Sitting beside Faith, Fred starts to clean Faith's wounded neck.

Cut to:

30 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor and Gunn finish securing Angelus in the cage.

Cut to:

31 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Sitting beside Faith, Fred starts to clean Faith's wounded neck.

Cut to:

32 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor glares at unconscious Angelus.

CONNOR He fed from her. There's blood on his breath.

Angelus twitches.

ANGELUS (mumbling) Kill

Gunn and Connor jump to their feet and stand back. Gunn points a tranq gun at Angelus.

Cut to:

33 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS While Fred's cleaning Faith's neck, Faith twitches and mumbles similar to Angelus.

FAITH (mumbling) Scratch you out....

FRED She's not making any sense.

LORNE (goes up to Wesley, whispering) And speaking of sense, have you gone on permanent sabbatical from yours? Tell me you did not shoot that girl full of junk, and then feed her to Angelus.

WESLEY It was her choice. Faith knew the risks.

LORNE (louder) Aw, she couldn't! (Fred glares at them, then quieter) Wesley, I know what that drug does to people. Especially when they super-size the doses to make sure they really get the job done. And you damn well know it too.

Cut to:



CONNOR Yeah, that's what it looked like when Wesley brought her in.

CORDELIA (chuckles, crosses her arms) Like she hasn't pulled that one before.

CONNOR I don't think she was faking.

CORDELIA So the slayer snagged Angelus? He's in the hotel? Is he locked up tight in the cage?

CONNOR Don't worry, Cordy. I'll always protect you. And our family.

CORDELIA That's sweet. Is he guarded?

CONNOR Faith really did a number on him.

CORDELIA (punches Connor, pushing him down) What the hell is it with you and Faith! As if I didn't see the way you looked at her. She cracked her whip, and you liked it. You were practically in her leather-clad lap!

CONNOR (stands) No, I wasn't? And how'd you do that, anyway? What about the anti-demon spell?

CORDELIA I told you, Connor, we're different. (turns away) Me and your baby. But I guess you can't even be loyal to our bed, let alone our little family. I thought you were gonna be a better father than Angel was to you.

CONNOR I will be. I would do anything for us. (Cordelia's eyes flash wider) For you.

CORDELIA (turns around, calmer, laughing it off) Wow. Are my hormones out of whack, or what? Hello, crazy pregnant lady, out of line! Whoo! (walks up to Connor) Why don't you go see how Faith is doing? Go on. I'm concerned. I want to know—

Cut to:

35 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor stares at Faith. Wesley's in the corner holding an ice pack to his bruised head. Fred and Lorne are standing near the bed where Faith's resting.

CONNOR What's going to happen to her?

FRED (crosses her arms) Actually, I'd like to start with exactly was it, Wesley?

LORNE Orpheus.

CONNOR Orpheus?

FRED Some kind of opiate?

LORNE Mystical variety. Humans inject it. Vampires feed off the humans. Folks tried to deal it at Caritas—only folks I ever banned from my club.

FAITH (mumbling) The 'vention.

FRED So, if ordinary humans do this junk, slayers are all super, right?

LORNE That's what makes it so dangerous. Orpheus isn't entirely physical. It's an enchanted drug.

CONNOR Magic. This is what it gets you.

LORNE That, plus the biting, makes for some serious psychic psychedelia. And the more you take, the deeper you sink.

WESLEY It leads you down to hell.

Cut to:

36 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Angelus is still unconscious in the cage.

WESLEY (V.O.) And leaves you there.

Cut to:

37 EXT. NEW YORK HARBOR - NIGHT A ship pulls into the harbor, past the Statue of Liberty. A sign reads: "United States Immigration, Ellis Island, N.Y." TITLE: New York, 1902

Huddled masses of men, women, and children are pouring off the ship. A long-haired Angel walks through the crowd which parts for him, leaving him plenty of space. Except Angelus—Angelus just stands there, facing Angel, not intending to move for him, but Angel walks right through him.

ANGELUS Hey! (turns to watch Angel walk away) What is that about?

FAITH You tell me. It's your flashback. (charges Faith, but goes right through her; Faith chuckles) You know what the definition of insanity is, baby? Performing the same task over and over and expecting different results. Learned that in murder rehab.

ANGELUS All right, Miss Blow-It-All. This is my flashback. Why are you in it? (walks away)

FAITH Don't know. Must be the magic side-effects of my incredibly simple ruse.

ANGELUS (looks around) All right. So, what is this, huh? Puff-the-Magic-Dragon City? Fairyland?

FAITH You'd think? Me, I'm guessing it's more like "Angelus, this is your life," because (waves her hand in front of her nose) lack-of-hygiene world sure ain't mine. (looks at Angel) Seriously, man, did you miss the invention of the bath?

ANGELUS The whole way over here, he crouched in the filth of animals just to avoid human temptation. This isn't my life—it's his!

FAITH Angel's?

ANGELUS It annoyed the crap out of me the first time around. This sucks. Why do you get to be Marley's ghost?

FAITH (sits) 'Cause I'm dying, dumbass.

ANGELUS Not soon enough.

FAITH Way I figure, I've got one last job: baby-sit the psycho 'til they shove a soul up your—

ANGELUS Not gonna happen.

FAITH (stands) Then, I'm whatever... dust in the wind. Candle in the wind. There'll be a general wind theme.

ANGELUS Thought those suicidal tendencies got squashed in the big enlightenment.

FAITH (shrugs) I rolled the dice. Paid even odds.

Cut to:

38 EXT. BUSY STREET - NIGHT Jazz music plays and old-timey cars drive through the street. Angelus and Faith find themselves outside the "Blue Mood Lounge". A small group nearby is playing Craps (dice game) on the street. A couple walks down the sidewalk hand in hand. Angelus and Faith look around.

FAITH Trippy.

ANGELUS Early 20's by the cars. What is this—Chicago? (sees Angel standing on the other side of the street) Oh, no. I remember this. I remember this place. I gotta get out of here.

FAITH Why? You freaking out?

ANGELUS It's coming. (a car speeds around the corner down the street in front of them) Again.

FAITH What's coming?

ANGELUS I can't do it again. I won't!

Angel runs into the street right in front of the car.

FAITH Angel, get out of the road.

Angel continues until he's completely across the street. A small squeaking sound can be heard. Angel turns around to reveal that he's holding a tiny Pomeranian puppy.

ANGELUS (throwing a fit) Doh!

FAITH (giggling) Dude, you just rescued a puppy.

A woman comes up to Angel and takes the puppy out of his arms.

WOMAN Oh, my stars! You saved her, Mister.

Angel just stares at the woman, dumbfounded.

ANGELUS I'm in hell. This is hell, and I'm in it.

WOMAN (stroking the puppy) Oh, gee, big fella. How can I thank you?

ANGELUS We haven't fed on a human in decades. She's begging for it, you moron!

ANGEL Get lost.

WOMAN Beg pardon?

ANGEL Take a hike, Betty. Scram.

WOMAN (frowns) Well, pound snow, you mook! (storms back into the club)

FAITH We're reliving Angel's good deeds—you are in hell! Wicked! (laughs)

Cut to:

39 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Lorne's sitting on the bed beside Faith.

WESLEY (V.O.) There's only one thing we can do for Faith, now—

40 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Wesley is talking to Fred and Connor at the front desk.

WESLEY Finish what she started.

FRED You mean, re-ensoul Angel?

CONNOR Impossible. We've been over this: no jar, no soul. No soul, no Angel.

FRED It's not that simple, Connor. I've been doing some research—

CONNOR It is simple. Angelus is all that's left. First he slaughtered Lilah, now he's killed Faith.

WESLEY She's not dead yet.

CONNOR You're lying to yourselves. You all think that I'm taking this personally so that you don't have to, but inside you know I'm right. We need to put Angelus down.

Willow enters the lobby through the front door, unnoticed by the gang at the front desk.

WILLOW I don't think so. (everyone turns to look at Willow) I think you need a witch.

Wesley, Fred, and Connor stare at Willow.

Fade to black.


41 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Resume. Willow walks up to the front desk where Wesley, Fred, and Connor are standing.

WILLOW Did I come at a bad time?

WESLEY Willow.

CONNOR She's a witch?

WILLOW Yes. Hi. You must be Angel's handsome, yet androgynous, son.

CONNOR It's Connor.

WILLOW (nods) And the sneer's genetic. Who knew?

FRED Hi Willow.

WILLOW (walks up to Fred) Hey Fred. It's good to see you. (looks at Wesley) Oh, and it's the Marlboro Man. Or at least his extra stubbly, mentally unstable, insomniac, first cousin of—for the love of Hecate, somebody stop me.

FRED It's OK. I'm a yammerer from way back.

WESLEY Are there forces gathering? Did the call of magic draw you here?

WILLOW Oh, no. More like the call of Fred. (Willow and Fred chuckle)

WESLEY Of course. Bring in the only living person to ever re-ensoul Angel.

FRED She has a fresh brain. I thought she might see some things we missed.

WILLOW Oh, hearing the thoroughness of your research methodology, (smiles at Fred) I don't think that's possible.

FRED Aw. Go on. (giggles)

WILLOW We should probably start the debriefing. Where's Cordy?

CONNOR Unfortunately, the guy you're all trying to magically re-ensoul shot her with a crossbow. She's not up for visitors.

WESLEY I think she'll want to see Willow. After all, she's traveled a long way, and they have a history together.

Cut to:

42 INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Cordelia's sitting in her bed when Connor escorts Willow into her room.

WILLOW Hi there.

CORDELIA Long time, no see. (to Connor) It's OK, Connor. I'm fine. (Connor leaves the room)

WILLOW (sits on the bed beside Cordy) How've you been?

CORDELIA Higher power. You?

WILLOW Ultimate evil. But I got better.

CORDELIA You heard about Faith?

WILLOW (nods) Coma again.

CORDELIA What about Angelus? Did you go down to see him yet?

WILLOW I'm way avoidy. Too many memories. I'm just glad I don't have to be in the same room with him when I re-ensoul him.

CORDELIA Oh, you really think you can pull it off? (feels around under her blanket)

WILLOW Putting his soul back? It's the first spell I ever learned. I'm not gonna forget that.

CORDELIA (grabs a knife under the blanket) What about the Muo-Ping?

WILLOW The jar holding Angel's soul? Therein lies our boneage.

CORDELIA Stolen right from our safe. And if we can't get the soul out of the jar, we can't put it back in Angel.

WILLOW Yeah, question is: how do we get the soul out if we don't know where the jar is?

CORDELIA And apparently, the thing's impervious to magic.

WILLOW Yeah, I know already tried a standard locator spell, but zero joy.

CORDELIA (puts down the knife) Right. Plus, Wesley's shaman says there's no way to extract the soul from a distance.

WILLOW Soul trapped in a glass jar, impervious to magic. It is complicated.

CORDELIA (nods) Tough nut to crack.

WILLOW (gets an idea) Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

CORDELIA (grabs the knife again) I doubt it.

WILLOW (stands) We just break the jar.

CORDELIA (gestures to her nightstand) Can you hand me that drink?

WILLOW (backs to the door, excited) That way we don't have to magic the soul out. We just break the glass around it!

CORDELIA (impatiently) Great idea. I'm really thirsty.

WILLOW And then Angel's soul is still released into the ether, and—and there's something called Delothrian's Arrow. We don't even need to know where the target is. (opens the door) Cordy, this is fantastic! We're gonna get him back. (leaves the room)

Cordelia throws the knife just as Willow leaves the room. The knife lands in the door at head level.

Cut to:

43 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Lorne's looking after Faith, who's still unconscious on the bed.

LORNE Don't you worry, princess. It'll all be over soon. I—I've seen lots of girls go through just what you're going through now. (sings softly) There'll be another song for me, and I will sing it. Oh, there'll be another dream for me, someone will bring it.

Cut to:

44 INT. DONUT SHOP - NIGHT 1970's disco music plays as a long-haired Angel walks into the donut shop past Angelus.

ANGELUS (rolling his eyes) Bring on the pain!

Angel saunters up to the jukebox and selects a song. He stands there grooving as it starts to play.

FAITH Mandy, huh? (Angelus sits down in a booth across from Faith) Must kill you he's got a jones for the power-ballads.

Angelus swats as he hears buzzing sound.

ANGELUS Worse were the concerts. (a couple walks out past Angel, who looks at them longingly) You know what that's like? (Angel sits at the counter) Every time he gets close, I feel it. Wanting to tear their flesh apart. The hunger. It's like a blade in my gut.

FAITH Only, it's not your gut, princess. Angel's the one that belongs on the outside, not you.

The clerk pours Angel a cup of coffee as Angel tries to recover from his temptation.

ANGELUS You think it's that cut and dry, don't you? That if Angel gets his soul back—

FAITH When he gets it.

ANGELUS You'll just hang up your spurs and ride off into the sunset knowing you put the monster back in his cage. But, (disappears and reappears next to Faith) I'm always here, Faithy. Deep in.

A man walks into the shop.

CASHIER Hi. Can I help you?

ROBBER Gimme your money. (shoots into the ceiling) Gimme the cash in the drawer.

CASHIER (nervous) Oh. OK.

ROBBER Open it!

CASHIER Oh, all right. I, uh—

ROBBER Come on!

CASHIER I, uh, I just need to...

ROBBER Now! (shoots the clerk, then runs out of the shop)

ANGEL (goes to the clerk's side) It's gonna be OK. I'll get you to a hospital. You're—you're gonna be OK. All right? It's—everything's gonna be—

CASHIER It hurts.

ANGEL Yeah, I know.

ANGELUS (mockingly) Doc, I think we're losing him. God, I love this episode! (the buzzing sound occurs again; Angelus swats at the air like there's a fly) What is that buzzing?

Cut to:

45 INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Cordelia's holding the crystal in her hand, trying to contact Angelus.

CORDELIA Hear me, Angelus. Heed my warning. Awaken at once. Return from the darkness. Or just lay there and let that red-headed meddler put your soul back. Whichever!

Cut to:

46 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Wesley and Willow are preparing a spell. There's a bubbling jar in front of Willow.

WILLOW Look, it's working.

WESLEY I thought Delothrian's Arrow was used to protect good magicks.


WESLEY So, how can you use it to break the jar? The Muo-Ping is a sacred object. It's holy.

WILLOW It's glass, therefore crunchable. The sacred's what's inside. "All life a container..."

WESLEY "...For the heart of all life." You've studied the Daharim.

WILLOW It had to be something specific. There's lots of jars in the world—can't shatter them all. I mean, you could, but good things come in jars. Peanut butter, jelly, those two-headed fetal pigs at the natural history museum. (Wes doesn't respond) Come on, everybody loves fetal pigs.

WESLEY (leans forward) Sorry. I think my sense of humor's trapped in a jar somewhere.

WILLOW Does seem like you've given in to the grumpy side of the force.

WESLEY A lot's happened. Not just Angelus. I've been—I've changed. I've seen a darkness in myself. I'm not sure you'd even begin to understand—

WILLOW I flayed a guy alive and tried to destroy the world.

WESLEY Oh. So... (stands, doesn't make eye-contact)

WILLOW Darkness. Been there.

WESLEY Yeah. Well, I never flayed... (seems sickened) I had a woman chained in a closet.


WESLEY That doesn't compare.

WILLOW No, dark. That's dark. You've been to a place.

WESLEY You seem exactly the same as when I left. No other major changes I'm not up on?

WILLOW (shrugs) Just little things. So, uh, Fred. What's her story?

Cut to:

47 INT. DONUT SHOP - NIGHT Angel is squatting next to the clerk.

ANGEL God, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

The clerk dies. Angel stands and backs away, staring at the clerk.

ANGELUS So, who's your big hero now?

FAITH Wasn't even his fault. God, does the guy gotta pay for everything?

ANGELUS Choices, little girl. The ones you make with your heart of hearts. (Angel goes to the door, but stops and locks the door) Uh-oh. What's gonna happen?

FAITH He won't.

Angel walks back to the clerk.

ANGELUS I'm deep in, Faith. Soul or no soul.

Angel vamps out and lifts the clerk.

FAITH Angel! (Angel bites the clerk) Ugh.

Faith's neck starts to bleed.

FAITH He was gonna save him.

ANGELUS Or did he choose to be a little slow on the draw? Whoops! Dinner by armed robbery. Look at him, Faith. You're a murderer. You know just how good that blurry line tastes. You didn't think my hell was private, did ya?

Angel screams.

Fade to black.


48 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Lorne dabs away tears from Faith's face. Connor's sitting in a chair in the corner of the room, watching her.

LORNE She's in the barrens now. They cry for a while. Quiet mostly. Like they're letting go of everything that meant something.

CONNOR How long...'til...?

LORNE Not long. You can hold her hand.

Connor stands, but Wesley walks into the room.

CONNOR Wesley, you did the right thing. She was brave, and she died in battle.

WESLEY (staring at Faith) It's time.

Cut to:

49 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Fred walks around the lobby in a circle carrying a lit white candle and ringing a bell.

WILLOW (touches Fred's chin, lifting it higher, smiling) You're good. Good bells. (walks up to the front desk; to Gunn) OK, now all I gotta do is contact the spirit world, harness the Delothrian ebb, and focus it through my little marble of doom here. (holds out a small metal ball) And we'll restore the Muo-Ping's entropic equilibrium.

GUNN The jar goes smash?

WILLOW Smash-o-crash.

GUNN All I need to know. I'll be downstairs in case the Prince of Darkness wakes up. (leaves the room)


WESLEY (walks up to Willow) You ready?

WILLOW (nods) Should be a snap.

A bolt of orange energy hits Willow and sends her sliding across the floor.

BEASTMASTER (V.O.) Stay your hand, witch! (show Cordelia is holding the crystal again, saying the words of the Beastmaster) You will not interfere with what must come to pass.

WILLOW (stands, covers her head with her hands and weakly mumbles) Invadoria disparu!

BEASTMASTER (V.O.) You think to banish me?

WILLOW (to Wesley) There's somebody in my head.

CORDELIA (as Beastmaster) As long as the soul is under my protection, it will never be freed.

WILLOW (to the sky) Vetsche invadoria disparu!

CORDELIA (as Beastmaster) I'th bid my thongue.

WESLEY He's enormously powerful. It's the dead Beast's master. He contacted Angelus the same way.

FRED He wants to stop us from getting the soul.

WILLOW (black-eyed, holding her hand out, the marble in it floats and starts to glow) Open the window. Fill this stone. Inside, outside. Two made one.

CORDELIA (as Beastmaster) You wanna go, Glinda? We'll go.

Willow's knocked down by another bolt of energy from the Beastmaster.

CONNOR Are you sure she can handle it?

WILLOW (black-eyed, focused on the glowing ball in front of her) Alesh ashtoreth!

The ground starts shaking.

WESLEY I think she can hold her own.

Cut to:

50 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Lorne's talking to Faith while the building shakes around them.

LORNE It's OK, Faith. It's OK. You just wait. They'll get Angel back, and... (trying to convince himself) it'll all be worth it. It'll all— (Faith gasps and sits up)

Cut to:

51 EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT Faith finds herself in a dark alley full of trash.

ANGELUS (O.S.) It'll all be worth it. Is that what you try to tell yourself, Faithy? Is that the nastly little lie that kept those thighs nice and warm in your prison bunk?

FAITH (looks around, trying to find Angelus) You kiss your mama with that mouth?

ANGELUS (shows up behind her, lying on the ground) No, but I ate her with it. (stands without bending his body) And now for a poem. "Faith goes gently into that good night." You're fading fast, baby. I can feel it.

FAITH All the same, I hear this holler in the distance.

Cut to:

51a INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Still casting the spell, defying the Beastmaster.

WILLOW Semsa nahl eresh a'lahm!

Cut to:

FAITH Tells me you're about to get what's coming to you.

ANGELUS Or not. I've got friends in high places. (further down the alley, Angel stumbles around, knocking over garbage cans) Him, not being one of 'em.

Angel grabs a rat and eats it.

FAITH Ugh. When is this?

ANGELUS When isn't it? Twenty years after that stupid donut shop, and his fingers never smelled of anything but rat! "I'm so sorry. I give up. I'm gonna live in a sewer!"

FAITH He's paying for what he did.

ANGELUS He's hiding from what he is—which may be a big Psych 101 revelation for you, cupcake, but I already know this crap, so why do I have to go through it again?

ANGEL Maybe 'cause it's not about you, (stands) jackass.

Cut to:

52 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS The ground is shaking in the hotel. Wesley, Connor, Fred, and Willow are in the lobby.

WESLEY Do you feel that?

CONNOR There's something evil rising in the hotel.

Cut to:

52a INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS White-eyed Cordelia is chanting in front of the Muo-Ping.

CORDELIA Seiza jai n'hast engai... Seiza jai n'hast engai...

Cut to:

52b INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Gunn feels the ground shake as he guards Angelus in the cage.

Cut to:

An apparition of a huge demonic head floats above the gang in the lobby, growling and shrieking.

CONNOR What the hell is that?

WILLOW (to Connor) Ignore it. (to the glowing ball in front of her) Find your target. Leave my side.

Cut to:

52a INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Cordelia is sitting in front of the muo-ping, talking to herself.

CORDELIA OK, then. Huge floaty head not enough to scare you? Then why don't we try— (the glowing ball Willow sent comes straight toward the Muo-Ping; Cordelia puts up a hand to stop it, concentrating hard) And now she is on my last nerve!

Cut to:

WILLOW Geth na haroth castellum tol.

Cut to:

52a INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Cordelia's concentrating hard on keeping Willow's magic marble from getting to the jar.

CORDELIA If only this were a few weeks later.

Cut to:

WILLOW Break the glass

FRED (looks around) Where's Connor?

WILLOW Let loose the soul!

Cut to:

52a INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor tries to burst into Cordelia's room, but it's barricaded.

CONNOR (banging into the door) Cordy! Are you OK?

CORDELIA (startled, breaks her concentration) Ah! (the marble breaks the Muo-Ping, releasing Angel's soul into the ether, Cordelia turns to look) Oh sh—

Cut to:

53 EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT Angel, Angelus and Faith are talking in the alley. Angel is filthy, covered in dirt and grime, wearing a longish hair style.

ANGELUS I don't believe this! You're the one behind this whole true-Hollywood sob-story?

FAITH Angel, it's good to see you. (Angelus chuckles) Hate the hair.

ANGEL Faith, why are you still here?

FAITH Just waiting to see this pervert get stuffed back into the deep, crazy ground he came from.

ANGEL Then what? After that, what happens?

Angelus kicks Faith, knocking her down.

ANGELUS Probably something like that. I had a feeling the rules have changed.

ANGEL She's not who you're after.

ANGELUS No kidding, rat boy. The slayer will just be gravy once I finish you off.

BOTH (ANGEL & ANGELUS) I've been waiting a long time for this.

Angel and Angelus start fighting.

Fade to black.


54 EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT Angel and Angelus are fighting.

ANGEL Faith, get up! Are you listening?

FAITH (weakly) Angel, I'm dying.

ANGEL Yeah. It's a lot easier than redemption, huh? (kicks Angelus)

ANGELUS (grabs Angel by the neck) Always so concerned with the human condition. (throws Angel down the alley) It's no big mystery, man. They suffer, they die. That's what they're there for.

ANGEL (lunges at Angelus) I'm not perfect, Faith. Even with a soul, I've done things I wished a thousand times I could take back.

ANGELUS Yeah, like those Manilow concerts. (throws Angel across the alley) Son of a bitch!

Cut to:

55 INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor bursts into Cordelia's room, pushing the barricade of furniture away from the door.

CONNOR Cordy! I'm coming in.

Cordelia bangs Connor over the head with a ceramic vase that shatters.

CORDELIA Oh, Connor, I'm so sorry. I thought it came back. (cries) That horrible floaty head.

CONNOR Did it hurt you? Is the baby...?

CORDELIA (high-pitched voice) We nearly got killed.

CONNOR Willow's spell must've opened a gateway to something.

CORDELIA Evil. If she keeps at it, there's no telling what will happen. She's already let hell itself into this hotel.

CONNOR I know. I've seen it. It's not safe for you here. I'm gonna make her stop.

CORDELIA Connor, you can't! She's too powerful. But you can stop it. The reason for all of this. (whispers) You have to kill Angelus.

Cut to:

56 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Fred, Wesley and Willow are lighting candles and incense in the lobby.

FRED (looking around) So... now Angel's soul is just floating around out there?

WILLOW Yeah, until I can channel it into the Orb of Thessulah.

FRED Connor shouldn't have run off like that.

WESLEY I'm sure he's just worried about Cordelia.

FRED Do you ever think their relationship is maybe a little bit...icky?

Cut to:


CORDELIA You have to kill your father. You have to. Now, before anything else goes wrong.

Cut to:

58 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Willow and Fred are holding books.

WILLOW (to Fred) Ready when you are.

FRED (reading) Quod perditum est invenietur...

WILLOW (reading) Nisi mort. Nisi al finitei. Te invoc, spirit al trecerii...

Cut to:


CORDELIA You know I have fought harder than anyone to save Angel's life, but there comes a time when you have to weigh risk versus reward. And as much as I love a friend... killing Angelus now is the only way to guarantee our family's safety.

Cut to:

60 INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Gunn's still guarding the unconscious Angelus.

CORDELIA (V.O.) I know it in my heart now. You're not just protecting me. You're protecting the world.

Cut to:

61 INT. CORDELIA'S ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Lorne's looking after the unconscious Faith.

CORDELIA (V.O.) Sometimes one death can spare infinite pain.

Cut to:

62 EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT While Angel and Angelus are fighting, Faith's lying unconscious against the alley wall.

ANGEL Faith, wake up!

FAITH (wakes) I've rolled the bones. You for me.

ANGEL (walks away from the fight with Angelus to talk to Faith) I used to think that. That there'd be a point when I'd paid my dues.

ANGELUS (knocks out Angel from behind) Anybody notice a battle with your alter-ego going on here?

Cut to:

63 INT. HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor's walking purposefully down the hallway.

CONNOR (V.O.) What will I tell the others?

CORDELIA (V.O.) They can't stop you if they don't know?

CONNOR (V.O.) What about the sanctuary spell?

CORDELIA (V.O.) I can fix it. We're special, Connor.

Willow's still working on the spell to re-ensoul Angel in the lobby. She's chanting, facing the Orb of Thessulah. Connor looks over at them.

WILLOW Te implor doamne. Nu ignora accasta rugaminte lasa orbita sa fie vasul care-i va transporta sufletul la el.

CORDELIA (V.O.) Special.

Cut to:

64 EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT Angel and Angelus are fighting in the alley again. Angel leaves the fight and goes over to Faith's side, holding her up in his arms.

ANGEL Faith, listen to me. You saw me drink. It doesn't get much lower than that. And I thought I could make up for it by disappearing.

FAITH I did my time.

ANGEL Our time is never up, Faith. We pay for everything.

FAITH It hurts.

ANGEL I know. I know.

Cut to:

65 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Willow's still working on the spell to re-ensoul Angel in the lobby. She's chanting, facing the Orb of Thessulah.

WILLOW Este scris aceasta putere este dreptul poporuil meu de a conduce.

Cut to:

66 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Connor walks down the stairs into the basement.

CONNOR Hey, Gunn, you should know...(punches Gunn, knocking him out) they haven't finished the spell yet.

Cut to:

67 EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT Angel's talking to a weakened Faith.

ANGEL Get up! You have to get up now. Faith, you have to fight. I need you to fight. Do you understand what I'm saying?

Angelus sneaks up behind Angel and knocks him out with a metal pipe.

ANGELUS What won't I miss? The moralizing. Soul's already in the ether, boyo. I can smell it. How 'bout I send it off to that big puppy rescue in the sky.

FAITH (from behind) Arf arf, psycho.

ANGELUS Faith. Getting back into the game.

FAITH I guess I am.

ANGELUS (swings the pipe at Faith, but she disappears) Hey!

Cut to:

68 INT. ROOM AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Faith wakes with a start, and without missing a beat, she runs out of the room.

Cut to:

69 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Willow's still working on the spell to re-ensoul Angel in the lobby. She's chanting, facing the Orb of Thessulah.

WILLOW Asa sa fie, acum.

Cut to:

70 EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT Angelus and Angel start to glow and combine into one being.

Cut to:

71 INT. BASEMENT AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Chained Angel is mumbling to himself with Connor kneeling over him.

ANGEL (mumbling) I need you to fight.

CONNOR I'm pretty clear about what you need. (rears his hand back, revealing that he's got a stake in it)

FAITH (grabs Connor's wrist, stopping him from staking Angel) Break me off a switch, son. (throws Connor against the cage wall) There's about to be a whoppin'.

Faith and Connor fight.

LORNE (runs into the basement, followed by Fred and Wesley) She's alive. It's a miracle!

Faith continues to kick Connor's butt across the room. When he lands near the cage, Angel grabs his neck through the bars.

ANGEL Connor, it's over. It's me. Really.

Cut to:

72 INT. GARDEN AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Faith comes outside to talk to Angel.

FAITH Hey. (leans forward on the rail)

ANGEL How're you feeling?

FAITH Like I did mushrooms and got eaten by a bear.

ANGEL That about sums it up.


ANGEL And now you're going to Sunnydale.

FAITH I think I prefer the bear, but the way Willow talks it up, that's where I'm needed.

ANGEL Never stop fighting. (leans on the rail beside Faith)

FAITH Hey, I was gonna, but someone got all pep-talky on me.

ANGEL Yeah. I'm sorry I didn't get to see you. Our little brain tour notwithstanding.

FAITH (smiles) Another time.

ANGEL (stands) I have a lot to thank you for.

FAITH Well, that vice is plenty versa. I even start, it's only gonna lead to hugging, and... (shrugs, smiles)

ANGEL Right. We can't have that.


They walk inside.

Cut to:

73 INT. LOBBY AT HOTEL / ANGEL INVESTIGATIONS Faith and Angel walk inside to see Connor sitting on a couch with Gunn standing in front of him with his arms crossed.

CONNOR All right. I get it. I messed up.

FAITH Hey, cheer up, punk. That just makes you one of us.

GUNN You headed out?

FAITH Yeah, no tears, big guy. (gives Gunn a high-five)

GUNN Nah, I'm good. I just wish I could've seen you kicking the crap out of junior, here.

FAITH It was pretty funny. Wes.


FAITH See. Brits know how to say goodbye. Angel here wanted a hug.

ANGEL No, I didn't.

FAITH Been a good show.

GUNN Yeah, sit back and let the girl do all the heavy lifting.

WESLEY That's pretty much it.

FRED (walks out of the office with Willow, who's holding a book) I think that volume's outdated. You'd know better than me, but there's some interesting stuff about hellmouth. Might help.

WILLOW This is great.

FRED (extra smiley) I have to say, someday I'd love to bend your ear about the Pergamum Codex. I—I think some of the really obscure passages are actually Latin translated from a demonic tongue, and they're kind of a hoot. (giggles) All this stuff about Bacchanals and spells and—actually, I think it's probably funnier in Latin. You know how that is sometimes.

WILLOW I'm seeing someone.

FAITH Time goes by, Will.

WILLOW OK. Good. Wagons west. See you guys.

ANGEL Willow...

FAITH He's going to tell you how much he owes you.

WILLOW Aw, don't mention it. I got a slayer out of the deal, so we're even-steven. (hugs Angel) I'll tell Buffy you said hi.

ANGEL Good. Thanks.

WILLOW (starts to walk out, but stops, turn to them) Oh, um, next time you guys resurrect Angelus, call me first, OK?

Willow and Faith walk out the front door. Angel turns to face the gang.

ANGEL So, we're back.

WESLEY It would seem.

ANGEL Look, I know things have been—

CORDELIA (walks down the stairs) Sorry, Angel. But if this is the speech about how the worst is behind us, you may want to save it for later.

Cordelia's wearing an outfit that reveals her pregnancy to the gang.

Cut to:

Closing credits.

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