Subtlety >> A New World

C/A spice: Mild/Medium

This is the first scene, when teenage Connor shows up a la the portal. His first order of business: try to kill Angel. Cordy tosses Angel her sword.

Cordy: Angel!

In a nutshell, Connor vs. Fang Gang fight. Angel lets Connor go. Connor runs outside into the daylight. Angel follows. Gunn and Groo hold him back. Angel returns to the hotel.

Cordy: "That was it. That was it, Angel."

Angel, pulling on his coat: "No. No, it isn't. I'm gonna go find him."

Cordy: "I mean the fight you just had. That was the vision I warned you about yesterday." (The Price)

Angel: "You never mentioned Connor!"

Cordy: "Because I only saw you."

Gunn: "Angel? I hate to bring that up, but are we sure this was Connor? Just 'cause he said 'hi, dad'?"

Angel: "That was him."

Gunn: "Couple of weeks ago he was wearing diapers. Now he's a teenager?"

Cordy: "Tell me we don't live in a soap opera."

There are so many future implications in that last line, from what I know about season 4.

Groo's been standing like perfectly still with his sword pointed at the portal.

Cordy: "Isn't your neck stiff? You've been standing exactly like that all day."

Groo: "Pylean warriors are trained for such endurance. I once happened upon a herd of Bur-beasts and as you know, engorged Bur-beasts will couple with anything that moves. I was forced to stand perfectly still for eleven days and nights."

Cordy: "So, you were never..."

Groo smiles, still not taking his eyes off the rift: "No. That honor was yours, princess."

Groo was a virgin...

Cordy, getting up: "I don't know. Angel does all that 'ninja statue, don't move a muscle or you're dead' stuff, too. Me, I wouldn't last ten minutes. Of course, heels? Not helping."

Groo: "Yes. I'm sure Angel has regaled you with his many exploits."

There's a tinge of jealousy/competition in his voice.

Cordy: "Oh, he's tried alright. But I get so bored with all that 'days of yore' crap. (Groo glances at her) Ah - I mean - they're nothing like your thrilling tales of adventure! Not that you need adventurous tales to impress me. I'm impressed by you just being you."

Groo: "But the way you constantly speak of Angel."

Now he's talking with a clenched jaw.

Cordy: "Is because these last weeks have been so hard for him. He needs me."

Then Cordy tries to reassure Groo with a kiss. As they do, they're knocked apart by a lightning bolt from the portal. Is that fate or what?

Cordy, Fred, Gunn, and Groo are debating strategy on how to close the portal. Fred suggests going to Wes for help.

Cordy: "Oh. I don't think Angel's gonna go for that."

Groo: "Yes. We must always consider Angel. Angel is our leader. We must obey his wishes."

Ya know, Groo is pretty funny. In fact, he's also nice, sweet, and not bad to look at. Why don't I like him more? - Oh wait, it's the part where he diverts Cordelia from Angel that brings him down. I have a feeling I'd like him better if it weren't for that tiny unfortunate detail.

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