Angel/Recap/S02/E20 Over the Rainbow

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Cordelia's friends (and a reluctant Host) follow her into the demon dimension of Pylea where Cordelia has been forced into slavery.

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Tropes used in Angel/Recap/S02/E20 Over the Rainbow include:

Gunn: "It's no use. This thing's made out of some magical alloy."
Wesley: "Really? (Looks at his chains) How can you tell?"
Gunn: "I can't. I'm just making myself feel better."

  • Buffy-Speak: The portal "swirly-hole thingy".
  • Casual Kink: On being told they would split up going through the portal and maybe end up on opposite sides of the planet, Angel suggests handcuffs to bind them together, only they don't have handcuffs. Wesley starts to cheerfully disagree, then quickly shuts up.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Wolfram & Hart attorney Gavin Park will return in Season 3, taking the role of Lilah Morgan's rival previously held by Lindsey.
  • Cliff Hanger: Ahem Our heroes are hauled before Pylea's matriarchal ruler to be executed. They decide to go down fighting and jump their guards as they're hauled inside the throne room, only to find Princess Cordelia giving them the hairy eyeball.
  • Comically Missing the Point

Lorne: "Just remember, keep your heads down. Xenophobia's kind of a watch-word where I'm from."
Gunn: "I don't get it. Why're they afraid of Xena? I mean, I think she's kind of fly."
Wesley: "Xenophobia. Fear of foreigners?"
Gunn: "Oh. Then can we pretend I didn't just say that?"

  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Averted. Two Wolfram & Hart lawyers arrive to inspect the Hyperion. Angel puts on his Game Face and tells them it's a bad idea. One of the lawyers gets an Oh Crap look on his face, but Gavin Park calmly points out that they'll just go to the real estate agent and compel his co-operation and if he still refuses, "I'm sure that somewhere in your lease agreement there must be one or two loop holes to be...exploited."
  • Eureka Moment

Angel: "I'm just waiting for Wes to have that Eureka moment."
Wes: [off screen] "Eureka!"
Lorne: "You mean he actually really says 'Eureka'?"

  • Evil Is Petty: Wolfram & Hart intend to buy up the lease on the Hyperion when it expires.

Angel: "You got to be kidding me. You guys couldn't get me to turn evil, so now you wanna evict me? You know, they're trying to annoy me to death."

(Angel and the gang get into a fight with the demon villagers)
Wesley: I think we're winning!
(cut to them tied up in the town square)

  • Hands Off My Fluffy: A nice Double Subversion -- Cordelia is chased by a vicious beast who catches her and... licks her face?. Whew. Then the pet's owner showed up, congratulated the "dog" and chained Cordelia. Unfortunately, it turns out that while the beast was a pet, it was a hound hunting... humans.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: On realising that Cordy has been accidentally sucked through the portal, the Host laments the fact that he can't get drunk. On realising he's stuck in Pylea without the book that can get him back to Earth, he laments the fact that there's no gin and tonic in this dimension to get drunk on.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: A non-speaking version when Trensiduf and Vakama are arguing over how much Cordelia is worth. Vakma points out that Cordelia is too skinny, "and ugly too." Cordelia (who's Bound and Gagged) immediately emits a squeal of protest, whereupon Vakma offers one pig for her.
  • In the Hood: The priests of the Covenant of Trombli.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The Host on travelling back to Pylea.

"I'd rather have a hydrochloric acid facial. I'd rather invite a hive of wasps to nest in my throat. I'd rather sit through a junior high school production of Cats!"

Fred: "I'm not crazy. Well, crazy, but I'm not wrong."

  • Psychic Powers: Spoofed when Lorne consults a psychic for the location of the next portal; she's earning money working a psychic hotline.

Aggie: "Ah, you know the business. Vague predictions, lengthy pauses; anything to keep the numbers rolling."

Cordy: "Right. Good one, Cor. Scream very loudly so the hellbeasts come to you."

Gunn: "Who had the book?"
Angel: "Wesley."
Wesley: [same time] "Angel."
Wes and Angel: "No I didn't!"
Wes and Angel: "Yes you did!"

Vakma: "Shut up, Cow! Trensiduf of the Gathwok Clan was right. You talk too much."

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