Angel/Recap/S03/E19 The Price

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The Hyperion becomes infested with translucent demon slug-like thingies.

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Tropes used in Angel/Recap/S03/E19 The Price include:

Groo: This weapon will serve me better.
Angel: Little big for our purposes, isn't it?
Groo: I have had no complaints.

  • Bait and Switch: The Sluks aren't an unfortunate side-effect of Angel's black magic incantation. They are actually fleeing from Quor-toth in an attempt to escape the Destroyer, who is using them to find a rift back to our dimension.
  • Bait and Switch Comment

Groo: You and I have fought side by side on more than one occasion. Fellow warriors, shoulder to shoulder. By now, my counsel must assuredly hold weight, so I beseech you to heed my words. "Pomegranate Mist" is the wrong color for this room.

Angel: Groo. Damsel in distress. You know the drill.

Groo: You said... earlier. Angel's feelings were your only concern. He is all that matters.
Cordy: Oh. Oh, no, Grooey... I-- I meant, work priority. Work. You see? You. You're my... other... stuff priority. You get that, right?

Angel: Glad to hear you're enjoying this, 'cause somebody's got to go down to the basement and shut off the power.
Gunn: (shaking his head) Nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh... (Cut to a nervous Gunn creeping down the stairs of a Creepy Basement)

Groo: You are truly a goddess.
Cordelia: Well, demoness, anyway. Sure beats horns and a tail.
Lorne: (offended) Hey. I'm standing right here.

Cordy: Oh my God! We have a pool?

    • After defeating the Sluks, Lorne reminds everyone that Possessed!Fred to them the Sluks were being driven into this world by the Destroyer, which was coming specifically for Angel. Fred calculates that the Destroyer should be arriving right Cue arrival through the rift of a huge slavering monster with big teeth.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Averted -- Fred can't take over the role of demonologist just because she's their resident brain.
  • Open Says Me: Cordelia comes across the chained doors to the Hyperion ballroom and asks, "Do we even have keys for this?" Angel gives a sly grin and does his thing.
  • Perp Sweating: Angel interrogating the Sluk inside Fred by withholding water from her. Except Fred is too dried out to sweat.
  • Power Glows: The Miracle of Saint Cordy.
  • Power of Friendship: Averted. Stung by his former friends' ostracism, Wesley turns down the opportunity to build some bridges. He tells Gunn how to expel the Sluk from Fred, but says he's not to seek his help again.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: Lilah and Gavin think that Angel trying to smother his friend is a sign of this. Locking a roomful of people in with two vampires the previous year doesn't count. They were, after all, lawyers.
  • Speak in Unison

Angel & Cordelia: "We saw it." / "You saw it?"

  • Stab the Scorpion: Cordy is trying to convince Groo that Angel isn't more important to her than he is when Groo gets a killer look in his eye and raises his axe. Cordy is babbling that they can work this out when she realises he's looking at a Sluk crawling up the wall behind her, ready to pounce.
  • Swiss Cheese Security / Failed Attempt At Drama: Lilah uses an enchanted tarantula kept inside a combination-locked box to enter the password of her encrypted email, only for Gavin to walk into her office and smugly tell her its contents.
  • Tempting Fate: Angel impales a Sluk with a thrown dagger.

Lorne: Well Go Team! That wasn't so-- (Sluk pulls free and wriggles off)

He is such a sweetie. So loyal. And loving. Like a puppy-dog. I know. That didn't sound very good. But he is. A puppy-dog. A sexy, well-built, go-all-night, puppy-dog. Okay, that sounded worse.

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