|Angel to Cordy: you think Angelus is smarter than me?|
from Awakening (Season 4)
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CORDELIA: They're all going to die—the flowers, plants, trees—without sun. I'm just realizing... I just came to say that I'm on your side. Angelus is the jumbo family-sized bad of bad ideas. He'd be a danger to all of us. You made the right call. Wesley, the others...they don't get it.
ANGEL: But you do.
CORDELIA: Well, if I didn't when Angelus was loose and killing in Sunnydale, then reliving his past horrors in virtual wide-screen sense surround during my tenure in floatyville pretty much makes me an expert.
ANGEL: Right. Do you— Do you think Connor's right, that I'm being used by the Beast without even knowing?
CORDELIA: (quickly) No.
ANGEL: Are you just saying that?
CORDELIA: Yes. I don't know, Angel. It's possible.
ANGEL: Well, if I am, then I'm already a danger to you, all of you.
CORDELIA: Well, not like Angelus would be. I mean, he's—he's smart.
ANGEL: Excuse me?
CORDELIA: Well, you know what I mean...
ANGEL: You're saying Angelus is smarter than me.
CORDELIA: No, I mean....you're smart. He's just—
CORDELIA: But in that twisted, sadistic, ruthless kind of way.
ANGEL: Like the Beast.
CORDELIA: Yes. Exactly. They think alike, always a step or two ahead of us. I mean, what is it about evil that jacks up the I.Q. points? It's like whenever...(notices Angel's resolute face) What? (Angel stands, walks back into the building) Angel.
ANGEL: We're going to need a cage.
ANGEL: Strong one. About 10 x 12, steel reinforced, 2-inch bars, maybe 3. I'll make some calls.
(goes into his office and shuts the door)
GUNN: What—do you think something like that's gonna hold the Beast?
WESLEY: It's not for the Beast. It's for him.
written by: David Fury and Steven S. DeKnight; Original transcript by CariCranberry. Edited and formatted for this site by me.. Full transcript at: