What a script! There are so many witty things in here, one liners, banter but of course the outstanding must be the opening sequence with Spike doing a running commentary whilst watching Angel and the girl talking. (Wonder what the two actors were saying to each other?)
At the same time there is a serious theme running. Angel has hidden the ring which is what Spike is after, so is gruesomely tortured by the creepy Marcus. The 7th cavalry in the shape of Oz, Cordy and Doyle come to his rescue. Always nice to see David Boreanaz's torso even if it is stuck through with hot pokers.
The heroic side of Angel comes to the fore when he retrieves the Ring. Wearing it, he walks in the sunlight which he hasn't been able to do for some 200 odd years and then after watching the sun go down he smashes it, condemning himself to continue with his life in the darkness. He feels the Powers That Be have brought him back ( from the hell dimension) for a reason.
Great to see Spike again.