Which, of course, means we're cutting to Wesley, opening his door. To Lilah. She explains that she didn't think he'd take her call, so she thought she'd just come by in person. She asks whether Wesley's going to invite her in, and when he says, "No," she casually pushes his arm aside and walks into the apartment. She looks around and notes the lack of flowers, get-well cards, or "those balloons with the smiley faces on 'em." Off Wesley's stare, Lilah says, "I guess when she slit your throat, she nicked your sense of humor." Wesley deadpans that he finds Lilah's presence "extremely funny." He guesses that she's there to offer him a job. Lilah needles Wesley about the MoG rejecting him. Wesley and Lilah go back and forth, with Lilah praising his intelligence while Wesley notes that she wants his "knowledge of Angel Investigations." See, here's my problem: what's to know about Angel Investigations? Lilah knows where they are, she knows how they work, she's got the Nyazian scrolls. What secret knowledge about them can Wesley provide? Apart from where they all get their money. Lilah tries to tempt Wesley with Wolfram & Hart's occult library, not to mention a "medical, dental, 401k package." Hey, Angel didn't offer dental insurance. Go for it, Wesley. Lilah finally says it was worth a shot, and gives Wesley a present. Which turns out to be a copy of Dante's Inferno. Lilah notes that it's a copy from the 1500s, "in the original Tuscan." Wesley casually tosses it across the room. He threw a rare book. He. Must. Die. Then Lilah and Wesley go on an expositional journey about Dante's description of Hell, to make sure we all know that in the deepest level in Hell -- in Satan's center mouth -- is Judas. Lilah sums things up: "The worst spot in Hell is reserved for those who betray." She heads for the door and leans in close to add, "So don't pretend you're too good to work for us."
Episode Report CardStrega: B | 747 USERS: B-
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