Angelus tells Gunn that he respects the way Gunn sticks to his strengths: "You don't try to change. Because you know your place." The flame-thrower is on low simmer, much like Gunn's temper. The conversation turns to Fred, and when Gunn mopes that "It's her life," Angelus gasps and wonders if he missed Gunn getting dumped. He insists that everyone saw the breakup coming after their encounter with Dr. Seidel. Gunn looks startled, and Angelus says, "Come on, even Angel's not that stupid. The way things changed between the two of you. The furtive looks. All that guilt. Nothing like your first murder." Angelus promises not to tell anyone what Fred did, and Gunn blurts, "She didn't!" before realizing what he's said. Angelus chortles, "So it was you! Steppin' up and being the man!" Angelus adds that Fred should have been grateful for Gunn's help, but instead "she still goes for the broody, smart guy, all mysterious and tortured. I guess, when you think about it, for the first time in your life you just weren't dark enough." Gunn jumps up and blasts the flame-thrower into the cage, looking extremely angry and also kinda hot. Angelus jumps back, and when Gunn shuts the flame-thrower off, he laughs merrily. You have to admire his sense of humor. I think.
In the office, Fred frets that she could only use the Orb of Thesulah to restore Angel's soul if the soul had "moved on to an afterlife or something." Wesley assures her that they'll figure something out, "the way [they] always do. [With] skill, perseverance...luck." He adds that they'll be all right, and Fred almost sarcastically adds, "As long as we stick together." Wesley sounds like the repressed, maladjusted twerp he really is as he says, "What happened between me and Gunn...I didn't mean...That's not what I wanted. Could you tell him that?" Oh, Wesley. You're so pathetic. The words you want are "I'm sorry," not "That's not what I wanted," and the person to say those words to is Gunn, not Fred. Fred looks understandably bewildered by this request -- which would be inappropriate for Wesley to make even if Fred wasn't the topic of the fight -- and hesitantly says, "I don't think he'll listen. We're not together anymore." Wesley looks shocked, and I do give him a little credit for saying, "Oh," instead of "Yippee!" He asks if he's to blame for the breakup, and Fred non-answers that things "haven't been right" for a while. Wesley drapes himself in another layer of slime as he whispers, "This is the part where I'm supposed to say 'I'm sorry,' and I'm really trying to be, but --" Lilah and Cordelia suddenly enter. Cordy asks if Wesley's making progress, and Lilah smirks, "Sure looks like he's trying," while giving Fred a knowing glance. Wesley quickly decides that it's his turn to go watch Angelus downstairs.