Wesley and Angel return to the Hyperion with the latest prophetic book. Angel thanks Wesley for soothing his pathetic ego. Wesley suggests that having another warrior around "may be an asset." I think you can drop the "may be," for heaven's sake. Wesley goes on to insist that Angel and Groo are two totally different people. Naturally, they are immediately faced with the sight of the remade Groo, with short spiky hair and a black leather jacket. The soundtrack rouses itself for some more "See, it's funny!" tweedle-deedle-dee-ing. Angel smiles at Groo and asks where Cordy is.
Cordy's in the office. Angel enters and points out that Groo is wearing his clothes. Cordy, who should have had someone do her hair while she was having spa day, blithers about how nicely Angel's clothes fit Groo, and then before Angel can interrupt, says, "I need your help." Angel asks if she had a vision, but Cordy says no, it's personal, and she wouldn't ask but it's something only he can do. Angel smoothes the irritation from his face, takes Cordy's shoulders and has her sit down, then sits himself. Cordy goes on stammering that Angel's already done so much for her, and she hates to ask him for anything else, and so on. Angel looks very sincere and caring as he looks at her and finally says, "Just tell me what I can do." This just makes me mad. Because I think the only times I've really liked Angel are when he's being a good friend to Cordy in scenes like this one, and now it's all ruined. Oh wait, I also like him when he's beating up Riley. And punching Buffy. But those things don't happen very often, so it's mostly seeing him be Cordy's friend that I like. And now scenes like that are just set-up for stupid punchlines like having Cordy say, "I need you to help me have sex. With Groo." The soundtrack spasms again as we pan over to see Groo out in the lobby. It's funny because, you know, um...well, Cordy said "sex." I suppose that might be funny somehow. Use the commercial break to recover from this remarkable display of wit. Sometimes I think maybe I'm being too hard on the show. But then I watch it.