Wesley is, wackily enough, at a store that sells...stuff. I dunno, it looks kind of like a museum gift shop. Wesley claims that the items are actually "wizard supplies," and I wouldn't have guessed that the prominently featured champagne bucket would be something wizards have to go to a special store for, but what do I know? Wesley expresses concern for Virginia's safety. Virginia shops. She says she's looking for a present for her father's fiftieth birthday party tomorrow night. She looks over some talismans, saying that they are "images of the goddess Yeska, his favorite creepy deity." Wesley suggests that she go for the iron version, since "one good spell" would melt a gold version. Virginia talks about how her dad used to teach her about runes and so on, but they don't bond like that any more, and guess what? There's a character on this show who has a troubled relationship with her father. I know, I know, they're breaking new ground here. Go lie down, breathe deeply, the shock will pass.
Wesley insists, "Your father obviously loves you, too. He's gone to some trouble to protect you." Virginia sniffs, "He has his car insured, too." Then she notices that Wesley is resting his hand on a decorative cross atop a helmet. Wesley winces, and plunges his hand into the handy ice-bucket (so that's why a wizard would need to buy a -- guh?). Then he flinches again because the ice is all cold and stuff. Two heavies stroll up beside Virginia and one tells her, "We're going now. Say goodbye to the pretty guy." Virginia stage-whispers, "Angel!" The bad guy steps back and asks, "The vampire?" Wesley pulls off his glasses and says, "Yes, I'm Angel. The vampire with a soul. Fighting for my redemption with...with...killing evil demons." He goes on to describe himself as a "scourge of the demon world," and says, "I don't kill humans...unless I'm angry." Virginia makes a daring break for freedom by slowly edging over to Wesley's side. The baddies admit that they're working for Lanier, and Wesley tells them to go. He suddenly covers his face with his hand, as if trying to keep his game face from appearing, and instructs them to tell Lanier, "Forget about the girl." Exit the baddies. Wesley puts his glasses back on and suggests to the easily-awed Virginia that it's time to go home.
Angel and Magev battle with their sticks on a lovely covered bridge overlooking Boggy Creek. Magev taunts him, "You're wimping! This ain't Riverdance -- fight!" Angel says that he is fighting, and Magev says he's holding back. "Why can't you let go?" he asks. Angel hisses, "If I let it, it'll kill you." "It?" Magev asks. I automatically chant, "We all float down here!" Angel explains, "The demon." Magev says that Angel is the demon: "That's the thing you've spent so much energy trying to conceal." Angel says that he can't let it control him. Magev nods, and then trips Angel with the stick. "You don't think it controls you?" Magev wonders, and walks away.