Harmony bursts into tears, and Fred gently suggests that maybe Harmony should get a cheese platter instead. Harmony insists that she did everything right, and Fred tries to explain that Angel's "feeling a little...off." But why? Because of Spicule? But then shouldn't he be snapping at everyone? This is another thing that I thought it would matter, or be explained eventually, which means that it distracted me from the little that was actually happening on the show. But maybe that's a good thing. Harmony sobs that Angel hates her. Fred claims that he doesn't, but he really, really does. For some reason. Harmony adds that everyone hates her, and Fred insists that she doesn't, adding, "It's just...I don't know you that well." Harmony instantly brightens and asks, "What are you doing after work?"
Cut to Harmony and Fred at a bar. Harmony's complaining about her life over a margarita. She tells Fred that she can't even quit her job, because she has nowhere else to go: "I tried being out on my own, all independent and evil. I'm just no good at it." Fred asks, "Isn't that a good thing?" I think Fred's assuming that, if Harmony's no good at being evil, she must be good at being good. The truth is that Harmony's just incompetent no matter what. Fred tells Harmony not to take Angel's pathological hatred personally, and insists, "He has a lot on his mind." Harmony tells Fred, "I wish I were more like you. Y'know, except for the part about being all into science and not having a lot up front." What does that leave? The miniskirts? The babbling? I think Harmony's already got those things. Harmony finally explains that Fred has two hotties after her, and tells Fred about all the office gossip about Gunn and Knox and Wesley. Well, she doesn't share all of the gossip about Wesley. Fred stammers that they all work together, "and there's a lot of baggage"; she then interrupts herself to wonder why she's sharing this with Harmony. Harmony insists, "Because we're totally bonding! We're like gal pals -- this is awesome!" She suggests that Fred can teach her about life, and she can teach Fred how to dress. I think Fred's getting the better half of that deal. Well, she lived in a cave for five years, come on. Oh, hang on, does this mean that Fred's outfits are supposed to be awful? That's somewhat reassuring.