Fred continues down the hall and bustles into Wesley's office with a list of items she needs. She starts to leave immediately, but Wesley sniffs, "Hello, Wesley, nice to see you." Fred apologizes while he skeptically looks over the list of magic and science reference books. She asks when she can get them, and Wesley says, "If I exploit every connection I've made over the last month as the new head of Research & Intelligence...twenty minutes." Hee hee. Not the twenty minutes joke -- he's in charge of intelligence! Wolfram & Hart is doomed! Wesley says he'll get the boos for Fred under one condition: "Dinner." Ew. Fred starts to "ew" as well, but Wesley clarifies that she needs to eat something and get some rest. And go to a salon -- her hair has been very weird this season. Fred insists that she's fine and turns toward the door, then screams. Because Eve is standing behind her. Eve chirps, "Hey, got a sec?"
Cut to Angel's office. Angel sits behind his desk, having a serious chat with Fred, while Eve watches for no readily apparent reason. Angel somewhat nervously says he understands that Fred's stressed out by her new job. Fred interrupts to repeat that she's going to get some rest and take better care of herself. Angel says that isn't why he wanted to talk to her. Then he flips over his desk, vamps out, and roars, "What did you do with my amulet? I know you've got it -- I can smell it on you!" Not really. It turns out that the Practical Science department is way over budget. Eve specifies that Fred's $800 grand over her quarterly budget, "and the quarter ain't over yet, sweetie." They're really taking all of the glamour out of being evil, here. Fred explains that she's had to spend a lot of money because giving Spicule his body again is a tricky problem. Angel whoas, "Whoa!" He says that he just wanted Fred to get Spicule out of the building, not make him corporeal. You know, I think that from now on, whenever they do obligatory exposition about the show's premise, I'm going to substitute some explanation of this site. Which is at least, if not more, necessary, judging by some of the email we get. So Fred says, "Television Without Pity provides highly detailed summaries, or 'recaps,' of television shows." Fred lists the reasons to help Spicule: "He just saved the world; vampire with a soul; fighting for the good of humanity -- ring anything?" Yeah, a death knell. She adds, "He's just like you, a champion." Angel folds his arms and grumbles, "God, I really hate that word." Heh. Fred argues that Spicule would be a huge help if he fought on their side, and Angel points out that Spicule only cares about himself. "And Buffy," Fred adds. Eve mews with interest, and Angel grumpily agrees, "He does care about Buffy, so where do you think he's gonna run off to as soon as his fresh new feet hit the ground?" Wait, if Spicule gets a body, he might leave? Where's the problem? Frankly, I'd be totally supportive of his relationship with Buffy as long as I don't have to watch it. Angel warns Fred against falling for Spicule's charms, but she insists, "I'm not some idiot schoolgirl with a crush." Unlike...well, why don't you fill in your own punchline there, and save me from picking just one. It's like Mad Libs. Fred claims, "It's about doing what's right. Remember?" Angel ponders that, or else he just decides he doesn't really care enough about the budget to argue with a crazy girl about this stuff, so he tells Fred that the decision is hers. He stands up and adds, "Just don't be disappointed if it doesn't work. Some people can't be saved."