Angel discusses his case with Kate at the police station. Kate tells him that Ronald's lawyers are Wolfram and Hart, "the law firm that Johnnie Cochran is too ethical to join." I believe this is the same team that worked for the big bad vamp in the first episode. Anyhow, apparently they've filed a restraining order against Melissa on Ronald's behalf. Kate adds that Ronald hasn't done anything violent, and asks Angel, "Do you think he's gonna blow?" Isn't a gradual escalation to violence typical of stalking behavior, and shouldn't a police detective know that? Anyway, Angel says that he does expect the problem to get worse, and Kate says she'll "put a uniform on her building." That's gotta be a big uniform. [Insert rimshot.] Kate says that Melissa needs to get mad, and points out that even if they put Ronald in jail, "he's still winning, and she's still afraid. He took this girl's power away from her and nobody can get it back for her but her."
Angel makes his way into Ronald's office. Perusing the bookshelves, he picks out a slim volume called Anything's Possible, by Dr. Vinpir Natpudan signed, "To Ronald, Thanks for having the 'nerve' to believe. Fondly, Vin." Recognizing the value of a signed first edition of this rare work, Angel slips it into his pocket just as Ronald himself enters, demanding to know what he's doing. So that's how he's been paying the bills; Angel's an antiquarian! Angel introduces himself as "Jenson," and says he needs the doctor to remove a malignant tumor his wife has. Ronald says he could lose his license (guess Ronald's with an HMO) and that he's not interested, so Angel grabs the picture of Melissa on Ronald's desk and questions him as to who she is. Ronald says that Melissa is his fiancée. Angel asks, "Do you know what it's like to be so much a part of someone that you don't know where they [sic] end and you begin?" I dunno, do you think every Dawson has a Joey? Angel says he won't let his wife die, "while the law catches up with science. What I am willing to do is pay you whatever it takes."