Demon-boy has vanished by the time Angel picks himself up off the floor. Just as he turns around, Kate runs in. "What are you doing here?" asks Angel. Then Kate sees the gross Sharon corpse. Angel starts saying "I know what this looks like," but Kate interrupts by aiming a pistol at him and showing him her badge. "So do I," she says. Whoopsie! And: Hey, a plot twist!
Kate starts giving Angel the Miranda warning, but he waives his rights. Or maybe he just waives his right to remain silent, since he says "I waive it." Hm, was Angel a lawyer at some point? 'Cause he might be able to get off on that technicality if he was arrested. Kate says she's been tracking him since last night. Angel tries to explain, or maybe to sum up, "We're on the same side. I'm tracking this guy too." She asks if he's a private investigator. Angel: "More or less." Kate: "Where's your license?" Angel: "That's the less part." Kate says this is "the carving job of an impotent sicko." I would use a harsher word than "sicko" there if I were a detective with the LAPD. She tries to bait him, "It's frustrating isn't it? Not being able to connect, to love like other people?" Angel says "He gives them what they're longing for -- hope...that their loneliness might end." Then he baits Kate right back, mentioning her inability to trust people. Kate gets ready to cuff him, and Angel apologizes before kicking her aside and jumping out the window. He crash-lands on a parked car, and Kate dashes to the window only to see him scampering away. As Kate turns to give chase, we see that Demon-boy has been hiding on the window ledge all along.
Doyle and Cordy enter her nasty, unkempt apartment. Apparently Angel told them to meet him there. Cordy answers a knock at the door and finds Angel there. She says "Oh my God, are you okay?" I have no idea why she says this, because he looks a little breathless but completely normal otherwise. Angel hesitates at the door, "I can't, um..." Doyle tells Cordy that she needs to invite Angel in: "As long as you're alive, vampires -- they can't cross your threshold unless you invite 'em in." Ah, so that's how they're getting around Angel's B&E earlier (and in the last episode): the homeowners were dead. That seems bound to put a crimp in his rescuing business. Anyway, Cordelia makes Angel promise he'll "stay good" and then invites him in. Angel brings them up to speed on Kate's suspicions of him. They start to tell him about the list of eviscerating demons they've come up with, but he says, "I saw it. It's a burrower." Cordy: "It's a donkey? Oh. We didn't see any donkey demons." Hee: donkey demons. He asks them to look for ways to kill the demon, and says he's heading back to the bar. Cordy asks why it'll go back there, and Angel says "It's gotta keep trying to make the connection." "Why?" asks Cordy. Angel answers, "Because that's what lonely people do." Every time someone says "make the connection," I think of Oprah's fitness book. Also, couldn't the demon possibly go to a different bar? And finally: why bother to meet for that five-minute conversation? Couldn't Angel have conveyed all that over the phone?