Wesley gets pissy and insists that the prophecy must be stopped. Darth Burger sneers at Wesley and zaps him to the ground with some orange lightning. He tells Wesley, "Your insolence is displeasing." Strega's been saying that for almost two years now. Wesley mutters, "You try chatting with a cranky hamburger," because he's just stupid that way. Darth Burger tells Wesley that he has risked death by summoning him and wonders if that's what Wesley actually wants, telling him, "The pain in your heart begs for it." The pain in his heart? Oh, please don't tell me that Wesley's poor widdle heart is broken over Fred. God, it's all sturm and drang with these people. They're pulling that Donna Martin/Joey Potter "It" thing over Fred now, aren't they? It's his own fault for pining away after her and never saying anything. Wesley tells Darth Burger to go ahead and kill him, because he won't be stopped any other way. I cross my fingers, but Darth Burger decides to continue screwing with Wesley's head, which could possibly be more entertaining in the long run. And if it's not, I'm not going to have to be the one to recap it. The burger raises an eyebrow (really, it does) and tells Wesley, "Simple mortal, your pain is just beginning. Betrayal and agony lie in wait. And time is running out. Yet still you ignore the question." Wesley capitulates to the burger and asks him when the prophecy will come to pass. That right there was the strangest sentence I've ever written in my life. The giant burger narrows its eyes at him (second-strangest sentence), and tells him, "The first portent will shake the earth; the second will burn the air; the last will turn the sky to blood." Darth Burger clenches his cartoon fists at the end, and I chuckle at the fact that he has four fingers. I giggled so much at this when I first saw it that I missed most of the dialogue. Wesley considers the first portent and realizes it's an earthquake. He points out that they're in California. Now I wonder if all earthquakes are portents. Wasn't there one the week before Kung Pow: Enter the Fist was released? Anyway, Darth Burger repeats the portents and insists that Wesley bother the Loa no more as it morphs back into a small statue. I can't believe that the same company that produced that giant claymation snake on Buffy produced this.
In a slightly amusing scene transition, we hear a woman's voice say "I need a drink" as Wesley stares at the burger statue, before we actually cut away to a bar, where Lilah has decided to uncoil and recover from another day of evil. Lilah orders "Scotch, thirty-year-old, two ice cubes." Some loserman sits down next to Lilah and she tells him to go away. The bartender returns with Lilah's drink, which she nurses until Sahjhan appears at her side. Nobody seems to notice or care, though all the other bar patrons are human. Sahjhan apologizes for being late and makes a stupid joke about his lateness being ironic because he can shift time. Lilah is as amused as the rest of us at that one (which is to say, not at all) and tells him, "It's on." He doesn't understand. Lilah explains that the Angel plan is a go. She's outsourced the labor and is burying the costs, so the firm should be none the wiser. She finishes her drink, tells Sahjhan goodbye, and makes to leave. Sahjhan whines that he skipped one hundred and thirty-three years for the meeting and wants to engage Lilah in some small talk. Lilah sneers at him, "Right. Because we're on a date? The only reason I met you here was so that we could talk freely." So Sahjhan invites her to talk: "Would it impress you if I told you I invented Daylight Savings Time?" Who are you going to pick up with that line -- a farmer? Lilah ignores Sahjhan's nonsense and asks him why he wants Angel dead. Sahjhan responds, "I have my reasons," and doesn't elaborate, because we can only have so much plot development in a given episode. He shoots the question back at Lilah, considering that she's risking her career (and who knows what else) with this little plot. She says, "We have our history," and doesn't elaborate. She asks Sahjhan if he's afraid of Angel. He denies it. Lilah is certain that Sahjhan's afraid of something or someone. That's Sahjhan's cue to call the meeting to a close. He asks Lilah when the plan will be put in motion. She tells him it's already started.