Angel steps out of an elevator into a hallway intermittently lit by a flickering light. How very David Lynch. We see the motorcyclist's boots climbing the stairs. In a vain attempt to make us jump, a cleaning woman suddenly pops out of a room and then, her work here complete, goes off to menace Steve Martin. Angel opens the door to Barney's room and is suddenly shoved inside by the silhouetted biker. He turns to see a dark figure leveling the crossbow at him. The figure steps into the light...revealing...oh, it's just Wesley. Who looks almost attractive, until he makes the mistake of opening his mouth to say, "Hello, Angel."
Post-break. Clad in a leather jacket, leather pants, and a black t-shirt, Wesley says, "I'll wager you never thought you'd see me again." Angel smirks, and says, "To tell you the truth, I hadn't given it much thought one way or the other." So he's been spared the ongoing dread that the rest of us have been suffering under. Wesley, still holding the crossbow, starts telling Angel not to make any sudden moves, so of course Angel has to swat the crossbow against the wall. Damn you, Wesley, for Angel seem marginally cool by comparison. Angel notes that Wesley has adopted a different look, and asks if the Watchers' Council is trying a new image. Wesley says that he doesn't work for the Council any more, and implies that he decided to strike out on his own to battle evil. "They fired you," summarizes Angel. Wesley denies this, and insists that since Buffy had turned her back on the Council, there was no one to Watch, "And that's why I became a Rogue Demon Hunter." Angel manages not to laugh. Wesley says he's on the trail of a "particularly nasty bugger" at the moment, and tells Angel to stay out of his way. Angel insists that Wesley has the wrong demon. Wesley says he's followed a trail of mutilated corpses: "Each of the victims possessed some unique power: telepathy, poison tongues, healing hands...Whatever the physical source of their power it was ripped, gouged, torn from their corpses." They conclude that the murderer is taking these powers for some nasty purpose. Angel describes Barney to find out if that's who Wesley is after, but Wesley describes the killer as "quite enormous, and powerful. More of a yellow-green. And it seems lately to be secreting some sort of viscous fluid." "Like that?" asks Angel, noting some goo that has been dripping onto Wesley's shoulder. Wesley and Angel look up just as the new demon drops down onto them from the ceiling. He's not actually that enormous, but he seems to be reasonably powerful. Wesley is hurled across the room, and Angel is kicked to the floor. Wesley shoots the demon with his crossbow, causing it to jump out through the window and run away.