Gunn hangs up the phone after leaving a message for Fred with someone. Cary gives a caller a temporary fix for problems with bleeding walls: "Spritz it with a little 409; we'll get back to you." Gunn says he's going to go for a drive, presumably looking for Fred. Cary grabs his coat, too, saying, "I'll hang my head out the window, see if I can pick up the Burkle vibe." Gunn asks if Cary really can detect Fred that way, and Cary says, "No, but it sounds comforting, and I could use the air." Wesley enters, declaiming, "It is a bit ripe in here." Does he just lurk outside the door and eavesdrop until he can make a quippy entrance? Gunn tells Wesley that Fred's out. "Didn't ask," sniffs Wesley. "Didn't have to," Gunn responds. Wesley has no answer for that, so he obligingly asks where Fred is, and then Gunn snarls that it's none of Wesley's business, and finally Cary intervenes by pointing out that there's bigger weirdness than Wesley afoot. Everyone agrees that something strange is going on. It took them half an hour to figure that out. Wesley suggests that they "pool [their] data," and Gunn replies, "Go pool yourself." Hee. He says he's going to look for Fred. Angel interrupts, "No, you're not." 'Cause of the apocalypse, or whatever. Okay, so we've officially established that everyone thinks something bad is happening. Can we move on now? I know this episode is all set-up, but it doesn't have to feel like it's all set-up. So much talking. Sigh.
Cut to everyone looking over papers covered in various scrawls. Angel explains that the papers are everything that Wolfram & Hart's people could decipher from Cary's reading of Cordy. Got that? Wesley asks, "They just handed these over?" Angel doesn't look at Wesley as he replies, "Lilah? She can be very giving." Wesley blinks and looks at Angel. Hee. Angel goes on to explain, "She's got an interest in stopping the end of the world before it ruins Wolfram & Hart's end of the world." Angel's clever plan is to figure out what's happening, and then "do something large and violent." Brilliant. But it's always worked for him before, I suppose. Angel tells Cary that if he'd retained the knowledge Wolfram & Hart took out of his head, he'd have died. Really? When did Angel learn that? As Cary goes to answer the phone, Angel tells him to mark the location of the disturbances on a map to see if they're concentrated anywhere.