Lilah strolls the corridors of Wolfram & Hart, talking on her cellphone about a 300\% increase in something unspecified. Oh, her hair. They'd finally figured out how to do her hair, and now I guess they forgot. Or maybe this is yet another sign of the apocalypse: "Yea, and in the last days, the servants of recurring and never-very-threatening evil shall be tormented with hair that takes the form of ugly ringlets." Anyway, as she reaches her office, she says that she wants Gavin to come to her office, adding, "Somebody's trying to muscle in on our apocalypse." She opens the door and sees Angel sitting on the edge of her desk.
Lilah gripes, "How did you get in here? Vampire detectors, my ass." She assumes that Angel wants to have their long-delayed chat about sucking out bits of Cary's brain. To save time, she summarizes their conversations: "You threaten me, I threaten you, yada yada yawn. Jump directly to the 'throwing you out on your thick, meaty head,' because you know what? You're not getting anything out of me this time, either." Angel says that he didn't expect to: "But Gavin? He was more accommodating." Lilah turns and sees a gagged and bound Gavin sitting in a chair. Lilah grins at the sight and asks why Angel didn't torture Gavin some more. Angel admits, "Really wanted to, but he wouldn't stop talking long enough for me to get into it." Lilah prods Angel into recapping what he's learned. He says that nobody can decipher the information they got from Cary, and that when Wolfram & Hart's psychics try to figure it out, their heads explode. Cool! Angel also claims that Lilah's scared: "You're afraid of what's coming. Maybe we can help each other. The enemy of my enemy --" "Can kiss my ass," Lilah finishes. Angel points out that, per Gavin, Wolfram & Hart doesn't know what's going on. He says that if she helps him, maybe he can keep the coming badness from messing up Wolfram & Hart's plans for...coming badness. And if Angel gets killed instead, Lilah still comes out ahead. Lilah ponders this very silly argument.
Cordy paces around in Connor's Runaway Hideaway and suddenly grabs her coat. Connor immediately pops out to ask where she's going. Cordy tries to insist that she just wants to take a walk, but quickly gives up and admits that the visions are pulling her toward something. Connor asks, "So you were gonna go face it by yourself?" Somehow, this leads to Cordy whining that when she was a Higher Being, she wanted to be human again. Now she is, but she doesn't know why. She wonders, "Am I on vacation? Did I go cosmic AWOL? Did I do something to piss off The Powers That Be and get kicked out? Why am I here?" Connor says she's important. Cordy brushes that off, and Connor repeats, "You're important to me." Cordy observes that Connor's got Angel's knack for "saying the right words," and I giggle at the idea that Angel has such a knack, but whatever. Connor jokes, "Complete sentences. I've been working on it." He actually smiles -- which is kind of exciting because it happens so rarely -- and then looks down. Cordy ponders, and decides that maybe she was sent back to defeat the evil beast from chocolate-land. She heads for the door, and Connor insists on tagging along.