Melissa Gilbert, or someone who looks an awful lot like her, escorts Cordy and Doyle into a charming furnished apartment. It's also got a fireplace, just like Angel's place. I had no idea that fireplaces were so common in Southern California apartments. ["They're not." --Wing Chun] Cordy declares that it's perfect, and agrees to take it. Let's all just choose to believe that they discussed how much rent was already, and we didn't see that part, okay? As Half-Pint goes to fill out the "rental forms" (Is there some reason I don't know to avoid the word "lease" there?), Cordy gestures to a dividing wall and says, "First thing, I hire someone to take out that wall." Doyle says he thought she said it was perfect, but Cordy explains "Part of it [sic] being perfect is there being one tiny little flaw for me to fix." Doyle suggests, "That must be why you find me so fascinating." Cordy, bless her, snorts but otherwise ignores him. Not only can she afford this place for what she was paying to live in the roach hotel, but she can afford to plan modifications to the architecture? Cordy and Doyle stroll away, so they don't notice when that wall Cordy dislikes start to morph out into the shape of a face. Uh oh, it looks like it's Angel versus The Frighteners!
So, in End of Days am I supposed to root for Arnold Schwarzenegger and against Gabriel Byrne? 'Cause that's not gonna happen.
Oh, hey, remember back when that demon grabbed Angel? Well, they're still fighting. Angel slams the dapper demon's head into various things and learns that his name is Griff, and that since Doyle hasn't repaid his mysterious employer, Griff is going to kill Doyle. Griff asks why a vampire would help "some little demon half-breed." Angel threatens Griff, and Griff agrees to let Angel get the money from Doyle. Meanwhile, Cordy sleeps in her new home. The radio switches on, playing "You Always Hurt the Ones You Love," drawers mysteriously open and close. A woman hisses, "What do you think you're doing here? You never should have come." The captioning adds, "What do you think you are, you little tramp?" A drawer slams shut suddenly, waking Cordy. Back at the office, Doyle says Angel didn't do much good, since Doyle still doesn't have the money to repay his debt. Eventually it occurs to him to thank Angel anyway, though. Angel decides to switch from vampire detective to vampire psychiatrist, and asks Doyle why he lives the way he does. Doyle says it keeps his expectations from getting too high, which I don't think is much of an answer, and theorizes that Angel would understand that. Angel says he does, but points out, "This kind of life sort of picked me. You don't have to do it this way. What happened?" Doyle insists, "Things aren't all gloom in Doyle City." Doyle City? Doyle says that Cordy is one of the bright spots in his life, which suggests just how bad things are for Doyle, and he speculates about how grateful Cordy will be to him for her new apartment. Well until she learns that he only helped her so Angel would protect him, at least.