Angel tells Cordy, "He'll come around," and Cordy says, "Sure. People always get a little funny right after they've been sadistically tortured. Well, you'd know." She hands Angel some checks and tells him to sign them. As he does so, Angel explains, "We can't arbitrarily decide whose soul is worth saving, and whose isn't." First, when did this become Good vs. Evil, because I don't remember them being concerned with saving souls before now. Second, I'm not sure that it's really "arbitrary" to judge a person based on little things like their actual behavior. As he finishes signing the checks, Cordy tears them out, and he suddenly notices that they were all made out to Cordy. "Paid vacation?" he asks. She pulls on her jacket as she explains, "Like I'm gonna stick around here while psycho case is roaming loose downstairs with three tons of medieval weaponry? Not!" As she heads out, she stops to add, "Oh, and I'm thinking, sugar high? Maybe not a great idea." Blipvert of Wesley-torture and Angel-attack, courtesy of Faith.
Cops swarm over the piles of rubble left at the scene of Faith and Angel's showdown. A young character actor enters the room, sighs, and walks over to where Kate is collecting some particularly fine bits of rubble. After some non-witty non-repartee, Kate says, "I heard we have a fugitive." The other detective says they received an arrest warrant from Sunnydale. Kate asks if there's reason to believe that this same fugitive is responsible for redecorating the apartment. Because how many violent enemies could a pimp have, after all? The detective says that the pimp identified Faith as his attacker, so they're trying to match fingerprints now. There's a scene I'd have enjoyed watching: "Yeah, that's the one! I was just innocently trying to turn her out, and she beat my head in!" Then the detective demands to know why Kate turned up on a case that isn't assigned to her, and asks, "You've heard the rumors, haven't you?" He says that the girl they're looking for is supposed to have supernatural powers, adding, "everybody knows [that] you've gone all Scully. Any time one of these weird cases crosses anyone's desk, you're always there." Kate clarifies some X-Files trivia, telling the detective that Scully is the skeptical one (though not so much these days) and Mulder is the believer. The detective scratches his head doubtfully and asks, "Scully's the chick, right?" Kate admits that she is, "but she's not the one that [sic] wants to believe." The detective asks if Kate wants to believe, and Kate says she already does, and "that's the problem," before catching a passing blipvert. For the curious: the blipverts in this episode are a stuttering variety, where there's a flash, then a normal shot so that you think it's over, and then another flash. Someday I will publish extensive documentation of these various forms of filler, and die knowing that my contribution to society is complete.