Cordy babbles about how nice it was to have "a simple crime-lord case," while Angel pours himself a cup of coffee to brood over. "Wait. You've got pensive-face," she says, getting up from behind the desk. Angel says that he always has pensive-face, so Cordy amends her statement to "pensiver-face." Angel says that he's still worried about Little Tony, and that he has a bad feeling about the situation, while Cordy slides her feet around on the floor. Cordy finally says, "I just find it endlessly fascinating how your instincts are so highly attuned when it comes to boring old evil, but you have yet to make any mention of these new shoes." Angel stammers, "Look, Cordelia, women's shoes...men..." Just then Doyle enters and immediately remarks, "Great shoes! New?" Cordy whaps Angel on the shoulder. Doyle, desperate to prove that he does serve some purpose on this show, tells them that, according to one of his sources, Little Tony is planning something. Angel asks for more information, but that's all Doyle knows. "I thought he might be planning something," nods Angel. "See? You were right," says Doyle.
At a bar, not D'Oblique, Kate gets kudos for her collar of Little Tony. She sees her dad, and goes to join him. He congratulates her, adding, "Here's hoping the bust doesn't fall apart before you finish filing the paperwork." I wonder if Kate feels hurt and rejected by his lack of support. You think? Cupid comes up and shows Kate a memo about some new mandatory sensitivity training for all the cops. "Think they'll make us hug?" Cupid asks. "I'm not hugging you, sweat-boy," Kate sighs. Sweat-boy? Kate's dad says, "In my day, we didn't need any damn sensitivity." Anyone picking up on a theme yet?
The next day, Allen the chirpy therapist lectures a room full of cops. He pulls out a talking stick, saying, "It's our contract with each other. Whoever holds this has the freedom to express himself or herself freely, without judgment, within the confines of this room." Allen hands the stick to a burly cop named Heath. Allen delves into Heath's family history. To my disappointment, Allen does not say, "Describe to me, in single words, only the good things that come into your mind about your mother." However, he does ask if there's anything Heath always wanted to say to his mother. "Will you marry me?" suggests Kate from the back of the room. Allen offers the talking stick to Kate, and when she hesitates, asks her if she's afraid to try it. Allen tells her that fear turns to anger, and anger turns to inappropriate sarcasm. He neglects to mention that bad television leads to completely appropriate sarcasm.