At Wesley's apartment, Gunn briefly explains that he doesn't want to be there, and tells Wesley about the crawdads. Wesley hoarsely asks, "Why come to me? I'm sure Angel will figure out a way to kill them eventually." Heh. I like the "eventually" there. Gunn says he needs to cure someone who's infected, and Wesley makes various "gosh, that's a problem. all right" noises until Gunn says, "It's Fred." At which point Wesley chuckles, "Oh, the little trollop who yelled at me in the hospital? Yeah, I'm strangely unconcerned about her problems." Oh wait, he doesn't. He just stares for a minute and pulls a bottle of vodka out of a cabinet. Gunn starts to complain, but Wesley whispers, "I was dying. Throat cut, life pouring out of me. You know why I fought to live again?" Gunn sniffs, "Wes, I don't have time." Snicker: "Can you tell me a story about your near-death experience some other time, Wesley? I'm kind of in a hurry." Wesley goes on, "I wanted to live to see my friends again. To explain to the people I loved and trusted my side of what happened." Wesley, what's to explain? You kept secrets from people, got tricked by a hamburger, went a little nuts, and fell victim to hubris. At least you've got a classical tragic flaw; that's some consolation. Wesley tosses the bottle to Gunn and says, "I'll help because it's Fred, but don't come here again. Any of you." Got that? If it was anyone but Fred, he'd let them die because they hurt his feelings. I hope Justine drops by to visit him.
Groo has turned his axe into a makeshift torch and is waving it up near the pipes to keep the crawdads away. Fred's still whining about how thirsty she is. Angel demands to know where the crawdads are from, and pours some of the water out onto the floor. Fred shrieks and attacks Angel ineffectively. He grabs her shoulders, and Fred mutters, "You're gonna die so horribly...." Then a long crack appears on her cheek, and she gasps for Angel to help her. Angel hands Fred off to Cary and tells everyone to help shut off the ovens. Angel says they have to get Fred to the hospital. Cordy worries about that whole infecting-the-city-with-crawdads problem, but Angel says that they have to take care of Fred. As the stoves are turned off, Angel starts turning the sinks on instead. Groo asks how they'll get past the crawdads, and Angel says he'll keep them busy "by giving them what they want."