At Wolfram & Hart, Angel shows Gunn the nice sketch he did of the girl. Angel says that he's sure she was bitten, because he smelled her blood. Or smelled her X chromosomes. Something. Gunn expositions that there are still two more nights of full-moon-ness, so they have to find this chick before she hurts someone. Angel is worried about the girl herself, since she won't know what's happening to her. Gunn says she'll figure it out: "McManus did, the guy you --" "Killed," Angel sighs. Gunn's tracked down McManus via police records and credit reports, which would have been Fred's job except that she's doing Wesley's job. I hope they're all keeping their résumés up-to-date. Anyway, McManus left his family a few years ago and has been traveling around the country since then. Gunn adds, "The first year or so, a few mangled bodies showed up here and there, but [for] the last six months, guy was leaving corpses like bread crumbs." Angel guesses McManus tried to fight it for a while and gave up. More awkward looping as he pontificates, "Thought he had to fight it alone -- ended up with nothing worth fighting for." As they step into the elevator, Angel adds that the girl won't have to face it alone: "She's got us."
Fred's working in her office. Spicule steps inside through the closed door, because he's a ghost, and immediately gets peeved because Fred isn't making his problem her top priority. He snits, "I'm a bloody phantom. And you and your serious-girl spectacles were gonna help me with my bloody little problem." Fred says that she "bloody will." She mentions having some ideas, and Spicule yaps, "Really? What? What ideas?" He says that the disappearances are getting worse, and lasting for longer periods. Fred asks, "How long?" Not long enough, obviously. Can anyone explain to me why she cares? All she knows is that he's the yappy ghost of a vampire with a soul, and that Angel doesn't like him. He's not offering to do anything for them; he just keeps insisting that they have to help, and gets pissy when he's not the center of their universe. He says, "If you don't do something soon, one of these times, I may not come back." And then their problem is solved. Next? Fred suggests asking Wesley for help. Spicule nixes that, claiming that they have a history. Johanna thought that Fred should have said, "You used to date?" Ominous music starts up as Spicule says, "He was a young Watcher, fresh out of the academy, when we crossed paths. It was a, what-you-call, battle of wills. And blood was spilled. Vendettas were sworn. It was a whole..." Fred interrupts, "You're so full of crap." Thank heavens. I was terrified for a minute there. Spicule says that he doesn't want anyone else to know about his "condition." They know he's a ghost; they know he vanishes sometimes. What's the secret? Maybe he doesn't want them to know that he's going to hell, because then they might think, "Well, perhaps you deserve to." Fred heads for the door while explaining that she will try to help him, but right now the were-girl is a bigger priority.