Back at the office, Gunn is telling Angel about the arrangements they've made to deal with McManus's body. I have been on the edge of my seat for twenty minutes wondering about that little loose end, too. Angel's paying about as much attention to Gunn as I am. Angel is worried about Nina, and I'm worried about my sanity. Gunn tries reassuring Angel that he's doing everything he can, but Angel grumbles, "Don't need a pep talk right now. Just do your job." Gunn harrumphs off. Johanna asks if Angel just kicked Gunn out of Gunn's own office. I don't think Angel kicked him out, exactly. He just passive-aggressively annoyed him out. Johanna also points out that the chair Angel's sitting in is enormous. It's this huge, brown, ugly, square thing, and David Boreanaz is a big guy, but he looks like Edith Ann sitting in it. Cary wanders in and declares, "Got to tell you, Angelkins, that extra weight is not looking so good on you." Angel unhappily looks down at himself. Cary clarifies, "I'm talking about psychic pounds, pumpkin." Angel says he's not going to sing. Cary quickly says, "Couldn't bear it if you did. No, it's talking you need, or maybe a shoulder to --" Angel says he's not going to cry. Cary says, "I was going to a leaning place." Then he, too, visits the world of looping, and tries to perk Angel up. Are they actually doing more looping than usual this season, or is it just of a lower quality now for some reason? Or am I just noticing it more because I'm so very bored? Cary says that Angel's grumpy because of Spicule, and tjat he's taking it out on the MoG. It's like he's talking to me. Except that I'm grumpy about a lot of other things. And so is Angel, actually. Angel says that he doesn't like Spicule, but Cary extends a metaphor to Kansas as he says, "You're fighting so many enemies around you, Angel, your punches are getting sloppy, and we've got the bruises to prove it." Is Cary giving this little speech to the others as well? Because they're all a little huffy with each other, and that's not unusual, or at least it wasn't on the old show, but this is the new one, and I guess "complex interpersonal dynamics" are another thing that was jettisoned in favor of "shiny, shiny cars."
Fred and Nina arrive at Nina's house. Nina suddenly says she changed her mind and doesn't want to go inside. Fred says that running away won't help. As they enter, Nina asks, "What about fleeing? Can I flee?" Fred looks around the house and wonders if the others are gone. But they aren't: Nina's sister marches out, demanding to know where Nina's been, and who Fred is. Nina says, "Jill, I'm sorry," and hooray, the sister finally got a name. Nina tries to apologize, and claims, "I thought Amanda heard me say I was leaving." Jill's having none of that, and accuses Nina of putting the blame on a nine-year-old. Fred quickly tries to make up a cover story: "I called Nina, like, totally suicidal, 'cause this guy in our Ceramics class dumped me, and then my car got towed, and she wanted to call, but my cell-phone battery --" Jill doesn't care, and continues yelling at Nina. "You sleep all day. You've got bruises you don't remember getting. Just tell me, what's going on?" Nina says that Jill can't count on her, and that Jill should find another babysitter, and then grabs her purse and walks out. Fred starts to follow, and then bizarrely turns back and grabs a family photo and a stuffed dog from a table. She does realize that the dog is probably Amanda's, right? And why doesn't Jill object?