What? - What is it?
You saved me.
Yes. - But I was
going to kill you tonight. Take you out of this world the same way I brought you into it. But I didn't have to. You gave yourself over so completely, Angelus. I felt you surrender.
I gave you everything I had left.
I am - so sorry.
You don't have to be.
But I am. I am sorry.
I am sorry, Darla.
You saved me. Sorry I couldn't do the same for you.
Darla: You still have a soul. But we...
Darla: And you...
Angel: I know.
Darla: Then I...
Angel: Three times.
Darla: You're not evil. I-I don't understand. - Was I... Was it... not good? Well, I don't accept that. You can not tell me that wasn't perfect. Not only have I been around for four hundred years, but I used to do this professionally. And that was perfect. We'll go again.
Angel: Yeah. And it was perfect, Darla. - It was perfect despair. And you were the reason. You've always been the reason. You were the thing that made me what I am, and - I thought - if I could save you, I'd somehow - save myself, but - but I was wrong. And when I failed...
Darla: Stop it!
Angel: When I failed, you saved me. And I have to thank you for that. There is nothing I can do for you now, Darla. I can't even hate you.
Lindsey: Darla, what's wrong? What is this? Where did you get this?
Darla: What's the difference? Doesn't work anyway.
Lindsey: No, of course it doesn't work, because after Angel stole it there was a disenchanting ceremony. It took half the meeting. How did you get this?
Darla: It was my payment.
Lindsey: Your payment? What are you talking about?
Darla: What do you think I'm talking about, Lindsey?
Lindsey: I don't know! What happened?
Darla: Nothing. - Nothing happened. - My god, nothing at all.
Lindsey: Tell me. I have to know.
Darla: You want details, Lindsey? Is that what you want?
Lindsey: Yes. I want details. - I need to know everything. All of it. - What did he do to you?
Host: Alright, alright. - Alright, already! I'm not deaf, you know? Jeez, keep your pants on! Well, I see we're a little late with that advice.
Angel: I probably should have killed her.
Host: Eh, kill her, give her cab fare, whatever. The point is, you've turned a corner. Well, yay you. Zuzu's petals. It's about time. And between you and me, if it had taken you much longer to hit your bottom, I was gonna kick it.
Angel: I'm still not sure I understand what happened.
Host: What's to understand? You think you're the first guy who ever rolled over, saw what was lying next to him and went 'Guyeah!' And you're not. Believe me. - It's called a moment of clarity, my lamb. And you've just had one. Sort of appalling, ain't it? To see just exactly where you've gotten yourself?
Angel: I don't know how to get back.
Host: Well, that's just the thing. You don't. You go on to the new place. Whatever that is.
Angel: I don't know if I can. - I-I've done - things. - Questionable things.
Host: Yes, you have. But-but you didn't kill those lawyers, Angel. That was slated to happen with or without you. The Powers were just trying to work it so it'd be without you, that's all. You weren't much help in that department were you, Sparky?
Angel: I wasn't much help? If they wanted me to stay away, why didn't they just tell me?
Host: Would you have listened? - Besides, what makes you think they didn't? Over and over and, as for example, over?
Angel: Well, they could've been a little bit more specific!
Host: Isn't this just the sort of 'tude that got you where you are now? I think I'm speaking for everyone when I say if all you're gonna do is switch back to brood mode, we'd rather have you evil. Then at least - leather pants.
Skilosh: Human. Destroyer of our Spawn.
Cordy: Destroyer of your... Have we met?
Skilosh: The others. You will make them come to us.
Cordy: Huh? What others?
Skilosh: Three are responsible. Three must pay.
Cordy: Look, I think you must have me confused with someone else. I haven't destroyed anyone's spawn. Promise. Hey! You've got a third eye in the back of your head just like that little girl did -before - we - destroyed your spawn.
Angel: Do you know what these things are?
Wesley: I believe the third eye indicates adult Skilosh, though this is the first time I've had occasion to...
Angel: How do I kill them?
Wesley: Well, uhm, there are a number of ways...
Wesley: Yeah, right, yes, uh, ah, hack it to pieces!
Angel: So, ah, I guess you're probably wondering why I'm, you know, back?
Wesley: It hadn't really occurred to me. You're gonna want to take a right turn shortly.
Angel: I know how to get to your offices, Wesley.
Wesley: Oh yeah, of course. You did pop by. - Stole a book.
Angel: Actually, it's kind of funny. I-I recently got a - a gut wound myself. (Wesley stares at him with a frown) Not - not a gunshot wound like you got there. But, uh, it's kind of a - antique - sword (Wesley just keeps staring at him) is what it was. (Wesley turns back to watch the road) Went deep. - Yes, it did. - Hey, guess who stabbed me?
Angel: Yeah. - Actually kind of a funny story. The whole reason I had - this epiphany... Alright, so why don't you just tell me about these Skilosh demons.
Wesley: Very well. We at Angel Investigations were recently contracted by a family to investigate the sudden appearance of a mysterious third eye on the back of their young daughter's head.
Angel: Oh, really? You kept the name.
Angel: You kept the name: Angel Investigations.
Wesley: We're going to change it.
Angel: But you guys, you saved the little girl.
Wesley: Yes, we did.
Angel: You did a good thing.
Wesley: Thank you.
Cordy: I'm guessing 'Hey! Look behind you!' is really not gonna work, is it?
Skilosh: Two more have been destroyed.
Cordy: What? Oh, no! Wesley, Gunn, you - you killed them? - You horrible, ugly, three-eyed...
Skilosh: Three must pay.
Cordy: Oh! Two of you have been destroyed. Okay... Oh. That's bad... I'm sorry?
Skilosh: More must rise.
Cordy: Oh. Oh, no. Hey! Hey, hey. Wait a second. Guys!
Skilosh: More must rise!
Cordy: No, no. No more must rise. Honest. Listen, I've been impregnated by demon spawn before. Let's just say, didn't really work out.
Angel: Well, maybe she's just out on a date or with her friends or something.
Wesley: That's unlikely.
Angel: It's Friday night, Wesley.
Angel: So, we are talking about the same Cordelia Chase, right?
Wesley: That's correct.
Angel: Knowing her...
Wesley: But you don't. You don't know her at all. For months now you haven't cared to. Otherwise you might have realized that our Cordelia has become a very solitary girl. She's not the vain, carefree creature she once was... well, certainly not carefree. It's the visions, you see. The visions that were meant to guide you. You could turn away from them. She doesn't have that luxury. She knows and experiences the pain in this city, and because of who she is, she feels compelled to do something about it. - It's left her little time for anything else. - You'd have known that - if you hadn't had you head firmly up your... place that isn't on top of your neck.
Angel: We have to find her.
Wesley: Yes, we agree on that. She could be in grave danger.
Angel: And even if she's not...
Gunn: Come on, English! You know you my man!
Angel: So, ah, I see you guys have bonded.
Gunn: Happens when you fight shoulder to shoulder.
Wesley: Or rather hip to shoulder these days.
Gunn: This man took a bullet for me!
Wesley: Ah, it was nothing!
Gunn: So, what's he doing here?
Angel: Went and saw the host of Caritas. He said my friends were in danger.
Gunn: So, what's he doing here?
Wesley: He had an epiphany.
Gunn: Where's Cordy?
Wesley: We don't know. Not here.
Gunn: You checked her pad?
Angel: I stopped by there earlier.
Gunn: You enjoying your visit to 1973? I meant her message pad.
Angel: Oh, right. That's a good idea. Oh, here, use this. You can make a rubbing of the impressions she left. See what the last thing was that she wrote.
Gunn: Or we could just read the carbon.
Angel: Guys - guys, d-does it make sense that sh-she would go there in the middle of the night without calling either one of you?
Gunn & Wesley: They owe us money.
Angel: Let's go.
Gunn: So, you had an epiphany, did you?
Gunn: So, what you just wake up and bang?
Angel: Well, it was sort of the other way around.
Gunn: Well, that's good, you know. That's real good that you can have one of those. Ain't that good, Wes? 'cause you know, epiphanies, they handy. - When do you think you might be having another one?
Gunn: No. No. I'm interested. You know, 'cause they could strike at any time. Could be the next time you see one of them lawyers, you get all epiphanied off right back at 'em.
Gunn: No? You don't think so? - Well I hope you don't go having another one before we get to Cordelia, because if something happens to her... I mean, something bad, I just might have me an epiphany.
Gunn: She's in there.
Wesley: Is she...
Gunn: Yeah, she's alive.
Wesley: Are you sure?
Gunn: Yeah. Her eyes are open. All three of them.
Wesley: Oh dear.
Gunn: Wait a minute, three more!
Gunn: Man, that's gotta hurt.
Wesley: Well, it's gonna hurt a lot more when the thing that's gestating inside of her hatches, I can assure you.
Gunn: Try not to say the word 'gestating' anymore. And how long are we gonna wait for Angel?
Wesley: We're not.
Angel: I'm sorry Lindsey. I really am. I'm sorry she'll never love you. I'm sorry you're gonna have to live with that. I'm sorry I didn't try harder to help you when you came to me. I'm sorry you made the wrong choice... Could have been the other one. Just be glad I had an epiphany. Mind if I borrow your truck?
Cordy: Gunn! Wesley!
Wesley: We came to rescue you.
Cordy: I knew you would!
Gunn: But then they caught us coming in the back door.
Cordy: Angel... Hi.
Angel: Hi. - You okay?
Angel: You're not?
Cordy: No. - You really hurt my feelings.
Kate: I feel like such an idiot.
Angel: A lot of that going around.
Kate: I just couldn't... my whole life has been about being a cop. If I'm not part of the force it's like nothing I do means anything.
Angel: It doesn't.
Kate: Doesn't what?
Angel: Mean anything. In the greater scheme or the big picture, nothing we do matters. There's no grand plan, no big win.
Kate: You seem kind of chipper about that.
Angel: Well, I guess I kinda - worked it out. If there is no great glorious end to all this, if - nothing we do matters, - then all that matters is what we do. 'cause that's all there is. What we do, now, today. - I fought for so long. For redemption, for a reward - finally just to beat the other guy, but... I never got it.
Kate: And now you do?
Angel: Not all of it. All I wanna do is help. I wanna help because - I don't think people should suffer, as they do. Because, if there is no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness - is the greatest thing in the world.
Kate: Yikes. It sounds like you had an epiphany.
Angel: I keep saying that. But nobody's listening.
Kate: Well, I'm pretty much convinced, since I'm alive to be convinced.
Angel: You know you don't have to be a cop to be...
Kate: I'm okay. - Anyway, I am not headed towards another pillathon. - I'm very grateful. - I never thought you'd come for me, but... I got cut a huge break and I believe... - I don't know what I believe, but I - have - faith. - I think maybe we're not alone in this.
Kate: Because I never invited you in.
Angel: I'm sorry.
Wesley: Before you say any more I think I should tell you, we've all discussed this, and none of us are ready just yet...
Angel: It's okay, Wesley. I don't want you to come back and work for me.
Wesley: Oh. I see.
Angel: I wanna work for you.
Gunn: You wanna work for us?
Angel: Yeah. I do.
Angel: Because I think I can help.
Cordy: How do we know we can trust you?
Angel: I guess I'll just have to earn that.
Cordy: The usual big scary rising up in a housing project in Topanga, and - why is it that I am not on the floor this time?
Angel: I got you.
Cordy: Maybe he should drive?
Wesley: Let's go.