Although wary of why he has been handed control of the Los Angeles law offices of Wolfman and Hart, Angel nonetheless accepts the offer on behalf of Angel Investigations. For Angel is convinced the firm's client files will help them eliminate the worst evil in Lost Angeles. Fred is immediately put in charge of the science lab, while Wesley heads up the vast research department. Gunn's mind is enhanced with a comprehensive knowledge of the law, and Lorne runs the entertainment division. But the most puzzling part of their routine is Spike, seemingly brought back from death yet unable to leave the law office premises - and perhaps the "one" mentioned in the Shanshu prophecy.