Doyle's death has cut Angel off from the PowersThatBe--[[ConvenientReplacementCharacter but not for long]]. Meanwhile, a demon seeks their protection from an implacable pursuer.

!!Tropes in this episode:
* AmoralAttorney: This episode introduces another Wolfram & Hart lawyer named Mac, who regularly attends Barney's auctions on behalf of the firm.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Barney kills a lot of people, viciously mutilates their bodies, and starts the bidding for Cordy at a paltry $2000.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Angel is talking to two Koreans. One of them speaks Korean fluently, but the other has lines that are technically correct but very simplistic and childish. When Angel speaks to them, his lines are complete nonsense that sort of sounds like an Asian language.
* AuctionOfEvil: Cordelia is kidnapped and her "Seer's Eyes" are put up for bid, along with various other stolen organs with special powers. And when it appears she is about to be sold for much too low a price (from Cordelia's viewpoint) she takes over from the auctioneer to drive the price higher, and to buy time for the BigDamnHeroes to show up and rescue her.
* BadassBiker / HellBentForLeather: Wesley trying to go for a more badass look. When Angel isn't impressed he tries to become a BadassInANiceSuit. Besides, the leather pants tend to chaff his... {{l|astSecondWordSwap}}egs.
* BaitAndSwitch: The {{determinator}} pursuing Barney turns out to be Wesley. Then Barney turns out to be the villain.
* BreakThemByTalking: Barney does this to Cordelia.
* BoundAndGagged: Cordelia; the gag has less to do with restraint than making her shut up.
* ButNowIMustGo: Wesley tries playing this trope, but is disappointed when Angel and Cordy don't appear to be paying attention, and rushes back when Angel casually invites Wes to join them for breakfast.
* CaptainObvious:
-->'''Barney:''' First off, you should know--right away, before there's any misunderstanding--I'm a demon.
-->'''Angel:''' ''[glances at horns, hooked nose, pointy ears, and blotched skin]'' I appreciate your candor.
** Later Barney the [[TheEmpath Empath demon]] overhears Cordy struggling to decipher a cryptic vision and grunting angrily.
--->'''Barney:''' You're frustrated.\\
'''Cordelia:''' ''[glares]'' That's one spooky talent you got there.
** Angel and Wesley nab their suspect, a wounded Kungai demon, only to discover he's dying. Angel points out that it wasn't Wesley's arrow which injured him; his horn's been broken off. Wesley leans over and starts translating the Kungai's dialect.
--->'''Wesley:''' ''[looks up]'' I think he's telling us his horn was taken.\\
'''Angel:''' We '''got''' that!
* CatScare: Angel, stalking through a sauna with AnAxeToGrind, is startled when a horrible demon yanks open a curtain and snarls at him... then politely asks where they do the Shiatsu massage.
* CuttingTheKnot: An auctioneer being outbidden by a rival solves the problem by snapping his neck.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: This episode is the only appearance Mac, played by Dominique Jennings.
* CradleOfLoneliness: Cordelia laments that Doyle had [[IconicItem nothing special]] he left behind so she could do this trope; she's less than impressed to find that Doyle did leave her something specialóhis ability to experience painful visions.
* DecoyDamsel: Barney is a GenderInvertedTrope.
* DescriptionCut: The Oracles tell Angel that someone will come along to replace Doyle; cut to Barney being chased by a helmeted man on a motorcycle. But it's a BaitAndSwitch as Cordelia is the one to inherit Doyle's power. Though it was played somewhat straight in that the biker, Wesley, also joins the team.
* DroolHello: Wes informs Angel that the demon he's chasing can be tracked via the AlienBlood it's leaving behind... like the kind that's now dripping on his shoulder.
* EmergingFromTheShadows: Angel finds himself facing a man in the shadows holding a crossbow; a {{Determinator}} who's been chasing Barney across several states. Angel is unimpressed when his old acquaintance Wesley steps out into the light.
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: Wesley, as a RunningGag.
* FirstKiss: Angel and Cordy kiss for the first time; subverted in that Cordy is trying to [[SleightOfTongue pass on Doyle's visions]]. There's also a CallBack to Wes/Cordy's disastrous first kiss when Wes admits their second time was an improvement.
* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Koreatown.
* GameFace: A hotel employee wisely provides Angel with directions to the auction when he vamps out.
* GroinAttack
-->'''Cordelia:''' I'm having a vision! A demon... it's definitely you. You're in great, great...
-->'''Barney:''' Danger?
-->'''Cordelia:''' ''Pain.'' ''[kick]''
* HalfTruth: Wesley's myriad of excuses for why he can't return to England.
* HopelessAuditionees: For once Cordy has an excuse for her BadBadActing. She plays a stain remover commercial like it's "OutDamnedSpot" due to grief over Doyle. When the bemused auditioners ask her to try again with a little more happy, she then experiences her first vision. Needless to say, she doesn't get the part.
* InsistentTerminology: Wes wants to make sure everyone knows that he's a ''{{rogue|Agent}}'' demon hunter.
-->'''Cordelia:''' [[AmbiguousSyntax What's a rogue demon?]]
* ItMeantSomethingToMe / ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin
-->'''Cordelia:''' Doyle! I thought [[LastKiss our kiss]] meant something. And instead, he-he used that moment to pass [prophetic visions] on to me. Why couldn't it have been mono or herpes?
* ImagineTheAudienceNaked
-->'''Barney:''' Iím sensing a little performance anxiety here. Little trick, picture everybody--\\
'''Cordelia:''' In their underwear.\\
'''Barney:''' I was going to say dead, but hey, if that underwear thing works for you...
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
-->'''Barney:''' I never said I was a Boy Scout. Iím an [[TheEmpath empath demon]]. I can read emotions. It gives me a slight advantage at cards. You know, Black Jack, Poker. Ooh, itís also good for the fights.\\
'''Angel:''' So youíre a cheat.\\
'''Barney:''' I chose to think of it as going with my strengths. Look, whatever. Iím a demon. Iím evil. But Iím not, you know, Evil!
** Subverted since Barney is playing a little ObfuscatingStupidity, he's actually a sadist and the true villain.
* IWorkAlone: Both Wes and Angel say this. They doth protest too much.
* LastSecondWordSwap:
-->'''Wesley:''' These pants, they tend to chafe oneís... legs.
* LightningReveal: A faulty light reveals the {{Sinister Silhouette|s}} of the rogue demon hunter.
* MadeASlave: An option for Cordy at the auction; unfortunately the lovely lawyer from Wolfram & Hart is only interested in her eyes.
* MookHorrorShow: Barney fleeing from {{Determinator}} Wesley.
* NightmareFetishist: Hanks pleads with Barney to be allowed to take out Cordy's eyes. Barney tells him to stop embarrassing himself.
* {{Omniglot}}: Angel can speak Korean, while Wesley can understand the Kungai's dialect.
* OrganTheft: Specifically, the organs that serve as focuses for various powers, sold at an AuctionOfEvil to those who want to acquire such powers.
* PerpSweating: Wesley tries interrogating Angel when they first meet. Angel casually swats away his crossbow, leaving Wesley looking rather dejected.
* PersonalEffectsReveal: After Doyle's death, Cordelia tries to do this, but finds that Doyle didn't have any personal effects kept in the office, so she couldn't learn any more about him. But then, it turns out he did leave something behind (albeit not something tangible); his visions. At the end of the episode, Cordelia frames a drawing she made of her first vision as a reminder that something of Doyle's is still there.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner
-->'''Wes:''' You! Butcher an innocent girl, will you?! ''[pushes his glasses up on his nose]'' Iím going to thrash you to within an inch of your life AND THEN IíM GOING TO TAKE THAT INCH!
* ThePratfall: Wesley tries to pull a knife out of an ankle holster to cut Cordy's bonds and ends up falling on his backside.
* RantInducingSlight: Angel goes off on a tirade about media stereotyping when Barney thinks [[YourVampiresSuck he sleeps in a coffin]].
* RogueAgent: Wesley has reinvented himself as a "rogue demon hunter." In truth he's been fired from the Watcher's Council after losing both Faith and Buffy.
* ShipTease:
** Cordelia kissing Angel--it turns out she's just trying to transfer Doyle's power.
** The remnants of the Cordelia/Wesley attraction from Season 3 of ''Buffy'' are touched on again when he shows back up, as she tries to pull the kissing trick on him as well. While Cordelia did it without even registering that it was Wesley she was kissing, a shaken Wesley notes that it was definitely a ''much'' better kiss than their one in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2}} Graduation Day, Part 2]]".
* TastesLikeFriendship: Wesley joining Angel and Cordy for breakfast shows his acceptance into their group.
* TitleSequence: Doyle is kept in to sow confusion about who will replace him, or even if he'll be brought back from the dead. Wesley won't receive his PromotionToOpeningTitles until [[Recap/AngelS01E11Somnambulist the next episode]].
* VampiricDraining: The effect of the Kungai horn.
* WhammyBid: The item for sale is Cordelia's visions, or more specifically, her eyeballs. To stall for time, Cordelia incites a bidding war by claiming to be able to see the locations of buried treasure. This escalates until one of the two highest bidders [[EvilIsPetty kills the other one]]. Finally, a female attorney for Wolfram & Hart closes the auction with a whopping bid of $30,000.
* YouWontFeelAThing: Barney is about to [[EyeScream extract Cordelia's eyes]].
-->'''Barney:''' Now, be a good girl and hold still. This will only hurt a lot.