Inside the bus, Faith tells Wood she'll get some help for him. He stops her, and, looking really out-of-it, asks, "Did we make it?" Faith assures him that they did. Wood's eyelids lower and he appears to stop breathing. Faith thinks he's dead and reaches out to close his eyes, but jerks her hand away when he coughs himself awake. He tells her, "Surprise!" Miss Minnesota comes over with a bandage or something. Boy, she's a useful little pup, isn't she? I'm pretty sure Kennedy made it out, but I haven't seen Iyari Limon at all since they left the school. Sad music plays.
Giles, Dawn, and Buffy are still staring at the hole formerly known as Sunnydale. Xander helps Willow over to them. "Looks like the Hellmouth is officially closed for business," observes Faith, joining them. Giles, ever the happy guy, tells them, "There's another one in Cleveland." He tosses a pebble into the crater. Xander says they saved the world, and Willow amends, "We changed the world. I can feel them, Buffy, all over. Slayers are awakening everywhere." Aw. Dawn thinks they should find the new Slayers, and Giles jokes they'll have to, since Plan A, going to the mall, is out because the mall go poof. Xander gets a moment-ruining line where he lists some stupid corporate stores they lost when the mall went down. I get distracted thinking about how I'd be all too happy to see every Gap, Toys R Us, and Starbucks in the world fall into a Hellmouth. ["Toffee nut lattes, hello! Bite your tongue, missy." -- Sars] Faith just wants to sleep, dawg. Yo. Dawn says they can do whatever they want now, and Faith says to Buffy, "You're not the one and only chosen anymore. Just gotta live like a person. How's that feel?" Dawn: "Yeah, Buffy. What are we going to do now?" The camera pulls in on Buffy, silent for this whole exchange, and she smiles.
Thanks, and I couldn't have done it without you. All of you: Joss, his entire cast and crew, all our Buffy posters, everyone who sent me a nice email or posted on the boards about enjoying my recaps, everyone who sent me hate-mail because I learned a lot from that, all the other TWoP recappers, Wing Chun and Glark, Couch Baron, Sars, my friends and family, Ash for being so patient, and last but not least, Sep -- who always makes me laugh.