Docks. Buffy walks by, looking for Faith. Faith is already on a ship, but reveals herself to Buffy. Buffy again tries to talk to Faith, but Faith goads Buffy into punching her. That seems to drive something home to Buffy, who realizes that the line between herself and Faith could easily disappear -- if she let it. Buffy suddenly notices a wooden crate which is about to fall on Faith and pushes her out of the way, taking the blow herself. Faith tries to help Buffy, but they're beset by Mr. Trick and a trio of vamp minions. Two of them take on Faith, who grapples with them while the third just stands there balancing his checkbook or something. Faith deals with the first two enough for the third vamp to run past her and get thrown into some crates. He didn't even get a punch off. How did this guy get included in the raid? Nepotism? Faith throws one vamp into the bay while Buffy struggles free, but she's immediately punched by Mr. Trick. Buffy's still shaken and not getting the best of the fight. Faith stakes another vamp. Mr. Trick ties his red tie around Buffy's neck and is just dragging her around like a dog. For some reason, it's actually one of the scarier fights I've seen. He makes ready to bite her, but suddenly rears up, saying, "No. This is no good at all," before dissolving into dust. Buffy looks, grateful and confused, at Faith. Y'know, I just realized that when Mr. Trick burst on the scene, he was all talking about the vamp equivalent of Webvan -- ordering hapless victims online to be delivered overnight and farm-fresh to your door. But he turned out to be more flash than substance. And...I'm boring everyone again, aren't I? Well, excuse me while I go work on my next journal article, "The Rise and Fall of Mr. Trick as Harbinger of the Dot-Com Bust."
Library. Giles pours Buffy some tea. Giles expositions that Faith saving Buffy and "opting to come back to town" with her bodes well. Buffy says for the bazillionth time that she's not going to give up on Faith.
Mayoral office. Wilkins opens the door to find Faith, who says, "You sent your boy to kill me. He's dust." Mayor: "I thought he might be, what with you standing here and all." Faith steps inside with, "I guess that means you have a job opening," and the Mayor closes the door behind her.