That night, we're in the alley where Finch was killed. Police investigate the bloody Dumpster and interview a witness who supposedly overheard a man scream. I don't know what's up with that, because Finch didn't scream. He might have grunted, but I checked the "Bad Girls" tape and there was no scream. The camera pans around and we see Angel lurking behind a chain-link fence. He has an unnecessarily long flashback to finding Buffy in the alley with blood on her hand and beetles his brows in a constipated way. Ah, a look we know well! It's Angel "thinking."
The Mayor is in his office, bitching because shredding files isn't giving him the "lift" it usually does. As Trick listens patiently, the Mayor explains that Finch left a paper-trail of their nefarious dealings. He fusses about not getting the chance to "scold" Finch for preparing to betray him. Trick gives the Mayor the coroner's report on the killing, which reveals that Finch was struck right through the heart with a weapon that left wooden splinters in the wound. Trick figures that one of the Slayers was most likely responsible for the killing. "Do you think he talked to them?" frets the Mayor. "If he did, I'm thinking he said the wrong thing," snarks Trick. The Mayor starts chuckling; the idea of a Slayer on trial for murder is "sunshine and roses" to him.
Even later that night, Buffy and Faith break into Finch's office. Faith makes with the inappropriate humor, and Buffy "tsks" at her. Faith picks up a photo of Finch with the Mayor and strokes the frame. Her tough facade seems to crumble a little as she quietly muses, "He came out of nowhere." "I know," acknowledges Buffy, but somehow the moment slips by and Faith snarls, "Whatever. I'm not looking to hug and cry and learn and grow. I'm just sayin' it happened quick, you know?" She then wants to leave, but Buffy has a theory that Finch was looking for them. The fact that Finch's file drawers are all empty seems to indicate that something shady is going on. The girls are sneaking out of Finch's office when they spot the Mayor and Trick leaving the Mayor's office. Buffy and Faith quickly duck behind the door and hear that Trick and the Mayor are clearly in cahoots.