Faith and Buffy are walking down a street, discussing what they just learned. Buffy seems dispirited and admits she didn't get a "bad-guy vibe" off the Mayor. Faith laughs and tells her she needs to learn about people: "Nine times out of ten, the face they're showing you is not the real one." Buffy stops and says Faith seems to know a lot about that. She feels that Faith is putting on a light-hearted show about the killing, but that inside she must be feeling "like something sick creeped inside [her]." She commiserates that she feels the same way and wishes the whole thing were just a nightmare. Faith snarkily interrupts, and Buffy begs her for permission to tell Giles. Faith refuses, which I think is rather shortsighted. I mean, hi? The Mayor of Sunnydale, who has already vowed to find the killer, has just been revealed to be a super-bad guy to boot, and I would think you would want as many people on your side as you could get. Faith says everything is going to blow over (again, the Mayor is after your ass and he's evil -- think it through, honey), and if it doesn't, she can just skip town on a freighter.
Buffy is agitated by the thought of living with daily memories of the killing, but Faith counters that, as Slayers, they have saved thousands of lives, even saved the world. To her, that puts them "in the plus column." "We help people! It doesn't mean we can do whatever we want!" explodes Buffy, but Faith is unconvinced; she argues that Finch was a black hat. To Faith, Slayers are "warriors" and "better than everybody else." She concludes, "In the balance, nobody's gonna cry over some random bystander who got caught in the crossfire." "I am," replies Buffy, sadly ('cause she's sad this episode. Just pointing it out, because it's not obvious at all and I like to be helpful that way). Faith tells her, "That's your loss," and walks away.
When Buffy arrives home, she finds a police officer waiting to interview her about her activities the night before. Buffy tells him she was out until about one in the morning. The camera pans, and we see the same officer interviewing Faith, who says she and Buffy were "hangin'." They both claim to have been at Faith's watching TV, but name different programs. The officer says he has witnesses who saw the girls in the alley, and asks if a wooden weapon means anything to them. The officer then asks each girl to come clean if they are covering for someone. As the officer leaves Faith's motel room, we see Angel lurking behind the pay phone. Jeez, Hunchy McBadposture, I know you're supposed to be all tortured and brooding, but could you please just stand up straight? Might relieve that bad case of the gloomies you have. And lose that lame overcoat with the big, girly silver buttons while you're at it.