Wistful chick rock plays in the background. Pan across the girls' restroom -- the door of one stall partially open, with sobbing sounds coming from within. Inside, Willow sits on the can, bawling, because she's wearing a maroon striped shirt paired with a red-flower-patterned lilac skirt. Or maybe because Xander slept with someone who wasn't her, and it's just further proof that they'll never be together the way she thought they would. Whatever. I think it could go either way.
Xander sits in the library, looking all hurt or something. Cut to Faith's No-Tell Motel room. Knockety-knock. Faith rolls up off the bed to answer the door. When she sees that it's Xander, she sighs in annoyance and asks him what he wants. Xander's come to have that talk with Faith. Faith is very abrupt, but Xander asks if he could come in, and after some uncomfortable banter, she accedes, "Five minutes." "That's all I need," says Xander. "For conversation!" he quickly amends. Xander suggests that Faith might need a friend and ally, but Faith puts the kibosh on that, telling him that he should offer that olive branch in Buffy's direction since she's the one who killed Allan. "I heard that version," says Xander. "Either way it sounds like it was an accident and that's the important part." Faith feels that the really important part is that "Buffy is the 'accidental murderer.'" Okay. Ace and I had a little conversation about Faith's level of intelligence, and while Ace thought she was as dumb as sawdust, I maintained that Faith is smart but just doesn't think. However, I must say that this episode is making it more and more difficult to justify my position, based on the fact that Faith actually seemed to think she could get away with pinning Allan's murder on Buffy.