Angel smiles down at Buffy, and he's filmed as such the hero-saves-the-day-guy that I expect a little sparkle on his teeth to go "bling!" Buffy gapes at Angel and then accepts a hand up. Romantic music billows and swoons around on the soundtrack as Angel tells Buffy she looks good, and she smiles and tells him he looks both good and "timely." There's a whole lotta eye contact until Caleb starts stirring and getting up. Angel steps towards him, but Buffy gestures to stop him. They agree that it's something she "need to finish [herself]." Wow, look at Buffy really smiling. When was the last time we saw that? Angel steps back and leans up against a column, telling Caleb, "You are so gonna lose." More Buffy and Caleb fighting, which Angel thoroughly enjoys. Buffy slashes Caleb across the gut with the axe, which makes him laugh all villainously. Until his knees give out and he falls down all dead-eyed, that is. Buffy's all, "See? Under control," and Angel saunters over, smiling, "At least you could tell me you're glad to see me." She drops the fire axe and Buffy attaches her face to Angel's mouth. What's she doing?! OH MY GOD! She's trying to suck his SOUL! Through his mouth! I knew there was something really wrong with her the past few seasons. Oh, wait. Heh. This is a little embarrassing. It appears that they are just kissing and I overreacted a little. Okay, carry on. Pan over to the shadows, where Spike's lurking, cheekbones writhing in misery. First Buffy found this long-hidden crypt, then Caleb, then Angel, and now Spike? For a centuries-old hiding place of mystically useless Guardians, it's pretty hopping tonight. Pan a little further, and we see that Spike has been joined by First Buffy, who snaps, "That bitch!" Close-up on Spike, staring. There's only one more episode of Buffy and I'm supposed to be all on tenterhooks about a Paleozoic love triangle? As if.
Well, kids. It's time for me to take a little bow and exit stage left. It's been an interesting four years, and I'd like to thank everyone who stuck with me and continued reading. In an ideal world I'd say something eloquent and witty here, but why break with tradition now?