Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Faith, Hope And Trick

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Couch Baron: B+ | 6 USERS: A
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Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

The gang convenes outside The Bronze, and they hear a noise. They rush over as Disco Vamp tries to bite Faith, but she starts beating the crap out of him. She takes the time to introduce herself brightly. She already knows Buffy's identity. After some more fighting, she grabs Buffy's stake: "Can I borrow that?" She dusts the vamp, hands the stake back to Buffy as she walks off, and says, "Thanks, B. Couldn't have done it without you." I love her. Did I mention that? Buffy looks perturbed.

Faith is holding court at the Bronze in front of the gang. She's relating a war story in which she was naked. Xander is practically drooling. Then she switches gears and asks Buffy, "Isn't it crazy how slaying just always makes you hungry and horny?" The gang slowly and hilariously turns to look at Buffy. She's not telling: "Well, sometimes I crave a non-fat yogurt afterwards." Yeah, it seemed like one non-fat yogurt a day was all SMG was eating in the fourth season. I call it a toss-up between her and Katie Holmes as to who had the sharper collarbones. Sars? ["I think Gellar takes that one easily, but if it's a sharper hipbones contest, it's a lot closer." -- Sars] Cordy, apropos of nothing, says, "I get it," and then adds, "Not the horny thing. Yuck." She explains that she understands Faith was called after Kendra -- who had been called when Buffy briefly died in "Prophecy Girl" -- was killed. Thanks, Cordy. How much is the Exposition Fairy paying you to sit in for her this week? Willow comes up with the first intelligent question, which is why is Faith in Sunnydale, but Faith explains that her Watcher went on a retreat in England, so she came to meet Buffy and "compare notes." She asks Buffy about the time she used the rocket launcher in "Innocence," but Xander interrupts to ask Faith for another story. She obliges, and Xander wonders if she was naked in this one, too. Cordy to Xander: "Find a new theme." Seriously, dude -- your girlfriend's right there, and she could kick your ass. I'd like to see that, too. Remember when Harmony slapped Xander? Good times. Faith asks Buffy about her toughest kill, and we get yet another look at Angel's dopey mug as Buffy stabs him. She hems and haws, but her friends are more interested in Faith anyway. Oz wonders what Faith's position on werewolves is. Faith: "As long as you don't go scratching on me or humping my leg, we're five by five." We have our first use of "five by five," folks. If you don't know what it means, check out the show FAQ. Faith is looking forward to hanging out with Buffy "Watcherless and fancy-free." Buffy repeats, "Watcherless?" Faith, puzzledly: "Didn't yours go to England too?"

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