Previously on Buffy: Buffy joins the Initiative but asks too many questions, so Walsh decides to take her out; Walsh's plan to kill Buffy goes awry; Walsh's creation, Adam, shish-kebobs her.
Buffy is at Giles's, where we saw her last, explaining to Giles, Anya, Xander, and Spike how Walsh had planned to kill her. Giles is surprised that Dr. Walsh set Buffy up, and Spike, sitting on the stairs and picking at his fingernail, sighs, "Got to hand it to you Goldilocks, you do have bleeding tragic taste in men." Buffy inquires what Spike's getting at, and he asks if she really thinks Riley was "out knitting booties for [her] future offspring" while Maggie was setting her up. The gang looks concerned, and Giles says that they must consider all the possibilities. Buffy denies that Riley was involved and that Dr. Walsh had made sure that he was very far away when she sent Buffy on "this very special make-Buffy-dead assignment." Willow, ever the romantic, chimes in that Riley doesn't seem at all like the lying type, but Xander cynically says that keeping secrets is the nature of the Secret Forces. Buffy declares that since Maggie wants her dead, she can be sure that the entire Initiative wants the same thing. When Giles ponders why Dr. Walsh turned on Buffy, Buffy confesses that she asked too many questions. Anya suggests that Buffy was "getting too close to something," and Giles looks concerned as to what that "something" could be.
Elsewhere, that "something" -- in the form of Adam, Walsh's human-demon hybrid baby -- exits a bunker-like structure in the forest. He sneers and menacingly surveys his surroundings. I survey the crappy job the make-up department has done on his demon and metal prosthetics and snicker at the fact that the green latex demon skin on his neck is obviously peeling. Dear Joss Whedon, Please come back from Angel. You won't believe what sort of mediocrity your writers are getting up to in your absence. Oh, also, your make-up people apparently need a larger budget for spirit gum. Thanks, Ace.
Chez Giles, Buffy is handing out weapons and telling the gang to hurry. Xander excitedly asks if they are going to attack the Initiative, but when Buffy says she wants them to hide, he's obviously relieved. Giles suggests that they discuss the situation further, and Buffy says they will, once they've moved to someplace safer. Willow suggests "my place," by which I guess she meant her parents' house and not her dorm room, but Buffy says the commandos know how close she and Willow are and will look for them there.