Hospital. Angel runs in, carrying Buffy in his arms, and asks for help. He carries her to a gurney and tells a nurse that Buffy needs a transfusion. A doctor actually asks him pertinent questions, which has to be a one-time-only special for this show. Angel tells him something bit her. Something wearing all black, with copious amounts of hair gel. In his concern, Angel rips the door handle out of the door, prompting the doctor to ask yet another pertinent question, namely whether they're on drugs. The doctor says Angel has to be straight with him, which sends me into a fit of giggles. Upon hearing that Buffy is clean, the doctor dismisses Angel, who asks for a phone. The doctor directs him to a pay phone, and Angel uses it.
A long camera pan, reminiscent of the first scene, takes us into a room where Faith is lying unconscious. Another doctor explains Faith's condition to the Mayor. He says that the physical damage is reparable, but that the head trauma is too severe for them to do anything. The Mayor looks off to the side, almost catatonic from grief. We get a good look at Faith, and she looks absolutely awful, although her hair is way neater than I would expect. The doctor gives her "almost no chance" of ever regaining consciousness. The camera moves in for a close-up of Faith, and the Mayor's hand reaches in to stroke her hair. He desolately tells her, "It's your day." His face hardens, however, when he hears a nurse telling the doctor that they have another young girl with severe blood loss. He looks around as jangly music plays, and walks into Buffy's room. The camera focuses on her, and his hand reaches in to suffocate her. The nurse enters, unsuccessfully tries to stop him, and calls for security. What the hell happened to this hospital between this episode and "Villains"? People seem so competent here in this episode. Buffy's head thrashes around until Angel pulls him off, telling him not to do that. The Mayor snarls, "I will. I'll do that and worse. Murderous little fiend! Did you see what she did to my Faith?" Angel says he's not too upset about that. The Mayor: "Well, I'd get set for some weeping if I were you. I'd get set for a world of pain. Misery loves company, young man, and I'm looking to share that with you and your whore!" I was waiting for the Mayor to lose it all season, and wow, was it worth it. My blood's chilled even as I write this. Since insulting Buffy's virtue is obviously worse than trying to suffocate her, Angel now sends the Mayor flying across the room. The Mayor chuckles, and I'm even more creeped out by his ability to shift back to jolly in no time flat. He sunnily makes a few threats, and saunters out. Security never did show up, now that I think about it, so maybe this place was never that great.