Buffy runs. Riley waits at the INot!tiative helicopter. Buffy runs. The blades on the chopper begin to slowly warm up. Riley checks his watch. Buffy runs. Riley surveys the woods but doesn't see Buffy. Buffy runs and runs. The helicopter takes off, and Buffy finally arrives as it lifts high into the air. Buffy shouts for Riley, but doesn't get his attention. If she really wanted him back, I'm surprised she didn't throw her shoe or something into the cockpit. Riley can't hear her and doesn't look back as the chopper, powered by his clenched jaw, whisks him away to his new life with the INot!tiative. Sayonara, Señor Spud. Buffy mopes home, but she looks contemplative, not devastated, and her eyes are dry.
Xander has gone home to Anya, who is clad in an ill-fitting pair of silk retro pajamas. In a giant shout-out to MBTV's Buffy boards, he delivers an impassioned speech about his love for her. "I gotta say something 'cause I don't think I've made it clear. I'm in love with you. Powerfully, painfully in love." Well, I can see "painful," since it is Anya and all. "The things you do, the way you think, the way you move. I get excited every time I'm about to see you." Umm, Xander honey, that's a little too much information. Anya's eyes fill with tears (as do mine, 'cause Xander's just so damn sweet and Nick Brendon is really selling this speech). "You make me feel like I've never felt before in my life. Like a man." Awww. I don't buy it one bit, but awww.
Buffy returns home and sits on the stairs in her dark house. Um, who's watching Dawn at this point? Buffy thinks, and we see Riley in the chopper, looking pensive and beetle-browed. Smell ya later, Clenchy McLockjaw.