Buffy, Angel, and Spike walk out of the shop, supplies in hand. Buffy tells Spike she wants him out of her life. God, if I had a nickel for every time I've heard that. She says he tends to cause trouble. Spike says he'll be gone soon. "No trouble." On cue, a large vamp accosts them and greets Spike. Several henchvamps surround them. Buffy snarks, "No trouble at all." Commercials.
Cool aerial shot of the unfolding scene. The lead vamp makes it clear that this is not a friendly situation. Buffy tries to tell them that Spike's just leaving, but they're not interested. The lead vamp offers Buffy and Angel the chance to leave quietly. Spike: "I die, your friends die." Buffy apologetically says, "Sorry, we're staying." The fight is on. I love watching all three main characters fight, so this is a treat. Buffy stakes two vamps, but the three of them get herded toward the magic shop door. They run in as the vamps rush them. Spike and Angel manage to barricade the large front window as Buffy quickly breaks a chair and fashions stakes for them. They await the onslaught. A vamp comes in through the back door, and maybe Spike should have anticipated that, considering that he did the same thing earlier in the episode. Two vamps get in before Angel barricades the door with his body. Well, they're not going to want to come through that.
Xander climbs down to Cordy as Willow yells that Oz went to get help. Cordy looks like she's about to expire.
Fight. Buffy dusts one vamp, but both entrances look like they might give at any moment. Angel wonders if they could get to the roof, but his door collapses in on him. The lead vamp rushes up and punches Spike. Lead vamp: "Yeah, I'd heard you'd gone soft. Sad to see it, man." Spike, incredulously: "Soft?" Lead vamp: "Yeah. Like baby food." Wrong thing to say, I'm guessing. Another vamp is on Spike's opposite side. Spike smirks, "Well then, let's give baby a taste." They fight.