High Kicker rushes into the hall and attacks; Scoobies and guests scatter screaming, but Richard doesn't move fast enough and the demon slashes him across the stomach. Before he can harm anyone else, Buffy tackles High Kicker. She throws him to the ground, but he just melts into the floor. As Buffy and Spike look confused in the living room, Tara, Xander, and others run to aid Richard in the hall. High Kicker appears behind Buffy and swings for her head. She rushes him; he throws her down and then disappears before she can get up. What a chicken. Spike's all, "What the bloody hell was that?" and Buffy's all, "That's the demon I killed two nights ago," and Spike's all, "Guess not, huh?" and why am I writing like that? Because I'm bored and I have to make my own fun. Out in the hallway, Richard flops over, displaying his bloodied stomach, and Tara suggests moving him upstairs and getting him to a doctor "soon." I was gonna make some snide jokes about why the hell they would move a wounded man up a flight of stairs, and how I never want to get injured in the general vicinity of the Scoobies, but then I realized that Tara probably wanted to get Richard as far away from High Kicker as possible. Still seems kinda iffy to carry a guy with a gut wound up a flight of stairs, though. Buffy promises they'll get out of the house "soon."
That night. Ooops, not very soon, I guess. Sophie looks out the window and makes anxious noises as Buffy admits to Spike that "'soon' was a bit of an overstatement." With a sigh, Spike suggests that Buffy try not celebrating her birthday for once. I have a feeling crappy stuff would still happen to her anyway. It's just Buffy Summers's fate to have the worst birthdays ever. After Buffy goes upstairs, Dawn, who is sulking on the sofa, asks Spike about the strange groaning, rushing noise she hears. She speculates that High Kicker is lurking in the walls of the house, and Spike listens closely. However, he doesn't make love to the wall the way he did to the door last week, so it makes for a rather dry moment. Upstairs, Tara is dabbing at Richard's wound as Willow stands nearby. I know I came up with an explanation as to why they took the poor guy upstairs, but seriously, let me restate that I hope never to get injured around these people. Nobody bandaged Richard's wound. Hell, they didn't even take his shirt off! Tara's just poking at the bloody hole in his shirt with some peroxide on a cloth. High Kicker creaking and whooshing in the walls. Tara, Willow, and Richard looking anxious. Me writing the most boring recap in the history of this website. Buffy walking down the hall with a big knife. She's startled by Clem.