Buffy walks quietly through a church, calling to Father Gabriel. She exits outside just in time to see Father Gabriel hanging from a noose with the Chumash Indian slicing off his ear. She races towards them and attacks Buckskin Guy. They fight, and he throws her to the ground and tells her, "I am vengeance. I am my people's cry. They call for Hus, for the avenging spirit to carve out justice." ["Nice to see that the Chumash Spirit Avenger had those Berlitz English tapes tucked away in the nether world with him. And let's not even mention that the Chumash weren't warlike in the least." -- Sep] ["Hmm, maybe Buffy has some sort of Universal Demon Translator, like on Star Trek. Or maybe not." -- Ace] Buffy fires off a quip about his "ear collection," and they fight some more. She turns his knife towards his throat and he defiantly says killing him must be a great day for her. She releases him, and he turns into a flock of crows and flies away.
Giles and Buffy are in the kitchen prepping for Turkey Day and discussing the events at hand. Giles mentions how common it is for Indian spirits to change into animals. Buffy says that it's uncommon for her to freeze up as she did before correcting Giles with "'Native American.' We don't say 'Indian.'" ["Um, Buffy? My dad was 'Native American' and I can assure you that he didn't give a flying fig if someone referred to him as 'Indian' or whatever. It's actually quite common for most tribes to have their own word. For instance, the Comanche referred to themselves as 'Nerm,' which loosely translated means 'one of the people.' The implication was that you are either Comanche, and thus a person, or not Comanche and therefore not even human. In short, I think that most 'Native Americans' can take care of themselves. I'm just sayin'. Back to you, Ace." -- ] Giles hastily admits that he's behind the times and still has to make an effort not to "refer to you lot as bloody Colonials." Hee. Go Giles! His point is lost on Buffy as she pontificates on how she likes her enemies to be pure evil so she doesn't have to strain herself with a thought or make a moral decision once in a while. Okay, she just said the first part and I extrapolated the rest. Giles reminds Buffy that the spirit warrior has killed innocent people, which in my book usually makes one "evil," but Buffy interrupts him to have a small meltdown about the lack of a ricer. Giles suggests mashing the potatoes with forks "much like the Pilgrims must have," and reminds her about the point he was making. Buffy says that she wants to solve the problem in a "non-slayey" way. Good luck with that, Slayer.