School. Dawn. Vest Vamp. Dawn would like some help from Millie. Millie doesn't feel up to the task. Just then, a whole passel of Bringers bursts in through the windows and head for Millie. I get the feeling shrieking might ensue, so I quickly hire a courier to bring the bats a crate of tiny industrial-strength noise-blocking earmuffs. Once they let me know they're all kitted out, I can roll tape again. Ouch -- yes, I should have gotten a human-sized pair for myself. Dawn surpasses herself, shattering glass and cracking the foundations of my house as she screams, "No, you don't want her!" The Bringers haul Millie to her feet, and Dawn actually is self-absorbed enough to then whisper, "You want me " Oh, how sad, Dawn. Now the scary men with scabby eyes won't stick a KNIFE in your GUTS. Now you won't be the TARGET of the FIRST EVIL. Now you won't have to see your SISTER die so you can be SPECIAL. Poor, poor little Dawn.
God, how I hate her.
The Bringers have Millie, and one of them approaches with his knife. They ignore Dawn, who leaps up to the open gas jet and uses a sparker to set the gas on fire. A fireball engulfs the Bringers, and Dawn pops up from behind a lab table and calls to Millie, "Get out!" They run. Because it's been a good five minutes since we saw them running up and down the school halls, and we were missing it, right? Then they stop at the top of a staircase for some sort of stupid-ass conversation, rather than, say, running downstairs and smashing out a window, or even calling anyone on the cell phone Dawn should be carrying. So, um, Dawn tells Millie that she's the special one and she should fight the Bringers. "It's something you have to do. It's something you were born to do," says Dawn, handing Millie the flag pole, and Millie's all, "Nuh uh. You're just chicken." Not really, but that would have been amusing. We see that Xander is downstairs. He just stands there, I guess because he has gone off in search of Dawn, to save her from the Bringers, without any weapons. Oh, whatever. I just don't have the heart anymore. The Bringers rush Millie. Then we see that Xander is accompanied by Buffy and Spike, who are also not armed. Oh, and don't ask me how Xander got hold of them, because I just don't know and I don't care.