Hospital parking lot. Buffy complains to herself that Giles is late. A van pulls up, and two doctors come out to greet the driver. Buffy: "All's well that ends with cute ER doctors, I always say." I think Sars would agree, since I've seen the pictures she has on her refrigerator. However, Buffy immediately realizes that her motto is flawed, as she muses to herself that doctors don't usually take deliveries. Wouldn't the van driver have noticed the change in procedure? The van pulls away, and the driver of a heretofore hidden convertible turns on its lights and pulls into the center of the lot. The driver's in vamp face, as now are the two "doctors." One of the "doctors" bites open a bag, but the driver admonishes him not to sample the "product." So they're...selling it? Whatever. Buffy rushes them. She's doing well, but is nonetheless relieved when Angel comes out of nowhere to join her. Buffy stakes the two "doctors," while Angel kicks the driver back into the car. The driver takes the opportunity to peel out of the lot. Buffy checks on the cooler filled with blood packets, and asks Angel how he knew about it. Angel tells her that everyone, by which I assume he means every vamp, knows about it. She asks if he can make sure the hospital gets it. She at least raises her eyebrows to acknowledge that he might have some difficulty just handing over so much blood. And why was he there, anyway? To protect it, but maybe steal a packet or two for himself? Didn't he have a few of those packets in his refrigerator in "Angel"? Anyway, he agrees, and she says she's worried about Giles, as he was supposed to be there. Angel: "Maybe he's late." "Maybe"? Sometimes Angel really isn't the brightest star in the heavens. "Sometimes"? Okay, you got me. Buffy points out that Giles counts tardiness as "the eighth deadly sin," and Angel agrees that she should check up on him. Well, now you've caught up too, Dead Boy. The Typing Monkeys mutter, "Who's that idiot?"
Buffy knocks on Giles's door. He answers, looking like hell, and says that it's late, but asks if she's all right. She snits that she could ask the same of him, but he tells her he can't talk, and starts to close the door. She reminds him about the blood delivery, but he makes excuses and closes the door. Buffy looks worried. Inside, Giles is on the phone to someone in England, apologizing for calling at five AM Greenwich time. So Giles considers nine o'clock on a Friday night "late"? Giles tells the callee that he's trying to reach Dierdre Page, but quickly learns that she died recently. He murmurs his condolences, and hangs up, looking panicked. He takes a shot of a stiff drink (and he's got the bottle on the desk, so we know he's not kidding around), then crosses Dierdre's name off a list. The other crossed-off names are Philip and a "Thomas Sutcliffe," who I assume must have summoned Eyghon soon before the start of the episode. The remaining names belong to Ethan Rayne (yay!) and Giles himself. Giles takes off his tie and goes into the bathroom. He rolls up his sleeves, revealing a tattoo just like Philip's on his left bicep. He splashes his face and regards his image in the mirror, menacing at it, "So. You're back." It's very creepy, and I half-expect him to drive his head into the mirror and start looning, "How's Annie?" over and over. Now that's the way to end a show, folks.