Buffy does seem to be keeping Glory contained, and is in fact now beating the stuffing out of her with the troll hammer. But don't get too excited, because things aren't looking too good up with Dawn. She gasps as she realizes that Doc is standing quietly in front of her. No indication of how he got up the tower; Doc has changed his ratty bathrobe for a classic black suit. Dawn begs him to help her, and Doc approaches her. Seems Glory's running late, and "if her Splendidness can't be here in time to bleed you..." He trails off. Dawn's face falls as she realizes that Doc is not on her side. "Hey kid, wanna see a trick?" he winks and brandishes a large shiny knife. Insert Sideshow Bob shudder.
Xander joins Anya, Spike, and Giles, and they fill him in on the action so far. "We haven't got up to Dawn, but then neither has anyone else," concludes Giles. However, Spike has been employing his supersonic vampire hearing, or eyesight, or something and tells them someone is up top with Dawn. Xander suggests charging the stairs, but Anya says they already tried that. Suddenly, Spike hears Willow's voice speaking to him. She sounds strange, like she's speaking underwater, and for a second I thought she had used magic to communicate through this metal thing near Spike's head that looks like a speaker. Then I figured that, duh, she's speaking to him telepathically. Because Willow does that all the time -- chatting telepathically with her friends. Oh, wait, she totally doesn't. I'm starting to wonder what powers she won't have by the start of next season. Rotate the Earth backwards and reverse time? No problem. Fly us all through space to visit the moons of Pluto? Shouldn't take more than a sec! And so on. Willow tells Spike to get up The Tower Of Terror to Dawn; when he protests, the other Scoobies are under the impression he's talking to himself. "Go!" instructs Willow. Spike leaps up and runs for the stairs. Tara and Willow clasp hands and use witchy power to throw all the minions and crazies out of his way.