...fade up on the City Dump, where Spike, of all people, is digging around in one of the many piles of trash. Riley, who, I have to admit, just made a cute remark about the fact that while people say they are recycling, no one is actually recycling, asks him why he's there. Spike smirks. "There's a nice lady vampire who's set up a charming tea room over this next pile of CRAP," he snarks. Hee. Spike explains that he's scavenging for, y'know, stuff. He waves a glass...gewgaw in the air. "Pretty!" Willow chirps, a sentiment Spike seems to appreciate. Giles explains that they're looking for a demon. "You mean a great, tall, robe-y thing, like that one?" he asks, pointing behind them. Yup, it's Glow Stick, who points his light sabre at the group and fires a flash of light out of it. Told ya it was like a light sabre! "Take cover!" Riley yells helpfully as everyone dives, and the light hits a pile of trash. "Big guy!" yells Spike. "Kick her ass!" Glow Stick fires again, just missing Buffy and taking out Spike's gewgaw. Frustrated and infuriated, Spike hollers that he's on Glow Stick's side and books out of there. Glow Stick fires again, and as Xander pushes Buffy out of the way, he gets hit and goes flying backwards into a huge pile of garbage. Again: poor Xander. Glow Stick disappears as the gang runs to help Xander, who seems to be in some pain but has no visible bruises or marks and, you know, hasn't burst into flames. As the gang helps Xander out of the dump, the camera pans over to the pile of trash he landed on. There lays...another Xander. Unconscious. Dum dum dum DUM!
Dump. Day. Pile of Trash Xander, still laying in the garbage, yawns. Flies buzz. He opens his eyes and yelps.
House of Xander. Pile of Trash Xander, who from now on I will be calling Dirty Xander, tries to open his basement door, and finding it locked, calls for Anya. No response. He kicks the door and squeals in pain. Dirty Xander limps over to the window and, rubbing some dirt away from one pane, peers into the basement. Where he sees...
...the other Xander (let's call him, oh, let's see, Clean Xander), walking around the basement, fresh out of the shower, and shirtless. Xander fans all over North America squeal in delight! (Of course, that could have been Nick Brendon's twin, Kelly. But I'm not even going to get into trying to figure out who is who in each scene. My quick take is that it was Nick, like, 70\% of the time, and Kelly was used mostly when both Xanders had to be in the shot.) Dirty Xander is flabbergasted by this disturbing new development in his previously depressing but uneventful life, and comments aloud that he needs to find Buffy. He gets up off his stomach, catches his toe on a stepping stone in the lawn, and totally bites it, falling right on his face. Whoopsie!