Buffy, Willow and Xander patrol the woods with flashlights. They decide to spread out and as Buffy walks she unknowingly passes some demon legs, spread-eagled and tied to two different trees. She does a double-take and turns back to see the whole demon's corpse, suspended between two trees and completely flayed open. The body is still steaming and when Buffy shines her flashlight on it, we can see right through the open ribcage.
At Xander's, Buffy says she's never seen anything like the demon's corpse. Willow says it was Adam but asks why he did it, and Buffy suggests that he's studying the biology of demons and humans. She goes on to say that the Initiative can't stop Adam but the Scooby gang will. Xander is sad that the plan to catch Adam won't entail "hiding in a cabin with stockpiled chocolate goods." Willow asks what they have to do first and Buffy replies that she needs to rescue Riley. She lays out a plan wherein Willow somehow disables the Initiative's security computer and Xander gives her any military gear that he still has. She's not going to sneak in, but will instead blast her way in to find the infirmary. Behind her Riley asks, "Am I really worth all that?" and smiles. Buffy is overjoyed (and for the first time her expression of it is believable) and leaps up to hug him, bumping his wound in the process. She asks how he got out of the Initiative and he replies, "I walked." Willow is surprised that they let him go and Riley says he threatened a "major ass-kicking" if they didn't let him leave. Xander jumps up, saying it's great that Riley's there and then asks, "Did they put a chip on your brain?" Riley doesn't seem to know what Xander is talking about and Buffy tells him they are happy to have him back. Riley apologizes for his previous behavior, which gains some points with me and Willow says, "You two crazy kids take down an unstoppable, killer, cyber, demon-hybrid thingy and we'll call it even." Buffy says they can handle anything now that Riley is with her. I have a confession to make. I don't want y'all to think I'm going soft on you, but Riley did not annoy me for most of this episode.
Faith, dressed in a tank top and leather pants, runs frantically through a graveyard at night. Behind her, Buffy follows, walking deliberately and holding Faith's knife. Faith continues to run, constantly checking behind her to see how close Buffy is. The moonlight glints off the knife in Buffy's hand. Buffy walks, slowly, slowly, with a dire look on her face. Faith runs and then falls face-first into an open grave. Ethereal singing starts up as Faith looks up at Buffy from the bottom of the grave. Buffy jumps in after her and its starts to pour down rain. We hear noises of a struggle in the grave, and a hand grabs the upper edge. Faith slowly pulls herself out and stands in the rain, letting it wash over her. She starts to yell and in the hospital bed, the sleeping Faith's eyes open wide. Thank god Faith is back to her leather pants because watching her run in them is one of the best reasons to have her character around.