If you're the type of person that thinks a collect call is an appropriate way to tell your loved ones about your nuptials, just save them the five bucks because I doubt they want to hear from your free-loading ass anyway.
In her hospital room Faith looks curiously at her heart monitor and then makes a fist out the hand that contains her IV. She slowly sits up in bed, tosses aside the blanket, pulls wires from her chest and then pulls the IV from her hand, saying, "Ouch." She then, without even being a little unsteady from an eight-month-long coma, walks out of her room in her hospital gown into an empty, dark and dirty hallway. The ethereal voice from her dream is again singing as Faith, bare-foot, pads down the hall. In another unrealistic real-world fashion moment Faith's hospital gown actually closes in the back. A door at the end of the hall opens and a girl holding a teddy bear and gift bag enters, asking if Faith knows how to get to the third floor. Faith, still looking pale, doesn't know what the girl wants. The girl asks Faith if she needs help and Faith replies, "Graduation." She explains that she needs to get to Sunnydale High School's graduation and the girl replies that the school isn't there anymore. Faith looks freaked out and asks what the date is. When the girl replies, "February 25," Faith realizes she's been out of commission for a long time. The girl is getting suspicious of Faith's strange behavior and suggests that she should fetch a nurse. Faith snaps that she wants to know what happened to the school and the girl replies, "It was a tragedy really. Lot of students died. The principal, the mayor. I really think maybe I should get you some help." Faith stares at her, stony-faced.
Faith exits the hospital, dressed in the teddy bear girl's clothing. She crosses her arms and strides away.
In her dorm room Buffy tells Riley that she couldn't stop thinking about him and he replies that it was the same for him. He shows her that he held onto her head scarf and continues that knowing she cared about him helped him out. Buffy smiles and Riley paces the room, wondering if they're being watched. Buffy says he seems "a little somewhere else" and asks if she can help. Riley replies that perhaps she should give him an order, because all he does is follow them. She tells him he doesn't have to but he's not sure. His whole life has been dedicated to his military career. He says he's not sure if it's the right job any more and Buffy says she can relate, telling him about how she quit the Council of Watchers. That left her scared but things worked out. She tells him he has options: he could make changes from inside the Initiative, or quit and "fight demons in [his] own way." He muses that he doesn't even know his way and that he feels he doesn't have much identity outside being a soldier. Buffy tells him he's a good man and they kiss gently. Buffy climbs onto his lap and begins kissing his hair. When he asks what she's doing, she jokes, "I am looking for brain-washy chips in your head." Riley laughs and Buffy says she'll keep looking. She tells him he's been strong long enough. They'll find the demon and kill it and Riley needs to go easier on himself. Riley picks lint off her sweater sleeve and Buffy tells him, "It's an order." They kiss and I decide to let them without making a snide comment for once.