Next day, Willow and Buffy walk across campus. Willow asks Buffy how she explained Faith to Riley and Buffy jokes she told him "that she's my wacky identical cousin from England and whenever she visits hi-jinx ensue." I know I said that wasn't going to encourage Willow's acting-out through clothing choices anymore but her demented yarn-people shirt is really testing my resolve. Especially when paired with that late seventies striped and flowered bedspread skirt she's wearing. Buffy then says she did tell Riley about Faith, but glossed over a few bits without lying. Willow asks how Buffy handled "the Angel-y parts" and Buffy says she did some "editing." She insists she will tell Riley about Angel but that explaining would be a long conversation and she needs to find Faith. Buffy hasn't found Faith yet and Willow notes that she isn't looking alone -- all the police in Sunnydale are probably looking for Faith too. Buffy says if she were Faith, she'd "get outta Dodge post-hasty," and suddenly a woman in front of them turns around. It's Faith and she grits out, "You're not me." Buffy looks shocked.
Buffy and Faith do the verbal face-off. Faith of course misses the point that Buffy didn't oppose her merely for a guy (Angel), but because Faith was going around killing people and aiding the Mayor's plot to destroy the world. At one point Faith is recounting a dream when Willow slips off her backpack and attempts to sneak behind her. Faith catches sight of Willow in her peripheral vision, but tells Willow that she'll lose an arm if she tries it. What does Willow think she's going to do with her piddly little backpack? Faith just woke up from an 8-month-long coma with nary a wobbling gait. She's indestructible. Unless, of course, Willow's taking organic chemistry and has her book in there. That ought to kill anyone. There's a reason they call them the hard sciences, y'know. Sirens start to blare and Buffy and Faith go at it. Man, I never get tired of watching those girls fight. The police pull up and Faith says, "You took my life B, and payback's a bitch." "Look who's talking," snits Willow. Faith takes off in the direction of the squad car and knocks the first officer down, climbs over the hood of the car to better kick the second officer in the face and takes off running. The girl Faith robbed for her clothes must have had one of those click bras and Faith has obviously clicked it up to maximum jiggle. Buffy goes after her but Faith scales a wall. When Buffy peeks over Faith is nowhere to be found amongst the random students hanging out on the lawn, although I got the distinct impression that if Buffy would just look down she'd find Faith crouched near the base of the wall on the other side. ["Hee. I thought the same thing." -- Ace]