Buffy wakes up with Spike in her arms. She looks surprised and then gets a "smell the fart" look on her face. Maybe she's opposed to the scent of Spike's hair gel?
Casa Summers. Andrew is expositioning his findings at Ajo Sagrado to all the assembled Fighters For Good Who Have Not Yet Been Kicked Out Of Casa Summers. Wait. He just said that "all these stone tablets basically said the same thing." There were more stone tablets we didn't see? Was the Styrofoam, X-Acto knife, and spray-paint budget exceeded earlier this season? He goes on to say that these numerous invisible stone tablets implied that "The First and Caleb are protecting something." Well, it might have been very useful for the viewers to see the tablets that implied anything at all about "protecting" and The First, rather than the one that just talked about designated users. Andrew thinks the inscription at the mission might be referring to a weapon. Faith gives him some praise for his discoveries, but tells him he's not coming with them. She then directs Dawn and Xander to keep tabs on Buffy, to make sure she's okay. I get the feeling here that she's both genuinely concerned about Buffy and worried about the message from the First Mayor. Dawn wants to know why they should "spy" on Buffy. I'd like to know why none of you losers thought to go after her yourselves. Faith has no morning-after fuzzies for Wood, delegating him to sitting-by-phone duty. She gathers up her troops and rolls out. So she's taking a bunch of Junior Misses into an unknown location and she isn't taking Willow, who could at least provide illumination and a shield spell. Or Giles, who has to be a better fighter than any of the Junior Misses. And she hasn't done any recon. Sigh. I'm so glad this will all be over soon.
Spike wakes to cloying strings on the soundtrack and finds a note on his pillow. Buffy is nowhere to be seen. I wish it would stay that way.
Sunnydale Free-Range Bringer Farm and Winery. Caleb promises First Buffy that it won't be long now until they get "it" out. First Buffy orders him to "rouse the Bringers," but they're interrupted by the sound of a comatose Bringer tumbling head over heels down the stairs. Buffy, hands on her hips, yells down, "Hey. Heard you got something of mine." That girl would go to the ends of the earth for her stapler.
If networks want to make sure you watch commercials, they ought to make a twelve-page recap for every hour of television compulsory. It even makes those damn thetruth.com ads compelling. ["No, it doesn't." -- Sars]