Willow rushes through the crowd and weaves her way through different groups of people. She catches sight of Glory and Tara on the bench and quickly starts a spell but has trouble remembering the incantation. She sees Glory with her hands in pre-brainsuck position when a long Chinese dragon cuts across her path, blocking her view. By the time it passes, Tara is alone on the bench, her face devoid of expression. Willow rushes to Tara and breathlessly asks if she's okay, but all Tara can do is mumble about being "dirty" and "bad." Willow folds Tara into her arms, sobbing about how sorry she is.
Hospital. The gang minus Buffy is gathered around Tara while Willow pleads with a doctor to be allowed to take Tara home; the doctor insists that Tara spend the night in the Psych ward for evaluation. "Is she your sister?" inquires the doctor. "She's my everything," replies Willow disconsolately. Exit doctor. "Words cannot express how much I hate this place," says Xander. Giles agrees, and Anya adds, "It's like communism." Hee! In rushes Buffy, and I guess she was on the phone getting all the utilities put in her name or something. Thank god they didn't show it. She hugs Willow and then Tara. Tara gives her a wide smile and mumbles something to establish that she's looney tunes. Xander looks pained, possibly because he finally realized that his new haircut exposes his double chin. Buffy apologizes for being late and then says, "Dawn's safe with Spike." I guess that everyone must still be in shock, because they just let that statement go. Not to mention that Buffy's definition of "safe" must be somewhat warped at this point, since Spike was in no way a match for Glory before she put him through the godly Cuisinart.