At the airport Fuffy picks up her ticket from the agent.
Giles is taking some dishes to the sink when Baith walks in through the front door. She tells him not to move and to listen to her carefully. She tells him that she's not Faith and Giles makes a snide remark as he stealthily tries to make his way into the kitchen. "Stop inching. You were inching," cries Baith. Giles interrupts her saying, "I know what you're going to say --" "I'm Buffy," interjects Baith." "--All right, I didn't know what you were going to say," continues Giles, "but that doesn't make you any less crazy." Baith tells Giles about the mix up but Giles doesn't look convinced. She promises that she's telling the truth and then in a very belabored movement brushes her hair back from her face. Oh my God! That's just like how Buffy does it, only eighty times more affected and unnatural. Giles says that if she's really Buffy, then she won't mind if Giles ties her up until they can figure out what's going on. Baith reminds him that they need to find Faith before she gets away and tells him to ask her anything. Giles asks who the current President is and Baith reminds him that they're "checking for Buffy, not a concussion." Baith then goes on to tell Giles all sorts of personal details including revealing that Joyce thought Giles was "like a stevedore during sex." Ha! That's enough to convince Giles. At that moment Willow and Tara burst into Giles' apartment. "Oh my god," says Willow as Baith rushes to reassure her that she's not who she thinks. Willow succinctly sums up the Faith/Buffy switch in a very "yeah yeah I know that already let's get on with it" tone that is native to teenagers. Willow explains that she and Tara went to the nether realms to find out what happened and conjured some sort of glow stick ring that can be used get everyone back to their proper body. Giles goes to answer the phone. It was Xander, locked in the basement with Owen Salinger and Thurber the dead dog, telling the gang to turn on the TV. They watch a news anchor breaking the story of a hostage situation in a local church. If I was Nicholas Brendan, I'd be on the phone to my agent, looking for new roles after this most recent marginalization of my character.
In the middle of the report we switch to a monitor at the airport where Fuffy is watching the broadcast. As the anchorwoman relates that the terrorists have vowed to kill all the hostages if police attempt to rescue them.
Back at said church the vampire ringleader is making a little speech about facing one's fears. "Where's the thing I was so afraid of? You know. The Lord. He was supposed to be here. He gave us this address." Oh all right. Heh. During this scene I look around the church hoping to see the RevCam, but I guess it's not his congregation. The vampire ringleader says he'll just have to start killing people to see if that will make God show up and the congregation lets out a frightened wail.