Xander fills the gang in about the "hobbits with leprosy" that nabbed Spike, and postulates that they're taking Spike to Glory. "We have to get him back!" exclaims Buffybot. "So how do we find them?" queries Xander. Everyone looks expectantly at "Buffy," who stands there, the epitome of vacant, and finally says, "I fight with weapons." Because the Scoobies all seem to have a mysterious disease that results in their IQ degenerating down to whatever level the "plot" requires, they take that to mean that they should stop by Buffy's and arm themselves. The gang takes off, minus Tara, who is left to baby-sit Dawn.
Back to the Sacred Space of Slayerly Navel-Gazing. Buffy is trying to get the spirit guide to clarify her advice. It's useless, Buffy. Have you no idea how the vision quest works? Buffy recaps, "Love will lead me to my gift? I'm getting a gift, or do you mean that I have a gift to give someone else?" "Death is your gift," cryptics the spirit guide. Buffy, serious, tells the First that death is not a gift. "My mother just died. I know this. If I have to kill demons because it makes the world a better place then I kill demons. But it's not a gift to anybody." Except maybe vampires, who never got to die in the first place. The spirit guide intones, "Your question has been answered," and disappears, just like all the nasty little buggers do as soon as you DARE to question their counsel. The fire fades, leaving Buffy alone in the dark.