It opened on some scene, I assume during the
first ep, but it cold be later. If it is the first ep, then apparently Dawn and
Buffy didn't go on a trip after all. Not quite sure. But the scene opens on A
vampire running scared through the cemetery. A few seconds later Dawn and Buffy
fly past the screen after it. It is pretty much a copy of the opening scene in
Bargaining. They finally catch up to the vamp in front of a crypt and Dawn leaps
at it taking it down by the legs. They tumble a few feet, the vamp coming out on
top. it pins her arms above her head and smiles down at her right before it
turns to dust. Buffy pockets the stake and helps her sister to her feet. They
turn in the direction of the crypt and both freeze.
Dawn: It's empty isn't it?
Buffy: Yeah. Clem moved in somewhere with
Hallfrek. Anya said they took Spike's stuff. he didn't want anyone to steal it.
Dawn: So it's really empty then. It looks grayer.
Buffy: It feels like he was never here. I went
inside the other day, when I was looking for Clem. There's nothing there.
Nothing but dust... and the scorch marks I left when I blew up his bed.
Dawn: (Studies her closely) Do you miss him.
Buffy: I don't know. Last year was so... I don't
know. Like I'm not sure any of it really happened. I think I just need to see
him again to convince myself he was really here. That he lived in there. I don't
think I'll know if I missed him until I see his face.
(They stare at the crypt for a few more seconds.
The wind starts to blow)
Buffy: I just wish he'd come back.
Cut to Spike racing past the Welcome to Sunnydale
sign on his bike. At the bottom of the screen, just below the sign, in white
letters is the time. 11:41 PM. The time clicks by a minute each second and then
stops on 11:57 PM. The Desoto come roaring back past us and we see it spin,
smoking the tires and screech to a halt facing the sign. The camera cuts to and
interior shot, slightly behind Spike and to the right. He sticks a cigarette in
his mouth and lights it, grinning maliciously at the sign. He flicks the dial on
the radio and Black Sabbath comes on, in the middle of the intro to Iron Man.
It's a little fuzzy, like it's switching channels. He grimaces a little and just
revs the engine higher. He shifts into drive and smokes the tires, racing at the
sign. Cut to a shot from just behind the sign, we can see the Desoto heading
toward it. We can also see, partially obscured by a bush, that an irritated City
council has apparently re-enforced the sign posts with some kind of steel beams.
Cut to 1/4 side view. The Desoto smashes into the sign and comes to a complete
halt, the back lifting bit on impact. Spike flies through the windshield and
crashes through the top of the Sign, taking the WEL off of Welcome to Sunnydale.
One of the Shattered splits of wood pierces his chest. His eyes go wide a split
second before he turns to dust that peppers the bush behind the sign. We are
left with a shot of the Desoto's smoking front end flush against the sign as the
engine dies it's silent except for the engine's cooling knock and the fuzzy
radio. The wind picks up again and the radio fuzzes out completely as an oldies
statioon takes over.
How many roads must a man walk down
before they call him a man?
the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
the answer is-
Cut to Xander watching Rock and Roll Jeopardy
with a beer in his hand.
Jeff Probst: I think I'll dust my broom
Contestant: Who is Robert Johnson?
Jeff Probst: Correct. And Winston steps into the lead with 5400 points.