Her doppleganger sneers: "There's that word again. What you are. How you'll die. Alone. Where's your snappy comeback?"

The truth stings. She's had more support from friends, family, and lovers than any Slayer has ever had before. But except for some moments with Kendra and Faith, she's never had a peer. No one who understood what it meant to be destined to protect the world.

And then she realizes exactly what she needs to do.

"You're right," she says, grateful for The First's stupidity.

By telling her what she lacks, The First has told her what she needs to win.