Just rewatched the BTVS episode "Bad Girls" from S3 and I have been wondering what the deal is/was with the Deputy Mayor and his unexpected appearance near the battle between Faith, Buffy, and the Vampires that resulted in his untimely and accidental death. Was it ever explained (or did I just miss it) what he was doing there and, moreover, what his role in the Mayor/S3 storyline was? Was he friend or foe or something else? He always seemed really anxious and twitchy around the Mayor but I could never quite understand what the point of his character was other than to be accidentally staked and killed by Faith. Has Joss or any of the writers on BTVS ever explained anything about him? I'm confused.