Professor Walsh leans across her desk and tells Buffy that she thought the Slayer was a myth. Buffy, sitting across from her, quips that Professor Walsh was "myth-taken" and looks up over her shoulder at Riley with a small smile. Riley, sit down, you're making me nervous. Professor Walsh says that she knew Buffy was capable of earning a better grade than a B-minus, but now she understands that Buffy's energies were focused on the same goal as the Initiative. In a bit of foreshadowing, Walsh implies that the only difference is their methods; while the Initiative uses "the latest in scientific technology and state-of-the-art weaponry," apparently Buffy "poke[s] them with a sharp stick." Buffy, instead of rolling her eyes and telling Professor Hardass to stuff it, mumbles that "it's more effective than it sounds." Walsh attempts to boast about the seventeen demons and vampires that Riley has defeated and smugly asks Buffy how many she's taken out. Seventeen? I'll bet Willow, at half of Riley's weight and with none of his military training, has taken out almost that many.
As much as I'm looking forward to watching Riley's comeuppance, we instead switch to Giles's pad now so we can watch him dust his apartment. He pauses, sticking the feather duster between his teeth, and picks up a book as ominous music twangs in the background. While he is reading, he does some quick calculations ["Look! Giles still counts on his fingers!" -- Sep] and says, "Oh crap," letting the feather duster fall.
Next we see Giles packing a bag full of supplies. He's on the phone with Willow and tells her that they don't have time to wait for Buffy because some demon is going to rise tonight. He testily asks the whereabouts of Buffy and we jump to --