Upstairs, Buffy stands in her dark room and stares at herself in the mirror.
Down the hall, Willow and Tara get ready for bed; Willow says she called Giles and he'll be heading back as soon as he can. I feel cheated. I would really have liked to see that conversation and Giles's reaction to the news. I can't just suddenly start pretending that Giles isn't important. That his love for Buffy isn't important. But I feel like Mutant Enemy already wants me to just forget about the guy. Willow assures Tara that everything is fine, she's not worried, but Tara urges her to share her real feelings. Closing the door, Willow muses about how intense the experience must have been for Buffy, and how Angel came back "wild" after his tenure in hell. The witchlets lie in bed, and Tara hugs Willow to help stop the "noise" in her head. Stroking Tara's arm, Willow finally gets to the heart of her feelings -- she's all, "I wanted her to be happy and grateful and say she loves me the best." Not really, but close enough. Tara: "You thought she'd...be more grateful." Willow: "Would I be a terrible person if I said yes?" Tara: Doesn't answer. Seriously, she changes the subject. I'm with you, Tara. Willow is acting pretty horribly.
We hear Tara's voice as we see Buffy sitting on the edge of her bed. I'm not sure if that's supposed to mean that Buffy could overhear their whole conversation. She picks up a framed picture of her, Willow, and Xander and then sets it down again. Then she looks at her mirror, which is decorated with happy pictures of her and the gang. As she stares, the little faces in the pictures suddenly become death's heads, skulls every one. Creepy! But hey, it could be a spin-off for Halloween: Ghoul Buffy and her L'il Friends. Anyway, Buffy blinks and the pictures go back to normal.