After sitting through a number of ads for From Hell starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham as British people, I vow to never complain about Spike's accent again. Oh wait, I never did complain that much. Well, anybody who has complained about Spike's accent should see this ad and get some perspective. There's worse stuff out there.
Smash! Something glass breaks right over the sleeping Willow and Tara. They wake and spot Buffy at the end of the bed. She makes with the crazy talk, which includes calling the witches "filthy little bitches rattling the bones," but also includes some references to Willow's fawnicide. Rant, rant, and she throws another glass knick-knack. Willow flips on the light, but Buffy's gone and there's no broken glass in their bed. The witches peek into Buffy's room; she's asleep in bed. Back in their room, Tara suggests that they dreamt the incident but Willow reminds her, "Different brains." Yeah and maybe, just maybe, and please understand I'm not promising anything here, but perhaps if you put both of them together you'd have one fully functioning brain. Suddenly, the pictures on the wall rattle, and we catch a glimpse of something crawling under the surface, bubbling it up. Boy, the special-effects guys sure are getting the most out of that "Crawly Effect From The Mummy" software package they got this summer. Fret, fret. Willow goes to call Xander.
At Xander's, Anya and Xander are in bed. Xander is sleeping, but Anya can't. Maybe because she's wearing full daytime make-up and finds that uncomfortable? Just a thought. Anyway, she talks to Xander and bugs him to wake up, but he doesn't until the phone rings. As he reaches for the phone, Anya climbs out of bed. Willow explains that something attacked them, and Xander suggests they get out of the house. In the background, Anya walks back into the room. Suddenly we see the scariest damn thing I have seen in a long time. It's a close-up of Anya. She giggles maniacally and slashes her face open with a knife, Her eyes are blank white orbs. So, so disturbing. Man, that really embiggens the wiggens, ya know? Anya cackles and cackles and cuts and then slumps to the ground when Xander snatches the knife away. We see that now her face is uncut. The bubble from the Summers' house glides along under the carpet and then out of the room. Is there more than one? How could it be at Buffy's and then suddenly at Xander's?