Casa de Summers. Buffy apologizes to a departing Xander and Anya for ruining their party. Anya brushes it off, saying that it gives her more time to plan the shower, and wonders where one might procure some male strippers. Xander takes slight offense. Anya protests that she was joking, but mouths, "We'll talk," at Buffy as they leave. Willow makes a throwaway comment to Buffy while Tara, her body language very standoffish, announces that she's going to bed. Willow rushes after her. Giles, icepack on jaw, tells Buffy that Dawn's behavior must be addressed. "You're right. I'm glad you're here to take care of it," Buffy says before prancing up the stairs. Way to set a responsible example, Buffy. Giles goes in to have a talk with Dawn. I go to get a snack because I had enough of this during my teen years.
Upstairs, Willow is trying in vain to apologize to Tara. Tara isn't really having it, though, and just says, "Can we not do this now? I'm tired," as she removes the approximately seven thousand decorative pillows from the bed. "Okay," agrees Willow, "Let's just forget it ever happened." This gives her an idea, and she goes to her dresser, picks up a flower, and whispers, "Forget." We know that something magical has happened, because the flower glows. Clearly a sign of the supernatural. She shuts off the lights and gets in bed with Tara, who immediately snuggles up to her, oblivious to their earlier fight because Willow just WIPED HER MEMORY. It's interesting that some spells don't require a special incantation but just one everyday word. What if Willow came home and said, "Oh darn. Forgot milk." And the gang is all, "Milk? What is this milk of which you speak? I wish I had a cool, refreshing beverage to go with these cookies but alas, nothing seems to adequately complement them." And then we would be sad for the poor Scoobies exiled to a life of cookies without milk.
Next week: I've got a theory. That Joss hates Sep.