Commercial for Bride of Chucky. Who knew Roswell was a step up for Katherine Heigl?
A crowd forms around Buffy, but she recovers and quickly runs off. Rounding a corner, she runs right into Ramon, knocking a bunch of flyers out of his hand. As they gather the flyers up, Ramon introduces himself as "Ken." However, he will always be Ramon to me. So for those of you just joining this recap, Ken = Ramon. He inquires after her well-being, and PSAs about kids on the street. He gives Buffy a flyer for a halfway house called "Family Home." ["Then Buffy asks him, 'Is that a pajama top?' and he snorts, 'No!' and then mutters, 'Yes.'" -- Sars]
Sad song over a montage of homeless kids. Frankly, if I wanted that, I'd rent Where The Day Takes You again. Mmm, Dermot Mulroney in the early '90s. We follow the song to the Bronze, where it's being performed by a woman with breasts that would put Dolly Parton to shame. Seriously, I think she's wearing an Aquabra. Sars? ["Maybe if said bra contains one of the Great Lakes. Girl has it going on up front -- not that there's anything wrong with that." -- Sars] Xander whinges about Cordelia, and Willow misses Buffy. They lament the fact that they're losing half the vamps. Personally, for three hapless teenagers fighting the undead, that percentage sounds great to me. Xander opines that they need "bait" as he stares at Cordelia.
Summers home. Joyce, paying bills, is interrupted by a knock at the door. She opens the door expectantly, but is disappointed to find Giles. Of course, she hasn't slept with him yet, or she might be a little perkier. After a bit of conversation, Giles tells Joyce that she shouldn't blame herself for Buffy's departure, but Joyce turns it around: "I blame you." Ouch. Giles's stoic face cracks a little bit. Joyce continues the attack, saying that she feels like Giles took Buffy away from her. Giles tries to recover: "I didn't make Buffy who she is." Joyce isn't buying: "And who exactly is she?" Again, ouch.