Back from commercial, Xander and Willow are still discussing raising Buffy from the grave. Tara agrees with Xander that it's wrong. "It's against all the laws of nature," she says, but then, oddly, she adds that they agreed to do it. Tara is so under Willow's thumb. "It's wrong but we agreed to do it"? What kind of logic is that? ["Same logic that governs secret clubs and shoplifting nail polish, if memory serves." -- Sars] Willow says no one is changing their minds, and Xander wants to know who made her boss of the group. Oops, apparently he did: "You said Willow should be boss. You made her this little plaque that said 'Boss of Us' and you put the sparkles on it " Willow assures the group that nothing will go wrong and insists that they can't tell Giles, Spike, or Dawn what they're planning. Which is just covering territory that has already been stated, explicitly or otherwise, so far. This scene is filled with filler. I'm going into summary mode: Buffy won't be a zombie; Buffy was killed by mystical energy; Willow worries that Buffy's soul is trapped in a terrible place. Willow gets all teary, insisting, "I'm not going to leave her there." Xander finally agrees to the plan.
Willow arrives at the Summers place to find Spike and the damaged 'Bot. Dawn is asleep upstairs. Willow sits the 'Bot down, and the 'Bot expositions that she's programmed to find Willow when she's damaged. Hmm, do you think that will be important later in the episode? I wonder. As Willow fiddles with the 'Bot's wiring, the 'Bot apologizes to Spike for questioning his judgment in keeping her there until Willow showed up. "You know I admire your brain almost as much as your washboard abs," she smiles. Spike looks sick and growls at Willow that she was supposed to make the 'Bot "stop doing that." Ha. Serves him right. Damn straight he should be uncomfortable around the poor 'Bot. Willow agrees to work on it, and Spike slams out of the house in a huff. The 'Bot wonders if she made Spike mad, and deduces that he doesn't like her anymore. Willow tries to reassure her and then gets to work on programming.