Cut to the courtyard, where Oz awaits Debbie. He starts to leave, but she comes running, apologizes for being late, and asks if he has the notes. Her hair is over her right eye, but Oz still notices that she has a shiner, and asks if she's okay and how she got hurt. She smiles, hems and haws, and finally comes up with "doorknob." Doorknob? What was she doing, practicing her technique? Oh, that was really crass. I'm so sorry. Except for the "sorry" part. We now see that Pete is watching them from a distance, and as Oz puts his hand on Debbie's shoulder, Pete does not look pleased. Oz says that if Debbie ever needs to talk, he's there, but she just leaves, thanking him for the notes.
Giles tells the group that they're looking for a "depraved, sadistic animal." Oz, who's just walked in: "Present. Hey, I may be a cold-blooded jelly doughnut, but my timing's impeccable." BWA HA HA! Willow eagerly tells him that he's cleared, and he's thrilled. Giles is happy as well, but directs their attention to trying to find a connection between the two murders. Oz, his meeting with Debbie fresh in his mind, figures it's her. According to Oz, Debbie and Jeff Walken were in jazz band together, and "used to horse around." Faith: "They were screwing?" Oz: "I -- don't think so, but he hid her music comp book once." Another great moment. Help! Buffy knows that Debbie knew Platt, and they quickly deduce that Pete is the killer. They split up into two teams to look for Debbie and Pete: Giles and Faith, and Buffy and Willow. Man, I know which team I want to be on. Oz locks himself in the cage.
Girls' bathroom. Debbie applies make-up to her shiner. Buffy and Willow enter, and Buffy's on Debbie like white on rice. Buffy tells her that people are dying, and Debbie starts making excuses and blaming herself. Willow thinks that the killer had to be an animal, but Buffy figures it out: "Pete's not like other guys, is he, Debbie?" Well, if she's practicing on a doorknob, he's sure not like any of the guys I know. Debbie tries to leave, but Buffy and Willow aren't having it. Buffy says, "We're running out of time."
Cut to a sweaty (?) Angel, struggling against his chains. The metal support breaks, and he's out of there.
Bathroom. Debbie says she doesn't know where Pete is, but Buffy thinks she's lying. Debbie: "What if I am? What are you gonna do about it?" Willow, and me: "Wrong question." Buffy grabs Debbie and shoves her in front of one of the mirrors and forces her to look at her eye. She tells Debbie that Pete doesn't love her if he could hurt her like he did. Debbie wonders if they'd take him away, and says, "I could never do that to him. I'm his everything." Sigh. Buffy: "So while you two live out your grim fairy tale, two people are dead." I read the completely unabridged and uncensored Grimm's Fairy Tales when I was a kid. I positively loved them. I think it explains a lot. Buffy continues, "Who's gonna be next?"