Pete more agitatedly wants to know what happened to the contents of the bottle. Debbie says she was trying to get rid of it, saying, "You know how you get," referring to when he drinks it. Pete says he's way past the stuff now, and starts breaking all the bottles. He grabs her and says, "All it takes now is your stupid, grating voice!" He starts yelling as his head snaps back and forth all Evil Dead-like, until his face is contorted and kind of burn-victim-y. He goes off on a diatribe about how he took the formula to be what she wanted, and she's paid him back by "whoring around with other guys and taunting him." She denies it, but he backhands her and throws her to the ground.
Okay, since this subplot is one big After-School Special, I'm going to preach a little myself. The message of this subplot seems to be that "abuse is bad." I totally agree. However, I don't care the slightest bit about these characters, and I don't think I or anyone else could be expected to. I mean, not only have they not been on the series before, they've barely been in this episode until now. I don't understand either of their motivations, and I wouldn't care to speculate on them without some better writing. I do appreciate that I was kept in suspense about the identity of the killer until now, but I think that end could have been accomplished without being attached to such a weak and preachy message. So if I make fun of these characters, don't think it's because I don't get that abuse is bad. That is all.
Pete's still hitting, ranting, telling Debbie that he killed Mr. Platt. "I am all you've got now, Debbie." Hmm, American Idol is on soon. Oh, sorry, I got bored there. Debbie cowers and whimpers, and suddenly Pete seems to snap out of it as he morphs back to his normal face. He pleadingly says that she shouldn't make him mad, and she holds him, saying, "It's okay." Argh. Can I buy that he has power over her? Yes. Would it be nice to have some idea why? Yes.
Library. Giles announces to Buffy, Willow, and Faith that Platt's killing, while brutal, took place shortly before Buffy found him. Faith, amazingly, is the brain trust of the group: "That means he was killed during the day." Willow: "Yes!" Hee. She apologizes for seeming insensitive about the killing, but Buffy's relieved that Oz (and Angel) are off the hook. They realize that Oz should be there already, as it's nearly sundown.