Xander has walked Worm Bait Nancy back to her building and they stand around like morons waiting for one of them to work up the courage to asking the other out. Nancy hits on Xander, asking if she could call him sometime. He's amiable to the idea saying that he's "very listed." Shouldn't he take this opportunity to remind her of his last name, or give her his business card? She turns to go to her apartment, but the building starts to tremble. "I just got a swell idea," says Xander. "Run!" he finishes as the glass panel of the door shatters and the tiles in the floor are violently displaced by the burrowing of From Beneath You It Causes a Little Havoc. I'm starting to think that maybe Xander is smarter than I've given him credit for in the past. Going into construction in Sunnydale seems like a very perceptive occupational choice. Xander and Worm Bait Nancy run and run until they predictably stumble on some stairs and the (need I even mention?) extremely phallic Little Havoc worm emerges from under the floor. Then we cut to what I can only assume must be some leftover footage from Dune or Tremors as we focus in on the worm. Seriously, the shot looks as out of place and differently lit as if it were stock footage. Little Havoc screams at them and then retreats back underground because because because we've got more than thirty minutes left to fill in this episode. Best I can come up with. Xander realizes that since Little Havoc attacked Nancy twice in one night it must have some connection with her. Nancy grouses about the oddness of her present situation a bit saying, "Ronnie would love this." With a little help from the Exposition Fairy (who has possessed both participants in this scene) we learn that Ronnie is Nancy's stalker-lite ex-boyfriend whom she characterizes as "trouble." Xander suspects that Ronnie might be the kind of trouble that summons supernatural worm things, but Worm Bait Nancy classifies him as more of an "abusive bastard." Xander and Worm Bait Nancy then commiserate over the fact that both of their exes are ruining their lives (although in that regard I think Xander is bending the truth a bit.) Worm Bait Nancy goes on to ask, "And you get so tired of feeling helpless that all you can do is just wish that it would stop?" Xander, having heard the forbidden "w" word, grimaces with an inkling as to what might have happened.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode Report CardAce: B- | 1339 USERS: B-
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer