We cut to Nancy sitting on the sofa in the Summers' living room, explaining her recent adventure to Xander, Buffy and Dawn. So that whole thing where the door slammed behind Buffy in the school basement earlier was just nothing? Huh. Nancy looks an awful lot like the unfortunate love-child of Hilary Swank and that girl who played Julie on Felicity. Trying to explain what she saw, Nancy says, "And whatever it was, it was big and strong. Stronger than " She trails off and then admits that everyone hears about weird events like this living in Sunnydale, but "nobody actually believes them." Buffy, who is bandaging Nancy's hand, makes a funny face. Nancy worries that her new friends think she's crazy, but they assure her they don't. "We're going to take care of this," machos Xander, "It's your lucky night!" He realizes he's being insensitive and continues, "Considering, you know, your dog just got all ate up and stuff." Nancy looks queasy. Xander makes a "D'oh!" face. After some questioning, Nancy says the only warning of the attack was a rumbling, which causes Buffy to make the connection to her dream. "From beneath you it devours," she muses, and Dawn looks concerned. I think we were supposed to be misdirected that the sidewalk worm was the very entity foretold in Buffy's dream and haunting Spike in the basement, but it didn't work on me for one second. I mean, I wasn't spoiled at all, but somehow I knew we weren't going to see a Big Bad this early in the season. "Shall we round up the gang?" inquires Dawn, but Xander has to remind her that they pretty much are the gang. Buffy promises to find the dog that Nancy seems so very unconcerned about losing. "The only thing I need is a little..." Buffy continues, and although I don't think she was going to say "a little vampire ex-slam-piece," Spike appears in the living room anyway. Will these people never learn to lock their doors? If I lived in Sunnydale and had seen what they've seen, I'd have six kinds of locks and seven magical spells on every possible entrance to my house. And I guess Buffy forgot to have the mystical vampire locks changed after "Seeing Red," or else Spike lost his vampirism when he gained his soul. Instead of a soul, I wish Deep-Throaty Demon had given Spike some freakin' BOUNDARIES! "What you need is help," declares Spike, who has bleached and cut his hair since earlier in the episode. Well, Spike honey, I think you could have helped Buffy by not showing up in her living room unannounced and startling the crap out of her, considering how your last sane encounter with her went down. "Fortunately, you've got me," continues Spike. Cocky much, Mr. Bugfuckcrazy? Oh man, the first time I typed that I actually typed "Buffyfuckcrazy" by mistake. The camera pulls in close on surprised Buffy.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode Report CardAce: B- | 1338 USERS: B-
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer