Next scene, predictably, features Buffy storming into Spike's crypt. The vampire in question is sitting on top of a stone coffin painting his nails when Buffy yanks the top out from under him and dumps him inside. Spike pops up, telling her to watch his nail polish, and she slams the coffin lid into him, shoving it back and pinning him while she rants about the manner in which Dawn found out she was the Key. Spike protests that he didn't know, had no way of knowing, and bitches, "Something goes wrong in your life -- blame Spike." He suddenly stands and flings aside the coffin lid, startling Buffy and causing shortness of breath in admirers across the nation. He continues to read Buffy the riot act, saying that Dawn would have snuck out anyway, and he was just trying to keep an eye on her. Buffy insists, "She shouldn't have found out like that," and Spike heads for the final smack-down: "Maybe if you had been more honest with her in the first place, you wouldn't be trying to make yourself feel better with a round of 'Kick the Spike.'" Buffy flounces out, and Spike shakes his head as if to say, "I just can't win with this woman."
Dawn is lying in her bed, still wearing her clothes from the night before. There's a light tap on the door, and Joyce enters. She quietly tells Dawn she'll be late for school, but Dawn sulks that she's not going. Joyce then sits and offers to make soup, and I get a little teary at her attempts to deal, because not much in her life has probably prepared her to handle this, but Dawn rejects the offer, practically shouting that she's not sick. Yay, we get a classic fourteen-year-old line: "Don't tell me what to do. You're not my mother!" Poor Joyce looks so sad. Dawn then hops off the bed and says she'd rather be at school. She storms out, leaving Joyce sitting in the bed. Even in my most distraught teenage moments (and there were plenty of them) I never, ever would have gone to school in the clothes I had worn the day before.
The hospital. Neanderthal-browed Ben enters the psych ward and makes a dumb joke about the medications he's carrying. I think these poor crazy people have enough problems without you mocking them, Monkey Face. Orlando, the Knight of Borezantium, is strapped to one of the beds and draws Ben's attention with his ranting. Suddenly, crusty minion Jinx appears out of nowhere and starts flapping his crusty jaws, saying the KoB are "like ants. First you see one, then two, then the picnic's ruined." Anyway, Jinx finally gets to the point and tells Ben that his fate is "directly linked" to Glory's, and that Glory is tired of Ben's defiance. Ben basically says, "Neener, neener. I am rubber and you are glue, what you say bounces off me and sticks to you." That, and "Glory can't lay a finger" on him. He threatens to beat Jinx up some more. Nobody cares!