Tara hurries across campus, huddled in her jacket, and runs into Cousin Beth, who apparently is not feeling the same nip in the air as Tara, because she hasn't thrown a coat on over her ghastly tube top and ruffled half shirt combo. Tara apologizes for not going to dinner, and Beth sweetly says that she was looking for Tara to see if she needed help with packing. Struggling against her stutter, Tara informs Beth that she's not returning home with her family. Beth looks sweet as homemade apple pie for a second before snarling, "You selfish bitch!" She claims that Tara's dad has been worried about her, but then ruins that sentiment by rebuking Tara for leaving her father and brother alone to do all the housework for themselves while she lives "God knows what kind of lifestyle." Beth continues, archly telling Tara she can't wait until her "little friends find out the truth" about her. "They'll see," Beth declares over Tara's distressed protests, and then figures out that Tara has cast a spell on the Scooby gang. Beth tries to hurry off to rat Tara out to her father, but Tara grabs her arm to explain, "It was just so they wouldn't see. So they wouldn't see the demon part of me." She insists that the spell was "harmless," which in Television Land of course means that the spell will turn out to be the exact opposite of harmless.
In the Magic Box workout room, Buffy is doing some sort of yoga backbend, but she's doing it in a snug pair of jeans. I would think you could damage certain, uh, tender parts, that way. ["I've had experience with snug jeans, and I've had experience with yoga. They're not two things I ever plan on combining, though." -- Ace] In the front of the shop, Willow hears a knock on the door; thinking it's Tara, she goes to answer. Outside are a whole passel of Lei-ach demons, but we can tell from Willow's confused expression that she can't see them standing there. Demons knock on front doors now? Everybody else in Sunnydale just lets themselves in. Willow slams the door and the demons, still outside, grimace menacingly.