Andrew is in the kitchen, trying to shore up the running gag about the microwave. Give it up, already. You. Aren't. Funny. He's got his highlighter all ready to mark important passages in the instruction manual when Jonathan suddenly appears across the room. First Jonathan mocks Andrew for needing a manual to operate the microwave, and then, when Andrew attempts to fend it off with a crucifix, the First waves its hand back and forth through it, sneering, "Oooh. Aaaah. It burns as it ineffectually passes through me." Doesn't the First have that the wrong way 'round? Anyway, it then adds, "I'm not corporeal, remember?" Well, actually, the Scoobies don't seem to remember that from day to day, so, no. Tiny Evil Jonathan says he's there with a mission for Andrew, who declines because he's serving Buffy in order to redeem himself for killing the real Jonathan. And I'm just happy that after this season is over I will have my heathen life back and will have much more limited exposure to the words "redeem" and "redemption," because, quite frankly, they give me a rash. And every time I head over to the spa at TWoP Towers for the Soothing Salvation Salve, I find that Strega has used it all up. First Jonathan mocks Andrew for wanting to join the Scooby gang, and says he'll never get in because he's a murderer. Andrew confides, "Confidentially, a lot of her people are murderers. Uh, Anya, and Willow, and Spike." And hence my lack of affection for them. We should have known we were all in deep shit when Marti admitted that her vision of Buffy was "Party of Five with monsters." Party of Five was a terrible, depressing, whiny, loathsome show about terrible, depressing, whiny, loathsome people. And that's just what Buffy has turned into.
Tiny Evil Jonathan says that Andrew is the only person in the house who Buffy is making "seek redemption," which isn't fair. No, Buffy isn't making Andrew seek redemption -- she just doesn't give a fuck about him. It's very similar to her attitude to Anya, actually. Willow fares a little better, and Spike the best of all, because Buffy apparently has decided the moon rises out of his ass or something. Tiny Evil Jonathan advertises the upcoming big fight between ineffectual, incorporeal, holiday-taking Evil and the forces of Good that's supposed to have us all on the edges of our seats until May sweeps, and advises Andrew to choose the winning side. First Jonathan reveals that he wants Andrew to "hurt the girls." But none of the ones in the credits. Because then we might care. Nope, Andrew's just supposed to kill the mostly-invisible-for-the-past-few-episodes Slayers in training. "The girls must die," explains the First over Andrew's protests, and I have to say, I'm with it on that. Go evil, choose evil! Tiny Evil Jonathan wants Andrew to fetch Willow's gun for some shootin'.