Willow hears her door unlock, and says she and Sheila have to talk. When the door opens, however, Sheila's got an angry mob in tow. She says it's time to go, and for Willow to get her coat, because it's cold out. Willow wants to know where they're going. Sheila: "I said get your coat, witch!" Willow tries to slam the door, but she can't get it closed all the way.
Chez Summers. Joyce has vigilantes -- er, "volunteers" over. Buffy and Giles bust in. Buffy says she needs to talk to Joyce alone. She starts to explain, but Joyce pulls out a cloth and puts it over Buffy's nose and mouth. Some of the "volunteers" grab Giles and do the same to him. Joyce says, "You were right. It was easy." She looks over her shoulder, and sees the kids on the stairs. The boy is holding a bottle labeled "chloroform," for the benefit of the slower members of the audience. The kids echo back and forth: "It gets even easier. But I'm still scared of the bad girls. You have to stop them. You have to make them go away forever." Buffy's conscious for this exchange -- that's what you get when you buy generic. But the kids' images go blurry, and Buffy finally passes out.
Oz and Xander burst into Willow's house, yelling her name, but of course she's gone.
City Hall. The angry mob, complete with torches, looks on. Amy, Willow, and an unconscious Buffy are tied to large wooden poles. Strewn on the floor around them are numerous books, ostensibly belonging to Giles. Willow pleads with Sheila, who says, "There's no cure but the fire." Amy desperately calls Buffy's name, to no avail.
Chez Summers. Cordelia repeatedly slaps an unconscious Giles. He finally comes to. He asks why she's there, and she tells him that her mom confiscated all her black clothes and scented candles. Good thing that didn't happen to Meghan on Felicity. She says that she came to ask Buffy to put an end to the madness, and found Giles unconscious "again. How many times have you been knocked out, anyway?" That's a good trivia question. He tells her that they have to save Buffy from Hansel and Gretel, and Cordy hopes that the brain damage happened before she hit him.