You know nothing, Buffy Summers. Cruella D'Will stands on Kingman's Bluff, which seems to overlook Sunnydale and has a view of the ocean, and watches as a large stone spire magically erupts up through the earth. The Satanic spire erects up and up, accompanied by one of those ominous chanting choirs. The top of the spire is decorated with a pentagram and trident, and on the side it features a large statue of a naked woman sticking her tongue out, surrounded by snakes. The temple, and its thrusting erection through the earth, are incredibly phallic. But I don't consider a mere spire to be much of a temple. Shouldn't a temple have, oh, I don't know -- an interior? This spire might just pass muster as an altar, but it's no temple. My sister, watching with me, suggests that it would have been much cooler if Willow had torn a huge gash in the earth and walked down into a subterranean temple. I have to agree.
Anya chatters on, explaining that the temple was dedicated to some demon goddess, Proserpexa, and her followers were going to use her "effigy" to destroy the world, except that the temple was destroyed "in the big earthquake of '32." 1932? I figured that was the earthquake that trapped the Master too, but The Watcher's Guide Volume II says that one was in 1937. ["Or maybe it's 1837? Doesn't really matter; the writing's still lazy." -- Sars] Some really unimportant blather about Willow channeling the planet's life force through the effigy to destroy the world (like any of us believe at this point that that will actually happen), and then Anya concludes that Giles also told her no supernatural or magic force will be able to stop Willow. Buffy and Dawn are confused. Anya becomes very distressed and says she needs to get back to Giles, because he's alone. Buffy asks if Giles is okay, and Anya vanishes, saying that he "doesn't have a lot of time left." Buffy and Dawn are stunned that they might lose another friend, but Buffy quickly moves back into action-state. She calls out for Xander, who doesn't respond, and when Dawn reminds her that she can't defeat Willow, Buffy insists that she has to try.