In the library, Willow tries to research, but realizes she can't turn any pages. She and Giles lay out the backstory again. He asks what her costume is, and she tells him she's a ghost. Uneasily, he asks, "The ghost of what, exactly?" Heh. Willow gets defensive, and describes Cordy's costume for some perspective. This points them to a clue, namely that Cordy didn't become the embodiment of her costume. Willow says that Cordy got her costume at Party Town, but the rest of them got theirs at a new place, "Ethan's." It's a good thing Willow's dead already, because the intensity of Giles's eyes could kill.
In an alley, Buffy runs. Angel, Xander, and Cordy look for her. Cordy thinks Buffy will be okay, but Angel points out that she's helpless while under the spell. Only he says it loudly enough that Spike, who's behind a nearby tree, overhears him, like, nice one, Amp Vamp. Try modulating your voice -- to "off." Spike has assembled a posse of mini-demons, which is hilarious in and of itself. He tells them that "the tenderest meat you've ever tasted" is out there, and all they have to do is find her first. Buffy stops in the alley and looks ready to cry.
After the break, Buffy starts to move again, but a vamp dressed in Larry's pirate gear accosts her. Is that actually Larry? Because if so, why would he be a vamp? I don't really understand all the nuances of this spell. Maybe Ethan said something in Latin about plot holes that I couldn't translate. Buffy runs.
Giles and Willow enter Ethan's shop. They quickly discover the bust of Janus, whose eyes are glowing green now. Giles explains that he's a Roman mythical god (as opposed to all the non-mythical Roman gods) and says that he represents the division of self. "Male and female, light and dark..." Ethan's voice cuts in, "Chunky and creamy. Oh! No, sorry, that's peanut butter." Heh. Giles tells Willow to leave, which she does. In the gaffe department, we hear her open and close the door. Giles greets Ethan by name. Ethan: "Hello, Ripper." Now we're getting somewhere!
Buffy trips and falls, and VampLarry? grabs her. He leans in to bite her, but Xander comes out of nowhere and tackles him. Cordy comes running up and asks Buffy if she's okay. Upon seeing Angel, Buffy cowers in fear and tells Cordy he's a vampire. Cordy, conveniently forgetting that 18th-century Buffy doesn't have the real Buffy's memories, sighs exasperatedly and tells her that Angel is a good vampire. Angel has been standing there dumbly for about thirty seconds instead of helping Xander, but Xander manages to knock VampLarry? out. He tells Angel, "It's strange, but beating up that pirate gave me a weird sense of closure." Whatever. Willow comes rushing up, telling them they have to get inside. Spike and his widdle army appear and stride toward them. The Scoobs make for an open warehouse, Angel carrying Buffy.