Buffy rushes in to her hot boss's office. What should she do? Her hot boss says that she already did the right thing, which was to tell him about it. He informs her that "kids this age, they're hurting, they're pissed off, and they say things. Awful things." Buffy should know all about that. He steps up to the coffee maker and pours two cups, telling her all about the time when he was a kid and threatened to "bust" some guy's "ass. People took talk like that seriously where I'm from." Buffy supplies idiotically, "The 'hood?" Yes, way back in the day when he was down with his peeps in the streets, riding his old-school dinosaur and rockin' stone Adidas. He looks over his shoulder at her and says, "Beverly Hills. Which is a 'hood." A hood that everyone knows the zip code of. Hot Boss says he was speaking out of fear, because he "couldn't bust a move, let alone someone's ass." So he'll perform the perfunctory locker searches ("but we can't search their brains") and make the phone calls to parents, and that's pretty much it. Buffy goes into superwoman mode, ranting that she has to do something, since she "doesn't usually get a heads up when someone is going to die." Hot Boss says, "'Usually'?" Buffy stammers and steps forward to explain, and spills her coffee all over herself. Then she realizes that Azura predicted the spillage. Boing! Or, duh!
Buffy collars Dawn in the hallway and says she has a job for her.
The library. Dawn spies on Azura and her doofy Xander-esque friend who asks her what she's drawing, and can it be something she can make into a tattoo? Maybe they can get matching tattoos. Like a snake with fire coming out of its mouth. Azura suggests a "sexy hula girl that wiggles when you flex." Doofus says, "Now you're talking!" No, now she's busting on you. He brings up the dance. She already said no, and besides, it will be lame. "Lame is funny," says Doofus. Actually, lame is not always funny. Case in point? The recap for this episode. The ep's so dull that there's hardly any jokes to be made. He keeps insisting that he and Azura should hang out at the winter formal. Dawn walks up, introduces herself, and says she takes ceramics with Azura. Did they have an assignment for next week? Um, yeah -- but Azura didn't write it down. She wrinkles up her head at Dawn and says it was "something to do with glazes." Doofus stands up, introduces himself to Dawn (his name is Mike), and says he'd better go study if he's going to ace his test. As he walks away, Azura tells him he's going to get a B. Dawn takes Doofus's seat and asks how Slaughterhouse Five is. Azura is digging it. It's no Cat's Cradle, but it'll do. Azura says she stopped reading her assigned texts and now just reads for her. Dawn is all, "That's so cool!" She says she'd do the same thing, but her sister would whomp her. I don't think I've ever seen Dawn with a book. If Dawn read for pleasure instead of, oh, say, ripping off the magic shop, Buffy would have a lot less to worry about. Azura puts two and two together and realizes that Buffy and Dawn are sisters. She says she just saw Buffy this morning. Dawn says stupidly, "What about?" Oh, just none of your damn business. Well, is Azura going to the dance with Doofus? No, since she's "not going to be around that night." Dawn looks blank. Some more.