Xander and Spike approach a house, and Xander lectures Spike about not letting RJ's brother work his charming mojo on him. Spike doesn't say much, and then they ring the bell. Xander and Spike make surprised faces, and we see that RJ's brother is now a slovenly, scruffy guy in a pizza delivery jacket. Spike cocks a quizzical eyebrow. I like quiet Spike. He's no bother at all.
Sep: Silent, helpful, non scene-hogging Spike -- I like it!
Ace: Yeah, me too. But I bet some of the fans who only watch for him are gonna be pissed. Proves you shouldn't put all your fan eggs in one character basket or somethin'.
Sep: I know! I mean, you're watching a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- the focus is going to be on Buffy.
Ace: Heh. And anyone actually sleeping with her, historically.
Sep: Damn. In that case, I sure hope Buffy stops sleeping with Dawn.
A little later, Xander and RJ's brother sit chatting about construction. There's a few brewskis on the coffee table between them. Damn, I wish they'd give this RJ's brother guy a name. RJ's brother asks about RJ, and if he's doing well at Sunnydale High. Xander allows that he is, then gently brings up the fact that RJ might be dating a female friend of his. Spike drifts silently around the room. RJ's brother says that RJ is a great guy, although he used to worry about him when he was younger because he was such a big nerd. Behind RJ's brother's head, Spike checks out some knick-knacks. He peers at a bunch of angel figurines and then turns one around so that it's no longer looking at him. RJ's brother continues that he even found (gasp) poetry in RJ's room once, but then RJ "blossomed." Just as Xander is asking what caused RJ to blossom, Spike breaks in, "You're wearing your brother's jacket." He indicates some pictures on the mantel of both brothers in the same letterman's jacket. RJ's brother explains, "Oh, no, dude. He's wearing mine. That jacket was with me all the way through high school." He gave the jacket to RJ after he graduated, but before he started working at the Pizza Barn. Spike shoots Xander a significant look. "I'm in the management program," RJ's brother concludes rather sweetly. Oh, RJ's brother's name is Lance, so let's use that from now on. Xander inquires where Lance got the jacket, and Lance explains that it was passed on from his father, who always made a big deal about it. Apparently he met RJ and Lance's (hot when young) mom while wearing it. Xander leaps up and, nodding to Spike, says it's getting late. Lance seems happy for the company, though, and tells the guys they don't have to leave. In fact, they could hang out in his "rumpus room" in the basement and partake of the mini-fridge and air hockey. Just then, a woman shouts down from upstairs that if Lance has guests, he could serve them the "little boxes of raisins," which gets Lance all excited, but Xander is insistent that he and Spike have to leave. They hurry out.