The dance. Willow and Xander stand awkwardly, watching Dingoes play. I find it very telling that they're wearing the same outfits that caused the "clothes fluke." Faith approaches them, and wonders why they're so mopey. Maybe it's a passive effect of Angel coming back. Faith looks fantastic. Her hair is up, and she's wearing a simple black (finally!) dress that shows some cleavage, but not too much. She notices Scott dancing with some girl, calls him a "sleazebag" to Willow and Xander, and stalks off. Giles comes up and tells them something terrible has happened. Just kidding! Him, not me. They're not amused.
Buffy and Cordy run through the woods. Buffy, at a warning from Cordy, narrowly avoids getting her foot caught in a very painful-looking steel trap, set by the hunter dude. He moves to shoot them, but Buffy throws the trap at him, causing him to lose his balance and step into another trap. She holds the gun on him, and quickly extracts information from him on who the other players in the game are. Cordy again tries to say she's not a Slayer, but is interrupted by two of the spiny guy's knives flying into a nearby tree. The girls run again.
Scott and his date are dancing when Faith interrupts them. She says, in a voice much higher than usual, "Scott? There you are, honey! Good news -- the doctor says the itching and the swelling and the burning should clear up, but we gotta keep using the ointment." She turns to his date and says, "Hi!" with a bright smile. Then she walks away. Have I ever mentioned how much I love her? And if my beloved Bitch-O-Meter were still with us, Faith's performance probably would have rated a seven -- maybe Alexis Carrington Colby in a good mood. Scott's date gives him a look like, "You got some 'splainin' to do." Pan over to Willow and Xander, looking forlorn. Giles tells them that he's going to retreat to the library until the coronation, but that they did a "fine thing" bringing Buffy and Cordy together. Man, Giles is fidgety in this scene. Why is everyone being such a spaz?
Buffy and Cordy hole up in a shack. That's a shout-out to Shack, even though he called me pathetic. Buffy, gun in hand, shutters some of the windows. Cordy's panicking about all the things she'll never get to do, including finding out "if it's real between [her] and Xander or if it's some temporary insanity that made [her] think [she] loved him." Aw. And I'd go with the insanity choice. Cordy's really falling to pieces, but Buffy tells her that they're going to escape to the library, get weapons, and kill their hunters in time for Cordy to "congratulate [Buffy] on [her] sweeping victory as Homecoming Queen." Cordy: "I know what you're up to. You think if you get me mad enough I won't be so scared. And hey -- it's working. Where's a damn weapon?" Hee. Buffy asks if Cordy really loves Xander, and she says he grows on you, "like a Chia Pet." That is such an appropriate characterization. Cordy finds a spatula, which seems like a strange thing to have in a shack with no kitchen, and a telephone, but ditzes that the spatula makes a better weapon. It does have a wooden handle, at least. That'll be important later. Buffy gives her a "get a clue, you dolt" look.