Onstage, Dingoes "rock" out. Loving shots of Oz and his black fingernail polish. Aw. Oz.
Xander and Ampata arrive. Ampata looks all around, taking everything in. Willow watches them sadly from inside her giant fur-trimmed hood and mumbles to herself, "Maybe I should have worn something sexy." The other two approach the table where she's standing, and Willow forces out a comment about how great they look; Ampata in turn compliments Willow's "very authentic" outfit, and Xander gestures with his cigarillo and adds, "Yeah, you look...snug." Check out the silver tongue on Harris, y'all. Not. ["Yeah, and Willow's armed, too. Shut it, git." -- CB] Willow says in a defeated tone that "that's what [she] was going for," then asks, "Where's Buffy?" Then she looks around for Buffy, but because of the giant hood, she has to turn her entire body to do it, which is pretty funny.
Buffy answers the door to Giles, who bursts in with a "thank heavens you're home." Buffy bitches that yes, she's home, not out with her friends, not having a life, blah blah blah poor-me-cakes. Yes, yes. WE KNOW. Finally she cops a clue and asks what Giles is doing there: "I thought we were gonna meet at the museum to find the bodyguard." No need -- the bodyguard showed up in the bathroom at school, mummified. Buffy doesn't get it: "Why would the mummy kill her own bodyguard?" Giles researched and took a fresh look at the pictograms, and it seems that the guard's job is actually to keep the mummy from waking up and escaping -- to protect others from her, in other words, and not the other way around. "So Ampata translated it wrong," Buffy frowns, and Giles says, "Perhaps," but then Buffy arches a brow and reminds Giles that Ampata freaked out about the seal from the beginning. Giles agrees that she did, and Buffy puts it together: "Her trunks!"