The next morning, Joyce is gazing at her reflection in the mirror. Now I know why Dr. Doom looked like he had just come in from a costume party. Joyce has the teensiest tiniest little gauze bandage that has a mere hint of fake blood on it. It looks like they could have used one of those useless weenie Band-Aids to cover her brain surgery scar. Did they remove her tumor through a freakin' pore or something? Buffy tries to sell her mom on a wig, but I really don't see why Joyce needs a wig; it doesn't even look like they shaved her head. Joyce tries to change the subject and tells Buffy that she should go relax with Riley. Buffy tells her that she sent Riley off to go hang with his friends. Huh? Riley has friends? Since when? "Besides," Buffy continues, "I'm sure he'll come over later looking for a little bible study," she hastily corrects herself. "Good," says Joyce with a small smile, "just as long as the two of you are spending some quality time with the Lord." Bwa ha ha!
So now we're in a cheap hotel room with a bunch of military guys that are in no way the Initiative. In fact, they're the INot!tiative. Although I'd really like to know what branch of the military operates out of Motel 6. A transmission comes through, and Graham monotones to another black-outfitted military guy that there's a nest of demons in Belize that needs taking care of. The senior guy flatlines to Graham that he should get the men ready, and Graham suggests that they try to recruit Riley.
Buffy lies snuggled in her bed when the door to her room is opened by Spike. She stirs and asks, "Riley?" Upon discovery of Spike, Buffy bolts up and delivers mandatory threat number one. Spike retorts, "I wouldn't be here if I didn't have a good reason. As usual I'm here to help you and are you naked under there?" Buffy delivers mandatory threat number two. Spike's tone grows serious as he tells her that "I want to show you something. You need to see this." Buffy sighs in irritation and then gives Spike a look until he turns around. He protests, "Oh please, like I give a bloody damn," but it's clear from the expression on his face that being so close to a naked Buffy is absolute torture.