Buffy and Riley are strolling through a graveyard. Buffy is wearing one of her three-quarter length coats from last season, and while I like the look, I don't think seventies-vintage sienna naugahyde-looking leather was the best choice. They're attacked by some random demon and they quickly dispatch it. After Riley calls for a retrieval team, Buffy tries to explain the Oz and Willow break-up. Buffy lets the werewolf out of the bag, so to speak, and Riley is shocked that Willow is into "dangerous" guys. Buffy gets offended because she's thinking of her own past, and calls Riley a bigot. She tells him that love isn't logical and that one can't always be sensible about it. In typical Buffy fashion she refuses to talk about it and snits off.
Willow opens the door to her room, which is practically a single at this point since Buffy never seems to be there anymore, to see Oz standing there. He gives her a somewhat soulful look, and she invites him inside, but he declines with a little half-smile, saying that he wants to show her something. Cut to them walking outside. Between their two jackets they've managed to put sheep on the endangered species list. Willow mentions how everything feels like a dream, and Oz tells her to look up at the sky. We're treated to the sight of a lovely full moon. Willow is shocked and overjoyed at Oz's apparent cure and hugs him. ["This is the point in the episode where I started bawling. Yes, I'm a sap." -- Ace] Unfortunately for Oz (and me), she hugs him like a friend, while it's obvious that he has more on his mind. As Willow pulls back, she gets a confused look on her face as if she's just realized how this complicates things. Oz mentions that Xander told him that Willow doesn't have a new boyfriend. He takes her hand and says that he's not going rush her, but that he's changed and can offer her what she needs now. My heart plunks painfully down into my stomach, and I'm pretty sure it's only going to get worse from here. Oh yeah, Willow also looks very pained for some reason and we're only eleven minutes into the episode.