Xander opens a door to a creepy fluorescent-lit part of the school. There are swastikas painted everywhere, which is a very nice touch, given his mention of his fear of Nazis earlier. He doesn't seem freaked out, which makes me think he's too dumb to draw the conclusion that another nightmare is coming. He sees a candy bar on the floor, picks it up, unwraps it, and takes a bite. Ew. He is just such a schmuck. He notices that there's a trail of candy bars leading toward some thick sheets of plastic hanging from the ceiling. He follows the trail.
Buffy and Billy Gordon-Levitt walk through a door outside. Buffy says she thought this way led to the library. Billy sees some kids playing baseball, and looks freaked. He tells Buffy it's bad when you lose, and that the game they lost the previous week was his fault, because he botched a fielding play. Buffy points out that there are eight other players on the team, and Billy seems to consider that. "He said it was my fault." Buffy wants to know who, but Billy asks if they can go another way to find her friends. Buffy says yes, but then sees Jay Leno smack some kid and come after them. She points to a hole in the hedge, and they go through to...a cemetery, at night. Buffy's wigged. Billy asks if this is where her friends are, and she says no.
This next scene is one of the most hilarious in Buffy history. Willow is backstage somewhere, led along by an assistant type. "Man, I thought you weren't gonna show." Willow's dressed like Cio-Cio San -- the hair, the costume, everything. In the background, we hear an announcer present "two of the world's greatest singers." Willow's eyes go wide, and they stay that way throughout the rest of the scene. Assistant Guy goes on that someone named Aldo is pissed off, and he hopes Willow's warmed up, because "it's an ugly crowd out there." Hee. This is so good. The announcer goes on, "All the way from Firenze, Italy, the one and only Aldo Gianfranco. And, all the way from Sunnydale, California, the world's finest soprano, Willow Rosenberg!" I have to calm down, I'm already giggling so hard. Willow peers through the curtain, and sees a Pavarotti-type guy beckoning. She backs away, saying, "But I -- I didn't learn the words!" Assistant Guy shoves her through the curtain. She bumps into Aldo, and he looks like his patience is already wearing pretty thin. He starts to sing in Italian, and sure enough, it's Madama Butterfly. He sings a few lines, then gestures to Willow. She stares at him. He goes on for a few more lines, then looks pointedly at her. Willow: "My turn?" Aldo: "Mm-HMM!" It's hard to transcribe, but his delivery was hilarious. She opens her mouth, and a squeaking sound comes out. The crowd and Aldo groan. I think it says a lot about my development as a person that when I first saw this scene, I cringed in sympathy and embarrassment for Willow, whereas now I always have to watch it at least five times while giggling hysterically.