Credits. I always love the final shot, since it's of Buffy in one of many kick-ass poses, but the one from this season, where she slowly looks up after dusting Luke, is my favorite. Also, I prefer the original ending to the theme song. Thank you for asking.
I taped this during the second season, during a "Buffy: The First Episodes" retrospective, so the commercials aren't quite as old as they should be. However, they're old enough to contain one for Disturbing Behavior. I saw that relatively recently, and then I read Shack's recap of it. I'll leave it to you to guess which was the more enjoyable. For those of you who aren't catching my tone, just read the damn recap.
Underground. The Master and the Anointed One settle in for this week's edition of "A Scenery Chewer And His Electronic-Voiced Disciple." Blah blah blah fear-is-the-most-powerful-force-in-the-world-cakes. The Master goes on that he's afraid of the cross, but he can control his fear, because it's all in his mind. He says that there's a new, psychic force above, and asks if the Anointed One can feel it. A.O.: "I feel change." Yeah, to your contract-renewal status. What a boring character. The Master: "Change, yes. For the worse." Well, not until the fourth season, at least.
The camera pans up through the ground to reveal the school -- the opposite of what it did in "Welcome To The Hellmouth." Joyce and Buffy pull up. So it's the next day already? Joyce remarks that Buffy's quiet, and Buffy says it's because she didn't sleep well. Joyce says that Buffy was yelling in her sleep, but Buffy says, not very convincingly, that she doesn't remember what she was dreaming about. Buffy realizes that she forgot her weekend bag, but Joyce easily says that she and her dad can come by and get it after school. Buffy babbles a bit more until Joyce asks her if she's worried that her father won't show. Buffy asks if she should be worried, but Joyce assures her that he'll be there, and that he adores her. Gee, do you think this might come into play later in the episode?