Buffy forlornly walks around campus. She catches sight of Billy Gordon-Levitt walking into the gym, and follows. He finds him sitting on the bottom row of the bleachers. She asks him if he's Billy, and he acknowledges that he is. She inquires if something bad happened to him after the game, but he says he doesn't remember. She then asks if he's "Lucky 19," and he looks at her, startled. "That's what he calls me." She asks who calls him that, and he says, "The Ugly Man." Well, he doesn't have the closest physical resemblance, but I'm still going to say that that name makes me think of Jay Leno. I find them both repulsive, and I've always wanted to insult Leno in print, the fucking hack. He might be the one person in the country that's less funny than Black and Decker on American Idol. So bear with me. In a frightened voice, he goes on that Jay Leno wants to kill him, and that he "hurt that girl." Buffy wants to know why, and Billy gasps in horror. "He's here!" Buffy turns, and Jay Leno wallops her with his club. Well, that's no more heavy-handed than his jokes. Thank you! Commercials.
The blow knocks Buffy to the ground. She manages to get up, and after ducking a swing, gets two good kicks in. However, they leave her a bit off-balance, and Jay Leno knocks her down again. He moves ponderously, but seems very strong. She twists her ankle, and limps to the door with him in pursuit.
Library. Giles tells Willow and Xander that Buffy doesn't know what's happening, and given the subject matter of her dreams, it's imperative that they find her. Xander notes that it would be faster if they split up, and he and Giles take off in opposite directions. Willow, left standing alone, echoes my thoughts: "Faster, but not really safer."
Buffy wedges a very convenient hockey stick through the gym door handles. We hear Jay Leno roaring on the other side. She tells Billy that Jay Leno is too strong for her. He says they have to hide. She wants to find the others, but he says, "We have to hide. That's how it happens. We hide, and then he comes." Huh? She whisks him away.
Willow looks around school for Buffy. She sees Cordy, hair still post-electric-shock, being pulled away by two very nerdy-looking guys. Her outfit, which was the same when she first saw her hair, is now thankfully different -- a white blouse and a green maxi-skirt. She yells that she doesn't want to go, and that she's not even on the chess team. Hee. Willow smirks, but then hears someone call her name out of the boiler room. She thinks it might be Buffy, although it sounds nothing like her. She goes down the stairs. Good move, brain trust -- the attacker couldn't be in the same scary place again. She says to herself that she's not afraid. A hand reaches out and grabs her. She screams, and I admit, I almost did too when I first saw that.