Buffy snaps the chain on the gate to the warehouse and enters, carrying a flashlight. She walks through a series of empty rooms and then finds the huge metal door the Abimbonation smashed down.
Joyce comes home, looking wan, and calls for her daughters. Dawn startles her by popping out from the kitchen, carrying a cup of tea. Joyce explains that she came home because she was feeling "crappy," and Dawn holds out the cup of tea, all Stepford Sister-ing, "Want tea, Mom? I made it for you."
Buffy walks past the busted-down door and spots the tied-up monk guy, looking all battered and, well, dead-ish. She unties him, babbling about the Dagon sphere, and we see She Who Should Be Named "Stupid Wacky Chick" sneaking up behind her, all Elmer Fudd stalking Bugs Bunny. Buffy turns towards her, claiming "I'm not stupid," but the Abimbonation smacks her, and she flies all the way across the room and rips a big tear in the wall the set decorator worked so hard to make look like cement. Buffy stares in shock, and the Looney in Red mocks, "You sure about that last part?" Oh, stop stealing my lines, you hackneyed plot device.
At the magic store, the last customer leaves and Giles, Willow, and Xander grouse about their hard day of work. Better that they should grouse about being reduced to a sort of Greek chorus that sits around cooped up in the magic store set and only participates in tertiary plot lines, if you ask me. Over at the cash register, Anya organizes the days receipts and babbles about restocking. Giles attempts to interrupt her flow a few times, and finally manages to break in to offer her a job at the store. See, that was funny, because we thought he was trying to break in to tell her to shut up, but he was actually -- what's that you say? It's not funny? Oh, right. Onwards. Anya is actually cute for a second when she calls Giles "Boss" in a pleased way. On to Willow, who inquires about Buffy's trance/spell, and Giles explains that Buffy said it didn't work. Blah blah blah "Slaymaster General" blah blah blah hope she doesn't do anything too rash-cakes.