Buffy and Dawn are sitting on Buffy's bed, discussing the fact that Buffy hasn't been around for Dawn. Buffy tells her sister that looking after her is her most important job -- which makes me wonder why she's been acting like getting undead nookie is her primary focus. Does shagging Spike somehow further the oh-so-important job of looking after Dawn? Because I can't see how. Dawn cracks a little joke about whether her guidance counselor has been talking to Buffy, which makes Buffy curious. She gets Dawn to tell her how the counselor, a total stranger, called her out of class and got her to start talking about her home life. Buffy wonders if Dawn voiced any wishes to this supposed guidance counselor. They hear a racket and rush to see what's happening.
What's happening is that Anya is still convinced that Dawn is the one who trapped them and that her room must hold some clue, so she's pulling all the stuff off of Dawn's shelves. As Anya rants that Dawn must know something, Xander tries to calm her down. Buffy and Dawn hurry in as Anya goes through Dawn's desk. Dawn utters a desperate, "No!" as Anya picks up Dawn's jewelry box and opens it. She dumps out a whole pile of jewelry and trinkets, still bearing their price tags. Anya kneels to scoop up the items, and says in a surprised tone that much of it is from the Magic Box. She turns to stare at Dawn and demands, "How could you do this?" Dawn rushes from the room with Anya behind her. Xander and Buffy follow. Anya catches Dawn in the living room and asks why Dawn would repay her kindness by stealing from her. As everybody else troops in to see the latest show, Buffy begs Dawn to explain that there's some sort of mistake. Buffy then spots the leather coat Dawn gave her and utters an "oh" of realization. Anya wants to know how they're supposed to trust Dawn when she says she didn't trap them, since she's obviously been tricking them about other things. Buffy tries to defend her sister by explaining the curious guidance counselor, and Anya is appalled that Dawn made a wish to someone she didn't know. That one thing I can't get too mad at Dawn about, though. I mean, she opened up to someone about her feelings and expressed a wish that things could be different. We've all done that. She asks Dawn if the counselor was wearing "a pendant with a dark blue stone," and upon receiving confirmation, Anya begins shouting, "Halfrek!" To catch up the slower folks in the audience, Anya explains that Dawn made a wish to a vengeance demon. She then adds a new twist: "Only a vengeance demon can break her own vengeance spell." Huh. Ooookay. Anya calls again for Hallie, who appears and is promptly skewered right through by High Kicker.