Willow and Buffy walk up the steps to school, and Xander catches up with them. I'm sorry that I can't recap their conversation, but I'm sure you'll understand once I tell you about Xander's red and moldy green-gray sweater paired with brown and yellow plaid pants. As if that combination wasn't horrific enough on its own, Willow is wearing an orange and yellow striped fleece shirt. It's at times like this that I wish I were blind -- just like the wardrobe people. Okay, so Willow sees Jenny and gets all upset at "five hours of lesson planning down the drain." Buffy notices Jenny as well and tells Xander that she'll meet up with him in class. Buffy jogs up to Jenny and after a brief hello says, "Look. I know you feel badly [sic] about what happened and I just wanted to say " Jenny looks at Buffy hopefully. " Good. Keep it up," finishes Buffy snottily. Jenny says that she will and starts to go, but Buffy redeems herself somewhat by telling Jenny that Giles misses her. "He doesn't say anything to me, but I know he does. And I don't want him to be lonely. I don't want anyone to." Jenny begins to say something, but Buffy interrupts with, "We're good here. Let's just leave it," and walks away.
Buffy finds Giles in the student lounge. He tells her that he's found a spell to rescind a vampire's invitation. Luckily, it's a fairly basic ritual that uses ingredients that Buffy already has.
Cut to Willow's room. She's busy pounding a cross next to her window; she arranges the curtain to hide it. Buffy asks if the cross will bother Willow's dad, and in response Willow says, "Ira Rosenberg's only daughter, nailing crucifixes to her bedroom wall?" Hey, I'm sure that he'd rather have her nailing crucifixes to the wall than some of the other things Willow could be "nailing." I'm sure if Willow explains it to him that way, everything will be just fine. Willow continues that she isn't even allowed to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, but the trip to Xander's is "worthwhile to see him do the Snoopy dance." Cordelia, who has been laboriously studying Willow's aquarium, points out that it's devoid of fish. Willow makes a frowny face and whimpers while Buffy excuses Cordy for the night. As she's getting her coat, Cordy picks up another folded paper from Willow's bed. Willow opens it and then hands it to Buffy, saying, "It's for you." On the paper is yet another charcoal sketch, this one of Joyce in repose.