School, the next morning. Cordy and Willow walk as Cordy exposits how Meathead flaked on them. She's chagrined to admit that she doesn't care, because she's really into him. Willow's amused. They reach the door to the lounge, where they see some of Meathead's friends sitting on the couch, apparently watching cartoons, although there's a suspicious handprint on the TV. Cordy starts to say how cute that is, but amends it to "annoying." As they chat, we see a view from inside, where everyone is very dead. That shot was creepy, but I'm a little surprised at the choice to let us in on the secret at that point. Cordy opens the door, and Meathead's body falls out. She screams and drops to her knees. All four of the dead kids have huge bite marks on their necks, and there's blood everywhere. Willow slowly enters the room, transfixed with horror. She watches the cartoon (Porky Pig, in case you're wondering) as we see that the handprint on the TV is blood as well. As she stares, dissonant music plays, and we fade to white.
Buffy tries on her dress in front of the mirror. The Tinkly Piano plays. Joyce rushes in to say there was something on the news. "Willow."
Sunset. Again, I don't get the timing. Willow and Cordy were probably in the school by 11 A.M. Whatever. Buffy and Willow sit on what presumably is Willow's parents' bed. Willow huskily tells Buffy that with all she's seen, she thought she could take anything, but not this. Buffy tries to tell her that what's important is that she's okay. Willow: "I'm not okay. I knew those guys. I'd go to that room every day. And when I walked in there, it wasn't our world any more. They made it theirs. And they had fun." Buffy's attitude seems to change with this speech, and she makes Willow promise to stay in that night. She turns to go, but Willow calls after her. She manages to smile through her tears: "I like your dress." Is it possible to watch this episode and not cry? Buffy tells her to take care, the subtext of which could be "...because you'll never see me again." Willow looks like that message didn't get by her. Why? Great. Fucking. Acting.