At the Summers' home, Buffy and Dawn arrive mere moments before Joyce. In response to Joyce's queries, Buffy lies and says that everything went fine. Dawn heads up to bed.
"Buffy probably would have gotten in way more trouble than me anyway," writes Dawn at the magic shop. She wraps up the loose plot points, and then the camera shifts to focus on Buffy and Giles. Buffy worries that Giles isn't up to the task of running the shop, what with the high mortality rate and a lack of business experience. "I was a librarian for years. This is exactly the same, except people pay for the things they never return." Ha! Oh, and please ignore my pile of overdue books in the corner. Besides, Giles has to start paying off that Beemer -- I don't think a Watcher's severance package is that generous. Giles continues, "And it will prevent you lot from trampling all over my flat at all hours." Giles proceeds to the back of the store as Buffy comments that he must have been exceedingly bored last year. "I watched Passions with Spike. Let us never speak of it," reveals Giles. Bwa! Buffy follows him around the corner into the back, but has to come back two or three times to micromanage Dawn some more. Dawn voice-overs, "She still thinks I'm little miss nobody. Just her dumb little sister. Boy is she in for a surprise." Typical teen posturing or nefarious double meaning? We'll see in the weeks to come. And I hope Giles renames the shop. I mean, The Magic Box?