Harmony sits astride Xander, struggling getting the better of him, as Dawn scrambles upstairs. Harmony's gang of losers all try to rush inside to help, but are stopped by the mystical force that prevents their entry. Idiots. Anya rushes around looking for a weapon while Harmony punches Xander. She turns just in time to flail a fist that connects with Anya, who was planning on breaking a cheap ceramic lamp on her head. While she's preoccupied, Xander pushes her out the door with his feet and slams the door. Harmony warns them that she'll be back. Xander and Anya slide down the door to the floor, and Xander predicts that this news isn't going to please Buffy.
Cut to Buffy in the kitchen cracking up over the fact that Harmony has minions. Chomp, chomp, chomp. There goes the kitchen cabinet! This is just a tragic reminder that scenery chewing can happen to anyone. Be prepared. I too find the concept of Harmony having minions laughable. Usually one has to have superior strength or intelligence, charisma, or even just a whole lot of money to get people to follow you. Harmony has none of those things. Pardon me while I try to work this out. Brad obviously wants to get in Harmony's tacky gold lamé pants. Peaches and Cyrus are a possibly gay couple, which might make them outcasts in vampire society -- those vamps can be such intolerant bastards, I tell ya. This leaves Mort who sort of looks like an adult Adam Rich hopped up on 'roids and growth hormone. And really, living as a soulless creature of the night is pretty much all that's left for most former child actors. Anyway, Xander tells Buffy that there's a more serious side to all of this, but when he reminds her that Harmony came to kill her, Buffy dissolves further into her eighth-grade-play giggles. Riley, also bursting with laughter, eggs her on by saying that Harmony's gang has killed before and that perhaps they should take her seriously. And why is Riley laughing, anyway? Has he even ever met Harmony? "Especially now she can enter your house anytime she wants," breaks in Anya. This stops Buffy cold. Xander explains that Harmony cadged an invitation. Buffy: "You guys can't invite her in. Only someone who lives here can..." Realization dawning (geddit?). "...where is she?" Xander, Riley, and Anya all try to convince Buffy to go easy on Dawn, but Buffy isn't having it and heads upstairs. You know Buffy's out of line when Anya is the voice of reason.