Bronze. Jonathan gets an oversized cup of coffee and a muffin. The camera follows him past a table where Buffy, Willow, and Xander are sitting. He gets to Cordy, and gives the cup to her. She thanks him, but then asks if he forgot something. He recites, "Cinnamon, chocolate, half-caf, nonfat...extra foam!" She smiles in assent, and he goes to remedy this grievous error. I was in a Starbucks in London recently, getting my morning coffee, and this American guy ordered some coffee drink, but he reminded the person taking the order to make it "half-caf" about eleven times. I imagined him being decapitated right in front of me. Is that wrong? She walks over to the Scoobs' table, announces that young men are the way to go, and leaves. Xander, reading a newspaper, tells Buffy and Willow that the frat boys were sentenced to consecutive life sentences. Since my suspension of disbelief died a couple of pages ago, and also since the headline of this edition reads "Fraternity Arrested," I'd point out that these guys would barely have had time to be arraigned, much less tried, convicted, and sentenced. He goes on that investigators found the bones of several missing girls at the bottom of Machida's pit, and that many companies run by Zeta Kappas are suddenly in trouble. Again, timeline? Most companies don't have daily earnings reports, to the best of my knowledge. Willow asks if Buffy has heard from Angel, and gushes about him. We see Angel come down the stairs. What was he doing up there? Buffy's eyes go wide. Xander: "Angel, Angel, Angel. Does every conversation we have have to come around to that freak?" Angel arrives at the table. Xander, without a trace of self-consciousness: "Hey, man. How you doin'?" Ha! Angel: "Buffy." Buffy: "Angel." Xander, in a deep voice: "Xander." Again, ha! Angel invites her for coffee sometime. He is definitely wearing lip gloss too. What's up with that? Buffy says she'll let him know. She walks off, and smiles to herself. Sorry, but if this is supposed to be an "I choose me" moment, it falls flatter than Lana Lang's parents.
Whew! I was dreading that episode.