The Sunspot Motel. Sharp-eyed posters on the boards have noticed that this is Faith's motel from Season Three. We don't see Xander pausing to celebrate his de-virginization or anything, though. Buffy knocks on the door, but Xander, peeping in through the window (he seems like the type to have a lot of experience in that line), tells her to kick the door down. There's a female body facedown on the floor. Buffy feels the body's neck and says the girl has been dead for days. I was going to make a joke about the crappy maid service at the hotel, but then I rewound the tape and noticed that there did seem to be a Do Not Disturb sign on the room door. Damn research spoils all my fun. I can see why the Scoobies don't do it anymore. Buffy turns the body over, and it's (gasp!) Eve. My first thought upon seeing this was, "Fuckin' all right! I'm sure we won't see her beyond the end of this episode." And if that makes me evil, well, bring it on. Hey, where's the body of her Watcher, anyway? Buffy and Xander share some serious "uh oh!" looks.
All the Junior Misses sit in a circle in the basement, getting their mope on. The camera pans over to Miss Eve-il, who ominously says, "Just my personal opinion, but I don't think the Slayer can protect us from the First." The episode doesn't give an indication of how long Eve has been at the Summers', but are we seriously supposed to believe that it wouldn't have become apparent she was incorporeal? "Hey, pass the salt, Eve." "Uh, Kennedy's closer. She wants to do it, don't you, Kennedy?" "Hey, roll out this sleeping bag, Eve." "Yeah, I would but, uh, sleeping bags give me eczema. Maybe Chloe can do it?" "Sure you won't have anything to eat, Eve?" "Oh, uh, I did. Yeah, I totally ate, um, a really big meal right before I got here." Well, whatever. If the Scoobies don't institute some sort of handshake policy after this, they're even bigger morons than I already think they are.