Daytime. Dawn and Tara are sharing a "movie and milkshake fun day." Dawn has a really big shake (mmmm, chocolate milkshake), and Tara expresses amazement at its size without stuttering at all. Normal-talkin' Tara is okay. She can stick around. They laugh, and Tara tries to make Dawn promise she'll eat something "leafy green, not Gummi green" for dinner. Without a segue, Tara then tells Dawn she'll always be there for her. Aw -- they both look so pretty here. Playing the divorced parent, Tara assures Dawn that the break-up with Willow was not Dawn's fault. They discuss whether the witches will reconcile, and Dawn tries to convince Tara that Willow has been more careful with magic recently.
Der Zauber Kasten. Buffy, Xander, and Willow are researching the freeze crime at the table while Anya straightens books. Needless exposition about Rusty being unthawed but still unconscious, and then greedy talk from Anya that doesn't merit repetition. She shouldn't be allowed to say Giles's name unless she's going to say something nice. Buffy wants to call Giles, but Willow says, "We'll just do it another way." Buffy and Xander get all nervous because they think Willow means magic, but then Willow pulls out her laptop. Buffy echoes fan sentiment by saying, "That's great, Will. I haven't seen you do that in a long time," but then Buffy and the fans get all nervous when Willow uses magic to read the internal police reports of the Sunnydale PD. Oh, for god's sake. She looks so stupid, holding her hands over the keyboard and "reading" the air in front of her. Why did she even get the computer out in the first place? One should only do magic if it makes one look cooler, not if it makes one looks like a dumb-ass. All this magic usage reveals a tiny piece of information: "A diamond was stolen from the museum." Buffy wonders if the diamond is special in any supernatural way, and Willow looks some more. As she does so, Xander gives a fake yawn and makes like he wants to leave (or like he wants Willow to stop, I can't decide) because Willow's use of magic is making him uncomfortable. Willow is hurt, so Anya finally bursts out that the situation is strange. They all know Tara left Willow for using magic, yet Willow continues to use magic and pretend that nothing happened. Anya can be a real pain, but good for her for just getting that out. Methinks the Scoobies need to sign up for weekly family counseling to get some of these things discussed. They surely aren't capable of communicating by themselves. Despite the fact that Xander and Anya have obviously been discussing this behind Willow's back, and that Anya was the one brave enough to come out with it, Xander acts all squirmy. God, I hate the way he treats her. Willow's not angry, though. She tries to explain that "little things" came between her and Tara, and that their "time away" will help them work it out. Sheesh. They then discuss Amy's adjustment to life among the tailless and Buffy looks contemplative, like she's recalling her sudden change of form earlier this year.