Cordelia is at her locker getting some books with Xander standing behind her. The stylist should really reconsider Xander's hairstyle. Without the coverage of bangs, Xander's receding hairline and craggy forehead don't do much to bolster the illusion that he's a high school student. ["Oh, actually I thought this was his most flattering hairstyle. Better than the greasy comb-down of season four." -- Ace] Xander suggests that he and Cordelia go to Buffy's party together. Cordelia doesn't answer, and instead turns to him and demands to know why he thinks they should. Xander suggests that, since they keep making out, they might as well just admit that they're dating. Cordelia: "Groping in a broom closet isn't dating. You don't call it a date until the guy spends money." Xander: "Fine. I'll spend, then we'll grope. Whatever. I just think it's some kind of whack that we feel we have to hide it from all our friends." Cordelia with her "manners are for poor people" attitude replies, "Well, of course you wanna tell everybody. You have nothing to be ashamed of. I, on the other hand, have everything to be ashamed of." Xander has had enough and tells her to forget it before stalking off.
A bit further down the hall, Xander runs into Giles, who asks him if everything is set for the party. Giles tells Xander that Buffy and Jenny are headed their way and reminds him to keep the lid on the party situation. Xander tells Buffy that he "feel[s] a pre-birthday spanking coming on." Jenny tells him to "curb that impulse" and Xander, speaking into his shirt as if there were a microphone there, says, "Check. Cancel spanking." They sit at a table and Giles notes that Buffy seems tired. Maybe it's from staying up so late trying to find ever trashier combinations for her clothes. She's wearing that same micro-mini she had on at Angel's, but now we can see the white go-go boots she's paired it with. She tells them about her dream. Giles tells her not to worry but Buffy says, "I know. I should keep my Slayer cool, but it's Angel, which automatically equals maxi-wig." Please excuse me while I suppress my giggles and make a "Now with wings!" pun under my breath.