At Spike and Dru's warehouse, Dalton lugs a large wooden box inside. Spike directs him to put it on the gift table. Drusilla pushes Spike in his wheelchair over to the gift table. He tries to talk her into having her party in Vienna because he's "had it" with Sunnydale. Dru hushes him and says that she's "got good games for everyone," and licks his cheek. Ew. Dru goes to inspect some roses, and then starts swaying and moaning because the flowers are "wrong." She screams, "I can't abide them," and starts ripping the buds off. The vampire florists look worried until Spike, cool as ever, says, "Let's try something different with the flowers then." Dru calms down, and then spies the presents and coos, "Can I open one?" "Just a peek, love," replies Spike. Drusilla opens one and smiles, saying, "It reeks of death." She tells Spike that this party will be the "best party ever" because "it will be the last," as she slams the lid shut.
In the kitchen of the Summers' home, Joyce reminds Buffy of the impending trip to the mall on Saturday. Joyce asks Buffy if she feels any different now that she's seventeen, and Buffy says, "You know, I woke up feeling more responsible, mature and levelheaded. I now possess the qualities one looks for in a licensed driver." She gives Joyce a hopeful look and Joyce says, "Do you really think you're ready, Buffy?" and drops the plate that she's holding. Cue the spooky music.
Jenny Calendar is going through some things at her desk when a man dressed in a dark suit approaches her from behind. He says her name and she spins around, startled. They make a little small talk when the man -- oh forget it. It's Uncle Enyos. You know it, I know it, your mother and her chicken both know it. So Uncle Enyos starts to give Jenny a hard time, saying that the elder woman has seen that "his" pain is lessening. Jenny looks down, feeling a little guilty, and lets it slip that there's this girl. Uncle Enyos and his shoelace tie are disgusted at Jenny's apparent shirking of her duties. Uncle Enyos orders her to "do what [she] must to take her from him."
In the library, Buffy is explaining about a portion of her dream coming true. Xander and Willow come bouncing in, excited for Buffy's birthday. They notice Buffy's lack of enthusiasm, and Giles fills them in. He reassures Buffy and tells her that he's going to "read up on Drusilla," and that she should meet him back in the library later in the evening. Buffy takes off, and Willow laments that all her little party hats will go to waste. They start to leave but Giles stops them with a firm, "We're having a party tonight." Willow and Xander look at Giles in surprise and Xander quips, "He looks like Mr. Caution Man but the sound he makes is funny." Since Buffy will only have one seventeenth birthday, Giles insists that they make the most of it. Willow: "And anyway, Angel's coming so she'll be able to protect him andhave cake." Her phrasing causes my brain to call up the adage, "Have your cake and eat it too." My brain hates me.