Later that night at school, Jenny intercepts Buffy on her way to meet Giles. Jenny tells Buffy that the meeting place has been changed and offers to give her a ride. In the car, Buffy sees some monkey business going on in a loading area near the Bronze. She gets out to investigate and finds Dalton carrying another wooden box to a waiting truck. Buffy: "Every time I see you, you're stealing something. You really should speak with someone about this klepto issue." At that moment, the door of the truck Buffy is standing next to opens and a vampire kicks out at her. She grabs his leg and pulls him out of the cab while Dalton puts the box on the back of the truck. Buffy is lifted onto the back of the truck by a third vampire who is in the flatbed. Fighting ensues.
Inside the Bronze, Angel, who is standing behind a pillar, peeks out and wonders aloud where Buffy is. The rest of the gang is hiding behind the pool table. Willow tells Angel to shush because she hears Buffy coming.
Outside, Buffy is still kicking ass. She stakes one of the vamps.
Inside, the gang hears the telltale sounds of a fight. They look at a nearby window just in time to see Buffy and a vampire come rolling through. Buffy grabs a drumstick from a nearby drum set and dusts him while Oz looks on in complete shock. Which, for him, looks much like, "Huh. Bologna again." There's a beat, and then Cordelia jumps up from behind the pool table yelling, "Surprise." "That pretty much sums it up," says Oz. Angel and Giles go to Buffy to make sure she's okay. Buffy takes note of her surroundings and asks them what's going on. Giles blows on a party horn and tells her that it's supposed to be a surprise party. Buffy gets all googly-eyed at Angel as she says, "You guys did all this for me? That is so sweet." Willow asks Oz if he's okay and he says, "Yeah. Hey, did everybody see that guy just turn to dust?" Xander in a nonchalant tone says, "Yep. Vampires are real. A lot of them live in Sunnydale. Willow will fill you in," and walks off. Enter Jenny with the box that Dalton was carrying. Angel and Giles relieve her of it and set it on a nearby table. Buffy opens it, and it contains an armor clad arm. Buffy gives Giles an "ew" look and the arm flies out of the box, grabs her by the throat and starts choking her.