Dream-vision. We see a quick flash of a demon that's got the cutest widdle floppy ears! The rest of him's pretty ugly, though, and covered in large blue spots. A man screams, and a phone rings. Giles wakes up from being passed out on his desk (that's never, ever happened to me) and discovers that his phone is actually ringing. It's Buffy, and he dismisses her again. Buffy: "What's the Mark of Eyghon?" Giles gapes. Ethan snarks, "Cat got his tongue?" Ethan's got his left sleeve rolled up to reveal his tattoo. Buffy tells Giles about Ethan. Giles responds that she's in grave danger as long as she's around him, and that she should get out of the library. I can believe he's not thinking clearly, but wouldn't he want Buffy to protect Ethan? I find it hard to believe that he would just let Eyghon have a clear shot at him. Anyway, Philip comes crashing through the window. Ethan stands behind Buffy and grabs her by the shoulders. Hee. He's such an unapologetic weasel. Giles hears the commotion, and leaves his apartment. Buffy faces off with Philip. Ethan starts for the door, but the Scoobs enter. Buffy tells them not to let him get away. Ethan easily gets by Xander (the Typing Monkeys stop munching on their bananas long enough to ask what happened to his soldier training), but Cordy instinctively knee-kicks him, and he goes down. Heh. Philip advances on Buffy, but she feints one way, then kicks him into the cage and locks the door.
Soon after, Ethan's in a chair, not tied up as you might expect. Willow nervously observes that Philip "looks dead." Ethan confirms that. "Sorry, Philip." Hee. Giles bursts in, and asks if everyone is all right. Cordy brightly says that she kicked a guy. Miss Calendar is standing right by the cage for no reason at all. I mean, does she need a "please don't touch the nasty blue-skinned zombie" sign on the cage door? Giles steps in farther and gets a good look at Philip, then turns to face Ethan, who greets him as Ripper. Giles menaces that Ethan was supposed to leave town. Cordy: "Why did he call him 'Ripper'?" Giles roughly grabs Ethan by the hair on the back of his head. Cordy: "Ohh." Hee. Giles seethes that Ethan has put people he cares about in danger. Ethan: "If you cared so much about them, why didn't you leave town?" Good point. Ethan goes on that he's been having "the dreams," and Giles must have been having them too. Buffy wants to know what's happening, and Ethan challenges Giles to tell her. However, Philip busts open the cage door, knocking Miss Calendar in the head, and comes at Buffy again. She boots him to the ground. He gets up, but is suddenly overcome by something, and drops and dissolves just as Dierdre did earlier. Everyone's grossed out. Cordy: "I'm gonna be in therapy till I'm thirty." You really think three weeks will do the trick? Buffy realizes that Ethan has disappeared. Inexplicably, Giles has let Miss Calendar lie on the floor long enough for the blue goo to touch her hand, which twitches. Then he helps her up. Cordy says sadly: "This is what happens when you have school on Saturday." Hee. If only Paul Gleason had learned that lesson. Miss Calendar rests her head on Giles's shoulder, but then opens her eyes, which glow for the audience.