Cut to the party. We see Buffy and Parker making the rounds amidst shots of general revelry. There's a guy juggling beers, who I think must be missing the point of college parties if he's still coordinated enough to juggle. Buffy and Parker almost run into Spike and Harmony who are supporting a very drunk (and neck-bitten) boy between them. They exchange pleasantries or whatever you call pleasantries that aren't pleasant. ["'Unpleasantries'?" -- Sars] Harmony sniffs, "Nice outfit. Last year." Like Harmony is one to talk. I guess it's true what they say about vamps and mirrors, because Harmony is wearing what appear to be leg warmers on her arms, a black tube top, and a shiny bubble-gum pink skirt that is so tight I don't see how she can walk in it. Buffy asks Spike if his involvement with Harmony is due to a lost bet, and Spike takes that opportunity to throw the drunk boy at Buffy and Parker so he can turn tail and run. We don't see what direction Spike takes off in, but Buffy tells Parker to stay there and runs out to the front of the frat house. She very cautiously approaches a bush, stake in hand -- with good reason. Spike is lying in wait for her. He punches her as they engage in fisticuffs and light back-and-forth banter about the circumstances surrounding Spike and Dru's most recent break up. Harmony has managed to catch up with them by this time (dammit) and she very helpfully informs Buffy that Dru dumped Spike for a fungus demon. Spike snarls, "Harm" and turns his back on Buffy to tell Harmony that they are going and that it "isn't time yet". Harmony says, "Yeah, but as soon as we have the gem of Amara --" as Spike growls at her and hustles her away before she can give away any more plot points. Now, I like Spike. I really, really want him to be a part of this show. But it would be nice if Buffy actually tried to kill him in this scene, especially since his back was turned toward her for a goodly amount of time.
The camera pans around Xander's apartment, er, his parent's basement, and a ladder comes into view with Xander, never one to be accused of taste, on top of it hanging up a disco ball. We hear a knock at the door and it turns out to be Anya. Hey! She learned to knock! She asks Xander if they can talk some more, and he says sure and offers her Cranapple. As he bends down to get some out of the mini-fridge, the camera follows him and practically goes up his butt. While I question the wisdom of this shot, the camera pulls back behind Anya's legs as she drops her dress. As Xander turns back around, he applies too much pressure to the juice box, and it spurts juice everywhere. It looks like the juice squirts out almost before Xander turns fully around, and I hope for Anya's sake that isn't any sort of metaphor.