Cut to Buffy walking into her impossibly large dorm room and still tying up the back of her shirt. Wouldn't she have finished dressing at Parker's? Giles is on Willow's Mac; since when does he have a truce with computers? Buffy doesn't notice Giles is in the room at first and is very flustered when he speaks up. Willow is gesticulating wildly behind Giles's head and Buffy, trying to interpret Willow's hand signals, manages to stumble over every third word and finally convey that she was at the library studying -- all night. Giles casts a look of extreme doubt in her direction as Buffy does a 180 and gives the requisite "I'm an adult now blah blah blah" speech. Giles is nonplused and goes on to tell her that he's found out that the gem of Amara is quite real and is hidden here in Sunnydale. Buffy dispatches Giles, and the moment the door shuts behind him, Willow skips over to twitter with Buffy about Parker. Honestly, Willow seems more excited about it than Buffy. ["Much more excited. Was Parker that bad in bed?" -- Ace]
Spike is in his tunnel drilling and excitedly yells, "It's here!" All the other vampires run in to look up at a tiny hole in the ceiling while Spike goes over the new rules. He tells Harmony that she's an "indoor kitty now." Heh. Harmony, in her lilac corset and ice blue pants, starts blubbering about being house-bound and wanting to go to France again. Spike throws down the shovel with a clang as the other vampires start grumbling and shuffle out. I guess they're as sick of Harmony as I am. Spike sets Harmony straight, ending with, "And by the way, I would be insanely happy if I heard bugger-all about sodding France!" You and me both, buddy. Harmony whines, "I don't know why I let you be so mean to me." and Spike replies, "Love hurts, baby." If this was a normal relationship I'd say Spike was awful and in the wrong, but they're both evil, soulless creatures of the night, so what can you do?
Welcome to the musical-montage portion of tonight's episode. Buffy shows Harmony's picture to various students, and checks her messages a lot. Spike spends time with his favorite tunnel, which, by his own admission, is not Harmony. A ponytailed Buffy checks her messages a lot, stares soulfully at the phone, and then slumps dejectedly onto her bed.
Spike has finally drilled a hole big enough for him to climb through into the chamber above, which appears to be some sort of crypt. Harmony follows him asking if she can share the wealth. Spike is preoccupied with donning a large pendant that he assumes to be the gem of Amara. Behind him, Harmony has somehow managed to locate a gaudy rhinestone tiara belonging to Miss Tennessee 1983, although I thought this chamber had been sealed for centuries. She starts prattling on about how Spike doesn't look any different. Spike crosses the room towards her and tries to pick up a cross, but it burns him. Uh oh! That's obviously not the gem of Amara he's wearing! Harmony suggests selling the pendant and then blah blah blah France blah blah. Spike has finally had enough of Harmony, breaking off part of an old armoire and trying to stake her, but Harmony doesn't turn to dust and the wound just closes up again. She pummels him on the chest rather ineffectively, and as she does, Spike spots the gem of Amara set in a ring on her finger. Oh wait! I know what's happened. They've been pronouncing it wrong the whole time. It's really the gem of Amaya, and that's what has been making Harmony act so disgustingly clingy and whiny, right? Right? ["But Sep, she was that way before she put on the ring!" -- Ace] So Spike tries to burn Harmony with a cross just to make sure the ring is really what he's been looking for, and then he practically rips it off her finger. Harmony pouts some more and Spike says he's going to go play outside. He drops down through the hole in the floor and we cut to . . .