Giles's pad. Oz is thumbing through a box of records and declares that he is either going to borrow them all or move in. ["I know band guys like this. I've dated band guys like this. Oz's characterization is spot on." -- Ace] Excuse me while I make a mental note to dedicate my next few paychecks to the acquisition of vinyl. Xander finds a TV and starts giving Giles a hard time about it. As Giles starts nattering on about public television, the gang ribs him gently, except for Willow, who suggests that perhaps it's a broken TV, merely there for artistic purposes. Xander puts the kibosh on that theory as he switches the set on and starts watching a news program. Giles testily mentions that TV isn't going to be of any help. Au contraire, mon frere. The news is covering a cave-in in Sunnydale and lists tunneling as the most probable cause. This causes Giles and his big brain to exclaim, "Spike! Let's go!" Everyone files out except for Xander, who is engrossed in the TV and doesn't notice everyone is gone until Willow comes back for him.
Buffy is strolling through campus and we see Parker putting the moves on some other girl by giving her that same sob story about his father. Buffy approaches Parker and he introduces her to "Kathy," then tries to get rid of Kathy as quickly as possible. Buffy tries to talk about Parker not calling without seeming desperate. She fails. She asks if they can hang out, and Parker responds, "Absolutely." Since this is what he said to her right after they slept together, Parker must be using an alternate definition of "absolutely" that I'm not aware of. For the rest of this scene, Parker acts like a jerk and Buffy seems to have left her spine at home. Buffy just doesn't get that she got played, poor thing. When he says he "thought that things were pretty clear" I'm officially ready to see him die a nasty horrible death. He wasn't straight with her at all. The moral of this story? Discuss your sexpectations beforehand. ["Alternate moral: like high-school boys, college boys will say what they have to say in order to get a leg over." -- Sars]