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.
Cut to Buffy on a pay phone to Giles giving him the lowdown on the Spike-and-Harmony situation. Giles tells Buffy that the gem of Amara doesn't exist and that it's basically the undead Holy Grail. He promises to do more research on the subject. Good thing for him, because he must be pretty bored. Other than the chippy in the first episode we've never seen what the unemployed Giles does all day (or all night).
Spike and Harmony have sex. I can't comment on this scene because I'm too young to watch such things. This is one of those scenes that makes me say, "I can't believe this show is on at 8 PM." ["7 PM where I live!" --Ace] Oh yeah, shirtless Spike = yum.
We're back to Anya trying to convince Xander to sleep with her so she can get him out of her system. In her words to Xander, "I think it's the secret to getting you out of my mind. Putting you behind me. Behind me figuratively. I'm thinking face-to-face for the event itself." Well, gee, when she puts it like that, who could say no? Xander is flabbergasted and unable to complete full sentences. Anya closes in on Xander with a sultry look in her eyes. Xander surprises both him and me by saying that sex should be meaningful and about "accepting consequences." Anya chirps that she has "condoms -- some black." Anya still isn't taking no for an answer, and she instructs Xander to "please remove your clothing now." Right before they kiss Xander remarks, "Amazing thing. Still more romantic than Faith." They are interrupted by the ding of the washer and Anya reminds Xander that it's time to add the fabric softener. Aw, Xander values romance -- and soft laundry. And is it just me, or is Anya getting some of the best lines?