Her Brilliance is sitting in Psych class fiddling with her pen, which has leaked ink on her fingers. She wipes it onto her notes, smearing them in the process. Willow looks over and commiserates that "ball-points can be tricky." Professor Hardass dismisses the class and Willow approaches Riley to let him know that he left Oz's name off the roll call. As if they'd bother with roll call. Riley informs Willow that Daniel Osbourne (snerk) is not in the class anymore and that he heard that Oz had dropped out. Willow babbles on about Oz finding himself and she "assure[s] [him] that Oz will be back." Professor Hardass breaks in with a "not in my class," and proceeds to chew Willow up and spit her back out again. Hey, Evil Bitch-Monster of Death? I'm sorry, but Riley's nose is taking up too much room, so we don't have any left over for you to butt yours in. Oh, and shut up. A nearly tearful Willow runs out and Buffy turns to Professor Walsh: "You know, for someone who teaches human behavior, you might try showing some." Professor Walsh: "It's not my job to coddle my students." Buffy exits with, "You're right. A human being in pain has nothing to do with your job." Professor Walsh collects herself for a moment and then says, "I like her." I like Professor Walsh and her clipped delivery. Riley looks up from his desk and says, "Really? You don't think she's a little peculiar?"
Giles and Xander are readying weapons and materials in the Basement Of Debasement in preparation for that night's patrol. Giles remarks on the "impressive array" and asks how Xander acquired the collection. Xander explains that it's left over from when he was military guy. Giles comments that "was two years ago. Are you sure you're still a hundred percent?" Xander is struggling with some sort of gun (hey, I'm not military guy) and says that he "might not be able to assemble an M-16 blindfolded like [he] used to," as Giles takes the gun and easily opens the chamber. Xander dejectedly takes the gun back and says, "Might as well face it. Right now I don't have the technical skills to join the Swiss army." Heh. Giles reassures him, and Xander asserts that he's still up on his hand-to-hand combat skills. Ah, foreshadowing. Xander's mom calls downstairs that she's "made a nice fruit punch for [him] and [his] friend." Xander looks humiliated as Giles yells, "Is it, um, raspberry?" Okay, to exactly what lengths will the writers go to emasculate Xander? He already lives in a basement and can't load a gun. Now he drinks fruit punch?