Library. Hi, Giles! Maybe that's why this episode has dragged so far. Buffy's explained the situation. I have to transcribe this exchange verbatim:
Giles: Xander's taken to teasing the less fortunate?
Buffy: Uh huh.
Giles: And there's a noticeable change in both clothing and demeanor?
Giles: And otherwise, all his spare time is spent lounging about with imbeciles?
Buffy: It's bad, isn't it?
Giles: It's devastating. He's turned into a sixteen-year-old boy. Of course, you'll have to kill him.
Hee! And it's ironic that this analysis was so off, whereas a very similar one in "When She Was Bad" was spot-on. Buffy presses her case: "I can't believe that you, of all people, are trying to Scully me!" You know, I've never seen Giles cock an eyebrow. That seems like something he'd do. She tells him to get his books and look stuff up. Giles wants evidence, and Buffy tells him that Xander scared the pig. That's what I'm sayin'! Giles still isn't buying, and says that "preying on the weak" is normal for teenaged boys. Just boys? Did he ever watch Popular? And -- ding ding ding! Buffy's heard those words before. She quickly realizes the hyena connection. Giles is amusedly condescending until Willow bursts in and tells them about Herbert. Buffy fixes Giles with a look, and he starts to walk off. Willow wonders what he's going to do. A chastened Giles: "Get my books. Look stuff up." Ha!
Flutie finds the Prat Pack outside. He says they're busted. Balk Lite asks how Herbert is. Miss Cleo gets her first, and only, line: "Crunchy!" Uh, aren't we talking about raw meat? Shut up, Miss Cleo. Flutie orders them to his office. Feyon feys up from the bench, and they all follow.
Willow and Buffy talk about how evil hyenas are. Willow: "Why couldn't Xander be possessed by a puppy, or some ducks?" Anything to increase his IQ. Giles tells them that animal possession is common among one tribe in Africa; they believe that the soul is a perversion, so they seek to be possessed by only the most predatory of animals, and for God's sack would SOMETHING please happen in this episode already? Buffy asks what happens to the person that's possessed, and Giles shows her an illustration, which sends her running to find Xander. Willow looks at it, and let's just say it's nine kinds of gross.