In the dressing room, the dancer pulls on her sweater and closes her locker. She hears a door open and checks between the rows of lockers, calling out, "Hello?" A black-and-white camera shot stalks her ankles and she turns and screams. The creepy voice from the start of the episode growls, "I will be flesh!" I submit that you are flesh already, Creepy Voice, since you seem to have a larynx to speak with, but who am I to quibble?
More talent show preparations. Someone hangs a disco ball while the magician, in an inexplicable brown and black patchwork vest, searches for his rabbit. The juggler passes by and then we see Xander, Willow, and Buffy practicing what Willow refers to as a "dramatic scene." Xander is reluctant to spend the last shred of his pride on this endeavor, and Willow tries to pep talk him saying, "A dramatic scene is the easiest way to get through the talent show, because it doesn't require an actual talent." Hey kids, don't be so hard on yourselves! I mean, Buffy has that talent for, umm, well. But hey, look at Xander, he's really very good at, umm, hmm. Well, perhaps the dramatic scene is a good choice after all. They sit, and Buffy, wearing a tiny scrap of leopard-print fabric that I guess one could categorize as a minidress, comes to join them. Xander suggests Willow play piano, but Willow won't do it "in front of people." From across the stage the dummy wolf-whistles and leers, "Mmm, mmm, mmm. Look at the goodies!" Willow hops up and compliments Morgan at how well he's doing with throwing his voice. Sid pipes up, "I'm the one with talent here," and over Xander's protests invites Willow to "do a little rehearsin'" of their own. He then adds, "Once you go wood, nothin's as good!" Buffy's heard enough and tells Morgan to lay off the "horny dummy" schtick unless he wants Sid "ending up as a Duraflame log." That's the Buffy I want to see more of in season five.