Snyder and Giles enter the auditorium. Snyder is giving Giles a long-winded lecture about discipline (is Giles into that scene? Oh wait, he's talking about discipline in a school sense) and concludes, "I know Principal Flutie would have said, 'Kids need understanding. Kids are human beings.' That's the kind of woolly-headed, liberal thinking that leads to being eaten." Snyder continues on about the "bad element" and then focuses his attention on Buffy, Willow, and Xander, onstage rehearsing their dramatic scene. So the new principal of the school is suspicious of the Scooby gang? Is that the point? Because I don't think it's been established enough yet. Still, I miss Snyder's weaselly presence.
In the girls' locker room, a girl screams loudly and other students gather behind her in alarm. Later, Giles exits the locker room as a body is strapped onto a stretcher. He then ducks under the police tape and approaches Willow, Xander, and Buffy who look very somber. He announces that the victim was Emily, who Willow identifies as "dancer Emily." "Oh man, I hate this school," says Xander. Giles reveals that the girl's heart was removed, but doesn't seem sure that a demon was the attacker, because a knife, not claws, was used to remove the heart. They conclude that the evidence indicates the murderer was a "regular human," but Buffy isn't convinced. Speaking in hushed tones, since they are still all right in the middle of a hallway and it's so important to conceal Buffy's secret identity, although apparently not important enough to have this conversation in the library, Willow suggests that if a human is to blame, the murderer could be anyone. Giles suggests that the gang talk to all the talent show participants to see if they can discover any information.