Buffy speaks with the tuba-playing girl, who says she didn't know Emily well due to the "dancer/band rivalry." Buffy nods sympathetically, and I giggle.
Giles speaks with the magician boy, still in ugly vest, who says that Emily was happy to be in the show. He tries to get Giles to pick a card and says the last time he saw Emily she was talking to someone.
Xander and Cordelia walk through a bunch of cheerleaders practicing a routine. Because it's all about her, Cordy says, well, "It's just such a tragedy for me." Like an open book, that girl. I mean, I know she got "layers" later on, but that just made her like a half-closed book that falls all the way open as soon as you look at it. Did I mention that it's 110 degrees here today? I've been out in the sun and I think I'm getting a little loopy. Cordy continues, "Emma was, like, my best friend." "Emily," Xander corrects her, wearing a look of strained patience.
The tuba-playing girl is telling Buffy that Morgan is strange, and that he rubs his head a lot and moans.
More stories of Morgan's strangeness from the magician and the juggler.
Buffy enters the empty auditorium and sees Sid sitting alone on the stage. Sid says he and Morgan have to "figure out who's gonna be next," and Morgan walks out from the wings, demanding to know how they'll do that. He spots Buffy and trails off, explaining that he was practicing his routine. Buffy asks if Morgan noticed anything strange going on with Emily the day before, but Morgan carries Sid down to his suitcase and responds that he didn't notice anything. As Buffy talks to him, he grabs his head and groans in pain. Sid then snaps at Buffy to leave Morgan alone, and Buffy tells Morgan to speak to her himself. Morgan addresses Sid directly, telling him everything's okay, and then stuffs him in the suitcase. As Buffy apologizes, Morgan responds, " No! I'm -- it's him! He's --" but then leaves in a hurry. Buffy looks confused.
The gang enters the library as Xander complains about having to talk to Cordy. I feel you, Xander. Willow and Buffy say that their interviews lead to Morgan, and Giles has to agree. Willow and Xander want to set up a "complex sting," but Buffy says they've only proved that Morgan is a "grade-A large weirdo." As Giles hurries off to work on talent show business, the tables are turned and Buffy takes great delight in admonishing him to check his priorities. The gang is excited to think that the murder may get them out of the talent show, but Giles explains that they need to evade the scrutiny of Principal Snyder, and for that reason "the show must go on." He tells Buffy to check Morgan out some more, and Buffy sulks off to do so.