Buffy is all stealth-girl down a row of lockers. I guess she's being so careful to make sure that her knee boots don't squeak on the waxed floor that she doesn't notice someone is spying on her from a nearby classroom. She finds Morgan's locker, makes a few fake passes at doing the combination, and then just punches the lock in. I love gratuitous displays of Buffy's Slayer strengths. She pokes through the contents of the locker and is totally startled when her arm is grabbed by Principal Snyder. He tells her school is out and she should get gone. He's suspicious of Buffy, and she tries to dissemble that a friend asked her to get something out of "his case." She opens Sid's suitcase, but it's empty. We see that it's Sid and Morgan who are spying on Buffy from behind the classroom door. Snyder tells Buffy to go home.
Morgan and Sid are on the deserted stage. Sid sits upright in a chair, and the only light is a spot shining directly on him. Morgan protests that he can't "do it" but Sid responds, "It's the only way." Apparently Sid thinks "she's the one" and then says, "Just this one more, and I'll be free." Morgan protests that he can't help Sid.
Joyce, in a silky bathrobe, knocks on Buffy's door and asks her how the talent show is going. Buffy is appalled to hear that her mother plans to attend the performance and begs her to stay away. Joyce asks if anything else is bothering Buffy, and I'd say it was the fact that she's wearing a bulky padded bra under her tank top despite the fact that she's supposed to be in her sleepwear, but Buffy insists nothing is wrong. Joyce tells her to get some sleep, so Buffy crawls into bed and shuts off the light. After the room is darkened, we can see that Sid is lurking outside her window on the sill. I don't know what's scarier, a Peeping Tom dummy, or the fact that Buffy actually sleeps on those heavily crocheted pillowcases. Buffy is peacefully sleeping, but opens her eyes when she hears the patter of tiny feet running across her room. We see a small shadow go by, and Buffy checks under the bed. She sits back up, and suddenly Sid is right on the bed next to her. Buffy screams and pushes him away. Joyce flips on the light, and Buffy tells her that something is in her bed. Joyce checks and finds nothing, and Buffy apologizes for getting her up over a nightmare. Joyce leaves, telling Buffy she shouldn't go to sleep with the window open. "I didn't," says Buffy after Joyce leaves.
Shots of Sunnydale High. On-stage, Magician Boy is practicing vanishing his assistant. He twirls the case, but when he opens the door, she's still there. Giles hurries across the stage, dogged by Cordelia, who is complaining about the act she has to follow. She tries to convince him that her song is "sappy" and shouldn't have to follow rock-and-roll but Giles just stares fixedly at the top of her head. When she asks him what he's staring at, he stutters, "Um, your hair, uh -- " Cordelia grabs her head and rushes away. "Xander was right," smiles Giles, "it worked like a charm." He then greets Buffy, who is stomping down the aisle, arms crossed and all dressed in black. She joins Giles, Willow, and Xander and explains that a very "alive" Sid was in her room the night before. The others look at her funny, and Xander tries to convince her it was actually a cat. Giles and Willow are also skeptical, but Buffy insists she knows what she (almost) saw and asks them to believe her since she's the Slayer. "The dummy Slayer?" queries Xander. If she is, Xander, you'd better watch out. Willow thinks Morgan is just crazy and says the way he acts is the best evidence. Morgan enters and takes Sid out of the suitcase. Buffy grits out that she'd like to talk to Morgan sans Sid for once. In a move that should surprise no one here, Giles pulls out a library book and explains that he's discovered a reference to a group of seven demons who take on human form. Every seven years the demons must take a human brain and heart to keep from reverting back to their demon form. Willow suggest that this could mean Morgan is still the culprit, but Giles observes that the demons are incredibly strong and Morgan is obviously "getting weaker every day." Across the room, Morgan grips his head in pain.