Buffy, in line at the counter, sees Cordy kiss Anya good night. Cordy clutches her stomach and winces slightly, then leaves. Buffy grabs her purse and follows. Outside, she catches up with Cordy, who demands to know if Xander sent her. Buffy says she's a "free agent," and asks how she is. Cordy says she's fine, and turns to go, but Buffy tells her she knows what it's like to be badly emotionally hurt, and suggests they talk about how she's feeling. Cordy, at least realizing that Buffy's been there before, seems ready to do just that when a vamp jumps out of nowhere behind Buffy. They fight. Buffy kicks him, sending him flying into Cordelia. They both fall into a pile of trash. The vamp gets back up, but Buffy quickly stakes him. Cordy gets up disgustedly. To add insult to injury, Harmony and the Harmionettes choose this moment to walk by. Cordy, apparently not caring that Buffy just saved her life, says a question has been on her mind a lot lately, namely why all these bad things happen to her. "I think I've finally figured it out! What my problem is? It's --"
"-- Buffy Summers." It's the next day at school. In the courtyard, Cordy is telling this to Anya. Cordy touches her stomach again, and says she pulled some stitches thanks to Buffy, who is again sitting nearby with Willow and Xander. Harmony and the Harmionettes walk by. Harm: "Loved the look last night, Cor. Dumpster chic for the dumped?" Okay, so much for her not having an original thought -- that was freaking hilarious. Cordy looks ashamed. Anya kindly unfastens her necklace and puts it around Cordy's neck, saying she needs it right now. Hmm. I don't think this set-up was done in any other vengeance demon situation we've seen. Was it just an affectation, or a plot contrivance? Anya, by the way, has gone for a more Junior League hairdo today. It's not nearly as flattering as the pulled-back look from the previous day, but since her hair still looks very healthy, I don't care. Cordy says she could use some luck, and bitches about Buffy some more. Anya tries to turn the topic to Xander, but Cordy won't be deterred, saying that she never would have looked twice at Xander if it weren't for Buffy, which is almost certainly true. Anya seems interested now, and looks over at Buffy. Cordy: "I wish Buffy Summers had never come to Sunnydale." Anya, now in Anyanka game face, turns back to Cordy, who gasps. Anyanka rasps, "Done!" Fade to white.