Xander leads his troop of fools down the street. He has no idea where he's going. Because Xander is having a mini-crisis this episode. It's like "The Zeppo," if you took out all the good parts and the funny parts and the touching parts and the Giles parts.
Willow pins Buffy behind a ladder and heads for the door. Buffy frees herself and tackles Willow. "Get off, superbitch," grunt Ace and Willow in unison.
Ace: I watched this too many times.
Sep: You mean once?
Man, what stinks? Right. The dialogue. "Superbitch"? This is why you should say no to drugs -- I mean "magick." All the magick Willow hoovered up done fried her brain. If you get hooked on magick, you too run the risk of losing all of your clever, sarcastic quips.
Xander and his merry band of nerds. Jonathan is tired from running and makes everyone stop. It's really just an excuse for Andrew to revolt. He decides that they should hightail it to somewhere further away. Andrew says to Jonathan, "We should go to Mexico." Xander vetoes that idea, but Andrew vetoes Xander's veto. And Andrew's veto is backed up by a sword point against Xander's throat, so it looks like his has more weight.
Buffy. Willow. Fight. Der Zauber Kasten is being destroyed. Willow is thrown through a shelving unit. She lands by Anya, who is still chanting steadily. Buffy notices and tries to intercede, but Willow backhands her and she falls into a table.
Xander. Andrew. Alley. Xander wants him to put the sword down. Andrew? Not too thrilled with that plan. Suddenly there's a sword point behind Andrew's ear as well. Jonathan orders Andrew to let Xander go. They argue who is going to let go first. Finally Jonathan settles it by pressing his sword point a little too deeply into Andrew's flesh. It almost drew blood! Jonathan then gives his big speech about Doing The Right Thing And Going Back To Jail. I ignore it, because it's a crock of shit.
Back at Der Zauber Kasten, Willow throttles Anya. You'd think this would have been a good time for Anya to teleport, instead of screaming, "Help meeee!" at an unconscious Buffy. The reason you'd think that is because you, unlike the writers for this bloated production, actually are still capable of thinking. Willow tosses Anya into some shelves. It's Buffy's cue to wake up and bounce to her feet, so she does. Willow sends Buffy a lightning-o-gram and sneers, "I get it now. The Slayer thing really isn't about the violence. It's about the power. And there's no one in the world who has the power to stop me now." Just then the Hubris Police step in in the form of Rupert Giles and throw a bolt of green energy at Willow, knocking her clear across the room. "I'd like to test that theory," says Giles, all tall and authoritative. Oh, Giles! Hi! I missed you so much this season! We have so much catching up to do! Let's see. I just finished my finals, and I think I did rather well. And I met a very nice boy who just happens to live in England, so when I'm over there this summer, if you wanna hang out or something just let me know. I gotta hand this over to Ace now, but…call me!