At school, Buffy nervously walks down the hall. A bunch of creepy close-ups heighten everyone's anxiety. Eventually, Oz approaches her quickly from behind, and, whirling, she grabs him by the throat and shoves him against the wall, urging him to "try it." Being paranoid? Because I can't picture that. Oz hilariously looks around, and asks, "Try what?" Realizing her error, Buffy releases him and apologizes, but Oz says he's still not clear on the activity in which Buffy is recommending he partake. Buffy apologizes again, and leaves. Oz: "This is a tense person." Compared to you, babe, so is the entire planet.
After dark, Buffy reaches her house, but after a pause, walks onward.
Library. Willow wishes they could do more for Buffy, but Giles reiterates that all they can do is discover what was in the book. Willow glumly says that she's never seen Buffy like she was that afternoon, and exposits that she just took off. Well, it certainly won't be the last time she does that. Xander enters and announces that she didn't go home, because he called and she didn't answer, and "it's a statistical impossibility for a sixteen-year-old-girl to unplug her phone." Giles looks at Willow, and she cutely nods confirmation. Heh. Giles wonders if his words might have been "a little too alarming." Xander: "You think?" Seriously. First you tell her that she's prophesized to die; now you tell her that any person she meets might off her out of nowhere. At this point, Buffy would think that hanging out with Joan Baez is less of a downer than hanging out with you, Giles. Willow demurs, saying it's good that Buffy took his warning seriously, but that she only wishes she knew where Buffy is.
Buffy descends the steps to Angel's apartment. When her knock brings no answer, she breaks the lock and enters. Does Angel really need a file cabinet? It's not like it goes with the décor. Does he keep track of a lot of things? "Week of August 24th. Brooded for 92 hours. It's a personal record, but I know I can do better." Anyway, Buffy looks around a bit, then gets into the bed, looking lonely and vulnerable.
Willy's Bar -- for the first time, I believe. Yay! Willy's sweeping up when he sees a silhouette in the door. He says the bar is closed, but the figure steps inside, and we see that it's Angel. Willy warily greets him by name, and asks what he can do for him. Angel tells Willy he needs information, but Willy nervously says that he's staying away from that scene and "living right." Shockingly, Angel doesn't believe him, and asks who sent The Order Of Taraka after the Slayer. Willy tries to play dumb, but Angel, apparently unwilling to tolerate any competition in that category, grabs Willy and shoves his head down onto the bar. He menaces that he's rusty when it comes to killing humans, and "it could take a while." Somehow, I don't guess such rustiness brings the same result when applied to his sexual experiences. Willy gives up that it was indeed Spike who ordered the hit. Angel asks where he can find Spike, and Willy's just about to tell him when Angel gets clocked with something that looks like a broom or a shovel. He looks up from the floor to see Bianca standing over him. She snaps the wooden handle in half, and goes to stake him. Wow, do you think she'll succeed?