Inside the armored car Baith is banging something making a racket. The tubby Council guy approaches the truck with a syringe saying he has something that will shut her up. When he gets inside the car she drags him down and wraps her chains around his neck. Terence and Weatherby come running and Baith tells them to let her go or she'll kill Smith, the tubby guy. Terence tells her that the Council Special Ops guys always put their affairs in order before going on a mission, demonstrating that he's willing to let Baith kill Smith. He and Weatherby walk away from the car discussing how difficult it will be to get Baith across the border. They don't have a plan for this? Maybe we should call them the Un-Special Ops team. Terence says he's going to contact the Council and Baith throws the unharmed Smith out of the back of the armored car. Baith looks distressed.
Riley is in his dorm room, doing some paperwork. He hears footsteps at his door and turns to see Fuffy, striking a seductive pose against the doorframe. "Hi, baby" she whispers.
Tara and Willow walk into Tara's room. Willow says she's sorry Tara doesn't feel well but promises that they can hang out with Buffy soon. She goes on to say that Tara will really like Buffy but Tara interrupts her to tell her that the person she just met wasn't Buffy. She goes on to talk about Buffy's "fragmented" energy flow. Willow asks if Buffy was possessed by a hyena "because hyena possession is just...unpleasant." Hee! I much enjoyed the reference to "The Pack." Tara asks Willow for something of Buffy's and Willow hands her a ring. Tara looks up a spell in her book to get to the nether realm where their questions can be answered. Tara warns Willow that going to the nether realm is like "nothing they've ever done," and that she will need an anchor to keep her in this world. Willow tells Tara that she trusts her and when Tara starts to object again Willow firmly repeats, "I trust you," with a little half-smile.
Fuffy lounges seductively in Riley's doorframe and minces over to sit in his lap. Riley asks about Faith and Fuffy says that she's on her way to England. Fuffy writhes and arches in Riley's lap and Riley expresses regret at not getting to meet Faith saying that he was "curious to meet her. Or I was until about thirty seconds ago." Fuffy says that Riley wouldn't have liked Faith and starts to kiss Riley until he reminds her that the door is open. That doesn't bother Fuffy but Riley doesn't want to be watched by his fellow Marines and gets up to shut the door. Fuffy notices that Riley is hurt but he says that he's almost better. Fuffy suggests taking him for a test drive. "So how do you want me?" queries Fuffy as she crawls onto the bed. The camera focusing on her leather-clad ass and the full implications thereof gives me another of those, "I cannot believe this show is on at 7 PM moments." She writhes and wiggles on the bed some more asking what sort of things Riley wants to do to her. "Am I a bad girl? Do you want to hurt me?" Riley and his Iowa upbringing start to get a little bothered by this and he asks Fuffy what she's "playing at." This deflates Fuffy and she pouts, "Well if you don't want to play," and starts to get up. Riley grabs her arm and confirms that he that he doesn't want to "play" as he leans in for a soft kiss.
Over at Tara's, Willow draws the curtains as Tara prepares ingredients in the background. She sticks her thumb in some goo and dots it on Willow's forehead, lips and sternum. The camerawork changes to show them sitting side-by-side but facing each other so that their thighs touch. They start chanting and waving their outside arms in a parabolic motion. A trail of mojo forms from their fingertips and surrounds them in a big fiery O. The flames in the O are very pretty; a nice special effect that makes up for the cheesy floating flower in an earlier episode. They start breathing heavily and put their palms of their inside hands together. More heavy breathing until Willow falls backwards onto a pillow and arches her back accompanied by sharp intakes of breath and soft moaning. Losing your nether world virginity (heh) looks a little painful. Or something.