Back at The World's Largest Dorm Room, Buffy rises from the bed where Willow is sitting and hugging a pillow. I guess we missed out on seeing the big cathartic scene where Willow broke down into hysterics and attempted to explain to Buffy what she had been through, but Willow is obviously suffering the after-effects of a scene like that, an exhausted, deadened calm that I know all too well. Buffy says she's going to find Veruca before the sun sets and that when she does, "This thing stops. She's bad news." She asks if Willow needs anything but Willow demurs. Buffy promises to return as soon as she's done with Veruca and tells Willow, "Riley was right. The main thing is to put the blame where it belongs. Don't hurt yourself." Willow looks tired and zoned as she replies, "Okay." Buffy turns to leave but turns back to say, "I love you." That's so freaking sweet. I love this show's portrayal of a loving female friendship. Sniff. Buffy leaves the room and Willow repeats, "Put the blame where it belongs," and then gets off the bed and opens a chest full of magic accouterments. The things Buffy and Will have in their dorm room! The naughtiest stuff I ever had was condoms and a sad little potted plant.
Oz is in his room, talking on the phone and trying to locate Veruca. He's wearing a green t-shirt with a picture of T. Rex (that's my best guess, and Ash concurs). The door to his room opens and Buffy enters. She gives him severe-face as she asks, "Where is she?" Oz responds that he's not sure but he knows the "areas we're drawn to. I'm pretty sure I can follow her scent." Buffy says they'll try that and starts to leave. With his eyes downcast, Oz begins, "Look, Buffy, you should know that --" but Buffy interrupts and says, "Oz, now might be a good time for your trademark stoicism." Oz looks like he's about to cry (in a manly way, of course) and follows her out the door.