Giles and Buffy pull up to the Madison house in Giles's little dinky car. Inside, Catherine Madison is munching on a plate of brownies, which she hides as soon as she hears a knock on the door. She runs to the door and opens it to Buffy and Giles. Catherine tries to get rid of them, but Giles forces his way inside, telling Catherine that her daughter is meddling with something very dangerous. Catherine affects no knowledge and tells them to leave, but Giles won't have any of it. As he and Catherine argue, Buffy spots the plate of brownies and starts to get a look of understanding when Catherine insists that she doesn't care about cheerleading. Buffy gently addresses Catherine as "Amy" and explains to Giles that Catherine actually switched bodies with her daughter so she could use her daughter's body to "relive her glory days." Amy confirms that Buffy is correct. Amy-as-Catherine sits on the sofa, explaining to Buffy and Giles how terrible her life was after her father left her and her mother. Her mother railed on her constantly for wasting her youth, and one morning Amy just woke up in her mother's body. Buffy, looking very limp and pale, places her hand in Amy's and assures her that everything will turn out all right.
Giles breaks into Catherine's attic room and finds all the creepy voodoo Barbies hanging from the ceiling. As he looks at two dolls laced together, one with a defaced head, he assures Amy that he will be able to reverse all of her mother's spells. He starts to search for Catherine's books and, in a goofy throw-away moment, is startled by a black cat that leaps from a trunk. Salem Saberhagan, was that you? He continues his search for the correct books as Amy gathers all of Catherine's dolls. Amy and Giles hurry downstairs, and Giles scoops Buffy off the couch. He carries her out of the house while instructing Amy to accompany them.
In the gym, the Sunnydale boys' basketball team comes running out onto the floor. Loud music plays as the Sunnydale cheerleaders do their thing, Catherine as Amy amongst them. Xander and Willow sit in the bleachers, looking apprehensive.