Buffy is in her bedroom, tidying, when her mother walks in and says, "I don't get it." She tries to explain to Buffy that she just can't understand her and mentions a "biological imperative whereby I can't understand you because I'm not sixteen." I really like Joyce, but she doesn't sound like the sharpest stake in the weapons chest when she misuses words like "biological imperative." Buffy asks Joyce is she ever wishes to return to being sixteen and Joyce expresses a definite lack of interest. Buffy tells her she loves her and gives her a peck on the cheek.
At school, an excited Amy is regaling Buffy with stories of living with her dad. It's a real toss-up between Buffy and Amy here for ugliest outfit of the episode: Buffy in a mottled tie-dyed mini-dress with bell sleeves, or Amy in a pink zip-front sweatshirt, pink and gray tie-dye T-shirt that looks like a monkey barfed on it, and white plaid pants. Amy is very excited to be living with a loving parent who wants to spend time with her. As they walk along, Cordy comes up behind and insincerely expresses her condolences for their getting bumped back off the team. Amy snipes that she'll "miss the intellectual thrill of spelling out words with [her] arms," and although Cordy accuses her of sour grapes, I think Amy got a good zinger in. Amy and Buffy pause in front of the trophy case and look at Catherine's trophy. Buffy asks if Amy has heard from her mother, and Amy says, "Wherever she is, I don't think we'll have to worry." As the girls walk away, Amy mentioning that she's thinking of getting fat (don't do that, Amy, or they'll fire you like they did the initial Willow!), the camera pulls in close to the trophy. We see that it has brown human eyes, darting back and forth, and we hear muffled screaming.