Willow is in the shower. She holds her head under the water and begins to sob. I'm not touched in the least. Cut to Willow, clad in a bathrobe, coming back into her bedroom; she spots a cardboard box in the corner, labeled "TARA" in large Sharpie letters. What, she has a bunch of boxes of other ex-girlfriends' clothes lying around and she was afraid she's get confused? Thank you, Mutant Enemy, for not thinking we'd be smart enough to remember the box Willow mentioned earlier. Willow pulls some clothes out of the box and lays them out on the bed. Which reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry tries the dirty talk ("The panties that your mother laid out for you?") and also this children's book I used to have called Cat in the Mirror. I loved it because it had three of my favorite things: cats, magic, and Egyptians. It also had this sequence that's stuck with me for years. The heroine is an unpopular girl (probably another reason I liked it) and she's trying to fit in with some classmates, and she mentions how in Europe they lay out your nightgown in the hotel and pinch the waist. It's just the right sort of awful awkward thing to say that will make your peers hate you, and the merciless teasing that she receives always struck a chord with me. Anyway, Willow sits next to the blouse and skirt on the bed and then waves her hand over them. They begin to puff up and wiggle, and I'm totally, totally worried that she's making some sort of zombie Tara. Instead, the clothes sit up, with no one at all inside, and Willow lays her head in the laundry's lap. Bizarre. Is that like a witchy blow-up doll?
That night, Willow enters the kitchen, where Dawn is cooking "peanut butter and banana" quesadillas. Is it really a quesadilla if there's no cheese? I think not. It's more of a platano-cacahuete-dilla. Or, in English, "tortilla with inappropriate goo." Willow chooses not to partake because her stomach's upset. She looks pretty peaked overall. Dawn mentions that Buffy has called her a bunch of times today about her plans, and Willow apologizes for not being home the night Tara had to stay with Dawn. Eventually, Willow offers to take Dawn to dinner and a movie. Dawn is pathetically grateful (as neglected puppies are when they finally get to go for a walk) and off they go, leaving a note for Buffy on the fridge.