Willow lies in her hospital bed, talking to Buffy on the phone as Oz hands her a bowl of Jell-O. Yum -- there's nothing I love more after a life-threatening blow to the head than a bowl of crushed animal hooves artificially colored red. That's good eatin'. Willow baby-voices that she's okay and Buffy, in her kitchen, apologizes for not being with her in the hospital and says she caught a "lucky break" in their search for Giles.
In the living room, Joyce sits uncomfortably on the sofa while Spike sits nearby in a chair and studies the walls. Joyce takes a sip from a glass, and I hope for her sake that it's a good stiff drink. Long, silent pause.
Buffy is still in the kitchen and now she's talking to Xander, who is still in Willow's hospital room. What kind of crazy visiting hours for concussion patients does this hospital have, anyway? Buffy tells Xander that Angelus is based in the old mansion and that she's going to head over there at dawn. Xander offers assistance, which is turned down, and then asks if she thinks Giles is still alive. "I think he is, " replies Buffy. "I just wish he was here to tell me what to do." Aw, the room's gone blurry again.
Joyce and Spike are still sitting in the living room. Finally, Joyce turns to Spike and asks, "Have we met?" "You hit me with an ax one time," he replies honestly. "Remember [gesturing as though holding an ax], uh, 'Get the hell away from my daughter.'" Joyce makes a sound like she recalls the incident, but I don't think she does. It's that old Sunnydale magic. Oh, and Spike's referring to incidents from "School Hard," the fourth episode of season two, wherein he and Dru make their debut. Spike is spared from Joyce's forced attempt at small talk when Buffy finally comes into the living room. She assures her mother that Willow is fine and then gets down to cutting her deal with Spike. Spike says he'll help kill Angelus in exchange for getting to leave town with Dru. In the background Joyce asks, "Angel? Your boyfriend?" but she's ignored. Buffy says Drusilla doesn't get to live because she killed Kendra, to which Spike replies, "Dru bagged a Slayer?