There's like a whole party going on in Willow's hospital room, what with the presence of Oz, Cordy, and Xander. They discuss Buffy's plan, and Willow says she want to try re-cursing Angelus again -- to restore his soul. Xander tells Willow that she doesn't look up to the task, but Willow tells him to check out her "resolve face." She wants to help Buffy by souling Angelus before he ever wakes Acathla. Oz, who has been sitting quietly, remarks that he must have missed out on some stuff, because "this is all making a kind of sense that's -- not." Willow instructs Oz to go with Cordy to the library to fetch books. Then she tells Xander to find Buffy and tell her of the plan so she can stall Angelus.
Torture chamber at the mansion. Giles is slumped, still bound to his chair, and Angelus circles him, still trying to pull off "menacingly urbane" and failing. He's taken a wrong turn somewhere around "chattily annoying," I think. Angelus tells Giles he can make the pain stop, and I think Giles would have to be very addled not to understand that simple dynamic. Giles pants a little and begs, "Please." Angelus sits before him, ready to hear the information he needs. Giles speaks quietly so Angelus has to place his face very near Giles's. "In order to be worthy -- you must perform the ritual -- in a tutu! Pillock!" Angelus stands up and instructs a henchvamp to bring him the chain saw, but Spike rolls in, telling Angelus to calm down. He points out that killing Giles won't get Angelus the information he wants, and that he has another plan. He calls Drusilla into the room and asks her if she wants to play a game.
Buffy strides across the threshold of the library and pulls down the yellow crime-scene tape. As she crosses the chalk outline of Kendra, she pauses and is careful not to disturb it. Having reached the table, she pulls out a duffel bag from underneath and starts pawing through it. Snyder enters and says, "You do know this is a crime scene, don't you? But then, you're a criminal so that pretty much works out." Buffy protests her innocence and has faith that the police will figure that out. Snyder retorts that the "police of Sunnydale are deeply stupid." No shit! They missed a duffel bag chock full of weapons at a crime scene which they then left unguarded? Then Snyder goes on to expel Buffy from school, leaving no doubt that he's relishing the moment. In response, Buffy draws the blessed sword out of the bag and looks it over. Snyder is getting a little nervous now. With her attention still on the sword she says, "You never ever got a single date in high school. Did you?" With that she heads for the door, passing so close to Snyder that he's forced to lean backwards to avoid the blade. After she's departed, Snyder dials his cell phone. He instructs the person on the other end to "tell the Mayor I have good news."