Driving down the street in some sort of sport futility vehicle is Joyce. She turns into the driveway, and Angelus is waiting on the front lawn. As Joyce exits her car with a bag of groceries, Angelus immediately turns on the jilted boyfriend routine, trying to get Joyce to intercede with Buffy on his behalf. Maybe Joyce hears the Something Bad Is About To Happen music, because she's very wary and brushes past him towards the door. Of course she drops her groceries to heighten the suspense, and as she and Angelus frantically gather the groceries, I have to laugh as David Boreanaz fumbles an orange, which whizzes off-screen. They're both distracted by it for a moment. Angelus prattles on in some more jealous ex-boyfriend speak. Joyce threatens to call the cops. Then there's the requisite fumbling of the keys as the music swells disturbingly. Angel drops the bomb that he and Buffy slept together, and Joyce looks at him in shock. She finally gets the door open, and with a final warning to leave Buffy alone she steps into the foyer. Angelus tries to follow, but is stopped by an invisible barrier. Buffy and Willow are walking down the stairs with Willow chanting in Latin. In a hard tone, Buffy says, "Sorry, Angel. Changed the locks," and she slams the door in his face.
Jenny is working on the soul-restoration spell on her computer at school when Giles enters the classroom. She quickly hides the screen she was working on, just like I do when I'm reading recaps at MBTV and my boss walks in. She tells Giles she's working on a "special project," and then mentions that Buffy told her Giles misses her. "She's a meddlesome girl," grouses Giles, who actually doesn't sound at all angry to be making up with Jenny. Jenny then tells him she might have something, and they make plans for her to come by his house later that night. Giles leaves, smiling shyly, and Jenny goes back to her computer.
The magic store owner is closing up for the night when Dru enters the store, carrying Sunshine the puppy. The proprietor seems to recognize Dru and is scared, asking what she wants. Dru tells him Sunshine "wants to know what you and the mean teacher talked about." Joss should be more careful with the way he portrays puppies on Buffy unless he wants to come off as anti-canine. First that nasty turncoat Sunshine, then Angel-puppy, who certainly wasn't a credit to the breed. And didn't Buffy tell Parker that a certain nameless "angry puppy" was responsible for the scar on her neck? Yep, puppies sure do get a bad rap on this show, and Joss should get enlightened; he's got a social responsibility, you know.