Bronze. Witches are bored. As am I. I know that Willow and Amy are treading down a dark path, but it all seems so incredibly banal. I might have gotten a kick out of turning people into sheep when I was five, but now it just seems pointless. Willow waves her hand, and everything returns to normal. They decide to head off somewhere else to find bigger fun.
Buffy. Spike. Fight. She slams him against the wall. Banter about whether or not he's hurt her. Aside: I don't care how physically well matched they are. This scene is just disturbing on so many levels. These are two very, very screwed up people. And I certainly hope that it was Mutant Enemy's intent that we be disturbed by this, because otherwise I am completely confused as to the message that this is sending. Spike thinks that Buffy is afraid of giving him the opportunity to hurt her. "Afraid I'm going to " he continues, but the rest of his sentenced is drowned out by the smushing of Buffy lips on lips of Spike. Suddenly there's all this rocking, and the first time I saw this, my brain actually let me have a few blissful seconds during which I believed the movement was caused by the house collapsing around them, making them lose their footing or something.
Ace: "How did this happen?"
Sep: "Oh, you know how it is. You're in the middle of a fistfight. Your pants fall down. Next thing you know, you're screwing someone. It's happened to all of us, I think."
Ace: "Thank God I got distracted thinking about the layers of clothing that mysteriously disappeared."
Sep: "Some people heard a zipper sound. You'll have to do your own fact-checking on that, though."
Ace: "Did I tell you that I read in The New Yorker that UPN is the only 'major' network without a Standards and Practices department?"
Sep: "What? UPN has no standards? Next you'll be telling me that the earth is round! Doesn't this show air at 7 PM where you are? Man, 7 PM isn't what it used to be. The Muppet Show used to be on at that time. I miss the good old days, when I never had to worry that Ms. Piggy would suddenly start dry-humping Kermit."