Buffy enters the house and trots upstairs. She finds Willow sitting alone in her room, and they exchange some conversation about how Willow is doing. Buffy then sits on the bed, because she has something she wants to discuss. She starts a preamble about good and bad choices, but is interrupted by the bathroom door opening. Buffy assumes Tara is visiting, and does a double-take when she realizes she's seeing Amy. Amy has obviously been thinking while in the restroom (I wonder if she appreciated the toilet paper, yet felt compelled to nibble on the cardboard roll). "The whole school?" she asks Willow, ignoring Buffy. "By a giant snake thing," Amy continues. "Okay, still adjusting." Amy then greets Buffy. Buffy: "Hi. How've you been?" Amy: "Rat. You?" Buffy: "Dead." Amy: "Huh." The actress who plays Amy is doing a very good job with the whole "totally freaked and disoriented" thing. After an offer to stay the night from Buffy, Amy goes downstairs to look for cookies. Upstairs, Buffy expresses her surprise at seeing Amy, and Willow claims she "just realized" she could do the spell. She then says, "It's nice having another magically inclined friend around," which I think in her mind was a dig at Tara but seems to hurt Buffy's feelings. Unaware of this, Willow tries to pursue their interrupted conversation, but Buffy says she can't top the Amy conversion. This is a little tangential, but I'm left wondering if Buffy knows that Willow cast the spell that went wrong last week. We know Tara knows, and it seemed pretty clear that Dawn and Xander figured it out. However, Buffy wasn't there when the crystal was smashed. So either nobody told her that Willow tried to wipe her memories of Heaven, or they did tell her and she just doesn't seem to care. Feh. Why am I worrying about this? I have the far greater problem of Spuffy snogging to contend with.
Downstairs, Amy is munching cookies and watching TV. Where's Dawn during all this? Scratch that. I actually don't care. Amy expresses sympathy about Buffy's mom and then reviews some of the shocking things that happened in Sunnydale while she was ratty. "People getting frozen, Willow's dating girls, and did you hear about Tom and Nicole?" she concludes. Nothing in the list is news to Buffy except the people-getting-frozen part, so her ears perk up at that. Amy gestures to the TV, where a newscaster stands in front of an ambulance, speaking about a robbery which left one man "in critical yet stable condition." Behind him, some EMTs carry a gurney into the museum.