There's rapid knocking on Tara's dorm-room door and Willow jumps up to let Buffy in. Buffy, wearing a leopard print coat, asks why Willow called her. She then exclaims in surprise upon seeing Tara, scratched up and shivering, on the bed. Willow assures Buffy that Tara will be all right, but that she is terrified. She further explains that Tara spent the night in the janitor's closet all alone. As Willow puts a moist washcloth on Tara's forehead, Buffy kneels down beside the bed and asks what attacked her. Tara describes the monster as big and mentions that it had a symbol on its head. Buffy considers this and then jumps up and quickly sketches something on a notepad. She shows the triangular symbol to Tara and asks if it's the symbol on the monster. Tara nods in agreement and Willow exclaims, with great concern, "Buffy, Jonathan said we were all safe. Jonathan said it."
This next shot is visually very striking: Buffy walks, obviously deep in thought, in front of long series of posters, featuring an almost sinister looking photo of Jonathan's face and the lettering "jonathan.com." I wonder how many hits that site got thanks to rabid Buffy fans.
Anya answers the door to the Basement of Debasement and tells Buffy that Xander isn't there. Buffy just looks at her, and Anya wonders why she isn't "going away." I for one wish Anya would just go away. Far, far away. And send Oz back in her place. Buffy explains that she wants to look over Xander's stuff, so Anya gives her a big fake smile and with great insincerity invites her in. Anya then flops down on the sofa and begins leafing through Jonathan's autobiography. Buffy surveys Xander's coffee table, which is stacked with Jonathan comic books and Jonathan trading cards in plastic sleeves. She picks up the trading cards and sits on the sofa next to Anya, who insincerely says it's nice that Buffy is still there. Anya-as-demon-who-doesn't-understand-how-to-be-human was funny. Anya-as-tactless-girl-who-fakes-courtesy is not. Buffy inquires whether Anya has even found it odd that Jonathan is so good at everything, but Anya dismisses her by explaining, "He's Jonathan." She turns back to her book, which Buffy then grabs out of her hands. "Hey, I was just at the part where he invents the Internet!" protests Anya. Which is probably the only even vaguely funny line she's had in months. This character is so off-track that a GPS unit and a detailed road map couldn't help her find a laugh. Buffy tries to explain herself by mentioning that Jonathan fights better than she does, even though she's the Slayer and "that's supposed to mean something." "Buck up, you. You kill the best. Go you. Kill, kill," pep-talks Anya in her best imitation of someone who cares. Buffy tells her she wasn't actually looking for validation, and muses that Jonathan just "seems too perfect." She continues to bother Anya by inquiring about her days as a vengeance demon, asking if someone could wish the whole world different. Anya replies that that could happen and "you could have, like, a world without shrimp. Or with, you know, nothing but shrimp." "You could even make, like, a freaky world," she continues, "where Jonathan is, like, some sort of not-perfect mouth breather, if that's what's blowing up your skirt these days. Just don't ask me to live there." She demands her book back and leaves Buffy contemplating a world without shrimp.