In a classroom, a teacher is lecturing about the Black Death. Buffy is sitting next to Cordelia, who shares her book with her. The bell rings, and Cordelia introduces herself. She offers to show Buffy to the library so she can get her own textbook. Cordelia immediately takes Buffy under her wing and proceeds to give her the entrance exam for the "in" crowd. Buffy passes, and then they come upon Willow getting a drink from a water fountain. She's dressed in a baggy grey plaid jumper and good-girl blouse with white tights. "Willow," snarks Cordelia, "Nice dress. Good to know you've seen the softer side of Sears." Like Cordelia is one to talk. Lime-green pants with a brown see-through shirt? Nice to see she's seen the tackier side of Newport News. Willow explains that her mom chose her dress, and Cordelia says, "No wonder you're such a guy magnet." Willow hops off like the scared little rabbit she is while Buffy looks troubled by Cordelia's mean streak. Cordelia invites Buffy to the Bronze, which is apparently in the bad part of town, located about half a block from the good part of town. They reach the library, and Cordelia takes off after promising to see Buffy in gym class later.
Buffy pushes open the swinging doors of the library and enters. She calls out, "Hello," as creepy music builds in the background. At the counter, a newspaper is open to an article about a missing boy. The camera focuses on the article as a hand taps Buffy on the back. She spins around to see Giles, who asks if he can help her. He introduces himself too, and MAN am I getting tired of all these introductions. I'll sure be glad when all the major players are acquainted with each other. Buffy says that she's the new student, and Giles correctly identifies her. Buffy starts to name off the books that she needs as Giles goes behind the counter and cuts her off because he knows what she's looking for. He takes a large book marked "Vampyr" out and drops it loudly on the counter. Buffy looks upset and tells him that "isn't what [she's] looking for." Giles apologizes, but Buffy is long gone.
Two bratty girls are walking through the girls' locker room and gossiping about Buffy. They're seriously annoying, so I'm glad I won't ever have to see them again. Although the one on the right looks suspiciously like Karen with a K from "Superstar." She opens up her locker, and a large dead boy falls out onto her. She screams.