University. Campus crime scene. Phoebe's subplot. Cops, paramedics and reporters mill about outside around a body on the ground, covered in a white sheet. Pheebs walks by and spots Darryl "Pity Patrol" Morris. She calls him over to her, because she's one of the lazy Ps. Darryl: "Don't tell me. Demons, right? Or is it warlocks this time?" Phoebe: "Contrary to popular belief, not every crime in this city is demonically related or Halliwell-related, for that matter." Hey! Not even crimes against the theater arts? Phoebe explains that she was on her way to the library, and thought she'd gawk. What happened? Darryl tells her that a college student was decapitated and her body was dumped there. Phoebe asks for the identity of the victim, and realizes that the murdered co-ed is her library friend, Blonde.
Library. Phoebe puts her books and bag on the same study table as earlier. She's wearing red pants, a Laura Ashley-ish floral print jeans jacket, and her less-sexy wire-rim frames today. Blonde appears at the other study table, and greets Pheebs. Blonde rubs her neck and asks Phoebe for some aspirin, because she has "a splitting headache." I guess this is some sort of gruesome joke, but I'm taking this comment -- yet another mention of analgesics on this show -- as a pseudo shout-out to the recaps. Anyway, Phoebe is freaking. She tells Blonde, "You're supposed to be . . ." Blonde asks, "What?" as a library menial pushes a cart full of books through her apparition. We will now call her Casper Blonde. She repeats, "Be what?" Phoebe gapes.