Okay this episode sucked a lot all except for the
positively romantic parts. This episode is completely forshadowing to the
next episode where Buffy and Angel (to be frank) have sex. In other words,
all they do is make-out this entire episode. (But it's really sweet!)
Buffy runs into a cowboy vampire at the mall, then
returns to her mom Joyce, who is becoming increasingly annoyed about her
daughter's lack of responsibility. The next day at school in health class,
the students are asked to take care of an egg as if it were a baby, to teach
them how much responsibility it takes to be a parent. Giles warns Buffy
about the vamp she ran into -- he and his brother, the Gorches, are cowboy
vampires, but he's not sure why they've been drawn to Sunnydale at this
time. But Buffy's head is not into slaying or egg-raising these days --
she's ever more into her beloved Angel, and her nights at the cemetery have
become nothing more than make-out sessions with her undead man.
On a later, and much more romantic, hunt, Buffy
and Angel have a very deep conversation about couples stuff. Angel tells
Buffy that vampires can't have kids...
and Buffy somewhat understands while making a joke
about how she knew there where lots of things that vampires couldn't do.(Which
includes working for the Red Cross or for the telephone company. Could you
email us if you've figured out why vampires can't work for the telephone
company? It's still a mystery to us.) Buffy tells Angel that it doesn't
matter, and that she can't picture living without him. And in an oh-so-sexy
voice Angel replies, "I know the feeling."
When Buffy returns from her non-productive investigation
of the Gorches, she finds her egg baby shaking. A gross scorpion-like slimy
creature bursts from it and attacks her, but she manages to stab it to death.
She calls Willow to let her know what's happened, but Willow says her own
egg baby is fine, and there's nothing to worry about. But we see that Willow
is lying, because her own egg is indeed broken apart, and she has a spaced-out
look on her face. When Joyce enters Buffy's room and finds her fully dressed,
she thinks she's getting ready to sneak out and grounds her.
The next day at school, Willow gathers the gang for a monster autopsy. But
she and Cordelia, whose egg has also spawned a creature, wind up knocking
out Buffy and Xander and dragging them into a broom closet. Then, Willow,
Cordy and a bunch of other students and teachers head zombie-like to the
basement with shovels and axes. Even Joyce winds up getting possessed, when
she comes to school to fetch her grounded daughter and instead finds a spaced-out
Giles, who throws one of the creatures onto her.
When Buffy and Xander come to, they find a book which explains what's going
on. There is a creature in the basement called a bazor, whose offspring
attach themselves to human hosts and take control of their motor functions.
They follow a possessed student to the basement and discover Willow, Cordy,
Giles, Joyce, and a bunch of others harvesting eggs from a gigantic slimy
parasite. As Buffy looks for a weapon big enough to toast this mama bazor,
the Gorch brothers show up. One of the bazor's tentacles drags Buffy under
the floor, and suddenly all the babies fall off of their human hosts, who
then fall to the ground. Somehow Buffy emerges victorious (covered with
something) and the Gorches know they've met their match.
The newly-unzombied Giles stumbles for an explanation
for what's happened to everyone, and tells the student body there'd been
a gas leak. Once Joyce gets her bearing, Buffy is more grounded than ever.
She's not allowed to leave her room, but that doesn't stop her from making
out with Angel, who she kisses from her window as he is perched outside.