The episode starts out with Buffy at the mall with her mom as the argue over Buffy buying an outfit that her mother thinks makes her look too trashy. The day is getting late and Joyce still has too much to do so she tells Buffy to pick up her outfit. As Buffy makes her way to the store she spots a vampire about to attack a woman and steps in to do her slayer duty. She meets up with Joyce who is not too happy that her dress wasn't picked up. She gets on her daughter about being responsibly, which is funny because that is what she was doing. Buffy than makes a joke about being a slayer but once again her mother doesn't really listen.
Cordy worries about missing class as she and Xander make out and this leads to a fight about how they don't like each other and yet they keep making out. What a great couple. I really do love them together. In class the teacher talks about the human sex drive and Xander makes a fool of himself when agreeing that wanting sex makes us crazy. Cordy then gives us way too much info about her extra curricular activities. This turns into Xander and Cordy fighting through asking questions. Everyone is very confused until Willow starts talking about pregnancy which leads us to the plot of the episode.
The student body has to raise an egg and make sure that nothing happens to them. For the point of class they are their babies. Buffy never went to class and so she has to raise her egg alone. Giles finds out that the vampire that fought her and got away is from a set of brothers who burned a village to the ground before they were vampires. They could be trouble!
They also happen to be creeps. They watch on as Buffy and Angel make out. They don't attack her or anything, just sit and watch them make out while they decide to attack her later.
As Buffy sleeps we see that the egg is more than just an egg. It starts to move all on its own. The brother vamps get into a fight arguing over when they should attack Buffy. They break down into a fist fight. Buffy wakes up feeling weak and more tired than when she went to sleep. The egg seems fine. Joyce keeps making stupid parent jokes, very punny.
At school Xander is the only one who seems to be his normal self. Buffy and Willow both seem to be very out of it. So why is Xander feeling normal? Well the answer is given to us when Xander drops his egg and it doesn't break. He hardboiled his egg.
Cordy also seems to be her normal self. She tells everyone that the health teacher might be dead and they should check all the closets. Xander agrees and they run off. I'm almost certain that they aren't looking for the teacher. Which brings us to night two of Angel and Buffy just making out instead of working. Angel tells Buffy to get some sleep while he continues to hunt for the brothers. Buffy starts talking about kids in the future and Angel tells her that he can't ever have kids. Damn liar! I'm telling Conner. But Buffy tells him that all she wants in life is him. That's sweet.
Back at school the night guard goes down to the basement because why not? While there he hears someone moving about. It turns out to be the teacher who knocks him out. Buffy makes it home just as her egg hatches and a weird creature tries to attack her. She moves out of the way and it slides under her bed. She picks up her iron and goes looking for it. After it attacks her she trades the iron for scissors and kills the bug like creature. She quickly calls Willow and tells her to break her egg. She tells her what happened but Willow keeps telling her that everything is okay. Even tells Buffy that her egg is in the fridge. She is lying! Lying I tell you. Her egg is next to her hatched!
All the noise got Buffy's attention and caused Joyce to enter her room. Since Buffy was on the phone and dressed to go out, well Joyce thought Buffy was about to sneak out. This caused Buffy to be grounded. Poor Buff.
Xander gets hungry and starts to crack his egg, this is when we learn that it wasn't just Buffy's egg that is weird. Well it's when Buffy figures it out. Giles for some reason isn't in the room as they start to cut open the creature. Cordy and Willow make quick work of Buffy and Xander, knocking them out cold. It would seem that the whole school is on board for the egg train.
Down in the basement they are all digging for something, what, we don't know yet. As night comes to Sunnydale Joyce walks into the library looking for Buffy. Giles tells her that he has been looking for her as well. Joyce is not happy. Joyce then refers to Buffy as a burden. Not an example of a great mother. Although I've never though Joyce was a great mom anyways. And now, thanks to Giles, she is an egg slave just like the rest.
Buffy wakes Xander up, they are still locked in the closet. There are two eggs next to them. It seems they wanted to implant them with egg creatures as well. Buffy smashes them before breaking them out of the closet. The two Scoobies who are the worst at research now have to figure out what is going on. Thankfully Giles left the book open to the page. It seems he figured it all out before the egg creature got to him. A fact that Buffy and Xander now know thanks to finding an egg shell next to the book.
Outside the library Jonathan is fighting one of the egg creatures but by time Buffy and Xander get there he is already under the control. They follow him to find out where everyone else is. It seems the egg slaves are digging up the mama egg creature and harvesting more eggs to spread around. Xander goes in and pretends to be an egg slave while Buffy goes for a weapon.
This is when the vamp brothers step in to try and kill her. Worst timing possible. Egg slave Willow orders the other egg slaves to kill Buffy and the brother vampires, the Gorch brothers. This leads to them teaming up to try and stay alive. The younger brother is killed by the mama creature, this causes the older brother to throw Buffy to the mama creature, with a little help from Joyce. Mother of the year. Buffy kills the creature and frees all the egg slaves. The remaining Gorch brother takes off running.
No one remembers what happened. Giles tells them it was a gas leak. Buffy tells Joyce that she was in the gym working out. Joyce is pissed that her daughter wasn't caught in a gas leak. Great mother. Buffy promises not to leave her room. So Angel being the gentleman that he is. sits outside her bedroom window and makes out with Buffy through the window. Great guy. And that my friends is where I leave you today. See you soon.