"I think we're going to. Seize [the day]. Once you get to a certain point, then seizing is sort of inevitable."
The episode opens with a very nice little surreal dream sequence, in which we're suddenly reminded of the arc we've been ignoring for the past two episodes. Doing those standalone episodes makes some sense, as we see Buffy and the Scoobies settle into believing that Spike and Drusilla are no longer a threat, but now that they're back they don't seem to be really doing much to actively threaten anyone, except in Buffy's recurring dream when Drusilla kills Angel. So far it's all plotting and planning.
Of course, and I don't think I'm giving too much away here, what's dramatically important isn't the events leading up to Buffy and Angel having sex, but rather what happens afterward. The benefit of hindsight alleviates some of my concerns about this episode. I already know that the next episode is fantastic, but that doesn't change the fact that this one's not that great.