As occasionally happens in large groups of females, the women of the Summers house get their cycles in sync one month, including the potentials. It’s absolute chaos, with Buffy getting increasingly scatterbrained, Willow stuck in bed with debilitating cramps, Dawn eating everything she can get her hands on, and Vi, usually a quiet and good-natured girl, becoming a total monster and snapping at anyone who dares defy her. With Anya, Faith, and the rest of the potential slayers showing varieties of symptoms, the house is becoming a chamber of misery and torment.
The males of the household have ranging reactions this phenomenon.
Giles is trying to be as helpful and supportive as he can, constantly making runs to pick up whatever the girls require. He tries to remain composed, but is in truth terribly flustered by the subject.
Robin Wood has cut back on his visits drastically, and only stops by infrequently to check in or share news. He isn’t too embarrassed by the ladies’ functions, but prefers to avoid the drama abundant in the house.
Xander is dazed and uncomfortable with the proceedings and tries to stay as much out of the way as possible, sometimes going as far as to hide in closets and small rooms.
Spike was the first one to realize what was happening, as a vampire, being able to detect blood. He has barricaded the basement and is confining himself to it.
Strangely, Andrew is handling the situation best by far. He has taken it upon himself to act as a source of support and comfort to the ladies in their difficult time, listening to their problems and making sure they are well taken care of. He is often found handing out chocolate and sending Giles out for necessities ranging from iron supplements and heating pads to ice cream. He wasn’t knowledgable about ‘that time of month’ at first, but quickly googled it and found what he needed to know.