The secrets of Giles' dark past come back to haunt him when an old friend turns up dead in Sunnydale. As a troubled youth, Giles and his friends summoned a demon. Now, it has returned and is hunting down the people who summoned it and its quest for revenge may place the life of someone dear to Giles in extreme danger.
Did You Know?
The music to which Buffy aerobicizes and Giles objects, despite being updated to a late-'90s techno idiom, quotes a prominent guitar riff from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. The riff underscores the 39 Lashes in the "Trial Before Pilate", appears prominently in the Overture, and opens the song "Heaven on Their Minds", which is sung by the character Judas Iscariot-a role originated by Anthony Head
's older brother Murray Head
on the original 1970 concept album of the musical. See more
After Jenny pulls Giles' phone out of the wall, Buffy attempts to call him. She then claims the operator said his phone was out of order. Disconnecting a phone, even by ripping it out of the wall, wouldn't put it out of order - it would simply just keep ringing with no answer to the caller. See more
Can I help you?
Rupert Giles. I need to see him.
Mr. Giles, he's our librarian. Next building over, first door on your left.
Character names are garbled: Diedre, correctly spelled by Giles in the episode, is misspelled "Dierdre" in the credits, and Morgue Attendant is misspelled "Mourge Attendent". See more
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett See more