Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4, Episode 12

A New Man (25 Jan. 2000)

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Ethan Rayne returns to town and transforms Giles into a demon. Spike is the only one who can help.



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Episode cast overview:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Waitress (as Elizabeth Penn Payne)
Michelle Ferrara ...


At Buffy's 19th birthday party, Giles has a realization. He is an unemployed, middle-aged man hanging around with a bunch of teenagers. He feels even worse when he finds out that he is the only one who doesn't know about Riley and the Initiative. Feeling useless and insecure, he runs into Ethan Rayne, but the confrontation ends in drinks at the local pub rather than the usual fisticuffs. The next morning, Giles looks in the mirror and discovers he's woken up as a demon. Written by Alex

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When Giles is reading the book about when a demon will be showing up, the pages of the book are obviously blank. See more »


Professor Maggie Walsh: Oh, I'm, heh quite sure of that. And I'm just as sure that we can learn from each other. I'm working on getting you clearance to come into the Initiative. I think you'll find the results of our operation most impressive. Agent Finn here, has killed or captured - how many is it?
Riley Finn: [note of pride] Seventeen. Eleven vampires, six demons.
Buffy: Oh... Wow. I mean, that's... seventeen.
Professor Maggie Walsh: What about you?
Buffy: Me?
Professor Maggie Walsh: How many hostilities would you say you've slain?
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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OK now I have seen everything
12 August 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

Giles turns into a demon... that may explain the summary. Ethan Rayne is back in town which I think we all know the last outcome of his entry (adults act like teenagers). OK in this episode Giles does the right thing by all of us and chases Maggie Walsh in his demon self and I was cheering at that stage because I hate Maggie Walsh (she did call herself in the starting episode to this series "the evil bitch monster of death" just didn't know how accurate it is). Giles could've been living the nightmare in this episode he turns into a demon that nobody can understand... except Spike but he bribes him with $300 to stop Ethan Rayne and turn Giles back. This is the funniest episode of Series 4 it was pretty good.

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