Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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Giles's past comes back to haunt him as a demon he and Ethan Rayne summoned in their wild youth seeks them out in Sunnydale.

Director:

Bruce Seth Green

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Dean Batali | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Robia Scott ... Jenny Calendar (as Robia La Morte)
Robin Sachs ... Ethan Rayne
Stuart McLean ... Philip Henry
Wendy Way Wendy Way ... Diedre Page
Michael Earl Reid ... Custodian
Daniel Murray Daniel Murray ... Creepy Cult Guy (as Daniel Henry Murray)
Carlease Burke ... Detective Winslow
Tony Sears ... Morgue Attendant
John Bellucci John Bellucci ... Man
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Storyline

The secrets of Giles's 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. Written by Alex

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode marks one of the first instances of Willow demonstrating leadership in the Scooby Gang in place of Buffy or Giles, something which will come into greater significance later in the series. See more »

Goofs

While Buffy is walking with Willow and Xander. She says she has to spend her allowance to have the "Mark of Eyghon" tattoo removed from her back, but moments later when she is talking with Giles it is clear there is no tattoo on her back. See more »

Quotes

Willow: We have to figure out how to kill this thing, and we need to do it fast.
[she takes a sip of some tea]
Xander Harris: [reading from a book] Uh, 'hot lava.'
Willow: That's for a heretic.
Xander Harris: Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah, okay. Uh, ooo, ooo! 'Bury a potato!' No, that's for warts. Who writes this stuff?
Cordelia: I've got the solution right here. 'To kill a demon cut off its head.'
Xander Harris: Oh, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah! We'll, uh, find Ms. Calendar, then we'll decapitate her. Hey! She'll be the first headless computer teacher in school. You think anybody'll...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ted (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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