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Giles learns that he can't outrun his sins when a demon he helped summon during his rebellious youth comes back for he and his then circle of friends. With the demon now narrowing its target onto Giles, he soon finds those closest to him in danger due to the reckless past he had hoped they would never discover.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 5V08
Airdate: Monday November 10th, 1997
Network: WB

Guest Stars
Robia LaMorteRobia LaMorte
As Jenny Calendar (credited as Robia La Morte)
Robin SachsRobin Sachs
As Ethan Rayne
Stuart McLeanStuart McLean
As Philip Henry

Co-Guest Stars
Wendy WayWendy Way
As Dierdre
Michael Earl ReidMichael Earl Reid
As Custodian
Daniel Henry MurrayDaniel Henry Murray
As Creepy Cult Guy
Carlease BurkeCarlease Burke
As Detective Winslow
Tony SearsTony Sears
As Morgue Attendent

Chris OChris O'Hara
As Vampire
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.4/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 4th out of 12 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.7 in the fast nationals.

Ranked 101 out of 119 prime time shows.

The photo of a young 'Ripper' holding a bass guitar was faked by the production crew. It is a photo of Sid Vicious with Head's face superimposed onto it.

This is the first time we see Giles's apartment.

Episode Quotes
Xander: Giles lived for school. He's actually still bitter that there are only twelve grades.

Giles: Uh, we'll meet outside the hospital at 8:30 sharp. I'll bring the weaponry.
Buffy: I'll bring the party mix!

Buffy: Have I ever let you down?
Giles: Do you want me to answer that or should I just glare?

Xander: Ooh, gang, did you hear that? A bonus day of class plus Cordelia! Mix in a little rectal surgery, and it's my best day ever!

Jenny: Did anyone ever tell you you're kind of a fuddy-duddy?
Giles: Nobody ever seems to tell me anything else.
Jenny: Did anyone ever tell you you're kind of a sexy fuddy-duddy?
Giles: Well, no. Actually that - that part usually gets left out.

Angel: Maybe he's late.
Buffy: Giles? Who counts tardiness as, like, the eighth deadly sin?

Buffy: Xander, how do you feel about digging through some of Giles's personal files and seeing what you can find?
Xander: I feel pretty good about it. Does that make me a sociopath? Yeah.

Xander: That's it! Twelve years of you and I'm snappin'! I don't care if you're a girl or not, I'm throwin' down! Come on!
Cordelia: I've seen you fight. And don't think I can't take you!

Giles: Bay City Rollers - now that's music.
Buffy: I didn't hear that.

Episode Goofs
Although Dierdre's arms and face are grotesque, when she collapses, we see that her legs are inexplicably healthy looking.

The closing credits spells the character as "Dierdre", but it is written onscreen by Giles as "Diedre".

The closing credits misspells Attendant as "Attendent".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerFran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Gary Law
Consulting ProducerHoward Gordon
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorKimberly Ray
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerGary Law
First Assistant DirectorRobert D. Nellans
Second Assistant DirectorRandy Lafollette
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorEyal Gordin
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterKen Wilson (2)
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerMaury Harris
Script SupervisorKelly Akers
Production CoordinatorPhyllis Saldutti
Script CoordinatorAmy Wolfram
Assistant EditorGolda Savage
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerPeter Nusbaum  |  Todd Orr  |  Kevin Burns (1)
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Art DirectorStephanie J. Gordon
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorDean Batali  |  Rob des Hotel
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianDayton Nietert
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Caroline Kallas  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  George Snyder
Makeup ArtistJohn Maldonado
Special Effects Make-upJohn Vulich
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
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