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When a pipe breaks in the Summers basement, Buffy finds herself in a battle with debt. Trying to get a loan, she finds the bank is attacked by a demon that was hired out by a trio of upstarting nerds bent on crime. Meanwhile, Giles returns and tries to take in what went down in his brief absence.

Episode Info
Episode number: 6x3
Production Number: 6ABB04
Airdate: Tuesday October 16th, 2001

Special Guest Stars
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles

Guest Stars
Danny StrongDanny Strong
As Jonathan
Adam BuschAdam Busch
As Warren
Tom LenkTom Lenk
As Andrew
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Todd StashwickTodd Stashwick
As M'Fashnick Demon

Co-Guest Stars
Michael MertonMichael Merton
As Mr. Savitsky
Brian KolbBrian Kolb
As Bank Guard
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 4.4/6 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 9 UPN shows for the week.

This episode received a 3.5 in the national ratings.

Ranked 93 out of 136 prime time shows.

Guest star Todd Stashwick previously appeared in the Angel episode "To Shanshu in L.A." as the demon Vocah.

At the end of the episode, Buffy gets a phone call from Angel who heard she had returned at the end of the Angel episode "Carpe Noctum".

Episode Quotes
Dawn: (worried about money) So, what do we do?
Buffy: Easy. We burn the house to the ground and collect the insurance. Plus, fire. Pretty.

Anya: If you wanna pay every bill here and every bill coming and have enough to start a nice college fund for Dawn... start charging.
Buffy: For what?
Anya: Slaying vampires. You're providing a valuable service to the whole community. I say cash in.
Buffy: Well, that's an idea... you would have. Any other suggestions?
Anya: Well, I mean, it's not so crazy.
Dawn: Yes, it is! You can't charge innocent people for saving their lives.
Anya: Spider-Man does.
Dawn: He does not.
Anya: Does too!
Dawn: Does n-- Xander?
Xander: Action is his reward.

Dawn: (looking at an illustration of a demon) That's a weird place for a horn. (pause) That's not a horn.

Giles: Willow told me, but I didn't really let myself believe it.
Buffy: I take a little getting used to. And I'm still getting used to me.
Giles: It's, uh - You're --
Buffy: A miracle.
Giles: Yes. But then, I always thought so.

Giles: You seem to be doing remarkably well under extreme circumstances. I'm proud of you.
Buffy: Well, actually, it wasn't me. Willow brought me back. I just lay there.
Giles: You know, I meant --
Buffy: I know what you meant. That was just a little post-post-mortem comedy.

Giles: You're a very stupid girl.
Willow: What? Giles.
Giles: Do you have any idea what you've done? The forces you've harnessed, the lines you've crossed?
Willow: I thought you'd be impressed, or - or something.
Giles: Oh, don't worry, you've... made a very deep impression. Of everyone here, you were the one I trusted most to respect the forces of nature.
Willow: Are you saying you don't trust me?
Giles: Think what you've done to Buffy.
Willow: I brought her back.
Giles: At incredible risk!
Willow: Risk? Of what? Making her deader?
Giles: Of killing us all. Unleashing Hell on Earth. I mean, shall I go on?
Willow: No. Giles, I did what I had to do. I did what nobody else could do.
Giles: Oh, there are others in this world who can do what you did. You just don't want to meet them.
Willow: No, probably not, but - Well, they're the bad guys. I'm not a bad guy. I brought Buffy back into this world, and maybe the word you should be looking for is "congratulations".
Giles: Having Buffy back in this world makes me feel indescribably wonderful, but I wouldn't congratulate you if you jumped off a cliff and happened to survive.
Willow: That's not what I did, Giles.
Giles: You were lucky.
Willow: I wasn't lucky. I was amazing. And how would you know? You weren't even there.
Giles: If I had been, I'd have bloody well stopped you. The magicks you channelled are more ferocious and primal than anything you can hope to understand, and you are lucky to be alive, you rank, arrogant amateur!
Willow: You're right. The magicks I used are very powerful. I'm very powerful. And maybe it's not such a good idea for you to piss me off. (pause) Come on, Giles, I - I don't want to fight. I... Let's not, okay? I'll think about what you said, and you... try to be happy Buffy's back.
Giles: We still don't know where she was or what happened to her. And I'm far from convinced she's come out of all this undamaged.

M'Fashnick Demon: You have cost me, Slayer!
Buffy: I cost you? That's a designer lamp, ya mook!

(phone rings)
Buffy: Who's calling me? Everybody I know lives here. I'll be back. (leaves to answer phone)
Dawn: (to Giles) I bet it's creditors. The hounding's begun. I read about it. So you think we'll starve?
Giles: I very much doubt it.
Dawn: No chance I'd have to quit school to work assembling cheap toys in a poorly ventilated sweatshop?
Giles: Poorly ventilated -- What have you been reading?
(Buffy returns)
Giles: Buffy, what is it?
Buffy: Angel.
Giles: Is he in trouble?
Buffy: He knows that I'm - He needs to see me. I have to see him.
Giles: Well, of course. You'll leave for L.A. tomorrow.
Buffy: Not L.A. And not here. Somewhere in the middle. There's a place.
Giles: I see. Well, we should get these, uh, bills and things out of the way before --
Buffy: I got to go now. Oh, um, thanks for taking care of this for me.

Episode Goofs
Yet again, the Region 1 DVD misspells the Special Effects Coordinator as "Effectgs". This is also corrected on the Region 2 DVD.

In the closing credits, the last name of Suzanne McRobert is misspelled as McRoberts. This error is on the Region 1 DVD; it is corrected on the Region 2 DVD.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon  |  Marti Noxon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Fury
Supervising ProducerJane Espenson
ProducerDouglas Petrie  |  David Solomon
Co-ProducerMarc D. Alpert  |  John F. Perry
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorLisa Lassek
CastingJennifer Fishman  |  Anya Colloff  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
Music EditorTim Isle
Music SupervisorJohn C. King
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripGeorge Palmer
Camera OperatorAllen D. Easton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerPeter M. Robarts
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteven Fidler
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorSuzanne McRobert
Production CoordinatorLisa Ripley-Becker
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorRobert Hudson (2)
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Bill Jackson (1)  |  Tom Perry
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
Story EditorSteven S. DeKnight  |  Rebecca Sinclair
Post Production CoordinatorTamara Becher
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Casting AssistantMichael Nicolo
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreThomas Wanker
AssistantKelly Wheeler  |  Brett Matthews  |  JD Peralta
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistKarl Wesson
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Visual EffectsRadium
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Makeup ArtistBrigette A. Myre  |  Jay Wejebe
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
LeadpersonKeith A. Cuba
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorKen Lee
Post Production ServicesR!ot
Produced ByGareth Davies
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