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While everyone celebrates Xander and Anya’s engagement announcement, Dawn spends Halloween hanging with her friend and two boys. When she’s found to be lying about her whereabouts, everyone goes out looking for her, including Tara and Willow who get into a heated talk concerning the latter’s overuse of magick.


Episode Info


Episode number: 6x5
Production Number: 6ABB06
Airdate: Tuesday October 30th, 2001



  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (5 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Anthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Recurring

Guest Stars
John O'Leary
As Kaltenbach
Recurring
Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Recurring
Kavan Reece
As Justin
Amber Tamblyn
As Janice
Dave Power
As Zach

Co-Guest Stars
Dawn Worrall
As Christy
Emily Kay
As Maria
Adam Lieberman
As Carl (credited as Adam Gordon)
Dominic Rambaran
As Paramedic #1
Anthony Sago
As Paramedic #2
Lorin Becker
As Witch Woman
Lily Jackson
As Witchy Poo
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Emma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 4.5/6 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 10 UPN shows for the week.

This is the 3rd and final Halloween themed episode of the series.

This episode received a 3.7 in the national ratings.

Ranked 82 out of 130 prime time shows.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Hope SandovalAround My Smile 
Man of the YearJust as Nice 
Nikka CostaEverybody Got Their Something 


Episode Quotes
Buffy: What happened to Xander?
Giles: He kept poking me with his hook. I sent him over to Charmed Objects. With any luck, he'll poke the wrong one and end up in an alternative dimension, inhabited by a 50-foot Giles that squishes annoying teeny pirates.

Giles: Besides, it's Halloween. It's the one time of the year that supernatural threats give it a well-deserved rest, as should you.
Buffy: Yeah? What about costumes that take over your personality? Or wee, little, Irish fear demony thingies?
Giles: Yes, well, if anything calamitous should happen, history suggests it'll happen to one of us.

Buffy: Is that why you're always cleaning your glasses? So you don't have to see what we're doing?
Giles: Tell no one.

Buffy: Were you parking? With a vamp?
Dawn: I - I didn't know he was dead.
Justin: Living dead.
Dawn: Shut up!
Buffy: How could you not know?
Dawn: I just met him.
Buffy: Oh. Oh, so you went parking in the woods with a boy you just met.

Giles: We need to have a conversation.
Dawn: This the part where you tell me you're not angry? Just disappointed?
Giles: Pretty much. Except for the bit about not being angry.



Episode Goofs
For the fifth and final episode the Region 1 DVD misspells the Special Effects Coordinator as "Effectgs". It is corrected on the Region 2 DVD.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Joss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Marti Noxon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Fury
Supervising ProducerJane Espenson
ProducerDouglas Petrie  |  David Solomon
Co-ProducerJohn F. Perry  |  Marc D. Alpert
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Jennifer Fishman
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 SupervisorGina Michel
Production CoordinatorLisa Ripley-Becker
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorRobert Hudson (2)
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Kurt Kassulke  |  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
ProcessingDeluxe
 
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