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As everyone reels from Buffy’s revelation, Giles readies himself to again leave for England for the sake of Buffy. Tara reveals to Willow that she knows about the memory spell she used on her to make her forget their last fight. In order to solve both problems, Willow casts another amnesia spell, but it backfires and everyone loses their memories, leaving the Scoobies to try to piece together who they are.


Episode Info


Episode number: 6x7
Production Number: 6ABB08
Airdate: Tuesday November 13th, 2001



  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (7 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Anthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Recurring

Guest Stars
Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Geordie White
As Vamp #1
Dave Franco
As Vamp #3
Michelle Branch
As Herself (Performer)
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 4.3/6 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 2nd out of 11 UPN shows for the week.

Tabula Rasa roughly translates to: clean slate.

Giles heads back to England for good at the end of this episode. He is not seen again until the Season Finale.

This episode received a 3.6 in the national ratings.

Ranked 89 out of 138 prime time shows.

The demon Teeth would reappear in the canonical comic Angel: After the Fall as the Lord of Santa Monica.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Michelle BranchGoodbye To You 


Episode Quotes
Xander: I just feel weird feeling bad that my friend's not dead. It's too mind-boggling. So I've decided to simplify the whole thing. Me like Buffy. Buffy's alive, so me glad.

Spike: Oh, listen to Mary Poppins. He’s got his crust all stiff and upper with that nancy-boy accent. You Englishmen are always so -- Bloody hell. Sodding. Blimey. Shagging. Knickers. Bollocks. Oh, God. I’m English.
Giles: Welcome to the nancy tribe.

Spike: (to Giles) You don't suppose you and I... We're not related, are we?
Anya: There is a ruggedly handsome resemblance.
Giles: (to Spike) And you do inspire a, um, well, a particular feeling of... familiarity and... disappointment. Older brother?
Spike: (scoffs) Father. Oh, God, how I must hate you.
Giles: What did I do?
Spike: There's always something. And what's with the trollop?
Anya: Hey!
Giles: Her?
Spike: I saw you, sleeping together.
Giles: Resting together.

Spike: (reading the inside of his jacket) "Made with care for Randy". Randy Giles? Why not just call me Horny Giles or Desperate-For-A-Shag Giles? I knew there was a reason I hated you.

Spike: Dad can drive. He's bound to have some classic mid-life crisis transport. Something red, shiny, shaped like a penis.

Buffy: Who do those jerks think they are?
Anya: Bloodsuckers. They kill by sucking blood. Take it easy, Joan.

Anya: This is the book for us.
Giles: Oh, good. Does it focus on mind control, or memory loss?
Anya: Not exactly. I just, um... My intuition tells me this is the book. And I figure being a magic shop owner and a natural at the supernatural, I should trust my intuition.
Giles: That's fine, but as you recall, I too, am a magic shop owner.
Anya: True, but my intuition says that you're not so much the magic guy and more of a paperwork type.

Buffy: I kill your kind.
Spike: And I bite yours. So how come I don't want to bite you? And why am I fighting other vampires? I must be a noble vampire. A good guy on a mission of redemption. I help the helpless. I'm a vampire with a soul!
Buffy: A vampire with a soul? Oh my God. How lame is that?

Spike: I'm a hero, really. I mean, to be cast such an ugly lot in life, and then to rise above it. To seek out better, nobler things. It's inspirational, isn't it? And the two of us -- natural enemies thrown together, to stand against the forces of darkness. Utter trust. No thought of me biting you; no thought of you staking me.
Buffy: Depends on how long you keep on yapping.



Episode Goofs
In the Region 2 DVD release, Raymond O'Connor's name is missing in the credits.



Episode References
Willow's line, "And I think I'm kinda gay", is the same thing she said in Doppelgangland.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerJoss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Marti Noxon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Fury
Supervising ProducerJane Espenson
ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Douglas Petrie
Co-ProducerJohn F. Perry  |  Marc D. Alpert
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorPeter Basinski
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 Christian King (1)
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 MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Tom Perry  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographyMichael D. O'Shea  |  Raymond Stella
Story EditorRebecca Sinclair  |  Steven S. DeKnight
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 ArtistJay Wejebe  |  Brigette A. Myre
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
LeadpersonKeith A. Cuba
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorKen Lee
Post Production ServicesR!ot
Produced ByGareth Davies
ProcessingDeluxe
 
Warning: Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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