A girl in Germany is killed by robed figures. Her dying words - "From beneath you, it devours" - come to Buffy in a dream. Buffy reports for her first day at her new job as counselor at the new Sunnydale High. Willow prepares for her journey home; although she worries her friends won't take her back, Giles thinks they will need her help in fighting whatever is coming. Xander meets a woman, Nancy, whose dog has been consumed by a subterranean worm demon. The gang agree to help her. The demon is Nancy's ex-boyfriend Ronnie; Nancy unwittingly wished he was a worm in front of Anya. Xander convinces Anya to change Ronnie back, although she complains that she'll get in trouble for doing so. Spike reveals to Buffy that he has regained his soul.
Quotes and trivia
- The opening Scene is likely a tribute to another Television show with a strong, independent female lead, Alias. Similarities to Alias include the character's apperance, music, setting, and camera direction. It might also be a homage to the German film Run, Lola, Run, which was also set in Germany, featured a lead with bright orange hair, and who happens to run throughout large portions of the film to techno music.
- The german voice in the techno music means: "Von der Tiefe, verschlingt es" That is the rough translation of the phrase: "From beneath you, it devours". The exact translation would be: "Von unter Dir, verschlingt es". Beneath You on Wikipedia