After the Winnebago they used to travel crashed on the road, Buffy, Dawn, Willow, Tara, Xander, Anya, Giles, and Spike made their way to the abandoned gas station. The place served as their shelter against the attacks from the Knights of Byzantium as well as the sun, in the case of the vampire Spike. A sign read: "Four Aces — gas, food, lodging", with a rusting truck parked in front of the station.
Two Knights managed to enter, but the first was killed and the second, General Gregor, made prisoner. The witch Willow then erected a magical protective barrier around the gas station. Willow also magically restored an inactive telephone, and Buffy called the medical intern Ben to treat Giles' wounds. Although, Glory was able to regain control of their shared form and manifested again, finally taking Dawn and escaping with her. The remaining Scoobies eventually left the place with Ben's car and returned to Xander Harris' apartment.
Behind the scenes
- Four Aces is a professional film rental set located near 145th Street and Avenue Q, east of Palmdale, California.