Teen-aged Rupert Giles made his return to high school and in the process uncovered a demon underneath the school, and a very-attractive-yet-mysterious girl, Roux. As he prepares for the final showdown with the demon, Giles is troubled by revelations about Roux, and her extracurricular activities that aren’t the most savory…
- Giles wears the mirror necklace Vega gave him in Girl Blue, Part One.
- Willow and Giles discuss the magical nature of his resurrection (What You Want, Not What You Need, Part Two).
- Roux reveals the circumstances of the deaths of Mr. Crowe and Ms. Wong, as they had been reported as disappeared since before Girl Blue, Part One.
- Dawn uses her portal-making powers, which she gained in Own It, Part Five.
- After the events of this story, Giles returns to San Francisco and tells Faith Lehane about his adventures (One Girl in All the World).
- Lloyd Addison
- Baldwin (Only mentioned)
- Crowe (Only in flashbacks)
- Rupert Giles
- Willow Rosenberg (Only voice)
- Dawn Summers (Only voice)
- Truman (Only in flashbacks)
- Wong (Only in flashbacks)
Organizations and Titles
Weapons and Objects
Rituals and Spells
- "Light the night"
- Resurrection spell (Only mentioned)
- Mr. Crowe, killed by Roux (mentioned).
- Ms. Wong, hanging herself (in flashbacks).
- Seed, electrocuted by Roux.
- Roux, sacrificed herself.
Behind the Scenes
Pop Culture References
- Being able to see Russia from one’s own porch is a reference to a Saturday Night Live spoof on vice president candidate Sarah Palin in 2008.
- Seed quotes “remember November”, a common reference to the date of Guy Fawkes Night.
- A passerby compares Giles to actor Kurt Russell in the movie Tombstone (1993).
A “mixtape” is provided throughout the story:
- Claire Jones — “Glasgow Love Theme”
- Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj — “Bang Bang”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — “We Must Love Each Other”
- Girl Blue — “Dreams”
- Julie London — “The End of the World”
- Dario Marianelli, Jack Liebeck, and Benjamin Wallfisch — “Awaken”
- Mariah Carey — “Looking In”
- Gregory Porter — “Painted on Canvas”
- Bruno Mars and Cardi B — “Finesse”
- Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack — “For All We Know”
- Libera, Robert Prizeman, and Ian Tilley — “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)”
- Chloe X Halle — “I Say So”