Girl Blue, Part Four is the fourth and final issue of Giles: Girl Blue comic book miniseries. It was written by Erika Alexander and Joss Whedon, and illustrated by Jon Lam. It was originally published on May 16, 2018 by Dark Horse Comics.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
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…
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- 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).
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Weapons and objects[edit | edit source]
Rituals and spells[edit | edit source]
- "Light the night"
- Resurrection spell (Only mentioned)
Death count[edit | edit source]
- Mr. Crowe, killed by Roux (mentioned).
- Ms. Wong, hanging herself (in flashbacks).
- Seed, electrocuted by Roux.
- Roux, sacrificed herself.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Collections[edit | edit source]
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- 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).
Music[edit | edit source]
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"