As new jobs, new relationships, and new priorities arise, the Scoobies' personal feuds are becoming a big issue for the team. When the trail of the Restless Door leads to the Demon Lord's hideout, the Mistress takes advantage of their discord and presents the team with a terrible decision that could tear them apart.
- Giles and Andrew remembers the strengthening of Earth's barriers rule added to the Vampyr book in I Wish, Part Two.
- Anya mentions Sunnydale as the town where she died fighting for Xander "and his friends" ("Chosen") after being left at the altar ("Hell's Bells").
- The Soul Glutton mentions the event of the Aztec slayer killing his family, as seen in Return to Sunnydale, Part One.
- Buffy mentions the thousands of people that have died in In Pieces on the Ground, Part One.
- The Restless Door, first mentioned as causing problems in Old Demons, Part One, is finally destroyed.
- The Mistress and the Soul Glutton were last seen in Old Demons, Part Three.
- Anya was last seen in Triggers.
- Buffy Summers
- Willow Rosenberg
- Xander Harris
- Dawn Summers
- Rupert Giles
- Andrew Wells
- The Mistress
- The Soul Glutton
- Anya Jenkins (Only mentioned)
- Mike (Only mentioned)
- Lana Pasternak (Only mentioned)
- The Sculptor (Only mentioned)
- Lake Stevens (Only mentioned)
Organization and Titles
- Antioch, California
- Black Diamond Mines
- Muir Woods
- San Francisco, California
- Sunnydale, California (Only mentioned)
- Hell of Screams (Only mentioned)
Weapons and Objects
Behind the Scenes
- The variant cover by Rebekah Isaacs and Dan Jackson connects with In Pieces on the Ground, Part Three variant cover.
Pop Culture References
- Sundrop mentions using Uber, the car transportation mobile app.
- Andrew says "Holy Kobayashi Maru" in reference to the Star Trek Starfleet training exercise.
- Buffy compares Sundrop to the Gelflings creatures from The Dark Crystal.
- Xander's bedroom has a Lara Croft and a Westeros posters.
- Anya mentions Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.
- Anya reveals that Xander have asked the original Anya to cosplay Catwoman.