The Scoobies are fighting Vicki and her Evolved Vampire species, while Kennedy and Willow are fighting the rest. Vicki suddenly calls a retreat by pushing a car, and the Scoobies are happy that Giles has returned once more to the Scoobies but as a child. Faith and the rest of Deepscan are leaving, but Giles asks Faith if this is what she wants, and she's ok with it. The Nitobe Demon, Eldre Koh retreats as well. Anaheed and Billy Lane returned prepared for the vampires, while Andrew believes that there are new rules for the new Seed, Giles explains he thinks its ridiculous. Buffy opens the van to get the Vampyr to show Giles how it Is completely blank, suddenly when he opens it has newly written pages.
The Scooby Gang takes off on a plane, while Giles observes the newly written pages, when he seemingly tells Buffy that the tome was originally written to create the rules of magic. When they return home, Giles is annoyed buy everyone's questions, when Buffy suddenly realizes Dowling is in the hospital and that they must find the being giving these Shapeshifting power to these New Vampires, when she believes it is Dracula. Buffy asks Xander if he can visit him, while saying yes but asking Buffy for Dawn to come with him.
Buffy and Spike are walking to Dowling's home, when he ansewers he talks alone with Buffy, he explains they must just stay friends and not see each other for now. While Buffy is telling Spike about what he said he enlightens her to feel good.
Meanwhile, Xander and Dawn are flying to Dracula's Castle. Xander enters the bathroom telling himself that Dawn will break up with him soon as she finds out he betrayed Buffy. Anya's Ghost appears reminding him of his situations and their marriage ending. When she says she is sorry she asks Xander to talk to her. When, Dawn and Xander return to Dracula's Castle he explains he loves Dawn when Dracula suddenly opens the door Xander rushes in acting as Bad Cop, Dracula smiles and Xander replies to him saying "Master".
- After Buffy says she got Illyria "killed", Koh replies she knows "little of the Old Ones". His statement is further explained in 'United, Part Two'.
- Buffy suggests the vampires are now able to shape-shift can be a "repeat" of Toru's pack, seen in Wolves at the Gate.
- Dracula appears for the first time after 'Wolves at the Gate, Part Four'.
- Anya's Ghost remembers the events that happened in Hell's Bells.
- Buffy Summers
- Faith Lehane
- Xander Harris
- Rupert Giles
- Dawn Summers
- Andrew Wells
- Rupert Giles
- Eldre Koh
- Billy Lane
- Robert Dowling
- Anya Jenkins
- Illyria (only mentioned)
- Toru's vampire pack (only mentioned)
- The First Slayer (only mentioned)
- Riley Finn (only mentioned)
Organization and Titles
- Scooby Gang
- San Francisco Police Department (only mentioned)
- San Francisco Police Department Vampire Task Force (only mentioned)
- Santa Rosita, California
- Santa Rosita Regional Airport
- San Francisco, California
- Xander and Dawn's appartment
- Robert Dowling's home
- Transylvania, Romania
Weapons and Objects
Behind the Scenes
Pop Culture References
- Xander mentions that the vampires were morphing like the T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
- Andrew calls Giles the Charlie to their Angels, referencing the television show Charlie's Angels.
- Xander calls Giles the Gandalf to their Hobbits referencing The Lord of the Rings.
- At Dracula's castle, Dawn asks if it is "like in the novel".
|Giles - “They’re still vulnerable to stakes and fire! Their bodies just seem a bit sturdier. Extra effort is called for.”|
|Xander - “Yeah – zits and squeaky voice aside, that some vintage Giles exposition.”|
|Vicki - “We’re losing too many. And there aren’t enough of us yet. I’m calling a retreat.”|
|Buffy - “Hey. Vicki the Vampire. You don’t get to start a rumble, then run when it goes our way.”|
|Andrew - “Um, alternate suggestion? Let her run.”|
|Willow - “I can’t believe Angel pulled it off. There’s always so much that can go wrong with a resurrection.”|
|Giles - “It was hardly without complications, but yes…I’m back. And, if you’ll have me…back to stay.”|
|Buffy - “Say ‘if’ again and I’ll take you over my knee.”|
|Giles - “That’s ridiculous, Andrew. Only Slayers may commune with the primitive, and only females can be Slayers.”|
|Devon - “Oh yeah? Well, I’m his Watcher, and I say Billy broke the mold. Who are you, kid?”|
|Giles - “I am Rupert Giles, young man. The last of the Watchers’ Council. And you sir, are no Watcher.”|
|Giles - “Buffy, the book I left you – Vampyr. I trust you still have it. I’d like to see if there’s precedent for this.”|
|Buffy - “Yeah, uh…that’s kind of a funny story. When we got back from the deeper well, I figured maybe it was time I actually read the thing. All the pages were blank.”|
|Giles - “All? Are you certain?”|
|Buffy - “I triple checked. Every single one.”|
|Giles - “How odd. Because some no longer remain so.”|
|Anya - “Gee, that must be horrible, the person you love deciding they don’t want to be with you anymore. And could there be a worse time and place to tell someone than this…? Wait. Yes.”|
|Xander - “Okay! I get it. There’s some karmic scale-balancing going on. I guess you haunting me and reminding me of my sins every two seconds wasn’t in your face enough.”|