History[edit | edit source]
The building[edit | edit source]
- “So either fix this one, and we got a deal... Or get out of my hair. And see if anyone else in this city will rent to a gang of weirdos like you.”
- ―Building's landlady (to the Scoobies)[src].
After Giles's resurrection in London, he met the Scoobies during the assistance in Santa Rosita's zompire crisis. He returned with them to San Francisco, where they faced dissatisfaction with their living conditions and rent prices.
Helping with Giles's documentation, detective Robert Dowling shared a case of a haunted building, where in three decades 25 children disappeared, and its landlord would offer them a cheap rent for fixing this problem. It was inherited from her father and mostly immigrants lived there, and it was being gentrified, with "techies" and "trust-fund hippies," until the haunting started.
The building was actually infested by a Hamelin demon, a symbiotic creature who targeted children on the verge of losing their childhood, and instead offered the victim to live within its dimensions of illusions based on the individual child's dream. The demon trapped the Scoobies, who were able to free themselves and the missing children by refusing the reality the demon created -- despite Giles's wishes to remain in his ideal childhood.
Prominent Events[edit | edit source]
The Scooby Gang would use Giles's living room whenever it was needed a space for a spell. This was the case for binding Spike and search for his dream connection to real murders, sending Buffy in an astral projection through Spike's mind, ageing Giles for a day, and using the Vampyr book to give new abilities to the second Magic Council's members.
While researching in his library about the Shenlong dragon that caused the San Francisco's tsunami, the Scoobies watched and discussed the live broadcast pronunciation of President Malloy and Secretary of the Supernatural Ophelia Reyes, about the implementation of a mandatory census according to the Supernatural Crisis Act.
Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]
- Giles's bookcase features Nataraja statue, also seen in Buffy's dream in Welcome to Hellmouth, and his library office in Prophecy Girl.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Buffy Season 10[edit | edit source]
- I Wish, Part Two (Only mentioned)
- Return to Sunnydale, Part One (Only mentioned)
- Return to Sunnydale, Part Two
- Love Dares You, Part Three
- Relationship Status: Complicated, Part One
- Freaky Giles Day
- In Pieces on the Ground, Part Three