Buffy Anne Summers
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne
Alexander 'Xander' Harris
Mayor Richard Wilkins III
We learn that Buffy has an Aunt Arlene, presumably Joyce's sister, who lives in Illinois.
The ritual they planned to use to destroy the box of Gavrok was called Breath of the Entropics.
We learn that the Mayor used to have a wife named Edna Mae (whom he married in 1903 and remained with until her death) and an Irish Setter named Rusty.
When the lights go out in the prisoner exchange scene, Angel says he can see fine, implying that vampires have at least some degree of night vision.
In this episode the Mayor and Buffy finally meet face-to-face, though they were in the same room during a City Hall press conference in the "Gingerbread" (3x11), and they almost met in the sewers beneath Sunnydale in "Band Candy" (3x06).
Willow makes an impressive first solo vampire kill in this episode. Not only does she use her magic offensively for the first time, but she does the vamp in with a pencil.
Goof: When the Mayor and Faith walk out of his office we see that he shuts the door. When Willow goes searching, however, the door is open.
Goof: At the beginning of the scene of the exchange the wall clock can be seen. The time is 12:42. The next time the clock is seen (when the Gavrok Spider attacks the police officer) the time is still 12:42 although several minutes have passed.
Goof: After the Gavrok Spider latches onto the police officer's face and kills him, we can easily see the "dead" officer blink his eyes.
Goof: When Willow tells Buffy that she will be staying in Sunnydale for school, Buffy tackles her and it goes to a long shot. When she begins talking her mouth doesn't move until it switches back to a close-up.
Goof: When the Gavrok creature gets on Buffy's back, Angel moves to help Buffy and you can see Xander laughing at Buffy in the back ground.
Goof: After Buffy squashes the Gavrok Spider, when Angel helps her up in the long shot, the creature is not visible on the floor. Then in the very next shot, Angel sweeps the dead creature away with his foot.
Wesley: The Mayor will most assuredly have supernatural safeguards protecting the box. Oh, we all forgot about that, did we?
Buffy: Looks like a job for Wiccan girl. What do you say, Will? Big time danger.
Willow: Hey, I eat danger for breakfast.
Xander: But, oddly enough, she panics in the face of breakfast foods.
Buffy: I'm a Sunnydale girl, no other choice.
Willow: Must be tough. I mean, here I am, I can do anything I want. I can go to any college in the country, four or five in Europe if I want.
Buffy: Please tell me you're going somewhere with this?
Willow: No. (hands Buffy a letter) I'm not going anywhere.
Buffy: U.C. Sunnydale?
Willow: I will be matriculating with Class of 2003.
Buffy: Are you serious?
Willow: Say, isn't that where you're going?
Buffy: I can't believe it! Are you serious? Ah, wait, what am I saying? You can't.
Willow: What do you mean, I can't?
Buffy: I won't let you.
Willow: Of the two people here, which is the boss of me?
Buffy: There are better schools.
Willow: Sunnydale's not bad and I can design my own curriculum.
Buffy: Okay, well, there are safer schools. There are safer prisons. I can't let you stay because of me.
Willow: Actually, this isn't about you. Although I'm fond, don't get me wrong, of you. The other night, you know, being captured and all, facing off with Faith, things just kind of got clear. I mean, you've been fighting evil here for three years, and I've helped some, and now we're supposed to decide what we want to do with our lives, and I just realized that that's what I want to do. Fight evil. Help people. I mean, I think it's worth doing and I don't think you do it because you have to. It's a good fight, Buffy, and I want in.
Buffy: I kind of love you.
Willow: And, besides, I have a shot at being a bad ass Wiccan, and what better place to learn?
Buffy: Do you get the feeling that we're kind of in a rut?
Buffy: You never take me any place new.
Angel: What about that fire demon nest in the cave by the beach? Thought that was a nice change of pace.
Buffy: So this is our future? I mean, this is how we're gonna spend our nights when I'm 50 and you're... the same age you are now?
Angel: Let's just get you to 50.
Buffy: Liking that plan.
The Mayor: (about to lift the lid on the Box of Gavrok) There are about 50 billion of these things. Raise your hand if you are invulnerable.
The Mayor: Clandestine meetings prisoner exchanges in the dark of night? I feel like we should all be wearing trench coats!
Willow: Faith, wait. I want to talk to you.
Faith: Oh yeah? Give me the speech again, please. Faith, we're still your friends. We can help you. It's not too late.
Willow: It's way too late. You know, it didn't have to be this way. But you made your choice. I know you had a tough life. I know that some people think you had a lot of bad breaks. Well, boo hoo! Poor you. You know, you had a lot more in your life than some people. I mean, you had friends in your life like Buffy. Now you have no one. You were a Slayer and now you're nothing. You're just a big selfish, worthless waste.
Faith: (Faith hits Willow) You hurt me, I hurt you. I'm just a little more efficient.
Willow: Oh, and here I just thought you didn't have a comeback.
Xander: I'm aware it scores kinda high on the hokey-meter, but I think it'll be good for me, help me to find myself.
Cordelia: And help us to lose you. Everyone's a winner.
Xander: Well, look who just popped open a fresh can of venom.
Buffy: But you - I can't believe you got into Oxford!
Willow: It's pretty exciting.
Oz: There's some deep academia there.
Buffy: That's where they make Gileses!
Willow: I know. I could learn, and have scones.
Buffy: Well, there's something you don't see every day. Unless, of course, you're me.
Mayor: God, you kids, y'know? You don't like to think about the future. You don't like to make plans. Unless you want Faith to gut your friend like a sea bass, show a little respect for your elders.
Angel: You're not my elder. I've got a lot of years on you.
Mayor: Yeah, and that's just one of the things you're going to have to deal with. You're immortal, she's not. It's not easy. I married my Edna May in ought-three and I was with her right until the end. Not a pretty picture. Wrinkled and senile and cursing me for my youth. Wasn't our happiest time. And let's not forget the fact that any moment of true happiness will turn you evil. I mean, come on. What kind of a life can you offer her? I don't see a lot of Sunday picnics in the offing. I see skulking in the shadows, hiding from the sun. She's a blossoming young girl and you want to keep her from the life she should have until it has passed her by. My God! I think that's a little selfish. Is that what you came back from Hell for? Is that your greater purpose?
Faith: I made him an offer he couldn't survive.
Snyder: You... all of you... why couldn't you be dealing drugs like normal people...?
Snyder: Alright, what's in the bag?
Student: My lunch
Snyder: What is that, the new drug lingo?
Student: No, it's my lunch.
Vampire: You killed him!
Faith: What are you, the narrator?
The knife given to Faith is part of a collection designed by world famous knifesmith Gil Hibben. It is called "The Jackal" and was released in 1999.
In this episode we learn that there is a University of California campus within the Sunnydale city limits.
Buffy: The Box of Gavrok. It houses some great demonic energy or something which His Honor needs to chow down on come A-Day.
Gavrok is also the name of a character who appears in the Doctor Who episode "Delta and the Bannerman" from 1987.
Faith: I made him an offer he didn't survive.
This is a play on the famous line "I made him an offer he couldn't refuse", spoken by Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather.
Faith: But you, you just can't stop Nancy Drew-ing, can you?
Nancy Drew is a fictional teen detective who has her own series of mystery novels for younger readers.
Buffy: I'm tired of waiting for Mayor McSleaze to make his move while we sit on our hands counting down to Ascension Day.
This is a reference to the McDonald's character Mayor McCheese.
Buffy: Faith's turn to the dark side of the Force pretty much put the proverbial kibosh on any away plans for me.
Buffy talks about Faith going to work for the evil Mayor in the language of the Star Wars movies. In the movies the Force is a powerful life energy that can be used for good or evil. The evil doers are said to use the dark side of the Force. To put the kibosh on something is to bring it to an end. The word sounds Yiddish but its origin is actually unknown. Despite Buffy's statement, there is no proverb about a "kibosh".
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