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The scene where Ethan is revealed to be back in the fold is a perfect example of why I love this show. Just as Giles closes the door and leaves the room, Ethan steps out from the shadows and begins his "villain monologue", only for Giles to hear someone talking, re-open the door and catch him a few sentences in. It's such a clever moment and I've always gotten a kick out of it. It's a perfect example of how Joss turns classic storytelling structure on it's head.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Buffy the Vampire Slayer 4x12 Reaction "A New Man"
Buffy The Vampire Slayer S04E12 A New Man
Giles was turned into a Fyarl demon. They're very strong, like to crush things, have rock-hard paralyzing mucous, often work for other demons, and can be killed with a weapon made of silver. Xander while Spike packs up his things, including Xander's radio : "That's my radio! I'm evil. Walsh: "It's only our methods that differ.
We use the latest in scientific technology and state-of-the-art weaponry, and you, if I understand correctly, poke them with a sharp stick. Giles drunk : "You know what gets me? This is what gets me. Twenty years I've been fighting demons. Maggie Walsh and her nancy ninja boys come in; six months later, demons are pissing themselves with fear.
They never even noticed me. According to Greek mythology, King Minos of Crete sacrificed seven youths and seven damsels to the Minotaur, a creature with the head and tail of bull and the body of a man who had been cast into a huge maze known as the Labyrinth. When the Greek hero Theseus learned of the Minotaur and the sacrifices, he volunteered to go to Crete as one of the victims.
Upon his arrival in Crete, he met Ariadne, Minos' daughter, who fell in love with him. When Theseus agreed to marry her, she gave him a simple ball of thread, which he was to fasten at the entrance of the maze. He made his way through the maze, while unwinding the thread, and he stumbled upon the sleeping Minotaur. He beat it to death and led the others back to the entrance by following the thread. The conflict known today as "The Troubles" began about thirty years ago.
The twenty-six counties of Ireland won independence from Britain in , and later became a Republic; the North remained part of the United Kingdom. This division gave rise to two movements: the nationalist movement, and the loyalist movement. The Nationalists, who are typically Catholic, want the six counties of Northern Ireland to be reunited with the Republic.
Info from the Close Up Foundation. This a reference to the game "I Spy," in which someone chooses an item in the vicinity and says, "I spy with my little eye something purple" or beginning with "L," or what have you , and someone else tries to guess what that something is. Spiderman is a Marvel Comics superhero.
Student Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider, giving him superhuman strength, reflexes, and equilibrium; a subconscious premonitional "danger" sense; and the ability to cause parts of his body to stick with great tenacity to most surfaces, from which Buffy's comment about not sticking to things stems. Riley tells Giles that he's seen the library, and it's gone downhill since Giles left; he later refers to Buffy stopping the world from ending.
Both refer to last week, when Riley helped Buffy stop some demons from opening the Hellmouth in the ruined crater that used to be the library.
Buffy's comments about Riley asking her not to reveal his secret and the "cat [coming] out of the bag" also refers to "Doomed," when the gang saw Riley at the library in the aforementioned scene. Buffy makes a joke about how having her toes smashed would still be better than her previous birthday bashes, referring to "Surprise," when her surprise party was interrupted by the Judge or, specifically, by his arm. Walsh makes a joke about Buffy having been in her class, but not all the time, which is likely a reference to "Fear, Itself," when Buffy missed class and was scolded by Walsh.
Buffy tells Riley about a snake, most likely referring to the Mayor, who transformed into a giant serpent demon in "Grad. Day 2. This does not include all the times that he's been unconscious, since that's not what he said. However, there is an amusing list of all the times that Giles has been unconscious at Laugh Lines, Love Lines.
Spotted by Melissa. During the scene in which Ethan tells Giles that he's poisoned Giles' beer, the foam on Giles' beer the one closest to him increases, decreases, and then disappears altogether in an unrealistic amount of time. There's actually a variety of strange things going on with the glasses in this scene, including an empty one that appears and disappears a few times.
Foam part spotted by Mathew. When Buffy and Willow are having breakfast, Willow picks up her glass of orange juice while the camera is facing her. When the camera faces Buffy, the glass is still on the table and it looks like Willow is just about to reach for it. Cut back to Willow, and she's setting the glass down.
Spotted by Mathew. When demon-Giles goes to wake up Xander, there are clothes hanging on the clothes line across the room. On the left, there's a pair of briefs dangling by one clothespin. A few cuts later, they're hanging securely by two clothespins Xander doesn't even go halfway up the stairs before coming back down and stating matter-of-factly that Giles isn't upstairs. How does he know Giles isn't dead or unconscious on the bed or in the closet or something?
When Spike and Giles talk in the cemetery, Spike puts a cigarette in his mouth. Ethan is supposedly staying at the Sunnydale Motor Inn, but the shot outside his motel is of a place called the Downtowner Apartments. It's understandable that they might wish to use the same shot, but they should have had the waitress say that Ethan was staying at the Downtowner Apartments, and they could have at least not shown the car in the last second of the shot.
Sunnydale seems to have a motel called the Sunnydale Motor Inn, although the supposed shot of that Inn was actually of the Downtowner Apartments, the place that Faith stayed before the Mayor hooked her up. See Goofs above. We know for sure now that the Initiative is an official U.
In a chat at Raven's Realm a former BtVS fan site , Jane Espenson who wrote this episode had this to say about what happened to Spike after he crashed the car: "That was cut In fact, he got out of the car injured and he said 'I can kill demons. I can crash cars. Things are looking up! It was a nice moment. And now you know Site Navigation Select Ethan Rayne turns up, and convinces Giles to go out for a beer so that Ethan can warn him of some impending doom involving " Being unable to speak English, he can't communicate with the gang, so he ends up turning to Spike for help while Buffy and the gang hunt him down, thinking that he did something to Giles.
Buffy almost kills him, but recognizes his eyes just in the nick of time. Back at the Initiative, Professor Walsh steps into a high-security room For the full, detailed synopsis, click here. Back to Top. Giles: "I felt like Theseus and the Minotaur in the, uh, Labyrinth. Ethan: "Oh, religious intolerance.
Sad, there. I mean, just look at 'The Irish Troubles. Spike: "Well. What do I spy with my little eye? Riley: "You're really strong. Like, Spiderman strong.
Doomed Riley tells Giles that he's seen the library, and it's gone downhill since Giles left; he later refers to Buffy stopping the world from ending. Surprise and Helpless Buffy makes a joke about how having her toes smashed would still be better than her previous birthday bashes, referring to "Surprise," when her surprise party was interrupted by the Judge or, specifically, by his arm.
Fear, Itself Walsh makes a joke about Buffy having been in her class, but not all the time, which is likely a reference to "Fear, Itself," when Buffy missed class and was scolded by Walsh. Jeremy : As far as filler episodes go this one was pretty good. It had a good filler premise as well as some pretty good story arc development rare for a filler episode, hence the term "filler episode". I thought I would enjoy this episode more than I actually did.
Giles' transformation into a demon started much too far into the episode, and we didn't even see what he tried to do with himself from that morning when he woke up Xander to when he meets up with Spike later that night in the cemetery. We finally get a car chase in Buffy, something that I didn't think would ever happen.
Granted it was between two Humvees and a Citroen, but still enjoyable. I know it's picky, but Spike's voice definitely seemed dubbed in for his last line before he crashed the car, and it wasn't done very well. Ethan Rayne is a great character that I completely forgot about, but now I want more of him. Hopefully, he will use his sorcery to break out of the detention center and get back to Sunnydale. All in all, tastes alright, less filling TM.
I like when the filler episodes aren't just filler episodes - that is, it's mostly fun-filled filler, and there's nothing wrong with that, but we also get some story arc development. Specifically, this thing is clearly something big, and obviously has to do with the big bad evil that will eventually take us into the season finale.
In the meantime, we got some definite laughs out of this one, which is always a good thing. The car chase was fun, as was the whole Buffy-vs-Riley's-ego thing, which would definitely be a factor in their relationship. I loved seeing Giles chase Walsh down the street. They ought to put her through some of the training that the guys go through.
I loved the music used when Buffy and Riley are sparring, too. And hey, is Giles finally gonna get a new car now? And what kind of car does Riley drive? I doubt he and Buffy were cruising Sunnydale in a Humvee. And what did Giles do all day? And how come Riley didn't mention the call from Xander's neighbor who saw Giles running through her yard?
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The bad guys—The Gentlemen—are like something out of a Neil Gaiman story, with the way they float delicately through the air, their faces frozen in a horrific rictus grin. And as for the way they steal the voices of everyone in Sunnydale—in advance of embarking on a heart-removal spree—it is, to say the least, not so very nice. And all mostly silent! Still, the way The Gentlemen do their business—by making sure no one can scream before they start—could be read as a metaphor for the way evil spreads. Think about Giles, failing to finish his research into The Gentlemen because his long-distance girlfriend Olivia pulls him away.
In the twelfth episode of the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Giles begins to feel more and more left out, so the writers decide to do the most horrific and hilarious thing to him. And this episode must exist. Is he being replaced? No, of course not, but this story is about perspective. No one thought it important to tell him that Riley is one of the commandos.
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A New Man is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer , and the sixty-eighth episode overall. On Buffy's 19th birthday, Giles discovers how out of the loop he is. His dour mood shifts into a race against time when Ethan Rayne turns him into a demon. Unaware of his transformation, Buffy and Riley try to track him down while Giles tries not to disappear into the demon and reaches out to an unlikely ally to keep from being slain. Giles is transformed into a Fyarl Demon by Ethan Rayne, who cast some spell and possibly poisoned his beer to do so. According to one of Giles' books and corroborated by Spike , Fyarl demons are strong, simple-minded creatures who typically work for more powerful monsters. They can spray paralyzing mucous from their noses to create a hard shell around their victims. The only thing that can kill a Fyarl Demon is a silver weapon. Jump to: navigation , search.
Feeling useless and insecure, he bumps into Ethan Rayne, but rather that it ending in a fight, it ends with drinks in a bar. Three quick notes before we get started If you put your Email address in there and click "Submit", then confirm your subscription, you will get each review sent straight to your inbox! I can promise you that I won't send you junk mail or any of that rubbish!
Co-star James Marsden joins the fun. Watch the video. At Buffy's 19th birthday party, Giles has a realization. He is an unemployed, middle-aged man hanging around with a bunch of teenagers.
Buffy and Riley are making out on her bed, but before it gets too serious, Willow barges into the room and tells them of a demon that attacked the rec room. Armed with weapons, they go to the rec room only for Buffy to discover that it's a surprise party for her 19th birthday. At the party, Giles feels out of place, especially when Buffy introduces Riley as her boyfriend, and brags about how wonderful Professor Walsh is. Now aware that he is able to hurt and kill demons, Spike moves out of Xander 's basement.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - 4x12 "A New Man" Reaction
Willow about Buffy's surprise party : Guess you won't be killing anything tonight after all. Buffy: Don't be so sure. Anya interrupting Giles' story : I'm bored. Let's eat. Xander: Anya, we talked about this.