Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Halloween

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After the break, Buffy starts to move again, but a vamp dressed in Larry's pirate gear accosts her. Is that actually Larry? Because if so, why would he be a vamp? I don't really understand all the nuances of this spell. Maybe Ethan said something in Latin about plot holes that I couldn't translate. Buffy runs.

Giles and Willow enter Ethan's shop. They quickly discover the bust of Janus, whose eyes are glowing green now. Giles explains that he's a Roman mythical god (as opposed to all the non-mythical Roman gods) and says that he represents the division of self. "Male and female, light and dark..." Ethan's voice cuts in, "Chunky and creamy. Oh! No, sorry, that's peanut butter." Heh. Giles tells Willow to leave, which she does. In the gaffe department, we hear her open and close the door. Giles greets Ethan by name. Ethan: "Hello, Ripper." Now we're getting somewhere!

Buffy trips and falls, and VampLarry? grabs her. He leans in to bite her, but Xander comes out of nowhere and tackles him. Cordy comes running up and asks Buffy if she's okay. Upon seeing Angel, Buffy cowers in fear and tells Cordy he's a vampire. Cordy, conveniently forgetting that 18th-century Buffy doesn't have the real Buffy's memories, sighs exasperatedly and tells her that Angel is a good vampire. Angel has been standing there dumbly for about thirty seconds instead of helping Xander, but Xander manages to knock VampLarry? out. He tells Angel, "It's strange, but beating up that pirate gave me a weird sense of closure." Whatever. Willow comes rushing up, telling them they have to get inside. Spike and his widdle army appear and stride toward them. The Scoobs make for an open warehouse, Angel carrying Buffy.

In the shop, the foes face each other. Ethan: "What? No hug?" Hee. Ethan asks if Giles isn't pleased to see his "old mate," but Giles counters that he's only surprised he didn't guess Ethan was behind the "Halloween stunt." He goes on that it's "sick" and "harms the innocent." Ethan snarks that Giles is the champion of innocence, and that it's quite a little act he has going. Giles says it's who he is. Ethan: "Who you are? The Watcher? Sniveling tweed-clad guardian of the Slayer and her kin? I think not. I know who you are, Rupert, and I know what you're capable of. But they don't, do they? They have no idea where you come from." Giles tells Ethan to break the spell and leave town, and that if he does, he gets to live. Ethan starts to snark how scared he is, but Giles lightning-quickly punches him and knocks him to the ground. Didn't see that coming the first time around, but I was thrilled.

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