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Encyclopedia > Lessons (Buffy episode)
“Lessons”
Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 1
Guest stars Anthony Stewart Head
   (Giles)
Alex Breckenridge
   (Kit)
D.B. Woodside
   (Principal Wood)
Kali Rocha
   (Halfrek)
Written by Joss Whedon
Directed by David Solomon
Production no. 7ABB01
Original airdate 24 September 2002
Episode chronology
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"Grave" "Beneath You"
List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes

"Lessons" is the first episode of the seventh and final season of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American cult television series that initially aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buffy701. ... Anthony Stewart Head (born 20 February 1954) is an English actor who has appeared in theatre, television and films. ... Alexandra Hetherington Breckenridge (born May 15, 1982) is an American film and television actress. ... Woodside as Wayne Palmer in 24. ... Kali as the character Cecily on Buffy Kali Rocha (born December 5, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress. ... Joss Hill Whedon (born Joseph Hill Whedon[3] on June 23, 1964 in New York) is an American writer, director, executive producer, and creator of the well-known television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. ... David Solomon is a producer, director and writer best known for directing Buffy the Vampire Slayer during 2002 and 2003. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Grave is the 22nd and last episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes Beneath You is the second episode of the seventh and final season of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Chosen Collection of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 1 - 10). ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American cult television series that initially aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. ...

Contents

Plot synopsis

Summary

Dawn finds vengeful spirits in the new Sunnydale High; Giles is rehabilitating Willow in England.


Expanded overview

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The front entrance of the fully restored Sunnydale High.

Buffy is in Sunnydale training her sister on how to fight vampires. She instructs Dawn that fighting (and slaying) are about power. They discuss the fact that Sunnydale High has just reopened. Meanwhile, Willow is studying with Giles in Westbury, England. She studies magic and meditation with a coven of wiccans that Giles knows. She is learning control, but feels frightened and distraught because she "killed people". Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (951x534, 305 KB) Copyright © UPN, 20th Century Fox, and Mutant Enemy. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (951x534, 305 KB) Copyright © UPN, 20th Century Fox, and Mutant Enemy. ... Buffy Anne Summers is the eponymous fictional character in the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the television program of the same name and its numerous spin-offs, such as novels, comic books, and video games. ... Sunnydale Sunnydale, California, is the fictional suburban setting for the popular television drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of the Whedonverse productions (Buffy, Angel, Fray, etc. ... Willow Rosenberg (born either in 1980 or very early 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Rupert Giles is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Westbury may refer to: Australia Westbury, Tasmania Canada Westbury, Quebec United Kingdom Westbury, Buckinghamshire Westbury, Shropshire Westbury, Somerset Westbury, Wiltshire United States Westbury, Houston, Texas Westbury, New York Westbury High School is a public high school in Houston, Texas Westbury (UK Parliament constituency), Westbury (guitar), a make of guitar Westbury... Villains is the 20th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


Xander is working construction at the new high school which Dawn is to attend. He notes that the principal's office is right over the Hellmouth. Buffy follows Dawn into the school where she meets Principal Robin Wood. She wanders into a bathroom, where she finds a mysterious talisman. Upon seeing the talisman, she sees a dead girl who threatens her. She says she was killed by a werewolf and Buffy was unable to protect her, and that she will not be able to protect Dawn either. Alexander LaVelle Xander Harris (born 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character in the cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Hellmouth (Buffyverse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Principal Robin Wood is a recurring character on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


Anya is still in the vengeance business, and is drinking coffee with her fellow vengeance demon Halfrek. "Hallie" tells Anya that the other demons are noticing a lack of quality in her work, and that "something big is coming". Spoiler warning: Anya Christina Emmanuella Jenkins (born 860 in Sjornjost, Sweden and died 2003 in Sunnydale, California), formerly Aud and Anyanka, Patron Saint of Scorned Women, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Vengeance demons are a race of beings that appear in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Halfrek was a recurring fictional character on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

Kit and Dawn seeing dead people through the bathroom mirror.

Buffy tries to warn Dawn, but winds up only embarrassing her. Dawn then sees a similar dead student. She hurries to the bathroom where she meets Kit Holbum, who has also been seeing things. They are about to leave the bathroom when the floor caves in and they wind up in the high school basement. Willow, back in England, has had a vision. She saw "the earth's teeth" -- the Hellmouth. She tells Giles, who has taught her that everything is connected, that not everything that is connected to the earth is good. Image File history File linksMetadata Buffy701-2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buffy701-2. ...


Dawn and Kit run into another student in the basement, Carlos Trejo, who says he saw a dead janitor. They are soon confronted by the three dead people. The dead people tell them that everyone dies at Sunnydale, and they will be no different. Dawn calls Buffy on her new cell phone. Buffy descends into the basement to help Dawn, but cannot find her. Instead, she finds Spike holed up in a small room. Spike (aka William The Bloody) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ...


He has scratches around his heart which he explains as attempts to "cut it out". He is rambling incoherently, but tells Buffy that the dead students are not zombies or ghosts, but "manifest spirits" raised by a talisman. Buffy calls Xander, telling him to find and destroy the talisman. She then hears Dawn screaming, and runs to her rescue. She fights the spirits off as Xander wrestles with one to destroy the talisman. Xander breaks the talisman and the spirits disappear.


Buffy then sends Dawn, Kit, and Carlos off to class. Principal Wood is impressed that Buffy was able to convince Kit and Carlos to socialize and go to class (Saying that they are the only two students with school records as large as Buffy's had been). He offers her a job working as a counselor at the school, and she gladly accepts. She wants to be able to keep an eye on her sister, the school, the Hellmouth, and the new principal.


Spike is now huddled in a corner in his basement room. He says that he had a speech to Buffy prepared, but she would not understand. Warren Mears is seen pacing around him. He begins to give a speech about how great he is. He turns into Glory, Adam, Mayor Wilkins, Drusilla, and then The Master. These each speak to Spike about a plan to go "back to the beginning". The Master says, "It's not about right. It's not about wrong." Then he transforms into Buffy and tells Spike, "It's about power." Warren Mears is a fictional character in the U.S. television and comic book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Adam Busch. ... Glorificus, also known as Glory, The Beast, The Abomination, and That Which Cannot Be Named, is a fictional deity in the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Clare Kramer. ... Adam is a fictional cyborg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by George Hertzberg. ... For the Australian television/entertainment personality, see Richard Wilkins (TV presenter). ... Drusilla (born circa 1840 in London, England) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... The Master is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Mark Metcalf. ...


Acting

Main cast

Sarah Michelle Gellar (born April 14, 1977) is a Golden Globe-nominated, Daytime Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Buffy Anne Summers is the eponymous fictional character in the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the television program of the same name and its numerous spin-offs, such as novels, comic books, and video games. ... Nicholas Brendon (born April 12, 1971 as Nicholas Brendon Schultz in Los Angeles, California), is an actor best known for his character Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003). ... Alexander LaVelle Xander Harris (born 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character in the cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (born October 11, 1985) is an American television and film actress who is perhaps best known for her roles as Dawn Summers from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nona F. Mecklenberg in The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and Jenny in EuroTrip. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Emma Caulfield is an actress best known for her role as ex-demon Anya on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Spoiler warning: Anya Christina Emmanuella Jenkins (born 860 in Sjornjost, Sweden and died 2003 in Sunnydale, California), formerly Aud and Anyanka, Patron Saint of Scorned Women, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an American actor and musician, best known for playing the popular platinum-blond character Spike, an English of a vampire, in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. ... Spike (aka William The Bloody) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Alyson Hannigan (born Alyson Lee Hannigan on March 24, 1974) is an American actress who plays Lily Aldrin in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. ... Willow Rosenberg (born either in 1980 or very early 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

Special guest star

Anthony Stewart Head (born 20 February 1954) is an English actor who has appeared in theatre, television and films. ... Rupert Giles is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

Guest stars

D.B. Woodside (David Bryan) is a contemporary American actor, best known for his varied television roles. ... Principal Robin Wood is a recurring character on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Alexandra Hetherington Breckenridge (born May 15, 1982) is an American film and television actress. ... Kali as the character Cecily on Buffy Kali Rocha (born December 5, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress. ... Halfrek was a recurring fictional character on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

Also starring

Mark Metcalf (born March 11, 1946 in Findlay, Ohio, USA) is an American actor in both television and film. ... The Master is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Mark Metcalf. ... Juliet Landau (born March 30, 1965) is an American actress. ... Drusilla (born circa 1840 in London, England) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Harry Groener (born 10 September 1951 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is an American actor and dancer, best known for playing Mayor Wilkins in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 3). ... For the Australian television/entertainment personality, see Richard Wilkins (TV presenter). ... George Hertzberg (b. ... Adam is a fictional cyborg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by George Hertzberg. ... Clare Kramer. ... Glorificus, also known as Glory, The Beast, The Abomination, and That Which Cannot Be Named, is a fictional deity in the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Clare Kramer. ... Adam Busch (born July 6, 1978 in East Meadow, New York) is an American actor who played the recurring character Warren Mears on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Warren Mears is a fictional character in the U.S. television and comic book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Adam Busch. ... David Zepeda Quintero of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, represented his country and placed first runner-up to Australias Brett Wilson in the Manhunt International 2000 pageant, held in Singapore on September 29, 2000. ...

Writing

Arc significance

  • This is the first of multiple episodes to begin with the murder of a Potential Slayer, until their pivotal stand in "Chosen."
  • "Lessons" reintroduces The First Evil, this season's Big Bad. The First makes an initial probe of Sunnydale's mettle under Buffy's reign by tormenting Angel in the season three episode, "Amends."
  • The last new character to be introduced in the series is Principal Robin Wood, revealed as the son of former Vampire Slayer Nikki Wood. Nikki, in turn, is revealed as the second of Spike's two Slayer kills. Spike's signature leather coat is a trophy from that 1977 contest in NYC ("Fool for Love," "Lies My Parents Told Me").
  • During season six, Willow's problems with magic are depicted as simiilar to drug or alcohol addiction, where going cold turkey is perhaps the best solution. By season seven, however, magic has become an essential part of Willow's being, like water or warmth, and we are told that she will never be able to live without it. It is imperative, therefore, that Willow learn to balance her power—too little and she'll freeze or die of thirst; too much, and she'll drown or burn to a crisp. Until the very final episode, Willow struggles for this control in the face of increasing pressure from those around her to over- or under-use her powers.
  • Spike has returned to Sunnydale with his newly regained soul, but no one there knows it. Buffy struggles with her impatience of Spike's apparent madness and continues to have mixed feelings about him even after she learns he has a soul in "Beneath You."
  • The regaining of Spike's soul is key in the series finale's battle, when Buffy asks him to wear an amulet (brought by Angel in "End of Days") that can only be wielded by someone both ensouled and possessing preternatural strength.

A Slayer in the fictional Buffyverse established by Buffy and Angel, is a young female bestowed with mystical powers that originate from the heart of a pure-demon, which gives her superhuman senses, strength, speed, endurance, agility, and healing in the fight against forces of darkness. ... Chosen, the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is Episode 22 of Season 7. ... The First Evil is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Big bad is a term originally used by fans of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show to describe a major recurring adversary, usually the chief villain in a particular broadcast season. ... Amends is the tenth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Principal Robin Wood is a recurring character on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Nikki Wood is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, portrayed originally by April Weeden-Washington and later K.D. Aubert. ... Fool for Love is episode 7 of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Chosen, the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is Episode 22 of Season 7. ... Beneath You is the second episode of the seventh and final season of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... End of Days is the 21st episode of seventh and final season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer that sets everything up for the final battle. ...

Continuity

  • This episode marks Dawn's first day at Sunnydale High. The First comments to Spike, "We're going back to the beginning." The first episode of Buffy depicted the Slayer's first day at the old Sunnydale High. (This is just one of many references to the old days of Sunnydale High.)
  • When the manifest spirit student says he wants Dawn to be his girlfriend, Buffy replies, "Wrong sister. I'm the one that dates dead guys." Buffy has had relationships with two vampires -- first with Angel (seasons one through three) and then with Spike (season six). However, Dawn (unknowingly) kisses a vampire in the season six episode, "All the Way."
  • The character of Principal Wood is introduced, later to be revealed as Nikki Wood's son.
  • Having worked at Doublemeat Palace during season six, Buffy is now employed at Sunnydale High, where Principal Wood creates a counselling position for the express purpose of luring the Slayer on staff.
  • Although Spike is aware very early in season five ("Out of My Mind") that he has fallen in love with Buffy, during season six their violent relationship intensifies and becomes overtly sexual ("Smashed"). Buffy eventually breaks it off ("As You Were") and, not long after, a desperate Spike nearly rapes her in a misguided attempt to force the Slayer to resume their affair ("Seeing Red"). Spike's ultimate bid to win Buffy's love is his effort to regain his soul through a series of deadly trials in darkest Africa ("Two to Go," "Grave"). As season seven progresses, Spike and Buffy forge a true partnership as they gradually come to trust that each will be there for the other ("Showtime," "Touched").
The First Evil, in the likeness of Drusilla, comforts an unstable Spike.
  • The six villains Spike sees in succession each represent the Big Bad of a previous season of Buffy, beginning with season six and moving backward. The entity impersonating them is The First Evil, originally encountered tormenting Angel in the season three episode, "Amends." The First evil is able to take Buffy's likeness because the Slayer has actually died twice, once (for a few minutes) in the season one finale, "Prophecy Girl," before being revived with CPR by Xander, and again (for several months) in the season five finale, "The Gift," before being ritually summoned back by Willow at the start of season six ("Bargaining, Part One"). Likewise, The First can assume the likenesses of undead (i.e., dead) vampires such as Drusilla.

Welcome to the Hellmouth (Welcome for short) is the very first episode of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes Tabula Rasa is the eighth episode in season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Smashed is the 9th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Wrecked is the ? of season ? of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Villains is the 20th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Two to Go is the 21st episode of season 6 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Grave is the 22nd and last episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... All the Way is the sixth episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Nikki Wood is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, portrayed originally by April Weeden-Washington and later K.D. Aubert. ... Doublemeat Palace is the 12th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Out of My Mind is the fourth episode of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Smashed is the 9th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... As You Were is the fifteenth episode of season 6 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Seeing Red is episode 19 of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Two to Go is the ? episode of season 6 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Grave is the 22nd and last episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Showtime is an episode of the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Touched is the 20th episode of the seventh and final season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which Buffy finds the key to victory and almost everybody ends up in bed. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buffy701-3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buffy701-3. ... Big bad is a term originally used by fans of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show to describe a major recurring adversary, usually the chief villain in a particular broadcast season. ... The First Evil is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Angel (born 1727 in Galway, Ireland) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Amends is the tenth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Prophecy Girl, the first season finale, is the twelfth episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Gift is Episode 22 in Season 5 of the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Bargaining, Part One is the Season 6 opener of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

Quotes

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
[Buffy asking what the manifest spirits want.]
Buffy: [C'mon what are you after, fear, revenge, (gesturing to her head) tasty brains?]
[Dawn comments on the supernatural strength that vampires inherit.]
Dawn: He might not know those fancy martial art skills they inevitably seem to pick up.
[Giles admits the one thing he doesn't know anything about.]
Giles: Synchronized swimming. Complete mystery to me.
[Buffy teaches Xander how to make cereal.]
Buffy: Ah, you put the box near the milk. I saw it on the food channel.
[Buffy gets cold feet about leaving Dawn at Sunnydale High.]
Buffy: You know, you could still drop out. Only nerds finish high school.
[Xander sees big bucks when coming across the bathroom floor caved in.]
Xander: Whoa. Contracty goodness.
Warren [re: Buffy]: She's a girl! With sugar, and spice, and everything ... useless. Unless you're baking.
Buffy will use a similar metaphor in the final episode of the series.

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Cultural references

  • Dumbledore: Willow remarks how confused she is that Giles is teaching her magic, like the fictional wizard character. Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the school Harry Potter attends, in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books and movies.
  • Food channel: Buffy jokes where she learned how to make cereal. Correctly called The Food Network, the cable television channel air food centric programs, such as Emeril Live.

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (born ca. ... In the wizarding world, a parallel universe developed by J.K. Rowling and presented in her best-selling Harry Potter series, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a school of magic for witches and wizards between the ages of eleven and seventeen. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Joanne Rowling OBE (born July 31, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire), commonly known as J.K. Rowling (pronunciation: roll-ing; her former students used to joke with her name calling her the Rolling Stone), is a British fiction writer. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Emeril Live is a program on Food Network hosted by Emeril Lagasse. ... Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... The Twilight Zone title. ... To Serve Man is a science fiction short story originally written by Damon Knight, later adapted for use as a Twilight Zone episode. ...

Production details

Music

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Quotes and trivia

  • Kali Rocha filmed all of her scenes for this season in one day, including those in "Selfless".
  • The scenes that are marked as taking place in Westbury were actually shot at Anthony Stewart Head's house in Somerset, England. He owns the horse seen in the episode, and it is named "Otto".
  • Willow's mentor in England, Ms. Harkness, is named after the Marvel character, Agatha Harkness, who is also a witch.
  • This show marks the first time Buffy is seen using a cell phone. However, it leads to a wardrobing goof as the pants Buffy is wearing and slips the cell phone into do not have a back pocket.
  • This is one of only two known episodes in the entire series where you can briefly see one of Sarah's real life tattoos (the other known sighting being the previous episode "Grave" when Buffy and Dawn are crawling out of a grave at the end of the episode). In the first act of "Lessons" when Buffy & Xander are discussing Sunnydale High School, you can see the Chinese symbol for hope or luck on her left hip (but not later in the episode).
  • When Halfrek is discussing Anya's demon days, she remarks "Remember Mrs. Czolgosz?" This is in reference to Anya (as Anyanka) forcing an unfaithful man to "fall in love with President McKinley". Leon Czolgosz assassinated President McKinley. In actuality, however, Czolgosz was unmarried and childless.
  • During the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences panel discussion that occurred between seasons six and seven, Michelle Trachtenberg teased Joss Whedon about Dawn wearing black and heels in season seven, in reference to the pastels/bright colors and sneakers that Dawn had worn the past two years. In this episode -- the first episode of the seventh season -- Dawn wears both black and heels.
  • The first and last lines of the episode are "It's about power". Both these lines are spoken by Buffy (albeit the second time is 'The First' who looks like Buffy).

Kali as the character Cecily on Buffy Kali Rocha (born December 5, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress. ... Selfless is the fifth episode of the seventh and final season of television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Anthony Stewart Head (born 20 February 1954) is an English actor who has appeared in theatre, television and films. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... Agatha Harkness is a fictional character, a powerful witch in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Grave is the 22nd and last episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Photograph of Leon Czolgosz. ... The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) is the organization which awards the Emmys. ...

Translations

  • French title: "Rédemption" ("Redemption")
  • German title: "Alles auf Anfang" ("Back to the Roots"/"Reset")
  • Italian title: On TV "La consulente" ("The consultant" (a female one)) or, on DVD, "Lezioni" ("Lessons")
  • Spanish title: "Lecciones" ("Lessons")
  • Turkish title: "Dersler" ("Lessons")

Technical goofs

  • The First (as Drusilla) touches and moves Spike's hair, However it is made clear later in the season that The First is not corporeal, which means it is unable to physically touch anything.

Timing

  • Stories that take place around the same time in the Buffyverse:
Location, time
(if known)
Buffyverse: Fall 2002 - December 2002
(non-canon = italic)
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.01 Lessons
Mexico, 2002 Buffy/Angel book: Seven Crows
L.A., 2002 A4.01 Deep Down
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.02 Beneath You
L.A., 2002 A4.02 Ground State
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.03 Same Time, Same Place
Sunnydale, 2002 Buffy book: Apocalypse Memories
L.A., Las Vegas, 2002 A4.03 The House Always Wins
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.04 Help
L.A., 2002 Angel book: Dark Mirror
Sunnydale, 2002 Buffy book: Mortal Fear
Sunnydale, 2002 Buffy book: Spark and Burn
Sunnydale, L.A., 2002 Buffy/Angel book: Heat
L.A., 2002 A4.04 Slouching Toward Bethlehem
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.05 Selfless
L.A., 2002 A4.05 Supersymmetry
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.06 Him
L.A., 2002 Angel book: Solitary Man
L.A., 2002 A4.06 Spin the Bottle
L.A., 2002 Angel book: Love and Death
L.A., 2002 Angel book: Monolith
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.07 Conversations with Dead People
L.A., 2002 A4.07 Apocalypse, Nowish
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.08 Sleeper
L.A., 2002 A4.08 Habeas Corpses
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.09 Never Leave Me
L.A., 2002 A4.09 Long Day's Journey
Sunnydale, 2002 B7.10 Bring on the Night
Unknown, 2002 Tales of the Vampires: Stacey
New York, 2002 Tales of the Vampires: Spot the Vampire
Unknown 2002 Tales of the Vampires: Taking Care of Business
L.A., 2002 A4.10 Awakening

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Episode List - Season 7 - BuffyGuide.com (746 words)
Buffy chats with a former classmate and current vampire, Dawn is visited by Joyce, and Willow is visited by an imposter pretending to have a message from Tara.
Buffy and Spike establish a boot camp to prepare the potential slayers for combat with the First, while a spell from Willow reveals another potential living in Sunnydale.
Buffy accepts a dinner invitation from Principal Wood, who reveals that he's a former Slayer's son; Anya is jealous when Xander has a date (who, as usual, turns out to be a demon).
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