Rupert Giles
The Watcher

Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles

I am quite fond of Giles as Buffy's Watcher, especially after learning about his questionable past in The Dark Age. Hopefuly he'll find a new love interest in the new season.

Rupert "The G-Man" Giles

Giles is Buffy's Watcher, a sacred role. The Watcher trains the Slayer for her duty, and researches prophecies and supernatural phenomena to help the Slayer in her role. Giles is the librarian at Sunnydale High School, a job for which he is extremely over qualified but was necessary as a cover so that he could be avaiable to Buffy at any time. Giles is British, and is known for his limited understanding of North American (or any contemporary) culture. He breifly dated Jenny Calendar, the school's computer teacher, but their relationship was rocky, due to his actions leading her to be posessed by the demon Eghoyan and her deception with regards to being a Gypsy sent to watch over Angel. They seemed to be about to reconcile when Jenny was killed by Angelus and left dead on Giles' bed as part of arguably the cruelest scenerio Angelus has set up so far. Giles is a mentor and father figure for Buffy and the Slayerettes.

Episodes Featuring Giles
Giles is a regular character, and as such is in every episode. Listed below are episodes which feature his character specifically, or in which significant character development occurs.
(All transcripts generously provided by AleXander)

Season Two
1. The Dark Age: Giles must face the dark part of his past when a demon he helped to summon returns and begins killing his old friends.
2. Passion: Giles and Jenny begin to reconcile, but Jenny's need to compensate for her previous deception threatens Angelus and leads to tragedy.

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