After his car broke down during a road trip, Xander returned home and had to live in the basement as well as pay rent while his friends, Willow Rosenberg, Buffy Summers and Daniel "Oz" Osbourne attended college. He spent over a year living in his basement before he gained enough confidence to rent an apartment. The basement also served as a temporary home for Spike before he renovated a crypt as his own home.
- A large number of demons broke in and attacked Xander and Anya because Willow magical called him a "demon magnet".
- Spike attempted suicide in Xander's shirt, but only managed to break his table.
- This was the location where Xander got killed in his dream.
- When moving out and lifting boxes, Riley revealed the fact he knew Buffy didn't love him.
- "Prophecy Girl"
- "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
- "The Harsh Light of Day"
- "Fear, Itself"
- "Something Blue"
- "A New Man"
- "The I in Team"
- "Goodbye Iowa"
- "This Year's Girl"
- "Who Are You"
- "The Replacement"